The idea behind this trip is to bring together athletes to explore the quiet and mountainous regions of south central Spain. There, the Spanish sun and challenging mountainous terrain will reawaken, strengthen and warm you. Building fitness for fun and competition in 2014 is only one benefit, the unbelievable riding, amazing scenery, great food, and great people will be an experience you won’t easily forget. With much better weather than February in New England, and a dedicated 8 days to training, you’re sure to get stronger and faster and have fun in the process.
There are 2 trips going for 8 days each:
Camp 1: Saturday 3/1/2014 – Saturday 3/8/2014 (Plan to fly from USA 2/28)
Camp 2: Sunday 3/9/2011 – Monday 3/16/2014 (Plan to fly from USA 3/8)
Sign up here for either camp.
The cortijo (compound) where we’ll be staying is historic, charming, spacious, and allow for bedrooms away from the action but also a great deal of common space for people to hang out, watch sports, eat, drink and tell tales of the days adventures We are located in a valley right in the Spanish Sierra Nevada mountain range and near a large town Antequara allowing for shopping, swimming at the swim center, and maybe even a night out or two if you can manage to not fall asleep from the days training.
This is a training trip with a major focus on riding with various challenging climbs. Each day will feature rides between 4 and 6 hours long, always with various shorter possibilities as well and each day features a different route. Pace is base pace and mild tempo for the most part with athletes able to do their own training on the climbs as well as during the rides.
The days typically unfold like this:
8:30 am Yoga
10:30 ride start
4pm ride ends
5-7 recovery; relaxation; massage
9pm movie/ hanging out
Each ride is fully supported with a follow car containing a tool kit, floor pump, any extra clothes you’d want to pack, snacks, and lunch!
We’ll also do 3 ‘special trips’:
1) A day trip to go climb the ‘Pico de Vuelta’, a 3500m climb. This climb is often used in the Vuelta de Espana
2) A day trip to Granada to visit the Alhambra one of the seven wonders of the ancient world OR the Pro Cycling tour the Ruta Del Sol (featuring all the big stars of pro cycling);
3) An evening trip to a nearby village for dinner; to enjoy some local fare.
Cost for this trip is $1285 per session. This includes a double occupancy room, all meals, all transportation for ‘special trips’, daily follow car and pickup/dropoff from Malaga airport. Airfare is not included in this price.
Early reg: We are offering a sick deal of $300 off if you reg by 3/15/13! That's a total of $985 for the entire camp!
To register for EITHER camp, you sign up here and pay the $300 dollar deposit. The remaining balance is due via check mailed to ERC SLB LLC by December 1st, 2013.