The Swedish Second Summer continues with us here again in 2017 but this time with 2 dates ( Jan & March) and once we hope to thaw out our guests with some fine sunny weather, great riding and the great visual feast that is Gran Canaria!
We hope to see you again and see new people as well next January for the 5th Cykeltours visit to Gran Canaria.
We stay all week in the wonderful Gloria Palace 4 star with great comfort & style. The south will guarantee us hot sunny rides all week, but be prepared for harder routes chosen specially to get the best out of you!
After the first week here, you’ll notice that you have ridden in very different landscapes every day, from arid treeless plains to heavily forested hills and through villages with agricultural settings. So there’s a strong sense that you’ll never ride it all, and that’s for the most part true!
The Island Authorities too have seen the increase in cycling and have maintained all the island’s roads to an F1 standard! With average temp of 22º-24º, and wide blue skies all year round, it makes for the perfect cycling holiday.
The climbs here are steep, but steep with plateau, then climb again, so you’ll see very regularly on your Garmin 7% to 10%, and then not infrequently 12% to 16%, even the odd 22% plus! As opposed to other Canarian destinations, where there’s just long drags of 4, 5 & 6%. So the interval type of riding here, hard easy, hard easy is very good for your aerobic capacity, as well building your climbing muscles and your climbing confidence, basically you’ll never balk at 11% again!
Contents, what’s included:-)
7 Nights Half Board*
Thallasso Entry 5 Senses*
Full Route Tech Spec
Personalized Bike Fitting
Professional English/German/Spanish speaking Guide
Daily Water & Energy Food
Bike Mechanic Services
Fully Stocked & Equipped Bikecentre
6 Guided Tours on Stunning Routes
1 Optional Rest Day
Photo & Video Service
Contents, what’s not included:-(
Bike Rental Cost.(€138.00 for Synapse Ultegra 50 34 32)
Tips for support staff and guide
Miscellaneous expenses drinks souvenirs etc
Bike Carriage on the flights – please check with your carrier for charges.
Single Supplement €215
Swedish Second Summer Ride Schedule 2017
January 3rd 10th 2017
6 stages, 1 optional rest day.
|Day||Route||Route Description||Technical Data|
|Tues 3rd Jan||Arrival|
|Wednesday||Serenity Soria||Nice day ahead, 35km rolling terrain with some traffic to Mogan, turn inland, climb to 885m on Serenity, then technical descent to Soria lunch, then home as Monday’s return.||92kms-1650m. Max12.5% at KM28|
|Thursday||Fataga Aguimes||Again the familiar Fataga Pipeline route but the new Temisas route and the long fast tailwind home, a day for technical control!||77kms-1463m. Max12% at KM22|
|Friday||Mogan Santa Lucia||Thsi is the classic pro training rout and a new one for you all, lunch in Ayacata after Mogan, then a long long descent home by Santa Lucia to home.||112kms-2520m. Max14% at KM28|
|Saturday||Soria Juice Bar||It’s a 3 col day, an out and back epic climb sensation to the Juice Bar, hope you saved something from yesterday!||120kms-2520m. Max14% at KM28|
|Sunday||Salobre Melonares||A short but hard day, the infamous Salobre Route, the main climb can be an hour up and about 10 min to come down, lunch on the beach in Melonares.||50kms- 920m. Max18% at KM25|
|Monday||Pico de las Nieves||Zero to Hero! Same ride to 980m as yesterday. Conserve and focus from KM36 onwards, save energy for 45km descent home with final punisher climbs.||95kms-2500m. Max16% at KM39|
|Tues 10th Jan||Depart|
Gloria Palace San Agustin has been a bike friendly hotel supporting cycling events for many many years, and we are very happy to be partnered with them. Every guest gets a free entry to the Thalasso.Equipped with the latest technology, Thalasso Gloria San Agustín is one of the world’s most modern thalassotherapy centres with approximately 7,000 m2 dedicated to health treatments with seawater.
The colorful rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and tea and coffeemakers. They also have en suite bathrooms, and balconies with sea, pool or garden views. Some suites add living areas. Room service is available.
Dining options include 4 hotel bars, a rooftop bar/lounge with panoramic views, as well as a buffet-style eatery and a formal International restaurant with ocean views. Other amenities include kids’ activities, a game room and 2 outdoor pools (1 is on the rooftop). There’s a free shuttle to the beach. Sports facilities, golf and spa treatments have a fee.
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