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Pyrenees Running Holiday

Overview

Company: Embrace Sports
Coaches: In House
Start Date: 09/05/2019
End Date: 16/05/2019
Sports: Running
Location: France
Price from: £625

Details

Reserve your place on the May Pyrenees Running Holiday. The Pyrenees is one of the most amazing locations that a runner can experience. Well known worldwide for the famous Tour de France cycling Col’s, the Pyrenees hosts magical trail, valley, woodland and lake runs that complement the purity the sport. Our week will showcase not only the nature of these beautiful runs but will allow runners to visit historic towns as well as try their hand at cycling as an optional activity during the week.

This Package includes;

- Transfers
- Accommodation
- Training
- Coaching
- Embrace Coaches
- Catering
- Table wine

 

Running

Our locations were originally selected because of the beauty of the running routes that we discovered. The Algarve host’s breathtaking coastal tracks, woodland trail runs and flat beaches that span over 6km. The Pyrenees puts size into perspective as you are dwarfed when running by (or up!) the enormous surrounding cols.

We mix each week up to showcase the best of what each location has to offer. All our routes are suitable for a novice through to a championship runner. We normally run two sessions a day and will sit with you at the start of the week to go over what sessions will be most beneficial for you. With clear markings, hydration and Embrace leading the way, you will find the running not only challenging but very rewarding

Cycling

We admit we are a bit spoilt. That is when it comes to cycling at our training destinations! Two Tour of the Algarve (“Volta ao Algarve”) stages are 5min minutes up the road from our villas in Portugal. In France we are based near the foot of the Tourmalet in the Pyrenees.

The Algarve has been a popular destination for cyclists for many years as it offers a wide range of challenging mountain biking and road cycling routes. This includes the Monchique Mountains and the world famous The Tour of the Algarve. The tour is a major cycle race that happens in February and has been won by the likes of Alberto Contador (2009 & 2010) and Floyd Landis (2004). In fact, the fifth and final stage takes in the Monchique mountain ranges close to us.

Swimming

We position our accommodation as close to the training facilities as possible. Each one of our locations is in a short walking distance, if not a 5-10min drive. There are a number of quality indoor swimming pools at each location and a beautiful outdoor Olympic pool in the Algarve. We have built a relationship with each facility to give our guests access to our own private lanes.

Whenever possible we like to do as much open water swim training as we can. We find a lot of guests don’t have access to this back at home so we like to spend the time teaching open water techniques, drafting and getting a general feel for the open water. Because of the climate and locations of our destinations, open water swimming is in abundance.
Although the training week is about swimming in a new destination and experience the open water, we do spend a little bit of time with each guest covering swimming technique. We also hold a small workshop on the transition between swim & bike that can be fun!

Cross Training

Some of our guests come over to the Algarve to try their hand at a number of multisports. These may include tennis, golf, mountain biking, rowing, yachting, surfing, fishing as well as running, cycling and swimming. We are able to tailor a multisports holiday to suit the needs & tastes for almost anyone. We even offer corporate packages on request.

Some of our guests come over to the Algarve to try their hand at a number of multisports. These may include tennis, golf, mountain biking, rowing, yachting, surfing, fishing as well as running, cycling and swimming. We are able to tailor a multisports holiday to suit the needs & tastes for almost anyone. We even offer corporate packages on request.

 

Ability Level

No matter what your ability level is we design our training weeks to allow all shapes and sizes, age groups and ability levels to train with each other and share the same amazing experiences.

 

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