Points of Interest
- First downhill section on the bike. Grass & mud.
- Short loop with muddy descent and steep climb on the bike.
- Mirador viewpoint overlooking both the bike and run.
- Large iron water pipe. Bikes ride beneath along the track; runners crouch to pass underneath it three times.
- Steep muddy descent leading to the first river crossing of the run.
- For the run: River crossings, water gardens, waterfall & bamboo tunnel.
- Viewpoint on hill looking over the lake and far into the tea fields including views of single track (no 12) and Kanaka. Short, steep climb on the run.
- View of the run passing below.
- Viewpoint into the jungle (no 10).
- Hidden clearing in the jungle of Travellers Trees. Technical descent for the runners with a water crossing followed by a tough climb.
- Runners cross the dam as part of their tour of the lake.
- Bike: Single track in the tea fields with narrow rocky section.
- Small planted forest of palm trees.
Points of Interest
There are several river crossings on the course. Most can be ridden without a problem but if there has been a lot of rain then you might have to dismount and cross on foot.
There are a couple of points noted below where special care should be taken especially if you are not a regular mountain biker.
- Single track in the tea fields with narrow rocky section – attention.
- Water crossing followed by a sharp left turn into a muddy track.
- Sharp left turn into single track lined with tea trees and the novembrier plant – followed by steep river crossing – attention, dismount recommended to cross river.
- Long moderate climb up through the tea fields. Rocky in places.
- Beautiful, hidden tea field with moderate ups and down and a river crossing.
- Climb towards and descent from Trou Kanaka. Rocky downhill track on the first descent followed by a short, steep climb to a single track section.
- Access to transition is restricted to competitors and officials only.
- Bikes must not be ridden inside transition (the whole area marked in yellow). The mount / dismount points will be indicated and marshalled.
- There will be officials in transition to assist you and ensure the rules of transition are followed.
- Duathletes will enter transition from their first run using the same route up from the lake as the swimmers.
- Teams: Cyclists will wait far their swimmers (triathlon) or runners (duathlon) at the entrance of transition. Runners will wait for their cyclists at the exit of transition.
- Split times will be taken by the race timer at the exit of transition.