Get active in Mauritius09/05/2018
Mauritius, famous for its friendly locals,white sandy beaches, turquoise lagoons and adrenaline pumping sporting events. Wait - you didn't think all there was to do on the island was lie on the beach? There really is so much on offer alongside beach beauty, so much so that we think it's time to jump off your sun lounger and explore the active side of Mauritius.
Beachcomber hold some fantastic events designed to help you venture further afield and unleash your competitive side. Shandrani Beachcomber, nestled on a peninsula near Blue Bay marine park is the perfect base for those seeking an energetic holiday, exceptional service and careful attention to detail. And we know you won't want to miss out on two of our favourite events held in close proximity to the hotel; the challenging Mauritius Tour Beachcomber or the thrilling Ultra-Trail Raidlight.
So, how will you choose to experience the wild beautiful nature of Mauritius - by two-wheels or on foot?
Gear up for some serious fun
Eagerly anticipated, the fourth edition of the Mauritius Tour Beachcomber (MTB) is the ideal platform for mountain bikers to push themselves and test their limits. Starting this April - the 120km trail offers a taxing terrain of stone, earth and sand with a 4,500-meter ascent.
An enchanting mix of sport and nature, MTB is a vast playground of challenges, discovery and breath-taking scenery. So, while you gear up and put the pedal to the metal you can admire the diverse landscapes from rugged mountains to gorgeous coastal areas and picturesque sugar cane fields. But wait it gets better, just when you feel the need to stop and refuel the hotel Executive Chefs have a tasty and rejuvenating buffet prepared and riders can enjoy dynamic massages after each stage of the race - the perfect way to ease those aching joints!
The fun isn't limited just to adults though as three tracks have been specially designed for children (aged 5-12) with a programme of fun activities set to keep them entertained long after they've finished the race. Registration is open until 15th April so why not push your limits and gear up for some serious fun?
On your marks... get set...GO
Lace up those trainers, stretch those muscles and get yourself in the starting block are you ready to embark on a thrilling running adventure? With it's unique mix of challenging and enticing races the Ultra-Trail Raidlight Beachcomber (UTRB) event in July is gathering great momentum in the popularity stakes, attracting professionals, avid trailers and nature lovers alike.
Run along grassy trails starting at Paradis Beachcomber and finishing at Shandrani Beachcomber. Take your pick between the 10k, 25km or 47km trails or push yourself to the limits with the 100km ultra-trail. If you thought all there was to Mauritian landscape was beautiful beaches and turquoise lagoons, this event will make you think again, with technical descents through tropical forests, nature reserves and along the winding southeast coast. UTRB provides the perfect opportunity for participants to challenge themselves whilst uncovering the most beautiful parts of the island.
As well as testing your physical limits, all trail-runners will be helping to support a great cause. Working in partnership with the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation,a donation from participants entrance fees will go towards the protection of endangered flora, fauna and preserve biodiversity hotspots such as Île aux Aigrettes.
And after all that action you'll probably want to kick back and recharge your batteries and who could blame you. Go ahead and treat yourself to an indulgent spa treatment or unwind on the beach with a cocktail in hand. There will be plenty of surprises to keep you going along the route including refreshment stations and you won't want to miss the beach BBQ on the Saturday 27th July.
Are you feeling inspired to get active in Mauritius? Give our friendly reservation team a call to discuss more.