Gardens - Spring Cycling Training Camps 2013
to 24th March 2013
Why not have a week's cycling holiday and a week's cycling training at the same time? Our 2013 Cycling Preparation & Training camps are based at Albir Gardens in Costa Blanca, we also run camps in Majorca, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote, not forgetting our very popular Sportive training camps in Skipton back in the UK, ideal for the likes of the Etape du Tour and La Marmotte.
The Costa Blanca is arguably one of the best places in Europe to base your pre season cycling training. It is a known fact that the weather is much warmer at this time of year than other European destinations, and is the reason why many of the top professional teams use the area for their pre season training. The roads are of good quality and there is a choice of either coastal, hilly and even mountainous rides, with some roads going to 1,200 meters.
Our Cycling Preparation & Training camps will run during March.
You can choose to start on March 9th or March 16th, or even come for the full two weeks of cycling training. All levels of cyclist will be accommodated for each week and we will have groups for racing cyclists, cyclo-sportive riders and those more interested in leisurely riding.
All levels of cyclist will be accommodated for and each week we shall have groups for racing cyclists, cyclo sportive riders and those that want more leisurely cycle riding. Racing Cyclists rides will be led by current racing cyclists and will be aimed at those cyclists who are preparing for the following cycling racing season.
Cyclo Sportive rides will be aimed at preparing riders for completing an Etape du Tour or Gran Fondo cyclo sportive event. They will be run at a slower pace than the racing cyclist rides. Two days in the week there will be a mountainous ride over an Etape type route. Cycling leisure & touring rides will be at a slower pace and aimed for those riders who want to ride at a more sedate pace. During the week there will be informative seminars for both racing cyclists and cyclo sportive riders.
We'll be based at the well known hotel complex of Albir Gardens, which has been specifically used to cater for sports groups. Set in beautiful gardens, it includes a heated indoor swimming pool, gym, tennis court, supermarket, laundrette and conference room. Accommodation will be in apartments on a half-board basis (bed, breakfast and evening meals). The hotel's buffet-style arrangements should satisfy even the hungriest of cyclists! Each apartment is modern and equipped with a twin bedroom, separate lounge with double sofa bed, bathroom, kitchen and balcony.
With so much to do, this resort is perfect for all the family and many riders bring their wives and children.
Flights & Transfers:
Book your own flight to Alicante airport - around 2-2.5 hours from the UK. Please advise us of your flight details once they have been booked. Currently most airline companies charge for the return carriage of bikes - check with your airline for their proceedure and charges. When you book your flight, please remember to book flights which arrive and leave Alicante between 0900 and 2000hrs. If you arrive out of these times, you will be expected to make your own way to and from the resort. Your outbound flight will be on a Saturday and our representative will meet you at Alicante airport on your arrival. You will be taken to your hotel by coach with transfer times at approx: 12pm, 3pm, 6pm and 8.30pm, depending upon final flight times and numbers.
What the Camps include...
- Half-Board accommodation (bed, buffet breakfast evening meal).
- Saturday Airport transfers to and from Alicante airport.
- Free use of all the hotel facilities (indoor swimming pool and gym).
- Well structured daily group rides catering for all abilities.
- Notice board with runs list for all groups, with maps of the area and ride profiles.
- On the bike skills classes & positioning.
- Knowledgeable guides with each group who know the roads.
- Free mechanical service from an experienced mechanic equipped with a full set of tools to make sure your bike is kept in tip top condition for the duration of your stay.
- Free bicycle wash station.
- Organised seminars and lectures from the very best in your sport.
- Complementary energy products
- Mechanical service included.
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Prices, based on 2 people per apartment
7 Nights: £349 (£175 sole occupancy supplement)
14 Nights: £679 (£350 sole occupancy supplement)
Non-cycling partner and children over 12:
7 Nights: £259
14 Nights: £518
Children Under 12 sharing an apartment with parents:
7 Nights: £100
14 Nights: £200
2nd Child under 12 - Free
To book families, please call +44 161 703 8161.
HOW TO BOOK:
Please click on the green button above or call the office on +44 161 703 8161 to book families.
At time of booking we require a non-refundable deposit as above. The balance of your travel package must be paid, at the latest, 12 weeks before departure to avoid the cancellation of your trip.Visas are not required to enter Spain. You need a passport to enter Spain. As a British passport holder you may stay as a visitor for three months. For links to important websites, click here.For details of insurance for the our travel packages, please visit our insurance page.There is additional information about our other Concierge Services on our special web page.