10-Day Mountain Bike Trip to Lesotho

Join SHREDLY and World Ride for an unforgettable experience that will expand your horizons and make your mountain bike community global.

March 23 - April 1, 2023
Lesotho

SHREDLY + World Ride Trip to Lesotho

March 23 - April 1, 2023 | Lesotho,

 

In partnership with World Ride, this 10-day mountain bike trip is designed to showcase what beautiful Lesotho has to offer, opportunities to experience the region's bike culture, and connect with local women mountain bikers. On the trip you will get to explore the area's best trails with incredibly picturesque landscapes, diverse terrain, local history, and experience the first Pump for Peace pump track.

A portion of your trip fee will go to helping women in Lesotho build careers as MTB guides (there will be two guides-in-training on this trip); organizing weekly group rides for women in Lesotho; and helping build a bike library for women to "check-out" a bike and experience the sport.

 

Fitness level:  ● ● ● ○ ○

Skill level:  ● ● ● ○ ○

This trip is co-ed and open to everyone! Invite your partner, spouse, and friends!

What is World Ride?


World Ride trip to Nepal

We are very excited to partner with World Ride to offer this opportunity to visit Lesotho! World Ride is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that works to empower women globally through mountain biking. They have established programs around the world where they work with local women to create bike libraries, assist women with leadership and guide training, and support women with their race goals.

As part of World Ride's mission to support the empowerment of women globally through growing women's mountain biking in Nepal, Guatemala, Peru and Lesotho, a portion of this trip will go to MTB guide career development for women in Lesotho along with creating a bike library and the organization of group rides.

World Ride Director and Founder Julie Cornelius and SHREDLY Founder and Owner Ashley Rankin will both be joining the trip. This once-in-a-lifetime experience will help provide the opportunity for women in Lesotho to experience the sport of mountain biking!

Itinerary + What's Included


While a final and more detailed trip schedule will be distributed to registered participants, below provides a general view of what you can expect.

Day 1
Arrive at Maseru Central (20 minute drive from airport).
Accommodations: Kick 4 Life Hotel.

Day 2

Bike setup at Lesotho Bike Hangar in Maseru. Test ride and meet the bike shop team and the female bike guide(s) followed by mountain bike ride from Maseru to Roma (approx. 40 km).
Accommodations: Grace Lodge.

Day 3

Local mountain bike ride (25 – 40 km) in the morning and pump track training and skills session with the Pump for Peace club (focus on girls and female club leaders) in the afternoon.
Accommodations: Grace Lodge.

Day 4

Local mountain bike ride (15 – 25km) in the morning and pump track race day with all club riders in the afternoon.
Accommodations: Grace Lodge.

Day 5

Mountain bike ride to Morija (55 km) in the morning. Post-ride: visit the country's only museum. Then relax and enjoy the scenic views from the accommodations for the evening followed by pizza at a local restaurant.
Accommodations: Morija Lodge.

Day 6
Morija MTB Loop (45 km ). Post-ride: short hike to view dinosaur footprints in the afternoon.
Accommodations: Morija Lodge.

Day 7
Transfer to Semonkong (2 hours), followed by scenic mountain bike loop (tarred road + gravel road mix). Optional recommended adventure in Semonkong: longest commercial abseil in the world.
Accommodations: Semonkong Lodge.

Day 8
Semonkong Queen MTB Loop (55 km off-road with challenging singletrack at altitude) ending with visit of picturesque Maletsunyane Waterfall and scenic views of the Canyon.
Accommodations: Semonkong Lodge.

Day 9

Semonkong traditional Basotho blanket tour (1 hour) followed by MTB river meander loop (30 km) and bike boxing in the afternoon.
Accommodations: Semonkong Lodge.

Day 10

Airport transfer and departure (2 hour drive to airport).

*Itinerary is subject to change.

 

Anything you need for your own bike (if bringing)

  • Derailleur hanger
  • Extra brake pads
  • Any special bike tools (multitool, mini pump, spare tube)

Bike gear

  • Helmet
  • Sunglasses
  • Buff/scarf
  • Pack (at least 15L in size to carry layers and capacity of 3L of water)
  • Bike shoes
  • Gloves
  • 3-4 pairs of bikes shorts or more depending on preference
  • 4-8 chamois (there are 8 rides in total and all vary in length)
  • 3-4 jerseys or more depending on preference
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve base layer
  • Waterproof rain jacket

Other gear

  • Warm jacket (nights can be chilly)
  • Other clothing for post rides/dinners
  • Comfortable shoes to hike and walk around in
  • Clothes to sleep in
  • Swimsuit
  • Any medication you may need
  • Toothbrush and other necessities
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Either a bike light or a headlamp
  •  

Personal items

  • Passport
  • COVID-19 vaccination card
  • Proof of travel insurance (*required)
  • Credit and debit cards (debit to withdraw local currency from ATM)
  • A small amount of cash to travel with (USD)
  • Camera (or just your cell phone)
  • Cell phone (plenty of wifi along the way)
  • USB Battery pack (optional- there are outlets in all of the hotels)
  • Electronics cords and chargers
  • Power adapter (Lesotho uses 220v and outlet type M)

Misc

    • Any extra mountain bike gear you might be able to bring or collect to donate for the ladies over there 🙂

Total Price – $2095 per individual
[Book now and save 20%!]

$300 non-refundable deposit* is required to hold your spot.

*Deposits are non-refundable and can be put toward any other World Ride trip in the future.

The remainder of the cost of the trip is due 30 days prior to the start of the trip and can be made in payments. This trip requires a minimum of 6 people in order to run.

World Ride can make any trip a private group trip for an additional $250/per person. Please reach out to julie@world-ride.com to book a private trip.

Fundraise for your trip! World Ride can set up a personalized fundraising page for you. They offer $100 off your trip costs for every $1000 that you raise, up to the cost of the trip.

Invite your friends to join you. This trip is open to everyone (partners, spouses, neighbors, etc.)

What's Included

  • $150 SHREDLY Bucks
  • Double occupancy at comfortable accommodations
  • All transportation to and from hotels
  • Airport transfers on the arrival and departure days
  • Professional local guides that know the trails and have an excellent knowledge of the local culture and traditions
  • Support on the trails with a shuttle vehicle

Meals and guide gratuity are not included. Cost does not include airfare, souvenirs, alcoholic beverages, travel insurance or rental bike.

Rental bikes are very limited. For this trip, it is highly recommended that you bring your own bike! World Ride has a lot of experience traveling with bikes, so please let them know any questions you might have. This trip is on technically challenging trails at high elevations, and it is highly recommended you have a full suspension bike.

Trip Activity Level

Fitness level:  ● ● ● ○ ○

Skill level:  ● ● ● ○ ○

Get All the Details + Reserve Your Spot

To complete your registration, please visit the link below. You will be taken to World Ride's website where complete registration details may be found.  


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March 23 - April 1, 2023 | Lesotho

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