Work on your climbing and descending skills in the Sierra Nevada, Andalucia, Spain. 

In association with High5 sports nutrition. 

Unlike our spring training camps this is designed specifically for riders preparing for the big summer sportives such as the Etape du Tour and Marmotte. 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 using the fantastic local terrain to it's full potential. There will be evening talks covering training and nutrition and the opportunity to take part in a tough Spanish Sportive at the end of the week. 

This will be a very personalised camp with video footage and analysis to ensure you get the best possible preparation for your key summer goals. Check out this video for a preview of the terrain and weather you can expect (the video was taken the week before Christmas!) or for more details on the area check out this article on Wheelsuckers.

Everything you need for a fantastic trip to the sun (sportive entry fee excluded) for:

£600 per week - sharing a twin room

£675 per week - single occupancy

£525 per person per week for a group of 4 sharing a room

Longer stays are available at a discount - just ask!

While these weeks will be open to anyone with groups according to ability customised options for clubs and teams are available - just get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Why attend a summer sportive training camp with Custom Cycle Coaching?

Our camps are staffed by experienced coaches and ride leaders there to ensure you get the most out of your stay. The camp is particularly suitable to prepare for the big summer sportives such as the Etape du Tour and Marmotte offering unrivalled terrain and weather at this time of year. We will tailor the training to your needs focussing on climbing and descending technique that is simple impossible to replicate in the UK. For an example of the riding you could do over a week's stay click here.

Sierra Nevada cannot be rivalled for the combination of mountainous terrain  and warm climate early on in the year with daily maximum temperatures averaging around 24-28°C. You will stay in a charming Andalucian village in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, but with the Mediterranean coast under 40km away. Accommodation is in a classic Spanish style 'Cortijo' (click for picture gallery) complete with swimming pool.

What's included:


  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast and home cooked evening meal (lunch will be either a stop en route or in one of the local tapas bars after the ride)
  • Airport transfer from Malaga airport (transfers outside recommended flights will incur an extra charge)
  • Led group rides and route maps and Garmin files available if required
  • Video analysis on descending technique
  • A High5 pack for all riders and energy drink during rides
  • Evening talks designed to improve your performance including training, technique and nutrition
  • Fantastic mountainous terrain and a warm climate that makes tough training a pleasure!
  • Workshop and mechanic for minor repairs and spares (at cost)
  • Bike cleaning facilities
  • Emergency pick up service in case of mechanical trouble

What's not included:

  • Flights 
  • Optional entry to a tough mountainous sportive (entry will be arranged on request)
  • In ride nutrition with the exception of energy drinks to start the ride with - we will stop for fresh spring water from village fountains on the way
  • Lunch
  • Following car
  • Alcoholic beverages (a selection will be available at cheap prices, or there are bars in the town a short walk away)
  • Travel insurance

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 chargeproviding 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 but may be removed when climbing!)
  • 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
  • An European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to ensure that health care is covered under the Spanish health service

Dates:

 

We will offer 2 weeks of training camps In May and June 2015. Longer trips are available and welcome - if you don't see exactly what you want then don't hesitate to get in touch!

  • 24th-31st of May culminating in 'La Sufrida' Sportive on the 30th of May (196km or 124km routes)
  • 31st May to 7th of June culminating in 'La Imdominable' Sportive on the 6th of June (198km or 147km routes)

For more details or to book your place contact us via customcyclecoaching@gmail.com or call 07890 782329