PYRENEES WITH SIMON CLARKE
8 DAYS FROM GIRONA TO ANDORRA WITH SIMON AS ROAD CAPTAIN
READY TO LIVE LIKE A PRO?
GIRONA - ANDORRA
8 DAYS - 7 NIGHTS
An exciting training tour with Simon Clarke as Road Captain.
We have an easy start in Girona, the new Spanish Cycling Mecca, then ride to the unique mountain Republic of Andorra as final destination. Andorra is the perfect location for cycling, thanks to the high altitude and the several climbs all around. Simon and many other Pros love the combination of great cycling, fantastic food and quietness that only Andorra can offer.
Simon will show us all his favorite climbs and descends, so that you can do exactly what he does during his intense trainman weeks.
The week will involve great riding and recovery, exactly the way all pros do it!
You will ride with experienced guides who, as racers themselves, are happy to share all their knowledge! Massage, bike service, laundry, and coaching are just some of the perks you will get on this tour.
So...are you ready to live like a Pro?
WHO WOULD ENJOY THIS EXPERIENCE?
The experience is built for all riders able to ride for 4-6 hours. This is not a race, but it’s also not an easy riding experience, as the terrain is quite challenging.
The Tour is for intermediate-advanced cyclists keen to challenge themselves and become better cyclists by riding at high altitude on the majestic Pyrenees.If you are preparing for a challenging event such as the Haute Route, Trans Alp, or UCI Granfondo World Championships, this will suit you perfectly!
We will ride as a group on the rolling terrain and as individuals or small groups on the climbs, so that everyone can ride at his/her own pace. On top of each major climb we will regroup to celebrate and refill our bottles, and then enjoy the descent together trying to learn from one another. As a team, we’ll support each other during the ride and make sure everyone finishes safe and happy!
All cyclists interested in great rides and improving their fitness and bike skills will enjoy this incredible experience!
THE TOUR INCLUDES
A fantastic tour itinerary designed by Andrea & Simon
All hotel accommodations in beautiful 4-star hotels with spa, in twin-double room
All breakfasts, 1 lunch, and all dinners except one (2 for the 12 days)
2 professional guides on tour (one fully qualified mechanic)
Professional massage at the hotel after each ride
Van support throughout the tour
One main group airport transfer
All in-tour transfers
Bike service and laundry every other day
Snacks and food supplements, including electrolytes, gels, and energy bars during rides by OTE Sport
Garmin 810-820 loan unit with maps for duration of tour
1 top quality OMR cycling kit made by RAPHA (jersey, knicks, socks)
1 SCICON Race bag with your name and nationality flag
Free use of a POC helmet
Detailed printed tour information booklet
Small group of max 12 riders.
MORE ABOUT THE TERRAIN
We have selected some of the best routes offering a mix of all terrains, but the terrain will be mainly mountainous.
The start from Girona is perfect, as it is at lower altitude. The route then becomes more challenging on the way to Andorra. That’s why we will work hard when below 1700m and take it very easy on the final km of the big climbs, which are at 2000+ m.
The climbs are long, but the gradient is generally around 6-8%, so not too hard.
There are some exceptions of course, like the col De La Gallina, which is long and steep!
ON REQUEST, NOT INCLUDED
High-end rental bike
Personal training program by Simon Clarke
Personal airport transfer