JURA SPORTS’ SWITZERLAND & FRANCE TRAINING CAMPS ARE EXCLUSIVE AND TAILOR-MADE CYCLING EXPERIENCES.
WE MAKE CYCLING EPIC
Switzerland Cycling Camp
Switzerland is the cyclist’s heaven; from picturesque villages to amazing mountain views, riding in Switzerland is a fantastic challenge which will leave you with beautiful memories. Climbing every day on the Jura mountain chain, we will ride through vineyards with breathtaking views of Lake Geneva, and also ride in France and discover the amazing Jura countryside. Using the same roads as the Tour de France, Suisse and Romandie, we will ride like the pros in a fun but challenging weekend!
France Cycling Camp
Cycling in the Bugey region around the Col du Grand Colombier is as close as it gets to a Tour de France experience. Located only 1 hour away from Geneva, our camp is ideal for cyclists who enjoy rolling terrains and want to test themselves on Grand Tour mountain passes, whilst enjoying French culture in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The hairpin turns of the Col du Grand Colombier have become legendary in recent Tour de France history, why not come and experience those yourself?
Our weekend cycling tours aim to create a fun and relaxed atmosphere for athletes ranging from all abilities, whether you are competing in sportives or aim to climb your first mountain pass. The level is “intermediate”, with people usually training for a summer event or simply want to discover a beautiful area whilst training !
Our camp is a great opportunity to take the time to train, recover, and become stronger. We propose strength and conditioning sessions aimed specifically for cyclists, and also nutrition advice in order to enhance your bike performance but more importantly your general health. Our aim is to make our athletes stronger and full of energy, experiencing Switzerland and France in a unique way.
DAY 1: WARM UP & SCENERY
Meet and greet in the morning after airport pick up, we will have a casual lunch. It’s a good opportunity to meet the fellow athletes, and make sure that all your gear is ready.
We will start the camp with a 3 hour bike ride on beautiful country roads. Upon return, we head for a 60-minute strength & conditioning workout with plenty of stretching to build resistance for the upcoming days.
DAY 2: QUEEN STAGE
We start the day with a bang by going straight into strength and conditioning session, and prepare for the main event of the day; the queen stage!
With multiple mountain passes on the course, expect a challenging but rewarding ride. We will have lunch in a beautiful local restaurant, letting the good times soak in.
Upon return to the hotel, we will spend the necessary time to strengthen and stretch our muscles.
DAY 3: THE PEAK CHALLENGE
Starting the day with a one-hour conditioning session, aimed specifically for cyclists, we will make sure our muscles and joints are ready for the final day.
We head into the mountains again for our final ride. For the Switzerland camp, we climb the highest peak in the Jura; La Barillette. For the France camp, we will climb the famous “Grand Colombier”. We will do a fun “time trial” up the mountain to see who will bring home the king of the mountains jersey.
The accommodation offers the opportunity to train in truly amazing locations. Located near Geneva, our home stay has easy access from the airport.
Throughout the stay the dining will be in some of the best local restaurants and bistros with the chance to embrace the finest Swiss and French food & wine. Home cooking will also be part of the programme, to learn new recipes for sporty and healthy eating.
The focus is on well-being and so recovery is a key aspect. There will be plenty of rest and time for stretching, in order to be ready for the following day’s challenging stages.
CYCLING CAMP PREVIEWS
Switzerland Cycling Camp
France Cycling Camp
Great cycling camp! Perfect start into the upcoming “training period” to get ready for a race with a long & hilly bike course. Beautiful views, landscapes & scenery and great company. Very knowledgeable coach who can give you a lot of tips. Small group & very tailor-made pogramme. Very recommendable. Thank you very much, Thierry!
Nicole Righi, Switzerland
Great trainer (Thierry), awesome scenery, good food and nice people! The best way for me to prepare for my cycling-event in the French Alps. Recommend it to anyone, whatever your goal is. Thierry will be seeing more of me in the future!
Casper Wassenberg, Holland
It was my first experience of a training camp as I am preparing L’étape du tour. We had a great time over these 3 days. The organisation was perfect. Thierry found a great place near Lac du Bourget which is a perfect region for cycling. We had 3 great days of cycling (tough though) but Thierry always had a plan B to adjust the level if needed. Next to the cycling we spent some time on recovering / stretching, the accommodation was great. Thierry also prepared great food and we learned a lot of stuff about sport diet. Overall a great experience which will definitely make you progress.
Olivier Bougamont, Switzerland
I highly recommend Jura Sports and Thierry as a fab coach. I participated to the Bugey training weekend beginning June. We had 3 fantastic riding days, custom made to our prep to the upcoming Etape du Tour in July. Thierry did a perfect job in putting a program together adjusted to the level of each member of the group. Its not just about the ride, its also about the preparation to get there through personalized training and nutrition programs. the accommodation was great, the food was great, the group was great and Thierry managed to hold the whole thing together in a fantastic way. I am way fitter now than I have been and feel as ready as can be for the upcoming race! Thanks Thierry