WHO SHOULD CONSIDER THIS TRAIL – If you enjoy fast, natural single track and technical challenges the Lesotho Mega Enduro should be on your bucket list. Experience the Basotho culture and enjoy a weekend of rad riding with friends and like-minded riders. Over four days of riding, riders will be presented with more epic trails than their bodies will allow them to do and to save energy, we will shuttle assist everywhere possible.

Think of Africa’s version of Trans Provence or Andes Pacifico and you’ll have a good idea of what’s in store

DETAILS OF THE TYPICAL OR STANDARD LESOTHO MEGA ENDURO

START/FINISH  Molumong lodge (Pick up from Sani Backpackers & KSI available)
HOW TO BOOK Email: info@detourtrails.co.za
DATES 22 – 25 Sep 2017
INCLUDED
  • 3 days of riding
  • Access to trails
  • Meals as per Itinerary (3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners)
  • Basic trail snacks
  • Support riders & hostess
  • Shuttle vehicle & driver for all riding days
  • Transfers from Sani Lodge and return
  • Paramedic on standby
NOT INCLUDED
  • Compulsory emergency evacuation insurance
  • Personal beverages
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Meals from restaurants, shebeens & while travelling

 

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Day 1:Friday 22nd September

Meet at Sani Lodge Backpackers at 10h00

Park cars, register, load bikes and kit into transfer vehicles

First transfer vehicles depart 11h00 for drive up Sani Pass into Lesotho.

Arrive at the Mega Enduro Base Camp by 14h00, check into tented village, have late lunch and prepare bikes

Event briefing

Leave in groups for an afternoon ride

Evening braai and beer

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Day 2: Saturday 23rd September

After breakfast the first shuttle shift will leave at 9h00

Based around here, there is a long morning of Enduro Runs from Thaba Phafane with shuttle transfer between.

A minimum of FIVE runs will be done

Lunch will be out on the trail

Riders will return to Base Camp by mid-afternoon for rest and beers before dinner

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Day 3:Sunday 24th September

After breakfast the first group will leave for Super Breakfast Run by 9h00, followed by each group in 15 minute intervals

After this first run, there is a hike-a-bike to the waiting shuttles which will transfer the groups up Thaba-li-Mpe as far as possible to the access of the first Enduro Run.

Some of the runs include:

  • Roadside
  • Powerline
  • Neko Mulally
  • The Ultimate

Lunch will be out on the trail

Riders will be transferred to Base Camp by mid-afternoon for rest and beers before dinner

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Day 4: Monday 25th September

After a leisurely breakfast, riders will pack their kit into the vehicles before setting off to the top of the Super Breakfast Run

By the time the riders are out of the valley, the vehicles will be there to load up for the drive to the top of Sani Pass

On having checked out at the Lesotho border post, the riders take on the last run which is the pass itself down to the SA border

Once checked back into SA riders can either wait for the transfer vehicles or continue riding to their cars at Sani Lodge

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ENTRY OPTIONS AND COSTS

OPTION 1 (SOLD OUT)

FULL PACKAGE IN SAFARI TENTS (COST R 5000 with SINGLE SUPPLEMENT if you want your OWN TENT of R 1000)

This package includes 3 nights of accommodation sharing in Safari Tents with stretchers, mattresses & duvets as well as transfers to and from Sani backpackers.

AIRPORT PICK UP/DROP OFF (OPTIONAL EXTRA) R1200

This optional extra includes Pick up from King Shaka International at 2pm on Thursday 21 Sep 2017, transfer to Sani Backpackers, accommodation for the night, dinner & breakfast and transfers back to King Shaka by 6pm on Monday 25 Sep 2017

OPTION 2

DRIVE YOURSELF IN SAFARI TENTS (COST R 4400 with SINGLE SUPPLEMENT FOR if you want your OWN TENT of R 1000)

This package includes 3 nights of accommodation sharing in Safari Tents with stretchers, mattresses & duvets but riders need to drive themselves to basecamp

OPTION 3

DRIVE YOURSELF AND BRING YOUR OWN TENT (COST R 3800)

This package excludes travel to and from Base Camp in Lesotho and a tent

WHAT’S IN

  • 3 days of riding
  • Access to trails
  • Meals as per Itinerary (3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners)
  • Basic trail snacks
  • Support riders & hostess
  • Shuttle vehicle & driver for all riding days
  • Transfers from Sani Lodge and return
  • Paramedic on standby

WHAT’S OUT

  • Compulsory emergency evacuation insurance
  • Personal beverages
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Meals from restaurants, shebeens & while travelling
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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 4 reviews
September 26, 2017

Probably the most amazing event in* South Africa. I will be doing this every year it is run! If you like very natural unmanicured trails with breathtaking (for many reasons) scenery then this is for you!

September 27, 2017

Hey Rohan and team, thanks for a memorable 4 days of riding. This is the real deal; natural trails, brilliant food all in excellent company.

The riding is just out of this world, from viewing the days run from a distance to the 4×4 shuttle as far as it could take us, then the pedal, hike a bike,slog to the crest of the trail start then finally to bulleting down natures carved tracks. It was insane.

Lestho is an amazing place to ride, the memories are etched forever, definetly be back for more.

September 27, 2017

Howzit Rohan and team,
No more boring 3 day stage events or bike parks for me! Detour Trails has inspired me with raw, un-manicured, multi-line option trails and the challenge to develop my skills & be faster over crazy terrain. What a pleasure to share this incredible event and trail with only 20 riders. Organization, logistics, food, facilities, meeting good people plus the vibe & fun factor, was special. Best money I ever spent, best 3 days of MTB’ing and the sweetest, longest downhill enduro trails I have ever ridden. Highly recommended. I’m in for 2018.
Thanks to all.

September 28, 2017

Wonderful trip in a beautiful place, and a perfect organisation.
It was a life trip to go there with really quality trails. The stages were technical, long and fast, very different from one day to another. As Lesotho has an endless network of trails, Lesotho Mega Enduro might become the reference of Enduro stage races in the future. I will not hesitate to do it again.

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