The 2nd edition of the Maluti Mountain Fest takes place from the 20th to 22nd March at the Afriski Resort in Lesotho.
Afriski Mountain Resort brings you the Maluti Mountain Fest 2020 – the second edition of the 3-day mountain biking event traversing Lesotho’s majestic Maluti mountains. The challenging single (aka goat) track event is for intermediate and advanced riders, starting in the scenic lowlands, advancing to the remote highlands, and finishing with an adrenalin-fuelled avalanche ride.
DAY 1 boasts Dragons Back and riding through the scenic sandstone lowland, interspersed with villages.
DAY 2 gives you a taste of the majesty of the Lesotho highlands, remote valleys with shepherds, and the chance to see the rare Lammergeier vulture.
DAY 3 is a short day which includes a 13km single track to the finish which begins at 3200m and ends at 2500m. The riding will finish at 11am, giving you time to travel home on Sunday.
ESSENTIAL EVENT INFO + QUICK FACTS
WHAT IS IT? A 3-day mountain biking event, with technical sections.
WHO IS IT FOR? Intermediate and advanced mountain bikers.
WHERE IS IT? Afriski Mountain Resort, Lesotho (and surrounding areas). Afriski is approximately 5½ hours by road from Johannesburg, a 4-hour drive from Bloemfontein, 6 hours from Durban, or a 14-hour drive from Cape Town.
PLANNING YOUR ARRIVAL: Entrants must book a one night stay in Clarens/Fouriesburg on Thursday night 19th March. Registration is open from 6pm at Clarens Golf Course bar. A short compulsory race briefing starts at 8pm.
ACCOMMODATION: Accommodation options range from the backpacker lodge to luxury chalets.
FOOD: There is a restaurant at Afriski serving Friday lunch and dinner, three meals on Saturday, and Sunday breakfast, all included in the price.
PRICING: Approx. R2000 for backpackers to R3950 for a luxury chalet sharing (entry, 2 nights accommodation and meals included)
HOW TO ENTER: Call 0861 AFRISKI. (0861 2374754) OR email firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW FIT DO YOU HAVE TO BE? – Reasonably fit. However, if you struggle at the end there is a sweep vehicle that will cut out the nasty hills.
WHAT ELSE IS ON OFFER? – Abseiling, fly fishing, 4×4 trails, monster rollers, quad biking, bring the family and request supporter’s pricing.