Training Camps in Cambrils
In geographical terms, the Costa Daurada is characterized not only by its long, sunny beaches; once you get past the flatter coastal zone, the interior presents a notably mountainous relief. The Prades Mountains, the Montsant Mountains, El Priorat County and the Llaberia and Colldejou Buttes (flat-topped hills) are where the main cycling activity takes place. We always head in to the interior and then return.
The rugged terrain of the interior means that the routes we have planned are just over 100 km. The demands of the terrain and the many climbs means that cyclists must be ready to ration their strength during the week. For this reason, the routes are an excellent way to train, whether beginning or ending the cycling season or just keeping in top form. You will find this to be a very long, very enjoyable fartlek!
However, we always organize a stop in one of the many picturesque villages of the interior of the Costa Daurada for a bite to eat, a coffee, a beer or a soft drink. So don’t worry about upping your averages or the number of km cycled per day - just make the most of each day’s training and enjoy the routes we have prepared for you. When you get back home, we guarantee that you will have raised your game.
Training Camp Schedule
Short 80 km/+1100 m
Long 105 km/+1800 m
Short 80 km/+1350 m
Long 100 km/+1850 m
Short 100 km/+1900 m
Long 120 km/+2400 m
Short 65 km/+1100 m
Long 65 km/+1100 m
Short 80 km/+1300 m
Long 115 km/+2000 m
Long: 405 km/+6750 m
Short: 505 km/+9150 m
For lovers of fine wines, on your free day, we offer you the option of a Bike&Wine tour - a visit to one or two DOQ Priorat wineries, where you can have breakfast or lunch and enjoy the excellent wines for which this county is world famous.
The 4th day of the Training Camps cycling routes includes the “final exam” - time trial/climb of 6 km and 4.5%. Trophies will be awarded to the winner of the women’s and the men’s categories.
18:30 Welcome and briefing
ROUTE CYCLING DAYS:
14:00-16:00 Arrival back at hotel
• 7 NIGHTS’ HOTEL TRYP PORT CAMBRILS ****, half board (breakfast and dinner)
• 5 CYCLING ROUTES adapted to the level and needs of the participants
• Native, experienced CYCLING GUIDES, all of whom are qualified and registered with the Catalan Sports Council
• SNACKS and drinks on the route
• SUPPORT VEHICLE and mechanic service on the route
• PARKING FOR BICYCLES. Daily cleaning and maintenance. Spares not included
• Welcome pack
Transfers to and from airport. On demand! Prices depending on location, Reus or Barcelona airport, and number of passengers per trip.
Road bike rental one week, BH Quartz Ultegra Compact, €160.
For triathlon groups, Triathlon Pass (swimming pool and athletics track) in Cambrils. €15/person, minimum 10 people.
Bike&Wine in El Priorat on the rest day. From €55/person, minimum 4 people.
EXTRAS TRYP PORT CAMBRILS:
Standard picnic (2 sandwiches, 2 pieces of fruit, 1 juice, 1 330 ml bottle of water, biscuits). €8. Can be customized at client’s request.
Laundry service for sportswear until 18:00. (Shorts, jersey, underwear). €5
Cyclist sharing double room €759
Supplement for use of single room €140
Non-cyclist companion sharing double room €495
GROUP SIZES: Minimum, 15 people; Maximum, 80 people.