Girona, Spain, is one of the premier cycling destinations in Europe, and if you’re hoping to put in some base miles this Spring. It’s the perfect place to become comfortable on gravel roads and master winding mountain climbs and descents. Plus there are many options for cafe stops and a variety of restaurants for your pre and post-ride enjoyment.
This women-only camp will filled with adventure, fitness boosting miles and skill training. To get you ready to crush the 2020 season there will be guided rides as well as coaching on training best-practices, interval training, technical skill, and data analysis.
-Bike rentals can be arranged if you’d prefer to not fly with a bike, inquire for details. A road/gravel bike with capable (flat-resistant) tires and disc-brakes would be ideal to handle gravel/old-road and road riding.
-If you are nervous about keeping up or need more specifics on mileage, ask us and we’ll help you decide if the trip is right for you. (please detail – longest ride duration/distance and peak 5/20/60min power in the last 90days)
-Flight planning: Flying into Barcelona International Airport (Flying overnight Friday is encouraged, to land for early Saturday AM. Also encouraged is mid-day/early evening departure. Morning departure times will require leaving Girona the night prior to the flight.)
-Girona weather in march ranges from 18 to 5 degrees C, so pack for a range of weather!-2 riders per room is ideal, ask about pricing for a single room. (We’ll be staying in a hotel in the heart of Girona)
-Full tech guide will be sent out in mid-January with full packing lists, itinerary, etc. as well as a free training plan to help you be ready for the camp (can cross-reference with your coach or use the plan as you like)
Peter Glassford is a Registered Kinesiologist and a Certified Cycling Coach. He has been instructing mountain bike skills since 2000. His clients are mostly adult athletes who balance family and work, while using the Smart Athlete philosophy to achieve awesome performances in huge adventures! He has run camps and clinics for private groups as well as the Provincial and National Cycling Associations. He and his wife, Molly Hurford, explore all sorts of different sports and movements on The Consummate Athlete Podcast. Peter still races and you will see him at a variety of cycling events throughout the year. You can follow him on Instagram and Twitter @peterglassford or visit www.smartathlete.ca to find out more.
Molly Hurford is a journalist in love with all things cycling, running, nutrition and movement-related. When not outside, she’s writing about being outside, travel, and athletic style on TheOutdoorEdit.com or for outlets like Bicycling, Canadian Cycling, and Outside magazine. She’s spent months exploring and coaching in Girona and it’s become one of her favorite places in the world to ride and train. Molly is the author of multiple books on cycling and her most recent project, Shred Girls, is a young adult fiction series (and Shred-Girls.com!) focused on getting girls excited about bikes. She’s a little obsessed with getting more women psyched on adventure and being outside, and she regularly hosts talks, clinics, and camps for cyclists. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @mollyjhurford