Gandia Fall, Spain
19. September - 11. October 2020
Join former European and World Championship medalists Vegard Høidalen and Jørre Kjemperud in Gandia, Spain for this year’s beach camps at the amazing Sunsation Beach.
Gandia Beach, with its Mediterranean climate and 300 days of sun per year, is the perfect destination for all beach lovers. The beach measures in at over 120 meters wide and you may stroll along the palm-lined beach promenade for several kilometers overlooking more than 50 beach volleyball courts. Several organizations, like Volleytours and Barefootbeachcamp, has their camps in Gandia. Just last year, more than 1000 travelers from all over the world participated in the beach camps at Gandia Beach. No wonder people call it #homeofbeachvolleyball.
No matter if you are a team and single player, group or family, old or young, our camps welcomes all. In Gandia you will meet beach volleyball players from all over the world, from World Tour players to new found lovers of beach volleyball. Training sessions run every morning, in leveled groups of 6. The afternoons are filled with free tournaments or you may keep practicing your skills on available courts. Chill out after the matches in our beach bar, where we provide you with complimentary water and fruit, whilst the DJ ensures the right mood with sweet beats.
TRAINING WITH TOP INTERNATIONAL COACHES
Our team of coaches are led by former European and World Championship medalists Vegard Høidalen and Jørre Kjemperud. We offer a very high level of experience and expertise. Small details in your technique often makes a huge difference to get your game to the next level. Our coaches will take you there.
The training sessions run in the mornings, Monday – Friday, and are normally organized with 1 coach for a group of maxiumum 6 players or 3 coaches for a group of 18 players. The last par of the training sessions often consist of game-like drills, working together with the 2 nearest courts/training groups (children groups can be organized differently).
The camps are set up for full weeks; weekend to weekend. It is optimal to arrive and depart on Saturdays, as this is the only weekday without organized beach activities (=travel day). You may book other dates, but we prefer that you stick to our set schedules.
SPRING CAMP: week 15, 16, 17 & 18 (6. April – 1. May 2020)
FALL CAMP: week 39, 40 & 41 (23. September - 11. October 2020)
CAMP PACKAGES & ACCOMODATION
All our packages include:
7 nights’ accommodation per week
5 organized training session per week
Free water and fruit on the beach
Tournaments every day
Free afternoon access to courts when available
Organized social activities in the afternoon
The packages are tailored to meet all holiday needs. Simply choose whether you wish to save money or treat yourself to a more luxurious vacation by selecting one of our accommodation alternatives:
A: Apartments for 4 -7 people (spacious size apt.)
2 person bedroom
B: Hotel Safari (3 star)
Breakfast and dinner included
C: Hotel RH Bayren (4 star spa hotel)
Breakfast and dinner (with water and wine) included
D: Family Apartments (2 adults & 2 children).
You book your own flights to Alicante or Valencia. We recommend booking your AirPort transfer through us, but you are welcome to organize this on your own.
In general, it is easier to find transfer between Gandia and Valencia than to Alicante. However, the plane tickets to Alicante may be cheaper. It may be a good alternative to hire a car if you are a group travelling together.
THINGS TO DO IN GANDIA
Sunsation Beach is situated between Valencia and Alicante. The beach is very well maintained and is well guarded by lifeguards who look out every 100 m at a high level. In addition, beach police patrol the zone and provide additional security. Sun lounger service is offered everywhere, where you can reserve an umbrella place with sun lounger for the whole day. Most holidaymakers bring their own umbrellas and occupy the foremost beach front. The sand is super soft and clean and continues gently in the sea - you can wade out forever to bathe here or let the waves take you back to the shore by bodysurfing. Bodyboards are a good idea here.
Around the harbour, at the south end of the beach, you may also play football or rent pedal boats and sailing boats. Extremely popular are the many Segways and Elektro-Fat bikes, with which you can roll along the long promenade. There is also a two-lane cycle path, which is used a lot.
Several restaurants with the typical Valencian paella dishes and fideuas are lined up along the harbour promenade together with ice cream shops, bars, market stalls and chiringuitos. You will probably find the best shopping in Gandia center, with several warehouses from well known brands to affordable prices, just a few minutes drive from the beach.
If you're looking to combine the beach with sightseeing or nature walks, we suggest an afternoon or early morning hike to Monduver.
Less than an hour drive away you find Valencia, the 3rd largest city in Spain, which makes the perfect destination for a day-trip. In Valencia you may watch a LA LIGA match at Mestalla Stadium, take an educational journey through the Principe Felipe Science Museum, experience the underwater world at the Aquarium de Valencia or explore the Old Town district. The options are endless.