SIERRA NEVADA TRIATHLON 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 experiences. The sports complex features almost everything else needed for training and recovery. A 400m running track that can also be used for cycling, a 50m pool, indoor athletic track, several gyms, turbo trainers and courts for team sports.
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! Some highlights:
The Subida al Veleta: a 40 km climb to 3200m above sea level
Running on stunning roads and trails
Hard TT ride on the track
Recovery rides, hikes and swims.
Our support van will be accompanying us 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! Photos courtesy of C.A.R. Sierra Nevada
At an altitude of 2320m, the hotel and sports facilities offer a unique opportunity to experience the advantages and challenges of altitude training. We only recommend this camp to more advanced groups of triathletes 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.
- Granada is a must-see destination in Andalusia!
- Due to the altitude, temperatures can be low between Nov-Apr.
- Bike rentals are available.
- Please make sure you are prepared for altitude training!