Iceland Camp

Power Training Camp in Iceland: Training and Vacationing in the Midnight Sun!

June 10-16, 2017
Keflavik, Iceland


Camp type:
  • Training vacation: Come ride with us in the unique and surreal Island of Iceland
  • Mid-Intensity paced rides with some high intensity for the “A” group.
  • 40 to 80 miles / 3 to 5 hours of daily riding (pace groups dependent on ability of riders)
  • Afternoon Tourist activities each day!  Not just riding, but we also take you to the best spots in Iceland to visit.
Cost:
  • Double Occupancy: $3499 
  • Non-riding Spouse: $2699
  • Single Occupancy Upgrade: Additional $475/week
  • Additional Night: $175/night
  • Alumni Campers: $100 Discount
  • SAVE $100 if deposit paid by January 31, 2017
  • Optional Self-Pay Services* (see below details)

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Who should attend:
  • Fast recreational cyclists and above.  We’ll ride 16+mph each day. (it’s mainly flat in Iceland)
  • Anyone that would love to visit Iceland and ride their bikes too!  A great week of fun training and vacationing.
  • Cyclists eager to learn more about Power training. We’ll have some classroom sessions and power file analysis throughout the week.
  • Cyclists seeking performance improvement in a gran fondo, event, or category racing
  • Cyclists able to ride for extended periods of time at 16 mph and above

Ride the beautiful and surreal terrain of Iceland

This is an incredible opportunity to ride your bicycle around some of the most unique terrain in the world.   Interested in going to an exotic location to ride, but love the comforts of a first world country that’s only a 5-hour direct flight from Washington, DC?   Then Iceland is your place.  We’ll stay in great hotels, eat some amazing food, travel to some of the classic “must-see” Icelandic locations, like the Blue Lagoon and take you on a special trip to “the beginning of the world”, that is a secret location only known to a couple hundred people.   We’ll even do a “Midnight Sun” ride one night, since it’s “light” 24 hours a day there in the summer!

The goal of this cycling camp is of course to improve your cycling with some great coaching by Hunter Allen and his coaches, along with focusing on improving your ride skills and techniques, as well as, group riding techniques and strategies.  You will learn the basics of training with power and HR and perceived exertion training.  Iceland is a quiet place with only 350,000 inhabitants and quiet roads that are perfect for cycling.   Iceland is cool in the summer with the temperatures only reaching upper 70’s,  has incredible scenery,  all the modern conveniences, incredibly friendly people, nice roads and it’s like “Yellowstone” everywhere with Geothermal vents spouting on the sides of the roads throughout the countryside.  


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Some places you’ll visit:
Secret trip to “The beginning of the world”    Shhhh. So secret we can’t tell you about it.

General Camp Information:

Lodging & Accommodations:
You will be staying at different locations throughout the country, including some of the most picturesque areas of Iceland.  

Arrival/departure:
Flights directly to Reykjavik (Keflavik airport) depart daily from multiple locations in the US.  Check out www.icelandair.com for details.  It’s an easy flight and Iceland Air is refreshingly upscale with excellent service.   We will pick you up at the airport.  Just let us know your flight schedule.

Arrivals:
Check-in for the camp begins at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday June 10 at the Hotel Jazz, Keflavik, Iceland.  http://www.hoteljazz.is/  Please make arrangements to arrive at the airport sometime before 6pm on Saturday June 10th.   

Returns:
Camp ends on Friday June 16th.  We’ll have you back in either Reykjavik by 1pm and you can decide what you’d like to do from there.  Hang out in Reykjavik for a day and see the sights?  Maybe you’d like to rent a car and travel around a little more?   It’s up to you!   We suggest you rent a car (we will help you arrange and get you a special rate), spend the day in Reykjavik and then head out for a little adventure to some of the sights we didn’t see. 

If you want to fly home on the 16th of June, we’ll make sure you arrive at the Keflavik airport in time!  

What is included in your camp package:
  • 6 Nights lodging: Accommodation at some pretty cool locations in Iceland!
  • 6 Days in hotel continental breakfast (we’ll make you breakfast a couple days!)
  • 6 Chef-prepared lunches
  • 6 Dinners: Combined in hotel and optional evening outside venues
  • Transport to and from hotels daily.  Some days, we’ll ride to the next hotel, other days, we’ll ride and shuttle to the next one.
  • Ride Support for all camp rides (we’ll have a SAG vehicle each day)
  • Daily Ride Nutrition and Hydration
  • Two education seminars, on-bike skills, power file reviews, and advanced learning by the PCG team
  • Don’t have a power meter for camp, but interested in trying one? Let us know and we can get you a loaner power meter to try during the camp and will be offering great deals at the end of camps. Email us: info@peakscoachinggroup.com
  • Entry into the Blue Lagoon
  • If you will not be renting a vehicle on your own, please be sure to send your travel itinerary to us so that we may arrange to pick you up

Food:
We’ll have some great meals for you each day, including plenty of Icelandic seafood.  We even will have our own 5-star chef with us for many of the days (he’s a darn good cyclist too!).  Let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.

Rides:
Our daily routes traverse much of the southern area of Iceland.  We’ll ride around the Grindavik area to see some of the classic lava fields of Iceland, then we’ll head a little north to the beautiful Hvalfjordur fjord where you’ll get some climbing in and want to stop every 2 miles to take photos.   We’ll begin our trek east as we ride on some quiet roads getting closer and closer to the Skaftafell Glacier, stopping at some beautiful waterfalls along the way.   We’ll ride onward to our secret location at the “beginning of the world” and then make our trek back west with our Midnight Sun ride beginning at 11pm and riding through the midnight hour!  We will perform optional power tests and teach on-road skills throughout the week, to include various forms of rotating pace lines, corners, staying upright in surprising conditions, and much more!

Downtime:
While your days will be action-packed with breakfast, riding, and evening dinners,  we have planned some great locations to visit and explore.  Each day, we will be visiting a special location along with our great riding and make sure you have time to relax as well. There will be plenty for non-riding spouses to do each day and we’d love to have them along.

Weather:
Weather in Iceland is highly varied.  In the summer, it is usually in the 60-70’s and almost never reaches 80.   It could be cool in the 50-60’s as well and make sure you are prepared for a rain shower or two.

Your bike:
For those traveling by air you can either choose to take with you in your travels (our recommendation)  or we can arrange a nice fast and light rental bike for you (additional cost). Our support team will assemble all  bikes and be onsite to support those  that are traveling with their bike.


Coaches & Camp Staff:
Hunter Allen
Jon Oddur Gudmundsson
Others to be announced soon!

What is not included in your camp package:
Airline tickets to and from the pick-up and drop-off locations
Travel insurance recommended
Gratuities for coaches
Personal expenses such as laundry, telecommunications, mini bar
Optional self-pay services*

Optional Self-Pay Services: *
If enough people request it, it’s possible we can have a massage theraptist travel with us each day.  We need to know this in advance.
 
Extra days to extend your stay:
We recommend this and can help you with planning a couple extra days of activities.  We can help you arrange hotels, rental cars and even give suggestions on other things to do and see.  Just let us know! 

Payment Info:
Double Occupancy: $3499 
Non-riding Spouse: $2699
Single Occupancy Upgrade: Additional $475/week
Additional Night: $175/night
Alumni Campers: $100 Discount
SAVE $100 if deposit paid by January 31, 2017
Optional Self-Pay Services* (see above for details)

A $500 refundable deposit is due at time of registration. This deposit is refundable up to 60 days prior to the first day of camp. You will be issued a final invoice 45 days before the first day of camp, and final payment is due 31 days before the commencement of your cycling camp; all such payments are final, non-refundable, and non-applicable. Peaks Coaching Group recommends travel insurance in case of emergency cancellation.

Agenda:

Saturday, June 10th, 2017– Arrive at Hotel Jazz, bicycle assemble/prep
2:00 p.m. - 6:00pm - Check-in, assemble bikes, easy spins
7:00 p.m. - Dinner (Provided by Andrew)
8:30 p.m. - 9:30pm Welcome to Camp!
Camper Intros
Review Plan for the Week
 
Sunday, June 11, 2017-  The Blue Lagoon
Breakfast at Hotel Jazz
8:30 a.m. - Proper bike position and equipment safety checks
9:00 a.m.  – Ride to Grindavik, stoping at the crack between continents, Geothermal vents and lighthouse along way.  Moderate endurance (3 hours 90-100km)
Lunch – Grindavik classic fisherman’s lunch on the wharf.
1:15- Ride to The Blue Lagoon
2:00 p.m. – 4:30- Afternoon at the Blue Lagoon baths!  (Bring your bathing suit and clothes for afterward)
4:30-5:00- Shuttle to Hotel Jazz
6:30 p.m. - Dinner

Monday, June 12, 2017- The Geysir
7:30 Breakfast at the Hotel Jazz
8:15-Bags and gear at vehicles and ready to load.
8:30- Leave Keflavik for Laugarvatn---Drive for 1.5 hours approximately.
10-10:30- Arrive in Laugarvatn--- Unload
10:45- Begin Loop around Laugarvatn area.   
12noon --- Stop at Geysir for sightseeing, change shoes, put on jackets. Geysir viewing and shopping.
Lunch at Geysir Restaurant
1:30---Leave for Laugarvatn
3:00—Arrive at Golden Circle apartments in Laugarvatn--- Free time
5:00--- Power Seminar – Intro and analysis
6pm—Dinner

Tuesday June 13, 2017  Hvalfjordur Fjord
7:30 Breakfast
8:15-Bags and gear at vehicles and ready to load.
8:30- Leave Laugarvatn for Hvalfjordur---Drive for 1.0 hours approximately.
9:30-12:30 Begin Ride around Fjord.
12:30-1:30 Lunch !
1:45- 2:45-  Transfer to Hvolsvöllur area and check in Hotel Hella
3:00pm Arrival at.   Free time till Dinner
6pm Dinner—At hotel or Siggi?
Evening meeting to discuss plans for evening and tomorrow.
8pm- Glacier trip or hot baths.
Here is also a good option to drive them for sightseeing, and take a hot bath


Wednesday June 14, 2017 – Journey to the Beginning of the world.
7:30am breakfast
9am - Leave for ride.
12:30-1pm - Arrive at Fishing House
1-2pm - Lunch
3pm – Leave for 4x4 /ATV  trip to “Beginning of the World”.   Be sure to have some warm clothes for this trip.
5pm –Back at house.
6:30---Barbeque Dinner at Fishing House.

Thursday June 15, 2017 -  The Midnight sun ride
7:30am breakfast starts
9:30am- Leave for Skaftafell Glacier in Vans.  Drive to Glacier 45minutes
10:15 – Arrive at Glacier-  Hike around at Glacier until 2pm.
Lunch at the Glacier- Be sure to have some warm clothes.  Pack lunches.   
2:15—Return to Fishing House
3pm-Arrive at house- Relax and Nap time.  Quiet time from 3-4:30pm.
6pm – Dinner.
10:00 Midnight ride! ---  3 hour ride back to Skógar area.  
1am- Check into Hotel and sleep!

Friday June 16, 2017-    Return to Reykjavik.
9am breakfast- Sleep in!
10:30 am departure to Reykjavik.
12:00 Lunch along the way-  Selfoss possibly.
 
2pm arrival in Reykjavik.   We will drop you off where you would like to be and help arrange your next couple days!

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