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DPCC Costa Blanca Training Camp 2017

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  • Duration: 7 days
  • Departs: 25/03/2017
  • Price: £499

In 2017 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 the heart of the Costa Blanca. A trip not to be missed.

Please see more details below

About this Trip

What’s Included

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

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).

Extra’s / Not Included

  • Flights for arrival / departure
  • Bike & luggage transfer from London (£85 return)
  • Bike & helmet hire (£35 per day or £175 for 7 days. 2017 Carbon Trek Emonda with 105 or Ultegra)
  • Single Supplement (£35 per night)
  • 1-1 Coaching Sessions (Price TBC)
  • Personal clothing and equipment
  • Insurance (Proof of travel insurance is required at time of booking)

Accommodation

The 5* Hotel La Sella Resort is situated between the coastal towns of Javea (8km) and Denia (6km) on the Costa Blanca and is used by the BMC pro-team for their annual training camp.  The Marina Alta mountain range is easily accessible along with much more fantastic cycling for all abilities.  The hotel is in a truly spectacular setting with mountain views, a pool, bars, wifi and two good restaurants. 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.  You will need to bring your own energy products.  We will also have some for sale on the trip.

Trip Dates

March 22nd – April 1st 2017

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

Costs:
• 5*hotel accommodation (twin-share; half-board)
• 10 nights: £699 (March 22nd – April 1st).
• 7 nights: £499 (Sat March 25th – Sat  April 1st)

• 4 nights: £360 (Preferred dates: March 28th – April 1st)

• Additional Nights (£85pp)
• Single Supplement (£35 per night)
• Bike & luggage transfer from London (£85 return)
• Bike & helmet hire (£35 per day or £175 for 7 days. Full carbon Trek Emonda with 105 or Ultegra )
• Flights are approximately £120 at the moment (destination to be Alicante)

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 the Costa Blanca.  ( transfer from Alicante 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 heading down the coast for a flatter ride with the odd challenge. Potential pre-dinner QA session

Day 3

Day 3  – Today we head further into the Marina Alta National Park, our playground for the week.  Potential pre-dinner QA session

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.  Potential pre-dinner QA session

Day 5

Day 5 – A recovery ride for those wanting one or more climbs for those wanting to push on! Potential pre-dinner QA session.

Day 6

Day 6 – After the day 5 recovery ride we mix things up to accommodate different training needs.  Some will want to go flatter others hit the hills for another epic.  We’ll present the routes and it up to you to decide.

Day 7

Day 7 – The best of Spain:  Today we return to the best parts of week as voted by you and contest the DPCC hill climb challenge.  This will be held on a Vuelta stage finish.  There will be an awards ceremony during our final dinner to commemorate the trip highlights.  Potential pre-dinner QA session.

Day 8

Day 8 – Departure 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 many more chances to explore the area and make the most of the experience.