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Mallorca Road Cycling Camp

Take your training to amazing places!
April 12-20, 2024

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Want to up your cycling game while training in the sun? Join your BaseCamp coaches and fellow BaseCampers 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. Powered by Panache Cyclewear, this camp features coaching and education for both Performance and Tour-level riders. Not sure what level you are? Learn about our ride levels here.

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.

View our ride schedule here.

The 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.

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, a cutting-edge cycling station, an Olympic-sized pool, and spa and massage services. The outdoor café, 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. 

Want to arrive early or stay later to explore the island on your own? We can add extra nights to your stay at our group rate.

The food

At the Viva Blue, we want you to feel at ease every moment of the day. And what is the most fundamental of all human pleasures? Food, of course. Without a doubt, you'll remember the array of food on offer during your stay at the Viva Blue. That's because  their restaurants always astonish guests with their quality and variety. They also take special care of athletes, who will find dishes adapted to their personal tastes and requirements.

  • Breakfasts and dinners are included in your camp registration

  • There are excellent selections for vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free diets

The Coaching

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.

  • Our low coach-to-rider ratio allows for interaction with riders

  • We lead a minimum of four ride groups on the road each day, with specific pace and effort targets to help you find the group that is just right for your fitness and skills

  • We host daily rider meetings covering key skills like pacelines, descending, climbing, and more 

  • We hold daily group ride debriefings led by our world-class coaches

  • Our evening education presentations on training and nutrition are led by head coaches Tim Cusick and Dr. Namrita Brooke

The weather

The average high temperature in Mallorca in the month of April is 19ºC / 67ºF, warm enough to spend long days on the bike or sunbathing by the pool. You'll want to bring some warmer clothes for the evenings, as the air typically cools to around 10ºC / 50ºF at night.

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The RIDE SUPPORT

Ride support on the road will be supplied by HC Bike Tours, professionals in private bespoke bike tours throughout all of Europe. In addition to offering Sarto bike rentals, Aigars and the HC team will provide hydration, snacks, and mechanical support during ride stops. 

The Ride Groups

BaseCamp Live Mallorca features two separate but similar ride group experiences: Performance and Tour.  We run at least four ride groups each day, each one typically guided by two BaseCamp coaches (generally one coach for every six riders). To better help you select the best group for you, we send out a rider survey in advance that will help guide you to the correct group. You can change groups daily; it is not required that you ride with the same group throughout the camp.

This camp is best suited for Tour and Performance riders due the to the more challenging nature of the rides. We do have accommodations and ride support for recreational and leisure riders; just email us for more details.

Performance groups

Level 3

Our Performance groups feature faster riders who attend camp to focus a little more on training and building advanced skills. These groups typically ride as faster double and single pacelines and spend less time at stops. Coaching is focused on advanced skills and performance.

  • Two Performance groups are led each day based on fitness and FTP

  • A typical FTP of the first Performance group is 3.2 w/kg or above, or 2.5-3.2 w/kg for the second Performance group

  • Our Performance groups are led by Scott Moninger, Nathan Goates, and other Performance coaches

tour groups

Levels 1-2

Our Tour groups feature moderately-paced rides that focus on building fundamental riding and groups skills. These groups ride at an active pace in both single and double pacelines, but in a more comfortable pattern or tightness. During the rides, there are some additional stops for photos and cake.

  • Two or three Tour groups are led each day, based on fitness and skill

  • A typical FTP of Tour groups ranges from 2.5 to 1.5 W/kg

  • Our Tour groups are led by Jim Pomeroy, Jill Gass, and other Tour coaches

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schedule

The Rides and Itinerary

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Friday, April 12: 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.

Our camp begins with a skills-building session focused on getting you ready for the challenging rides of Mallorca. After a quick bike safety check, head coach Tim Cusick will lead you through a series of skills and drills that include:

  • Rider safety

  • Riding together and paceline skills and practice

  • Braking, cornering, and descending

  • Building skills

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

Dinner: 6:45 p.m. at the Caprice Restaurant

Join the group for dinner in our private indoor/outdoor dining setting.

Performance Group Routes: ~458 total miles
Friday

Skills Ride

Miles:

19

Climbing:

670

Saturday

Randa/Cura

Miles:

65

Climbing:

3457 ft

Sunday

Inland Arta

Miles:

60

Climbing:

2957 ft

Monday

Sa Colabra

Miles:

70

Climbing:

7168 ft

Tuesday

Cala

Miles:

30

Climbing:

971 ft

Wednesday

Classic Climbs

Miles:

89

Climbing:

8166 ft

Thursday

San Salvador

Miles:

81

Climbing:

4532 ft

Friday

Formentor

Miles:

44

Climbing:

3741 ft

routes
Tour Group Routes: ~387 total miles

Skills Ride

Miles:

19

Climbing:

670

Friday

Randa/Cura

Miles:

65

Climbing:

3457 ft

Saturday

Inland Arta

Miles:

60

Climbing:

2957 ft

Sunday

Lluc

Miles:

45

Climbing:

3109 ft