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Calp Cycling Experience powered by BIKE magazine 2023

In Brief

FIETS Magazine organizes its second Calp Cycling Experience powered by FIETS from the southern Spanish coastal town of Calp. This place is very popular in the pro peloton because of its mild Mediterranean climate, good roads and very diverse landscape. Experience for yourself what it's like to live there like a real pro.

 

Highlights:
- Stay in luxury CCS Calp House; complete with outdoor pool, full coffee bar with Il Magistrale Cycling Coffee and fitness room.
- Top-notch trip with breakfast, lunch along the way three-course dinner in the evenings.
- Daily assisted rides with mechanical support.
- Bikewash for the bicycle every day
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March 15, 2023 / March 19, 2023
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1.499,00

5 days
450 km
Incl. lodging

Additional options

Surcharge single room CCS House

Would you rather have a room alone? You can! With this one-time surcharge, we'll make sure you'll have nice spacious single room during this trip. Do you have any other wishes? Please let us know.

750,00

750,00

Sports Massage CCS House

Take care of your body during a Cycle Travel cycling vacation and take advantage of our professional masseurs.

70,00

70,00

Medical examination advice

A medical examination is advised prior to travel! Make an appointment at Ancora Health. They have a Health studio in both Eindhoven and Amsterdam. For this trip it is advisable to have a sports medical examination. Our advice is to go for at least "Basic Plus" but we always advise to go for an extensive sports medical examination (USMO). Ancora is affiliated with SMI Federation and SCAS certified. This means that you can get money back from most Dutch health insurers for the Ancora packages. An average reimbursement is easily € 150, -. On the site of Ancora you can calculate your own reimbursement.

EVOC Travel Bike Bag Pro Bicycle Bag Rental-Hire

For years, theEvoc Bike travel bag pro bike case black has offered the solution for transporting almost any type of bike. Cycle Travel offers this top bag for rent so your bike will arrive at its destination safe, secure and undamaged.

9,95

9,95

Squirrel's Saddle Butter bike tour

Squirrel's Saddle Butter is the world's best natural bicycle ointment: for preventing saddle problems.

16,95

16,95

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4Gold starter pack bicycle tour

  • Experience box with 4Gold supplements
  • Discover our gastrointestinal friendly sports nutrition
  • Perfect to get acquainted with our products or to give as a gift.
  • Contents:
    • 4 Energy Bars
    • 4 Isotonic Gels
    • 6 Single Servings Carbo Electro
    • 2 Golden Bottle 600 ml

33,95

33,95

Details

FIETS Magazine is organizing its second Calp Cycling Experience from the southern Spanish coastal town of Calp. This place is very popular in the pro peloton because of its mild Mediterranean climate, good roads and very diverse landscape. Experience for yourself what it's like to live there like a real pro.

Our accommodation for this trip is unique;
The Cycle Coffee Society Calp House is a luxury, bespoke cycling accommodation, located near Calpe, Spain. Specially designed to meet the 'out of category' quality requirements of professional athletes as well as you; our guests. Experience life like a pro here with FIETS magazine.

For a select few, we are offering a cycling week at our Calpe villa. The days will be filled with beautiful rides. The delicious food will be prepared by our local chef and of course there is the great coffee.

You will be treated like a professional cyclist in every way; with a personal coach, bike guidance with car, mechanical support and we offer another massage and sports nutrition package.

Program Wednesday, March 16 to Sunday, March 20, 2021

Day 1 - March 15
Welcome to the CCS villa in the morning.
We start with a tour and coffee from Il Magistrale.
Once you are settled you are invited to join us on a leisurely 60m drive around Calpe to get in!
Return to the house and take time for an afternoon swim in our pool.
Welcome dinner will be served at 8pm by our in-house chef.

Distance: 60km / 35km
Altitude: 500hm / 250hm

Day 2 - March 16
After a relaxing night's sleep, breakfast and coffee will be served at 08.00am.
We gather at 09.30am in the courtyard to roll out for today's full day ride.
The ride will take in the famous Coll de Rates today. This climb is the most popular climb for all riders in this region.
The route will go through Altea, Lliber with a coffee stop at the Velosol Cycling Cage. After this we ride up the Coll de Rates, continue via Tarbena and the waterfalls of the Fonts de l'Algar and finally via Cami Coves to Calp.
We return tired but satisfied to the CCS villa for a swim. We offer a massage for those who think they need it.
In the evening you are invited for a 3-course dinner from our local chef.

Distance(s): 89km / 55km
Elevation: 1610hm / 1100hm

Day 3 - March 17
Breakfast will be served at 08.00h (hopefully with not too sore legs after yesterday!).
We leave at 09.30h for a nice round.
The tour goes north to Xabia with beautiful views of the sea and mountains. We continue via the Montgo climb to Pego-Sagra and Orba, coffee stop again at the Velosol Cycling Cafe. Via Lliber we ride back to Calp.
Return to the house for relaxation and a three-course dinner from our local chef.

Distance: 100km / 60km
Altitude: 1280hm / 950hm

Day 4 - March 18
Breakfast will be served at 08.00h.

We gather in the courtyard at 9:30am to leave for a longer ride today. Longer in distance but not so much harder because we will be riding along the coastline to the north via Pego-Sagra and Denia a lot. Again we climb the Coll de Rates, continue via Tarbena to the last climb of the day on the Montgo.
We return to the CCS villa for a swim and at 8 pm we have a delicious 3-course dinner.
After the ride we freshen up and help you pack the bikes and suitcases so we have plenty of time for
In the afternoon, the chef will provide a cozy tapas evening with delicious local dishes.

Distance: 120km / 75km
Altitude: 1780hm / 1200hm

Day 5 - March 19,
Breakfast will be served at 07:00am.

We gather in the courtyard at 8:30am to leave for a famous climb to do today; a very tough La Cumbre del Sol where Tom Dumoulin took his famous Vuelta stage win in 2015.
After this spicy sharpshooter, we will have an extensive lunch in Benissa on the way and then drive back to Calp quietly.
Upon return we can freshen up and help you pack up the bikes and suitcases so we have plenty of time for departure later in the evening.
In the afternoon, the chef will provide a cozy tapas evening with delicious local dishes.

Distance: 100km / 50km
Altitude: 1600hm / 800hm

We leave on time with the transfer to Alicante Airport where in the evening is the return flight to the Netherlands.
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Our guiding team for this trip:
Veerle Goossens

This enthusiast from Brabant has been spending more than half her life on a bike. She runs her own cyclocross team in combination with freelance marketing activities. She can't sit still at all and therefore obliges herself to meditate. She loves to share, especially her food. Prefers to have breakfast with oatmeal and can spend hours looking for the best restaurant. Tries to tame her perfectionism, although that often works out pretty darn well for her companions. Gets happy meeting new people and sharing adventures on a bike.

Ralf van Heugten

Besides Veerle, Ralf van Heugten is also present, former semi-pro at AA-Drink and BeOne among others and former founder and team manager of the professional Dolphin-Trek team with Bart Brentjens and Rudi van Houts among others.
Ralf will give his valuable insights and advice on everything that has to do with cycling and makes cycling so much fun.

Your group will have a dedicated professional mechanic on hand to adjust your bikes during your stay, so every mile and gear will go smoothly.

All food and drinks are included with breakfast, lunch and each evening we go to the nicest and best spots to eat in the region. We know the value of good and tasty food and a good glass of wine or beer to go with it!

We recommend the Calp Cycling Experience by FIETS Magazine for riders of intermediate or higher level (level 3-5), or those with at least some experience riding in the mountains.
At no time will a rider be left alone, as our follow car and guide will always be on the road with you.

 

Additional services to be booked;
-Single room for €750; book your own private room for an additional charge.
-Sports massage at €70.00 per hour; schedule a well-deserved sports massage during the week. Recover better from your efforts. If you want to book extra, you can do so on the spot.
-Take good sports nutrition with you on your trip, take advantage of an offer from226ers and get it sent to you free of charge in advance so you can try everything in preparation.

WHAT IS INCLUDED
-4
nights in a double room at the CCS Calp villa.
-complete with outdoor pool, full coffee bar with Il Magistrale Cycling Coffee and fitness room,
-Daily cooking; breakfast, lunch and three course dinner prepared in house by an in-house chef served with wine with dinner.
-Washing service in house.
-Daily supported rides with mechanical support and follow car.
-Lunch on the go during our bike rides.
-Free sports nutrition pack at registration worth €33.95
-Bikewash of your bike after each ride, checked and smoothly ready for the next ride
-Transfer from Alicante airport to Calp.

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
-flight ticket to Alicante*
-personal travel and cancellation insurance.
-Reserve parts or equipment.
-Bike rental*.
-Rental Bike Case*.
-Extra Coffee or snacks purchased outside of our rides.
-Tourist tax p.p.p.n. (Cira €2,-)
* Ask about our possibilities

The Calp Cycling Experience powered by FIETS Magazine can only take place when a minimum of 8 people register for the event.


The cost is €1,499.00 per person. There is only a limited number of places available!


Flight ticket suggestions are plentiful. There are several airlines that fly to Alicante Airport (Spa).
Our recommendations are:
Transavia;
Outward flight Amsterdam - Alicante
15-03-2022 06:50-09:30 HV6143
15-03-2022 16:40-19:20 HV6145

Return flight Alicante - Amsterdam
19-03-2022 21:35-00:25 HV6148


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Location: Calpe, CCS Calpe (Spain)

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Guarantee Fund

Explanation sports level

MTB:

1star: beginner 50km2star
: above beginner 60km3star
: average 70km4star
: advanced 100km5star
: pro 160km



Road bike:

1star: beginner 50km2star
: above beginner 60km3star
: average 70km4star
: advanced 100km5star
: pro 160km



Level 1: Starter-Beginner;
You are just starting out in this sport, have no experience nor background as an athlete

Level 2: Beginner-Medium;
You are just starting with this sport, however you already have experience with other sports so you start with a good basic condition. You cycle 1 or 2 times a week.

Level 3: Average;
You are a sporty person, don't shy away from a challenge, exercise at least 2 to 4 per week, you can also already make some altitude gains and ride at higher averages.

Level 4: Advanced;
You are a trained athlete, you are looking for a challenge in sports, you are active at least 3 to 5 times a week, altitude meters and a higher average are not a problem

Level 5: Advanced/Performance oriented;
You train towards goals, challenges and also leave something for it you do not mind, you are driven and several times longer sport per week are no exception, you are performance oriented

Level 6: Advanced Plus;
As a highly trained person, you want to really test yourself to your limits, you seek challenges and are also willing to live for them, exercising is a part of your daily life.

Explanation luxury level

Level 0-1.5: Tour without overnight stay.

Level 2-2.5: Cycle Travel provides an overnight stay in a 2-star accommodation.

Level 3-3.5: Tour with overnight stays in the better bed and breakfast or 3-star hotel, hostel accommodations. Overnight stays on a half-board basis are a 3.5 rating.

Level 4-4.5: Cycle Travel provides a 4-star accommodation or boutique bed & breakfast. Optional full board booking (upgrade to level 4,5 appreciation).

Level 5-5.5: Cycle Travel will provide a more luxurious 4-star or 5-star accommodation or boutique hotel. We can upgrade the level of lunch, on-road catering or dinner to 5.5.

Level 6: Cycle Travel will provide a more luxurious 5-star accommodation, boutique hotel or luxury pop-up location. We can upgrade the level of lunch, on-road catering or dinner to 6+ level if required.

Explanation guidance level

Our team of passionate guides is always there for you. For any type of trip, event or clinic, Cycle Travel will provide the right accompaniment. We have an excellent network of professionals.

With the ranking from 1 to 6, we indicate to what extent the guidance is provided on a trip. Interested in an upgrade? Please let us know! Then we will gladly look for a suitable solution.

Level 0-1: a self-guided tour without guidance. Cycle Travel provides the routes on GPX.

Level 2-2.5: a self-guided tour without guidance including routes on GPX and tips for the road. Cycle Travel has a goody bag or contact person at the locations visited that you will receive as a traveler.

Level 3-3.5: a self-guided tour without guidance including routes on GPX and tips for the road. Cycle Travel has accommodation on the basis of a 3-star hotel or bed & breakfast. There is someone on site who is familiar with our clients and is personally available for you (level 3,5)

Level 4-4.5: a guided tour including routes on GPX and tour guide on the bike or in a follow car.Cycle Travel has accommodation based on a 4-star hotel, hostel or bed & breakfast. During a guided tour it is optionally possible to book a mechanic and masseur. (The valuation then amounts to 4.5)

Level 5-5.5: A fully catered vacation with a complete support team consisting of tour guide, mechanic and masseur. A follow car is provided including care on the road during the rides. Accommodation will be in luxury chalets, hotels or boutique bed & breakfasts.

Level 6: The ultimate luxury cycling vacation with top locations and carefully selected accommodations. Only the very best counts for us and you as our client! Get carried away on a next level cycling vacation.

Explanation gravity level

We roughly determine the heaviness of a trip based on a variety of circumstances. Severity can be determined by distances or by the altitude meters in distances. In addition, you experience a ride on a gravel or mountain bike already 'heavier' than a road bike ride.

Per category this is approximately what you can think of. Always discuss with us alternatives or modified routes which also influence the heaviness.

Road Bikes - Race bikesDistance max - Distance MaxAltitude indication
Level 170 km700-1100
Level 280 km1100-1500
Level 3100 km1500-2200
Level 4120 km2200-2800
Level 5150 km2800-3800
Hors Category175+ km3800-5500
Mountain Bike - MTBDistance max - Distance MaxAltitude indication
Level 130-50 km700-1000
Level 240-60 km1000-1300
Level 350-75 km1300-1800
Level 455-90 km1800-2400
Level 560-100 km2400-3300
Hors Category150+ km3800-5500
GravelDistance max - Distance MaxAltitude indication
Level 130-50 km700-1000
Level 240-60 km1000-1300
Level 350-75 km1300-1800
Level 455-90 km1800-2400
Level 560-100 km2400-3300
Hors Category150+ km3800-5500

Location: Calpe, CCS Calpe (Spain)