Girona Training Camps

Alpine Cadence : Supported rides for cyclists in the Alps
Girona Training Camps April 21 - 28  and April 28 - May 5  2018

For 2018 we'll again be in Girona for 2 weeks, join us for either week or both if you fancy a big block of training.

Girona has been used by many pro cyclists in recent years as a training base due to it's climate, varied terrain and great road quality. We'll be there in the spring for 2 weeks of epic riding. Our hotel in the old town of Girona will provide an atmospheric start and finish point for our daily adventures. Our daily rides will include beautiful coastal riding along the Mediterranean, tough climbs like the infamous Rocacorba and riding through the volcanic area of the Garrotxa. 

Although the riding on our trips is always the priority, mention has to be made of Girona's fantastic selection of restaurants. We'll help organise different restaurants for you every evening so that the eating is as much to look forward to as the riding!

The Schedule

Saturday 21st April or Saturday 28th April


Arrival at Girona or Barcelona airports, we'll collect you and get you settled into our hotel in the centre of Girona. Transfer time from Girona Airport is just 15 minutes, Barcelona is just over an hour away.


Over the next six days we'll ride a selection of loops from Girona that will be between 100km and 150km in length. There will be significant climbs each day although much of the riding will be on flat and rolling terrain. 5 of the days will have full vehicle support. One of the days, most likely in the middle of the week, will be considerably easier/shorter to allow some recovery during the week. Rides will generally begin at around 9.00, there will be a coffee/snack stop and the aim will be to complete rides by mid afternoon to allow for lots of recuperation and relaxing time. Each evening there will be an informal lecture/briefing session where there will be an opportunity to pick the brains of your coach and guide and to go over the route for the next day.

NEW FOR 2018

Alpine Cadence Club Championships! For 2018 we'll be adding a bit of spice and fun into our 2 weeks in Girona by integrating a friendly and inclusive 'Club Championships' into the weeks. There will be three carefully chosen Strava segments that will be part of our usual rides, the results from these segments will contribute to overall winners for men, ladies and age categories. The whole idea of this is to add a little bit of fun and competition without compromising or adapting the existing format in any way. We anticipate some riders relishing the chance to go for it a bit and push themselves and others being quite content to simply ride the route without any pressure to perform. Either way we anticipate this extra element being a fun addtition to the weeks. 

Who will enjoy this trip?
This centre based trip will suit a wide range of riders. There will be a large amount of group riding outside of the bigger climbs and being comfortable in a group environment will be useful. We will be running 2 groups of diifferent levels (numbers permitting)with both groups benefitting from our vehicle support. This trip will be particulary useful for anyone preparing and training for a key event later in the summer. This is a trip that will suit non cycling partners too. There's lots to see and do in the area, contact us to find a price for a non rider on this trip.

What's included?
  • Twin share, bed and breakfast accommodation in a cycle friendly 3 star hotel, centrally positioned in Girona. Single occupancy available at extra cost.
  • Transfers to and from Girona Airport, Barcelona Airport transfer available at extra cost.
  • 6 fully guided rides with full vehicle support present on 5 of those days
  • Informal evening lectures from a qualified coach.
What's not included?
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks, snacks and evening meals
  • Flights to and from Girona/Barcelona
Cost

£925


Contact us to find out more and to make a booking


 

IMPORTANT
 

Transfers to and from Girona Airport are included in the package and we can be  very flexible on pick up times. Barcelona Airport collection is possible too at a small additional cost. Please contact us before booking any flights to ensure that your proposed flight times will result in us being able to collect you promptly.