SIERRA NEVADA CYCLING CAMP ****
The Centro de Alto Rendimiento (C.A.R.) is a hotel and sports facilities combined. It belongs to Higher Council of Sports – Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport. At C.A.R. the focus is on training. From the athlete-friendly food offered in the restaurant to the quietness needed for recovery and sleep. Here you train with and like professional athletes from various sports.
The mountainous scenery is truly breathtaking and inspiring and caters for great cycling training. The sports complex features almost everything else needed for training and recovery; a pool, gyms, turbo trainers, recovery and an outdoor running track that can also be used for cycling. Furthermore, C.A.R. offers on-site medical assistance, test labs, a sauna area with recovery baths and even a DIY laundry service.
This training camp location is not for the faint-hearted but if you ever wondered how it would be to live and train like a pro athlete this is your change! Most rides in the Sierra Nevada are tough but doable. For instance the Subida al Veleta, which is a great 40 km climb to 3200m above sea level featuring the highest paved road in Europe. Higher than this you won't be able to ride in Europe.
For amateur teams, our support van will be accompanying you on all the rides. In case of mechanical (or other) breakdowns, solutions are always at hand. Fancy only riding the descents one day? No problem, we have you covered with our van!
Several photos courtesy of C.A.R. Sierra Nevada
At an altitude of 2320m, the hotel and sports facilities offer a unique possibility to experience the advantages and challenges of altitude training. We only recommend this camp to well-trained cycling teams and advice to add a few days to your training camp for acclimatisation to the altitude.”
Nearest airport is Granada Airport at 40 km. Find your flight connections to Granada here. Alternative airports are Málaga Airport with many international connections (distance 180 km) and Almería Airport at 200 km.
- If wished, one of our multilingual camp coordinators will remain onsite during the camp.
- Due to the altitude, temperatures can be low between Nov-Apr.
- Granada is a great city to visit on a relaxed day!
- Bike rentals are available.