Day 11 of 16 Cape Town to Victoria Falls
One of the most prized natural sites for lovers of biking
Hidden among the majestic rocky mountain ranges of Lesotho, one of the highest countries in the world, located more than 1000m/3280ft above sea level, can be found one of the most prized natural sites for lovers of biking with a bit of a challenge – the notorious climb up the Sani Pass.
Setting off from Katse Dam
Challenging, demanding, dry, dusty, and at the same time incredible, imposing, pure and tribal, are some of the adjectives that define this exceptional trail that forms a natural border between South Africa and this small mountain kingdom.
Border crossing into The Kingdom of Lesotho
On this journey to the top of the Sani Pass the riders, motorbikes, support vehicles and crew that form the team start at an altitude of 1544m/5066ft, climbing quickly to 2876m/9436ft, a difference of 1332m/4370ft in just 9kms/6 miles, along a rugged rocky path that can be complicated by unpredictable weather conditions, including snowfalls and ice in winter.
Refuelling the BMWs from a plastic bottle in Lesotho
This has not prevented Motoaventures Motorcycle Tours from returning to this lesser known part of Africa to tour the Sani Pass again. An authentic adventure not to be missed by any experienced motor biker who appreciates a demanding ride.
The Motorcycle Tour of Motoaventures in and around Lesotho, includes great lodges and stopping places where riders can relax, rest and eat good food, to help with the challenges they’ll find during the following days of this adventure, in a territory and terrain that demands the best of everyone.
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