Ha Patela – Ribaneng (49 km)

Closest town Malealea Lodge, Pony Trek & Mountain Bike Centre
Trail destination This trail takes you down to the Makhaleng River and along the Ribaneng valley. You then return down an amazing single track before a porterage section gets you back to Malealea. An extended option can skip the porterage section with a longer ride.
Overview A great day out to experience the sights and sounds of rural Basotho life.
On your bike Starting at Malealea Lodge follow the road towards the Gates of Paradise Pass. 5 km up the road take the jeep track at Matebele Café towards Ha Qaba across the valley. Join the road again and enjoy the downhill to the Makhaleng River. After the bridge turn left and stay on this road for 20 km before another descent takes you to the Ribaneng River. From here you climb for 2km before taking a single track/jeep track to another amazing technical descent. After wading across the Makhaleng a 20 min porterage section will get you back to Malealea.
Off your bike Majestic scenery, domestic animals, friendly villagers, refreshing river swim, Bald Ibis sightings, amazing technical descent.
Contact Malealea Lodge, Pony Trek & Mountain Bike Centre
Distance 49 km
Grading    Technical , Moderate
Duration 4-6 hours
Start point Malealea Lodge, Pony Trek & Mountain Bike
Cellphone Reception Patchy
Best time of year Each season has its beauty