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 heart rate 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 heart rate zones calculated from your maximum heart rate value saved in your TrainingPeaks account. Each session displays automatically your personalized heart rate 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.
Questions: Please visit us on the web at simonsayscycling.com or email Simon at: email@example.com
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 reusable an unlimited amount of times
This plan works with heart rate only (no power zones). Click here to view the power version of this training plan.
Designed with the new Workout Builder - offering you more precise training with heart rate zones calculated automatically from your maximum heart rate 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
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