Following transfer to ALS cycling – We welcome you to your room and allow you time to unpack and explore the villa and of course meet Bracken (our cycle friendly Jack Russell). Following Bike allocation and set up and own build for those using their own cycles. We head out on a short intro ride out approximately 10 – 15 miles planned as a gentle leg stretcher and road familiarity. This ride out gives you a chance to experience the Spanish Roads and ensure you bike is comfortable and running smooth.
Your first evening before dinner we serve Tapa’s and a complimentary glass of local fizz, weather dependant it’s normally alongside the pool.
Why not start your day with a refreshing dip in the pool. Breakfast served from 0730 – 0815 (however timings can be altered to suit your needs, if you want a later start it’s not a problem. We always aim to be out cycling by 0930 if not earlier.
Day one is planned as a steady ride out (40 – 50 miles) it gives us chance as a group to ride safely together, after the first 15 – 20 miles we take the chance stop to refresh our water bottles and take on board some of Lorna’s homemade energy bars these short stops also allow for any adjustments to bike set up and ditch any over layered clothing.
We always take lunch in a local café or restaurant, which is self-funding most serve a meal of the day (comida del dia) prices are reasonable and won’t break the bank, we aim to stop for an hour allowing a suitable rest period.
Day two is an intro to climbing – for those that wish we can add a competitive edge and your time is recorded from the base station to the finish line, following the climb we stop at the Café enjoy the views before descending down.
Each evening 15 mins before dinner we hold a collective briefing covering events for the next day, weather, routes and any revised plans etc, the format also allows for group feedback on any requirements and/or personal requests. that you may have.
Dinner is served at 1900 hours, often al fresco or in our large spacious dining room. To continue with the social theme we sit together and of course the chat is centred on the day’s events, cycling, the latest cycling technology and the weather. Meals are 2 course followed by local cheese. All dietary needs are catered for, Complimentary ½ Ltr of local wine per person is served or soft drink if required, there after a number of local beers, wines and spirits are available from our honesty bar (bills are settled at the end of your stay).
Subject to the groups needs we can arrange a day off from cycling. We are happy to arrange trips to the local towns and attractions, white water rafting or why not just laze by the pool.