At the Viva Blue Hotel you shall find the only outdoor semi-Olympic heated pool in the north of Majorca. Its features are:
- 25 x 12.5 metre semi-Olympic pool.
- Six 2 metre lanes.
- Beach-like perimeter with overflow outlets.
- Floating breakwaters.
- Lane markers on the bottom and the walls of the pool, as per Swimming Federations’ rules.
- Starting blocks.
- Backstroke turn indicators.
- Touchpads at both ends.
- Thermal cover fitting and removal system.
- Water temperature between 25 and 27º C.
And the Viva Tropic Hotel & SPA and the Vanity Hotel Golf are outstanding because of their close proximity to the official starting point of Ironman 70.3 and the Full Ironman which are held on Majorca.
Majorca and cycling go hand in hand. That is why in several of our hotels you will find facilities for cyclists:
- Viva Cycling Station, located at the Viva Tropic, offers the following services: bicycle hire, mechanical service, bicycle transport, guided routes, etc.
- Store selling Cannodale products at Viva Blue.
The north of Majorca is a quiet area, with many routes where the triathletes can train in this very demanding discipline.
And to get into shape, the Viva Blue also has a new gym fitted with TRX machines among others.
These are the different types of triathlon:
Olympic triathlon: 1.5Km swimming, 40km cycling, 10km running.
Half Ironman: 1.9Km swimming, 90km cycling, 21km running.
Full Ironman: 3.8Km swimming, 180km cycling, 42km running.
Here at Viva Hotels we are proud to sponsor Mario Mola, the star athlete in the Triathlon. This triathlete from Mallorca has established himself as one of the best triathletes in the world over the past few years, and this year he finished in 2nd. place in the ITU Triathlon World Championship. The Rio 2016 Olympics and the chance of winning a medal are now spurring him on:
Amongst his successes in 2014:
2nd. overall in the ITU Triathlon 2014 series
1st. place in the ITU London 2014
2nd. place in the Triathlon Grand Final in Edmonton (Canada) 2014
1st. place in the world championship Mooloolaba (Australia) and Plymouth (New Zealand) 2014
Viva Hotels have great confidence in the future of this 25 year-old Catalan athlete, from Banyoles, and we are very proud to sponsor her. She is making great strides in the ITU Triathlon World Championships, and with the support of her trainer Joel Filiol they are looking to improve on her ranking of 39th. on the world circuit. Carolina Routier has shown that she is one of the best swimmers, and is improving all the time.
Amongst her major achievements:
39th. overall in the ITU Triathlon 2014 series
Two-time under-23 Champion of Spain
Spanish championship runner-up in the absolute category
10th. place in the ITU Stockholm 2014
Mario Mola, Carolina Routier, Joao Pedro Lopez Silva, Kyle Brant Jones, under the direction of the highly-rated triathlon trainer Joel Filliol, all chose our facilities for their pre-season training in 2013. The fabulous climate along with the facilities and the balanced diet we provide in our hotels persuaded them to choose Viva Hotels and Vanity Hotels for a pre-season preparation which has helped them all to grow in the world of triathlon and improve on their world ranking from previous seasons.
The German triathlon team Power Horse, with whom the Viva Blue Hotel has collaborated for 2 years by providing the triathletes with the perfect conditions for training, achieved the following successes in 2014:
Timo Bracht: 1st. place Roth Challenge.
Horst Reichel: 1st. place Ironman Sweden.
Niclas Bock: 1st. place Münsterland Grand-Prix.
Jan Raphael: 1st. place Ingolstadt Triathlon.
Georg Potrebitsch: 4th. place Ironman 70.3 Haugesund.
Professionals from the world of triathlon who also use our facilities to prepare for the races which take place around the world are:
Alejandro Santamaría: Two-time junior world champion.
Mark Threlfall: 5th. place in the ITU long-distance challenge in Fredericia.
Iván Raña: 1st. place in the world championship in Cancún.
Timo Bracht: 1st. place Ironman Los Cabos México.