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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! To see what happens on one of our coaching camps, watch the video Ride faster at your next Granfondo.

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 Coaching Camp, Tenerife (Jan 2023)

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:

28 Jan 2023

GranFondo Coaching Camp, La Clusaz (May 2023)

Difficulty 

This is our flagship coaching camp. It is ideal 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 and the Croix-Fry, and test yourself on the tough climbs like the Glières, the Saisies and the Arpettaz.

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:

20 May 2023

GranFondo Coaching Camp, Alpe d’Huez (June 2023)

Difficulty 

This coaching camp provides great last-minute preparation for summer Gran Fondos like the Etape du Tour, the Marmotte or the Tour du Mont Blanc. Based in Bourg d’Oisans, at the foot of Alpe d’Huez, you will have the opportunity to develop your climbing and descending skills on such iconic climbs as the Glandon, the Croix de Fer, the Mollard, the Ornon and many others.

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, and we run evening Coach’s Corner sessions on topics such as the use of power, training plans and tips for riding sportives. More info to come…

Prices from:

€2,690 (twin-share)


Departure dates:

17 June 2023

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