Travel Package fit for a pro
Port Elizabeth’s countdown is on for one of the most breathtakingly scenic and superbly organised cycling events on the calendar. In fact, elite cyclists are calling the Herald Continental Cycle Tour the ‘race of the year’.
It’s almost impossible not to be caught up in the euphoria of a race that winds through Port Elizabeth, bursts into lush farmlands, streams through small coastal villages, and hugs the spectacular coastline on the way to the finish. All the while, riders can lean into the peace of mind provided by the road closures as well as the 80 plus traffic officials, 105 marshals and teams of medics on duty.
The camaraderie of the race is heightened by the warm-heartedness of the local community as well as the festivity of the Race Village. Riders can look forward to a day of wholesome fun for the entire family with everything from face painting and play parks for the kids to food trucks, a coffee bar, a beer garden and live entertainment.
It is a race not to be missed, so let’s get you there in style. The Herald Continental Cycle Tour has created a travel package for Gauteng cyclists that includes everything from your road race entry and your return flights with Kulula to glorious food and accommodation at the sublime Radisson Blu Hotel, which is conveniently situated across from the Race Village.
In just one hour and 40 minutes, Kulula will take you from the bustle of Joburg to the bliss of Port Elizabeth – a journey that seems even shorter when you take advantage of their added extras such as their Q-Jump and ‘Very-Important-Bag status’.
The Herald Continental Cycle Tour travel package also includes car hire so you can whisk yourself straight to the Radisson Blu Hotel, where attentive staff, your Cycle Tour Hospitality Lounge pass and your Cycle Tour T-shirt will be waiting for you. That, and the most exquisite panoramic sea views you could imagine.
Your two night stay at the five-star hotel includes dinner, bed and breakfast, as well as an Amani Spa voucher to help soothe your tired body after a race well cycled. Not only is this hotel 300 meters from beautiful Blue Flag beaches, the spread of well-deserved R & R options the Sunshine Coast has to offer stretch far further than perfect beaches for strolling, splashing, surfing and lazing.
Port Elizabeth is the Bottlenose Dolphin Capital of the World, and a visit to the Friendly City is not quite complete without experiencing the sheer joy of watching these beautiful and charismatic creatures.
Port Elizabeth is also home to the largest breeding colony of African penguins in the world, and just one hour's drive from the malaria free Addo Elephant National Park, where you can see the Big 7 (that’s the Big 5 as well as the Southern Right Whale and the Great White Shark).
For the Herald Continental Cycle Tour travel package bookings and race entries, visit www.heraldcycletour.co.za or contact 041 504 7911 for more information.
Entries close 27 January 2019 at midnight.
Sunday, 24 February 2019
Start/Finish: Race Village, Pollok Beach, Port Elizabeth
06h00 106km Classic
08h00 55km Pursuit