Lush and untouched forests, rolling mountains, sandy beaches and blue lagoons, the south is a sumptuous collection of wild and natural treasures. Whether you are an everyday-sports type of person or a oh-I’m-getting-fat-I-need-to-do-some-sports type of person, this sensational sports hub has got something for everyone, from water sports to land sports and everything in between. In addition to being naturally endowed, this region offers a number of top-notch sporting activities and hosts a series of local and international competitions all which can be enjoyed by the Heritage Villas Valriche owners.
For mountain or trail lovers: Heritage Trail
Want to discover the most pristine parts of the wild south by foot? Then you should definitely not miss the annual Heritage Trail held every year. This year, the trail took place on the 11th of August with over 825 local and international participants. From beginners to experienced trail runners, everyone had a whale of a time jogging through Baie du Cap, Chamarel and Heritage Bel Ombre.
The trail had different race categories: the 10km trail, a breezy run through the countryside, the 21km trail, a more difficult but worthwhile race, and the challenging 55 km race which took the trail runners to the highest summits of Heritage Bel Ombre. Even kids had the opportunity to participate in a fun 3 km jog.
Heritage Trail gives you some time to appreciate Mother Nature and breath in the purest air while exploring the hidden treasures of the south-west coast of Mauritius.
For ocean enthusiasts: GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Mauritius 2019
Another truly unforgettable experience in the south-west of the island took place from the 6th to the 15th of September. The GKA (Global Kitesports Association) Kite-Surf World Cup Mauritius 2019 invited lovers of this sport from Mauritius and abroad to hit the beach in Bel Ombre. Organised by Heritage Resorts in collaboration with the GKA, this annual championship consisted of two main disciplines namely the kite-surf and freestyle.
Discover Mauritius’ breath-taking lagoon and fulfil your passion by pumping and launching your kite on the beach, live out one of the breeziest experiences ever in the wild and sporty south.
For golf lovers: AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open
Pioneered in Mauritius by the British Military in the mid-19th century, golf has now become a popular sport in Mauritius. Since 1994, many international golf tournaments have been organised on the island. Golf lovers, get ready! This year, once again, the biggest golfing event in the Indian Ocean will be held for the fifth time.
The AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open is the only tri-sanctioned tournament promoted by the Asian, European and Sunshine Tours. This epic event will be held as from the 5th to 8th of December 2019 at Heritage Golf Club and the champion shall win a cash prize of 1 million Euro.
If you are not fan of international competitions, there is still a variety of other outdoor adventures for you to discover in the wild sporty south of Mauritius.