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We are open for bookings! 
Get out for 1 or 2 weeks` cycling camp on sunny Gran Canaria and get ready for the comming season! 
Book the HC Bike Tours Gran Canaria training camp! In a course of two weeks we will be doing various exercises to help you improve your cycling technique, leg speed, power output, overall strength and endurance riding most scenic roads on the island. Expect a lot of riding, hard-core climbs, many coffee stops and gourmet dinners!
 
What does HC Bike Tours training camp mean?
Long rides=scenic roads + Proper recovery=rest in the beach + Be a gourmet=explore local selected restaurants
  • small ride-groups of 4-8 riders
  • specific workouts every day
  • flexibility = you ride at your own pace and as much as you wish=need
  • guided by the founder of HC Bike Tours
  • followed by a support van (you will not need to worry about having to ride with additional clothing or personal belongings) 
  • technical support (we will make sure your bike is in a perfect condition)
  • unlimited water supplies, sports nutrition, power snacks and fresh fruit will be available at all times
  • local knowledge of the roads, restaurants and the island as itself
  • full service – just like for a Pro rider! Simply focus on cycling and have fun after the rides!

Why Gran Canaria? The biking itself is simply incredible. The roads are smooth and perfect, many options for routes, and a lot of climbing. The best place for hard-core cyclists for a winter training camp. It is no wonder that many Pro cyclists, including Pro Team Tinkoff Saxo bank, go there in the winter months for preparing oneself for the coming up season.
From our own experience we can assure you that this is one of the most beautiful Canary Islands with fantastic mountain views. It feels like summer as early as February! The high of the day is more than +20C (68F) with clear skies. Also, the ocean water is warm enough for an enjoyable swim, and the magnificent climate of the island provides a wide variety of fruit, vegetables and delicious seafood. 

Moreover we will stay in 4-star Hotel Jardín Dorado in a luxury junior suites - bungalows. Every suite has a private garden that offers more comfort. The hotel has a perfect location in the golf course of Maspalomas, near the dunes of sand and close to restaurants and beaches. It offers outdoor swimming pool, it has a small gymnasium, a sauna and, in winter, a heated swimming pool with hydro massage that includes jets and whirl-bath. As well as massages can be reserved on request. 

We recommend to book the full two weeks training camp: Feb 19 - Mar 05, 2017.
Price for two weeks camp 
15-day / 14-night: EUR 2450 per person
This two weeks continuing training camp is perfect if you are up to challenging season this year. The program is designed by our team - professional cycling coaches and ex-Pros and includes progress monitoring. We will also be changing the cycling routes on weekly basis.

You are welcome to join us for one week too. This training camp is planned on a week basis.
Feb 19 – 26, 2017 or Feb 26 – Mar 05, 2017*
Price for one week
 8-day / 7-night: EUR 1350 per person
*contact us if you plan to arrive on other dates or you would like to stay in other hotel.

Book your trip right now! To reserve your spot fill in the Booking form.
 
A special group discount is available for groups of 4 persons or more. Email us at info@hcbiketours.comto get a quote. You are welcome also to contact us on +1 650 319 8824 (US) or +371 26306180 (Europe).
 
You can make this tour Private or go Custom with personalized and tailored to fit your schedule, interests and budget. Start planning today! Go to Custom & Private cycling tour and fill in the Booking form.
 
Check out our guests Testimonials & Galleries from previous years. 
WHAT'S INCLUDED?
  • 15-day / 14-night the owner of HC Bike Tours guided and van supported tour
  • Optional - you can choose one week 8-day / 7-night tour
  • Stay in a prefect 4-star Suite Hotel Jardin Dorado luxury junior suite with a private garden
  • All breakfasts
  • All airport transfers
  • All luggage transfers
  • Our van at your disposal after the rides
  • Support vehicle during the ride
  • Unlimited on road supplements including fresh fruit, snacks, energy bars and drinks
  • Specially designed training program by our professional coaches and ex-Pro riders for each day including speed and strength sessions, endurance rides, climbing and group riding technique
  • Q&A sessions about training process, nutrition, recovery, and... ask your questions
  • The owner of HC Bike Tours guides and rides with the group
  • Services of professional English speaking staff – cycling insiders
  • Mechanical assistance
  • Welcome pack 
  • Pre-tour training and holiday preparation advice
  • We welcome and cater for non-riders and family members of riders 
 
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?
  • Airfare
  • Travel and personal insurance
  • Additional personal expenses, i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities, laundry, coffee stops
  • Lunches (on-road supplements are included)
  • Dinners (we recommend and transport you to restaurants)
  • Rental bike (available for an additional fee)
 
Day 1

Welcome to the sunny Gran Canaria

HC Bike Tours team together with the owner will personally pick you up at the Airport. After a short transfer to the hotel, we will help you settle in at the hotel and set up your bicycle. We will gladly share our knowledge with you and give you bike fitting consultations. After a lunch we will hold a short briefing, and then we will take off for the real training camp, kicking it off with an 80 km (50 miles) spin ride to get all the travel kinks out, which will be immediately followed by stretching and core strength session. The day ends with a shower, dinner and good rest.
 

meals
meals
Ride snacks and sports nutrition
tour
accomplished
Distance 50 miles / 80 km
Day 2

Double day team time trial + hilly ride

This day will be dedicated to training, nutritious meals and rest. The morning is spent warming up together with the group, doing a few special workouts and then doing 2x5km (3 miles) speed training in small groups to improve your speed and group training technique. The speed training will be followed by an easy ride back to the hotel for a short stretching session. After having lunch and short rest in the afternoon, we will head out for a hilly ride, totalling 60 km (37 miles). This particular route is especially beautiful, winding along the coast line along cliffs and wonderful sights. We end our day with another stretching session and with delicious dinner. 
 

meals
meals
Breakfast
On road supplements
tour
accomplished
Distance 74 miles / 120 km
Day 3

A day to improve your strength and riding technique

Another day that is dedicated to improving your strength and climbing technique. We will do 3x4 km (2,5 miles) climbs combined with special tasks that our team has prepared for you. After having lunch and some rest, we will have an easy 2 hour spin training. 
 

meals
meals
Breakfast
On road supplements
tour
accomplished
Distance 50 miles / 80 km
Day 4

Endurance training – Pico de las Nieves 1949m

There are not enough words to describe this very beautiful and long day. You will accomplish a climb from the sea level up to the highest point of the island - Pico de las Nieves (elevation at 1949m). This is most certainly a Hors Categorie climb. We end the day with a well-deserved dinner, followed by great conversations.
 

meals
meals
Breakfast
On road supplements
tour
accomplished
87 miles / 140km
Day 5

Who’s talking about resting?

Not in a HC Bike Tours training camp! Although we will be taking a long ride, we will be cruising the most of it. We will climb a mountain that is absolutely gorgeous. After that you will have the afternoon and the evening off to recover, explore the city, and make your own dinner plans.
 

meals
meals
Breakfast
On road supplements
tour
accomplished
56 miles / 90 km
Day 6

Hard core climbing!

A day dedicated to strength training. There will be a few intense and steep climbs putting your strength to test, but the scenery will make you lose yourself in its beauty.
This route is our personal favourite – brought to you in HC Bike Tours style. We end the day with a well-deserved dinner and time for resting.
 

meals
meals
Breakfast
On road supplements
tour
accomplished
93 miles / 150 km
Day 7

Final day of serious challenge and endurance training

Prepare yourself for a very long day that is going to be worth every minute of it. Expect a lot of climbing and challenges. Enjoy your last day of riding in Gran Canaria and let us provide you with all the support you might need. Let us share our experiences of the week!
 

meals
meals
Breakfast
On road supplements
tour
accomplished
136 miles / 220 km
Day 8

Was it too hard?

No. You will be coming back and asking for more riding and climbing. If you stay for 2-weeks, you will do another week of training camp following the same plan that you already did. We will make some changes in the routes and increase intensity. You will leave this training camp having improved your stamina, strength and technique considerably, and you will be prepared for greater challenges next time. Let HC Bike Tours take care of it! See you on our tours this summer or next year again!
 

meals
meals
Breakfast

HC Bike Tours support


We know what the best ride support is. Get on your bike and enjoy the ride! We do the rest:
  • We are ex-Pro riders, professional coaches, mechanics, experienced Ride Leaders. We will provide you with professional support, guide and encourage you through every ride, even make photos, be your coaches and make sure you have the best picnic stops in the world
  • We ride in small ride-groups of up to 7 riders per group, which allows us to keep the group together and provide full support with less waiting time
  • Each ride-group is led by an HC Bike Tours Ride Leader and one SAG van per ride-group is provided
  • If you become tired at any point, you have an option to use van transfer
  • An experienced mechanic will be available to assist in case of trouble with your bike
  • We will provide you with on-road supplements including local fresh bread, cheese, meet, fruit, snacks, energy bars, and drinks will be available any time

The training camp has been created based on HC Bike Tours coaches` and exPro riders’ experiences. Every day is carefully planned and thought through, every exercise has its meaning and purpose. The training program includes evening recovery rides or stretching. Each intense training session requires an appropriate rest. As you may know, progress only happens through proper process of recovery – that is why we have carefully put together a nutrition plan and dedicated time for some much needed relaxation by the pool or in the beach. The program also includes answering any questions you might have. Normally we all have group dinners in our staff recommended one of the best restaurants and when we have short discussions and briefing for the next day. Do not hesitate to inquire about our experiences. 

Bike Rental
Pro level bikes are available for rent. For availability and full details on our rental bike options please email us at info@hcbiketours.com or indicate the request for the bike rental in the Booking form and we will get back to you with the details.
WHAT'S INCLUDED?
  • 15-day / 14-night the owner of HC Bike Tours guided and van supported tour
  • Optional - you can choose one week 8-day / 7-night tour
  • Stay in a prefect 4-star Suite Hotel Jardin Dorado luxury junior suite with a private garden
  • All breakfasts
  • All airport transfers
  • All luggage transfers
  • Our van at your disposal after the rides
  • Support vehicle during the ride
  • Unlimited on road supplements including fresh fruit, snacks, energy bars and drinks
  • Specially designed training program by our professional coaches and ex-Pro riders for each day including speed and strength sessions, endurance rides, climbing and group riding technique
  • Q&A sessions about training process, nutrition, recovery, and... ask your questions
  • The owner of HC Bike Tours guides and rides with the group
  • Services of professional English speaking staff – cycling insiders
  • Mechanical assistance
  • Welcome pack 
  • Pre-tour training and holiday preparation advice
  • We welcome and cater for non-riders and family members of riders 
 
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?
  • Airfare
  • Travel and personal insurance
  • Additional personal expenses, i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities, laundry, coffee stops
  • Lunches (on-road supplements are included)
  • Dinners (we recommend and transport you to restaurants)
  • Rental bike (available for an additional fee)
 

Let's talk when it's best for you

Calls need to be scheduled at least 4 hours in advance of the scheduled call time and will be confirmed via email. HC Bike Tours uses time zone GMT/UTC+1 and welcomes your call in early mornings, late evenings and on the weekends as well.

Any questions?