Cycling and Yoga Holiday 2018/2019
We've teamed up with Yoga for Cyclists', Sinead Kennedy, to bring you another fantastic week of cycling and yoga. Sinead has designed a yoga course specifically for cyclists to improve flexibility, stability and injury prevention.
Join us for an unforgettable trip.
This week long Cycling and Yoga holiday offers fully guided cycles and Yoga for Cyclists classes all from our base in Southern Spain. Only one hour from Malaga International Airport, we are situated in the beautiful small village of Velez de Benaudalla. Nestled on the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains and only a few kilometres to the coast of the Costa Tropical, it is the ideal location for your Yoga Cycling trip.
All our routes start and finish from our base in Velez, each day the cycling progresses, never cycling the same route twice. Yoga Classes are interspersed throughout the week to help you improve your posture, stretch out sore tired bodies, boost your performance and improve well being. Whether you're a weekend warrior that likes to get out on the bike now and again or the next Alberto Contador we cater our routes and Yoga classes to suit you. Check out our climbs here. *No previous Yoga experience necessary*
Saturday: Arrival, optional short spin to test bikes and the legs. Relax after a long day of travelling. Group dinner at 7pm. Please note the supermarket is open from 5pm to 8pm today, but it's closed on Sundays. We suggest you take time today to get any supplies you that you may need.
Sunday: Introduction to Spain! Meeting point 9am and roll out 9:30am. Coastal spin. Aim to be back no later than 2pm. Yoga for Cyclists 5pm. Group dinner 7.30pm.
Monday: Medium spin, time to find those hills. Meeting at 9am, roll out 9:30pm. Back no later than 3pm.
Yoga for Cyclists 5pm. Group dinner 7.30pm.
Tuesday: Medium/long day. Meeting at 9am, roll out 9:30pm. Back no later than 4pm. Trip to a local vineyard with wine tasting and dinner - approx €60pp including transport.
Wednesday: Free day with optional day trip to the historical city of Granada or alternatively a trip to the beach. Fab Abs, core class 9:30am 25mins - Yoga for Cyclists 10am one hour class.
Thursday: Long day in the saddle with a possible trip to Spain's highest village, Trevelez. Afterwards we will stretch out straight off the bike. Group dinner 7.30pm
Friday: Recovery spin with final climbs and stunning scenery. Aim to be back by 2pm. Return the bikes.
7.30pm Farewell meal
Saturday: Breakfast, goodbyes, transfers to airport 8am
Please note, all the rides and yoga classes are optional, it is your holiday. If you feel there is too much activity please feel free to take another rest day, skip a class or a spin.
Dates and Prices
Saturday the 27th to the 3rd of November 2018.
Saturday the 16th to the 23rd of March 2019.
€600 per person sharing (or €700 for your own single room) €150 deposit on booking with the balance to be 3 months before the start of the trip. Early Bird offer of €50 discount if booked and paid 6 months before the start of the trip.
What's not included:
Flights and personal insurance
Lunch and evening meals
Single room supplement
7 nights self catering accommodation
Fully guided group rides each day
4 hour long Yoga for Cyclists classes
Guided stretching after cycles on non-yoga days
5 daily printouts of the next days ride and profile
Welcome pack with cereal bars and snacks
Water and fruit in yoga class
Access to our bike workshop
Your Health and safety are paramount to us, however PLEASE NOTE TRAVEL INSURANCE IS MANDATORY. Please ensure you are covered for cycling, accidental damage to bike and personal medical . Check out www.sportscoverdirect.com
Level of Cyclist:
To participate in our camp, a good level of cycling fitness is required. Ideally, your weekly long spin is 3-4 hours long, or 70-100km. The area where we are based is quite mountainous with lots of challenging climbs. Therefore, most days you will be climbing and descending. However, if you're used to tackling long rides on the weekends you will enjoy the challenge ahead. It is a cycling holiday after all so a little effort is required! For 2018, we will break the groups into the following categories:
Advanced - this group will typically cycle around 5 hours per day with at least one major climb each day at a fairly steady pace. Most days will be around 100km with over 2,000m of climbing.
Intermediate - a slightly easier pace than the advanced but would tackle a similar route each day to the advanced group. Most days will be around 70km to100km with around 1,000m to 2,000m of climbing each day.
Leisure - as the name suggests this group will take it's time visiting some of the best cafes and places for lunch that the area has to offer and we will of course throw in a few spectacular climbs along the way.
It's our aim to cater to our guests needs. This may mean increasing or decreasing the length of the rides to suit the needs/capabilities of our guests. If you have any concerns regarding your suitability please feel free to contact us. The main aim of the week is to go away in better shape than you arrived, challenged, invigorated and have had some fun whilst enjoying the warm sunshine of Southern Europe.
Non-Cyclists are more than welcome to join the trip.
Do you have friend or loved one who would like to come but isn't a cyclist? No problem at all. They are welcome to come to the Yoga Classes and post cycle stretches. While the cycles are during the day, evenings are free time so why not go out and explore the area together, enjoy nice meals and some local wine. There is also a free day on the itinerary to spend together. Prices for non cyclists on request.
Check out flight comparison site Skyscanner.net for the best deals on flights from your nearest airport to Malaga International Airport. Flights are currently approximately €130 return from Dublin. Book early to keep the cost down.
Traveling alone or just prefer your own space? No problem, we can arrange for you to have your own bedroom in one of the apartments for an additional €100.
If you would prefer to hire a bike rather than bring your own we are happy to arrange this for you. We have a selection of bikes available to rent from Specialized and BMC, click here for more details. Prices start from €120 per rental. Please let us know on booking if you require a bike, frame size and peddle requirements. Check out our bikes here
Food & Drink
We can prearrange a quality 3 course evening meal with our local restaurant, Meson Naciemento. The meal also includes a drink of your choice and all for the price of €20. The meals are preset with some variety but the restaurant also offers an a la carte menu. However, guests must pre-book the set menu option.
Accommodation is on a self catering basis, but if you wish for us to arrange a continental breakfast, your breakfast supplies or any special dietary requirements please inform us and we'll happy to accommodate your requests.
Getting to the beach, shops, etc
The beaches of the Costa Tropical and the larger town of Motril are only 10kms. Local taxis are relatively inexpensive and a return trip can be arranged if requested.
While nothing is guaranteed the temperatures for this time of year are typically very pleasant. The same week 2017 had daily highs of 23 degrees Celsius. Click here for more information.