From the route to what to pack, all the information will be on this page. We will update it closer to the start of the event.
Registration takes place on Sunday 11 September 2023 at the base camp (venue & details tbc). All riders will complete the registration process, which includes completing and submitting the Participant Waiver & Disclaimer forms. During registration, you will receive your event package and accommodation instructions.
Riders must please remember to present some sort of photo identification document (driver’s license, passport or ID book) as proof of identity. Provision will be made for the odd latecomer, because sometimes people lose track of time driving through the awesomeness that is Lesotho.
If a rider has not registered, she/he will not be allowed to start.
Sunday 10 September 2023: 17:00 – 18:00
Sunday 10 September 2023: 18:00 – 21:00 – venue tbc.
Attendance is compulsory, as vital information regarding the event, will be given.
Monday 11 September 2023
08:00am – venue tbc
Remember to pack
Lock for bag and tent
Sleeping Bag (If camping)
LESOTHO PROOF TYRES
Lesotho is a rough place to ride and as
From the very first Lesotho
Total days: 5 or 6 riding days (with 0 or 1 rest day)
Total distance: +/- 250km
Total Elevation: +/- 5500m
The official route for the 12th edition of Lesotho Sky will be launched soon…..
Working closely with the local communities, we scout for rideable trails created over centuries by rural 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.
Lesotho is one of the highest countries in the world, and is known as The Kingdom in Sky. The route is king and averages approx. 250km with 5500m of elevation in total, reaching altitudes above 2500 metres above sea level. The first days of the event especially will give your lungs and legs a real test!
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 event in Southern Africa.
Since 2016, the Lesotho Sky route is fully GPS coordinated. 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. Please take a look at our gps guide.
To get a better understanding of how the Lesotho Sky 2023 route profile would look, you can take a look at the profiles of previous routes:
Lesotho Sky is a small mountain bike event with a big vibe.
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.
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.
This years event is based at two legendary Lesotho lodges: Malealea Lodge and Ramabanta Trading Post Lodge. You will be treated to good food, cold beer and hands-on hospitality.