GIRONA

Training Retreats by Attu Performance

Girona is home to many a professional athlete - and for good reason. If you’re looking for diverse terrain with immaculate roads and swimming, this Catalan gem is hard to beat.

Alongside our world-class athletes and their coaches, you will commit to the same program as the professionals as they prepare for their own season goals. This means joining their multiple training sessions each day along with the same scheduled rest periods and perfect nutrition.

Our Girona experience is like no other and centres around our very own home from home - a beautiful 12 bedroom private property nestled in a 100 acre estate in the foothills north of the city. Retaining many of its original features and newly renovated to the highest specification, this is the ideal base for your training. 

Based at the foot of the Mare de Deu del Mont, take your pick from big name climbs, rolling hills and demanding loops - not to mention abundant running trails and open water swimming spots.

A warm welcome awaits your return to the house each afternoon where you can relax and recover in style - sweeping mountain views, swimming pools and yoga studios are all on the menu. 

Speaking of which, the region’s finest food and drink is integral to the experience with our resident chef presenting a variety of freshly prepared meals to enjoy al fresco in beautiful surroundings.

Girona really is a paradise for training - join one of our many regular Training Retreats hosted at our unique accommodation throughout the year for the ultimate training experience.


Dates

In 2019, Training Retreats by Attu Performance are by invitation only.

  • Sat 22 – Sat 29 June 2019 - with Cam Wurf, Lucy Charles-Barclay, Reece Barclay

  • Sat 24 – Sat 31 August 2019 - with Cam Wurf


Highlights

  • Train, eat and relax accompanied by world-class athletes and coaches

  • Explore this diverse and beautiful region with long mountain climbs, rolling countryside hills, gravel tracks and coastal loops

  • Improve your open-water swimming with coaching sessions in the nearby Lake of Banyoles

  • Tackle local favourite climbs such as Rocacorba, Mare de Deu del Mont, Els Angels

  • Relax and recover in style at our exclusive private accommodation - complete with swimming pool, yoga studio, spa treatments and more

  • Indulge in world famous Catalan cuisine with our resident chef


What’s included

  • Expertly crafted daily training sessions led by world-renowned coaches

  • Fully supported a leading service including guides, mechanics and vehicle support

  • All food and drink, lunches and coffee stops

  • Pre-loaded GPS devices if you prefer not to bring your own

  • Transfers, accommodation, laundry, all meals and alcoholic drinks (within reason)

Please note:

  • Top of the range triathlon bikes are available to hire at an additional fee equating to €150/day of your trip

  • Travel insurance is not included but appropriate cover is mandatory for all guests

  • Flights and on-trip staff gratuities are not included


Training Schedule

  • Over the course of the week we will train between 30 and 40 hours depending on the group and conditions;

    • 5 swims: 2x intervals, 2x endurance, 1x technique-focused

    • 5 rides: 1x endurance, 1x TT-focused, 1x climbing-focused, 2x active recovery

    • 5 runs; 2x Fartlek, 1x long, 1x tempo

  • Please see our FAQs for more information on our trip difficulties


Practical information

  • Arrival day: transfers are provided from Girona airport or city centre. A morning arrival is advised to ensure you can take part in the first afternoon of riding.

  • Departure day: transfers are provided to Girona airport or city centre. A late afternoon or evening flight is advised to ensure you can take part in the last morning of riding.

  • Flights: we recommend only booking your flights once your trip is confirmed to go ahead, or at least booking flexible or refundable tickets

  • What to bring: Training apparel including full cycling clothing and accessories including helmet, shoes and pedals.

  • If bringing your own bike, please ensure it is fully serviced with fresh tyres and brake pads. We will provide laundry when possible but we advise bringing at least three complete riding outfits.

  • There is no dress code for evenings - we want you to feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible.


Pricing

  • Full week - 8 days / 7 nights:

    • Single occupancy: €8,000 per person

    • Double occupancy: €7,000 per person*

*Double occupancy must be booked in pairs, sharing either a double or twin room

Please note:

  • Payment will be made via WeTravel

  • All prices are shown and paid in Euros, your bank’s conversion rates will apply if this is not your account’s default currency

  • If your account’s default currency is Euros, you will have the option of paying via SEPA direct debit. Otherwise, payment will be made via credit card.

  • You will be asked to select the specific date of your trip at the “participant information” stage - please do so carefully

  • There are a number of other personal details that are mandatory to submit ahead of booking, otherwise you can return to the booking area to complete non-mandatory information such as arrival/departure details, bike hire sizing, etc. at a later date. 

  • We do not recommend you book your flights until we have confirmed that the trip is going ahead

  • Please get in touch if you have any questions or problems throughout this process: hello@attu.club

 

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Photography by @anttonmiettinen