Sky Trails Plettenberg Bay SKY XC ENDURO 2021


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Cape Summer Villas Boutique Collection’s dream project of a bio-diverse, eco-estate with specialist mountain bike trails right in the middle of Plett, has finally become a reality.

To mark the official opening of the brand-new Sky Trails Plettenberg Bay, Cape Summer Villas Boutique Collection will be hosting a fun, family-friendly Sky XC Enduro 2021 event at Sky Villa Boutique Hotel, Barons View Estate, Plettenberg Bay on Saturday 4 December 2021 from 8am to 3pm.

The dream to create a specialist ‘mountain biking hub’ in Plettenberg Bay led to the purchase of a 500-hectare property below one of the premier establishments of Cape Summer Villas Boutique Collection – the 5-star Sky Villa Boutique Hotel.

To construct, manage and help grow the mountain biking and trails component of its masterplan the group teamed up with a local Trail Association, Trail Lynx – the organiser of this, the first official event at the brand-new Sky Trails.

The Sky XC Enduro 2021 event – in an “Enduro” race format – is for all riders. In an Enduro only the downhill segments of the route are timed – for this event there will be six timed stages and riders will wear a time-chip on their wrist, clocking in and out at the top and bottom of each run. The total ride is about 20km with 600m elevation. The fastest time over ALL six stages, is the winner. Entries in categories by age at registration (ID number required). E-bikes welcome.

“This is going to a great social affair and loads of fun as you won’t have to haul up the hills – rather take it slow – ride slow…even walk… chat to your mates about the last run, and the next. Do join us – come and play”.

Johan Vorster, Trail Lynx

Sky XC Enduro 2021 – a fun event with some prizes – but, as you will see on the day, everyone is a winner at an Enduro!

Date: Saturday 4 December 2021

Time: 08h00 – 15h00

07h00: Registration at Sky Villa Boutique Hotel (sign indemnity, collect time chips)

08h30: Race briefing and ride-out to the stages  (traditionally riders pre-ride the trails a few times to prepare themselves, but as no dangerous features the ride will be ‘blind’  – exactly what true enduro is all about)

±11h30: Prize-giving, lunch and fun festivities

Entry Fee: R250 per rider (online registrations only)

Event entries

For more information or race queries regarding the Sky XC Enduro 2021 contact Trail Lynx on 082 889 6515.

Guests staying at the award-winning Sky Villa Boutique Hotel will be able to conveniently drop straight onto the trails from the hotel – either a Day Pass(R50) or an Annual Pass (R450) can be purchased for access to the trails.  Guests are also encouraged to download the mySOS App  – an app with a built-in tracker that allows guests to alert the hotel to any medical emergencies.

Sky Villa Boutique Hotel, Plettenberg Bay

087 550 2967, 

Cape Summer Villas Boutique Collection 

Tel: +27 87 550 2967 

*In keeping with protocols regarding the coronavirus, Cape Summer Villas Boutique Collection is monitoring the situation, following guidelines and adhering to stringent health and safety cleaning protocols; the safety and well-being of guests and staff at all its properties being of the highest priority.

Cape Summer Villas Boutique Collection 

Cape Summer Villas is a boutique collection of exclusive accommodations in the Western Cape along the Cape Coast to Plettenberg Bay. Properties, well positioned within close proximity to popular tourist hotspots, offer luxury amenities and cater to the discerning guest. All the properties within the group have been carefully selected to showcase their surroundings and feature tastefully decorated interiors, the finest linen and 5-star service. A privately-owned hotel group, the Cape Summer Villas Collection has a total of eight properties. These include: 

22 Eikehoff Apartment and The Den Apartments in the university town of Stellenbosch

Pringle Bay Villa on the beach in Pringle Bay

Spanish Farm Guest Lodge in Somerset West, with views of False Bay and surrounding mountains

The Oubaai Villa is situated in the Oubaai golf estate in close proximity to George airport

In Plettenberg Bay:

  • Sky Villa Boutique Hotel with Villa One @ Sky with breathtaking views over the ocean
  • The Bungalow and the Bungalow Villa right on Hobie Beach

Tel: +27 87 550 2967


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