Get Fit and Climbing Ready for your European Bike Tour *Workout Builder Power Zones
Simon KesslerAll plans by this Coach
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Feel Confident and Ready on your Upcoming Bike Tour in the Mountainous of Europe with this Proven Training Plan!
Training plan description: Did you sign up for a bike tour this summer to ride the big mountains of Europe and are now wondering how to train correctly? Maybe you live in a flat area and are unsure how to train for climbs? We have been running bike tours in Europe for many years and know what it takes to conquer the legendary climbs of Europe. In this plan, you will find specific power based training that simulates climbing both in intensity, cadence, and exertion.
The 12-week plan increases progressively with 3 weeks of building followed by a recovery week. A typical build week includes two specific sessions in the work week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) and an optional ride on Wednesdays. Weekends include one longer, less structured ride which can be a group ride, and one ride with a specific focus. This plan will work for you whether you train 4 or 5 days per week. The weekly hours range between 8-12 hours/total. Before starting the plan you should be doing at least 4 hours/week consistently.
The plan is designed to work indoors as well as outdoors and is designed with the Workout Builder feature which provides your power zones calculated from your threshold power saved in your TrainingPeaks account. Each session displays automatically your personalized power zones. Additional benefits of the Workout Builder format include direct training session download to your Garmin or Wahoo device and training session upload to Zwift, TrainingRoad, CycleOps and more.
Designed by former professional and multiple national champion coach Simon Kessler of Simon Says Cycling, coach Simon has coached for 25+ years and has enjoyed an incredible track record as a coach which includes state and national champions on multiple continents in road, track and mountain biking. Some of Simon’s clients have won world championship medals and gone on to wear the yellow jersey in the Tour de France. With this plan, you receive 30+ years of top-level experience in a super effective training plan that will lead to fast improvements.
Purchasing this plan includes: Email support from coach Simon directly to get your questions answered plus 1 month access to our membership community with Facebook live coaching calls every Wednesday.
Training for another race or personal improvement goal? Checkout our other training plans for racing (road, time trial, criterium), centuries, gran fondos, base training, power gains, and more. Visit: simonsayscycling.com
This training plan starts on a Monday
The plan is reuasble an unlimited amount of times
This plan works with power only (no heart rate zones). Click here to view the hearrt rate version of this training plan.
Designed with the new Workout Builder - offering you more precise training with power zones calculated automatically from your threshold power (FTP) saved in TrainingPeaks
Download each session automatically to newer version Garmin devices with the TrainingPeaks IQ Garmin Connect App or to your Wahoo Elemnt or Elemnt Bolt with the Wahoo Companion App
Download each session in many different files formats compatible with: Zwift, Wahoo, Trainer Road, Cyclops and more
30 day money-back guarantee
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|9:17 hrs||5:00 hrs|
Day Off x2
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||9:17 hrs||5:00 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter