Guided cycling holidays in Spain - Join the HCCC Girona training camp

HCCC Girona Training Camp

5 – 8 April 2019

The itinerary will provide riders with enough challenge to wake up the legs at the start of the riding season and see if all the hard winter miles have paid off, including some legendary routes such as the infamous Rocacorba climb that pro-cyclists use all the time to assess their fitness, the Santa Pelliaia loop, the Costa Brava coast and even potentially some gravel thrown in for good measure.

Some of the HotChillee family will be joining the training camp and the rides are supported by local guides, however you will need to ensure you bring your own spares and tools (although there will be plenty of people around to help you if you get stuck!) and we recommend bringing a bicycle computer for navigation. There won’t be a support car with the group but don’t worry, there are plenty of cafes, water fountains and shops en route and we do love a good coffee stop.

HCCC Girona Training Camp

 Entry Costs

 The weekend costs £390 and is based on riders sharing a twin room. A single supplement for the weekend is available and costs an additional £106 per person.

The Training Camp is open for HCCC members only and new members will receive their entry link in their club registration confirmation email. Current members have been emailed a link separately.

For any HCCC enquiries please contact wynand@hotchillee.com.


Itinerary

We will send out the exact routes and an updated itinerary shortly, however the proposed schedule for the weekend is as follows:

Friday 5th April – 

13:45 transfer from Barcelona airport to Girona (approx 2hrs)

17:00 short ride to wake up the legs!  Followed by dinner

32 km, 400 m of climbing in the rolling Spanish countryside to get the legs moving. No major climbs, just a gentle loop, stopping for coffee in the quiet village of Canet d’Adri.

Saturday 6th April –

Ride – Option 1

A steady 65 km loop with two gentle climbs, Els Angels and Santa Pellaia (both 3.6-4% average). We’ll stop in Monells for coffee in one of the courtyard cafes.
Ride – Option 2
A slightly more challenging 97 km loop out to the coast with 1441 m of climbing, taking on the Sant Grau (avg. up to 14%) on one of Europe’s best coastal roads. We’ll stop in Llagostera for a well earned refuel.

Sunday 7th April –

Ride – Option 1

A rolling 51 km loop out to the beautiful Lake Banyoles, where we can stop and have lunch in one of the many coffee shops. Total of 697 m of climbing.

Ride – Option 2

A 97 km loop, featuring the steady 25 km Sant Hilari climb (2.6% avg). We’ll stop for a coffee or lunch, depending on what people fancy in Sant Hilari Saclam. This loop has a total of 1415 m of climbing.

Monday 8th April –

Short goodbye ride! – Another rolling 64 km loop with minimal climbing to spin out the legs before the journey home. Feel free to join if you wish!

14:00 transfer from Girona to Barcelona airport.