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Length: 13 mi (20.9 km)
Surface: Other
Configuration: Lariat
Elevation: -
Total: 0 riders

Mountain Biking Maseru North

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#76 of 79 mountain bike trails in South Africa
#31,914 in the world

One of our favorite places to ride for the trees and single tracks that await on top...its just a bear to get there! Plan on a little ‘hike and ride’ when riding here.

Lots of trees (a rare thing in Lesotho!), single track, jeep track, huge rock formations, lots of climbing, lots of descents, technical rock sections. Oh yeah, and quiet, no people, beautiful views…

The Route:

The only sure way up is the dirt road on the north east side. That involves some tar road riding if you park where we recommend. For the more adventurous, there is a nice climb to the west/northwest. Once to the village between the two hills, you’ll need to hike the rest of the way to the trail above. It is very rocky and technical here and will require some walking also.

Once on the top there are trails all over the place….most we have not yet ridden. However, some of the best single track/jeep track we’ve ridden in Lesotho thus far can be found up here. Enjoy!

A note on mountain biking in Lesotho:

In general, Basotho people are quite friendly. However, it is not advisable to ride alone from a security stand point. We know of at least one person who’s bike was stolen while he was riding alone. We’ve never heard of anybody having a problem while riding in a group.

A lot of these paths are quite heavily traveled by pedestrians so be on the lookout. Saying “hello” (pronounced “Du-me-la”) in Sesotho will go a long way in initiating friendliness. Early morning rides seem to work best on avoiding the heaviest foot traffic.

First added by holloppy on Mar 25, 2012. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Head north out of Maseru on the Main North 1 (the only road out of Maseru to the north). After going through a row of oak trees on both sides of the road the road begins to bend left. Take the first dirt road turn off and continue a couple hundred meters. Park out of the way of people’s driveways.

Your goal is to get on top of the mountain to your right.

There are other places to park (like on the northeast side where the dirt road to the top is), but we have not felt comfortable leaving our car there.
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