EPIC Altitude Cycling Training Camp

Cycling Training Camps from EPIC Cycling is perfectly designed for keen cyclist who want to improve and maintain their fitness during the Winter months. Southern Spain provides a perfect location for Winter Training for cyclist with abundance of sunshine, clear weather, clean air together with challenging climbs and mountain routes. We offer different Training Programmes to cater for different fitness levels to help you achieve your aims and objectives.

Imagine yourself  joining an EPIC Altitude Training Camp, riding a high tech bike with a big sun, climbing the highest road in Europe up to 3.200meters, the ultimate cycling challenge… once you conquer the mountain, the best views of Spain, the Mediterranean Sea and the North of Africa will put a big smile on your face. Now a +50Km downhill is waiting for you.

The EPIC Altitude cycling training camp focuses on tackling the great climbs from the Mediterranean coast to the eternally snow-capped Sierra Nevada. We offer daily guided routes which will see you exceed an accumulated total of 10,000 metres of climbing by the end of the cycling week.

This is our most challenging cycling camp, and even though it’s open to all cyclists, you should expect long climbs of 5-7% average, cycle at altitudes above 2.000 meters and long days on the bike that will definitely improve you cycling strength and resistance.

Are you thinking of taking part in a tough Cycling Sportive? then plan ahead your preparation and consider joining our EPIC Altitude Training Camp. This is the best way to gain strength and accumulate good amount of vertical gain in your legs.

In this training camp we will cycle in group with 2 guides. The group could be split in 2 if necessary and the support vehicle will be there, should there be mechanical problems.

In the area of Granada, mountains and nice weather are secured. In case of bad weather in the city, we will cycle from the coast, where we will also encounter challenging mountain passes.

Epic roads

Epic Cycling’s home is an expanse of more than 1,000km of majestic car-free roads, as well as mountain passes, epic descents and scenery that will leave you speechless.

In our EPIC Altitude Program we will focus on the big climbs, so should expect long mountain passes with average inclinations of up to 8%.

We will tackle the same climbs that the Pro Cyclists use to train or La Vuelta España race each year

ROADS
Epic Cycling

The best bikes

At EPIC Cycling we do not do things by halves so you can rest assured that we provide simply the best bikes on the market:  2016 Cannondale Synapse Carbon Ultegra DiscAwarded ‘Bike of the Year’ in 2014 and 2015 , treat yourself and enjoy a week of Epic cycling on a professional bike. The Synapse offers a classy ride, loads of smoothness with enough performance for cyclists who aren’t interested in racing but still like to ride fast and challenge themselves, with more than enough speed easily accessible to keep ever die hard racers happy. With the disc brakes it’s easier to manage that speed, in the dry and in the wet.

Brand: Cannondale
Model: Synapse Carbon
Year: 2016
Group: Shimano Ultegra Disc
Size range: 51-60

EPIC HOTEL

Premium Hotel

We have a great 4 star Hotel Urban Dream Granada and a beachside chalet for the cold days so that you can have a well deserved rest after a hard day in the saddle. And there’s more if you want it.  We can offer massages, access to “Hammam” thermal baths and local “tapas tours” – all designed to make your cycling week that bit more special.

Epic climbs

We have designed for your enjoyment a wide portfolio of routes, whether if you look to train for some days in the sun in one of our Training Camp, or if you just want to enjoy cycling holidays in Spain, we have the perfect program for you.

One of our Training Camps is the EPIC Altitude training program, designed to push you to your limits at probably one of the toughest Cycling Training Camps in Europe. Here you have an example of the daily routes of EPIC Altitude…

Epic Cycling Rides

A training week that focuses on tackling the great climbs from the Mediterranean coast to the eternally snow-capped Sierra Nevada. We offer 5 daily guided routes which will see you exceed an accumulated total of 10,000 metres of climbing by the end of the week.

A Typical Training Week at Epic Cycling

We offer a free transfer service to and from Malaga Airport. Pick up at Malaga is at 17:00 in the Arrivals Area on Sundays and drop off is at 15:00 on departure day. There are also very simple public transport links from the airport to Granada at other times; just ask for details and we can help!

  • Sunday 17:00, pick up at Malaga Airport

  • Sunday 19:00 arrive in Granada, Welcome Meeting and Briefing.

Monday to Thursday:

  • Monday to Friday

    • Full Breakfast at 8:30

    • Start of daily guided ride at 10:00

    • Picnic break during the route

    • End of route and back to Hotel at 15:00 approx depending on length of route and speed of group.

    • Free afternoon to visit local area or just to relax at the Hotel

    • Optional activities (All-Inclusive Package): sports massage, Hammam Arab Baths, Gym, Alhambra visit, or tapas tour…

    • Dinner at 20:00 (All-Inclusive Package)

  • Saturday

    • Breakfast at 8:00

    • Free ride or ride with a local cycling club 9:00

    • End of ride and back to Hotel at 13:00

    • Optional activities (All-Inclusive Package): sports massage, Hammam Arab Baths, Gym, Alhambra visit, or tapas tour…

    • Dinner at 20:00 (All-Inclusive Package)

  • Sunday

    • Breakfast at 8:00

    • Free ride or ride with a local cycling club 9:00

    • End of ride and back to Hotel at 13:00

    • End of Cycling Week and Departure to Malaga Airport at 13:30.

    • Arrival at Malaga Airport at 15:00 approx

This program runs from Sunday to Sunday, with free Transfer to Malaga Airport. Bike hire is optional. If you wish to rent a bicycle, please add it to the cart. Price includes all local taxes. Single supplements apply (see “Single Room Supplement“).  Please note we transact only in Euros.

EPIC Altitude Training Camp –  5 DAYS from €575

EPIC Altitude Training Camp –  7 DAYS from €675