The Escape

camper van/caravan

The Escape


Daily massages are an important and one of the most soothing experiences of the event. Studies show that massage increases recovery and improves performance in multi-stage events, and it feels great! There will be qualified therapists who will be available to tape at each race village.


This service does not need to be pre-booked.


 A 20min daily massage is included in your entry but it is up to you to ensure you book a time and keep to that time. Missed bookings will be lost due to everyone having a booked time slot.


Massage booking times will be taken at race registration ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS.

We have made provision for a small number of camper vans /caravans within the race village but there is a nominal charge for this. We cannot cater for large numbers of supporters as space is at a premium and so there are a very limited number of supporter places available on a first come first served basis.


The additional cost for camper vans/caravan is $150 charge for “parking” space in the race village.


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full support

The Escape  provides a fully-supported race with one tent per team, plus three meals per day. However, we are unable to cater for supporters in the race villages for obvious reasons.


You must arrange your own transport to and from the race start/finish. Please contact us if you require airport transfers and accommodation pre and post event.


You will need to arrange your accommodation up to the prologue.


You may want to book accommodation for the 1st night if you arrive before Thursday and the night on your return/last stage and possibly ask them to keep your bike cases etc. until your return. There are a number of B&B’s and motels in and around Napier/Hastings/Havelock North which is around 5-25km from the race village.


You can find a variety of accommodation types on the  Hawkes Bay Tourism  Website,



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Supporters can purchase a meal package for the 3 days on a first come first served basis. This will allow you full access to the race village amenities and main marquee for all meals. Please note only a limited number of supporter packages will be made available so please book early to avoid disappointment.


The cost of a supporter package is $350 per person. There is no accommodation included in this package.









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The Escape

The Escape 3 & half day international mountain bike stage race that takes place in New Zealand’s North Island. We have ensured that The Escape, is a uniquely Kiwi event. As far as possible we have sourced nearly every service needed to organise an event of this magnitude, from within the local community.


We believe in supporting local and in turn this support will improve the economy of the Hawkes Bay areas. We use local volunteers and venues to ensure the race has a uniquely Kiwi “flavour”, while also using the local facilities and communities along the route.


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