Arabella Hotel & Spa is excited to host the Arabella Challenge which will take place twice in 2013.
The first event took place on 27 & 28 April 2013 and the second event will take place on the 21st and 22nd September 2013. The event will start and finish at the Arabella Country Estate (Phase 2 site, adjacent to the current Arabella Country Estate), situated on the foot of the Palmiet Mountain range, near Kleinmond. Your race will take you through breathtaking scenery including the Kogelberg Biosphere which will leave you in awe of its unspoilt beauty.
The name says it all – the Arabella Challenge promises to be a daring yet rewarding adventure.
MOUNTAIN BIKE EVENT
The Mountain Bike event will be a 2 day stage event with the route being approximately 45 km per day. Riders will enter as individuals with the event giving social riders the opportunity to experience a stage event under fun and non pressurized circumstances. Two water points on the route will provide sustenance for the riders and a chance to rest for a few minutes before continuing on their way.
The event will be timed (by Great Time) and will allow riders to come back in the future and try and better the time they achieved before.
For 2013 we will be hosting a maximum of 500 cyclists per event.
For those taking part in the event,as either runners or cyclists, who would like to stay close to the start/finish area, The Arabella Hotel and Spa will be offering accommodation packages for the weekend. The emphasis for the weekend at the hotel will be on family with spouses and children being most welcome. To reinforce this concept, the hotel will be running a full children’s programme to keep the little one’s entertained, and spouses will be able to enjoy the spa or the golf course while their athletes are taking on the routes of the Arabella Challenge.
To enhance the experience of the entire weekend the hotel will also be offering the following at the hotel itself to those taking part:
· Bike wash facilities
· Technical bike support on site for any last minute repairs
· Informative evening talks
· 15 minute leg massages in a separate venue
· Shuttle services for family to and from the start/finish
This event promises to be a wonderful experience for runners and cyclists alike; and a wonderful family weekend for those who choose to make use of the accommodation at the hotel. We aim to deliver an event that will become synonymous with the 5 star quality that The Arabella Hotel and Spa has become so well known for.