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spanish Training Camps 2022

Our winter and spring Spanish training camps offer the chance to prepare for your season in the fantastic terrain of La Alpujarra in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Catering both for experienced riders and those new to sportives we will focus specifically on preparing for mountainous riding with climbing and descending technique emphasised using the fantastic local terrain to it's full potential. There will be evening talks covering training and nutrition and riding analysis to ensure you get the most out of your week's training and preparation. 

If you're interested in optimising your training leading up to an event check out our custom coaching plans.

Terrain Preview

This will be a very personalised camp with small groups and video footage and analysis to ensure you get the best possible preparation for your key summer goals. Check out the video below for a preview of the riding you can expect or for more details on the area check out this article on Wheelsuckers.

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Cycling CAMP DATES

Our Spanish training camps offer the chance to prepare for your season in the sunshine and mountains of Southern Spain.

Spring Camps

Sierra Nevada, Andalucia
20 Feb - 27 Feb
Sierra Nevada, Andalucia
27 Feb - 6 Mar






Winter Camps

Dates to be confirmed






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TRAINING Camp Packages


What's Included

Included in our Camp Packages

Return Transfer from Malaga Airport

Transfers for non-recommended flights will incur an extra charge.

7 Nights Accommodation

En-suite Rooms.

 Breakfast & Evening Meals

Three course evening meal with drinks included.

7 Rides

7 led group rides with route maps and Garmin files.

Video Analysis

Video analysis of your descending technique.

Hydration

Cereal Energy Bars & Drinks to start your ride.

Evening Talks

Evening talks designed to improve your performance including training, technique and nutrition.

Fantastic Terrain

Fantastic mountainous terrain and a warm climate that makes tough training a pleasure.

Minor Repairs

Workshop and mechanic for minor repairs and spares (at cost).

What's not Included

Additional costs to consider

International Flights to Malaga Airport

We can recommend departure from various UK Airports.

Full in-ride Nutrition

We provide energy drinks to start and there are frequent places to refill water during the rides.

Lunches

Lunch is either a stop en-route or locally after the ride.

Drinks & snacks

Evening drinks and other snacks.

Travel Insurance

Please purchase medical insurance for your trip.

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Cycling Camp Pricing

Due to the current uncertainty prices are in Euros, you can still pay in Sterling at the exchange rate at that time. Please contact us to confirm current price in Sterling.

Unlike some camps we offer everything you need for a fantastic trip to the sun including meals and airport transfers from Malaga airport. If you do not require airport transfer the price can be reduced by €50. Please check before booking your flights so we can ensure that the flight times work with the transfers as individual transfers will incur a supplement.

Camp
Destination
Price
Spring

Sierra Nevada, Andalucia, Spain          per week - sharing a twin room with en-suite bathroom

€640

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Spring

Sierra Nevada, Andalucia, Spain          per week - single occupancy

€740

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CUSTOM CAMPS | Discounts available for Clubs, Teams & Larger Bookings

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What you need to bring

  • Your bike, please ensure this is in good condition on arrival, minor repairs needed during your stay will be done free of charge providing the bike arrives in a clean and well serviced state (spares are not included in the price).

  • Cycling kit and helmet (helmets are compulsory in Spain).

  • Low gearing (39x27 or lower is recommended, preferably a compact chainset).

  • Armwarmers, cap, a rain cape and long fingered gloves are advised for long descents from high altitudes (we will climb up to over 1500m).

  • Basic spares and a pump as you would take on any ride.

  • Travel insurance

  • An European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) to ensure that health care is covered under the Spanish health service.

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Why attend a training camp with Custom Cycle Coaching?

Our Spanish training camps are staffed by experienced coaches and ride leaders there to ensure you get the most out of your stay. The camp offers unrivalled terrain and weather at this time of year and is perfect if you're training for a challenging event such as the Haute Route, Marmotte or l'Etape du Tour. We have small groups and will tailor the training to your needs focussing on climbing and descending technique that is simply impossible to replicate in the UK. For an example of the riding you could do over a week's stay click here.

'La Alpujarra' region cannot be rivalled for the combination of mountainous terrain and warm climate early on in the year with daily maximum temperatures averaging ~20°C. It is frequently used in races such as the Vuelta a Espana and by pro riders for training camps, as well as local races and the 'Gran Fondo Alpujarra'. You will stay in a charming Andalucian village in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, but with the Mediterranean coast (la Costa Tropical) under 40km away. 

 Check out what people are saying about our camps...

The Alpujarra region is a hidden gem for cycling, and Tom knows the roads (and the cafes) like a local. I’ve been out for the last 4 years, and it’s a superb place to start the season on the right foot. The roads are quiet, and well surfaced, and the routes are amazing…whether you want long climbs, coast rides, or even the occasional easy day to a café, Tom has you covered. The camps are relaxed, friendly affairs, with options for longer or shorter rides over a variety of terrain, but always beautiful views.

Tom ran an excellent training camp, which was more challenging than previous camps I had been on in Mallorca, but which was designed to include a mix of longer, harder rides and shorter days, so that by the end of the week I felt that I had got some really good training in without returning home overly fatigued. I’d highly recommend the experience.

Top quality riding in beautiful, tranquil environments. The routes available are diverse and give you a great mix of climbing, flat and rolling roads. Tom and Stephen make the riding great fun and know the area intimately, which when coupled with their experience and backgrounds, renders you confident that you’re in good hands. Would go back in an instant.

The region was perfect for a training camp, with some testing climbs and wonderful long descents that challenged your skills and made sure you got the most out of all the hard effort on the way up. Tom and Steve knew the area really well, and gave us freedom to pick routes and different options based on how we were feeling. It felt at times that we had the roads to ourselves, with great support from the team and a chance to test yourself against some strong riders. The knowledge and experience from cycling shone through with Tom and Steve, creating a really relaxed atmosphere where you could soak up hints and tips about riding and racing back home. I'll be there next year, and hope it’s a great experience again!

You may find a brief moment, after an hour long climb and just before a 20km descent, in which you forget the screaming pain in your legs and just get lost in the spectacular scenery. What you get after a week of those moments is some of the best rides you can ever do with some of the best coaches and riders you will ever ride with.

This is the first training camp I have been on, the routes were challenging and made for great training. Combined with the people, it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience.