The Col Collective

An Intro to the Dolomites

Tour Overview

We’re proud to offer you a truly fantastic week of cycling in the Austrian Alps and Dolomites using all of the local knowledge and experience from our partners at InfoCrank to bring you the most picturesque roads this fabulous region has to offer. As well as the rides and glorious mountain views this week you’ll have the chance to learn more about all aspects of your riding, from pacing with power to nutrition, training, recovery and much more.

WHO’S IT FOR?

This week is for those who want to explore and experience the Alps and Dolomites whilst enhancing all aspects of their mountain riding. Our aim for this camp is to give the fit cyclist confidence in the high mountains and enable you to tackle more than one climb in a day, surrounded by one of the most stunning backdrops in the world with full support from The Col Collective and InfoCrank.


Dates & Prices

Capturing the spirit of the Dolomites and Austrian Alps we’ll be hosting one Intro to the Dolomites tour in 2018, supported by The Col Collective and InfoCrank.

DATES:

19th - 26th May 2018 (7 nights)

PRICES:

€3150 - based on twin share accommodation, includes our exclusive Col Collective mountain essentials kit bag worth over €850! See ‘what’s included’ for details.

Single supplements available. Please contact us in advance to confirm pricing.

10% discount for non-riding partners.

5% discount for group bookings of 3 or more.

InfoCrank Rental Package:

€3350 - for only €200 more than the regular package you can rent an InfoCrank for your bike. It will be installed on the arrival day giving you the opportunity to fully test it and learn about pacing with accurate power throughout the week. At the end of the tour you’ll have the option to simply return the crank or purchase it at a preferential rate of €1159.

InfoCrank Premium Package:

€4025 - As per our regular package plus your own InfoCrank power meter and help with your training before the tour through MYPOWER. This package also includes a Verve Cycling Pro bib and jersey set. Valued at €4750 this package gives a saving of €725 over the regular price.


What’s Included

  • 7 nights traditional Tyrollean / Dolomite hotel accommodation based on a twin share basis.
  • Personal airport collection and transfers from Innsbruck airport.
  • Breakfast and dinner including beer, wine and soft drinks with evening meal.
  • Food, snacks and drinks on the road during rides.
  • Fully guided and supported rides with Mike and The Col Collective / InfoCrank teams.
  • TORQ nutrition energy products with guidance on fuelling on and off the bike.
  • TORQ recovery shake plus post ride snacks and hydration.
  • Professional photos capturing the spirit of your time with The Col Collective and InfoCrank in the mountains.
  • Words of wisdom, help, advice and education throughout the week.
  • Coach’s corner evening sessions on cycling performance.
  • Free wifi
  • Access to the spa (where available).
  • Additional train fares (if needed).

The Col Collective premium mountain essentials kit bag worth over €850!
We are very proud to be able to offer a truly exceptional package from our partners to help you in every area of your cycling. This kit includes:

  • The Col Collective cycling kit* (jersey and shorts) manufactured by Mavic (€260)
  • Lezyne roadside essentials* (€75)
  • Scicon custom kit bag* (€120)
  • Exposure Lights Trace and TraceR custom Col Collective light kit* (€135)
  • Muc-Off Ultra Endurance, Recovery, Chamois Cream and Hydrodynamic lube (€100)
  • TORQ nutrition pack to allow you to fuel properly and scientifically throughout the week (€100)
  • 6 months free access on all new subscriptions to The Sufferfest training app to help you get ready for the mountains (€60)

* The Col Collective Limited Edition

PLUS! Access to preferential Col Collective partner pricing**

  • 25% off Mavic wheel systems and rider equipment up to €2,000 (€500 saving).
  • 25% off selected Scicon products. Available in advance if needing to buy a bike box or bag to travel.
  • 20% off Muc-Off.
  • 15% off InfoCrank and access to their MyPower training suite (€240 saving). Available in advance if wishing to fit the InfoCrank prior to cycling tour.

** Limitations may apply and can be confirmed prior to booking.

For 2018 we’re currently working on the full contents of our mountain essentials kit bag. Some items may change subject to availability but the value will be equivalent, or more, than quoted.


What’s not included

  • Your flights and travel arrangements
  • Bike hire. Please contact us to arrange if required
  • Travel and personal insurance
  • Mini bar drinks at the hotel bar
  • Additional sustenance outside of what’s listed above
  • Massage (can be arranged as an optional extra)

Itinerary

THE WEEK IN BRIEF > Our full itinerary will be online during the week of December 4th.

Day 1 - Arrival and pick up from Innsbruck airport.
Day 2 - Today we head out to take a look at part of the 2018 World Championship road racing course with coaching on pacing, gearing, climbing and descending.
Day 3 - The famous Brenner pass crossing from Austria to Italy. Experience the beauty of South Tirol and first glimpses of the Italian Dolomites.
Day 4 - With amazing views of the Dolomites today we have 85km featuring the beautiful Passo Mendola and Gampen Pass.
Day 5 - After 3 days today we’re going to have an easier day riding to Brixen to recover and get ready for tomorrow.
Day 6 - Our Queen stage of the week, the fabulous Sella Ronda loop featuring the Passo Gardena, Campolongo, Pordoi and Costalunga.
Day 7 - Final ride out of the Dolomites back to Austria featuring the Jaufen Pass and Brenner Pass.
Day 8 - Departure and return to Innsbruck.

There will be plenty of options throughout the week to either add or subtract climbs depending on how you’re feeling so rest assured we’re here to look after you.


Day 1 to 8

Detailed day schedule to be confirmed.


Full details of hotels and accommodation will be online during the week of December 4th.

Booking Terms

Please complete the below booking request form so that we can start working with you to confirm your Col Collective cycling tour. We’ll give you a call or send you an email with more details, also prior to booking we can answer any questions that you may have. Once you’re happy and have confirmed the booking we ask for 30% of the full price of the tour at this time, with the remaining balance paid in full 8 weeks before the tour. Changes and cancellations are detailed in our terms and conditions.

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to welcoming you to the Dolomites!

Ride safe,

Mike Cotty


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