Tour De Hoop
Take in the splendour of Cape Nature’s flagship De Hoop Nature Reserve in the best way possible, by mountain bike. Slowing down and immersing yourself in nature will allow you to get closer to the reserve’s big game – like Bontebok, Cape Mountain Zebra and Eland – but also see the smaller things for which De Hoop is world renowned – like the hundreds of species of endemic fynbos and birds on the De Hoop Vlei. There are guided mountain bike tours to suit every fitness level and skill; with catering by the superb De Hoop Collection to ensure you’re well-nourished and hydrated throughout the ride.
De Hoop Training Camps
Come train in the one of the most beautiful locations in the Western Cape, De Hoop Nature Reserve. Whether you are putting in base miles or sharpening your skills for a big event De Hoop’s plethora of tracks, trails and long district gravel roads feature everything you’ll need to take your mountain biking to the next level. Plus you’ll get to enjoy the fantastic hospitality of the De Hoop Collection while you’re not riding, ensuring you’re well rested and nourished to perform to your best during each training session. Drawing on the vast knowledge of Lance Stephenson, one of South Africa’s few UCI accredited cycling coaches, the De Hoop MTB Training Camps will feature programmes designed using the latest sport science research principals.
On offer during the training camps are, 3 nights shared accommodation at the De Hoop Collection (private accommodation also available). Included in the R5 200 entry fee, along with the accommodation, is dinner, breakfast and lunch from Thursday evening to Sunday afternoon, private land access, water and nutrition points on route, and mechanical assistance.
The camps are structured to expose riders to back-to-back rides, teach stage race tactics and gain multi-day riding experience in a safe environment. By simulating a race environment, but with the safety net of a support vehicle, riders can experiment with equipment, nutrition and recovery techniques.
On the bike at the De Hoop MTB Training Camps riders will receive a general bike set-up, as well as coaching by Lance Stephenson on technical skills; nutrition; pacing; climbing, descending and bunch riding techniques; as well as pedal technique analysis and correction.
Fast Facts: De Hoop MTB Training Camps
|Dates:||On request (min 6 pax)|
|Where:||De Hoop Nature Reserve, Overberg, Western Cape|
|Cost:||R4 000 per person (shared accommodation)|
|Included:||All meals (3 days)|
|Bookings:||Email: email@example.com / Phone: 084 228 0414|
Stage Race Simulation
- Back-to-back rides
- Real world learning of tactical approaches to stage racing
- Safe environment to experiment with:
On-The-Bike Coaching by Lance Stephenson
- General bike setup
- Technical skills:
- Riding in a bunch
All three days of the De Hoop MTB Training Camps feature fully catered water points as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Download the forms, do payment and send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Download: Entry Form
Download: Indemnity Form
Download: Banking Details
To find out more or book contact:
Cell: 084 228 0414