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.

August 18-27, 2022
Lesotho, Africa

SHREDLY + World Ride Trip to Lesotho

August 18-27, 2022 | Lesotho, Africa

 

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:  ● ● ● ○ ○

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
Thu: Arrival at Maseru Central (20min drive from airport).
Accommodations at Kick 4 Life Hotel.

Day 2

Fri: Bike setup at Lesotho Bike hangar in Maseru, test ride and meet the bike shop team and the female bike guide(s) followed by MTB ride from Maseru to Roma (approx. 40km).
Accommodations at Grace Lodge.

Day 3

Sat: Local MTB ride (25 – 40km) 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 at Grace Lodge.

Day 4

Sun: Local MTB ride (15 – 25km) in the morning and pump track race day with all club riders in the afternoon.
Accommodation at Grace Lodge.

Day 5

Mon: MTB ride to Morija (55km) 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.
Accommodation at Morija Lodge.

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

Day 7

Wed: Transfer to Semonkong (2h), followed by scenic MTB loop (tarred road + gravel road mix). Optional recommended adventure in Semonkong: longest commercial abseil in the world.
Accommodation at Semonkong Lodge.

Day 8
Thu: Semonkong Queen MTB Loop (55km off-road with tough single track at altitude) ending with visit of picturesque Maletsunyane Waterfall and scenic views of the Canyon.
Accommodation at Semonkong Lodge.

Day 9

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

Day 10

Sat: Airport transfer & departure (2h drive to airport).

*Itinerary is subject to change.

 

  • $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.

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 (more depending on preference)
  • 4-8 chamois (there are 8 rides in total and all vary in length)
  • 3-4 jerseys
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve base layer
  • Waterproof rain jacket

Other gear

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

Personal items

  • Passport
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card
  • Proof of travel insurance (*required)
  • Credit and debit cards
  • 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 🙂

Get All the Details + Reserve Your Spot

For pricing and 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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August 18-27, 2022 | Lesotho, Africa

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