JOIN the ULTIMATE 5 STAR MOUNTAIN BIKING EXPERIENCE
FOUR STAGE MTB RACE on the beautiful ISLAND of MAURITIUS
KIDS CLUB & FREE WATER SPORTS & FREE LAND SPORTS at your resort
FLIGHTS, RACE ENTRY, AIRPORT TRANSFERS, RACE TRANSFERS & FIVE STAR ALL INCLUSIVE ACCOMMODATION INCLUDED.
MAURITIUS TOUR BEACHCOMBER
The MTB Mauritius Tour Beachcomber is a unique mountain bike stage race by the leading Mauritian hospitality group, Beachcomber, and its expert partners. It creates an unparalleled opportunity to get the best vibes of Mauritius while riding across wild and very varied terrain, from mountains, forests, sugar cane and tea fields to beaches and atop cliffs.
The fourth edition of the Mauritius Tour Beachcomber (MTB) will be held from April 25-27, 2019. The competition will yet again beckon mountain bikers in the very depth of a vast playing field loaded with challenges, discovery and breath-taking scenery. The event promises a dreamlike experience at each pedal stroke on unique trails, an experience where participants will expend their energy while contemplating the ocean from afar.
The fourth edition promises to be more spectacular. It confirms the innate potential of picturesque Mauritius to combine physical effort and the quest for authenticity in the most secret and isolated places.
STAGE 1 – 65KM :: VICTORIA – PITON DU MILEU – SHANDRANI
Rich in sensations, the competition will start at 08:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 25th, 2019, at Victoria Beachcomber, Pointe-aux-Piments. The bikers will set off from the north-western coast to rally the Shandrani Beachcomber on the south-east coast.
The race will take place in the sugarcane fields. From Balaclava to Solitude and Arsenal, then along the fields running parallel to the motorway of Terre Rouge/Verdun, the bikers will race until Les Mariannes, renowned for its pineapple plantations and its splendid view on the northern islands.
This is where the topography will change. During the race in Camp Thorel forest, Quartier Militaire up until Valetta, the land is indeed more rocky, downhill and technical. Upon reaching the small village of Valetta, the bikers will once again hit the sugarcane fields
They will discover Piton du Milieu, the lush vegetation of Chemin Français, Le Val, before riding along the river at Riche-en-Eau. Once they have passed the airport, they will race towards the finishing line at Shandrani Beachcomber.
STAGE 2 – 30KM :: SHANDRANI – RICHE EN EAU – SHANDRANI
The second stage of the MTB will have a southern feel, starting on Friday, April 26th, 2019, at 07:00 a.m. at Shandrani Beachcomber. Bikers will go through the villages of Cluny, Mare Chicose and Riche en Eau, riding along a historical track linking Curepipe to Mahebourg.
This race is said to be swift given the relatively flat terrain.
STAGE 3 – 30KM :: SHANDRANI – LE SOUFFLEUR – SHANDRANI
After the morning race, the participants will rest for a few hours before engaging in the afternoon challenge on Friday, April 26th. The third stage will spread on 30 kilometres.
The departure is scheduled at Shandrani Beachcomber at 17:00 p.m. The bikers will challenge each other along cliffs at Le Souffleur and through the sugarcane fileds. They will engage in a third challenge surrounded by a peaceful and almost surreal setting after dusk.
STAGE 4 – 65KM :: SHANDRANI – SAINT HUBERT – SHANDRANI
The final stage of the MTB 2019 will take place in the south-east of the island on Saturday, April 27th. The bikers will set off at Shandrani Beachcomber at 07:00 a.m. They will rove around Riche-en-Eau, Falaise Rouge, Sans Soucis, Saint-Hubert, Le Val, passing by the airport, before making it to the finish line at Shandrani Beachcomber.
The 4th edition of the Mauritius Tour Beachcomber promises to be a 5-star mountain biking experience rich in thrills and amazing scenery.
Day 1 – Wednesday 24 April 2019 – Arrive in Mauritius
Arrive at Mauritius–Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport
Airport to resort transfer.
Succeeding hotel check-in you may proceed to the race pack collection at your hotel.
The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 2 – Thursday 25 April 2019 – Stage 1 – 65KM
** Today is the big day, start for the – Mauritius Tour Beachcomber 2018 **
After an early breakfast, we make our way to Victoria Beachcomber for the start of the race starting at 08h00
Todays race will be a 65km ride from Victoria to Shandrani.
Day 3 – Friday 26 April 2019 – Stage 2 – 30KM | Stage 3 – 30KM
Stage 2 is a 30km morning ride from Shandrani to Richie en Eau and back to Shandrani, starting at 07h00
Stage 3 is a evening 30km ride from Shandrani to the Le Souffleur back to Shandrani, starting at 17h00
Day 4 – Saturday 27 April 2019 – Stage 4 – 65KM
Stage 4 is a 65km from Shandrani to Saint Hubert back to Shandrani starting at 07h00
Day 5 – Sunday 28 April 2019 – Flight Back Home
Good Bye Mauritius
Transfer from your resort to the airport.
Depart from Mauritius–Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport
THE SHANDRANI BEACHCOMBER RESORT AND SPA
The Shandrani Beachcomber Resort & Spa is therefore the ideal choice for accommodation during the MTB and, more generally, for the action-packed holidays, as the resort offers a choice of outdoors activities, including a “pitch-and-putt” golf course, a sail club, a diving centre as well as a kids club, as close to nature as you can get.
This elegant 5-star hotel is situated on a private and protected peninsula adjacent to a marine park and a few minutes away by boat from the natural sanctuary of the Ile Aux Aigrettes. The resort boasts pristine beaches that lead to lagoons of your choice – calm ones or a more spectacular creek.
The chic rooms feature contemporary decor with colourful accents. All have sea-view terraces or balconies, plus flat-screen TVs, minibars and free Wi-Fi.
Amenities include a dive centre, a kids’ club and a 9-hole golf course, as well as a luxe spa, a fitness centre and a beachfront pool. There are 2 bars and 4 restaurants, including Thai and Italian options.
The Shandrani Beachcomber Resort & Spa is the place for start and finish for almost all the stages of the Mauritius Tour Beachcomber. It will also host the briefing, the delivery of race numbers, the pre-race and post-race technical support, as well as shuttle service for the competitors. The terrain around, with tracks of stone, earth and sand, as well as the surrounding fields all represent an ideal ground for warm-ups and for the last training sessions before D-Day.
The resort has a complimentary Kids Club open daily for children aged 3 – 11 years. Activities are geared for two age groups: from 3 – 6 years and 7 – 11 years.
Parents enjoy peace of mind knowing that the welcoming, qualified and responsible Kids Club team is well experienced in child-minding. Staff turn each day into an adventure with a fun-packed programme focused on discovery and creativity. Most staff at Beachcomber resorts are multilingual, able to communicate with our cosmopolitan collection of youthful guests.
Each Kids Club is unique in design and atmosphere – a wonderland through the eyes of children. At Shandrani Beachcomber a Creole-styled pavilion set in the heart of the resort’s tropical gardens is home to the Kids Club.
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* The is a cost involved for balls.
Flights from Johannesburg:
|24 Apr||MK||852||JNB||MRU||13h35||19h35||(L class – economy)|
|28 Apr||MK||851||MRU||JNB||09h25||11h50||(L class – economy)|
Flights from Durban:
|24 Apr||MK||846||DUR||MRU||12h20||18h10||(X class – economy)|
|28 Apr||MK||851||MRU||JNB||09h25||11h50||(Q class – economy)|
|28 Apr||SA||547||JNB||DUR||15h15||16h20||(T class – economy)|
Flights from Cape Town:
|23 Apr||MK||844||CPT||MRU||22h05||05h10#||(Q class – economy)|
|28 Apr||MK||843||MRU||CPT||16h15||20h20||(Q class – economy)|
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Rates are quoted in South African rand. Owing to the volatility of the rand, all rates quoted are to serve as an estimate and are an indication only. For a custom quote please supply your relevant information by clicking “BOOK NOW” button or clicking here.
Superior Double/Twin R24 000 per person sharing
Superior Single R32 000 per person
Superior Double/Twin R24 600 per person sharing
Superior Single R32 600 per person
Ex Cape Town
Superior Double/Twin R25 500 per person sharing
Superior Single R33 000 per person
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Rates are subject to availability and ROE changes. A compulsory medical form is required before race registration can be completed.