Cycling Training Camps
The beautiful mountain regions surrounding Benidorm provide the perfect environment for cycling, and riders of all abilities can participate in a selection of cycling training camps. With an average of 300 days of sunshine per year and little rain, the late winter and spring months on The Costa Blanca are ideal for cycling. Indeed, professional riders from all over Europe visit Benidorm each year to train and participate in cycle races. There are a number of bike hire companies based in the city and surrounding areas where visitors can hire a choice of bikes, but for beginners looking to get into serious cycling and professionals wishing to train and keep up their fitness levels, cycling training camps are an excellent option.
Cycling Training Camps
Ciclo Costa Blanca are a team of professional cyclists, trainers and guides that offer a range of services and bicycle hire from their Meta Bike Café in nearby Albir, just 3 kilometres from Benidorm. They also work in partnership with professional cycling trainers such as Elite Cycling and Black Cat Cycle Coaching to provide cycling training camps that include accommodation, varied itineraries, discounted bike hire and full coaching.
Beginners Training Camp – A week long camp from 25th March to 1st April for beginners that wish to improve skills and fitness, in order to gauge what type of riding they are good at and hopefully set themselves personal benchmarks for further development. Your coaches will take you out on a range of different terrains where you will learn safe and energy efficient riding and bike handling techniques, building your confidence and fitness to possibly begin riding at club level and charity rides. If you sign up for camp 6 weeks in advance, Ciclo Costa Blanca will provide you with a training program to improve your skills and stamina prior to the camp.
Women's Training Camp – A week long camp from 29th April to 6th May for women of all abilities. Whether you are fairly new to cycling and wish to improve your abilities and fitness levels or are already a competent cyclist wishing to set new goals on the Costa Blanca's fantastic mountain roads, this camp will provide fun and fitness. With the assistance of both male and female coaches you will learn to improve your riding skills on descents, uphill, cornering and flat riding. If you sign up for camp 6 weeks in advance, Ciclo Costa Blanca will provide you with a training program to improve your skills and stamina prior to the camp.
Base Training Camp – A week long camp from 28th January to 4th February for already reasonably fit and skilled cyclists. During a fully coached range of rides of various lengths and terrain, cyclists will ride in different groups suited to their abilities and aspirations, and will be encouraged to push their comfort zones and change between groups over the course of the week. Whilst enjoying rides between 60km – 160km your coaches will observe your abilities and provide structured focus on areas of performance you need to work on. If you sign up for camp 6 weeks in advance, Ciclo Costa Blanca will provide you with a training program to improve your skills and stamina prior to the camp.
Race Training Camp – A week long camp from 18th February to 25th February offering 3 ability levels of high intensity training, so participants should be physically and mentally prepared for the challenge. The camp provides good training for those wishing to gain early season form and days will be varied according to terrain and hours. During the week you will face challenging climbs such as the Col de Tedons, Col de Rates and Confrides, all popular routes often visited by teams in the Professional Peloton.
- 7 nights half board based on 2 people sharing at the 4* Albir Playa Hotel & Spa with buffet meals. The hotel's excellent facilities include landscaped gardens, large swimming pool, elegant bar and restaurant, lounge areas, comfortable rooms and a Spa & gymnasium
- For those that prefer not to share, a single room supplement is available at an extra charge
- Accompanied by qualified and professional coaches on all cycling training camps rides
- A discounted rate on full carbon Ridley Fenix road bike hire is available for the camp duration