Date: 12-13 March 2022
SKY VILLA BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Venue: Sky Villa
Overberg MTB Events, in association with Sky Villa Boutique Hotel, have decided to amend the format of the Sky Villa Trans Plett MTB Classic. The 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 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
A two-night stay in a double room at Cape Summer Villas (single occupancy)
All meals from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon
Solo entry (accommodation at Sky Villa included):
Shared accommodation: R5 850
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
Solo entry (accommodation excluded)
Dinner on Friday night, lunch on Saturday & Sunday
Spouse/partner sharing accommodation (not riding): R1 000 for two nights.
Extra meals: R1 000 per person for all meals.
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.
Elevation: 1 350m
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.
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.
DISTANCE: 70km ELEVATION: 1350m
SHORT DISTANCE: 26km with 700m elevation.
LONG DISTANCE: 46km: 1230m elevation (20km added loop with 530m elevation)