NEW YEARS CYCLING CAMP
3YO Training camps offer’s a New Years cycling camp from December 31st till January 7th. We have planned a packed cycling training week, full fun and hard yards. This cycling camp will include some of the most scenic rides in the world with views of surrounding mountains and vineyards.
The experience will include: access to pool and gym, airport transfers, a safari game drive, fun wine tasting, a day trip to Cape town, a massage, a mountain bike ride (optional) and a welcome breakfast. We take out the headache of planning your cycling holiday from transfers to/from the airport and between activities to your accommodation for the week.
The New Years cycling camp activities are subject to weather conditions and no ride is compulsory. We further are willing to help you with any advice or booking of additional activities pre, during or post the training week.
NEW YEARS CYCLING CAMP
CYCLING UNDER THE AFRICAN SUN
We are based in Stellenbosch, South Africa, which is fast becoming the triathlon mecca for cycling training during the European winters. It offers stellar training facilities. Stellenbosch has a fabulous sunny Mediterranean climate, warm sunny days and dry heat.
The scenic surroundings and mild weather are conducive to both indoor and outdoor activities, making it a popular sporting destination for young and old, the adventurer and the outdoor enthusiast. Outdoor sports lovers are spoilt for choice as mountain bike and running trails meander through fynbos, mountains and vineyards. Mountains, hills, valleys, forests and streams offer unequalled opportunities for both the outdoor and adventure enthusiast. In celebration of the New Year, the camp will include a New Years eve party and a New year day leisurely cycle followed by scrumptious picnic. An unforgettable New Years cycling camp whilst you cycle under the African sun.
NEW YEARS CYCLING WEEK PROGRAM
BOOK YOUR NEW YEARS CYCLING CAMP BEFORE THE 1ST OF NOVEMBER AND GET R800 (€50) DISCOUNT
|6:00 - 13:00||13:00 - 17:00||17:00 - 21:00|
|Friday, New Years Eve||Pick up from airport, check-in + setting up rental bikes||Early afternoon easy ride||New years eve party (optional)|
|Saturday, New Years day||Late morning ride to wine farm + lunch /picnic (not included!)|
|Sunday||Transfer to Cape Town, long ride (4-5 hours)||Off to discover Cape Town (visit Table mountain, beach,Waterfront etc.) (transfer back R400)||Cyclists can stay the day in Cape Town, while we take your bikes back.|
|Monday||Mountain passes ride (3-4 hours)||Mountain bike ride (optional)|
|Tuesday,||Morning ride (3-4 hours)|
|Wednesday||Long ride through winelands (3-4 hours)||Safari game drive + wine tasting|
|Thursday||Coastal ride (4-5 hours)|
|Friday||Check out + Airport transfers|
NEW YEARS CYCLING CAMP
All our camps can be extended with extra training days (start earlier or stay longer). Extra days can be booked for R1,950 per day
All our camps can be extended with extra training days (start earlier or stay longer). Extra days can be booked for R1,700 per day per person
All our camps can be extended with extra training days (start earlier or stay longer). Extra days can be booked for R1,500 per day per person
This camp can be extended with extra training days (start earlier or stay longer). Extra days can be booked for R1,350 per day per person
This camp can be extended with extra training days (start earlier or stay longer). Extra days can be booked for R1,250 per day per person
Trek Emonda SL6 Pro
A lightweight full carbon road bike with carbon wheels and an Ultegra groupset. It's a great choice for rides on hilly terrain, big climbs and speedy descents. The Emonda SL 6 is only available in size 54 and can be rented for R550 per day (1-4 days) / R500 per day (4+ days)
Trek Madone Speed
The Madone Speed is the ideal aero road bike for triathletes and cyclists who want to go fast, full carbon, deep section carbon wheels, disc brakes, Ultegra groupset and tribars!. The Trek Madone Speed is available in size 56 and can be rented for R750 per day (1-4 days) / R700 per day (4+ days)
Trek Madone 9.5
The Madone 9.5 is the ideal aero road bike for cyclists who want to go fast, full carbon, deep section carbon wheels and an Ultegra groupset. The Trek Madone 9.5 is only available in size 60 and can be rented for R550 per day (1-4 days) / R500 per day (4+ days)
A lightweight carbon road bike with a balanced ride quality, superior handling characteristics, and a Sram group set that's dependable over the long haul. It's a great choice for rides on hilly terrain, big climbs and speedy descents. The Amira is available in a size 54 and can be rented for R450 per day (1-4 days) / R400 per day (4+ days)
DAY 1 (FRIDAY 31ST)
Arrival, check in, easy ride, New Year party
Airport transfer from Cape Town airport, no matter what time you arrive, you will be picked up. If we can't pick you up ourself (Bram), we will arrange a transfer for you. But please tell us if you bring your own bike ;-). It takes about 45 minutes from Cape Town International airport to your accommodation in Stellenbosch.
We will sort out your rental bike asap when you arrive. We do a short test ride to check if the bike is well adjusted to your body size.
To end the the year, we want to celebrate New Years eve with you. The party starts around 21:00 and is a just a 5 minutes drive from your apartment. It's a "bring it your own" and it includes a glass of Champagne at 00:00. Don't make it too late because we ride again in the morning.
DAY 2 (SATURDAY 1ST)
MORNING RIDE, PICNIC / LUNCH AT JORDAN WINE FARM
Today we ride from Stellenbosch to Franschhoek, about 70km - 90 km. Beginners can easily do the ride to Franschhoek and the more advanced riders can even climb the beautiful Franschhoek pass. The ride starts with a moderate climb over the scenic Helshoogte pass (+/- 250m elevation). From there a fast down hill ride, passing Boschendal and many other wine farms. We cycle on roads with wide shoulders. A support car will follow the riders.
To start the the year, we do an easy ride through the Winelands. We end the ride at Jordan, wine farm. Where we will have a New Years picnic. Private picnic pods with breathtaking views of the Stellenbosch Valley includes a picnic basket for two filled to the brim with delectable treats from The Bakery at Jordan. The picnic baskets contains enough for two people, including a bottle of Chameleon wine and Jordan spring water. The baskets will include freshly baked, wood-fired vegetable focaccia and Cape seed loaf to be enjoyed with a selection of charcuterie, including Italian Coppa, South African biltong and salami Napoli and locally produced hard and soft cheeses like Camembert, Brie, Stanford and Boerenkaas.
DAY 3 (SUNDAY 2ND)
CAPE TOWN, MORNING RIDE, EXPLORE CAPE TOWN
After the ride it's up to you. You can come back with us to Stellenbosch or you can spent the rest of the day in Cape Town (visit Table mountain, Camps Bay, Waterfront etc.). A taxi / Uber transfer back is not included (cost about $35), but we will take care of your road bike.
Early morning we leave to Cape Town for our favorite cycle ride (3-4 hours). Starting in Green Point, Cape Town over the famous Chapman's peak (one of South Africa's most beautiful mountain passes), all the way to Kalk Bay. During the ride we will pass small postcard towns like Houtbay, Noordhoek and Simons Town. Enjoy the beautiful views of the stunning beaches and blue ocean.
DAY 4 (MONDAY 3 RD)
MORNING RIDE, MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE, MASSAGE
For recovery we included a massage for you.
DAY 5 (TUESDAY 4 TH)
Today we ride the stunning coastal route to Rooi Els 70- 100 km. Beginners can start their ride in Gordons bay and the more advanced riders will cycle all the way from Stellenbosch. The route goes through the beach towns Strand and Gordons Bay, spectacular ocean views are guaranteed and if you are lucky you might even spot a whale or some dolphins.
DAY 6 (WEDNESDAY 5 TH)
DAY 7 (THURSDAY 6 TH)
3YO TRIATHLON, SAFARI GAME DRIVE, WINE TASTING
This afternoon we will do a 2 hour game drive at Villiera wine farm. Expect to see some giraffes, kudu's, zebra's, wildebeests and much more. For the afternoon we planned a safari game drive at a wildlife sanctuary situated at Villiera's vineyards, 15 minutes outside Stellenbosch. It includes 12 dams plus marsh areas which attract a huge variety of bird-life. Indigenous trees are grown in old milk containers, plastic water bottles etc. Thousands of indigenous trees have also been donated by the Cape Garden Centre. To date well over 100 000 trees have been planted. A number of mammals have been introduced in the Wildlife Sanctuary: Springbuck, Kudu, Giraffe, Bontebok, Eland, Gemsbok, Black Wildebeest, Bush Pig, Burchell's Zebra, common Duiker, Steenbuck, Waterbuck and Grysbok.
The Game Drives last about 2 hours and includes a tasting of Villiera’s wines & self-conducted cellar tour.
Today we ride the "prison loop". The route goes over the beautiful Hells Hoogtepass, through Paarl and all around Simonsberg and Paarl mountain (90km - 100 km). Rolling hills all the way.
DAY 8 (FRIDAY 3RD)
CHECK OUT, AIRPORT TRANSFERS, OPTIONAL RIDE
The last day of the New Years camp.....Check out, return of the rental bikes and transfer back to Cape Town international airport. The athletes who leave late can leave their luggage at the reception and can still make use of the gym and the pool or we might even fit in a short ride. If you want to discover South Africa after the camp, we are willing to give you some tips (there is a lot to do /see). Traveling around by car is very easy and renting a car is quite cheap (try to book in advance). You are also more than welcome to extend your camp with extra training days.
Black horse self catering apartment
Our main accommodation is conveniently located at the Black Horse Centre (3 star, a stylish, well-appointed en-suite accommodation. The Black horse has 15 Double / twin rooms with a sleeper coach and adoption to place up to a extra bed, so up to 4 athletes can share the room. Colourful and contemporary, the feature of each room is a large format image of Cape flowers, whilst the windows frame the gorgeous backdrop of the Stellenbosch mountains beyond. The Black Horse Accommodation is the perfect base for athletes who wants to be close to the sports facilities and close to the town center.
Location The Black horse is located only 30 min drive from Cape Town International Airport. Just a 3 minutes walk from center of Stellenbosch and 20 minutes drive from the nearest beach. Centre facilities on your doorstep, restaurants , coffee shops, shops, car rentals and a travel agency. Off-site Gym, pool, sport fields, athletic track within walking distance Our partner BMT bike shop is next to the complex. We start most of our training sessions from this location.
- Satellite TV
- Free wifi
- 24 hour security
- Little kitchen with microwave and tea and coffee facilities
- Next to bike shop
- Town center
OLYMPIC SIZE POOL, HIGH PERFORMANCE GYM, BRAND NEW ATHLETIC TRACK
The high performance training facilities are based in the heart of Stellenbosch. Our training camps includes access to a heated 50m Olympic size pool (FINA Standard), ten lanes with a constant depth of 2 meters. In the summer months it is frequented visited by pro triathletes like Flora Duffy, Bradley Weiss, Jodie Swallows and James Cunnama and many more international pro's wishing to escape the European winter. Besides the 50m pool there is also a 25m indoor pool. Don't be surprised when you have a whole 25 m lane for yourself.
All our athletes have access to the Maties sports center. It contains weight training areas which are equipped with a large variety of equipment that allow a large number of members to train simultaneously. A Dedicated High Performance training section that is generally used by members as well as International Athletics Federations such as UK Athletics, German Athletics, and Austria Athletics. The gym also has large variety of cardiovascular training equipment including stationary cycles, elliptical trainers, indoor rowers, steppers and treadmills.
Wining and dining
Whether you take a morning walk or afternoon stroll, you’ll find a huge variety of cafés, coffee shops and small restaurants lining the streets in the town centre. There are more than 200 restaurants offering the most basic dishes to over-the-top and 5-star dining experiences, set both in the town and on many of the wine farms. A special aura abounds within restaurants housed in Cape Dutch buildings, while those with ultra-modern interiors reflect the diversity that is dining in Stellenbosch. Fine dining restaurants, laid-back bistros, coffee shops, sidewalk cafés and fast food outlets abound and offer traditional Cape cuisine and South African specialities, to the most exotic international cuisine. Stellenbosch restaurants were once again awarded Top 10 status in the Eat Out Restaurant Awards.
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-10 Celsius & 70km/h wind in Geneva - makes one want to go to some sunny, warm place... Escape to South Africa for some cycling & running with Annchen Clarke (Kona World Championships finisher) and Bram Peereboom(MTB champ) - these two make the most amazing training camps! Top-notch coaching, assured security (in SA!) and a lot of extra attention: sharing with us a bit of their South African dolce vita (wine, wine and more wine!) <3 Dankie Annchen & Bram!
In case you were wondering I did sneak in some time for my iron man training in South Africa! Overdue thank you to Bram & Annchen for arranging out cycling, swimming & running adventures and taking me in as part of the family! I had such a wonderful time, despite having a little too much wine the day before! All my love!
If you love sunshine, beautiful scenery and epic tri training this is the camp for you....Thank you Annchen Clarke and Bram Peereboom for a fab week
Training in Stellenbosch is a MUST for all triathlon or multisport athletes! Annchen & Bram are super hosts and coaches offering a really focused and personal training camp. I could not recommend more packing your bike up and heading to 3YO in the stunning Western Cape with first class international athlete facilities. You may even bump into a pro-star or two!
There is no denying that every trip changes our way of thinking and seeing the world. It is almost impossible to travel to a different place, to experience new things, to live incredible adventures and then to remain as if nothing had happened. An internal click type occurs! But surely travel is striking in different ways: some are more philosophical and make you rethink your life; while others take your breath away and leave you full of adrenaline. There are priceless experiences, and one of them this time was to practice triathlon in an incredible place and counting on the great help of a local specialized company, the @3yo_trainingcamps