Gran Canaria Training Camp 2016

—We are open for bookings!—
Do you want to get trained like a Pro Team rider under supervision of experienced coaches? Book the HC Bike Tours Gran Canaria training camp! In a course of two weeks we will be doing various exercises to help you improve your cycling technique, leg speed, power output, overall strength and endurance. Expect intense riding and climbs to prepare yourself for a new cycling season.

—What does HC Bike Tours training camp mean?—
Train hard=great rides + Proper recovery=rest in the beach + Perfect meals=eat in great restaurants
*small ride-groups of 4-8 riders
*guided by the owner of HC Bike Tours
*followed by a support van (you will not need to worry about having to ride with additional clothing or personal belongings)
*technical support (our mechanic will make sure your bike is in a perfect condition)
*unlimited water supplies, sports nutrition, power snacks and fresh fruit will be available at all times
*full service – just like for a Pro rider! Simply focus on training!

—Why Gran Canaria?—
The biking itself is simply incredible. The roads are smooth and perfect, many options for routes, and a lot of climbing. The best place for hard-core cyclists for a winter training camp. It is no wonder that many Pro cyclists, including Pro Team Saxo bank, go there in the winter months for preparing oneself for the coming up season.
From our own experience we can assure you that this is one of the most beautiful Canary Islands with fantastic mountain views. It feels like summer as early as February! The high of the day is more than +20C (68F) with clear skies – no exceptions. Also, the ocean water is warm enough for an enjoyable swim, and the magnificent climate of the island provides a wide variety of fruit, vegetables and delicious seafood.

Moreover we will stay in 4-star Hotel Jardín Dorado in a luxury junior suite with a private garden. The hotel is located in the golf course of Maspalomas, near the dunes of sand. It offers outdoor swimming pool, it has a small gymnasium, a sauna and, in winter, a heated swimming pool with hydro massage that includes jets and whirl-bath. As well as massages can be reserved on request.

We recommend to book the full two weeks training camp: Feb 14-28, 2016
This two weeks continuing training camp is perfect if you are up to challenging season this year. The program is designed by our team – professional cycling coaches and ex-Pros and includes progress monitoring. We will also be changing the cycling routes on weekly basis.

You are welcome to join us for one week too. This training camp is planned on a week basis.
Feb 14 – 21, 2016 or Feb 21 – 28, 2016*
Price for one week 8 days / 7 nights: EUR 1300 per person

We welcome non-riders: EUR 250 discount

The training camp has been created based on HC Bike Tours coaches` and exPro riders’ experiences. Every day is carefully planned and thought through, every exercise has its meaning and purpose. The training program includes evening recovery rides and off-the-bike proper recovery stretching. Each intense training session requires an appropriate rest. As you may know, progress only happens through proper process of recovery – that is why we have carefully put together a nutrition plan and dedicated time for some much needed relaxation by the pool or in the beach. The program also includes answering any questions you might have. Every evening we will be having short discussions and briefing for the next day. Do not hesitate to inquire about our experiences.

*15 days / 14 nights the owner of HC Bike Tours guided and van supported tour
*Stay in a prefect 4-star Suite Hotel Jardin Dorado luxury junior suite with a private garden
*Optional – you can choose one week 8 days / 7 nigths
*Specially designed training program by our professional coaches and ex-Pro riders for each day including speed and strength sessions, endurance rides, climbing and group riding technique
*Q&A sessions about training process, nutrition, recovery, and… ask your questions
*All breakfasts
*The owner of HC Bike Tours guides and rides with the group
*Support vehicle during the ride
*Unlimited on road supplements including fresh fruit, snacks, energy bars and drinks
*All airport transfers
*All luggage transfers
*Services of professional English speaking staff – cycling insiders
*Mechanical assistance
*Welcome pack
*Pre-tour training and holiday preparation advice
*We welcome and cater for non-riders and family members of riders

*Travel and personal insurance
*Additional hotel expenses, i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities, laundry
*Rental bike (available for an additional fee)