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 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. SHREDLY founder and owner Ashley Rankin, as well as World Ride Director and founder Julie Cornelius will both be joining on this trip. 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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2022 Lesotho Trip Dates 

August 18-27, 2022

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

 

Price – $2095

$500 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.

Please see our 2021 Trip FAQs- COVID Info page for details. The remainder of the cost of the trip is due 30 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.

Invite your friends to join you as well!

Day 1
Thu: Arrival at Maseru Central (20min drive from airport). 
Accommodation at Kick 4 Life Hotel. 

Day 2

Fri: Bike setup at Lesotho Bike hangar in Maseru, test ride and meet the bike shop team and the female bike guide(s) followed by MTB ride from Maseru to Roma (approx. 40km). 
Accommodation at Grace Lodge.

Day 3

Sat: Local MTB ride (25 – 40km) in the morning and Pump Track Training and skills session with the club (focus on girls and female club leaders) in the afternoon. 
Accommodation at Grace Lodge.

Day 4

Sun: Local MTB ride (15 – 25km) in the morning and Pump Track Race Day with timing system and all club riders in the afternoon. 
Accommodation at Grace Lodge.

Day 5

Mon: 55km MTB ride to Morija. Post-ride: Visit the only Museum of the country. Relax and enjoy the scenic views from the accommodations for the evening followed by pizza at a local restaurant.

 

Accommodation at Morija Lodge.

 

Day 6
Tue: 45km Morija MTB Loop. Post-ride: Short hike to dinosaur footprints in the afternoon.

Accommodation at Morija Lodge.

Day 7

Wed: Transfer to Semonkong (2h), followed by scenic MTB loop (tarred road + gravel road mix) (optional recommended adventure in Semonkong: longest commercial abseil in the world)

Accommodation at Semonkong Lodge. 


Day 8

Thu: Semonkong Queen MTB Loop (55km off-road with tough single track at altitude) ending with visit of picturesque Maletsunyane Waterfall and scenic views of the Canyon

Accommodation at Semonkong Lodge. 

Day 9

Fri: Semonkong Traditional Basotho Blanket Tour (1h) followed by MTB River meander Loop (30km) and bike boxing in the afternoon

Accommodation at Semonkong Lodge. 

Day 10

Sat: Airport transfer & departure (2h drive to airport)

*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