Lesotho is a tiny landlocked country high up in the Drakensberg and Maluti Mountains (altitude 1800m – 3400m). What it lacks in overall size, it makes up for in sheer vastness and ruggedness. Rough dirt roads and natural trails makes it ideal for mountain biking. The Highlands Adventure is for regular mountain bikers wanting challenging riding with a touch of a cultural experience in a compact tour.
DETAILS OF THE TYPICAL OR STANDARD LESOTHO HIGHLANDS ADVENTURE
|START/FINISH||Afriski to Semonkong|
|TOUR GRADE||4: CHALLENGING
This ride is for regular mountain bikers, who have a good level of fitness. Routes include frequent moderate to difficult technical sections.
|BEST TIME OF THE YEAR||SEPTEMBER – APRIL|
|ADDITIONAL OPTIONS||Donkey Pub Crawl; Take a ride on a donkey from Semonkong Lodge into the village and ride from shebeen to shebeen tasting the local brew at each. This can be done on the last day of the ride provided the group arrives before 15h00.
Abseil Maletsunyane Falls: This is the highest commercial abseil in the world requiring training before attempting the 200m plus descent next to the falls into the Maletsunyane Valley. This can be arranged provided the entire group are happy to extend the tour by a day.
|BICYCLE HIRE||Detour Trails can facilitate bicycle hire, but as this is a ride for the more serious, we recommend that riders bring their own bikes as they will be more comfortable on them.|