Garda Camp with Ian Jenner

Garda Camp with Ian Jenner

May 8th – 14th 2022
Difficulty Level: Challenging


Why choosing this training camp:
  • Ride on Lake Garda's roads, away from traffic
  • Try a professional training program 
  • The biggest lake in Italy, a valley covered in vineyards, an alpine landscape... all this on the same route

Tackling the climbs on the Italian territory can be a challenging and very demanding experience. In the splendid setting of Lake Garda, dominated by the peaks of Monte Baldo, the hills of the vineyards of the famous Valpolicella and Amarone, Ian Jenner's academy Rule 5 Cycling Coaching will help you develop a more effective workout, understanding your mistakes and improving your technique. Included in the package is a free 3 months training program before the training camp to get in the best shape with Ian Jenner, British Cycling and Training Peaks Coach.

Accommodation: 3*S Hotel Conca D'Oro Garda


Day 1 | Training Focus – Group riding and riding abroad in Italy – Garda, Torri del Benaco

30 km, 100 m  

After arriving from Verona airport, it will be time to set up your bike and take a quick ride along the lake to Torri Del Benaco for an ice cream or perhaps your first aperitif in Italy. First coaching session on group riding and cycling in Italy by Rule5 Cycling Coaching.


Day 2 | Training Focus – Climbing Technique - Prada Alta

70 km, 1.100 m  

Short warm-up to start the climb up to Prada. The first part offers some difficult sections at 14% and 20% incline, after which the ascent will become steady towards the top, around 5% incline, for a total climb of 22 km. A quick coffee and a croissant, then the descent towards Lake Garda which offers the best views of the area and finally the last stretch on quiet roads to the hotel. Data analysis and technical feedback from Rule5 Cycling Coaching.


Day 3 | Training Focus – Fueling pre, during post - Rivoli, Zuane e Bardolino

60 km, 500 m  

Today you will warm up your legs before the climbs of the coming days. A ride on gentle hills, a few short steep climbs to practice the technique again and start testing the descents as well. Data analysis and technical feedback from Rule5 Cycling Coaching.


Day 4 | Training Focus – Climbing & Descending – Peri, Fosse e Valpolicella

110 km, 1.200 m  

We will pedal through the cycling path towards Trento, among the peaceful vineyards of the Val d'Adige up to Peri, to climb the first ascent: 9 km with almost 1,000 m of elevation gain. A tough climb, with an average of 9% and a section at 13%, where the pace is essential. Then a long descent towards Valpolicella for lunch, before the easier return to Garda. Data analysis and technical feedback from Rule5 Cycling Coaching.


Day 5 | Training Focus – Cadence and gear selection – Braga

50 km, 1.000 m  

A kind of active recovery day. A climb up to Braga that combines steep sections and longer, gentler parts, ideal for working on gear shifting and cadence. A short section at 18% incline interrupts the pace, where gear selection and pace are crucial. As if it were a single track, this is a very quiet road that climbs up to Monte Baldo. Data analysis and technical feedback from Rule5 Cycling Coaching.


Day 6 | Training Focus – Putting it all together - Monte Baldo via Avio

120 km, 1.800 m  

The "Stelvio" of Lake Garda! A great day that will take us on a climb for 1 hour and 30 minutes, maybe a little more if the legs are tired from this week. After 30 km we will arrive in Avio where we will begin the impressive climb that looms ahead, winding through suggestive tunnels. Once at the top, we will have lunch in a typical Malga, before starting the technical descent towards home. A super day where you can put into practice everything you have learned. Data analysis and technical feedback from Rule5 Cycling Coaching.


Day 7 | Relax

50 km, 100 m  

One last short ride for an ice cream or maybe one last Negroni before leaving for the airport.


Price per person (minimum 6 - maximum 12 px): 

Euro 1.700,00 (taxes and VAT included) | single supplement, applied to secure a private room for solo travellers: Euro 150,00 (taxes and VAT included)

This tour can be organized private for any number of participants. Contact us for details. 


The price includes

  • 6 nights in a 3 star S | hotel 6 dinners 
  • Transfer from / to the airport (Verona Catullo Airport).
  • 3 months of Rule 5 Cycling Coaching training plan aimed at preparing before the start of the camp
  • Briefing and data analysis
  • Daily guided tour | pics and videos by our guides
  • Van in tow during training | washing, ordinary maintenance and bike storage
  • Vince Team supplement welcome kit | 20% discount on Cinelli Bike apparel and accessories


The Price does not include

  • Flight
  • Travel and injuries insurance
  • Drinks with food

Anything not mentioned in "The price includes"



  • Bike rental Cinelli Superstar: euro 50,00 per person a day
  • Ital Cycling gives you the exclusive opportunity to ride and live for one or two days with a great cycling champion like Claudio Chiappucci, Alessandro Ballan and Valerio Agnoli. Upon request


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