Saturday, October 31, 2015

Spring training Camps 2016 in Catalonia

Spring training Camps 2016 in Catalonia


Are there alternatives to Mallorca to your spring trainig camps? Of course! Spain a paradise for cycling and mediterranean coast is a privileged area for Cycling. 

Traficless routes and in a very good condition, more than 2.000km of countryside roads with spectacular surroundings. Mid temperatures and sunshine characterize the interior of Costa Daurada (southern Catalonia) in spring and make it a privileged territory for road cycling. Meet the gastronomy and the culture by bike with the best and experienced local guides.

Accommodation in the most exclusive resort in Costa Daurada, next to the beach and all the cycling facilities complement this fantastic stay in Cambrils, just an hour away from Barcelona. You will stay in the comfortable Apartments 4*Sup (single or double bedrooms) full equipped with bathrooms and TV.


The Professional Team Giant Alpecin has chosen the area and the Resort for its winter Training Camp.

Dates and prices
7 days of accommodation + 5 cycling days

DATES






Check In Check out Nr.nights Price per person. Shared room Individual room supplement Non cyclists
6th February 13th February 7 512 € 100 € 392 €
20th February 27th February 7 512 € 100 € 392 €
26th March 2nd April 7 512 € 100 € 392 €
23rd April 30th April 7 512 € 100 € 392 €
7th May 14th May 7 512 € 100 € 392 €
14th May 21nd May 7 512 € 100 € 392 €


For further information please contact: claudio.montefusco@gmail.com

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Amazing cycling in Catalonia: Barcelona-Girona in 6 stages

 Barcelona-Girona in 6 stages   

1)  Barcelona-Calella 83 km It is a stage to get closer the Costa Brava. Flat road beside the sea. There are different choices if some group wants to get this stage longer or tougher: instead of leading straight to Calella, get a small nice hilly road in Mataró towards Arenys de Munt and Sant Pol de Mar. After that, back to the main road NII leading to Calella.
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2)   Calella-Caldes de Malavella 80 km 

One of the nicest roads you can cycle in whole Catalonia is the one from Tossa de Mar to Sant Feliu de Guixols. It is time to enjoy landscape, views, weather… cycling. Once in Sant Feliu de Guixols we will lead to Santa Cristina d’Aro and afterwards to Romanyà. Finally, a crossroad leading to Llagostera will put you in the right direction to Caldes de Malavella.
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3)   Caldes de Malavella-L’Escala 77 km. Few miles after the start begins the climb of the day, a beautiful, solitaire and not very steep climb named Santa Pellaia. After the descent towards La Bisbal we will cycle through not very crowded roads, and then a stop in Peretallada is worth. Old and touristic town, cars are not allowed to pass and lots of restaurants and shops welcome the tourists. After Peretallada we will continue through Torroella de Montgrí till L’Escala.
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4)   L’Escala-Figueres 53 km A shorter stage for those who are not that strong, but this stage can be much longer and tougher if needed.  A possibility would be going from Roses to Alt de Perafita and stop in Cadaqués, where genious Salvador Dalí lived. Steep climb to the Monestry of San Pere de Rodes is also possible. Nice aerial views from there to Port de la Seva and Costa Brava. This area maybe windy, with the so named, tramuntana wind, very strong if it blows. Figueres is a must, with the Museum dedicated to Salvador Dalí.

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5)   Figueres-Olot 64 km Going out from Figueres through N260 is a quick way out. Wide road leading Besalú that you will leave direction Esponellà and Banyoles. It is worth, the visit of Banyoles, the village beside the famous lake, where a lot of triathlon competitions take place. A good place to stop and enjoy the place. Afterwards there are severals climbs, not very steep, to get some height reaching finally Olot at 440 meters height.
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6)   Olot-Girona 55 km. This is also a quite short stage, mostly in descent. It is a quite wide road C-63 till getting the crossroad in Sant Feliu de Pallerols to a more narrow road leading to Girona. If you like steep climbs, there is a very good option from Olot and Sant Esteve de’n Bas, this is the climb to Coll de Bracons, challenging climb with nice overviews of the valley at the top. It is really worth. Afterwards it is possible to go back and follow the normal suggested stage.

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