Just back from a brilliant cycling break in May 2018. First time cycling in Spain for our group of eight and John organised everything including airport pickup, accommodation and provision of top range bikes. He is an excellent guide and took us on a variety of routes that were both challenging and scenic. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to have a great cycling break in Spain. We plan to be back.
Michael Ryan, Dublin
I’ve been coming to Denia for over eight years now; originally as a guest on John’s brilliant training camps and then more recently independently but still using John’s place as my hub; a staple in the daily cycling programme; guaranteed good coffee, cake and lunches! It’s a must for the start and finish of your ride! And John is ever the great guide and mechanic to me still every time I turn up! I’ve had a pretty decent racing career and John/TiS/Café Ciclista has played it’s part in that. Couldn’t recommend a better training place; Denia, TiS, Café Ciclista and John make it a week (or several!) worth having! And I’ll be back….must make it twenty visits by 2020, only a few to go!
A group of young cyclists from Dublin (average age 50+) were treated to 3 days of top notch service by our host John. Superb bikes, tough routes, great location and a brilliant guide in John. Good suggestions on restaurants included. John - a man of many talents. No one trick pony.
Great bike hire. Excellent standard of bikes and amazing service + route advice. Would definitely recommend if you're looking to cycle in the area.
Café Ciclista has the best waitresses in town! Excellent recovery shakes, brilliant ride leaders, top end rental bikes. See you in 2019!
What a great week in Denia! Really enjoyed being treated to breakfast in the mornings and then having John and Al lead our rides around the local hills.
John sorted me out with a rental bike for my stay too, which certainly helped reduce the faff with packing mine and lugging around a bike box!
We decided to go to Denia as we were seeking some winter sun and were recommended the area as the ideal spot. Rather than pay the hefty fees for our own bikes on the plane, we decided to rent locally and found John at Cafe Ciclista. The bikes were great! We each rode a Ridley Fenix, with Ultegra spec and full carbon - they were perfect. The area is ideal for riding; the roads, views and weather were exactly what we needed for a break from the British winter weather! Thanks John and team!
Train in Spain offers everything you could possibly need from a training camp from the great accommodation and meals to the guided rides over some of the most scenic and challenging climbs in Spain. I can’t recommend them enough. I’ve been there for three camps in the last 12 months and will be back in 2013 with 20 team mates!
High Wycombe CC
John - A simply superb week on all levels, accommodation excellent, routes excellent, and the guides simply brilliant and professional. For me this year is my first year back to the sport since 2005 and it’s simply weeks like this that remind me of why I became a cyclist 25 years ago. I will have no hesitation in recommending Train in Spain to anyone looking for any type of Spanish cycling experience. Best of luck, see you next year.
``It's not hard to see why the pros love training in the Costa Blanca - smooth tarmac, iconic cols and plenty of sunshine. For a perfect day, start and finish at the Cafe Ciclista and enlist one of Train in Spain's excellent guides for company. I've been doing so for years now and will be back again this winter``.
I organised a group of 17 athletes from Cambridge Tri club & cycling club to come along to TIS in April this year for a warm weather training camp. I cannot commend John and his wife Maria enough for their outstanding hospitality. They helped arrange apartments that are situated above the cafe so very handy and they even provided us with breakfast and dinner which was delicious. Some of us rented bikes from John that were absolutely fine and saved hassle with bringing our own. Denia is a great place to ride and the sea is 2 minutes walk. Altogether we had an amazing trip and we will be sure to return again.