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.

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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.

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