The Lesotho Ultimate Challenge is back for its 2nd year

Preparations are underway for the 2nd Lesotho Ultimate Challenge. The Lesotho Ultimate Challenge is a 6 day MTB ride across the highlands of Lesotho from the 12th to the 18th of October 2014, covering roughly 500kms with 14 000m of ascent. This is what the Ultimate Challenge looks like! What it feels like? Well, only you can tell…

The Lesotho Ultimate Challenge is expedition style riding at it best. It’s back to basics with self-navigation, no marshals, no medals and with limited support you’ll get to experience the true nature of adventure trail riding. Away from the competitive arena, no fame, no glory, just you and your bike in one of the most unique riding environments in Southern Africa. Add to the experience the relative isolation and vastness of Lesotho and you have yourself an adventure second to none!


Last year saw Martin and Jeannie Dreyer, along with an experienced group of expedition rider’s, take on the Challenge for the first time. It was tough and it was rugged, there were laughs and maybe even a few tears but everyone (including the crew) came home smiling (in need of a hot bath & a few loads of laundry!) Friends and memories were made which will last a lifetime. Detour Trails is excited to bring you the 2014 edition, with a few changes to keep things interesting!

For more info go to, find them on Facebook or follow @DetourTrailsZA on Twitter. You can also drop Sarah Sawers of Detour Trails an email to and she’ll send you all the information you need to get you stoked for a week of riding in the Mountain Kingdom.

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