Beachcomber Events

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3rd Mauritius Tour Beachcomber: A 5-star Mountain Biking Race

The third edition of the Mauritius Tour Beachcomber (MTB) will be held from May 17-19, 2018. The competition will yet again beckon mountain bikers in the very depth of a vast playing field loaded with challenges, discovery and breath-taking sceneries. The Beachcomber touch promises a dreamlike experience at each pedal stroke on unique trails, an experience where participants will expend their energy while contemplating the ocean from afar. 

Mauritius is more than an upmarket beach destination. Those who turned their gaze inland, were enthralled by its beauty. Who would have thought a few years ago, that a territory of 1865 square kilometres and 828 meters high, could hide an ultra-trail of 120 kilometres and unveil to the most courageous explorers, over 4500 meters of ascent right in the middle of diverse and rugged landscapes?

The Beachcomber group took up the challenge in 2014 by launching the Ultra-Trail Raidlight Beachcomber (UTRB). If running in the wilderness is fun, so can be mountain biking. This is how the idea of the Mauritius Tour Beachcomber emerged. It is the ideal platform for mountain bikers to unleash their competitive and adventurous spirit in open air. Fitness outdoors can also be two-wheeled! 

The third edition promises to be more spectacular. It confirms the innate potential of picturesque Mauritius to combine physical effort and the quest for authenticity in the most secret and isolated places. The Mauritius Tour Beachcomber and the UTRB pave the way for the ideal nature destination in the Indian Ocean.


James Reid

James Reid, official ambassador of the 3rd Mauritius Tour Beachcomber : Between cross-country and ultra-marathon

Straight from the elite category in South Africa, 25-year old mountain biker James Reid is a member of Team Spur. On July 9, 2016, he finished 41st at the World Cup organised by the Union Cycliste Internationale in Lenzerheide, Switzerland (UCI MTB WORLD CUP – XCO – DHI). The following week, he won the South African MTB National Championships and on August 21, 2016, he came out 42nd at the Olympic Games.

While cross-country is his specialty, he excelled in the Olympic version in South Africa. In 2013 and 2014, James Reid won the gold medal at the 95-kilometer ultra-marathon in Pietermaritzburg. Reid quit the sport for an undetermined period of time. However, he will definitely be present at the 3rd Mauritius Tour Beachcomber (MTB) scheduled from May 17-19, 2018.

James Reid has participated in the #GOGREEN campaign to improve waste management during endurance competitions in South Africa. The official ambassador of MTB 2018 will definitely not go unnoticed in a few weeks!

Shandrani Beachcomber Resort & Spa, the best choice for accommodation, right in the heart of the MTB

The Shandrani Beachcomber Resort & Spa is the place for start and finish for almost all the stages of the MTB 2018 It will also host the briefing, the delivery of race numbers, the pre-race and post-race technical support, as well as shuttle service for the competitors. The terrain around, with tracks of stone, earth and sand, as well as the surrounding fields all represent an ideal ground for warm-ups and for the last training sessions before D-Day. And why not go there for beautiful biking outings with family and friends before or after the MTB?

The Shandrani Beachcomber is therefore the ideal choice for accommodation during the MTB and, more generally, for the action-packed holidays, as the resort offers a choice of outdoors activities, including a “pitch-and-putt” golf course, a sail club, a diving center as well as a kids club, as close to nature as you can get.

This elegant 5-star hotel is situated on a private and protected peninsula adjacent to a marine park and a few minutes away by boat from the natural sanctuary of the Ile Aux Aigrettes. The resort boasts pristine beaches that lead to lagoons of your choice – calm ones or a more spectacular creek.

Beachcomber has a special package for MTB participants and their relatives.


For MTB participants requesting tent space


Tent space for MTB participants will be available at Shandrani Beachcomber.

Please contact ROAG to book your tent space at latest 15.05.18 (limited space)

Tents will NOT be provided by the organizer.

Access to shower and WC will be available in a specific area


Breakfast and dinner

- A supplement of Rs1800 per day per participant will be charged should he wish to enjoy the following: dinner* and breakfast at Main restaurant (Buffet style).

- Dinner includes one bottle of water, one soft drink and one coffee or tea excluding consumption at the bar. 

- Trousers are mandatory for men.

- An accompanying person (under the tent) will be charged Rs 2300 for same facilities.

- At the bar, drinks will be charged upon consumption by credit card only.



- Lunch and soft drinks are included in the race price for registered participants

- Lunch for the accompanying person will be advised shortly.