3YO tailors triathlon camps to suite your specific budget and goals. From beginners up to high performance athletes, individuals, groups, clubs or families. We take out the headache of planning your triathlon camp whilst looking after all your needs. Whether you want one of our coached triathlon training weeks or follow your own training program.
Tailor made triathlon camps
3Yo’s triathlon camps can be adjusted to your wishes. We can adjust distance and pace of most rides and runs to match it with your level of fitness. Our triathlon camps are meant for beginner to advanced triathletes training for Olympic, half and full Ironman distance.
Stellenbosch is a sporting mecca with a proud history of achievements. It is also a prime destination for international triathletes. for training during the European winters. Facilities and services on-site include indoor and outdoor training fields, a state-of-the-art gym, access to leading sports scientists, doctors, coaches, physiotherapists and biokineticists.
NEW YEARS TRIATHLON CAMP
ESCAPE THE HORRIBLE EUROPEAN WINTER AND SWIM BIKE RUN UNDER THE AFRICAN SUN
This private and secure guesthouse has 7 double / twin rooms and 2 family rooms and can host up to 22 guest. It's close to several well-known attractions, 100m away from the stunning running and mountain bike trails, 1 km from the Olympic size pool and high performance gym and 800m from Dorp street with it’s coffee shops and restaurants. All luxury rooms have a view of the beautiful Stellenbosch Mountains and have a private bathroom. The accommodation has a swimming pool with a lounge and bbq area. There are kitchenettes in each room which include a kettle, tea and coffee and a bar fridge.
We are based in Stellenbosch, South Africa, which is fast becoming a cycling and triathlon training mecca during the European winters. It offers stellar training facilities and amazing cycling routes. 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. Winter will offer tumbling waterfalls and bubbling streams, while summer will offer hot sunny days and dry heat.
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. Stellenbosch lies ensconced in the Jonkershoek Valley and is surrounded by towering mountains and vineyards, making any dining experience memorable.
Want to do a race during your stay?
All our camps can be extended with extra training days (start earlier or stay longer). Extra days can be booked for R2,750 per day
All our camps can be extended with extra training days (start earlier or stay longer). Extra days can be booked for R2,000 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 R1,750 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
All our camps can be extended with extra training days (start earlier or stay longer). Extra days can be booked for R1,250 per day per person. Contact us for groups bigger than 12 athletes.
Make use of the 50m Olympic size pool and the high performance gym during your stay (included in all our triathlon camps)
Discover the beautiful Stellenbosch trails on a mountain bike. Including mountain bike rental, day permit and bike guide. This tour takes about 2 hours and will start from the guest house
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We can BUILD up your bike after arriving and BOX it for you after your camp
|GROUP 1||6:00 - 13:00||13:00 - 17:00||17:00 - 21:00|
|Friday||Pick up from airport and check-in + setting up rental bike||Early afternoon easy ride||Open water swim + night market|
|Saturday||Morning ride (2-3 hours)||Recovery swim (optional)||Late afternoon trail run (60 minutes)|
|Sunday||Transfer to Cape Town, long ride (3-4 hours) + brick run (5 km)||Off to discover Cape Town (visit Table mountain, Waterfront, Camps Bay?)||Athletes can stay the day in Cape Town, while we take your bikes back.|
|Monday||Morning long run (60-90 minutes)||Coached swim session||Massage|
|Tuesday||Morning ride (3-4 hours)||Recovery swim (optional)||Late afternoon recovery run (10 km)|
|Wednesday||Bike session ( hill repeats)||Recovery run||Mountain bike ride (optional)|
|Thursday||3YO Triathlon – 1km swim, 43km bike (3 laps), 8km run (2 laps)||Safari game drive + wine tasting|
|Friday||Check out + Airport transfers|
Do you need a bicycle for your training camp, day trip, race or just for a ride on your own? We have premium carbon road bikes, time trial bikes and mountain bikes that we rent out. All our road bikes are high performance, full carbon Trek road bikes (size 54 - size 60). We also rent out dual suspension / hard tail mountain bikes. We can deliver and pick up the rental bikes within a 90 km radius of Stellenbosch.
All rental bikes include: a helmet, saddlebag, flat kit, a CO2 cartridge or a pump. If you need anything else, just ask and we'll see what we can do to make it happen!
Between R400 - R950 a day
For Ironman, road races and long term rentals we have special packages.
Cycling around Stellenbosch makes for most scenic cycling routes around South Africa, with views out across the lush vineyards of Stellenbosch. Various mountain ranges and stunning coastal routes provide a scenic backdrop for cyclists as they take on the challenges of these routes. Our experienced 3YO coaches take you on safe roads, spectacular routes and we will customize the distance and routes for you!
All our rental bikes (Trek & Specialized) are in great condition and include a helmet, pedals and puncture equipment. Please let us know your size so we can arrange the right bike size for you.
We will sort out your rental bike asap when you arrive. Today we do a short test ride to check if the bike is well adjusted to your body size.
Open water swim
After the open water swim we will visit the night market at Boschendal for some nice farm meals and a drink
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.
The game drive takes about 2 hours and includes a tasting of Villiera’s wines & self-conducted cellar tour.
After a long flight you just want to go to your accommodation as fast as possible. That's why we have you picked up from Cape Town airport, no matter what time you arrive. 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. Depending on your time of arrival we will sort out your rental bike (if you rent one) as soon as possible or we can have your own bike built up by our partner BMT bike shop. After your hard triathlon camp we will transfer you back to the airport.
For recovery we included a massage for you, please let us know which day you really need it
During your triathlon camp you can make use of the state of art Olympic size pool (10 lanes x 50 m) and an indoor heated swimming pool both capable of hosting various regional, national and also international championships and training camps. During the summer months you have to share the pool with gold medal winners like Chad le Clos, Adam Peaty and Sarah Sjöström.
For a dedicated recovery the centre offers 3 ice baths (temperature of the water is kept at 7- 9 degrees Celsius), a warm contrast bath (temperature of the water is kept at 34- 37 degrees Celsius) and 6 massage therapy cubicles to aid recovery after training.
Chapman’s Peak Drive is one of the most popular cycle sections of the Western Cape and part of the Cape Town Cycle Tour route. Many people use the drive for training purposes and so do we. A Chapman's Peak ride is part of our triathlon camp, the ride starts and finishes in Cape Town (3-4 hours). We love this ride and want to share the scenery with you.
After the ride we do a 5km brick run on the beautiful Sea Point boulevard, after the run it's up to you. You can come back to Stellenbosch with us 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.
Stellenbosch was host to the World Cup mountain biking in 2018. It offers 100 km of trails for beginner to advanced riders,starting right from town center.
Boschendal proudly hosted the Cape Epic 2018 for 2 days and has recently opened the new Boschendal MTB Trails. With challenging single tracks, expect some sweet riding. The world class black route is proving to be a hit with intermediate to advanced riders, but we do have routes to suit families and casual riders.
Bike rent is not included, they can be rented for R400 per day