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Train Away

Whether you’re preparing for a racing season or cycling event, building towards fitness goals, new to riding in groups or recovering from injury, our coaches have been there and done it.  They know how to support you physically and mentally to progress with confidence through a block of structured cycling.  You’ll finish the training camp a better cyclist.

Location & Accommodation

We are based at The Albir Playa Resort & Spa, on the Costa Blanca, Spain.

This small town offers a great base for exploring the beautiful natural reserves and orange groves somewhat hidden from the busier resorts to the south.

Our four-star hotel has a health spa and swimming pool for post ride recovery. The buffet meals are tasty and plentiful! Most evenings we end up in the bar for chat and we always find a pizzeria for our last night.

Fully Coached & Supported

Every ride is accompanied by a qualified coach who offers individual guidance on your technique, efficiency, effort and skills.  We ensure that you are able to ride in a group and gain maximum benefit from structured intervals – for example: sprint efforts, through-and-off, cornering, descending & climbing techniques, power tests.  Each route is planned to make sure you are able to progress over the week and moving between groups is encouraged.

The Best Routes

We provide GPX routes that cover a variety of terrains and challenge – from new riders to those who are race training. Col de Rates is a favourite climb for all abilities, one side or the other or both! Routes vary in length with faster groups on 100-130 km and slower up to 80 km.

Training Camp Sample Route 1

7035ft

elevation

70

miles

4:18

time

Training Camp Sample Route 2

9143ft

elevation

94

miles

5h45m

time

Training Camp Sample Route 3

7235ft

elevation

69

miles

4:11

time

Training Camp Sample Route 4

9105ft

elevation

88

miles

5:21

time

Bike Hire

If you’d rather hire a bike than take your own, Elite Bikes based opposite the hotel at Albir charge just £85 for the week.

Merida Scultura or Ridley Helium bikes
Shimano Ultegra 11 speed mechanical groupsets
Bottle cages, pump, pedals included
Upgrades can be arranged

Women’s Training Camp Option

For women who are focused on a racing season, charity event or simply want to improve your fitness and skills on a bike, this training camp is organised into ability groups so you can achieve your goals. Our female coaches work with Paul Mill to guide your training over 6 rides and to supplement this with specific stretching sessions and advice on strengthening key muscles. Spa treatments are also recommended for those recovery afternoons.

Club & Clients
Training Camp

17 – 24 February 2018

Training and riding with friends

Mutual support on and off the road

£599 pp
Based on two sharing
Single supplement available

Open
Training Camp

17 – 24 March 2018

Block training for all cyclists and triathletes

Strength & stretching sessions

Spa treatments available

£649 pp
Based on two sharing
Single supplement available

Womens
Training Camp

14 – 21 April 2018

Block training for all female cyclists and triathletes

Strength & stretching sessions

Spa treatments available

£649 pp
Based on two sharing
Single supplement available

Happy Campers

The Experience

What you can expect from Training Camp

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Having arrived via budget airline to Alicante, we set up the bikes or fit the hires and poodle off for a couple of hours to find a café and get to know each other. Dining each night is buffet style and we congregate after in the bar for evening chat and a briefing about the next day’s ride.

There are different group rides to choose from depending on individual fitness, goals and preferences. We all set off at the same time each morning after breakfast between 9.00-10.00 and return for lunch and an afternoon’s recovery. Rides vary according to terrain and distance, but usually all groups are cycling in the same location and sometimes see each other as well as a few pro teams. You may have specifics for your ride – intervals, through-and-off, sprint efforts, an FPT or simply endurance improvement over the week. No one is dropped and everyone rides at their own level.

Our training camp weather is always better than home! Even in early February the shorts are on. With an optional recovery ride mid week, we complete six rides on beautiful roads; east along the coast to Calp and Denia and west on the mountain roads in the Guadalest region, covering inland valleys and orange groves along the way.

Everyone climbs the Col De Rates – some twice, in both directions. Most leave for the UK on the Saturday morning flight, some choosing to extend their holiday for a few more days.