November 2nd - 16th 2018 Club La Santa has the pleasure of hosting the popular International Bike Weeks lead by well known international cyclists. The island’s dramatic landscape offers a variety of terrain with some fantastic mountain climbs that makes Lanzarote an ideal place to train; very few riders can achieve the same speed as at home.
The weeks cater for all abilities from novice to the serious racing club cyclist. Ideally, to get the most out of your bike weeks, you should be able to cycle 2 to 4 hours daily. The routes will vary both in length and difficulty, taking you to the far south, through the fascinating Fire Mountains and up to the north with the view over the island La Graciosa. You will challenge yourself and test your legs on the hard climb to Femés and on the 10km long beautiful mountain climb to Tabayesco. We will divide you into groups, which will go at different speeds (from 21 km/h to 30+ km/h) and levels, so that there will be a suitable group for everybody.
The slowest group will go 21 to 23 km/h. All the groups will be lead by a host and a guide. During the long rides there will be stops allowing you to have a sandwich and refreshments. Before the daily rides there will be advice and guidance given on how to set up your bike correctly and you are welcome to ask the hosts for advice regarding biking in groups, hills/mountains and how to take corners. It is not unusual for the participants to cover about 500-600 km throghout the week! The programme also contains other activities; we will have different lectures with the hosts and a pool tournament on one of the evenings. Every week ends with a dinner in one of our restaurants, where different prizes are handed out.
Example Programme - subject to alteration
Friday 09.30 Departure of the day’s ride with the Green Team 16.00Welcome meeting and registration 21.00 Pool Tournament in the Green Bar
Saturday 09.00 Bike introduction/Group riding skills 09.30 Briefing: El Golfo (70 km)
09.00Briefing: Los Valles - Garbage Mountain (60-80 km) 14.00Water Sports Challenge 18.00 Questions & Answers
Monday 09.00Briefing: Mirador del Rio - Tabayesco (100-130 km) 21.00 Green Team Show
Tuesday 09.30Briefing: Famara - San Bartolomé (50 km) 13.00Time trail: La Santa–Tinajo–La Santa 14km
Wednesday 09.00Briefing: Playa Blanca - Femés (80-100 km) 16.00 Core Stability / Stretching for cycling 19.30Dinner
Thursday 09.30 Briefing: Puerto Calero (60-70 km) - Coffee stop in Puerto Calero
won the 24 hours Le Mans (Record) 9 times before he is 2014 retired. Tom has been driving all kinds of racing cars with great success throughout his career.
Lars Ytting Bak
started as a professional cyclist back in 2002 on the Danish team Fakta. In 2005 he went on to CSC, and later on HTC. In 2012 he signed with his current team, Lotto-Belisol. He has won Paris-Bourges, Tour de l`avenir, Grand Tour stages (Vuelta de España and Giro d'Italia) and has been Danish champion 4 times. Lars will be here for the second of the Bike Weeks.
Book your place now!
The price for the International Bike Weeks is €130 for 1 week or €180 for two weeks. This includes daily bike rides of various distances, talks, social activities, refreshments for the longer rides, a t-shirt and a weekly dinner on the final evening.
Places are limited, early booking is advisable to avoid disappointment. Please note that the camp is restricted to guests staying at Club La Santa.
If you would like to rent a Cannondale Road bike for the week, you can rent it here in this link.
From time to time, there are not enough participants in an event to ensure that everyone can enjoy a good experience, in which case we reserve the right to cancel. This happens rarely and should this occur you would be refunded the full amount.