CHILITRI CAMPS AND RETREATS - DESIGNED FOR YOU
We are here to meet your training needs and goals. We will create a bespoke training schedule just for you. We will take care of everything for you including accommodation, fully coached training on-site and travel to off-site training venues.
TRIATHLON TRAINING IN THE LOCAL AREA
The local area has so much to offer! Steep mountain climbs to get the heart racing, stunning descents and flat coastal roads, ideal for any cyclist. Running at the local 400m track, challenging trail running routes or on the beach is all within a few kilometres. We will take you to the training venues and provide guided or unguided mapped routes. All training facility costs are covered.
- Mountain, road and beach from cycling
- Endless Pool, 25m heated indoor swimming pool, Sea and Lake swimming
- Swim video analysis
- Trail, road and beach running
- 400m Running Track
- On-site fully equipped gym with Dumbbells, Barbells, KettleBells, Rower, treadmill, smart indoor trainer, spin bikes, Pilates and more
- on-site athlete rooms and bike storage
- Mini bus for transport in comfort to training venues off-site
- Strength, Conditioning, Mobility, Stability and Flexibility training from a qualified coach
- Cooking facilities including a fully stocked kitchen and BBQ to prepare meals or eat at one of the many local restaurants (vegan and vegetarian options available). Hydration and nutrition provided on the training sessions. Breakfast included in all packages.
As coaches and triathletes we spent a lot of time designing ChiliTri to meet the needs of triathletes, swimmers, runners and cyclists. Below are our on-site facilities you can enjoy when you come to ChiliTri in Southern Spain.
Endless Pool & 121 Triathlon Coaching
Our on-site Endless Pool is perfect for in-depth video analysis, 1-2-1 coached swimming and chilling out at any time. It's unique location means you can view the mountains and the Mediterranean sea. This is along side sea, lake and 25m pool swimming.
Gym & Cycling Studio
Our custom built training facility includes an open air spin bike studio, Pilates/HIIT studio and Crossfit style gym which features weights, TRX, Kettlebells, ViPRs, Battle ropes and more. We also have therapy room for massage and k-tape and an athlete testing room.
We have two double or twin bed rooms. One of the rooms has a kitchen so you have the flexibility to prepare you own meals. Both have en-suite, tea/coffee facilities, fridge, TV and free high speed WiFi Internet.
Frequently Asked Questions - Training Camp FAQ
What level of fitness do I need for a training camp?
Our camps are very small groups or 121 and designed around you, your fitness levels and race goals. This means that your camp will be tailored around your fitness levels.
Where will I stay?
We have two athlete rooms on site which can be configured as a large double bed or two single beds. One of our rooms has a kitchen so you can prepare your own meals. Both rooms have ensuite shower room, TV, Tea/Coffee making facilities, Fridge, Free WiFi and terrace. We provide bed and breakfast accommodation include in your camp price.
What food and drink is provided?
You will be staying on a bed and breakfast basis. During the day whilst training we will provide water, isotonic drinks, fruit and snacks to keep you hydrated and fuelled to train at your best. There are many great local restaurants in the area for your evening meals or if you are in the Chili room you can prepare your meal in the kitchen. Evening meals are not included in the price.
Can I bring a partner who will not train?
Yes, you can bring a partner with you and they can stay with you for a supplement of €25 per night which includes breakfast. There are many activities to do in the local area including hikes, horse riding, swimming, yoga, kayaking, SUP, sight seeing and more. Let us know what your partner would like to do and we can prepare some suggestions for you.
Can I hire a bike?
There are local bike hire companies which can supply high specification road, MTB and E-bikes for your stay. Let us know your requirements and we will help arrange the hire.
Where is the nearest airport?
The nearest airport is Malaga and is around one hours drive.Due to local laws we can not offer an airport pick-up ourselves but we can suggest taxi companies or advice on the bus services that will be able to transfer you to ChiliTri.
Do you offer Swim Video Analysis?
Yes we offer full video analysis in our Endless pool, the 25m pool, the sea and lakes. We can do full video analysis with and without your wetsuit on. After the video is taken from all angles we will annotate it and offer guidance on how to improve your stroke. We will also give you a session plan to help you swim faster and more efficiently based on your specific stroke analysis.
Can you do a bike power FTP test or run critical power (CP) analysis?
Yes we have the ability to assess your Functional Threshold Power (FTP) on your bike using an Elite smart trainer and various software programs. We can also assess your running power Critical Power using a Stryd foot pod or INCUS Nova device.
What facilities do you have?
Here at ChiliTri we have on-site accommodation, strength and conditioning gym, holistic fitness class terrace. Endless Pool swimming pool, testing room and therapy room. We have a 9-seater van which is used to support training rides and transport you to training venues which are located away from ChiliTri or on the coast.
What kit do I need to bring?
If you plan to do open water swimming then bring your wetsuit and tow float. You can bring your bike or hire bikes locally. For running you will need running shoes or trail running shoes. You should also bring your normal training clothes.
Where will I train?
Swimming will be in our on-site Endless Pool, 25m swimming pool, the sea and local lakes. Cycling will be in the mountains and along the coastal roads plus our outdoor spin bike studio. Running will be local trails, beach front track and 400m running track. Strength and conditioning sessions will be in our on-site gym.
Is there a typical training schedule?
Our training camps are tailored to your needs so there is no fixed routine. We will be guided by your needs and goals. We can provide a training camp example which can be used as a template and typically includes morning fitness class and two fully coached sessions per day.
What training technology can I try at ChiliTri?
As a sports technology tester I have access to some interesting and useful new technology. You can try Stryd running power metres, INCUS Nova for running stats and swimming data, FORM goggles for swimming with in eye guidance and Supersapiens blood glucose monitoring. We also have a ZEN8 swim trainer for effective, dryland swim training.
Can I get a sport massage at ChiliTri
We have access to some world class physios and massage therapists in our area. Our local manual therapist has worked at many Olympic games supporting the global running teams. We need advance notice if you would like an assessment or deep tissue massage.
What equipment do you have in your gym?
We have a fully equipped gym with TRX suspension trainers, ViPRs, Dumbbells, Concept 2 rower, squat rack and barbells/free weights, Bluetooth skipping ropes, 9 bike spin studio, Kettlebells, boxing equipment, steps, plyometric equipment, resistance bands and battle ropes.
If I'm not training is there much else to do?
If you are not training you can try kayaking, hiking, padel, tennis, SUP boarding, surfing, horse riding, mountain biking, painting, zip lining, rock climbing, wine tasting, visiting historic buildings or even just relaxing and reading a book by the pool!
What is the weather in Competa?
We host training camps all year round (except August when it is simply too hot!). So the weather will vary depending on the dates you would like to come. The best months are September to December and April to July.
Are there any other costs?
Camps are on a bed and breakfast basis. You will need to pay for your evening meals (there are many great local restaurants including vegan options). If we have a cafe stop and you need anything over and above our drinks and snacks you will need some money to pay for this. You will also need to pay for your airport transfers, bike hire if you need it and third party excursions. You will also need to purchase appropriate travel insurance that includes triathlon training.
Are their local triathlon, swimming, cycling or running events?
We are lucky to have many events organised all year round. If you would like to combine a local triathlon, swimming, cycling or running event in to your camp please let us know and we can suggest options and any extra costs. You can find a selection of local races here.
Are the training sessions fully coached?
All training sessions are coached by Level 3 British Triathlon Federation and IRONMAN certified coaches. The strength and conditioning sessions are lead by a qualified personal trainer and strength coach. The fitness classes are taught by fully qualified fitness professionals.
I've heard talk about the Chili Challenge, what is it?
There are three forms of ChiliTri, firstly a run from the status of the stag to the campo de futbol (565m with 66m elevation gain), the second the stag to the campo de futbol on a bike and the third the most extreme which is to ride one of our vintage Chopper bikes from the coast to Chilitri (18km and 750m elevation gain). No one has attempted the third. We have not come up with a swimming challenge yet but it will probably involve the Endless pool and you are welcome to visit and devise it for us!
Why is ChiliTri called ChiliTri?
It's an interesting story but you will need to buy me a drink in El Chico's to find out why!
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