RAD Rides – All Mountain Tours
All Mountain Gravity riding is not just reserved for the Northern Hemisphere. Southern Africa has a few hidden gems too. Lesotho in particular, with it’s vast mountain range, elevation and rugged terrain is the ideal location for our RAD Ride tours. We love Lesotho, for its people and for its terrain! The riding here caters to the more adventurous rider – be they expedition altitude challengers or All Mountain adrenalin seekers. Over the years we’ve pieced together some incredible trails, creating a wide variety of riding for all types of adventurers.
As the South African MTB market grows, so do the skills and expectations of the riders. Now, with the ever increasing demand for All Mountain riding and the expansion of Enduro riders, we’ve created a product for the market… introducing the RAD Rides – All Mountain tours.
Check out some of the footage from previous rides…
WHEN: 13th – 15th February 2015 (with the night of the 12th included)
The next planned RAD Ride 13th-15th November 2015
Arrive at Sani Lodge Backpackers Thursday afternoon/evening (12th Feb). Settle in for the evening with dinner and a few drinks before an early start the next day.
Day 1: Friday 13th : Black Mountain to Molumong
Depart early from Sani Lodge Backpackers to shuttle up Sani Pass and into Lesotho. The ride starts from the top of Black Mountain, approx 20kms inland from the border post, following a trail along the ridge to the Wool Shed before dropping down a myriad of trails all the way to Molumong, a rustic backpackers and our destination for the weekend.
Day 2: Saturday 14th: Molumong and surrounds
Using Molumong as our base, we’ll explore the surrounding trails and runs in the area. The options here are endless as are the lines on each run. With the help of the Mothership we’ll be doing some of them more than once. Lunch will be somewhere on the trail followed by a braai and a few Maluti’s at Molumong in the evening.
Day 3: Sunday 15th: Molumong to The Ultimate
Depart from Molumong by bike, following some superb trails leading down into the Valley where the team will be met by the Mothership and shuttled back up and out the Valley! We’ll get as close to the start of The Ultimate run before offloading and riding a few kms up to the actual start. The view up here is mind blowing and the run to come is one continuous and awesome trail back down into another Valley, finishing at the Senqu river. Once again we’ll be met by the Mothership. After a refreshing dip in the river we’ll enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch before heading back towards Sani Pass. It is of course mandatory to ride down Sani before we all pack up our vehicles and head for home.
Cost: R3600 per person – this includes all meals from start to finish, 3 nights accommodation, support guides, support & shuttle vehicles. It does not include alcohol or expenses of a personal nature.
It is essential that you have up to date medical insurance. Due to the remoteness of Lesotho, any medical evacuations are complex.
The minimum number to run this tour is 10 and maximum 15.
– R1500 deposit to secure booking
– Remainder of payment due 30 days before tour.
All payments will be refunded if the tour is cancelled by us.