Cycling Training Camp in Mallorca 2021
2021 Warm-Weather Cycling Training Camp in the Mountains of Mallorca
Our next Cycling Training Camp in Mallorca will run on 19th - 26th March 2021, with both 4 night and 7 night options.
On the training camp in Mallorca you’ll maximise hours in the saddle while enjoying a fun, social and hassle-free training camp for varying abilities from improvers, club and sportive riders to racing cyclists and competitive triathletes.
You’ll cover 80-100 miles every day around the paradise island for cyclists. Our expert Mallorca Rider Leaders will guide you along the best roads, taking in expertly crafted routes away from the usual tourist traffic of bikes. You’ll ride in group based on ability level to ensure maximum enjoyment and training benefits.
You’ll stay at the Zafiro Tropic 4* Hotel and a hub for cyclists in Mallorca. Inside is a bike shop, mechanic’s workshop, high-end carbon bike hire shop, bike storage, fitness room, massage therapist and three pools. The hotel is ideally located between the flat lands and the mountains to offer variety to the week. Included in your stay is a gourmet buffet breakfast and evening meal fit for a pro.
Group A is ideal for progressive cyclists looking to increase their fitness and endurance while improving their group riding skills. You'll gain confidence riding in a group, practice your descending on smooth quiet roads, improve your climbing and pacing and enjoy a week with like-minded riders.
Group B is ideal for capable cyclists who ride regularly in groups or clubs and are looking for a training camp to clock up some milage ahead of a big sportive or cycling challenge.
Group C consists of racing cyclist and triathlete who are keep to build a solid base and clock up the miles ahead of their final preparations for the racing season ahead.
Day 1: Shakedown Ride
It’s become an annual tradition to start the week with a big group lunch at Porreres, where we get to know one another. But the focus of this ride isn’t just pleasantries; it gives us the opportunity to shake out our legs, get accustomed to ride comfortably in a group - on the right side of the road - and get the staff acquainted with each rider’s capabilities.
By the end of the day we hope to have each group riding like a well-oiled machine. Our route will take us into the heart of the island through traditional Mallorcan villages. You’ll spot the south coast of the island, before turning back North for lunch. We’ll head briskly North back from Porreres to Alcudia Port in time for our second tradition of the day: our first team Cervezas of the trip!
All Groups: 70 miles
Day 2: Meet The Mountains!
Today we hit the hills! This epic route will take us on a full scale exploration of the lesser-known southern chain of mountains of Mallorca. This is a new route for 2020, so both first-timers and seasoned camp riders should come prepared to lay down some records on the ascents. This rolling circuit of the island includes a tough mountain lane as your warm-up, followed by two categorised climbs. We’ll then refuel before a brisk ride home.
Group A: 70 miles | Group B & C: 90 miles
Day 3: Sa Calobra or Soller
Today all riders will set out together on a tough parcours. Group A will tackle the poster-boy climb of the island, Sa Calobra. Those familiar with the climb can test their fitness on the hunt for a new PR, while newbies have the chance to benchmark themselves. Group B & C will climb to the highest road pass on the island at 881mts, tackle the Coll de Soller climb and enjoy a fast ride home across the island! B & C riders can opt for Sa Calobra with group A.
Group A: 70 miles | Group B & C 90 miles
Day 4: Recovery Ride or Home Time!
Our 4 day camp riders will return home today. For the rest of us, today couldn’t come sooner! There’s a whole host of fantastic destinations for our rest day ride. Pizza in our fave' quiet coastal spot, the comprehensive coffee menus of the Old Town cafes, and many more. A steady day of easy riding may seem an irrelevance now, but after some tough days of riding on the camp, you’ll savour this. You’ll have the opportunity to relax, get a massage, have a swim, do your laundry, check out the many cycling kit shops and eat like a king all day.
Day 5: Queen Stage!
The iconic monasteries ride is our Queen Stage for the week. It’s a monster day out! After our first monastery ascent we’ll then cross the island to tackle our second monastery climb, offering a fantastic lunch stop with awesome views. Group B & C will then traverse the island to tackle a third monastery climb. Hold tight, this is a tough ride for all, in terms of both climbing and distance, so requires sensible pacing and plenty of teamwork.
Group A: 85 miles | Group B & C 120 miles
Day 6: Swan Song!
Our swan song this year is a big loop south and a trip to the seaside for a last sun-drenched lunch stop. The fun doesn’t stop there, as the return is a big loop west, including the corkscrew climb. From there it’s the final showdown across the island and the very last sprint for the Alcudia sign!!!
All Groups: 75 miles
Day 7: Home Time!
Today is the start of your much-needed rest week. It’s time to rest the body and let it absorb the training and adapt to become fitter and stronger. Enjoy one last big breakfast before flying home ready to take the UK cycling season by the horns.
- Accommodation at Zafiro Tropic 4* Hotel
- Half board; hearty breakfasts and delicious evening cuisine
- Airport transfers for you and your bike
- Choice of four groups led rides by experienced Mallorca ride leaders
- Water to refill your bottles at lunch stops
- Struggle goodies
- 24/7 support, help and advice from our on-site team
- Secure bike storage
- On-site bike shop and mechanic
- Access to three pools, spa, massage therapist and fitness room
- Your bike or bike hire from Zafiro Bikes
- Travel Insurance
Solo travellers can be paired up where requested. Please highlight this when making your booking.
based on two people sharing a room
based on a private studio
based on two people sharing a room
based on a private studio
Places on our training camp in Mallorca are limited. We advise to book without delay to avoid disappointment and allow yourself plenty of time to arrange flights and bike hire or bike boxes.
Reserve now to avoid disappointment!