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Coaching Camps with Alpine Cols

We make a distinction between coaching camps and cycling tours. The main objective of our coaching camps is to help you become a better, faster, safer cyclist. They usually based in one single location. Cycling tours on the other hand more often go from A to B, may involve changing hotels every night, and the main objective is to enjoy beautiful scenery and iconic climbs.

Different people are looking for different things, so we have tried to be clear about what we offer. To do these things well costs money, so we are certainly not the cheapest option. If that works for you, read on!

COVID-19: all future dates are necessarily provisional and subject to change and/or cancellation. If you decide to book, we will only request a modest deposit, fully refundable in case the pandemic makes it impossible for you to attend.

COACHING

We pride ourselves first and foremost on the quality of our coaching. We do not employ guides: all our staff are officially certified cycling coaches.

FOCUS

We guarantee that you will improve your current skills, learn new ones and leave the camp a faster, more skilful rider.

RESULTS

We have helped hundreds of people to perform better in target events like the Haute Route, the Marmotte or the Etape du Tour.

GREAT HOTELS

Our clients are past the stage of youth hostels and cheap hotels. We look for the best possible hotels that remain affordable (usually 4*).

GREAT FOOD

You certainly need to eat plenty of carbs during a training camp, but that needn’t mean piles of pasta. Expect top quality meals.

FRIENDSHIP

Last but not least: come as clients, leave as friends! We are doing this to share our passion for cycling, and we love meeting new people.

 

GranFondo & Sportive Coaching Camp, Tenerife

Difficulty  – 

The best way to start the season! This is a true coaching camp, with a strong focus on technique. The coach to rider ratio is 1:5 or better, and you can join evening Coach’s Corner sessions on topics such as the use of power, training plans and tips for riding sportives. The rides are not intended to be hard, but to teach you the skills needed to ride fast and safely in the mountains. Different groups will form so that you are with people at your own level.

We use two outstanding boutique hotels in different parts of the island, well away from the main tourist centres. During the week you will cycle the best roads on the island, including of course the incredible climb all the way from sea-level to Mount Teide! Read More…

Prices from:

€2,490 (twin-share)


Departure dates:

29 Jan 2022

GranFondo & Sportive Coaching Camp, Ventoux

Difficulty

This coaching camp will offer the opportunity to climb Mont Ventoux multiple times as well as to explore the stunning scenery of the Luberon. The rides include both short and long climbs at different gradients. You can ride at your own pace and different groups will form so that you are with people at your own level.

The coach to rider ratio is 1:5 or better, ensuring that you will have plenty of one-on-one coaching. There is a strong focus on technique with plentiful use of video for analysis and feedback. You have the option of a daily debrief with a coach, and you can join optional Coach’s Corner sessions on topics such as the use of power, training plans and tips for riding sportives. Read more…

Prices from:

€2,580 (twin-share)


Departure dates:

8 May 2022

GranFondo & Sportive Coaching Camp, La Clusaz

Difficulty  – 

This is our flagship coaching camp, designed as the best possible preparation for later objectives like the Etape du Tour, the Marmotte or the Tour du Mont Blanc. Improve your skills on iconic climbs like the Colombière, the Aravis, the Glières and the Croix-Fry, and test yourself on the last two climbs of the Etape du Tour: the col de la Croix de Fer and Alpe d’Huez.

The coach to rider ratio is 1:5 or better, ensuring that you will have plenty of one-on-one coaching. There is a strong focus on technique with plentiful use of video for analysis and feedback. You can have a daily debrief with a coach and you join evening Coach’s Corner sessions on topics such as the use of power, training plans and tips for riding sportives. Read more…

Prices from:

€2,680 (twin-share)


Departure dates:

11 June 2022

Introduction to the Alps

Difficulty 

Our Introduction to the Alps camp in La Clusaz is all about enjoying the best of the northern Alps and tackling iconic Tour de France climbs like the Colombière, Aravis, Glières and Croix-Fry. First timers are welcome: this camp is for you. You will ride at your own pace with people at your own level. No stress, just enjoy!

The coach to rider ratio is 1:5 or better, ensuring that you will have plenty of one-on-one feedback. We’ll help you become a stronger rider with plentiful use of video for analysis and feedback. You can join the optional Coach’s Corner technical sessions on topics such as riding in the mountains, nutrition and tips for riding sportives. Read more…

Prices from:

€2,250 (twin-share)


Departure dates:

3 July 2022