Training Camp : QLD Gold Coast

Haute Route Logo Nov 2019

 

Reach New Heights

Join twowheeltours for the

Official Haute Route Training Camp

On the Gold Coast

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10% Off For Haute Route Alumni

See FAQ for Full Details

 


2021 Dates

Four Day Training Camp

Starting and Concluding in Gold Coast QLD :

Thursday 29 April to Sunday 2 May 2021

 

Bookings Close 15 April 2021

 

 


 

COVID-19

We continue to assess the Global COVID-19 Crisis. We remain positive and we will continue to monitor the situation.

 

We will keep all our riders who have booked with us up to date with regular updates.

 

This situation is completely new and unknown, so if:

 

If we have to postpone the 2021 tour, your paid money will be refunded in full.

 

We will also give you priority for our camp later in 2021.

 

We ask you to book ASAP so that we know how many riders are wanting to join us and so that we can continue to plan.

 


 

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The Gold Coast is a truly fantastic location for a training camp. The combination of the beaches and mountains are a cyclists dream. Our riders will experience the sublime roads within the Lamington National Park and also head over the border into NSW to complete one of our loops  - all rides are designed to build up your base.  

 

Riders will be centrally located at Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast for the four days. Enjoy the sunny, subtropical climate and ride some of Australia's best roads going through the beautiful rainforest hinterland. In April the minimum & maximum temperatures are 17C / 26C. Post rides you will be able to head down to the beach to soak your muscles or grab a coffee or beer and relax at the hotel.

 

On the tour we will have Scott Law, our designated cycling coach, who will provide each rider with tips and tricks covering training programs, skills and overall knowledge about cycling preparation.  

 

Riders will also receive a Roadbook and one night we will 'chat' all things Haute Route with a link up to HR Headquarters.

The training camp will be run to the highest professional level. There will be nothing to worry about except riding your bike and recovering for the next day. Our rides will be guided by at least two professional cyclists as well as vehicle support by our team car, carrying food, drink and extra clothing. Then at night, we will eat at some fantastic local restaurants and reminisce about the day’s efforts. 

 

Come away and test your fitness and enjoy a cycling holiday. 

 

 


 

WHY PARTICIPATE IN THE CAMP?

 

  • With International Borders currently shut, now is the time to get away and ride in the mountains and get that Haute Route Feeling

  • A true Haute Route Experience, without the race element
  • Riders Roadbook and one night we will 'chat' all things Haute Route with a link up to HR Headquarters 
  • Great accommodation on the Gold Coast
  • Learn from our highly qualified accredited cycling coach Scott Law
  • Get away and enjoy a cycling holiday
  • Fantastic dinners and first round of drinks each night
  • Airport pick ups and drop offs from Gold Coast Aiport (OOL) - see Full Itinerary Tab for more details
  • There are SHORT and LONG loops on offer for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday

  • Total KM & Elevation for the Training Camp :
    • LONG : ~405km with ~5,500m elevation
    • SHORT : ~330km with ~4,200m elevation
  • Support vehicle, mechanic and guides
  • Ride hydration and Clif Bar nutrition included
  • Have a weekend away and bring your family even if they are non-riders
  • Support Australian Tourism 
  • Come with your mates or meet some new riders
  • Never done a Haute Route before? Come and learn more about these amazing events
  • Optional Haute Route Le Col Jersey for $50 AUD 
  • 10% off for Haute Route Alumni Riders - see Tab Package Price for more information

   


 

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Photo - Marcus Enno (beardymcbeard)

What To Bring : Haute Route Training Camp

What should I bring?

It is highly recommended that riders bring tubes, mini tool, levers etc which you would normally take on a long ride - for our full recommended pack list click here.

 

All Riders MUST BRING on the RIDES:

 

Clothing for mountain conditions/riding

2x Tubes

2x Canisters

1x C02 head

2x Water Bottles (filled)

Tyre levers

1x Garmin (or similar) with the courses downloaded

Ride specific food

1x Backpack/mussette for your drop bag

Phone

1x Multi-tool

1x Rear Flashing Light

Money for cafes or lunches along the way

1x Signed Waiver - LINK

 

There will be a support vehicle on each ride.

FAQ : Haute Route Training Camp

 

What does twowheeltours cover?

Accommodation and the following meals : all breakfasts from Friday to Sunday : all dinners and first round of drinks from Thursday to Saturday.

 

We will have ride guides, mechanics - including pumps, tools etc and support vehicle during the tour. 

 

Riders will also have access to sun cream, specific ride hydration and nutrition. 

 

-- Want to spend extra nights pre &/or post tour? No problem, we can organise this. Just mention it on your booking form. 

 

Which Coach will be there?

Scott Law will join this tour. 

 

Scott grew up within the sport and has a passion for cycling. He wants to give back and help grow this sport in the future.

 

Over the years, on both the Track and Road, Scott has been tutored by the best. Those coaches include Bradley McGee, Kevin Poulton, Gary Sutton and Timothy Decker and they showed him just how rewarding being a coach is.

 

Scott has been a multiple Australian Champion across the Junior and Senior ranks on the Track, and an Australian U23 Criterium Champion. He has also represented Australia on the Track on multiple occasions at World Cups and Championships.

 

Click Here for More Information on Scott 

 

What is not included in the tour price?

Insurance

Lunches

Hire bike

Massages

Café stops

In-room charges

Costs to get to and from Jindabyne

   

How do I prove that I am an Alumni & received 10% off?

When you book we will be in touch via email. To prove that you have ridden a Haute Route before, you will need to send through a photo or similar to show your participation in any Haute Route event since 2011. 

 

COVID-19

We continue to assess the Global COVID-19 Crisis. We remain positive and we will continue to monitor the situation.

 

We will keep all our riders who have booked with us up to date with regular updates.

 

This situation is completely new and unknown, so if:

 

If we have to postpone the 2021 tour, your paid money will be refunded in full.

 

We will also give you priority for our later in the year 2021 tour.

 

If you have not registered for the tour, we ask you to book ASAP so that we know how many riders are wanting to join us and so that we can continue to plan.

  

What type of roads will be we be riding on and what type of a bike is suitable?

A standard road bike is suitable for this tour. The general road surface can be 'dead' so we recommend larger volume tires i.e. 25mm. 

 

The terrain is mountainous, we will be riding a compact with an 11-32 tooth cassette.  

  

What is the longest ride of the camp?

~+170km with ~+3,000m of climbing. See the Itinerary tab for more details on our agenda. Full details will be emailed to riders once they have booked.  

 

Are there shorter options available on the Gold Coast? 

Yes, on Saturday ride there is a shorter option. There is also a support car on each ride.

 

Do I have to ride each day?

There is no problem with missing one of the rides. You can ride as much or as little as you would like.

 

What staffing does twowheeltours provide?

We have been runnings tours since 2009 and know what riders need and expect. We will have a Tour Manager, driver and ride guides / mechanics on tour. 

 

Strava links & GPX Files

A two weeks before the tour, riders will receive the web links to the rides so that they can download the GPX files. On the links, riders will be able to see the elevation gains and total km's.

 

RIDERS MUST DOWNLOAD the GPX Files to their own Garmin device (or similar) and be familiar with the courses as they are NOT signposted. 

 

What will the tour look like? 

We are not planning on getting up at 6:00am to ride as early as possible. On this tour we want you to explore and cycle the country-side of The Snowies. 

 

  • 0630 and 0700 Wake up 
  • 0630 and 0730 Breakfast - all breakfasts are included
  • 0730 twowheeltours mechanic, tools, pumps, and sun cream will be available 15 mins before the ride departs near hotel reception
  • Drop your musette(s) with twowheeltours staff. You will see those bags again at designated rest stops and at the ride finish. In those bags you can put nutrition, extra clothing and/or leave clothing
  • 0800 Depart 
  • Our support vehicle will be roaming during each ride. In our vehicle will be First Aid, sun cream, water, fruit, your musette(s), tools and pump
  • 1130 and 1600 Finish rides between  
  • Lunch* on your own 
  • 1830 Meet at the designated restaurant for dinner where a nightly briefing will be held

 

* At own cost // Note the above is all weather dependant

 

What Riders should BRING on each ride:

2x Tubes

2x Canisters

1x C02 head

4x Water Bottles (filled) - 2 on bike + 2 in support vehicle

Tyre levers

1x Garmin (or similar) with the course downloaded

Ride specific food

1x musette for your gear - placed in the support vehicle

Phone

Money &/or credit card

1x Rear Flashing Light

In your musette : 1x derailleur hanger

2x bottles

Extra clothing i.e. gilet / arm warmers etc

 

Bad Weather

There is one thing we cannot change and that is the weather. If there is severe weather, a decision will be made either the night before or the morning of the ride(s) to cancel or alter the route(s).

  

How hard is the riding going to be?

This is not a tour where we are planning on 'smashing' out each ride as fast as possible. Rides will be in bunches and we will offer a short and long loops. The rides are FAR from 'flat' so expect a lot of climbing on each ride.

This is a Training Camp not a race and we strongly recommend that riders take it easy on the first full day.

 

 

Excellent endurance is required to complete all these rides. Before the Camp, riders are encouraged to have completed multiple rides of 100 km or more in length with a minimum of 1500m climbing. Also having completed two long rides on successive days. PLEASE NOTE : riding in a bunch does not count. Get your nose into the wind and consider a long ride to be 4.5 to 6.5 hours of moving time.

  

If riders wish to have a day off or head out on their own using their own GPS device, that is more than okay. 

  

What level of rider do I need to be?

RIDERS MUST BE FIT TO ATTEND THE CAMP. 

 

THIS IS NOT A CAMP FOR BEGINNERS. 

 

These rides are difficult in nature and in remote areas, we HIGHLY recommended that riders have an Intermediate to Advanced level of riding experience to complete the rides. There are long climbs and descents which are fast, steep and technical. 

 

We expect that riders can ride back to back +100km days and be able to ride for 100km without needing to stop. 

 

We also expect that riders can ride in a bunch situation.

  

Is there a minimum speed average?

We can split the rides into at least two groups, and there will be SHORT and LONG loops on offer on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday rides. 

 

Do I need a training program?

Each rider is different. A training program certainly helps, especially when talking to a coach who has a wealth of experience.

 

We like to encourage riders with the fact that the fitter they are, the more fun they will have. 

 

We have a range of coaches who we highly recommend. For further details on training programs, costs etc - CLICK HERE

  

Want to spend extra nights pre &/or post tour?

No problem, we can organise this. Just mention it on your booking form. 

  

Tools and other equipment

twowheeltours has a mechanic on tour plus we have a full tool kit which you are welcome to use if you prefer to work on your own bike. 

 

What is there to do at the end of the days rides?

Relax, shower and head out to lunch* or sit in a café* and talk to other riders, take a nap, rehydrate and/or grab a massage*. There is generally a reasonable amount of time to relax before dinner.

 

* At own cost 

  

What should I bring on each ride and what should I pack?

It is highly recommended that riders bring tubes, mini tool, levers etc which you would normally take on a long ride - recommended pack list.

 

During the rides you will need to be somewhat self sufficient, riders will be asked to carry a tube, levers and an air canister. There can be long sections where there will be NO phone reception.

 

It is also recommend that riders bring specific spokes and derailleur tip/hanger - you will be reminded of this during the booking phase. There will be cables, chains and tires available and bike shops are close to the accomodation.

 

Each rider must be prepared for mountain conditions & temperatures, and not just rainy weather. The Snowies can have four seasons in a day, please make sure you pack:

 

Hardshell helmet

Long sleeve thermal jacket

Full finger winter gloves

Thermal overshoes

Leg warmers/leggings

 

The jacket should be ‘waterproof’ and ‘windproof’. The one which we have been using in the past is Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier Jacket. We also pack a lighter spray jacket plus a gillet/vest to come away with. 

 

Other choices are:

Attaquer All Day Rain

Gore Stretch

Castelli Perfetto 

 

Gold Coast : What is the average temperature in April? 

Min 17C / Max 26C with an average of 9 days of rain

   

Clothing

It is recommended that riders bring 4 sets of cycling clothing. 

 

For dinners - there is no dress code. Even at our welcome dinner and farewell dinner there is no specific dress code, jeans, t-shirt and sneakers are more than suitable. There is only so much you can pack.

 

Is there gear that I HAVE to wear?

You can cycle in whatever gear you would like, we recommend that you bring cycle clothing that you have ridden in before.

 

Bike servicing and washing

All riders, pre tour, should have their bikes FULLY serviced including, bottom bracket wear/tear, rims checked, new tires, inner tubes, brakes and cables. 

 

We have mechanics on tour. All riders will be able to use our tools for any of your needs. There is NO charge for our mechanical work but if extra parts are needed riders will be charged as necessary.

  

Gearing

We will have riders on standard and compact crank set ups.  We will be riding a compact with an 11-32 tooth cassette.  

 

What wheels should I bring?

We would HIGHLY recommend that you leave tubular tires and deep dish wheels at home. 

 

Insurance

Riders should have their own insurance which covers all aspects such as medical, flights, bike damage etc. 

   

Meals 

Dinners will be hosted by twowheeltours each night and we will visit a variety of local restaurants, who are expecting hungry cyclists. We also cover the first round of drinks each night. 

 

Diet - Food on Trip

Travelling away from home is always an adventure. As part of your tour, the hotel will supply you with a daily breakfast and we will dine at local restaurants each night. 

  

If you have eating requirements/needs please let us know when you book in the comments section and we will endeavour to meet your needs.

  

Sports Nutrition

We will have ride specific bars & gels (most likely Clif products) on tour.  Everyone has their favourite nutritional companies. Please do not hesitate to bring along what you are happy with and what you trust.

 

Feel free to contact our Sports Dietitian, Chloe McLeod, who we use to help guide our clients for smarter eating on such events - more information click here

  

Safety

Roads are NOT closed to traffic. Riders must obey all road rules and respect the traffic laws:

 

  • To cycle on the left hand side of the road, at ALL times
  • To respect all road signs and traffic lights
  • To respect other road users who are not involved in the tour
  • To wear your helmet at all times

     

I have booked spot on the tour, what next?

You main focus once you have booked with us is training. You will be required to completed some twowheeltours paper work.

  

Paper work

We require you to sign a waiver from twowheeltours.

 

Hotel

Please see the Accommodation tab for more details. 

 

Location of Hotel

The accommodation is in within walking distance to the restaurants.

 

Non-riding partners

If your partner would like to join you, no problem. They can join us for meals and spend a day in the support vehicle if they would like. Please contact us for more details info@twowheeltours.com.au 

 

Payment

Upon booking a deposit is required, all details of payments will be outlined on your invoice.

 

How do I make the remaining payments?

Via direct deposit, all details of payments will be outlined on your invoice.  

 

Do you take Credit Card?

Payment can be made by Square Up - Amex, MasterCard or Visa* - there are transfer fees associated with Credit Card payments. Please contact us so that we can send you an invoice from Square Up.

 


 

FAQ : Sharing a car to travel from Interstate 

twowheeltours is more than happy to assist with this request. Please email us on info@twowheeltours.com.au so that we can help to organise your transfer up with another rider who may be driving.

 

Flights

You are to book your own flights.

 

How do I pack my bike? 

Drop into your favourite Local Bike Store (LBS) and ask them to assist you. You could ask them to do it first then build it up, then you have a go - all for a price. Or you can become a profession via youtube - LINK. We will be there to help you build your bike. 

 

Which bike box should I use?

How long is a piece of string, there are SO many out on the market it is amazing, each year there seems to be something new and improved. We have used the EVOC Bike Travel Bag for the last 4 years - they have now updated to the PRO. We have used the EVOC Travel Bag countless of times for our MTB and road tours. It has NEVER had any issues, NEVER had my bike damaged and we really like it. I also have two ‘bits’ to make life a bit easier - CHAIN COVER & ROAD BIKE ADAPTOR. It may take a little longer to use this bike but once you have done with travel the bag compacts down. When boxing the bike, we would highly recommend removing the derailleur from the derailleur-tip but that takes a few extra seconds - youtube clip - this is a clip is by 'Computer' a Sydney mechanic, excuse his hair and finger nails, he really is a good guy! Other options are : Polaris do some very good models - LINK or Scicon Bags - LINK or there is the Helium one which gets great reviews - LINK OR go to your LBS and get a cardboard box.

 

Where can I build my bike?

We will have a designated area at the start and finish of the tour which can be used to build your bike. We will be there to assist with the building of your bike. 

 

Help will be there if necessary

To assist you in building your bike there will be the required tools plus bike stand, track pumps, torque wrench, grease, chain lube, rags, plastic gloves and hand wipes.

 

Have you ever had trouble transporting your bike on airlines?

In many years of traveling with a bike, there have never been any issues with boxing and flying with our bikes. Note, some airlines do charge for excess baggage while others do not, it also depends on your status with your airline. We highly recommend that you weigh your bike before you get to the airport and it is also highly recommended that you check prices and the fine print for excess luggage (ie bike bags / sporting equipment) with whoever you are flying with. Please do this before you get to the airport.

 

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Information from Haute Route Jindabyne Specific Information

Jindabyne : What are some of the epic segments on the trip?

Thredbo River to Perisher

https://www.strava.com/segments/2541293

Distance 23.19 km / Avg Grade 3% / Lowest Elev 936m / Highest Elev 1,755m / Elev Difference 820m

 

Berridale to Cooma Creek

https://www.strava.com/segments/3209865

Distance 31.76km / Avg Grade 0% / Lowest Elev 780m / Highest Elev 946m / Elev Difference 166m

 

Thredbo to Jindabyne

https://www.strava.com/segments/3863334

Distance 32.57km / Avg Grade -1% / Lowest Elev 928m / Highest Elev 1,387m / Elev Difference 459m

 

Thredbo River to Perisher

https://www.strava.com/segments/2541293

Distance 23.19km / Avg Grade 3% / Lowest Elev 936m / Highest Elev 1,755m / Elev Difference 820m / Climb Category HC

 

Jindabyne : In Summary:

Day 1 : 32km / 538m elevation

Day 2 : SHORT 84km / 1,186m elevation : LONG 164km / 3,000m elevation

Day 3 : SHORT 77km / 1,524m elevation : LONG 163km / 4,205m elevation

Day 4 : SHORT 85km / 1,517m elevation : LONG 152km / 3,091m elevation

 

Jindabyne : What is the average temperature in December? 

Min 10C / Max 22C with an average of 5 days of rain

 

Full Itinerary : Haute Route Training Camp Gold Coast

Agenda for the Training Camp


 

Thursday 29 April 2021

Make your way to Gold Coast

 

Pick Up Possible from Gold Coast Aiport (OOL) if arriving before 12:30pm : Post 12:30pm you will need to make your own way to the accomodation

 

2:00pm > 3:00pm Check-in at your accomodation & meet the twowheeltours staff 

 

3:15pm Mechanic on duty 

 

3:30pm Depart on first welcome ride

 

SHORT & LONG : Stats: ~60km // ~215m ascent // ~2:15 hour ride 

Day 1 HR Gold Coast Profile

6:30pm Dinner at local restaurant 

 


 

Friday 30 April 2021

From 7:00am breakfast at Hotel

 

7:30am Mechanic on duty 

 

7:45am Depart on Ride Two

 

SHORT & LONG : Stats: ~120km // ~1,973m ascent // ~5:00 hour ride

Day 2 HR Gold Coast Profile

Strava Links with the GPX files will be emailed to all riders two weeks before the weekend

 

6:30pm Dinner at local restaurant 

 


 

Saturday 1 May 2021

From 7:00am breakfast at Hotel

 

7:30am Mechanic on duty 

 

7:45am Depart on Ride Three

 

SHORT : Stats: ~88km // ~1,493m ascent // ~3:30 hour ride

Day 3 HR Gold Coast Profile SHORT

 

LONG : Stats: ~162km // ~2,800m ascent // ~6:30 hour ride

Day 3 HR Gold Coast Profile LONG

Strava Links with the GPX files will be emailed to all riders two weeks before the weekend

 

6:30pm Dinner at local restaurant 

 


 

Sunday 2 May 2021

From 7:00am breakfast at Hotel

 

7:30am Mechanic on duty 

 

7:45am Depart on Ride Three

 

SHORT & LONG : Stats: ~60km // ~472m ascent // ~2:20 hour ride

Day 4 HR Gold Coast Profile

Strava Links with the GPX files will be emailed to all riders two weeks before the weekend

 

12:00pm Tour Concludes 

 

Drop Offs Possible to Gold Coast Aiport (OOL) if departing before 5:00pm : Post 5:00pm you will need to make your own way to the airport

Accommodation : Haute Route Training Camp Gold Coast

 

Burleigh Beach Tower inside

 

We are offering great accomodation at the Burleigh Beach Tower in Burleigh Heads on the Queensland Gold Coast.

 

We can organise 1 or 2 Bedroom apartments for our riders.

 

All apartments have their own ocean view private balcony, ensuite, lounge area and dining room. They are air-conditioned have a flat screen TV, Foxtel and a fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities. 

 

The 2 bedroom apartments offer 2-bathrooms, the main bedroom has a queen bed with ensuite and the second bedroom has two single beds.

 

Catch the sunrise in the early morning or a lazy sunset in the evening as all of Burleigh Beach Tower’s apartments face north, offering guests a panoramic view of famous Burleigh beach and the beautiful Gold Coast hinterland views.

 

Burleigh Beach Tower Pool

 

The Burleigh Beach Tower also offers:

 

  • Relaxing Spa Bath
  • Security cameras & intercom
  • Restaurants from only 50m away
  • 1 free parking per apartment
  • Tennis court with night lighting
  • All-weather swimming pool
  • Luscious landscaped gardens
  • WiFi & Internet Café
  • Sea views from private balcony
  • In-house gym facilities

 

Post ride you can cool off in the swimming pool. All apartments have Foxtel and access to WiFi.

 

Each night we will eat out and all restaurants are within comfortable walking distance.

 

The appartments are just 20 minutes drive from the Gold Coast Airport. 

 

Burleigh Beach Tower view

4 Day Package and Price : Haute Route Training Camp Gold Coast

Price

ALUMNI Four Days

$1,225 twin share

$1,495 single supplement

 

Four Days

$1,360 twin share

$1,655 single supplement

 

See FAQ Tab for Inclusions and more details

 

Final payment is due 26 February

 

How do I prove that I am an Alumni & received 10% off?

When you book we will be in touch via email. To prove that you have ridden a Haute Route before, you will need to send through a photo or similar to show your participation in any Haute Route event since 2011. 

 

Further Questions Contact

Will Levy

info@twowheeltours.com.au

+61 430 121 776

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