Bike Camp with the FDJ cycling team
Because of our partnership with the Francaise des Jeux cycling team, we are happy to propose this winter cycling camp: a perfect combination of bike training sessions, shared experiences, and unforgettable encounters with staff and team racers of the FDJ team. Inscriptions for this camp are limited to privilege a close contact with racers during this camp at Calpe, Spain. The program can vary in function of the availability of staff members of the FDJ team during the week.
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Day 1 : Arrive in Calpe
You can arrive in the early afternoon and take advantage of a short ride in the sunshine of southern Spain. At 6 pm we will gather at the hotel to present the program of the week with the FDJ cycling team.
Accommodation : Diamante Beach Hotel - "Calpe"
Day 2 : Bike ride and meeting with the staff and team of FDJ
Distance 1 : 53 Miles - 86 Km
Elevation gain 1 : 1100 Meters
This morning you will ride the training routes of the team. In the afternoon discover the equipment, vehicles and bikes with the team’s staff, followed by the team presentation and functioning. Finish with a meeting with the sports director. Before dinner, socialize with the pros: get some autographs, snap some selfies…some FDJ souvenirs will be offered.
Day 3 : Bike ride with pro riders
Distance 1 : 60 Miles - 96 Km
Elevation gain 1 : 1500 Meters
This morning meet at the team’s hotel to start the ride with them. After a long warm-up, we will let them pick up the cadence and carry on their work. We will continue our cycling adventure and discover the scenic region. At the end of the afternoon, we will meet with the team mechanics. If available, we will eventually meet the team’s doctor and therapists.
Day 4 : Bike ride in the countryside
Distance 1 : 68 Miles - 109 Km
Elevation gain 1 : 1700 Meters
This morning’s ride is on the backroads to Castell de Castells and a climb up Col de Rates (780m in altitude). The ride is more hilly, unpopulated, and scenic.
Day 5 : Follow the pros’ practice. Dinner with the pros.
Distance 1 : 42 Miles - 68 Km
Elevation gain 1 : 1000 Meters
Rendezvous 1 hour before the FDJ team’s practice to assist with the mechanic’s bike preparations and coach’s briefing. Follow the first part of their ride by van. Then it’s your turn to ride. There will be a couple of climbs along the way. In the afternoon there is a meeting with the coach to discuss what you saw the pros do, and what you did. At the end of the day there is an aperitif with the team’s staff and dinner with the entire team.
Day 6 : Ride towards Costa Blanca
Distance 1 : 73 Miles - 117 Km
Elevation gain 1 : 1600 Meters
During this ride you can apply the cycling training tips that you learned yesterday. Our certified guide can also give you some advice. Your ride will travel to Costa Blanca and towards Cumbre Del Sol. You will ride through typical country villages along the coast before returning to the hotel.
Day 7 : Departure
Breakfast together before departure.
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Day : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Located 9 minutes' walk from La Fossa Beach, this upscale hotel is 1.9 km from Les Bassetes Nautical Club and 16 km from Don Cayo Golf Club. The bright rooms have a balcony, flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi. Some offer views of the sea or the city. Superior accommodations include a Nespresso coffee machine and sofa bed, while suites include a living area and a hot tub. Room service is also available.
Road bike - Standard
SCOTT ADDICT 20 - ( or equivalent)
The SCOTT Addict 20 was redesigned from the ground up with those longer days in mind. With new geometry that is less focused on racing and more on enduring, the Addict 20 will be your go to when you're looking to put the miles.
All sizes available: S, M, L, XL.XS, XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XLX
-Frame Addict MF Carbon technology Endurance geometry / Replaceable Dropout
-Fork Addict MF 1 1/8" - 1 1/4" Carbon steerer Alloy Dropout ;
-Headset Syncros Integrated ;
-Rear Derailleur Shimano 105 Black RD5800-GS 22 Speed ;
-Front Derailleur Shimano 105 FD-5801 Black ;
-Brakes Shimano 105 BR-5800 Super SLR Dual pivot ;
-Cranset Shimano FC-5800 Compact Hyperdrive 50x34 T Black ;
-Cassette Shimano 105 CS-5800 11 Speed 11-32 ;
-Wheels Syncros RP2.0 18 Front / 24 Rear ;
-Tires Schwalbe Durano Fold 700x28C ; Approx Weights IN KG 7.85
Saddle Bag Containing:
• Tire levers
• Patch kit
• 2 spare tubes
• 1 hand pump.
• 2 souvenir water bottles
• Pedals (flat or cages on request). You can bring your own pedals to clip in but remember to bring a pedal wrench to take them off at the end of the tour.
GPS are included on most of our tours since 2008. We change the units every 2 years and always invest in the best models. Simple to use, easy to read, yet sophisticated devices they are available on all of our tours. The routes described in your roadbook are stored as tracks in the GPS unit. You simply have to follow the line shown on the GPS, and enjoy. 1 GPS for every 1-3 people
Our roadbooks are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. We have invested significant time and incorporated the feedback of our customers over many years (since 1997!) to make our roadbooks even better. Our roadbooks include: color maps, highlighted routes, touristic information, orientation points to reach hotels, and easy to follow step by step directions (cue-sheets). Please note that for custom itineraries you will not have cue sheets. Only maps and GPS routes.
- 6 nights in Hotel
- Breakfast, lunch, dinner
- 1 certified bike guide
- 1 support van
- Workshops and meeting with FDJ staff and riders
- Drinks and snacks during rides
What's not included
- Bike rental
- Lodging before and after trip
- Personal expenses
- Transportation to bike camp
Informations & Recommendations
The nearest airports are : Alicante and Valence (1h). Shuttle option +50 euros.
Contact our tour consultants for more information and an exact rate based upon your travel dates.
|Price from* & per person||Double occupancy||Single supplement |
(traveling with a group)
|Standard||1490 €||200 €|
|Airport Transfers||30 €|