DPCC Andalucia Training Camp 2016

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  • Duration: 7 days
  • Departs: 09/04/2016
  • Price: £465

In 2016 we are very excited to be running another training camp for Dulwich Paragon CC. We will be heading to Spain once again but for variety will be staying in a dfferent area to last year providing some fantastic cycling in a different Andalucian national park within cycling distance of the spectacular town of Ronda. A trip not to be missed.

Please see more details below

About this Trip

What’s Included

  • 4*hotel accommodation (twin share, half board)
  • Different speed groups to suit all riding abilities
  • Timed Hill Climb Challenge
  • Full support crew include qualified mechanic, ride leaders and support vehicle(s)
  • Ride Leaders include CAT 1 road racers, coaches and sports therapists
  • Detailed route info, gps data, & route profiles
Airport Transfers

Transfers are included for those flying on the recommended flights only.  If you choose to arrive on a different day or at a different time transfers are your own responsibility.  The 90 minute transfer costs approximately 200 Euro’s for 1-4 people (less for larger groups).

There is also a train form Malaga to Ronda that takes approximately 2 hours.

Extra’s / Not Included

  • Flights for arrival / departure
  • Bike & luggage transfer from London (£75 return)
  • Bike & helmet hire (£145 for 7 days for a Rose Pro SL with Shimano 105)
  • Single Supplement (£30 per night)
  • 1-1 Coaching Sessions (Price TBC)
  • Personal Bikefit (TBC)
  • Personal clothing and equipment
  • Insurance (Proof of travel insurance is required at time of booking)

Accommodation

The 4* Hotel Fuerte is situated in the traditional Spanish village of Grazalema in the heart of the Sierra de Grazelema national park and only 25km from the city of Ronda. There are plenty of cycling options for all riders and plenty of climbing. The hotel is in a truly spectacular setting with mountain views, a pool, bars and a good restaurant. It is rated 4/5 on trip advisor and there is also plenty of secure bike storage and laundry facilities.

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Food & Nutrition

We know that nutrition is a key part of any cycling trip and of the up-most importance to all cyclists.  We have worked closely with the hotel to produce a menu that suits all dietary requirements and provides plenty of options for hungry cyclists at breakfast and dinner time.

On the ride we will supply snacks and water on the ride.  We recommend you supply your own nutrition but also offer a 20% discount on all pre-trip purchases from our energy partner.  These can be delivered to the hotel ready for your arrival.  Please contact us for more details.

Trip Dates

April 6th – April 16th 2016

You are able to arrive or depart at any time between these dates.

Costs:
• 3*hotel accommodation (twin-share; half-board)
• 10 Days: £695 (April 6th – April 16th).
• 7 days: £465 (Sat April 9th – Sat  April 16th)

• 4 days: £360 (Any dates between 6th & 16th)
• Single Supplement (£30 per night)
• Bike & luggage transfer from London (£75 return)
• Bike & helmet hire (From £145 for 7 days)
• Flights are approximately £120 at the moment (destination to be Malaga)

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

We tend to be pretty flexible on itinerary and try to offer multiple routes each day for all abilities.  Below is a sample of what to expect from the trip.

Day 1 – Arrive in Andalucia.  ( transfer from Malaga airport available). Potential shake-down ride depending on arrival time

Day 2

Day 2 – Check bikes,  Warm up ride. Sample your first Spanish coffee stop before taking on the first climbs of the week

Day 3

Day 3  – Today we head further into the Grazelema National Park, our playground for the week. Evening QA on nutrition

Day 4

Day 4 – The DPCC Epic.  Today we ride some classic roads from the Vuelta and take-on some of the large local climbs.

Day 5

Day 5 – A recovery ride for those wanting one or more climbs for those wanting to push on! They’ll be a QA on bike mechanics in the afternoon for those who want it

Day 6

Day 6 – The best of Spain:  Today we return to the best parts of week as voted by you and contest the DPCC hill climb challenge.  There will be an awards ceremony during our final dinner to commemorate the trip highlights.

Day 7

Day 7 – Depature day: It’s unfortunately time to return home or maybe one last short ride for those flying out later.

1:1 coaching sessions and bike fits can be booked between sessions or on days when you feel like something different

For those staying longer there will be more chances to explore the Grazelema mountain range