Posted in News on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Beachcomber desk
From 18 to 20 May, mountain biking enthusiasts are invited to participate in a real sporting challenge in the midst of nature and be the first to explore certain sites that are usually closed to the public.
This second edition of MTB, hosted by Beachcomber Resorts & Hotels, the leading name in upmarket hospitality in Mauritius, is open to experienced mountain bikers and nature lovers aged 17 and above. It will be an excellent opportunity to enjoy the best vibes on the island and race across a variety of rugged terrain, mountains, forests, sugarcane and tea plantations as well as beaches and clifftops.
The Beachcomber Group continues to expand its range of sports and ecotourism events following the first three editions of the Ultra Trail Raidlight Beachcomber (UTRB), which have attracted in 2014, 2015 and 2016 the biggest names in trail running at the global and regional level.
Mountain bikers are free to register for the entire race or pick the legs they want to complete. Participants can also book a room at a discounted rate at a selection of Beachcomber hotels.
According to Beachcomber Resorts & Hotels’ Events Manager, Arianne Devienne-Bellepeau, the main objective is to give mountain bikers the opportunity to enjoy this event with their family and live the Beachcomber Experience. “We invite Mauritian riders and nature lovers to come and discover these amazing spots. The race courses pass through places that are still unknown to many Mauritians. Besides the memories to remember, the human experience and the joy of sharing their passion, we want to give participants the opportunity to discover a different aspect of Mauritius while combining the practice of a great sport with the 5-star service on offer at the feeding stations,” says Arianne Devienne-Bellepeau.
For this second edition of MTB, the courses have been redesigned by Sebastien Hacques, who serves as technical advisor for the event. He has used his experience to design some unique courses. “This second edition will also feature the cyclist, Gregory Maillot, who has won many races including the Run Tour VTT and the Espoir Challenge Off-Road VTT, as ambassador for Reunion Island,” adds Beachcomber Resorts & Hotels’ Events Manager.
Participants have until 05 May 2017 to register for the race. Simply go to the dedicated page on the Beachcomber Events website: http://www.beachcomber-events.com/mtb