This has been a huge adventure over the past few years, and we plan to ride the Lesotho Freeze once again in the start of Winter.
A three day bike ride, across some of the highest roads in the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho, will take us from the valleys of the Southern 'Berg, to the peaks and troughs of Lesotho, past one of Southern Africa’s Ski resorts as they prepare for the winter season. Then culminating on a huge descent to the ‘lowlands' again that head into the Highlands of the Eastern Free State.
The trip is a supported 3 day bike trip that will depart Johannesburg at the end of May.
Riding the famous Sani Pass on the afternoon of the 31st May. This is the Gateway to Lesotho from Kwa-Zulu Natal, and is a dirt road that winds it’s way up to the Mountain Kingdom. Over 1000m ascent in 37 kilometres is planned for the first ride, ending at the Sani Top Lodge for a night at 2800m.
The second day in the high roads of Lesotho will take riders over Black Mountain Pass and then onto the A1 Climb to the Letseng Diamond mine, over Tlaeeng Pass and ending at the resort of Afriski.
The final Day takes the trip over the Mahlasela Pass at 3285m, before the top of Moteng Pass at 2800m then descending it’s way down the 1000m drop to the more populated villages of Lesotho.
Join us for this 3 day trip : dates are 31st May - 2 June 2019
- Friday 31st May - Depart JHB @ 05h00 & travel to Underberg to the Ride Up Sani Pass in the afternoon. (35km)
- Saturday 1st June - The big day across the 'roof', Sani Top - Afriski (135km)
- Sunday 2nd June - The 'drop off'. Afriski and beyond the border to Fouriesburg, ending at Fouriesburg Inn for lunch (90km) Arrival in JHB 18h00
• Sani Top Lodge
This is planned as a Gravel bike trip, by virtue of the dirt climb of Sani Pass, and gradients thereafter on the new tar surfaces are steep at times.
Gravel Bikes and Cyclo Cross Bikes welcome, but gearing to be chosen wisely. However Mountain Bikes are also an option, and have been the norm for riding this route since 2005!
Please confirm your place asap,
Cost of trip: R8500 (includes accommodations / meals / transport from JHB)
Contact Nic White to book.
Cell: 082 855 3578