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Take your training to amazing places!

Building on your BaseCamp virtual experience, join us for a week of amazing riding, learning, and social fun off the beautiful coast of Spain.

Ride with us on the island of Mallorca!

April 14-22, 2023

Want to up your cycling game while training in the sun? Join your BaseCamp coaches, fellow BaseCampers, and the Velocious team for an amazing week in one of the true cycling meccas of the world. You'll receive top-notch on-the-road coaching, along with optional educational programs to improve your cycling skills, training, and nutrition knowledge. 

The Experience

The Riding

Shed your winter layers and spend sunny days getting a rider’s-eye view of the Tramuntana mountains, fertile valleys, and tranquil turquoise waters as you ride picturesque training roads like Sa Calobra and Puig Major. Smile as you power up one of eleven categorized climbs, cruise down a gently rolling coastal road, cycle to the historic monasteries and churches, and enjoy a visit to a picturesque old-town square for a famous snack of cafe con leche and almond cake.

Photo credit Monique Dubord
Photo credit Monique Dubord

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Photo credit Tim Nissen
Photo credit Tim Nissen

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Photo credit Tim Nissen
Photo credit Tim Nissen

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The Location

When off the bike, you'll enjoy the luxury of the Viva Blue Hotel and Spa, a custom sports resort with full cycling facilities, an onsite bike shop with high-end rentals, an Olympic-sized pool, and spa and massage services. The outdoor cafe, open spa, and multiple pools are the perfect ways to unwind and recover from the day's ride. Each room is a premium suite with a separate bedroom and full living area, giving you space to spread out and enjoy. 

The Coaching Support

Take your training and performance knowledge to the next level! Daily rides will feature skills and on-the-bike coaching to help you up your game, and afternoon coach corner sessions build your knowledge and answer your questions in a small group setting.

The Details

Lodging

The Aparthotel Viva Blue & Spa is a paradise for triathletes and cycling sports fanatics, with premium facilities and a fantastic location next to the S’Albufera Natural Park, which has been declared of national interest by UNESCO. 


The Viva Blue Aparthotel boasts Mallorca’s best-equipped cutting-edge Cycling Station, which includes a bike shop, featuring high-end Specialized and Cannondale rentals, indoor wash, repair and water stations making getting out for a ride so easy! 


The Viva Blue is going to great lengths to make sure that your visit to Mallorca and their resort is safe and secure; while there we will adhere to their policies and requirements. You can read the Viva Blue's COVID-19 policies here.

Travel Insurance

Even with the best possible planning, there are always elements beyond our control like flight delays, illnesses, and family emergencies. A good travel insurance policy will reduce the stress of these situations by covering most (if not all) of their extra cost. We strongly recommend coverage specific to COVID-19. Here’s a helpful guide to finding travel insurance.

Travel

Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI) is the only airport on the island, about a 50-minute drive from the camp resort. If you arrive and depart outside of our free airport transfer times, it's super simple to hire a taxi at the airport or book one ahead of time; we recommend Taxi PMI (when booking, select Playa de Muro as the dropoff location, and type Viva Blue as the dropoff address on the second screen). You can also easily rent a car.


We offer free group pickups at the airport at the following times:

 

  • Thursday, April 13, 3:00 p.m.

  • Friday, April 14, 10:00 a.m.

 

The camp kicks off with a welcome reception at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 14, and we recommend checking in at the hotel in plenty of time to get settled first.


The camp ends Saturday, April 22. We offer a free group transport to the airport as follows:

  • leaving the hotel at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 22

Camp Itinerary
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Day 0: Early Arrival

For those arriving a day early, our team will be at the hotel at 2:00 p.m., ready to assist you with bike building or adjustments. We'll be happy to supply some route suggestions for anyone who wants to do a short ride.

 

We're happy to book your room extra nights before or after camp; just let us know as early as possible.

Airport shuttle
We're providing a free shuttle to the hotel on Thursday, picking up at the airport at 3:00 p.m.

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Day 4: Orient High and Low

Ride Departs 9:15a.m.
With some hard climbing behind us, today we head out into the foothills and either climb up into the hidden Orient valley or do a fun rolling loop on the pipeline bicycle highway. These routes feature beautiful scenic views and winding, rock-walled roads.

 

Groups: Train, Adventure, Explore, Recreation
Distance: 58-70 miles
Climbing: 2,660-4,550 feet
Estimated duration: 3-4.5 hours

 

Coaches Corner: 5:30 p.m.
After today's ride (time to be announced), join the coaching team for a  beer and to talk training, nutrition, bikes, and more. 

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Day 8: San Salvador

Ride departs 9:15 a.m. 
A classic Mallorcan backroad route winding to the mighty San Salvador climb. Bring your camera today and be ready to use it!

Groups: Train, Adventure, Explore, Recreation
Distance: 74-81 miles
Climbing: 3,055-4,950 feet
Estimated duration: 4-5 hours

 

Departure Party: 6:00 p.m.
Join the team for a farewell beer and tapas party! 

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Day 1: Bike Setup, Skills, and Drills

Airport shuttle
We're providing a free shuttle to the hotel on Friday, picking up at the airport at 10:00 a.m.

Bike Build/Safety Check: 12:00-2:00 p.m.
We'll be in the storage room to help you build your bike or adjust your rental. Tools are available in the storage area.

Skills & Drills with Short Ride
Departs 2:15 p.m.
Today is a simple jetlag ride that begins with some basic skills education before heading over Batalla and down Fermina for a cafe stop.

Welcome Reception: 6:00 p.m. at the El Patio bar
A fun and social reception to kick off our week together!

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Day 5: Assorted Coffee Rides

Ride Departs 10:00 a.m.
Today is a casual recovery day offering different coffee rides. 

 

After-ride education: 5 Tips to Nailing Your Training
5:00-6:30 p.m. in the Farrutx room (behind the Caprice buffet restaurant)

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Day 9: Departure

Today will be all about getting in the miles....to the airport!

Airport Shuttle
We're providing a free shuttle to the airport on Saturday, leaving the hotel at 11:00 a.m.

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Day 2: Santuari de Cura

Ride departs 9:15 a.m.
Our first full day on the island will be a flatter ride with one solid climb in the middle that leads to Santuari de Cura (Randa), where we'll stop for lunch at the Santuari de Cura Restaurant. It's a great day to really shake out the legs and get used to riding the narrow roads of Mallorca.

Groups: Train, Adventure, Explore, Recreation
Distance: 48-71 miles 
Climbing: 2,293-3,956 feet
Estimated Duration: 3-4.5 hours (depending on group selection)

After-Ride Education: Fueling for Success
5:00-6:30 p.m. in the Farrutx room (behind the Caprice buffet restaurant)

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Day 6: Classic Climbs Fondo

Ride departs 8:30 a.m.
Today we go long! This is the big day full of big climbs as we tackle the classic climbs of Mallorca. Make sure you eat well and are ready for a long day. The endurance group will be completing the 2-climb, 80-mile version of this route. 

 

Groups: Train, Adventure, Explore, (shuttle option), Recreation (shuttle option)
Distance: 80-100 miles 
Climbing: 6,535-9,151 feet
Estimated duration: 5-7 hours (shuttle to bottom of climb available)

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Day 3: Sa Calobra

Ride departs 8:30 a.m.
Today we head to the west coast of the island to descend and then ascend the famous Sa Calobra climb! Today's endurance group will do the alternate Lluc route of 45 miles and 3,459 feet of climbing.

Groups: Train, Adventure, Explore (shuttle), Recreation (shuttle)
Distance: 34-71 miles
Climbing: 4,105 - 8,481 feet
Estimated duration: 3-5.5 hours (depending on group selection); shuttle to bottom of climb available

 

Coaches Corner: 5:30pm
After today's ride (time to be announced), join the coaching team for a  beer and to talk training, nutrition, bikes, and more. 

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Day 7: Inland Arta

Ride departs 9:15 a.m. 
Today we head east into the backcountry of the northeast side of the island. There will be some great photo ops on this rolling course.

Groups: Train, Adventure, Explore, Recreation
Distance: 60 miles 
Climbing: 2,925 feet
Estimated duration: 4 hours

 

Coaches Corner: 5:30 p.m.
After today's ride (time to be announced), join the coaching team for a  beer and to talk training, nutrition, bikes, and more. 

The COVID-19 Precautions

We believe ongoing safety is a partnership among our company policies, our camp leaders, and our customers. We must all work together to deliver camps in the safest of environments. If you do not feel we can adequately ensure your safety at a camp or event for any reason, we will refund your deposit and/or camp registration fees in accordance with our camp cancelation policy

Please review our COVID-19 mission statement and policies before registering. We require either proof of vaccination or a negative test within 48 hours prior to attending camp to attend. 

The Dates and Prices

April 14-22, 2023
What's Included
  • Travel planning support

  • Specified group airport transportation

  • Eight nights of lodging (additional nights can be purchased at our group rate)

  • Two-room premium apartment with kitchenette at four-star hotel

  • All breakfasts and dinners at hotel (beverages at dinner are not included; water, soft drinks, and alcohol will be charged separately per the hotel's policies)

  • Camper safety briefing

  • Premium bike storage

  • Mechanical support

  • Coach-guided daily rides

  • Daily ride food and drink

  • Afternoon educational programs

  • Custom jersey

  • Velocious swag bag

Not Included
  • Airfare

  • Airport transportation if you can't join our free group transfers

  • Bike rental (can book directly from Viva Blue)

  • Beverages at hotel dinners (water, soft drinks, and alcohol are charged separately per the hotel's policies)

  • Lunches on the road

  • Hotel tourism tax

  • Gratuities for coaches/guides

Pricing
  • $2549 per person ($1,599 for non-riding partners)

  • $499 upgrade for single-occupancy room (required if not traveling with companions)

  • $500 deposit due upon registration, with remaining payment due 30 days before camp begins

Cancellation Policy

All camp deposits are refundable up to 90 days prior to the first day of the camp, minus a $50 processing fee. Click here to read our full cancelation policy.

The Bike Options

BRING YOUR BIKE

Bringing your own bike to camp has obvious advantages in individual comfort. Before your trip, we suggest getting a tuneup at your local bike shop so it’s ready to roll for your week of riding.

Once at camp, our team will help you assemble your bike and make sure it’s ready to ride. Each day we’ll check to make sure everything is safe and ready to roll, and for major mechanical work, you can visit the onsite shop at the Cycling Station. Bring your bike in good shape, and we’ll keep it clean, lubed, and running great each day! 

 

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RENT A BIKE

The Viva Blue boasts one of the most modern cycling stations on the island the on-site Viva Cycling Station by S’Escapada, which offers a large selection of new, high-end rental bikes, including excellent Cannondale and Scott models. The cost is reasonable, but booking early is important! The process is simple: click here, select your bike, enter your measurements, and confirm your reservation (mention Velocious Cycling Adventures when asked for your booking or room number). For a more detailed tutorial, check out our guide to renting a bike in Mallorca. When you check into your room at the front desk, the staff will hand you your bike key along with your room key. 

If Bikes Viva doesn't have the model you want, the Rad Salon BMC Playa de Muro shop is just around the corner and another great option.