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Cycling holidays: Try out a top-notch sports resort

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31 May 2019
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This feature first appeared in Cyclist magazine and was produced in association with Club La Santa 

Lanzarote lies 78 miles off the coast of Africa. A four-hour flight from Heathrow, it enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine a year, is packed with spectacular roads and climbs, and home to the prestigious Club La Santa resort.

Based on the island’s northwest coast, this sports and activity holiday resort offers breaks for everyone from cyclists, runners and triathletes to families looking to enjoy a break that puts fun, adventure and fitness at the heart of their holiday.

With three 50-metre swimming pools, a wealth of luxury accommodation, restaurants and bars, a wellness centre, plus an army of expert coaches and quality equipment, it really can meet your every need.

For cyclists, Club La Santa hosts regular dedicated bike weeks and training camps throughout the year.

Catering for all types of ability and cycling preference, these offer group rides and training experiences for anyone looking to improve their fitness and riding skills.

And when we say all types, we really do mean all types, ranging from its Summer Triathlon Camp With Families In Mind in August, to its Seniors’ Bike Week in September and its Mountain-Bike Week in December.

It even hosts breaks that centre around competitions like the IronMan 70.3 Lanzarote in October, and the Volcano Triathlon in May.

And don’t worry about having to haul your own bike, as Club La Santa can spare you the hassle.

In fact, its Bike Centre has a fleet of over 450 Cannondale bikes and stocks everything from high-end carbon road bikes with Di2 shifting, to mountain bikes, E-bikes and even TT bikes should you fancy working on your time-trialling chops while you’re out there.

With near year-round sunshine, Lanzarote is also a superb destination for winter riding.

With weather that’s even more reliably warmer and drier than you’ll find in many parts of the Mediterranean, it makes Club La Santa an ideal destination for early season training.

And the structured programmes of the Andy Cook Bike Weeks in January offer the ideal opportunity to prepare for the season ahead amid Lanzarote’s sun-baked volcanic landscape. See clublasanta.co.uk to discover more.

Book today at Club La Santa for free bike hire, free group coaching, fitness classes, organised activities for kids, over 80 sports and activity facilities, 400 apartments, 96 suites and much more!