2019 Retreats Calendar Launched

Group Evolution Retreats

Our 2019 Calendar has been launched and we are taking bookings for all our retreats. With retreats for ambitious amateur athletes, active families and those simply seeking a little rest and relaxation, there is a lot on offer. Whatever your motivations our retreats aim to give you an experience you will never forget, at our luxurious, 'fairytale', Chateau in the Pays de la Loire.

We look forward to welcoming you and helping you to become your best.

Group Evolution is delighted to launch its 2019 Retreat Calendar. The calendar is focussed upon endurance sports and wellness: with the former focussed upon cycling, running and triathlon and the latter on women’s health, personal fitness, injury rehabilitation and ‘pamper’ breaks.

Each retreat is delivered by experts: Olympic medallists, world champions, award winning coaches, and leading therapists and nutritionists. The experience is uniquely tailored to each attendee’s goals, their likes and dislikes, and their level of expertise. Time is spent learning about each guest prior to their arrival so that their experience is impactful, enjoyable and memorable.

All retreats have exclusive use of Chateau de la Motte Henry in the Pays de la Loire, France. Conveniently accessible, the Chateau is named after Henry II who stayed in the grounds in the twelfth century. It has been painstakingly renovated to provide luxurious accommodation, quality leisure facilities and relaxing social spaces, all set in over 27 acres of picturesque, woodland grounds. The Chateau is referenced in the Times Top 20 Chateaux.


First class, luxury triathlon retreats delivered in partnership with Precision Coaching. Feel like an elite athlete as you are assessed, 1-1, by sports scientists and your technique is analysed in depth by some of the most respected coaches in Europe. Recuperate and relax in the beauty of our Chateau and in the company of some of your household triathlon and multi-sport heroes.


Our cycling retreats provide a truly unforgettable experience. Fully supported rides through the rolling terrain of the Mayenne, neighbouring Brittany and the Alpes Mancelles - often accompanied by ex-pro peloton riders. 1-1 expert analysis of your technique and your physiology. Bike transfers from the UK and goodie bags on arrival. On the road nutrition and all meals included (even café stops!). Evening massage and group social time set against the backdrop of our luxurious Chateau.


Our luxury running retreats are perfect for newbies, veterans and serious improvers. Our retreats are delivered by highly experienced coaches, sports scientists and therapists. We provide a level of support that treats you like an elite athlete, in an inspirational, boutique hotel environment. 1-1 assessments and group training sessions are tailored both to you and to your objectives.


Relax and re-energise in the luxurious surroundings of Chateau de la Motte Henry, at our exclusive wellness retreats. Whether your focus is fitness and diet, recapturing lost energy or simply having fun with friends; we have an unforgettable experience for you. Highly personalised, your retreat program will help you achieve your goals and our team of leading nutritionists, fitness professionals and therapists will guide you on your journey.


Our rehabilitation retreats are delivered in partnership with leading clinicians and therapists from across the globe to deliver impactful change. With very few places available, we will review your clinical history thoroughly prior to accepting you on our retreats. Accompanying family are welcome and a programme of local excursions and activities is arranged to ensure all our guests benefit fully from their time with us.

Group Evolution’s first brand ambassadors, Olympic triathletes Marc and Helen Jenkins, said:

“We are delighted to support Group Evolution. We love the Chateau, its beautiful grounds, comfortable accommodation and excellent sporting facilities. As professional athletes we love the idea that each retreat experience is uniquely tailored to each guest. The partners Group Evolution have gathered together are all market leaders who fully identify with and support this vision. We are 100% confident that the training and therapy will be of the highest quality.”

Group Evolution co-founder, Barry Williams added

“We provide luxury accommodation, superb sporting facilities and relaxing social spaces; all within the inspirational environment that is Chateau de la Motte Henry. We partner with individuals and organisations that share our personalised training approach and allow us to provide the most current performance assessment, coaching and nutrition. Our guests train like elite athletes, eat nutritious and delicious, locally sourced food and relax in surroundings that are comparable to those of a boutique luxury hotel.”

Retreats take place throughout 2019. For information and to book visit www.groupevolution.com