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Here is a link to Ponderosa short course:- URL

Here is a link to Ponderosa long course:- URL

Here is a large PDF format map :- ponderosa_map

Ponderosa, is a beast, whichever way you look at her she is a beast. Just to get to the start of the climb you have 200m of gentle altitude again over 17km. The main climb is steep, you gain 300m in 7 km but all this work is worth it, the next 20kms are super fast, there are some technical bits in the woods but basically you are flying down wide open trails in beautiful country. You have dropped 650m  by the time you get to Banya.

The short course saves you a bit of time but not much effort but if you are short on time it is worth cutting back at Bachevo. The long course gives you the views, the buzz and a huge sense of achievement! Ponderosa is only 54km but they are tough and fun!