Mauritius can quickly become a real playground for those who like to exercise, on land, water or in the air. There is no shortage of choices. Discover Mauritius in a different way, so many who visit the island just to sunbathe and relax. But others want more of this unique adventure, for sports and nature lovers, we have chosen sports events that will make your holiday an unforgettable and fun adventure!
Nando’s Open Water Swim
The 45th edition of Nando’s Royal Life Saving Society Open Water Swim will be held on Sunday April 19th. The event, which will start on the idyllic beach of Pereybère, will include three races. The main event, the 3.8 km long freestyle race, will welcome renowned local and international swimmers. Mauritius’ climate lends itself perfectly to aquatic activities. Islanders can enjoy swimming in the pool, rivers, lagoons, lakes, streams and, why not, the ocean. Swimming allows us to refresh ourselves while enjoying the picturesque exteriors and tropical sunshine.
Mauritius Tour Beachcomber (MTB)
The fifth edition of the Mauritius Tour Beachcomber (MTB) will be held from April 30 to May 2, 2020 and is a must for mountain bike enthusiasts. It will once again take mountain bikers inland in the heart of a vast playground combining challenges, discovery and breathtaking scenery. This fifth edition will be just as spectacular as the previous ones. Just as rich in challenge and adventure. It will be eminently southern and will take place between the south-west and the south-east in the heart of the tropical forest.
Ze Dodo Trail
A trail of reference in Mauritius, crossing crests and private areas of the west coast, steep climbs and descents, technical and really extreme – to do! One of the most interesting aspects of the Dodo Trail is that the event gives participants the opportunity to discover magnificent private estates, fabulous landscapes of the west coast and the many trails of the Black River Gorges National Park, whose peaks offer a breathtaking view of the Mauritian lagoon.
Over the years, the Mauritius Marathon has become one of the most popular marathons in the region and several international runners (41 nations) are expected to come to Mauritius for this occasion. Three events are on the programme for this day: the 42.195 km marathon, the 21.7 km half-marathon and the 10 km. Participants in the 42.195 km marathon will start from the public beach of St Félix at 6.30 a.m. to reach Le Morne, via Bel Ombre, before turning back to St Félix along the magnificent coastal road. The start of the half marathon will be given at 7 am on the beach of La Prairie in Baie du Cap.