Lesotho Sky 2019

Entries Packages

Early Bird Offer for Lesotho Sky 2019 expires 31 December. Limited to 40 entries.

A world class UCI event

With all the bells and whistles

All our packages include:

  • 7 nights accommodation, with 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner).
  • Legendary bonfire night at our final and favourite race village Roma on the night after the final stage Saturday, 28th September 2019. You are welcome to leave relaxed, after breakfast, on the Sunday morning.
  • Transport of luggage between race villages.
  • Professional timing crew to ensure you don’t lose those valuable seconds.
  • At least 2 water points per day with plenty of drinks, water and a variety of sweet and savoury foods and fruit.
  • GPS routes of each day.
  • Safety vehicles including 4×4 medical support.
  • Professional photographers and film crew to capture the most exciting moments of the race.
SOLO: R15,600.00
TEAM: R13,200.00pp

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Camping

The heart and soul of every mountain bike stage race is the tented village. To truly experience the vibe of the event, this is where you will want to be.

This offer includes:

  • All the benefits of a standard race entry
  • 1 tent per person
  • Comfy mattress
  • 20% discount on a beautiful Basotho Blanket

Early Bird sale ends 31 December

SOLO: R19,800.00
TEAM: R17,400.00pp

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Backpack

Both race villages are well known destinations for backpackers travelling through this beautiful country. This package makes use of the well established backpacking facilities of both lodges.

This offer includes:

  • All the benefits of a standard race entry
  • Accommodation in a backpacker room with shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed per person
  • Not included: blanket and cushion.

Early Bird sale ends 31 December

SOLO: R22,000.00
TEAM: R21,000.00pp

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Lodge

Lesotho is famous for its warm hospitality and this package immerses you in the reasons visitors love to come back to both these legendary lodges. After a long and tough day on the bike, recover and rest well in the full comfort of a lodge accommodation.

This offer includes:

  • All the benefits of a standard race entry
  • En suite single or double room (depending on entry type)
  • Clean bedding and fresh towels

Early Bird sale ends 31 December

Lodge: R8,500.00pp
Camping: R5000.00pp
Self-camping: R4000.00pp

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Supporter

You asked for it and we made it happen. Now you can bring your family to experience the Lesotho Sky stoke with you. Through our partnership with Roma Trading Post lodge, supporters will also be able to book a range of recreational activities in advance.

This offer includes:

  • 3 meals per day
  • The same accommodation options as riders, plus the option of camping in your own tent
  • Access to a range of recreational activities at competitive rates
  • Option to join the racers on certain stages of Lesotho Sky at an extra cost
Group Entry Packages
Get 10% Discount For Groups Of 10

Bulk Entry Form

Group Entries

Got friends? Round them up to enter and we’ll reward you with up to 10% discount.

How it works:

  • Download and complete the bulk entries spreadsheet.
  • Email it to [email protected]
  • 5% discount for groups of 6.
  • 10% discount for groups of 10.

The Route

Total days: 6
Total distance: 330km
Total Elevation: 9800m

The official route for the 9th edition of Lesotho Sky will be launched in April 2019.

Historic Places

Working closely with the local community, we scout for ridable trails created over centuries by real life in Lesotho. The whole route is steeped in Basotho culture and history, bringing riders to the edge of sacred places such as the legendary mountain fortress of Thaba Bosiu.

Sky-High Altitude

Lesotho is one of the highest countries in the world, and is known as The Kingdom in Sky. The 330 km route will average just south of 10 000 metres in total elevation, reaching altitudes above 2 000 metres above sea level. The first days of the race especially will give your lungs and legs a real test!

Natural Trails

We are spoiled with some of the best natural trails in the world. On any given section a rider will have a multitude of line options, whether you’re going up or down. Our philosophy is to leave the trail as raw as possible to experience a style of riding unlike any other mountain bike stage race in Southern Africa.

 GPS Coordinated

Since 2016, the Lesotho Sky is a fully GPS coordinated stage race. We only mark the route on dangerous sections or places where the riding is so rad that we would hate ourselves if you struggled to find the trail and missed out.

 

 

 

To get a better understanding of how the Lesotho Sky 2019 route profile would look, take a look at the profiles of last year’s race.

2018 Route Profile

The Stoke

Lesotho Sky is a small mountain bike stage race with a big vibe.

Basotho Culture

From crowds of school children cheering you on to the warm Basotho hospitality in the communities and at the lodges where you will stay, you will experience the true magic of Lesotho during your visit: its people. .

Trails For Days

With our raw trails and multiple line options available, there is no bottlenecking in our single tracks. You will experience mountain bike trails unlike anything in your backyard or other mountain bike event.

Awesome Vibe

After a day of amazing riding, you’ll experience the legendary Lesotho Sky vibe in the company of passionate mountain bikers and supporters from all over the globe.

Great Hospitality

The race is based at two legendary Lesotho lodges: Malealea Lodge and Roma Trading Post Lodge. You will be treated to good food, cold beer and hands-on hospitality.

Don’t let the stoke

pass you by.