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 this little country ideal for mountain biking. The Trans Lesotho Experience is for not so regular mountain bikers who wish to take on the challenge of riding right across the country in a leisurely manner.
DETAILS OF THE TYPICAL OR STANDARD TRANS LESOTHO EXPERIENCE
|BEST TIME OF THE YEAR
|September – April
|3/4: MODERATE TO CHALLENGING
For regular mountain bikers who have a good level of fitness. Routes with some moderate to difficult technical sections.
|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.
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 for the rest day.
|Detour Trails can arrange bike hire, but encourage riders who own suitable bikes to bring their own, as they will be more comfortable on them. Hire details are supplied on request.