Explore Lesotho on your bike with Dryland Ride.
Lesotho has some of the most spectacular roads in southern Africa. Join go! and Dryland Ride on a guided cycling tour in the Mountain Kingdom.
Day 1: The tour starts at a guest farm near Clarens in the Eastern Free State, a half-day drive from Joburg or Durban. You’ll leave your vehicle there − safe parking is available. If you’re flying in, a shuttle is available from OR Tambo. At the farm, you’ll meet the other cyclists and the guides, who will talk you through the itinerary over a delicious meal and a glass of wine.
Day 2: You’ll be transferred in one of Dryland Ride’s 4x4 bakkies to the top of Moteng Pass in Lesotho, more than 3 000 m above sea level. From there, you’ll ride a thrilling gravel road down into the Malibamatso River Valley. After lunch and another stint of pedalling, you’ll be transported to Katse Lodge where you’ll spend the next two nights.
Day 3: Today you’ll ride a circular route around Katse Dam along a 4x4-only road with epic views of the water. Along the way, the guides will tell you more about the Lesotho Highlands Water Project and the local trout-farming initiatives.
Day 4: The day begins with a ride along a gravel road high above the Malibamatso River Valley. Afterwards we’ll travel south to the lodge at Mohale Dam, our home for the next two nights.
Day 5: Time to head out for a day’s pedalling around Mohale Dam and surrounds. We’ll have a picnic lunch before returning to the lodge.
Day 6: Some scenic descents into the Lesotho lowlands are on the itinerary today. We have lunch at the Peka Bridge border post before we tackle the last stretch of the tour, to our guesthouse.
Day 7: After breakfast it’s time to head home or we’ll transfer you to OR Tambo airport.