NEW YEARS TRIATHLON CAMP
3YO Training camps offer’s a New Years triathlon camp from December 27th till January 3rd. We have planned a packed training week full fun yet hard yards. Swimming with the sun on your back, in a state of the art 50m outdoor pool, otherwise open water swimming in the dam of a beautiful wine estate. Cycling will include some of the most scenic rides in the world with views of surrounding mountains and vineyards. Running free to guarantee some awesome landscapes of a nearby nature reserve.
Our New Years triathlon camp includes: 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 training holiday from transfers to/from the airport and between activities to your accommodation for the week.
The New Years triathlon camp activities are subject to weather conditions and no swim, cycles or run are compulsory. Additional camp dates pre/post date of arrival or departure can be accommodated at additional $99 per day (sharing). We further are willing to help with any advice or booking of additional activities pre, during or post the training week.
NEW YEARS TRIATHLON CAMP
SWIM BIKE RUN UNDER THE AFRICAN SUN
We are based in Stellenbosch, South Africa, which is fast becoming the triathlon mecca for 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. The New Years triathlon camp will include a New Years eve party and a New Years day leisurely cycle followed by scrumptious picnic. An unforgettable New Years triathlon camp whilst you swim bike run under the African sun.
NEW YEARS CAMP WEEK PROGRAM
|6:00 - 13:00||13:00 - 17:00||17:00 - 21:00|
|Friday||Pick up from airport, check-in + setting up rental bikes||Early afternoon easy ride||Open water swim + night market|
|Saturday||Morning ride (2-3 hours)||Recovery swim (optional)||Late afternoon easy run to nearby nature reserve (1 hour)|
|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)||Mountain bike ride (optional, bike rent is not included), recovery swim||Massage|
|Tuesday, New Years Eve||Morning ride (2-3 hours)||Coached swim session||New years eve party (optional)|
|Wednesday, New Years Day||Morning ride to wine farm||Picnic / lunch at wine farm||Easy ride back|
|Thursday||3YO Triathlon practice – 1km swim, 43km bike (3 laps), 8km run (2 laps)||Safari game drive + wine tasting|
|Friday||Check out + Airport transfers||Optional ride/ swim for athletes leaving late|
NEW YEARS TRIATHLON CAMP PROMOTION
All our camps can be extended with extra training days (start earlier or stay longer). Extra days can be booked for $145 per day
All our camps can be extended with extra training days (start earlier or stay longer). Extra days can be booked for $125 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 $106 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 $93 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 $85 per day per person. Contact us for groups bigger than 12 athletes.
The Emonda ALR is available in the sizes 52/54/58 and can be rented for $224 per week / $28 extra days
Trek Émonda SL 5
A lightweight carbon road bike with a balanced ride quality, superior handling characteristics, and a parts group that's dependable over the long haul. It's a great choice for rides on hilly terrain, big climbs and speedy descents. The Emonda SL 5 is available in the sizes 47/50/52/54/56/58/60/62 and can be rented for $272 per week / $34 extra days
Trek Emonda SL6
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 $272 per week / $34 extra days
Trek Madone 9.5
The Madone 9.5 is the ideal aero road bike for triathletes and 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 $300 per week / $50 extra days
A fast and comfortable tt-bike. Carbon frame and fork and a Shimano 105 groupset. The Specialized Shiv is only available as a large and can be rented for $250 per week / $45 extra days
Let our partner Cycle4life built and box your bike.
DAY 1 (FRIDAY 27TH)
Arrival, check in, easy ride, open water swim
Your New Years triathlon camp starts with a transfer from Cape Town airport to Stellenbosch, 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. Today we do a short test ride to check if the bike is well adjusted to your body size.
Open water swim
Open-water swimming is often the most daunting part of a triathlon, especially for newcomers. With cold water, tight wetsuits and murky lakes to contend with, it’s not surprising first-timers, not to mention more experienced athletes, can become panic-stricken in the water come race day. However, by regularly putting into practice in our open-water sessions, and using the excellent open-water swim facilities at Boschendal there’s no reason why even the most nervous of swimmers can’t overcome their fears.
After the open water swim we will visit the night market at Boschendal for some nice farm meals and a drink.
DAY 2 (SATURDAY 28TH)
Morning ride, recovery swim, run
Around lunch time we visit the pool to arrange your pool and gym access for the rest of your New Years triathlon camp. You will have unlimited access to the gym, gym classes and the pool (within their opening times).
We will do a 1 hour easy run to the Jonkershoek nature reserve.
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.
DAY 3 (SUNDAY 29TH)
CAPE TOWN, MORNING RIDE, BRICK RUN, EXPLORE CAPE TOWN
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 go 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 €25), 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 30 TH)
LONG RUN, MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE, MASSAGE
For recovery we included a massage for you.
DAY 5 (TUESDAY 31 ST)
MORNING RIDE, SWIM SESSION, NEW YEARS PARTY (OPTIONAL)
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.
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 6 (WEDNESDAY 1ST)
MORNING RIDE, PICNIC / LUNCH AT JORDAN WINE FARM
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. This will be accompanied by estate-grown Jordan olives and homemade Thai chicken pâté, garlic aioli, beetroot and orange chutney, mixed herbs and piquanté pepper spread, and a compound butter. A sumptuous jewelled tabbouleh salad with smoked chicken, roasted nuts with citrus dressing, and honey and lime pineapple skewers served with cilantro.
DAY 7 (THURSDAY 2ND)
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.
The last session of the week is the 3YO Triathlon. A 1000 m Swim in the 50m pool, 43 km ride over rolling hills and an 8 km flat run. Who will be 3YO's New Years champion? A nice race to practice your transition, swim, bike and run skills.
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. For extra days (2 sessions a day) we charge R2000 per day (€119).
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.
Oh and it even has an indoor track
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. Stellenbosch lies ensconced in the Jonkershoek Valley and is surrounded by towering mountains and vineyards, making any dining experience memorable.
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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!
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