Well not quite global yet, but looking to add an amazing training camp in Mallorca to the range of ZigZag Alive support.
Last week my good friend, fellow Bri Tri coach and founder of Box My Wheels Santi and I checked out a super possible base for setting up a training camp in Mallorca, next Spring. By checking out of course this had to include getting in as much swimming, cycling and running as possible over the few days we were there - as well as sampling all the food, coffee and cakes, ice creams, beer and pretty much anything else placed in front of us.
Santi and I both came away very excited about the possibilities. We have found an excellent hotel in Can Picafort, on the North East coast, that is geared up for an impressive range of activities. Just hours after arriving we were invited to join one of their regular Monday evening 5km runs along the seafront. A quick dip in the sea and on to sample the food at the hotel - all labelled to show the amount of calories, protein and fat for those who are meticulous about their intake.
The biggest highlight and fantastic draw is the cycling. We spent the next two days exploring routes to the mountains and took in some great long ascents and grin inducing descents.
Mallorca is already attracting something like 3 million people a year on cycling holidays and we could quickly see why. The views are stunning. The roads are well maintained and drivers respectful of cyclists. Again the hotel is superbly set up for cyclists with its own friendly mechanic and the biggest bike park I've ever seen.
And the hotel has a nice 25m outdoor pool we can use for swim coaching - either for squads or one to one and small group technique clinics.
This means that through Santi's Box My Wheels and the superb facilities, we can offer a complete package including either bike transportation or bike hire, lots of wonderful cycling routes as hard and long, scenic and enjoyable as anyone would want plus high quality coaching for those looking for an extra boost to their pre-season training.
We'll be sounding out our customers and other friends to figure out the best possible packages so if you have ideas, please get in touch - or use the comments box below. Its going to be great so watch this space!