Gran Fondo Cambrils Park cyclosportive
Saturday April 1st 2017
The Gran Fondo Cambrils Park is fast becoming one of the top events on the Spanish cycling calendar.
Born in 2014 and headquartered at the incredible Gran Fondo Cambrils Park Sport Village, the event started with just 600 riders on a single route. In 2015 Canyon Spain stepped in with sponsorship and participation jumped to just over a thousand riders on two different routes. In 2016 the event evolved to include 3 different routes, headline sponsorship from Canyon International, 2100 riders from all over Europe and a kids sportive held within the Sport Village “Canyon Kids” with sponsorship from both Canyon and Decathlon.
For 2017 the event upgrades to Gran Fondo status, 3,500 riders and will have 2 different routes -:
The Escaladei – 122Km (77 miles) with a positive gain of 1700m (5500ft)
The Montsant – 184Km (115 miles) with a positive gain of 2900m (9500 ft)
The Gran Fondo Cambrils Park is an open road event with traffic control, each route has traffic controlled by the local police and a team of volunteers that you will find on each junction to ensure your safety. Each route has feed stations, mechanical assistance and full medical support.
Although this is a non-competitive event, each participant is equipped with
a race number that has an integrated timing chip, on each route there are
timed sections for both climbs and sprints.
Each participant will receive a Gran Fondo Cambrils Park Jersey and goody bag, medal and certificate of participation and on arrival at Gran Fondo Cambrils Park Sport Village the ubiquitous Pasta Party!
A Cycling Experience is the Gran Fondo Cambrils Park official UK tour operator for this event.
The Ride Zone
Gran Fondo Cambrils Park is held in one of the most spectacular cycling areas in Europe, The Costa Daurada, incorporating the Priorat, Montsant National Park and Prades Mountains. An area well known to professional cycling teams such as Giant-Alpecin and Team Wiggins who hold their pre-season training camps in the area. The Gran Fondo routes cover several climbs that have been included in both the Vuelta de España and the Volta de Catalunya so you’ll be pedaling in the tracks of such names as Contador, Froome, Degenkolb & Sir Bradley Wiggins.
The interior of the Costa Daurada has thousands of kilometres of perfectly surfaced, traffic free secondary roads, which makes it a cyclist’s paradise. Add in the spectacular scenery, exceptional climate and world famous gastronomy and you’ll just want to keep coming back for more.
Montsant | Long
Escaladei | Short
Gran Fondo Cambrils Park Resort
Cyclists and companions will be accommodated in the 4*Superior Mediterrània Apartments at Gran Fondo Cambrils Sport Village. The complex covers an area of 19 hectares of landscaped gardens, with swimming pools, bars and restaurants, gymnasium, spa, multisport centre and bike station with mechanical service, wash points, cycling guides and secure bike storage, all just a stone’s throw from the golden sandy beaches of the Mediterranean coast.
All rooms have en-suite bathroom, twin/double beds, flat screen tv, air conditioning and central heating. Each apartment has 2 or 3 bedrooms with central living area, kitchenette, flat screen tv and wireless internet plus a furnished garden or terrace.
Accommodations are Full or Half Board, with meals served in the buffet restaurant.
On the day of the Canyon, the buffet breakfast will be open from 6am so you can stack up the carbs before hitting the hills.
The Costa Daurada is well served by two airports, the first being Reus which has flights from the UK, Ireland and Holland with Ryanair, and is just 15 minutes from Cambrils Park Sport Village. The second is Barcelona International Airport with multiple daily flights from all over the World, well served by the low cost carriers in Europe and just one hour’s drive from the Sport Village.
Airport transfers can be arranged at time of booking, depending on group size, and car hire is easily available and not expensive.
- Bike hire
- Laundry Service
- Secure Bike Room with Alarm
- Special Food
- Basic Repair Service
- Bike Transfers
Packages from £175 per person + transfers & flights
3 Nights Package
Thursday 30th March to Sunday 2nd April 2017
Including guided ride on Friday 31st March
Sportive entry pack
Canyon bike test ride on Sunday 1st April
Single room occupancy in a (2 or 3 bedroom) 4*superior Mediterrania apartment from £235 per person
Twin share in a (2 or 3 bedroom) 4* superior Mediterrania apartment from £175 per person
Prices inclusive of sales and tourist tax
Extras: flights, transfers, extra nights, full board, bike hire