We are delighted to announce our warm weather training partner – Stephen Roche’s Cycle Training Camps in Mallorca.
Cyclists have been using Mallorca as a training base for the past 50 years. With its great quality roads and dramatic ascents and scenery it is perfect for an active holiday. Plus it’s only a 2 hour flight from the UK.
The company based in Palma Nova, Mallorca was set up by former Tour de France winner Stephen Roche to provide cyclists of all ages and levels of ability with the opportunity to take part in cycle camps and holidays that were fully guided and supported by a professional team of staff.
Having developed a successful business with a growing reputation for offering good quality training camps and cycle holidays, the business has grown year on year and 20 years later the company is still owned and operated by Stephen and his team of specialists, who provide the same exceptional level of customers service and quality cycling holidays that has been come to be expected.
In 1987 Stephen had his most memorable year in his 13 year professional racing career by becoming only the second cyclist ever to win the Triple Crown of Victories in the Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia and the world championship. One of the finest cyclists of his generation and admired for his pedalling style, he ranked up an impressive 58 professional career wins.
Stephen attends the camp in Mallorca every 2 weeks and rides along with the groups so you may even get chance to ride with a cycling legend and get some specialist tips to success.
We have a special 5% Human Race discount available if you quote the discount code HR2014 when booking. The price of a trip varies depending on the time of year and how long you want to stay for as each trip can be tailored to your needs and availability. The discounted price varies from €575 per person for 7 nights sharing a twin room (or €750 per person for 7 nights in a single room) in low season to €673 per person for 7 nights sharing a twin room (or €820 per person for 7 nights in a single room).
Due to the incredibly warm climate in summer, trips are only available from the beginning of February until the end of May, and from September until the end of October.
- 7 nights half board accommodation
- Unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks with your meals
- Fully supported Training Camp
What’s not included:
- Insurance (we recommend velosure.co.uk)
- Bike (Full Carbon bikes available for hire €130 per week)
- Return Airport transfers (available for additional cost)
The Training Camp:
The training camps can be tailored to your individual needs and how long you can be in Mallorca for, but an example training week for the keen cyclist looking to increase their stamina and improve climbing and descending ability would be:
- Sunday: Sant Elm Circuit 80km, formation of groups
- Monday: Galilea Mountain Route 100km
- Tuesday: Route de Vino circuit 125km
- Wednesday: Rest Day
- Thursday: Valldemossa circuit 85km
- Friday: Corniche circuit 90km
- Saturday: Puig Punyent circuit 60km
Tailored to your needs and ability:
One of the best things about the camps is whether you are a regular cyclist preparing for the Wiggle Dragon Ride, or an absolute beginner getting ready for your first Cycletta event, the trips can be tailored to suit you. There are multiple ability groups so you will never do more than you are comfortable with and will never be riding in a group that is too quick for you.
If that wasn’t enough, each group is always led by a Stephen Roche Ride Captain and is followed by a support car which acts as a nice reminder you can call it a day at any point if it does get too much. But chances are you won’t need it!
Stephen Roche, Triple Crown Winner & David Williams, Ride Captain
Location & Accommodation:
Mallorca is a magnificent destination with a climate ideal for your daily rides and offers a wide variety of cycling terrain, from impressive stretches of coastline to the many challenging ascents and fast descents of the Tramuntana Mountains. Mallorca has become so accustomed to having cyclists on their quiet roads over the years it really is a completely different cycling experience to the UK.
You will be staying on a half board basis at the beautiful 4 star Ponent Mar hotel which is located in the bay of Palma Nova on the South West coast of the island.
Ponent Mar Hotel
The Ponent Mar is a great hotel based right on the coast with an indoor and outdoor pool plus a private walk down to the sea direct form the hotel. Being a 4 star half board hotel there is a great array of food to choose from and you can enjoy countless beers, wine or soft drinks throughout your meal all included in the price of your stay!
You won’t be confined to the hotel though. There are some fantastic beaches just a few minutes walk away and plenty to see and do on the beautiful island of Mallorca.
You don’t need to bring your own bike if you don't want to as there are full carbon road bikes available to hire in all sizes at the camp, with bikes set up to your measurements with all mechanical adjustments and support included. They can also be set up with flat pedals if you would like to ride with trainers.
As mentioned above, we have a special 5% Human Race discount available if you quote the discount code HR2014 when booking. The price of a trip varies depending on the time of year and how long you want to stay for as each trip can be tailored to your needs and availability.
Specific Event Camps:
We also have some event specific camps that are perfect to get you ready for your cycling event.
• 2014 FT London Cycle Sportive camp:
This week long camp takes place on 8-15th March and is perfectly timed to get you ready for your event in May.
This camp costs €596 (for 7 nights sharing a twin room) or €750 (for 7 nights with a single room) at the Ponent Mar hotel.
• 2014 Wiggle Dragon Ride & Wiggle Etape Cymru camp:
This week long camp takes place on 5-12th April and is perfect to get you ready for either of our hugely challenging Welsh sportive events.
This camp costs €673 per person (for 7 nights sharing a twin room) or €810 per person (for 7 nights in a single room) at the Ponent Mar hotel.