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Andrew Bailey
Andrew Bailey
I was due to go on my first triathlon training camp with Challenge Tri Camp in early 2019 and lost my father suddenly just before Christmas 2018. It threw out my training and hit me really hard. My wife and daughter were incredible in supporting me and I contacted Nick Dunn and his team to explain the situation to see if I could cancel or defer to 2020. Unfortunately travel insurance didn’t count in this situation because I hadn’t yet left the U.K. The airline, bike hire and car rental company were all amazing and given the specific reason for the trip, they all cancelled with a full refund even going outside of their normal terms. Sadly even though Challenge Tri Camp are in the human performance business they were not quite as sympathetic or understanding. After lots of push back and emails whilst I was also dealing with the loss, I’ve had nothing back at all. I’d paid nearly £1,000 in full and was offered £150 towards a 2020 camp or a 1 day training session in the U.K. They have refused to refund anything. I realise there are accommodation costs to cover that may or may not have been used by someone else but the total lack of understanding, no sympathy or understanding in a human performance business, in my opinion speaks volumes. I successfully got myself back on track later in the year and competed in a couple of triathlons in 2019 and I’ve booked elsewhere for a 2020 camp to work with a team that focus on everything about a more
Nicolas Weng Kan
Nicolas Weng Kan
I was initiated to triathlon by Nick and his team. I will never forget that experience. Without them I don’t think I would have achieved my first Half Ironman race. 7 years later I am still at it so they must be doing something rightread more
Jose Candido Affonseca Netto
Jose Candido Affonseca Netto
I’ve been there twice and will definitely join again. Nice people, great place, amazing food and beautiful and safe routes. Everything we need for an active holiday. Truly recommend!read more
Kevin McCloskey
Kevin McCloskey
Very good weeks training. Great support & coaching with feedback. Hotel very good offering all the facilities req with a 25m pool + beach & sea just across the road. We have made great friends through Challenge Tri & will be back for more
Julie Dell
Julie Dell
I was pretty apprehensive about my first camp in 2018, particularly as I was recovering from injury and couldn't swim! But everyone was really welcoming, friendly, inclusive and encouraging - coaches and athletes alike. Loved every minute of it, went back in 2019, fully intending to return again in more
Heather Phillips
Heather Phillips
Really enjoyed my first camp. Great atmosphere and friendly group. Coaching was first class and catered for all abilities. The sunshine was a bonus 😀read more
Sharon Black
Sharon Black
Having ‘dabbled’ in sprint Triathlons for the last 3 years, with the support of my Tri club coaches and friends, I decided to enter the Cotswold 113. Attending this Challenge Tri Camp was part of my plan to see how far I could actually push myself. I have to say that it has been invaluable in my development both psychologically and physiologically. The coaches were really supportive throughout the week and they helped me to make some very important changes to my technique; I found the swim analysis particularly helpful and informative. I overcame feelings of significant fatigue to train hard again day after day and I now feel more confident in my ability to succeed. I definitely recommend this camp and this company. Thank you Team Challenge Tri Camp, I do hope I will do you proud in my 2019 race more
Victoria Marshall
Victoria Marshall
This was my first training camp and I had the most amazing time! The coaches really adapted to the different abilities
Carol Mathews
Carol Mathews
Well organised, friendly and supportive, caters for all abilities.
Lulu Ritchie
Lulu Ritchie
My top reasons why i’ll be returning to a TriCamp 1. I was encouraged to physically and mentally push myself 10x harder than I would training alone 2. The hotel is absolutely PERFECT for sport lovers with its private equipped bike garage, 25m saline pool and free laundry 3. The coaches train elite athletes so I really felt the depth of their expertise. Plus their advice was tailored to each individual- nothing felt cookie-cutter 4. That endless buffet.....dreamy! 5. Each training session is imaginative, fun, challenging and you get to really drink-in Mallorca 6. If you rent a bike it’s hanging serviced and ready in the garage- the key is waiting at reception 7. There’s rollers in the gym, icebaths and saunas in the spa and ice for injuries 8. The people- 14 strangers to 14 friends in a week Thank you Brent, Helen, Mark and Bernat- you really gave 100%read more
Vito PeTo
Vito PeTo
I had an amazing week with challenge Tri Camp in Mallorca. I have improved myself a lot in cycling. Coaches were always next to us, they are all very nice and they never leave you behind:-) . We trained the 3 sports: swimming (even with recorded video to correct the technic) , with wetsuit in the pool and in open water. Cycling in different routes (hills, time trial,...), running techniques (stairs, trail,...), core lessons... , a very completed triathlon week adapt to all levels. The coaches are wonderful!! Thanks to Mark, Bernat, Brent and Helen for your advices and professionalism !! All the triathletes were also great, we spent a very good time all together and I Look forward to seeing you soon in challenge tri camp!!take care, Best regards, Victoriaread more
Jessica Phillips
Jessica Phillips
A great tri camp for people of all abilities. Brent thank you for your great organisation, Helen thank you for your kind patience and Mark thank you for your constant encouragement!read more
Angela Dolan
Angela Dolan
The first triathlon camp I’ve been on it totally exceeded my expectations. The coaches were all amazing & the atmosphere in the group was welcoming & friendly. Can’t fault it at all spot on ❤️ looking forward to going back next year 🎉💪read more
Gemma Royles
Gemma Royles
Fantastic day at Tri Camp Coaching Clinic today . Reminds me why I love these guys so much. Very knowledgeable in all areas, brilliant feedback and always FUN! Thanks guys can’t wait to see you In Mallorca soon 😎😎😎read more
David Dutton
David Dutton
A fantastic fun day made even better by awesome coaches. I learned a huge amount. Thank you so very much. I WILL be back 👍read more
Guy Orridge
Guy Orridge
Great experience, wonderful patient coaches and nice to met some new people over in Mallorca. The training was adapted to each individual and I certainly got a lot out of my week with Tri Camp. Would not hesitate to recommend The more
Hamilton Huxham
Hamilton Huxham
The great thing about Challenge Tri Camp is the people that run it!! So not only do you get to do all the things you love ie swim, bike, run and eat cake in my case but you get treated like one of the family. Furthermore the facilities are top notch and the location is perfect for all your triathlon more
Jay Rocky
Jay Rocky
Great crew of coaches, great and diverse athlete groups, great sports hotel with great buffet (incl. vegan options ;) ) on paradise island Mallorca. The perfect mix for fantastic and fun training camps - I have been on 3 so far and will continue to do more
Nicola Heaton
Nicola Heaton
I have been on three camps now and have had coaching from Nick. I was apprehensive about my first camp as I was unsure of whether I would be good enough but I need not have worried as all abilities are catered for. The coaching and feedback are brilliant and I have got so much faster from taking it all on board! Facilities, hotel and food are all great and I have spent a week with a lovely bunch of like minded people each time. I'm already booked on for 2019 and am looking forward to it!read more
Jo Acha
Jo Acha
We have just booked Challenge Tri Camp for the third year running. What was a birthday treat has now become a kickstart to our triathlon season. So what is making us come back year on year, well when you love to swim, bike, run you get to do that every day! Making friends with other crazy people who like to do the same! Challenge Tri Camp caters for all levels of abilities from complete novices to age groupers. The coaching team are friendly and approachable. They have a wealth of triathlon knowledge and there is always something new to learn. The hotel, location and facilities are great. It’s amazing how fast a week can fly by, you come home absolutely shattered but motivated for the season more
Natasha Marianna McLaren
Natasha Marianna McLaren
Great experience, wonderful coaches, chance to meet lots of new training buddies and got to do what I love best swim bike run all day everyday. loads of fun, thanks Challenge Tri would most definitely recommendread more
Karen Murphy
Karen Murphy
Challenge Tri camp was my first experience of a triathlon training camp and I can honestly say I couldn’t have had a better experience. The coaches are professional welcoming and really take the time to get to know your needs and plan accordingly. I enjoyed my first week so much I booked a second week and plan to go back next year. I learnt a lot and improved in all three disciplines and can say the camp definitely contributed to my improved performance this season. Special thanks to Nick who spent time in the sea giving me one to one coaching to help me get over my fear of open water and also Jacqui who helped me get more confident in group bike riding in Mallorca and Kat who beasts me on a daily basis 😁read more
Angela Wallis
Angela Wallis
I’ve signed up for my 4th camp for 2019 and am looking forward to it already. Each has been better than the last All the sessions are tailored to individuals and everyone can go at the right pace for them whilst building fitness and improving techniques. It’s a great way to start the season and build your fitness. The hotel and accommodation is excellent too. Highly more
Paul Moore
Paul Moore
I’ve done Triathlon and high level sport for years. I like starting my season with a TriCamp as the mix of high level coaching and other like minded athletes gives me a great boost. The social element make it a great mix 👍🏻read more

Improver Swim 21-28 March 2020


Dates: 21st-28th March 2020
Ability Level: All levels
7 Night Prices: From £750 per person

Tier 1 Price:From £750 until 30 Sep 2019
Tier 2 Price:From £800 from 1 Oct to 31 Dec 2019
Tier 3 Price:From £850 from 1 January 2020 

  • 4* Hotel Half Board
  • Room share options available for solo athletes*
  • Discount for three in a room and non-athletes
  • £40 per night single occupancy
Pay a 30% deposit per item

Pay a 30% deposit today to secure your place(s)

*”Solo athlete – sharing preferred” booking type – we will endeavour to pair you with another athlete. If we’re successful the final amount payable will reflect that. If we are not successful the £40 per night single occupancy charge will be due with your final payment.

Children are welcome. Please contact us for booking details.


  • Fully coached Triathlon Training Camp
  • 7 Night Camp
  • Pool 1:2:1 Swim Video Analysis
  • Run sessions, beach & mountains 
  • Builds skills and fitness for Early Season Training
  • Open water skills 
  • High Coach to Athlete Ratio
  • All abilities catered for


Mallorca – the Triathletes and Cyclists paradise. Just a short 2.5hr flight from the UK, Mallorca has everything our athlete guests need for the perfect training holiday, great weather, fantastic terrain, beautiful and safe swim locations and the Challenge Tri Camp coaches to help you in your journey.


This Swim focus week is designed for both new and experienced triathletes who want to come and get a varied week of swim, bike and run training with not one specific goal race or distance in mind.  The Swim focus will mean more pool and open water swim sessions, sometimes 2-3 times per day with an emphasis on stroke correction. You might be looking to take on your first race or be doing a range of races and want to come to Mallorca to improve your fitness and triathlon skill level while having fun with like-minded people. The perfect choice for athletes who want to focus on their swim, but also want to ride and run throughout the week.

This 7 night camp is based from our 4* sports hotel in Playa De Muro, Mallorca, with half board meal plan. The hotel offers an onsite 25 metre heated outdoor pool, fully equipped gym, secure bike garage and spa with hot and cold therapies. 

Swim: The week includes a one to one swim video analysis with individual coach feedback so that you can work on your technique during the coached pool and open water swim sessions. 

Bike: All athletes are assessed on Day 1 to establish riding strengths and skills and grouped accordingly. Rides are varied by terrain and distance, rolling flats and mountain rides from 50k to 100k. We operate a no-drop policy so no athlete gets left behind. 

Run: Brick runs, drills and technique work, and tempo runs are guided by our coaches. These sessions can be either road or off road and are suitable for all athletes. 

Strength and Core: Most days finish with a strength or core session to complete your training day. These sessions are designed to complement the training effect for the day.

Coaching: Challenge Tri Camp provide a high coach to athlete training ratio with the opportunity for one to one sessions to work on your individual requirements.

Camp Schedule: Athletes can expect approximately 27 plus hours of coached activities throughout the week with a specific schedule that builds in intensity and also allows for a half day rest period to avoid over training. 



  • Completely structured Improvers Coached week
  • Fully coached pool and open water sessions
  • Swim video analysis with 1-2-1 feedback
  • Progressive cycling sessions with experienced coaches
  • Ride Groups for all ability levels
  • Run sessions to improve technique, endurance and speed
  • Brick sessions – bike/run
  • Transition training
  • Core and stretching sessions
  • 10 years of Triathlon Training Camps
  • Suitable for Beginners, Improvers, Intermediate and Age Group athletes
  • High coach to athlete ratio
  • Ask the coaches evening
  • Advice on training plans and coaching
  • 1-2-1 coaching sessions
  • Bike hire options
  • Fully Insured Qualified Coaches
  • All sessions risk assessed
  • First Aid trained qualified coaches


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tourist information
  • Luggage storage
  • Car rental
  • Free to use washing machines


  • Apartment style
  • Double or twin room
  • Separate Lounge with sofa bed
  • Kitchenette with fridge
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower amenities
  • Kettle
  • Wardrobe
  • Balcony
  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning and heating 

Board Options

  • Half board (breakfast & dinner) 


  • Caprice Buffet Restaurant
  • A la Carte Restaurant
  • Sports Bar



  • 25m Outdoor heated lane pool
  • Bicycle rental
  • Swimming pool
  • Adult only pool
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Luxury Spa
  • Massage service (Surcharge)
  • Secure bike garage

Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

This property is accessible to people with reduced mobility.

  • Check-in time: 2 pm
  • Check-out time: before 12 pm

Our price doesn’t include a city/accommodation/tourism tax which may be payable locally.

Please Note:

Check-in or out outside the hotel’s standard times may incur additional fees.

If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 


Joint Head Coach
Challenge Tri Camp

Hello from Brent & Nick, we are professional triathlon coaches – Challenge Tri Camp is our full time job. We have a vast amount of experience working with a wide range of athletes from beginners right through to athletes competing at a top level in major Championships. We look forward to meeting you on camp or at one of our UK events.


Joint Head Coach 
Challenge Tri Camp

Hello from Brent & Nick, we are professional triathlon coaches – Challenge Tri Camp is our full time job. We have a vast amount of experience working with a wide range of athletes from beginners right through to athletes competing at a top level in major Championships. We look forward to meeting you on camp or at one of our UK events.


The main sessions start on the Sunday morning with a swim followed by a ride and then a brick run. You can expect approximately 27 plus hours coached activities throughout the week. We swim, bike and run most days, with Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon off for recovery. The swims are either in the 25m outdoor heated lane pool on site or sea swims 100m from the hotel. It is mandatory for athletes to swim in a wetsuit during the sea swims for health and safety insurance purposes. There will be approx 6-7 swims throughout the week. The swim on the first Sunday morning includes a video session which is then used for your swim assessment with a coach on a 1:2:1 basis later that day. Most runs are brick runs, off the bike, with some longer road and trail runs/walks.

The first ride (approx 60-65km) is an assessment ride where we ask athletes to self seed themselves in the ride groups and the coaches then assess to make sure each athlete is in the right group for the week. The rides build in distance through the week and range from flat and rolling, to mountain rides with quite a bit of descending and climbing. Depending on each ride groups abilities determines the distances that are achieved by the end of the week. We operate a no-drop policy so no athlete gets left behind to find their own way back to the hotel, there is always a coach on hand to support any back markers.The last day of coached activities is Friday and the sessions normally finish during the mid afternoon. On Saturday morning there is an uncoached swim session.



The Viva Blue Hotel and Spa based in Playa De Muro in the north of Mallorca is an established favourite for triathletes, with its range of sports facilities including a 25 metre outdoor heated swimming pool, fully equipped gym, secure bike garage and luxury spa.


Your room is apartment style with a twin/double bedroom, separate lounge area, small kitchenette and bathroom. Your room is fully air conditioned, with ample wardrobe space, a hairdryer and in the lounge area has a TV with English speaking channels, a sofa, and a dining table and chairs. All rooms have a balcony which overlooks either the pool area or the nature reserve at the rear of the hotel.

Sleeps up to 3 Adults


Our package is provided with Half Board Meal Plan (Breakfast and evening meal) in the Caprice Buffet restaurant.

Imagine strolling past counters stocked to the brim with delicious food. That’s what the hotel buffet is like. From the early hours of the morning, the buffet offers you anything you might fancy – from an energetic, healthy breakfast or one full of sweet treats. The choice is completely up to you!

When it’s time for dinner, visit the Show Cooking stations; ENERGY, with salads and fresh products. GOURMET, with meats and fish cooked to your liking. Everything is freshly cooked!

You’ll be constantly surprised by our buffet. We organise themed dinners on a weekly basis, with Mallorcan, Japanese or Mexican cuisine. They are a lot of fun! And, of course, there’s always a variety of top-quality dishes available. 

The buffet caters for most dietary requirements including Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free and Lactose Free so there is always something for everyone.


The airport in Mallorca is called Palma Airport PMI (sometimes known as Son Sant Joan Airport). This is where you will want to arrange flights and transfers to and from.

The Hotel address is:
Viva Blue Hotel & Spa, Passeig de Bateman, s/n 07408 Playa de Muro, Mallorca (Spain). The hotel phone number is 0034 97189 2505. 

Private Shuttle Bus – and – These companies offer shared shuttle services to and from Palma airport to popular resorts.  You will need to check exact drop off locations and prices but fares are approximately £15-20 round trip per person plus bike box.  Transfers must be booked online in advance of travel and you must email the company directly to book bike boxes onto transfers.

Car Hire – Vanrell – There are many car hire options on the island, Vanrell are local to the hotel in Port Alcudia/Playa De Muro, please see the link to book.  They offer a one way car hire option which is also a good option. There is free parking opposite the hotel.

Private Taxi Company – email – – These offer very reasonable transfer rates for groups and individuals.  Email them for a quote.

Local Bus service – – The bus number you would require is 351 which you would have to get on from the main bus and train station in Palma city centre.  Buses run regularly from the airport to Palma bus station.  There are information points on bus transportation in both the airport and the bus station.

The transfer time is approx. 45 mins but we would allow an hour to 90 mins in case of traffic.

Please note that you will be able to check in to your room from 2pm and we ask that you check out of the hotel at 12am on your day of departure, although bags may be stored until your transfer time when you can return to collect luggage and bikes as applicable.


  • Challenge Tri Camp are here to help you get the most from your training camp holiday.
  • We will work with you during your time with us to help you achieve your goals.
  • Our Coaches are focussed on your training needs.

Join us for a triathlon training week and become part of the Challenge Tri Camp family.


Need a specific question answered or just some more general information then call Helen on +44 (0)333 577 3221 or email at

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