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.

Price from : 1490 €
Region : Spain
Duration : 7 Days / 6 Nights
Level : Pro or Active
Trip : Self-guided
Activity : Biking
Dates :
- 12/14/2018 to 12/20/2018 :
(Sold Out)
- 01/18/2019 to 01/24/2019 :
(Available)

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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.

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.

Average / Day :
Distance : 95.20 Km / 59.20 Miles - Elevation gain : 1380.00 Meters

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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.

Bikes available for your tour

Accessories


Hybrid & Electric Assisted Bike rental : Your bike comes with 2 bags (1 rear pannier + 1 front pannier) so you can easily carry your stuff during your ride.
  • Rear pannier containing : Helmet / Lock / Pump / 2 Spare tubes
  • Handlebar bag containing: Toolkit / Tire levers / Patch kit
  • 1 souvenir water bottle
  • Odometer
  • Flat pedals are included (toe straps on request)
Road bike :
  • Saddle bag containing : Toolkit / Tire levers / Patch kit / 2 Spare tubes / 1 Hand pump + Rear pannier
  • Helmet
  • Odometer
  • Lock
  • Flat pedals are included (toe straps on request)
  • 2 souvenir water bottles

Roadbooks


Our road books 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 road books even better. Our road books include: color maps, highlighted routes, touristic information, orientation points to reach hotels, and easy to follow directions step by step (Cue-sheet). Please note that for custom itineraries you will not have cue sheets. Only maps and GPS routes.

GPS


GPS are included on all 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
Rates vary according to the availability of hotels and seasons.
Contact our sales team for more information and an exact rate based upon your travel dates.

Included

  • 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

Price from & per person Double occupancy Single supplement
(traveling with a group)
Standard 1490 € 200 €

*Please contact us for triple room rates

Option Services :
Airport Transfers30 €

The nearest airports are : Alicante and Valence (1h). Shuttle option +50 euros.

Bot scann is mandatory