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Partner Training Camps

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MALLORCA AUTUMN BIKE CAMP 2018

October 2018

This bike camp is run on a similar format to our well known Spring Camp but just a little bit more laid back. We will be riding the same fantastic routes across the Island but with a few more cafe stops for those who want them. 

Our leaders will take groups of riders of different speed and experience so you will always be with people who have the same objectives for the week. After the rides there will be plenty of time to use the great facilities of Club Pollenca, or just chill out around the pools or bars. For pictures and feedback on the October 2017 Mallorca Bike Camp, click here.

MARATONA DLES DOLOMITES GRANFONDO 2018 - 5 NIGHT PACKAGE

includes MARATONA DLES DOLOMITES GRANFONDO event

27th June – 2nd July 2018

Enjoy some stunning guided riding in the Dolomites with a great hotel location before you tackle this legendary Granfondo. Includes Official Tour Operator Guaranteed Entry for the event which takes place on Sunday 1st July 2018.

This classic Italian Granfondo has a 138km closed road course with 7 main climbs taking in over 4000m of climbing and includes famous passes such as the Passo Giau, Passo Campolongo and Passo Gardena.

Not only the bonus of getting a starting number to one of the top amateur events in Europe, but you get to spend time with a great crew in great locations before the event. You will get to ride the course and learn what you have to do to achieve your objectives.

LA MARMOTTE GRANFONDO 2018 ENTRY PACKAGES - WITH GUARANTEED ENTRY

includes LA MARMOTTE GRANFONDO event

1st July – 9th July 2018 or
6th July – 9th July 2018

An opportunity to do some solid riding in the Southern Alps before you tackle La Marmotte Granfondo 2018 with Official Tour Operator Guaranteed Entry.

For our 10th year running 2018 will see our highly popular trips based around this legendary cyclo sportive, La Marmotte. It is rated as the hardest 1 day sportive in the French Alps, at a distance of 174km and 5000m of climbing, including Col de Glandon, Col de Galibier, Col de Telegraph and finishing at Alpe d’Huez. Be prepared for a challenge.

Not only the bonus of getting a starting number to one of the top amateur events in Europe, but you get to spend time with a great crew in great locations before the event. You will get to ride the course and learn what you have to do to achieve your objectives.

TOUR DE FRANCE WEEK

16th – 22nd July 2018

This 2018 Tour de France Package in the Alps is one you will not want to miss. Our luxury chalet is based in the heart of old Alpe d’Huez and you will have experienced nothing like the build up to a Tour de France finish on this infamous mountain. On stage day from “Dutch Corner” to the finish line, the legendary 21 Bends will errupt with a sea of cheers and colour as 10s of 1,000s of people celebrate the greatest show on earth.
Our package, including 2 Stage visit days & 3 fully guided & supported challenging ride days in a spectacular part of the Alps and covering some iconic climbs such as Col du Galibier and Col du Glandon is not to be missed.

BIG COLS WEEK

8th – 15th September 2018

Our popular, challenging & memorable week of road cycling in the high mountains of the French Alps taking approximately 600km and over 11,000m of climbing, including many climbs from the Tour de France past & present.
Our itinerary has been designed to optimize riders time in the mountains and to provide you with the best possible riding experience accross some of the most iconic climbs in the French Alps with full vehicle support & guided riding.

We are attending all the Alpine Cols Camps in 2018 because the focus is on preparing for tough events like the Marmotte, Maratona Tour Transalp or Haute Route. Great riding, great coaches and guides and support. Good advice and all of it personalised. These camps are an important step in equipping you for good and improved results in your targeted events.

HAUTE ROUTE AND SPORTIVE TRAINING CAMP (ALPS)

option: LA MORZINE HAUT CHABLAIS event on 17th June 2018

9th Jun – 16th Jun 2018

WHY NOT JOIN FOR SPECIAL POWER TRAINING? VERVE WILL BE THERE!

This training camp in the French Alps is perfect to improve your performance in mountain sportives, such as a 3-day or 7-day Haute Route, the one-day Marmotte, the Etape du Tour or the Maratona dles Dolomites. All the Alpine Cols coaches have huge experience in riding sportives in the mountains and are delighted to share their knowledge.
During the week you will not only do a considerable amount of training in the mountains, you will also have the chance to exchange with our coaches and other participants on all things cycling-related: climbing, descending, pacing, nutrition, recovery, equipment, using power meters and much more!

HAUTE ROUTE WEEKEND TRAINING CAMP

includes LA GRAND BÔ event

21st Jun – 24th Jun 2018

WHY NOT JOIN FOR SPECIAL POWER TRAINING? VERVE WILL BE THERE!

The three days of cycling Friday to Sunday will include such well-known Tour de France climbs as the col des Aravis, the col des Saisies and the col de la Croix-Fry. The overall distance and climbing will be similar to a typical three days at the Haute Route, i.e. 350-400km and 8000-10,000m of climbing.

The Grand Bô sportive on Sunday is a great ride, taking in the col des Fleuries, the climb to Mont Saxonnex, the col de Romme and the col de la Colombière to finish.

ETAPE DU TOUR TRAINING CAMP – 2018

includes ETAPE DU TOUR event

1st – 8th July 2018

The Etape du Tour training camp is aimed at helping you perform at your best at the Etape. It is also an excellent preparation for other mountain sportives such as a 3-day or a 7-day Haute Route. All the Alpine Cols coaches have huge experience in riding sportives and are delighted to share their knowledge. During the week you will not only be riding every day in the mountains, you will also have the chance to exchange with our coaches and other participants on all things cycling-related.

ROUTE DES GRANDES ALPES

1st – 9th Sept 2018

The classic challenge of the Alps

No ride is more inspirational than the classic Route des Grandes Alpes from Lake Geneva to the shores of the Mediterranean. Starting in the lovely lakeside town of Thonon-les-Bains and finishing under the famous lemon trees near the beach in Menton, the route takes in most of the greatest climbs in the Alps. Doing the trip over 7 days makes it achievable for any reasonably fit cyclist with some experience of the mountains.

Maybe these are our favourites. Mike and Deb and their team combine to bring the advice and the beauty of the bike and mountain together into one package in the wonderful Pyrenees. We love working and riding with them in their region and that is why we invited them to come to ours. If you want to experience the mountains for the first time and don’t even know how to go down a hill, there are camps for you here. If you are hard and experienced, Mike will help you enjoy it all even more. Hits the spot between hard training and casual and relaxed. I go to their place when I need a break.

GRAND COLS

9th Jun – 16th Jun 2018 and
13th – 20th Jul 2018 and
23rd – 30th Aug 2018

Our Grand Cols week is for those that are inspired to conquer the greatest cols in the French Pyrénées. Ride the most famous peaks and add your legend to the Tourmalet, Aubisque, Aspin, Hautacam, Luz Ardiden and many more.
With full support from The Col Collective, ride with and learn from Mike Cotty and the team on the bike each day and recover and relax après velo back at our period guest house.
This is our signature week and is all about escaping to the biggest peaks, helping you become a more accomplished mountain rider and creating memories with The Col Collective that will live with you forever.

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE MOUNTAINS

18th – 24th Jun 2018 and 
5th – 11th Jul 2018

We are delighted to bring you our Introduction to the Mountains week designed especially for riders with little or no experience of riding the high mountains, but with a passion to do so! You’ve got to start somewhere and The Col Collective would love to help you take that step.

With two decades of mountain experience, Mike Cotty will support you throughout the week on and off the bike with practical advice, real world tips and techniques and the opportunity to put everything into practice on some of the greatest and most historic climbs in cycling.

UNDISCOVERED PYRÉNÉES

26th Jun – 3rd Jul 2018

The French Pyrénées are a wonderland of exploration and intrigue with many areas often overlooked in search of the more famous cols. Our Undiscovered Pyrénées week is all about heading off the beaten track, taming rugged wilderness and riding in awe at what can so easily be missed. We’ve continually been amazed by what we’ve found when heading into the unknown and now we want to unlock the secrets that we’ve found with you as well. 
With full support from The Col Collective let us show you another side to the Pyrénées that’ll continue to enrich your soul for years to come.
We’ll host just one Undiscovered Pyrénées week this season with have a maximum group size of 10 riders to ensure so that we can offer the highest level of support throughout the week.

TOUR DE FRANCE

22nd – 29th Jul 2018

Our Tour de France week will capture the beauty of the mountains and the colours and character of the Tour as it passes through the Pyrénées. Combining peaceful yet challenging ride days with the spectacle of the world’s biggest race, whilst enjoying every minute with The Col Collective. Riding and watching the Tour in the same week is a surreal experience that often has us pinching ourselves in disbelief at just how magical the mountains can be.
We’ll be tackling some off the most legendary climbs in the sport including the Col d’Aubisque, Col d’Aspin, Col du Soulour, Hautacam, Peyresourde and of course the Col du Tourmalet, plus we’ll be getting up close and personal with the Tour as the pros go full gas in the Pyrénées.

INTO THE WILD

8th – 14th Sept 2018

New for 2018, our Into the Wild “All Road” tour is for those that have been bitten by the gravel bug and want to go a little deeper off the beaten track, mixing roads with high mountain tracks and trails to get another perspective on the wild landscapes of the Pyrénées.
Supported by The Col Collective, discover paths that you’d never imagine even existed, from summit to summit and beyond. These are the rides that I’ve found when I head out with no agenda other than to explore, often returning in complete amazement at what the day brings when you go a little deeper into the unknown.

This tour will be a hugely unique and personal experience combining road, gravel tracks and forest trails in the day with comfort, relaxation and a lifetime of laughs and memories by night.

La Corsa Travel

CLASSIC TUSCANY 5 DAY TOUR

4th – 9th June 2018 AND
16th – 21st June 2018

Launched last year, this popular and fun tour is back in 2018. Guests get the thrill of riding the Gran Fondo Firenze, which starts at the iconic Brunolleschi Duomo in the centre of the spectacular and beautiful city of Florence. There are lots of flights from the UK to both Florence and Pisa. This tour offers much that our flagship tour offers, but over 5 nights rather than 7.

LA CORSA TUSCANY WEEKENDER

18th – 24th August 2018 

Due to the massive uptake on our introductory LA CORSA Yoga weeks in May we have opened up one more week in 2018. This is a brand new tour, offering the unique combination of a LA CORSA cycling holiday, with the added health and relaxation benefits of expert yoga instruction. Based on our flagship Tuscany tour, but with a twist… You start and end each day with a yoga session, led by Lulu Lemon ambassador Angie Lake. This 6-night holiday will give you the opportunity to take things at your own pace, and your recovery will be supported by a winning combination of massage and yoga. And of course you’ll enjoy all the hospitality that LA CORSA is famous for.

DE ROSA FACTORY & LAKES TOUR

22nd – 27th September 2018

LA CORSA is heading north for this exclusive tour, a brand new offering for the 2018 season. This new 5-night tour takes place near Milan and we will be cycling in the stunning surroundings of Lakes Como and Garda. The highlight of this tour is a visit to the historic De Rosa factory, and the opportunity to meet founder Ugo De Rosa and other members of the family.

L’EROICA WEEK

6th – 13th October 2018

“We want people to rediscover the beauty of fatigue and the thrill of the conquest” — Giancarlo Brocci, Creator of L’Eroica.
Your trip coincides with retro cycling’s brightest star. L’Eroica draws its inspiration from classical cycling, from black and white images published on newspapers of the early 1900’s to the times of the Bartali and Coppi duel. Riders taking part qualify by having historical and vintage bikes and clothing. This creates a spectacle like no other, that is sure to leave you feeling nostalgic.

ONE DAY TOURS

Date of your choice

Welcome to the La Corsa one-day adventure in the heart of the Chianti Classico area. This area is very well known for its quality wine, food and simply breathtaking landscape views. Our 40km one day taster menu will see you collected from your hotel and transferred to Borgo Sicelle where we will set you up on one of our finely tuned Giant Propel bikes with the Di2 gears and set off into the countryside.

Don’t be fooled. Jean-Lou may have been a French professional rider, but he really has a heart for teaching riders from everywhere how to ride well in the mountains of his home. Jean-Lou was one of the first adopters of InfoCrank® in France and can teach you to ride in France only the way that a Frenchman can – in perfect English.

ETAPE DU TOUR CYCLING TRIP

includes ETAPE DU TOUR cycling event

5th- 8th July 2018

Give yourself an unforgettable sporting experience: ride the legendary passes of the Tour de France only a few days before the professional peloton during the Etape du Tour!
Prepare yourself to race in the best conditions with the expert advice of Jean-Lou Paiani and his team of specialists!

MONT VENTOUX CYCLING CAMP

29th Sept – 1st October 2018

Would you like to discover the Mont Ventoux by bike?
From 90km per day, we will climb the Mont Ventoux from Bédoin and Sault ride through les Gorges de la Nesque, les Dentelles de Montmirail, Gigondas, Beaume de Venise and more…

Accommodation in Provençal Villa with swimming pool near Malaucène.