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 Wednesday 9 October 2024 at Malealea Lodge base camp. 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.


Wednesday 9 October 2024:

17:00 – 18:00
Malealea Lodge.


Wednesday 9 October 2024:

18:00 – 21:00 – Malealea Lodge.
Attendance is compulsory, as vital information regarding the event, will be given.


Thursday 10 October 2024
08:00 – Malealea Lodge


Download the PDF to view all the info about transportation and accommodation prior to the event

Remember to pack





Action Cam

Cell Phone

Lock for bag and tent


Bum Cream

Rain Jacket

Sleeping Bag (If camping)





Equipment Advice


Lesotho is a rough place to ride and as such you should make sure your bike is in good condition. I recommend that a harder tyre is better and a tubeless setup a must. Our favorite tyres for Lesotho are (in no particular order): Geax Saguaro, Continental Mountain King II, Continental X-King, Onza and purely for the bullet proof sidewalls the Maxxis Crossmark (although not the best for gnarly trails.)


From the very first Lesotho Sky we have given the GPS route to our riders to use as reference. The route was always marked. This year however we are moving over to full GPS navigation. As such it is important that all riders know what is going on and have some sort of GPS device that works for them. You will require a GPS otherwise you will get lostView the GPS Guide.


Total days: 3 riding days
Total distance: +/- 180km
Total Elevation: +/- 4000m

The official route for the 12th edition of Lesotho Sky will be launched soon…..

Historic Places

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.

Sky-High Altitude

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!

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 event in Southern Africa.

GPS Coordinated

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 the demanding Lesotho Sky routes, you can take a look at the profiles of previous routes:


Lesotho Sky is a small mountain bike event 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

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.