FREE FACTOR VAM BIKE RENTAL - The bike can be added on checkout

RIDE CAMP

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5 NIGHTS

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SELECT

Level-Two-Eat-Sleep-Cycle-European-Cycling-Tour

LEVEL 2-3

Distance-Eat-Sleep-Cycle-European-Bike-Tour

550 Km

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8,800 m

CALPE RIDE CAMP

Calpe is the long-time favourite training ground for professional & amateur cycling teams from all over the world. Think smooth tarmac, warm sunshine and a beautiful network of climbs, descents & changing landscapes. Our itinerary takes in all the classic climbs of Calpe, including the Vuelta España stage finish on the wall that is the Cumbre del Sol, the steady gradients of the Col de Rates and & epic Port de Tudons. Enjoy coffee breaks in local bars & be sure to soak up the cycling vibe at Cafe Velosol, a strategic point on several of our routes!

Enjoy a base in the beach side town of Calpe, located in the south of Spain. Soak up views of the Mediterranean from the hotel & take a stroll along the long white, sandy beaches. Enjoy the full support of an Eat Sleep Cycle team guiding you from the bike & from our support vehicle. Guides will set a comfortable pace for the group and invite everyone to take the climbs at their own pace.

CYCLING ITINERARY

Day 1:

Arrival in Calpe, warm up ride Montgo & Cumbre del Sol, 90 km, 1,400 m

Day 2:

Guadalest & Confrides, 94 km, 1,800 m

Day 3:

Castel de Castells & Val d’Ebo, 120 km, 2,000 m

Day 4:

Benissa & Col de Rates, 95 km, 1,600 m

Day 5:

Tudons & Confrides, 117 km, 2,000 m

Day 6:

Departure from Calpe

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Yes!

Our Calpe Ride Camp is designed for riders looking to enjoy miles in the sun and prepare for a year of cycling ahead. Guides set a sustainable pace for the group and riders are welcome to take any climbs at their own pace. The support van is close by at all times should anyone wish to take a break.

We are experienced at adjusting rides to suit different rider levels within a group. Please give us a call if you have any doubts or questions.

MAP

Calpe Cycling Route Map

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • COL DE RATES
  • CUMBRE DE SOL
  • CONFRIDES

CALPE RIDE CAMP INFORMATION

RIDE SUPPORT

Full Support

The ride is fully-supported by an Eat Sleep Cycle staff crew, guiding you on the road and in an Eat Sleep Cycle vehicle.

Our support staff are experienced professionals from all walks of life united by a love of cycling. They’ll take care of everything; keeping you and your bike in tip top condition throughout the tour.

All you have to do is Eat, Sleep, Cycle.

Quick Facts
  • OSCAR PEREIRO AND ALBERTO CONTADOR ARE JUST A COUPLE OF PROS WHO FREQUENT THE REGION.
  • CALPE HAS OVER 2800 HOURS OF SUNSHINE PER YEAR
  • WINTER TEMPERATURES AVERAGE 19 DEGREES CELCIUS

OUR TEAM

Gavin

Gavin moved from the UK to the village of Lliber, just inland from the Costa Blanca and in the heart of the cycling paradise of the Calpe region. His favourite local climb is the Col de Rates and his favourite cafe stop in the area is Cafe Velosol in Jalon.

Antton

Antton is from Finland and moved to San Sebastian after many years in Barcelona. He is a great photographer & can be found guiding in the Pyrenees & in all corners of Spain.

FOOD & ACCOMMODATION

Half Board

We understand that quality miles require quality and quantity of food.

A breakfast buffet is included each morning. During the ride we will keep you fuelled with our favourite ride food. We’ll stop for a quick bite at our favourite cafes en route where you can choose from the menu (at your own expense).

Evening meals will be enjoyed as a group either at the hotel or at nearby local restuarants. We work with the hotel & restaurants to ensure that meals are full of the right nutrients to keep you fuelled all week.

Spanish Hospitality

Gran Hotel Sol y Mar * * * *

Perfect for cyclists, the hotel is used by both professional and amateur cycling teams offering secure bike storage, a spa, massage and friendly staff.

The Hotel boasts an excellent location, with views of the Rock of Ifach and the beach. What better way to recover than in the Spa. Choose either the free water circuit or from a range of treatments including massages (additional cost).

BIKE HIRE

Bike Hire

We're offering FREE FACTOR O2 VAM bike rental when you book our February or March 2020 dates. Simply book the tour online & we'll be in touch to ask for your fit information. We have a carefully selected range of bikes from Ridley, Factor & Basso. Check out our bikes online.

TRIP SUMMARY

Classic Climbs of the Alps Tour Dates

Trip Dates

16th – 21st February 2020

1st -6th March 2020

8th – 13th November 2020

On demand for groups

Classic Climbs of the Alps Cycling Tour Pricing

Price Per Head

€1,699

Single Supplement €199

Non-Rider €499

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Travel Logistics

Arrive: A group transfer departs from Alicante aiport at 10:00 to arrive in Calpe at 11:00. The first ride departs at 14:00.

Depart: The group transfer will depart Calpe at 09:00, arriving at Alicante Airport at 10:00, suitable for flights departing after 12:00 on the last day.

Guests are responsible for booking their own flights and travel insurance.

What's Included?

Cycling: Fully guided and supported.
Accommodation: 4* Spa Hotel
Food: Half board (Breakfast, ride nutrition & evening meals)
Bike Hire: Optional
Transfers: Group airport transfers.

Group Bookings

Groups of 6 or more riders: can opt to make a tour private and choose their own dates.
Groups of 8 or more riders: can benefit from a 5% discount.

Payment

Deposit: a 50% deposit will secure your place on the tour.
Balance: the outstanding balance is due 2 months in advance of the tour.

Our whole experience was first class. From the guides to the routes to the bikes, fantastic! We can't wait to come back to Spain and Eat Sleep Cycle!

JasonFirst Class

ESC organised a wonderful training camp that included excellent guides, including pro's. Everyone was very generous with their time and advice. Highly recommend Eat Sleep Cycle.

AnifolkTraining camp

But ESC are absolutely the most accommodating organizers i have ever had the pleasure of touring a place on a bike with. They are the best! I highly recommend them.

Jeeanette

WHY EAT SLEEP CYCLE?

Classic Climbs of the Alps

EXCELLENT LOCATION

Our home in Girona, Spain, gives us unique access to remarkable people and places, allowing us to create world class cycling tours.

Classic Climbs of the Alps Expert Tour Guides

EXPERT GUIDES

Our guides are experts in cycling, travel & hosting world class tours. We recruit professionals from all walks of life who love to ride.

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5 STAR REVIEWS

You’ll be back!
98% of our guests say they’ll come back to Eat Sleep Cycle for another tour.

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LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

Ride with Eat Sleep Cycle and enjoy the best roads, landscapes & cultural experiences thanks to our knowledge.

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