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.
We have a special 5% Human Race discount available if you quote the discount code HR2013 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.
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
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 €120 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:
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 suite 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.
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.
There are full carbon road bikes available in all sizes at the camp so you don’t need to bring your own bike with you. Bikes can be 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 HR2013 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.
• 2013 Wiggle Dragon Ride & Wiggle Etape Cymru camp:
This week long camp takes place on 20-27th April and is perfect to get you ready for either of our hugely challenging Welsh sportive events.
This camp costs €635 (for 7 nights sharing a twin room) or €757.50 (for 7 nights with a single room) at the Ponent Mar hotel.
• 2013 Cycletta preparation camp:
Whether you’re an experienced cyclist or an absolute beginner, this is the perfect chance to get ready for Cycletta in the sunshine with other ladies who are taking part in the events this year.
The trip is 18-23rd September. The trips cost €425 (for 5 nights sharing a twin room) or €522.50 (for 5 nights with a single room) at the Ponent Mar hotel.