Triathlon Training

Rachel from Bath in the UK is currently in training for the Leeds Triathlon on September the 8th, she visited this island last week staying at very lovely Can Curreau.

We rode out early on Saturday to take in a north eastern loop of the island that allowed us wonderful roads and even better scenery.

Good luck on the 8th Rachel!

The climb into San Joan

The climb into San Joan

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The stunning cost road dropping down into Cala Boix

It was a beautiful morning

It was a beautiful morning


Zero cars on the 9k climb from Cala St Vicent into San Joan

Zero cars on the 9k climb from Cala St Vicent into San Joan

VC Ibiza and Steyning AC

It only takes so long before an athlete on holiday starts to get itchy feet and is looking to do some training. Rob from Steyning AC in West Sussex was one such athlete so setting of on a beautiful morning, we went on ramble of the east coast of the island from his holiday base in Es Canar.


Steyning AC. Represent


Heading north on todays southern loop towards Cala Llonga

Riding out of Es Canar towards Sant Carles we the rode in the campo and headed towards San Llorenc before turning south back towards Santa Eularia.
We then embarked on a small southern loop heading towards south toward Eivissa before switching back and taking on the PM 810-1. To Cala Llonga and back towards our start point. Where would would continue on the lovely PM810-1 coastal road to Cala Sant Vincent before turning round to head home.


It’s a great road towards Cala St Vincent


We were bathed in the clear morning sunshine


The sea at Cala St Vincent was looking particularly special


Rob climbs back into Es Canar after a good mornings work


The Commute

This is a lovely punchy morning ride, to get the senses going!
With some sweet powder like trails that you can fly down…

Morning Camino

Morning Camino

Pray for Us

Pray for Us



Disturbing the Peace

In a bid to discover new variations and cut throughs on an east of the island route… I today managed to interrupt a meditation session at a yoga retreat and ride straight into a densely populated horse stables. Screen shot 2013-08-13 at 22.12.17Observing island life up close, in the middle of  of the countryside gives you a sense of relief that this part of the islands culture still has life left in it, through a younger generation that are now creating and or augmenting existing rural business’ through the use of contemporary ideas which are however still rooted in authentic Ibiza.


The fireworks in Ibiza Town last night temporarily took the pain away from the idiotic running injury sustained in the afternoon!
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Gymbox Q&A

Did a little Q&A with the nice people at Gymbox here are my ramblings!

Hi Simon, what made you launch Velo Club Ibiza? 

Well, first and foremost I love riding my bike. I try to ride as much as possible, I get kind of weird if I don’t! I imagine it’s the same for people who love to workout or run: something you love doing is also something you have to do.

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Why Ibiza?

I’ve been coming to the island for years, I got married here and it really feels like home for my family – the terrain is perfect to ride around and you can do it all year round. There are some stunning parts of the island that are only accessible by bike, so the discovery element is really exciting. Mallorca is usually the go to Balearic Island if you are a more serious bike, but I feel Ibiza can deliver this side of riding and also a whole lot more. I want to actively promote a more social side to cycling that is in tune with the nature of the Island. That’s why VC Ibiza is a club: I want it to be very social and inclusive of all types of cyclists.

Is there more to the island than clubbing, then? 

Of course! You can easily come here and not see any of that side. I have a background in the music industry so I still have a real affinity with that scene. The fitness and well-being side of the island is incredibly developed, partly because of Spain’s total commitment to all forms of sport and also because of the climate and natural resources the island provide. The total calm of the countryside; the clear seas; and just the tranquillity and space you have naturally promotes the feeling of well-being.

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Sounds amazing – is it possible to combine both activities? 

Definitely. And the cocktails taste so much better if you know you have made the effort to do some exercise in the day! Again the ability to do this comes back to the nature of the island, you can feel the energy and similarly the tranquillity as soon as you arrive, and it’s that natural feeling of balance that allows you to be hedonistic and healthy in equal measure.

Sounds ideal for Gymbox members. But is this for the more experienced cyclist or can beginners get involved?

It’s for all types, VC Ibiza caters for everyone. I love the idea of harking back to what cycling clubs were traditionally, when they played the role of social clubs that brought all types of people together for the simple pleasure of riding their bikes. If some want to go harder and faster than others then that fine we can tailor to suit!

Can you describe a favourite route? 

We are creating new routes all the time. The scenery here is simply stunning so it’s very hard to pick a favourite. As soon as you start to think ’That’s the best hill-top coastal road, ever’, you find yourself in the ’campo’ feeling emotional because of the deep smell of the pines and the immaculate fields of orange trees and golden barley your riding through – so much so I sometimes have trouble making people concentrate on looking where they are going!

What can be expected from a day’s cycling trip?

At VC Ibiza we tailor everything to your requirements it really all depends on the customer, I’d either converse with a customer while they are here or sort a route out prior to suit their experience. Or for the more performance based routes with more experienced riders we’d be using apps like Strava. In terms of the routes I’d be able to give info on where we are and the upcoming terrain when I lead the ride.

And the stop off points?

Yes, important! I’m also building up a network of all the great coffee, cake and ice-cream stops and all over the island! And of course when creating the routes I’m always looking to integrate the amazing scenery and famous landmarks the island has to offer.

Isn’t it a bit too hot to cycle?

VC Ibiza is open all year round but of course in July and August we will ride in the morning or later in the afternoon. The beautiful thing is though, if it gets too hot you can just divert to the nearest beach and jump in!

Amazing. Finally, why should people consider a cycling holiday in ibiza?

There are many reasons: experiencing the beauty of the island in a unique way and the sense of achievement, adventure and well-being you will get from exploring its many trails and parcours on a bike, in a social environment and with like minded people. Riding in Ibiza really allows you to connect with nature whilst exercising to your desired level. There will be no exclusivity in terms of bike snobbery and that fits with the culture of the Island. It’s a very positive and social island that manages to combine simple rural life with some of the best high end quality shops, restaurants, hotels and clubs in the world and it seems to do it seamlessly.

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