Thomson Bike Tours is pleased to announce winter training camps in the hottest winter cycling destination: the island of Gran Canaria.
Ride 417 miles and climb 40,000 feet in 7 days! See complete trip details
Discover the climber’s paradise that has become a pro peloton mainstay in the off-season. Team Saxo Bank are island regulars and Fabian Cancellara likes it so much he bought property!
Gran Canaria has all the elements for the ultimate winter training experience:
It simply doesn’t get any better. Enjoy 70-75 degree temperatures in the heart of winter with perpetual sunshine and virtually no rain.
2. Superior Training Terrain
The island reaches 2,000m (6,000ft) in altitude. There are over 25 distinct routes with climbs that rival the toughest of the Alps. It’s Thomson Terrain! Peter puts the island’s infamous Valley of the Tears and the climb to Pico de Las Nieves right up there with the Stelvio and the Mortirolo!
3. Bike Friendly Roads
There is low to almost non-existent traffic on endless, smooth mountain roads. The island has embraced its’ growing two-wheeled culture, offering ample bike resources and a positive attitude towards cyclists.
4. Optimal Rest and Recovery
We'll stay at the 4-star Hotel El Cordial Mogan Playa resort - rated Number 3 out of over 500 hotels on the island of Gran Canaria!
A full spa, sprawling pools, and outstanding cuisine will have you recharged and ready for more.
5. Easy Access
Gran Canaria is just a short flight from Barcelona or Madrid with several regular flights every day. Once on the island of Gran Canaria, our hotel is just 30 minutes from Gran Canaria Airport.
Gran Canaria: The Training paradise!
Gran Canaria is a natural wonder. It is the heart of the Canary Islands, a Spanish archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean. Spanish is the island’s language of the land and the Euro is the official currency. Volcanic in origin, the island boasts endless sandy beaches and a diverse landscape that alternates between lush valleys and forests to spectacular rock formations and deserts.
We’ll spend our days outside of our comfort zone and our nights well inside of it. Our training camp is based at the 4-star Hotel El Cordial Mogan Playa on the south coast of the island, in the picturesque town of Puerto de Mogan.
The Top Support
The best staff in the industry - check out our testimonial page...
2 x TBT experienced ride leaders on each ride
1 x Support Van on each ride
Our head mechanic with full set of Park Tools, bike-stands, work benches etc
Our top-of-the-line Bianchi rental bikes
- 8 days / 7 nights fully accompanied trip
- All accommodations (at the 4-star hotel superior El Cordial Mogan Playa)
- All breakfasts (buffet)
- All dinners (buffet)
- Lunch on the arrival day
- Pick-up at Gran Canaria Airport
- Transfer from the airport to the Hotel El Cordial (30 minutes)
- Drop-off at Gran Canaria Airport
- Services of our expert guides
- Experienced mechanic
- Support vehicle
- Thomson Bike Tours maps, cue sheets and elevation profiles
What's Not Included
- Travel and personal insurance
- Additional hotel expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities
- This trip is not eligible for the Frequent Rider Program