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ŠKODA Celtic Series Training Camp Spain Spring Training Heaven

Spring Training Heaven

Your choice of a seven or five day cycling training camp in beautiful Mallorca to get you ready for the cycling season ahead. Based in the top rated 4* hotel in Alcudia, we have daily guided rides with a choice of two distances and speed groups so you can ride with similar ability riders as we take on the best routes on the island.

Return Airport Transfers
4* Bike Hotel in Alcudia
Daily Guided Rides
Breakfast & Dinner
Mechanical Support
Optional Extras Bike Rental Available
ŠKODA Celtic Series Training Camp by Sportive Breaks
Routes Details
Itinerary
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Event Info

Ride Notes

Spring riding in Mallorca. It doesn't get better. The official ŠKODA Celtic Series Training Camp is designed to set you up for the 2020 cycling season including the best sportives in Ireland. Come for a week or long weekend of training / spring miles and join our small group rides with our expert team. Fill your days with long rides in the mountains preparing yourself for a big season or coffee rides and apres cycling by the beach. Mallorca has long been a favourite destination for riders around the world, with many riders coming back every year and still finding new routes to explore. Packed into the island is some stunning coastline rides, a mountain range with a lot of great climbing, quiet country lanes and some stunning traditional villages where the pace of life has hardly changed for years. You can find it all in Mallorca, accompanied by sunshine, great road surfaces, a warm and welcoming local culture and some amazing food.

Real Rider Reviews

Mark, Sportive Breaks Rider, 2017: "Sportive Breaks' attention to detail and communication are spot on! Will be back next year. "

Ride Highlights

  • Ride Mallorca Coast to Coast

    Is this the world's best one day bike ride? Follow the Ma10 all the way from one side of the island to the other, hugging the coast and going over great climbs with amazing views.

  • Discover the real Mallorca

    Far away from the beaches and tourism, rural Mallorca is a delight of slow paced villages, rolling hills, great food and a couple of great climbs.

  • Climb Sa Calobra

    The big one on the island. An engineering triumph, the road snakes through the mountains to the beach. A thrilling descent and challenging cllimb,

Trip Summary

  • Overview: 7 days / 6 nights or 5 days / 6 nights
  • Total distance: Avg 90km per day
  • Total elevation: Avg 1,250m per day
  • Bucket List Climbs: Sa Calobra, Puig Major
Routes Details

Route Overview

We have two route & speed options each day. All our rides are in small groups together on the flat and climb at our own pace with a ride leader and a support van for each group so all you need to think about is the ride.

Stage One

Stage One

From Port d'Alcudia to Port d'Alcudia

Ride Distance 106
Elevation Gain 1223

Climbs at ŠKODA Celtic Series Training Camp

Sa Calobra

Sa Calobra is considered Mallorca’s toughest climb. It is best avoided during the hotter hours when there is heavy footfall from tourists. We recommend cycling the route either early in the morning or later in the day. Sa Calobra offers a steady 7% gradient for the majority of the climb, allowing you to find your rhythm. Did we mention that orange juice and cake is available at the top of the climb?

Ride Distance 9.5km
Elevation Gain 7%
KOM  24 mins 54 secs

Puig Major (Soller)

This is the longest climb available on the island and has so much to offer. Experience exquisite valley views while enjoying gentle gradients ranging between 5% and 7%. There is a flat section mid-way through so you can mentally prepare for the more challenging section towards the end. Enjoy winding up the mountain, cycling through a tunnel (there is lighting inside, but you may want to bring your own lights as the tunnel is also open to motorists) and coming out the other end to an explosion of stunning views on either side of the pathway.

Ride Distance 14km
Elevation Gain 6%
KOM  33 mins 12 secs
Itinerary

ŠKODA Celtic Series Training Camp Cycling Itinerary

We alternate flatter & hillier days so you never have two longer / harder days back to back. We will run through the next day's routes each night at dinner.

Itinerary

Day One Monday

Arrival

Travel day. Arrive in Palma at 9.35pm, our team will meet you in arrivals and we head to the hotel for a late night dinner and bedtime.

Day Two Tuesday

Petra or Randa

A later start than normal. After breakfast our mechanics are on hand to help build bikes / fit rentals before a roll out at 10,30am. Everyday we have two route choices in the same area of the island. Today is all about getting our legs ready for the week ahead and is a flat day exploring the beautiful middle of Mallorca. The shorter option is 70km to Sineu and Petra and the longer option is 110km going down to Randa with one climb, the stunning Puig Randa with views across the entire island.

Ride Distance 70 km.
Elevation Gain 600 m.

Day Three Wednesday

Soller / Puig Major

Into the mountains for the first time. The long ride is 138km of classic climbs. We start with the beautiful Col d'Honor and then the Col de Soller before taking on the longest climb on the island - Puig Major. Three of the best climbs in Mallorca. The shorter ride is 110km including the Col d'Honor.

Ride Distance 110 km.
Elevation Gain 950 m.

Day Four Thursday

Sa Calobra

Both groups do the same route today just at different speeds. The ride centres on the toughest climb on the island: Sa Calobra. We leave a bit earlier than normal and ride to Selva before going up past Lluc to the top of Sa Calobra before the road gets busy with traffic. After a thrilling descent it's a big effort back up and then a lovely descent to lunch in Port de Pollensa and home.

Ride Distance 113 km.
Elevation Gain 2265 m.

Day Five Friday

Hermitage

An easier day sandwiched between three big rides. We ride all together at a relaxed pace along the coast and then take on one easy climb up to the hermitage at Betlem before spinning home via the inland route. Then a nice relaxed afternoon by the pool or beach before the big ride tomorrow.

Ride Distance 95 km.
Elevation Gain 1091 m.

Day Six Saturday

Queen Stage: Andratx to Port d'Alcudia

The Queen Stage. One of the world's best one day rides following the Ma-10 all the way from Andratx to Port d'Alcudia along the coast and over four climbs. We leave the hotel at 8am and get a transfer down to the start. We have feed stations set up along the way and our guides will set a relaxed pace to make this day perfect.
After the ride our mechanics are on hand to help pack bikes before our last night together.

Ride Distance 123 km.
Elevation Gain 2790 m.

Day Seven Sunday

Alcudia

An early start to make it back to Palma in time for the morning flight back to Dublin.

Airport Transfers

Airport collections are from Palma (PMI) and the drive to Port d'Alcudia takes just over an hour. If you are arriving at a different time to our scheduled transfers please get in touch with us.

Arrival

We will meet you in arrivals and give you a number to call if you are delayed. On Sunday we meet the Ryanair flight departing Dublin at 17.50, arriving in Palma at 21.35 (we will have dinner waiting at the hotel).

Recommended Flight: Ryanair FR9997 (Departing Dublin @ 17:50)

There are a number of indirect flights from Ireland with British Airways, Swiss, Lufthansa and others. Contact us for alternative airport transfer details

Arrival Airport
Transfer Times
Palma (PMI)
10pm (arriving at the hotel at 11pm)

Departure

We leave the hotel to arrive at Palma airport at 4.30am to meet the Ryanair flight departing Palma at 6.25am arriving back in Dublin at 8.15am.

Departure Friday 10th: Recommended flight = Ryanair FR9998 (Departing Palma @ 16:20)
Departure Sunday 12th: Recommended flight = Ryanair Fr9998 (Departing Palma @ 06:25)

There are a number of indirect flights from Ireland with British Airways, Swiss, Lufthansa and others. Contact us for alternative airport transfer details

Departure Airport
Transfer Times
Palma (PMI)
Arriving at Palma for 4.30am
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The world's most popular cycling destination and for good reason. Great road surfaces, a mix of mountains, flat & rollling routes and a great local culture. This is the cycling island.

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SKODA Training Camp Long Week

6 - 12th Apr 2020 £749 Book Now

SKODA Training Camp Long Weekend

6 - 10th Apr 2020 £549 Book Now

ŠKODA Celtic Series Training Camp
April 6th to 12th

6 nights

Single Room £749
Twin Room £549

4 nights

Single Room £549
Twin Room £449
  • Half board accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily guided rides
  • Ride nutrition
  • Mechanical support
  • Flights
  • Bike Rental
  • Lunches & drinks with meals
  • Insurance