Awesome Gauteng Motorcycle Route - Johannesburg / Parys.

15 January 2012.

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Great route offering tar and/or gravel roads roughly 280km round trip to one of the best restaurants to be had anywhere . . .

Two awesome routes to Parys - one on gravel and the other on tar using the secondary roads through the West Rand mines and the farming communities of South Western Gauteng.

Riding Tip. Your stopping distance should never exceed your sight distance.

A road like this can be travelled at very high speeds but you don't know what lurks in the trees e.g. stray animals or pedestrians can wonder into your path faster than you can say "Oh, *^&%$#^" - you will not have the traction to stop and swerving will take you into the trees.

Once in Parys consider eating at "Feast" opposite the Spar in the main street. Feast has to be one of the best restaurants anywhere catering with flair and style for every culinary persuasion including vegan. They also have a great range of preserves on sale to take home after your ride (never forget the folk at home!)

The tar road R500 to Parys is a great ride. The surface is in good condition with few heavy trucks or buses.


Baragaweth Airfield on the dirt route has this awesome Harvard on display outside the terminal building

Tar route on the west and gravel on the East - or make it a round trip about 280 km in total from Randburg. Note that there are no fuel stations except on the N12 and in Parys.

To access the dirt road (waypoint parysdirt1) exit left off the Moroka Bypass N12 at the intersection with the R558 travelling past Lenz Military Camp.

To access the tar road (waypoint parystar1) exit left off the Moroka Bypass N12 at Glenharvie turn off.


Parys dirt and Parys tar (mainly R500) - Two roads to Parys both of them great weekend rides.
Click here to download the Garmin file
Click here to download waypoints only (txt file)

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