Women’s Camp

Cycling Holidays and Camps in Southern Spain

Women’s Camp


Looking for a female-oriented training environment without a whiff of male ego or testosterone? A women-only camp is the solution.
Training camps are one of the best ways to develop your fitness and skills – we’re offering a structured and female-friendly environment to help you make the most of your training.
Our women’s training camp is designed to help female cyclists develop their technical riding skills, fitness and confidence in an un-intimidating environment. Led by expert female road racer Alice Staniford and supported by our experienced UCI qualified coach Hugo, riders will explore the beautiful coastal and mountain roads of Andalucia building up to a big challenge ride on the final day.
Suitable for training camp virgins through to experienced racers, each day will feature a fully supported ride with different length routes to suit all abilities and fitness levels. In the evenings riders will be able to take advantage of the hotel’s spa facilities or attend workshops on the principles of nutrition, bike fit and training programmes.
Our HQ for the week will be the wonderful 4* spa hotel Gran Hotel Benahavis. Situated in a beautiful mountain village that boasts a whole array of wonderful restaurants you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to your evening meals and with a large continental breakfast buffet available every morning you’ll always have plenty of fuel for the day’s training ahead.

2016 Women’s Camp 25th Sept – 2nd Oct


Read about the 2016 camp on our blog.


Is this camp for me?

  • You should be able to complete a ride of 50 miles comfortably
  • You are comfortable riding in a group of cyclists on a road in traffic
  • You have basic cycling skills and bike handling knowledge
  • You’re looking to challenge yourself in a supportive environment

What kind of riding will we do?

  • Distance: 40-75 miles per day
  • Terrain: Steady mountain climbs and sweeping descents

Do I need to bring my own bike?

No, we offer bike hire from £18 per day for a 105 equipped Felt road bike right through to £43 per day for one of Merida’s top carbon racing bikes with DuraAce. This might be the perfect opportunity to try out a new bike without having to buy a new one! We can also provide helmets and pedals for hire.

Send us an email to discuss your requirements and reserve your bike or view our hire bike specs.

I’ve never ridden in mountains before, will I be okay?

If you match the ‘Is this camp for me’ description above, then yes, you’ll have no trouble climbing and descending the beautiful Andalusian mountains. Most climbs are steady, with a consistent gradient of around 10%. The ride leaders will pace the group to make sure everyone reaches the top together with stops where necessary to have a breather, grab a snack or take a photo.

More questions?

If we haven’t covered your question here then just drop us a line at info@costacyclingexperience.co.uk and we’ll get back to you with an answer.

26th Feb – 5th Mar 2017

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What’s included?

  • Rides led by expert female racer
  • 6 days structured riding
  • 7 nights 4* accommodation (Half board)
  • UCI qualified coach guidance on all structured rides
  • Skills workshops (How to: climb, descend and corner)
  • Nutrition and training advice
  • Airport transfers
  • Post-ride coffee and cakes!
  • 1 hr wet spa use per day
  • Massages*
  • Mechanical assistance**
  • Vehicle support follow car***

*Subject to availability and supplement. **Parts not included. ***Breakdown recovery subject to supplement

Camp Schedule

(Subject to change)

SunArrival day
WedSan Pedro
ThurRest day / short ride
SunDeparture day

We rounded off the last night of our Women's Cycling Camp with champagne and a tasty barbecue.  Thank you for being such a great group of ladies - we've had a great time 👌


We support women’s cycling

We’re proud to sponsor UK women’s team eliteVelo Kalas. The team trained with us in February in preparation for a busy season of racing.

Watch the video or find out more about how we support the team.

Cycling holiday checklist

Here’s our list of everything you’ll need to pack for camp plus a few of our top tips on flying with bikes and making sure you get the most out of your training week.

View the checklist

Upcoming camps

If a women-only camp isn’t quite your thing or you’ve got some male friends you don’t want to leave behind, check out our other camps.

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Costa Cycling Experience

Costa Cycling Experience was formed by cyclists, through their own experiences of enjoying cycling in Spain in all year round cycling climate and conditions, the main aim being to share these experiences with other cyclists.

With miles of smooth tarmac roads, friendly and limited traffic and great trails, we make cyclists of all ages, ability and chosen discipline welcome, from our bases in Marbella and Benahavis.

Select one of our Training Camps, our Vuelta Week, or enjoy a Bespoke Cycling Holiday ranging from a short break, a week or two and even longer stays of a month or more.

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