5th Annual Germany Training Camp 2016

Germany Training Camp 2016

We are now taking registration for the 2017 Training Camp  as the 2016 Registration is full. 
If you are interested in being placed on the waitlist for the 2016 Germany Training Camp, please email christiane@splashndash.ca

Primary focus is on Biking and Swimming - all distances - all levels 
Get a head start on your race-ready training phase by biking and swimming outdoors in a warm gentle June climate.
What's new for this year?
Biking is the theme for this year along with our daily open water swims and yoga-stretching sessions in the morning.
We will bike to France, climb into the Black Forest mountains and finish with a bike time trial and fun run!
We are ready to offer you a spring training experience you'll never forget!!
Sun & warmth (& no wind) while biking along the Rhine River (in both France & Germany) and up & down the mountain slopes in the Black Forest, swimming in pristine-clear baggersees, and returning with a run to where our German friends are awaiting us! These workouts will be take place in historic sites such as Mummelsee, Ebersteinburg, Schwarzenbacher Talsperre, Schloß Favorite and Burg Windeck Castle.  We will also be biking to Strasbourg to visit the magnificent gothic cathedral. We'll bike into the Black Forest Mountains, keeping an eye out for witches & goblins lurking in the forest!! We will finish the camp with the option of participating in an Sprint Triathlon or Challenge 70.3. This training camp is ideal to prepare you for any hilly Ironman, 70.3, or any of your local Triathlons.

2016 S&D Training Camp, Black Forest, Germany

Date: June 11-19, 2016

What’s included:

  • 9 days of structured training camp, fully supported with certified triathlon coaches (Nobody gets left behind!)
  • A maximum of 8 participants under the watchful eye of the coaches
  • Registration in a German Sprint Distance Triathlon
  • Biking in the Black Forest, climbing and descending 12% plus hills in three separate pace groups
  • 2 structured workouts/day (including bricks) except for recommended rest days
  • 9 days and 8 nights accommodations (breakfast included) in shared accommodations (3 or 4 people/house) featuring on-site restaurant, bakery, grocery store and laundry facilities
  • Language support and an inside look at the life style of the historic Black Forest (home of the fairy tales that we all grew up with)
  • Support vehicle

 What will you need:

  • Valid Passport
  • Standard Travel Medical and Accident Insurance

What do you need to bring:

  • Bike accessories and bike helmet
  • Bike - optional ( we have access to a bike store renting all levels of touring bikes and road bikes, from carbon to cross, in various sizes at about the same cost of shipping your bike)
  • If you opt to rent a bike you might want to bring your own pedals and shoes and maybe your own bike seat
  • Bike lock and bike light
  • Running, swimming, biking clothes and accessories (including wetsuit)
  • Daypack
  • International electrical adapter
  • Visa card is accepted in all major stores, as is cash or international debit card
Proposed Itinerary:
  • Saturday, June 11, Lunch time arrival at the training camp in Germany via Frankfurt (~150km) or Stuttgart (~120km) Karlsrhue/Baden (~3km). Transportation can be arranged through airport shuttle service or rental car (we can help with group bookings). We can pick you up if you fly into Karlsrhue/Baden AirPark. Assemble bikes or local bike rental facilitated. Evening bike ride to historic town of Bühl.
  • Sunday, June 12, Morning swim and yoga stretch. Leave camp to bike north along the flat and fast (bike-friendly) roads of the Rhine River, make a detour to the Schloß Favorite castle, cross the Rhine river into France to follow the river south to Drüsenheim for a coffee break (Français style) and then back to Germany with a ferry ride across the Rhine. The afternoon has a transition training session (multi-mini-bricks).
  • Monday, June 13, Morning swim and yoga stretch.  Afternoon bike ride to the picturesque towns of Sasbach/Obersasbach and up into the Mummelsee mountains. This mountain stage is fully supported for 3 levels of abilities!!! Followed by a stop at the sport mecca Decathlon. If you forgot something or want to travel light, this is the time to get it.
  • Tuesday,  June 14, Morning swim and yoga stretch. ~80 km afternoon bike ride to French city of Strasbourg from base camp. Massage session in the late afternoon (optional/pre-booking recommended).
  • Wednesday, June 15, Morning swim and yoga stretch. Choice of Rest Day (trip to the famous Roman Baths/Spa - see pic to the right) or test your strength by visiting an adult climbing park via bike deep in the Black Forest. Massage session in the late afternoon (optional/pre-booking recommended).
  • Thursday, June 16, Morning swim and yoga. Short day in the saddle with a ride to the castle ruins at Ebersteinburg.
  • Friday, June 17, Morning swim and yoga stretch. Tempo ride and bike time trial followed by an afternoon rest.
  • Saturday, June 18, Participation in the Laufwelt Triathlon as a finale to your training (we'll arrange everything).
  • Sunday, June 19, Morning departure to airport.

 Typical Training Day
  • 7:00 am Yoga stretching
  • 7:30 am  Morning swim
  • 8:00 am Breakfast at the training camp
  • 9:00 am Departure for daily bike rides 
  • 4:00- 5:00 pm Personal Time (Internet, email, etc)
  • 5:00 - 7:00 pm Technical module, massage, shopping or fun run
  • 7:00- 9:00 pm Supper at local restaurants, pubs or Biergartens

CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT AND LIFESTYLE – IT’S ALL NEARBY! Black_ForestIf you look to the east, you’ll see the wonderful panorama of the northern Black Forest.
The world-famous town of Baden-Baden is just 15 km away at the foot of the mountains. The Schwarzwaldhochstraße (Black Forest High Street), which is lined with interesting destinations, starts in the town. The Badische Weinstraße (Baden Wine Road) also has a lot to offer. Here, you’ll encounter fine wines as well as various tasty Baden delicacies.


The health resort of Baden-Baden is always worth a visit – from the Roman ruins and relaxing thermal springs to the exclusive shopping opportunities and, of course, the famous casino. A trip to this region of Germany isn't complete without visiting this glamorous city.


The French city of Strasbourg is 40 km away.

The impressive cathedral, which attracts millions of visitors each year, is located at the heart of the city’s historical Old Town. If you think of Strasbourg, the first thing that springs to mind is the world-famous cathedral. But this monumental building is not the only sight in the city, not by far. The picturesque Old Town, numerous museums and of course the European Parliament are always popular destinations.

The city of Heidelberg is 125 km away.

The jewel among German travel destinations, Heidelberg is located in the Neckar river valley where the legend-rich Odenwald (Forest of Odin) opens up towards the plains of the Rhine Valley. It is home to the oldest university in Germany (est. 1386). Heidelberg has retained its baroque charm of narrow streets, picturesque houses and of course the world-famous Schloss (castle ruins). 


The northern Black Forest plays host to impressive overwhelming wonders of nature that can be best experienced by bike. Destinations such as the Mummelsee, the Mehliskopf mountain with its summer toboggan run and the breathtaking climbing park make these tours an unforgettable experience.