Málaga training camp

by Michal Drapáč March. 04, 2017 775 views

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New season is quickly approaching so it is time for a brief info. Previous camp in Málaga was a big success so it´s time to go again. Poreč camp is ahead of us, all happy and eager to ride somewhere warm. But first let me show you a few photos from sunny Spain.

Ascend from Málaga to Cómpeta. (Málaga, Spain)

This area is well known for great training opportunities, especially for climbing lovers like me. Long 30km climbs aren´t something unusual.

Good pacing is vital for climbs that long. (Cómpeta, Spain)

As you can see, landscape is outstanding and people can enjoy the ride surrounded by mountains covered in snow while riding with your friends.

Hairpins that every cyclist have to love. (Cómpeta, Spain)

Riding from sea level to 1500 m.a.s.l. for 2 hours could be challenging but reward in the form of downhill is totally worth the effort. 

Colors are remarkable around there and sunny days almost countless. (Vinuela, Spain)

After long descend it´s time for flats and tempo riding to let legs recover. Next thing what cyclists love the most is coffee and cakes. Well, why not to stop for some during our 8 hour long ride.

Coffee stops are really good for chatting with new team members. (Vélez Málaga, Spain)

Obviously make some time to socialize is also very important. While having day off, sightseeing is pleasant task.

Overtraining is very dangerous and can destroy your season. (Nerja, Spain)

Motivation is a good thing but not too much. This can lead you to hell. When day off is over we have to pedal again and again to gain good endurance and stamina.

What a day off. Totally enjoyed good food and wandering around. (Málaga, Spain)

Now we´re happy to do what we like deeply, ride again. Weather didn´t let us down so no obstacles in progress.

One of many climbs of Vuelta y Espana. (Ardales, Spain)

Cycling is a lovely sport but like every other the pain is always nearby. To avoid or decrease pain in races you must spend long hours in saddle. But your rewards are great friends, new places discovered and plenty of experiences.

Villages surrounded by mountains are classic. (Andalúsia, Spain)

And that´s all for now. Next post will be possibly from Poreč training camp if time allow me to. Hope you enjoyed it and maybe found some inspiration for next trip.

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Maura Elko 2 years, 9 months ago

I love the last picture. Looks like a cool little town to explore!

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Michal Drapáč Replied to Maura Elko 2 years, 9 months ago

It is pretty small, so you wouldn´t need to much time

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Antonio Gil 2 years, 9 months ago

Next time you have to train in Portugal :-))

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Michal Drapáč Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 9 months ago

What part do you recommend? I´d like to do that if I´ll have a time to spare.

2 years, 9 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Michal Drapáč 2 years, 9 months ago

If you want to train mountain climbs you need to go to "Serra da Estrela" ou "Serra de Mondim de Basto". Alentejo is great for training just in flat roads.

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Michal Drapáč Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 9 months ago

Thanks for your recommendations

2 years, 9 months ago Edited
Jill Bahm 2 years, 9 months ago

Great story - I love the images and your comments about riding! Good for you to enjoy the views, food, and new friends while on your journey!

2 years, 9 months ago Edited
Michal Drapáč Replied to Jill Bahm 2 years, 9 months ago

Thanks a lot. It is my favorite thing to do, you can do something for your health and have fun at the same time.

2 years, 9 months ago Edited
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