Need some early season sunshine? Want to top up your base miles? Fancy riding in the mountains for a week? Join us between 29th January and 11th February. Ben Thomas Coaching will be offering pre season Training Camps in Gran Canaria. Whilst the seaside resorts are full of tourists the beautiful winding mountain roads are almost deserted, this Canary Island has become a favourite training location for your hosts and 2 x National Cycling Champion.
I’ve visited Gran Canaria 3 times and have been joined on the roads by many pro’s. Alban Lakata, World Marathon Champion visits the island each year. Saxo Bank Tinkoff with riders like Peter Sagan use the island as their winter training base. The fantastic thing about this island is the variety of route options, spend a week with me in Gran Canaria and we could ride a different route into the mountains nearly every day There’s also plenty of options for beer and ice cream!
The 7 day training camp will kick start your 2018 season. It’s the perfect opportunity to log a big week of early season miles or start to test the engine. We focus on miles so this will be a road bike training camp. You should already be in a reasonable condition and expect 3 to 6 hour days but the training camp will cater for all levels fitness levels, your needs and training goals.
Dates and Prices
29th January to 4th February.
5th to 11th February.
Price per guest bed and breakfast, £550.
Maximum number of guests is 5. Prices are based on 6 nights, arriving Monday, departing Sunday. Additional night’s can be booked should you wish to stay a little longer or arrive a little earlier, please ask at the time of booking to confirm price and availability. If you are sharing a room as a couple discounts are available. If you are booking before 30th November a 50% none refundable deposit is required. If you are booked after 30th November the full balance is due. A discount of £50 is offered to people booking their place by 31st October.
If you wish to cancel your trip once you have paid the full balance the following charges apply. The charges are expressed as a percentage of the total trip price excluding the deposit which is non-refundable.
8-2 weeks before date 50%. 2-0 weeks before date 100%.
Overnight package including bed and breakfast,
6 nights in a double or twin room
Spacious holiday home with fantastic views of the mountains
Bed and breakfast
Support from experienced guide, coach, and 2 x National Champion.
Experienced guide providing rides on 5 of the 7 days.
Tips and expertise from your host, coach and 2 time National Champion.
Flights to Gran Canaria are available from London Gatwick and London Stanstead, plus Manchester, Nottingham, Glasgow and Newcastle. Airport transfers are available, otherwise accommodation is just a short taxi ride from Gran Canaria Las Palmas airport.
Bikes and Kit
I highly recommend bringing your own road bike, most airlines will allow you to book sports luggage. The bike should be in good working order, whilst we offer mechanical services during the trip this is for tuning not for full services. We recommend having the bike looked over by a bike shop before the trip, special attention should be paid to brake pads and tyre wear. The bike should be capable of carrying 2 water bottles. Whilst the weather in January is reliably sunny and warm (18 degrees average) you should bring at least 1 set of kit to cope with wet cold conditions. A packable jacket and leg warmers are worth carrying for the descents. A cycle helmet should be worn at all times.
Should you not have a suitable road bike then enquiries can be made to
It will be compulsory for all clients to have travel insurance which covers you for sports. You will also need an European Heath Insurance Card (EHIC).
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