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Calpe Training Camps 2025

4 Nights or 7 Nights

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Week-long camp dates

8 - 15 & 15 - 22 Mar 25

Weekender dates

12 - 16 & 19 - 23 Mar 25

Early booking discount code

2025EB10

From

£499 GBP

Calpe Cycling Training Camps with Sportive Breaks

Book before the end of April 2024 and get a 10% early booking discount. Use code 2025EB10*

*Terms and Conditions apply – more info here

Calpe, located on the Costa Blanca in Spain, is renowned as a training haven for cyclists. Its mild climate, varied terrain, and stunning views make it a popular spot for cycling training camps. Many professional teams and individual cyclists come here for pre-season training. You’ll find both challenging mountain routes and flatter coastal roads, catering to different training needs

We are staying at the Diamante Beach Spa Hotel where professional cycling teams and amateur groups are welcomed throughout the season. The hotel offers locked boxes for equipment, a workshop, additional parking, conference rooms, spa access, specific physiotherapy treatments, adapted menus and much more.

Every day you can join your choice of guided ride straight from the hotel. You can choose from 3 ride groups every day depending on your fitness and experience level. On the road you will be looked after by English speaking male and female ride captains.

Bring your own bike or rent one of our carbon road bikes for the weekend. Stay with us at a 4-star hotel in Calpe where the best riding is on the Costa Blanca. Breakfasts and evening meals are included. As well as the cycling, you can enjoy the hotel’s pool and of course you can have a dip in the sea.

Spread your payments: Our payment plan is an interest-free payment method where you will have the opportunity to spread payment for your booking.

Choose from 3 levels of riding every day: From a leisurely coffee ride group to hard riding, we have you covered. You can even mix and match as there is no need to stick with the same group every day.

Ride the same roads as the Pros : Challenge yourself on climbs such as the Coll de Rates.

Discover the real Costa Blanca : Far away from the beaches and tourism, rural Costa Blanca is a delight of slow-paced villages, rolling hills, great food and a couple of great climbs.

What's Included?

Accomodation

4 or 7 Nights at Hotel Diamante in Calpe

Included Meals

All breakfast & dinners (budget €10 per day for lunch)

Guided Rides

4 or 6 fully supported, guide-led rides

Mechanic

Services of our expert guides and bike mechanic. 

Afternoon tea buffet

Available after the ride at the hotel

Transfer

Group transfers from Alicante at set times. Private transfers also available (extra cost)

Guided rides

Daily guided rides for 3 levels of cyclist

Laundry

Overnight laundry service 3 times weekly. 

Non- Rider discount

£150 per person sharing with a cyclist

Massage

Bookable at the hotel (payable locally)

Bike Rentals

Available at supplement

Private transfers

From Alicante Airport

Packages and Prices

Calpe, located on the Costa Blanca in Spain, is renowned as a training haven for cyclists. Its mild climate, varied terrain, and stunning views make it a popular spot for cycling training camps. Many professional teams and individual cyclists come here for pre-season training. You’ll find both challenging mountain routes and flatter coastal roads, catering to different training needs.

Prices

Training Week 1 & 2; 8 – 15 March 2025 or 15 – 22 March 2025

  • £799 per person based on two people sharing a twin (2 single beds) OR 1 double room (1 bed for couple)
  • £959 per person based on single occupancy of a room
  • Non-Rider Discount is £150 for non-rider sharing with rider

Included with your week:

  • 7 nights at Hotel Diamante in Calpe
  • Breakfasts and evening meals – lunches are at your own cost each day
  • Group airport transfers from Alicante at set times (11.30am on Saturday on arrival and 09.00am on Saturday departure)
  • After-ride afternoon tea buffet
  • Overnight laundry service 3 times weekly
  • The services of our expert guides and bike mechanic
  • Daily guided rides for 3 ride levels
  • Mechanic service
  • Detailed itinerary
  • ABTA protected

Also available

  • Private transfers from Alicante Airport available – More information
  • Bike Rental

Training Weekender 1 & 2; 12 – 16 March 2025 or 19 – 23 March 2025

  • £499 per person based on two people sharing a twin (2 single beds) and 1 double room (1 bed for couple)
  • £559 per person based on single occupancy of a room
  • Non-Rider Discount is £100 for non-rider sharing with rider

What’s included?

  • 4 nights at Hotel Diamante in Calpe
  • Breakfast and evening meals – lunches are at your own cost each day
  • Group airport transfers from Alicante at set times from Alicante at set times (11.30am on Wednesday on arrival and 16.00pm on Sunday departure)
  • After-ride afternoon snacks
  • 1 overnight laundry service
  • The services of our expert guides and bike mechanic
  • Daily guided rides for 3 levels
  • Mechanic service
  • Detailed itinerary
  • ABTA protected

Also Available:

  • Private airport transfers from Alicante – More information
  • Bike rental

Highlights from the Past Event

Itinerary - Week long training camp

Saturday: Travel to Alicante

Please make your own arrangements to meet us in Calpe or meet us at Alicante Airport.  We will run one transfer from the airport today at 11.30. Please allow an hour from your flight landing time to your transfer time, to allow you to get through passport control and collect your luggage.

Please click here for more information on group transfers – Link

Private transfers

If the transfer times doesn’t suit you then we also offer private transfers for you and your bike at any time from Alicante airport. To arrange private transfers – please contact us here for costs – hello@sportivebreaks.com

What about my bike?

You can bring your own bike as we have planned to transport bike boxes on our airport transfers. Alternatively, you can rent a bike with us for the weekend. Our mechanic will be available this afternoon at the hotel to assist you with fitting your rental bike or building your own bike after travel. Bikes can be safely stored at the hotel.

Our Hotel

We are staying at Hotel Diamante in Calpe. The hotel is booked on a Half Board basis, with breakfasts and evening meals included. The hotel will provide a coffee break every afternoon when you arrive back from cycling offering juice, fruits and light snacks. 

Late afternoon and early evening, our tour leaders and bike mechanics are available for you. We will have an evening meal together at the hotel.

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before today’s ride. Today the route will take you round the scenic coastal road before heading out to the valley of the famous Coll de Rates (this will be on tomorrow’s route). 

Choose from 3 levels of riding every day. From a leisurely coffee ride group to hard riding, we have you covered. You can even mix and match as there is no need to stick with the same group every day.

On arrival back to the hotel, you can enjoy our after-ride coffee break. Snacks and non-alcoholic drinks are available at the hotel. This will be available every day.

This afternoon you are free to enjoy the hotel’s facilities and we will have the evening meal together at the hotel.

After breakfast we will take the scenic coastal road through Moraira onto Xabia. The route will then take you up the short side of the famous climb, Coll de Rates. Pro riders do hill reps on this side of the climb!!  

All riders will take the same route out of Calpe heading to Albir via the tunnels. Group 3 and 4 will then head to tackle the long side of the Coll de Rates after lunch you will then descend back into Calpe. Groups 1 & 2 will use the back lane to Finestraat you will then take on the challenge of the week the Col D’ Tudons. After a climb up Port de Confrides your legs will get to rest down the fast decent into Guadalest. Group 2 will head back via Callosa and the tunnels and Group 1 will tackle the long side of Col D’Rates and head back to Calpe via Xaro.  

Roll out after breakfast for a steady ride with a gentle climb towards Benissa. After a coffee stop you will head back via the coastal road for some well earned rest!

The hotel has spa facilities on site so you could use today to make use of them if you haven’t done so already!

You can also take some time to explore Calpe. We will have the evening meal together at the hotel.

Groups 1 and 2 will follow a route out via the tunnels road to Callosa and take on the climb of Port de Confrides 970m. Once completed you will turn right and enjoy a quick descent. The route will then head over to Pego via Vall de Ebo, Orba and back via Xaro to Calpe. 

Group 3 & 4 will leave Calpe on the coastal road to Moraira and go over the climb from Xabia to Denia after a cafe stop the group will then climb from Gata de Gorgos through the stunning valley of almond Tree blossom. We will then ride back to Xaro for 2nd café stop. 

 

Groups 1 and 2 will follow a route with small loop before climbing Col de Rates, if your still feeling fresh you can go to the new extra summit.

Groups 3 and 4 will go out via the coastal road, Moraira, towards Xabia then take a  climb through the almond blossom valley then return via Benissa

This evening we will have our final evening meal together. 

After breakfast it’s time to head home and recover! 

Distance 6.52KM

Avg Grade 5.2%

Lowest Elevation 257m

Highest Elevation 597m

Elev Difference 340m

Climb Category 2

 

Riding groups

You will have the choice of 3 levels of riding every day. On most days the routes will cross each other and should enable us to meet up for group coffee stops/lunch. With Group 1 setting a fast pace to Group 3 taking a steady ride (approx 12-14mph) you will be able to choose a group which suits your ability.

Itinerary - Weekender Camp

Wednesday: Travel to Alicante

Please make your own arrangements to meet us in Calpe or meet us at Alicante Airport.  We will run one transfer from the airport today at 11.30. Please allow an hour from your flight landing time to your transfer time, to allow you to get through passport control and collect your luggage.

Please click here for more information on group transfers – Link

Private transfers

If the transfer times doesn’t suit you then we also offer private transfers for you and your bike at any time from Alicante airport. To arrange private transfers – please contact us here for costs – hello@sportivebreaks.com

What about my bike?

You can bring your own bike as we have planned to transport bike boxes on our airport transfers. Alternatively, you can rent a bike with us for the weekend. Our mechanic will be available this afternoon at the hotel to assist you with fitting your rental bike or building your own bike after travel. Bikes can be safely stored at the hotel.

Our Hotel

We are staying at Hotel Diamante in Calpe. The hotel is booked on a Half Board basis, with breakfasts and evening meals included. You will also have free access to the following:

Late afternoon and early evening, our tour leaders and bike mechanics are available for you. We will have a afternoon ride to spin your legs ready for the trip. We will have an evening meal together at the hotel.

Ride option

Please try arrive before lunch to allow you to join us for a welcome ride in the afternoon. The ride will be around 40km long. The route will head out on the coastal road towards Moraira then a gentle climb and descend into Benissa. Riding through Teulads, Benitachell then back to Moraira to take the coastal road back to Calpe. 

Enjoy breakfast followed by today’s guided ride. You will head out on the coastal road through Moraira to Xabia. Enjoy a climb and descend into Orba for a cafe stop.  If the wind is in the right direction, it’s a fast run into Pego. You will then take a gentle climb over to Orba before heading to Xalo for the main café stop. After lunch we tackle the famous Coll de Rates, only the short side at 6km, but it is a good climb. Pro riders do hill reps on this side of the climb. You will take a short descent followed by a short climb before descending down to Callosa. The route then heads back to Calpe through the tunnels.

Choose from 3 levels of riding every day. From a leisurely coffee ride group to hard riding, we have you covered. You can even mix and match as there is no need to stick with the same group every day.

On arrival back to the hotel, you can enjoy our after-ride coffee break. Snacks and non-alcoholic drinks are available at the hotel. This will be available every day. 

This afternoon you are free to enjoy the hotel’s facilities and we will have the evening meal together at the hotel.

Breakfast followed by today’s guided rides.

All riders will take the same route out of Calpe heading to Albir via the tunnels. The shorter route will then head to tackle the long side of the Coll de Rates after lunch you will then descend back into Calpe. The longer route will use the back lane to Finestraat you will then take on the challenge of the week the Col D’ Tudons. After a climb up Port de Confrides your legs will get to rest down the fast decent into Guadalest. Group 2 will head back via Callosa and the tunnels and Group 1 will tackle the long side of Coll de Rates and head back to Calpe via Xaro.  

 

After breakfast you can choose between the longer route or a shorter route. The routes will largely be the same leaving Calpe via the tunnels to Callousa then onto Guadalest. After a coffee stop the road takes you to Confrides and up the climb Port de Confrides (970m). Riding on to Benasau then taking a quick decent into Gorga before heading over to Pego via Vall de Ebo. The routes will take you back to Calpe via Orba and Xaro.

This afternoon you are free to enjoy the hotel’s facilities and we will have the final evening meal together at the hotel.

Enjoy breakfast and if you have a later flight tonight then you do have the opportunity to join us for a final ride today.

Distance 6.52KM

Avg Grade 5.2%

Lowest Elevation 257m

Highest Elevation 597m

Elev Difference 340m

Climb Category 2

 

Riding groups

You will have the choice of four levels of riding every day. On most days the routes will cross each other and should enable us to meet up for group coffee stops/lunch. With Group 1 setting a fast pace to Group 3 taking a steady ride (approx 12-14mph) you will be able to choose a group which suits your ability.

More About Calpe Warm Weather Cycling with Sportive Breaks

Calpe is a popular destination for cycling enthusiasts, with a mild climate, varied terrain, and stunning coastal scenery. The pleasant passing of the seasons together with the rugged reliefs have made this area—and the city of Calpe a leading location for Pro Tour cycling teams and clubs from all over Europe.

The Costa Blanca 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. You can discover 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 near Calpe, accompanied by sunshine, great road surfaces, a warm and welcoming local culture, and some amazing food.

Terrain: Calpe offers a range of terrain to suit all levels of cyclists, from flat coastal routes to challenging mountain climbs. The most famous climb in the area is the Coll de Rates, a 20km ascent that reaches an altitude of 620m.

Weather: The weather in Calpe is generally mild and sunny, with temperatures ranging from 10°C in winter to 30°C in summer. However, it can be windy at times, so be prepared for gusts when cycling along the coast.

Routes: There are many great cycling routes in Calpe, including the coastal route to Moraira, the challenging climb up to the Sierra de Bernia, and the scenic ride through the Algar waterfalls. You can find many suggested routes online or at local bike shops.

Bike rental: There are several bike rental shops in Calpe that offer a range of road and mountain bikes, as well as e-bikes. Some rental shops also offer guided tours and support vehicles.

Safety: Always wear a helmet and follow traffic laws when cycling in Calpe. Be aware of other cyclists and motorists on the road and stay alert for any changes in terrain or weather conditions.

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