Sky Villa Trans-Plett MTB Classic

Sky Villa
12-13 March 2022
The Sky is your limit at Sky Villa Trans-Plett MTB Classic, the cream of the crop mountain bike event in Plettenberg Bay.
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Date: 12-13 March 2022
SKY VILLA BOUTIQUE HOTEL

Venue: Sky Villa

Event Description

Overberg MTB Events, in association with Sky Villa Boutique Hotel, have decided to amend the format of the Sky Villa Trans Plett MTB ClassicThe event will still have the format of a two-day MTB stage race, but without the prologue on Friday afternoon.The significant change is the route for stage two, that will start and finish at Sky Villa Boutique Hotel. Cape Summer Villas Boutique Collection have created a bio-diverse, eco-estate with specialist MTB trails in the middle of Plett. 

For the first time since the inaugural opening of the trails at Sky Villa, we decided to optimise the existing routes and present a brand new route designed for a marathon stage. Riders will have the option to choose between the short and the long route on stage two, but to qualify for podium positions, they will have to complete the long route. The route will include a variety of flowing but punchy climbs and exhilarating descents. 

The short route will boast an elevation of approximately 750m in the short distance of 30km, whilst the long route will get the heart rates going a little longer to complete a distance of 50km and approximately 1 000m of climbing. The owners of Cape Summer Villas Boutique Collection have been developing trails and are continuing to expand a variety of trails around the Barons View Estate overlooking the Keurbooms and Plett area. This is an absolute gem and certainly contributes to the collection of existing trails in the Garden Route Area.We're super proud and excited to host this first class MTB event at Sky Villa Boutique Hotel, says Anneke, director of Overberg MTB Events. 

This is the perfect event for MTB enthusiasts and their friends who are after quality trails, luxurious accommodation and an amazing vibe.

The Sky is the limit!

Registration will take place at Sky Villa from 4pm to 7pm on Friday, March 11.

Route briefing and dinner will take place at Sky Villa from 7.30pm.

Accommodation:

Accommodation will include hotel rooms at Sky Villa Boutique Hotel, Villa One and The Bungalow, and reservations will be on a first come first, serve basis.

Entries are limited to this event.
 
The all-inclusive entry package includes:

- Accommodation at one of the Cape Summer Villas in Plett
- All meals from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon at Sky Villa 
- All permits including Cairnbrogie, MTO Garden Route and Sanparks
- A bottle of complimentary wine
- Goody bag
- Pair of custom designed SOX footwear
- Event buff

All entry options:

Solo entry (accommodation at Sky Villa included):
Solo occupancy: R8 100

Includes:
A two-night stay in a double room at Cape Summer Villas (single occupancy)
All meals from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon
Event entry
Goody bags
Permits

Solo entry (accommodation at Sky Villa included):
Shared accommodation: R5 850

Includes:
A two-night stay in a twin room (2 pax) at Cape Summer Villas (shared accommodation)
All meals from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon at Sky Villa 
Event entry
Goody bag

Solo entry (accommodation excluded)
R3 000

Includes:
Dinner on Friday night, lunch on Saturday & Sunday
Event entry
Goody bag
Permits

Additional extras:

Spouse/partner sharing accommodation (not riding): R1 000 for two nights.
Extra meals: R1 000 per person for all meals.

Saturday, March 12
Stage 1: The best of Plett: Cairnbrogie, MTO and Harkerville combo
Start time: 8.30am
Venue: Cairnbrogie Farm

Route

Cairnbrogie Farm is situated on the Plett Airport Road in the ecologically sensitive 20km stretch of unspoiled coastline between Robberg Nature Reserve and Harkerville State Forest. The area is known as the Robberg Coastal Corridor (RCC) and has beautiful coastal land and links the Robberg Nature Reserve in the east to the Garden Route National Park in the west. MTO has recently developed a network of trails consisting of 16km single track between Cairnbrogie and Sanparks, Harkerville. This is a welcoming attribute to the forest trails in this region. Riders will experience beautiful forestry trails before moving on to magnificent sea views on cliff edges and the well-known Harkerville Red Route before returning back to Cairnbrogie. Indeed a perfect balance of jeep and single track routes that will keep riders enticed all the way. 

The route is magnificent, but challenging, and requires a decent level of mountain bike skill and fitness.

Distance: 70km
Elevation: 1 350m

Sunday, March 13
Stage 2: Sky Villa - The Ultimate trail collection 
Start time: 8.30am
Venue: Sky Villa Plett Boutique Hotel
Long route: 50km 
Short route: 30km

There will be a long and short route distance option. To qualify for the podium, you have to complete the long route. For those who simply want to enjoy the extraordinary trails and ride within their own limits, they can opt for the short route which is by no means a walk in the park.

Route

Cape Summer Villas Boutique Collection have created a bio-diverse, eco-estate with specialist MTB trails in the middle of Plett. For the first time since the inaugural opening of the trails at Sky Villa, we will be presenting a brand new route designed for a marathon stage. This will include a variety of flowing but punchy climbs and exhilarating descents.

The short route will boast an elevation of approximately 750m in the short distance of 30km, whilst the long route will get the heart rates going a little longer to complete a distance of 50km and approximately 1 000m of climbing. If you want to race this, the route is tough, and certainly not to be underestimated. The reward of these custom-made flowing single tracks and the stunning views over Keurboomstrand and Plett certainly makes up for a tough day in the saddle.

STAGE 1

DISTANCE: 70km  ELEVATION: 1350m

STAGE 2

SHORT DISTANCE: 26km with 700m elevation.

LONG DISTANCE: 46km: 1230m elevation (20km added loop with 530m elevation)