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Triathlon Related Travel

Spring Training in Spain
http://www.eurocycler.com/

Catering to the avid cyclist, Eurocycler camps offer a performance-focused vacation in Girona, Spain... training grounds for cycling's elite professionals.

Resort

Home base for the duration of the 7-day program is Hotel Giverola, a spots-focused resort overlooking the Mediterranean Sea that features indoor and outdoor pool, tennis courts, a beach (including open water swimming) and a fully equipped gym and wellness facility. The 2009 Tour de France rode right by the hotel.

Rides

Rides range from 40 miles to 110 miles with anywhere from 3,500 to 8,000 vertical feet of climbing.

Itinerary

The eight-day, seven-night itinerary features six days of riding, with optional days off for trips to nearby Girona or Barcelona. A typical day consists of the following:

7:00am-9:00am:      Healthy buffet-style breakfast
9:30am-10:00am:    Ride groups depart
9:30am-12:00pm:    Training ride
12:00pm-12:45pm:  Picnic lunch on the road
12:45pm-3:00pm: Daily training ride continues, sometimes until 5:00pm
3:00pm-6:00pm:  Guests on their own to relax by pool, get massage, etc.
7:00pm:              Dinner in resort dining room
8:30pm:              Optional nightly training presentation

There will be several ride groups based on ability, while avid riders might ride in the "espresso" group, their friends or spouses might ride in the "latte" group.

The trip costs approximately $2,500 (before the DC Tri discount) per person for a double occupancy room.

Other Amenities

- Rental bikes available, full carbon Scott CR1
- Complimentary shuttle from airport to resort
- Professional coaches and ride leaders
- Free shuttle to downtown Barcelona during the recovery day
- All meals are included and catered specifically for cyclists
- Stylish eurocycler jersey included
- Local group preparation rdes starting in January
 

Please contact Paul (paul@capitolrealtypartners.com) or Pam (pam@capitolrealtypartners.com) for more information or to sign up.