C.A.R. Sierra Nevada
The Centro de Alto Rendimiento is a hotel and sports facilities combined. It belongs to Higher Council of Sports – Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport.
At C.A.R. the focus is on training. From the athlete-friendly food offered in the restaurant to the quietness needed for recovery and sleep. Here you train with and like the professional cycling teams.
The mountainous scenery is truly breathtaking and inspiring and caters for great cycling experiences. The sports complex features almost everything else needed for training and recovery. A 400m running track that can also be used for cycling, a 50m pool, several gyms, turbo trainers and courts for team sports.
Furthermore, C.A.R. offers on-site medical assistance, test labs, a sauna area with recovery baths and even a DIY laundry service.
This training camp is not for the faint-hearted but if you ever wondered how it would be to live and train like a pro cyclist this is your change! You will be clocking up the climbing meters at a fast rate while experiencing the wonderful views. Our coaches will guide and support you on those rides through the mountains. Some examples:
- The Subida al Veleta: a 40 km climb to 3200m above sea level
- Ride parts of classic Vuelta de Espana stages
- Hard TT ride on the track
- Recovery rides, hikes and swims.
Our cycling support van will be accompanying us on all the rides. In case of mechanical (or other) breakdowns, solutions are always at hand. Fancy only riding the descents one day? No problem, we have you covered with our van!
“At an altitude of 2320m, the hotel and sports facilities offer a unique possibility to experience the advantages and challenges of altitude training. We recommend this camp for more advanced teams and cyclists and advice to add a few days for acclimatisation to the altitude.”
- Nearest airport is Granada (40 km)
- Alternative airport is Málaga (144 km)
- Bike rentals available
- Granada is a must-see destination in Andalusia
It is important to bring warm cycling outfits as it can be cold at high altitude, especially in the mornings. Arm and leg warmers are ideal. We would also advice to bring suncream and a pair of good, UV filtering cycling sunglasses.