Costa Daurada Winter Cycling Training Week
The Pro's best kept secret destination!
Talk to most cyclists and they will tell you about Mallorca and the great cycling trips that they have enjoyed there, but very few of them will mention the Costa Daurada, just a short distance away, on the Spanish Mainland.
This is an area where some of the best cycling in Europe can be found. Thousands of kilometres of perfectly surfaced secondary roads, winding their way through forests, valleys and vineyards, past monasteries and Moorish villages, it has everything – long climbs, short climbs, rollers, technical curves and descents that will leave you with a grin from ear to ear, all without seeing any traffic.
The professional teams have been keeping the Costa Daurada secret. Over the last few years it has been home to Giant-Alpecin, Bretagne Séché, Team 3M and many others; they just keep coming back time and time again.
Tours are based out of Cambrils on the coast, but close to the foothills and mountains of the Serra de LLaberia, Muntanyes de Prades and the Montsant Natural Park.
The Costa Daurada is an area steeped in history and culture. Its capital city Tarragona, was once the second most important city in the Roman Empire and today is a UNESCO World Heritage site, with some of the best preserved Roman ruins in Europe.
Come and join us on the Costa Daurada and discover a new cycling paradise – the pro teams best kept secret!
- Price based on two adults sharing
- Book this camp for just £99pp Deposit
- Single supplement applies
Dates: October 14th-21st, 21st-28th, November 11th-18th, 18th-25th
Duration: 7 Nights
Suitable for: Intermediate to Advanced
Daily Distance (km) 86-124
Daily Climbing (m) 1,350-2,400
Location: Cambrils, Costa Daurada
Bike included: Optional Extra
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
- 7 Nights 4* Accommodation (Breakfast & Dinner)
- Private Airport Return Transfers (Reus)
- Welcome Pack
- 5 x days Pro Guided Tailored Rides
- Full Mechanical Suppprt
- Pro Expert Tips and Technical Knowledge
- Water, Nutrional Bars/Snacks
- Access to Welness Spa Centre
- Mollydoo Cycling Jersey
- Use of Gym and Facilities Included
What's Not Included
- Flights (from as little as £40pp from Stansted)
- Travel Insurance
- Bike Hire (Optional from £140 per week)
Your Accommodation - 7 Nights
Your accommodation includes 7 nights at the exclusive Cambrils Park Sports Resort in the Mediterranea 4* Superior Apartments (twin share) half board and includes:
- Use of Gymn
- Multi-sports room
- 1 Spa session (1hour) during your stay
- Massage room*
- Free access to the sports area
- Nutritionist service
* Subject to availability and prior reservation
La Mediterrània White houses provide a lovely mediterranean atmosphere. Set in the surroundings of a typical fishing village, with traditional features such as a beach, lighthouse and market etc.
La Mediterrània has 4 types of apartments of various sizes, distributed on ground floor and first floor. All apartments include en suite bedrooms (with a bathroom and plasma TV in each bedroom), a furnished terrace, and are fully-equipped to meet all your needs, providing maximum comfort for your stay.
This resort is really focused on the cyclist and this is what this place is all about. They have a special area and buildings with bike workshop and a zone to wash your bike. For larger groups we can even organise your own very special zone, subject to availability. All bikes are stored and secured with 24 hour security.
There are 4 swimming pools around the resort both for adults and children each with their very own theme. There is also a Spa, fitness centre, and sports zone, including football pitches, tennis courts, basket ball and a small golf course.
Restaurants & Bars
There is a great selection of places to eat and drink within the resort; offering menus that are designed by sports nutritionist , there is also a sports buffet available so you can fuel up ready for your ride.
The Cambrils Park Resort is specifically designed and caters for the cyclist. In fact, the Pro teams actually stay here during winter as part of their training. Investment has been made to ensure the facilities meet the high demands of a professional athlete and also the keen amateur cyclist.
Bikes are secure. 24/7 security is provided, as well as having dedicated bike workshop and cleaning areas. Caged workshops can even be sectioned off for groups to provide your very own area to store and treat any mechanical issues with your bikes.
There is a doctor and nutritionist on-site to take care of any of your health and dietary requirements if required.
RIDE 1: 86km - 1350+
The first ride will help to establish the level of the participants and then create the groups according to average speed. With three climbs, this route leads us fully into the Priorat in a smooth way and without any difficulty.
After crossing the Pantà de Riudecanyes we will start the first climb, the Coll de la Teixeta. The descent will leave us in Porrera, where we will go to Falset, the capital of the region, crossing the small Coll de Falset: a road full of curves completely surrounded by vineyards. Our last climb will lead us to the top of Coll-Roig, from where we will start our way back home to Cambrils with a gentle descent.
RIDE 2: 122km - 2400+
We have a hard day ahead. Our second ride will lead us to one of the most beautifulplaces we will see during the Cycling Holidays: Siurana. This small medieval village located at the top of a hill remains with the same aesthetic than when was created hundreds of years ago.
A steady climbing road will lead us to Alforja, where we will overcome the Coll d’ Alforja before arriving to Cornudella de Montsant. The steep climb to Siurana with 16% ramps will make our legs struggle. The views of the Pantà de Siurana will make the effort worthy. Escaladei, another iconic village, waits for us with a steady descent to la Vilella Baixa, from where we will head to Torroja del Priorat for some vineyards landscapes again. The last climb to the Coll de La Teixeta will be rewarded with a very enjoyable descent on the way back home.
RIDE 3: 91km - 1400+
Easy day with only two big climbs. The ride takes part mostly in the Baix Camp zone and its a very uncommon ride for tourists. We will ride the Serra de Llaberia, a beautiful and quite mountain range with an almost complete absence of traffic.
We will head first to Mont-Roig del Camp in our way to Pratdip, a small village where our climb starts. While climbing the Coll de Fatges we will deviate to Llaberia for a 8km climb with amazing views. After reaching the top we will descend the same way and head back to the first coll, from which we will descend to Hospitalet de l’ Infant through Vandellòs. Last part from Cambrils to home will be surrounded by the beach.
RIDE 4: 116km - 2000+
Queen stage with the hardest climb of the Cycling Holidays: La Mussara. We will reach for the first time the 1.000m above the sea level and will enjoy amazing views of the Baix Camp and the Priorat. We will pass by Prades, the capital of the region, with a mandatory coffe stop in the main square.
The approach to the climb start means 300m of elevation gain itself. Once in Vilaplana we will start La Mussara with its 10km of climb. A second climb awaits for us in our way to Capafonts, but only few kilometers after we will stop for our little break. The last climb, Coll d’ Alforja, will precede a easy descent to Cambrils through Montbrió del Camp.
RIDE 5: 122km - 2000+
Last ride is a very special one for us. Our own sportive, the Gran Fondo Cambrils Park Costa Daurada, has two different routes, and we will ride the shortest one. A 6 climbs route which enters us completely into the Priorat and the surroundings of the Montsant Natural Park.
We will head to Montroig to climb Coll Roig again, but from the other side than before. A roleur road to Marçà will take us back to Falset. The next climb to Gratallops will make our legs struggle a bit with its steep ramps. In our way to Escaladei we find the third climb, a very steady and easy one. Last two climbs won’ t be easy: Coll de Porrera and Coll de Teixeta. A happy descent will end our route and our Cycling Holidays routes therefore.