Day 2: Up Sani Pass into the Eastern Highlands
Stats: 30 km, ascent 1000m, descent 1200m (These are for riders who choose to drive up Sani Pass)
Depart early from Sani Lodge Backpackers, driving up Sani Pass and Black Mountain (3200m) for the first exposure to Lesotho’s rugged mountains and steep valleys.
On arriving at our base for the tour, we’ll grab a quick lunch and gear up for the Woolshed ride. We’ll leave the backpackers and make our way on rough roads towards the Mafisoaneng Pass, climb the pass and then a pony trail to the ridge which is the start of the Super Woolshed descent. It’s sure to be one of the most fun flowy descents ever, down to Jawbone shebeen, our usual rest spot before riding the road back. A perfect introduction to Lesotho trail riding.
For anyone interested (and foolish) in riding up Sani Pass, it can be arranged. They will need to make a very early start so as not to delay the Woolshed ride.