Adventure Events

Arabella Challenge

Arabella Challenge

Trail Run & Mountain Bike Race


After the success of the inaugural Arabella Challenge in April 2013, Arabella Hotel & Spa is excited to host the 2nd Arabella Challenge in September. 

The 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), situated on the foot of the Palmiet Mountain range. 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.




21-22 September 2013: 2 DAY STAGE MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE - Day 1: 51km & Day 2: 41km  

21-22 September 2013: 2 DAY MOUNTAIN BIKE & RUN (DUATHLON) - Day 1: Mountain Bike Race 51km & Day 2: 16km Trail Run 

22 September 2013: TRAIL RUN RACE - 11km & 16km



Dates: 21 & 22 September 2013

Start Venue: Arabella Hotel and Spa (Phase 2), Western Cape, South Africa

Start Time: For both the Mountain Bike and Trail Run events - 08h00

Finish Venue: Arabella Hotel and Spa (Phase 2), Western Cape, South Africa

Entries Open: 16 January 2013 - Wednesday

Entries Close: 23 August 2013 - Friday

Entry Fees: Trail Run R200 per entry | 2 day stage Mountain Bike Race R950 per entry. 

R10 of every entry received for the Arabella Challenge will be donated to the Arabella Community Trust. 


• Mountain Bike Event - 2 day stage event: 51km on day 1 & 41km on day 2

• Trail Run Event - Novice Run of approximately 11 km | Advanced Run of approximately 16 km

• Duathlon Event - Day 1: Mountain Bike Race 51km | Day 2: Advanced Trail Run of approximately 16km

We will be hosting a maximum of 500 cyclists, 100 novice runners and 100 advanced runners in 2013.

To enhance the experience of the race, participants can benefit from the following at the start/finish:

• Bike wash facilities

• Hot showers (be sure to bring a towel to the event) 

• Food and beverages

• Technical support 

Last update on this event: 21/08/2013
Event added: 21/08/2013
General Event Details
Saturday, 21 September 2013 - Sunday, 22 September 2013
Western Cape, Hermanus