NRGPT France Camp 2013!

NRGPT is going back to France in 2013!! Join us in the heart of the Pyrenees in the spa town of Luchon for 9 days of great training! Luchon is a regular stop on the Tour de France and in 2012 had 2 stage (16&17) finishes in town. We will be running and swimming but the camp is focused on the bike with a variety of terrain, from rolling hills to the north, some medium length Cat 2 and 3 climbs, to some of the big Cat 1 (Aspin, Peyresourde, Portilion) and Hors Categories (Tourmalet, Port de Bales) climbs from the Tour De France! Pictures of last years camp can be found here

We are going to have another mid week trip in 2013, we will be riding from France over to Spain and to Andorra. This will be a big loop so that everyone gets a chance to see some new roads and climbs. You will only need a small bag with you and we will be able to leave everything else in the hotel in Luchon

We will be running and doing some open water swims as well as a possible run/hike in the mountains this year. The training program will be laid out by the NRG PT coaching staff and will be adapted to each individuals needs. In order to ensure that everyone is able to ride at an appropriate pace the rides will be broken into 3+ groups of similar speeds, the fast group will start 15-30min before the faster groups so that the groups will meet on the road, each group will have a local guide and or an NRG PT coach with them.

The riding in Luchon is hilly but with a mix of rolling roads as well but proper gearing is key, we recommend 34 x 28 small gear. The routes and terrain will be picked according to the abilities of the group. Road bikes are required for the camp, as there will be limited opportunity to ride in your aero bars. There will be rental opportunities as well please contact Nigel for details

Flights: There is no group flight this year, but if you would like Laura Barrington will be able to help you out with any flight needs you have. Flights need to arrive in Toulouse no later than 12pm on Friday, May 10, 2013 in order to meet the bus to take us to Luchon, otherwise you will need to take the train

These are the flights we are recommending that you arrive and depart on:

Depart     Thu, May 9              YYZ to TLS – 1 stop 10h 15m

               This flight leaves on Thursday and arrives on Friday.

 Air Canada – Flight 872         7h 30m

                Take-off  Thu 5:30p                YYZ          Toronto, ON, Canada               

                Landing   Fri 7:00a  FRA         Frankfurt am Main, Germany                 

                Change planes        FRA         Frankfurt am Main, Germany                1h 05m

Air Canada – Flight 9424
               Take-off       Fri 8:05a              FRA         Frankfurt am Main, Germany                 

                Landing   Fri 9:45a  TLS          Toulouse, France     


Return     Sun, May 19            TLS to YYZ – 1 stop 12h 30m

 Air Canada – Flight 9395

                Take-off  Sun 10:20a              TLS          Toulouse, France     

                Landing   Sun 12:15p              FRA         Frankfurt am Main, Germany                 

                Change planes        FRA         Frankfurt am Main, Germany                1h 55m

 Air Canada – Flight 9105

                Take-off  Sun 2:10p                FRA         Frankfurt am Main, Germany                 

                Landing   Sun 4:50p                YYZ          Toronto, ON, Canada               


Feel free to contact Nigel with any questions that you have or if you would like a testimonial from one of previous year’s campers

The details of the camp can be found below. We look forward to riding with you in France!!!

The NRG PT Coaching Team


Day 1: Leave Toronto on the evening of Thursday, May 9, 2013 for the overnight flight to Luchon, France

Day 2: On Friday, we will be picked up at Toulouse airport and taken to Luchon (arrival needs to occur by 1pm in order to make the bus to Toulouse). Set up bikes and make sure everything is working for Sat.

Days 3-9: Eight full days of swimming, riding and running! We will schedule some optional off/easy days so that you can have a chance to explore (while not riding your bike!) France as well.

Day 10: Transfer to Toulouse airport on Sunday May 19th for return flight to Toronto.

Our training camp is based in the town of Luchon and the training camp includes:

• 9 days at our deluxe hotel in Luchon

• All transfers to/from Toulouse airport (with arrival by 1pm Friday May 10th)

• Breakfast and Dinner (lunch is not included but we are generally on the road at lunch time anyway)

• Training program organized and led by the NRG PT Coaching Team

• Rides broken into groups of similar speeds with an NRG PT coach and or guide with each group

• Training schedules customized to each athletes needs and abilities

• Access to NRG PT coaches throughout the camp to ask any questions that you have

• Vehicle support for the rides

• A chance to challenge yourself on some of the biggest climbs of the Tour De France!


Current NRG PT athlete:

Double Room: $2650

Single Room: $3050

Non NRG PT athlete:

Double Room: $2750

Single Room: $3150

Please contact Nigel for more details

Sign up Form is available HERE