Mountain Bike Trip to Lesotho

In partnership with SHREDLY

Trip participants will get $150 in SHREDLY bucks to use on anything you would like to bring with you on the trip.

Experience the beauty and culture of Lesotho

Trip Overview

This 10 Day Mountain Bike trip to Lesotho is designed to show you some of the highlights of what this beautiful African country has to offer! On this trip, we will spend time riding the best trails in the country, riding with the local women, and experiencing the first Pump for Peace pump tracks. This will be our kick off trip to Lesotho and we will have a female guide-in-training as part of our trip. 

We are very excited to partner with SHREDLY to offer this opportunity to visit Lesotho! SHREDLY has been a long time supporter of World Ride and we could not be more thrilled to have them join us on our first trip to beautiful Lesotho. Thank you for joining us on this once-in-a-lifetime experience that will help to provide the opportunity for women in Lesotho to experience the sport of mountain biking! 

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2023 Lesotho Trip Dates 

March 23-April 1, 2023

Don’t see a date that works for you? Contact us for custom trip dates!

 

Price – $2095

$300 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot

*Deposits are non-refundable and can be put toward any other World Ride trip in the future.

The remainder of the cost of the trip is due 60 days prior to the start of the trip and can be made in payments. Trips require a minimum of 4 people in order to run.

We can make any trip a private group trip for an additional $250/per person. Please reach out to julie@world-ride.com to book a private trip. 

Fundraise for your trip! We can set up a personalized fundraising page for you. We offer $100 off your trip costs for every $1000 that you raise, up to the cost of the trip. 

Invite your friends to join you as well!

Day 1
Thu: Arrival Maseru, Bike setup at Lesotho Bike Hangar, meeting of crew and introductions. *Note: We will have a shuttle to and from Johannesburg if you prefer to fly in and out of there. The shuttle is an additional $125 per person round trip and will depart in the early AM on Day 1 of the trip. Please make sure your flight arrives by 7am on that morning. 

Accommodation at Kick 4 Life Hotel. 

Day 2

Fri: Our first day on the bikes will be a ride to Roma via Thaba Bosiu the historic mountain fortress of Lesotho. (Approximately 40km ride)

Accommodation at Grace Lodge (with pool and scenic views!)

Day 3

Sat: We will start the day with a local MTB ride (25 – 40km) in the morning and then the Monthly Pump Track League Competition on the Roma Pump Track and skills session with the club in the afternoon. 

Accommodation at Grace Lodge.

Day 4

Sun: After our fun day at the pump track, we will head out on our mountain bikes to do the Roma Amphitheater ride. Get ready for some incredible scenery along the way as we take in the spectacular mountains of Lesotho. 

Accommodation at Grace Lodge.

Day 5

Mon: Today, we will do a 55km MTB ride to Morija through more incredible scenery. After the ride, we have the option to visit the only museum that is in Lesotho. We will then take some time to relax and enjoy the scenic views from the accommodations for the evening, followed by delicious pizza at a local restaurant.

Accommodation at Morija Lodge.

Day 6
Tue: Today we will set out for a longer ride that takes us from Morija to Malealea- the mountain bike hot spot of Lesotho. Along the way, we will ride through the royal village of Matsieng. 

Accommodation at Malealea Lodge.

Day 7

Wed: Today you can choose your own adventure, with three ride options depending on how tired you are from the previous day. We will ride around the Malealea area and get to see rock pools and waterfalls along the way. 

Accommodation at Malealea Lodge. 


Day 8

Thu: We will take on another longer day to Ramabanta and stay at one of the most scenic lodges in the whole country. (approximately 65km)

Accommodation at Ramabanta Trading Post Lodge. 

Day 9

Fri: We will transfer in the morning to Semonkong and ride to the scenic Maletsunyane Gorge and Waterfall, capping off an amazing adventure in Lesotho. 

Accommodation at Semonkong Lodge. 

Day 10

Sat: We will have a relaxing morning and optional Basotho Blanket Tour. We will then transfer to the airport for departure (2h drive to airport). *Note: We will again have a shuttle departing to Johannesburg and arriving late afternoon. 

*Itinerary is subject to change.

 

  • $150 SHREDLY Bucks
  • Double occupancy at comfortable accommodations
  • All transportation to and from hotels
  • Airport transfers on the arrival and departure days
  • Professional local guides that know the trails and have an excellent knowledge of the local culture and traditions.
  • Support on the trails with a shuttle vehicle.

Meals and guide gratuity are not included. Cost does not include airfare, souvenirs, alcoholic beverages, travel insurance or rental bike.

Rental bikes are very limited. For this trip, we highly recommend that you bring your own bike! We have a lot of experience traveling with bikes, so please let us know any questions you might have. This trip is on technically challenging trails at high elevations, and we highly recommend a full suspension bike.

Anything you need for your own bike (if bringing)

  • Derailleur hanger
  • Extra brake pads
  • Any special bike tools (Multitool, mini pump, spare tube)

Bike gear

  • Helmet 
  • Sunglasses 
  • Buff/scarf
  • Pack (at least 15L in size to carry layers and capacity of 3L of water)
  • Bike shoes
  • Gloves
  • -3-4 pairs of bikes shorts or more depending on preference. 
  • -3-4 jerseys
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve base layer
  • Waterproof rain jacket

Other gear

  • Warm jacket (nights can be chilly)
  • Either a bike light or a headlamp
  • Other clothing for after ride
  • Comfortable shoes to hike and walk around in
  • Clothes to sleep in
  • Swimsuit 
  • Any medication you might need
  • Toothbrush and other necessities
  • Sunscreen

Personal items

  • Passport
  • COVID-19 Vaccination card
  • Proof of travel insurance if you purchased it
  • Credit and debit cards
  • A small amount of cash to travel with (USD)
  • Camera (or just your cell phone)
  • Cell phone (plenty of wifi along the way)
  • USB Battery pack (optional- there are outlets in all of the hotels)
  • Electronics cords and chargers
  • Power adapter (Lesotho uses 220v and outlet type M)

Misc

  • Any extra mountain bike gear you might be able to bring or collect and donate for the ladies over there 🙂

Download our Lesotho Information Guide for a more detailed trip overview