This is a great leg for riders who like the downhill but, alas, for every downhill, there is an uphill and riders have a steep climb up past the 3 Guardsmen on the left. The Klehini Valley begins on the right and affords some beautiful views. A long winding downhill through the mountains descends rapidly into the trees and ends with a final climb up to Checkpoint 6.
Parking is allowed after the checkpoint but the road is very narrow. Checkpoint 6 is at the top of a hill on a corner. You may need to walk a long way to get back to the checkpoint once you’ve parked.