Lesotho Sky 2016 Entries open today, 2nd November 2016

The finish line of the prologue on day 1, overlooking the mighty Maletsunyane Falls in Semonkong - Picture by Christian Schmidt

Affectionately referred to as the #MountainBikeKingdom, Lesotho is transforming itself into a unique cycling destination, right in the heart of our beloved country.

The Lesotho Sky Race is hosting its 6th edition next year; dates are 19th – 24th September 2016. The organisers are proud about the fact that the event uses 100% natural single track. The route makes use of paths and tracks, ordinarily used as trading routes by the Basotho (that’s how the people of Lesotho are referred to).

Start line on the prologue on day 1.  Picture by Wayne Reiche

Despite being limited to a small field of 100 riders, the event enjoys a big international following and hosted riders from 12 different countries in the 2015 edition. The Lesotho Sky empowers riders from Lesotho and has produced some impressive results thus far. You might have never heard their names before, but the Basotho riders will test your legs to the limit.

The Lesotho Sky is designed for riders that are passionate about mountain biking. Every year the race hosts professional and amateur teams where the amateur teams make up 80% of the field. Like veins of the mountains, a network of trails connects rural villages and communities and makes the experience of riding the Lesotho Sky Race like no other.
The total distance is roughly 350km with 8900m ascent. The Lesotho Sky offers both solo and team entries.

James Reid and Jens Schuermans being chased by the Maluti Sky chopper

Early bird prices team: (1st December 2015)
– Lodged (7 nights in a double or twin room)
ZAR 28,800
– Semi Lodged (1 night in your own 2-man tent, 6 nights in a bed (sharing a bedroom with more than one other person is a possibility on the lodged nights))
ZAR 24,000
– Camping (7 nights in your own 2-man tent, 3x meals a day, mattress provided)
ZAR 19,200

Early bird prices SOLO: (1st December 2015)
– Lodged (7 nights in a double or twin room)
ZAR 15 000.00
– Semi Lodged (1 nights in your own 2-man tent, 5 nights in a bed (sharing a bedroom with more than one other person is a possibility on the lodged nights))
ZAR 13 750.00
– Camping (7 nights in your own 2-man tent, 3x meals a day, mattress provided)
ZAR 12 500.00

Each entry includes
– 7 nights accommodation
– 3 wholesome meals per day
– 2-3 Water Points per day

Mechanical service packages and physio packages need to be booked separately.

The entries are strictly limited to 100 riders
Sign-up now and test yourself against some of Africa’s best mountain bikers.

 

Come explore the #MountainBikeKingdom

 

http://lesothosky.com/enter-2016/

View the Lesotho Sky 2016 teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-W1uOZ9g6s