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SunVelo

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SunVelo

Venue Details

Name:SunVelo
Location:Playa de Muro, Mallorca
Phone:01432 860609
Sports:Cycling

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Summary

Introduction

 

SunVelo are leaders in cycling holidays and training camps based in the north of Mallorca in Playa de Muro, using two adjacent 4 star resort style hotels situated within 200 meters of the beach that back on to the stunning S'Albufera nature reserve.

They offer self guided or guided tours and training camp style rides. They believe that group riding gives the cyclist good discipline and greater efficiency but individuals can ride alone. There are four levels of daily rides; leisure, touring, sportive endurance and performance. You can see more about each level by going to "Training Facilities".

SunVelo prides itself on focusing on an individual's cycling objectives, offering a variety of different daily expert led guided rides for all levels of cyclist from novice to serious competitive racer. Alastair Irvine; multiple Commonwealth Games medalist and former professional racer heads the riding programme with an expert team - all of which are either qualified cycling coaches, CTC or Skyride nationally certified group ride leaders.

SunVelo is supported by sister company Sunsport Coaching that provides a sports lab set up for full metabolic fitness assessment and VO2 max testing. As well as offering full spring and autumn seasons, SunVelo also acts as the leading tour operator for the growing in popularity Mallorca 312 and 167 sportives taking place the last weekend of April each year.

SunVelo also operate SunTri, a company offering triathlon training camps in Mallorca

Whilst most riders stay for the week, starting on a Saturday and departing the following Saturday, flexible packages are available allowing you the opportunity to stay for a long weekend or just 4 nights.

If you take the Self Guided option you can always buy a day ticket to ride with the groups. This gives you greater flexibility about your training and we think this is a very good idea by SunVelo, meaning you can dip in and out of group rides as the mood takes you (or perhaps depending on how your legs feel after yesterday's ride!).

SunVelo have a large proportion of returning, satisfied cyclists and over 25% of these are women.

  Book with Confidence. Sunvelo are a member of ABTA which means you have the benefit of ABTA’s assistance and Code of Conduct. Sunvelo provide full financial protection for your money.


Travel

 

By Air: Palma Mallorca airport, 40 km away, is served by both low cost and national airlines

Transfers: Direct airport transfers can be arranged and are more effective
Shuttle buses are also available but will take longer.

Car Hire: To redeem your Special Discount via our partners, Rhino Car Hire, click here ….


Accommodation

 

Playa de Muro transforms from an attractive beach resort in the summer months to what is becoming known as "Mallorca's bike mile" during the spring and autumn cycling season with a variety of cycling shops and cafes supporting the visiting Lycra clad community.

Accommodation is located at;

The 4 star Viva Blue Hotel
All bookings are for half board covering a varied breakfast and a choice of evening meals. Each apartment holds 2 -4 people and has a well stocked kitchenette.

For more details about Viva Blue, please see ....

The 4* Prinsotel La Dorada
The accommodation consists of 5 apartment buildings all located next the protected nature reserve of S'Alubfera and only 2 minute walk to the beach at Playa de Muro.

Both hotels are adjacent to each other.


Training Facilities

Sports Science Centre

 

Testing is based on cycling performance and provides an excellent opportunity to gain a baseline fitness assessment whilst taking part in a training camp. You have the opportunity to work with a cycling coach and use the very latest equipment to undertake full VO2 Max, threshold and metabolic analysis of their current fitness level, potential and relative strengths and weaknesses.


Cycling Packages

 

The 4 types of cycling packages available are;

SELF GUIDED GROUPS
You choose your own schedule, routes etc
You can purchase day tickets to join a guided tour as and when

RACING AND TRAINING GROUPS
Rides will typically cover 130 to 160 km a day
The groups will work to a structured program
The rides cover varied terrain
This offers coordinated close group riding

SPORTIVE AND DISTANCE
Regulated even pace, to develop core strength & permit recovery
Practice close proximity riding in a group
Coffee & lunch stops in some most attractive towns/villages

TOURING GROUPS
Typically ride 75 - 115 km day
A chance to discover rural Mallorca at a more leisurely pace
Riders are grouped together based on ability but also similar interests, emphasising the social aspect of these rides.


Coaching

 

All the group lead riders are qualified level 3 CTC ride leader certified.

Alastair Irvine

 

Alastair is a qualified coach and had been Northern Ireland's Performance Director, Team Manager and team selector. Alastair has been leading cycling groups for more than 10 years and has over 20 years of first hand knowledge of the Mallorca roads

Alastair has been Irish Road race and Time Trial champion and also won medals at the Commonwealth Games. He has medalled at Cyclo Cross, MTB and track too. 


David

 

He is a qualified Association of British Cycling Coach, has a diploma in Exercise Physiology and a Diploma in Sports Science.

David is involved with the Sportive and Distance groups.

He competes in the UK Masters road races.


Sigi

 

He is a qualified cycling coach. He lead speed cycling groups for Max Hurzeler for 9 years both around Mallorca and Europe. Sigi can lead both Road and MTB rides.

Sigi is involved in the Racing and Training Groups


Steffi

 

She holds German A licence for triathlon coaching. She is also a qualified strength and conditioning coach.

Steffi is a full time Triathlete, as well as a coach, for both Ironman and Half Ironman events. 


Tomeu

 

He is a local Islander and is proud to pass on that knowledge. Tomeu is a qualified masseur which enables Sunvelo to offer massages after days in the saddle.

Tomeu is an experienced touring and sportive rider, is a former triathlete and youth swimming champion


Training Camps

 

The training camp dates and prices represent cycling training camps arriving Saturday and leaving the following Saturday. However, all the camps are flexible; you need to stay a minimum of 4 nights and are welcomed to stay as long as you wish.

Daily rates and other options are covered in the camp details below.

 

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Reviews

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Reviewed by Crystal
On 15-May-2017 16:1:03

Comments:  Can't say enough great things about SunVelo! Alison, Alastair, Sam, Taff, Dave, Aksel, Roger, Lance, Val, Steve, Peter, everyone there were hilarious, fun and always delivered me safely to cake. For 17 days I was in SunVelo heaven and it wasn't long enough. I'm now a roadie convert and it's all your fault. You're the best and I can't wait to come back! Sincerely, the forever guest Crystal.
Reviewed by Terrell
On 15-May-2017 16:1:29

Comments:  Excellent week of riding with SunVelo. Their guides are experienced and know the area very well. We rode on roads with minimal traffic that were far from the beaten path that the really big groups ride. They have groups for all goals and abilities, you don't need to worry about the ride being to easy or to difficult. I'm looking forward to riding with them again.
Reviewed by Lori
On 15-May-2017 16:1:49

Comments:  We took a group of 22 riders of all ages and abilities, some wanted high level training, some great rides with a G&T to finish. Sun Velo catered for all our needs accommodation, transfers, rides, special requests. I have not had a single negative comment from the group, which is amazing with s group of this size. Sun Velo you made this trip a memorable and fabulous break Thanks to you all
Reviewed by Rob
On 15-May-2017 16:1:51

Comments:  Great bunch of people and very helpful with the Mallorca312 sportive. Sorry I couldn't spend my time with you guys but was full of cold and just happy to get round. See you next year (if not before!)
Reviewed by Shaun
On 15-May-2017 16:1:15

Comments:  My first time with SunVelo and Mallorca. Loved every painful minute of it. Thanks to all the team for all the support and laughs in the build up to the 312, and all the cyclists I met along the way. Highly recommended
Reviewed by Peter
On 15-May-2017 16:1:30

Comments:  Thank you all at Sun Velo for a fantastic week cycling and discovering more beautiful parts of Mallorca. I look forward to returning again soon to experience the comprehensive package Sun Velo offer. The best cycling holiday I can thoroughly recommend.
Reviewed by Rob
On 15-May-2017 16:1:51

Comments:  Thank you for Another great few days of cycling in the sun with great people. Pushed hard all the way and felt tired on the plane back but what a buzz. See you in the spring.
Reviewed by Ady
On 15-May-2017 16:1:11

Comments:  Just back from our 4th annual trip to Majorca with Sun Velo. Service, bikes, hotel, routes, leaders all excellent. Will be back next year if not before.
Reviewed by Jo
On 15-May-2017 16:1:32

Comments:  We had an fantastic holiday cycling with Sunvelo! The real beauty of the company is that it gives you the opportunity to ride at different levels, moving between groups or even having a #sunvelorebel moment and splitting away depending on how you are feeling and what you want to achieve. Riding with the brilliant Alistair made our holiday, he was everything a guide should be friendly, helpful, incredibly knowledgeable and a brillliant cyclist. He encouraged and supported us and also shared his tips and techniques which have already helped my cycling, Lots of friendly people and a great relaxed feel whilst still riding in tight efficient groups. We saw some amazing places, off the beaten track and enjoyed the social side of Sunvelo too. We will be back!!
Reviewed by Christine
On 15-May-2017 16:1:46

Comments:  Thank you to SunVelo for a wonderful Holiday! All aspects of our visit far exceeded our expectations; great cycling, great bikes, excellent food with insane amount of options, perfect location for accommodations and best of all, amazing and fun ride leaders. We can't wait to return!!
Reviewed by Susan
On 15-Dec-2015 09:0:22

Comments:  Just back from our weeks cycling. Great island, well organised rides, knowledgeable guides. Lots of laughter as well as lots of cycling. Hope to do it again next year.
Reviewed by Hubb
On 23-Nov-2015 16:0:50

Comments:  Exceptional experience all round !
Reviewed by Paddy
On 23-Nov-2015 16:0:17

Comments:  abulous 2 weeks cycling, really well organised, best routes , tough technical , varied and great fun. Highly recommended .
Reviewed by Gitte
On 23-Nov-2015 16:0:43

Comments:  Wunderful tours,great leader/guide. Großartige Touren mit super Betreuung. Sehr zu empfehlen!!
Reviewed by Great week of cycling. Can't wait to return
On 23-Nov-2015 16:0:09

Comments:  Great week of cycling. Can't wait to return
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