The Lesotho Sky Stage Race


24 – 29 September 2018



What started in 2011 with a handful of passionate mountain bikers, grew into a UCI Class 1 MTB event and is now one of Africa’s most spectacular and toughest stage races. The race attracts riders from all over the world, hosting people from 11 nations on average.

For 2018, we are launching a brand new route that will bring out the best in your bike and make you fall in love with mountain biking all over again.

The 2018 Race
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Stories from the race

  • Kingdom Enduro – A brand new adventure

    We are stoked to announce that Lesotho will be the first African country to host an EWS qualifier. The Kingdom Enduro has recently been added to the list of 50 Enduro events from 24 countries and 4 continents around the globe as an official EWS......

  • Jan’s Story – Semonkong Loop – Day 6

    The Lesotho Sky Stage 6, Semonkong Loop: I was highly optimistic for today as I knew that I could only feel better from this point on. I was chipper, happy as a pig in mud in this awesome environment and surprisingly relaxed. However, one image during......

  • Jan’s story – Day 5

    The big question was answered at 5:30. Can I move or was I being hopeful to think that I would be racing. I am still at odds to understand how my body healed so well overnight. I suppose one could say that many hands do......

  • Malealea to Ramabanta – A beautiful day.

    Today has been a beautiful day in the mountain bike kingdom. The 5th and penultimate stage was a new spin on an old classic. In the past we rode from Ramabanta to Malealea, this year we turned it around. After two horrid days in cold......

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