A week of Cross Triathlon training on the beautiful Island of Lanzarote
Race Off Road invites you to escape with us to the sunny island of Lanzarote. Whilst it is a well-known location for road triathletes and cyclists, the off road potential of the island is often overlooked. We’ve spent months scouting the island for the best trails that offer the perfect physical and technical challenge for Cross triathletes. These trails are right on the doorstep from our base at the Occidental Mar Hotel in Costa Teguise (which happens to have a 50m pool onsite). The week will consist of a mix of structured sessions designed to give you an excellent boost of winter fitness (and some Vit D!)
This will be a varied week to include coaching across swimming, mountain biking and trail running, with some old fashioned hard work thrown in for good measure. The week is aimed at intermediate to advanced level cross triathletes with a good level of fitness. Experienced road triathletes with some mountain bike experience are also welcome. Please get in touch if you are not sure if this camp is suitable for you.
Prices are inclusive of airport transfers, accommodation, half board meals (breakfast and evening meal), facilities, coaching.
Prices do not include your flights, drinks, lunch and snacks, wellness centre treatments, bike hire/repair, any additional excursions outside of the camp schedule.
See our general camp terms and conditions here
Swim: The week includes coached swimming sessions and individual feedback on your technique.
Mountain bike: The terrain in Lanzarote is loose and rocky. Rides will be varied in length with a focus on building aerobic capacity and technical skills. There will be plenty of time for hard work, but also time to enjoy a café stop or two 😊
Trail running: There will be a mixture of run sessions to include social runs, long runs and interval sessions.
Other: The week will include recovery sessions focusing on exercises to prevent common injuries, core strength, muscle relaxation and stretching.
Coaching is provided by Doug Hall and Nicole Walters
The Occidental Lanzarote Mar is a fantastic Lanzarote sports hotel thanks to its peaceful and idyllic setting in Costa Teguise, one of the most exclusive areas in Lanzarote.
Its 442 impressive rooms have recently been refurbished and are designed to offer a comfortable and welcoming stay just a short walk away from the island’s beautiful beaches.
This Lanzarote family hotel is the perfect choice for the Race Off Road cross triathlon camp, thanks to its proximity to the trails and its onsite 50m pool. Also worth mentioning are the dining options, designed to satisfy the tastes of all guests, with a magnificent buffet restaurant and an exquisite à la carte restaurant, in addition to 4 bars (by the swimming pool and in the chill-out area).
This Lanzarote sports hotel also features a state-of-the-art gym and a sophisticated Wellness Centre with a variety of treatments offered.
Lanzarote Stage Race
For anyone wanting to double up, the Lanzarote Mountain Bike Stage Race is the 25th to the 28th of January from club La Santa. This is a 4 day, 4 stage MTB bike race through the lava fields and tracks of the island, with stage distances varying from 42km to 81km. The course is not overly technical but is one heck of a challenge. We will cover a lot of the stage race routes during the training camp so it will be excellent preparation for those wanting to take part. https://www.clublasanta.com/en/sports/events/4stagemtb/4-stage-mountain-bike-race-lanzarote
Bringing your bike vs Hiring
We would recommend that you bring your own MTB, however if you wish to hire a bike you must arrange this yourself prior to the camp. We would recommend that you use The Bike Station in Costa Teguise.
Please ensure that your bike is serviced and in full working condition prior to the camp. You will not be able to join the group rides if your bike is deemed unfit for purpose. Although there are well stocked bike shops on the Island it may be difficult to get specific parts for your MTB. Along with riding spares (innertube, pump, allen keys etc.) we also recommend bringing a spare rear mech hanger for your bike in case it is damaged during travel.
Draft Schedule (tbc)
|09:00||Bike check||Long steady ride with a café stop||Long trail run||Off road Tabeyesco hill climb challenge||Coached swim session||Easy MTB ride|
|10:00||Steady ride with some skills practise||Depart|
|11:00||Long MTB ride with café lunch stop|
|12:00||optional run along the seafront|
|15:00||Coached swim session||Coached swim session|
|17:00||Easy trail run|
|18:00||optional run along the seafront||Recovery / Activation session||Recovery / Activation session||Recovery / Activation session|
|19:00||Dinner and welcome||Dinner||Dinner||Dinner||Dinner||Dinner||Dinner|