CYCLING HEAVEN

Luxury Cycling Retreat

Train like an elite, recover in luxury. Our cycling retreats are supported by professional coaches, ex-pro peloton riders and even Olympic medallists. Push yourself during fully supported group rides for cyclists of all abilities throughout the rolling terrain of the Mayenne and the Alpes Mancelles. Test yourself in 1-1 assessments of your conditioning, your strength and your technical efficiency.Receive personalised advice on your fitness, technique and diet from experienced, degree-qualified, sports professionals. Post training enjoy our beautiful Chateau in the Pays de la Loire, the luxurious accommodation, stunning grounds, eye-catching food and first class facilities.

WHATS INCLUDED

HASSLE-FREE, PERSONALISED RETREATS WITH

EVERYTHING YOU COULD WANT, AND MORE.

Luxurious en-suite accommodation in the recently refurbished, 'fairytale' Chateau de la Motte Henry

Nutritious and energising food and drink, including 3 meals per day, training snacks and energy products

Superb on-site sporting facilities – running trail, high performance gym, 25m swimming pool and open water lake

Great social and relaxation areas - lakeside decking, walled garden, woodland paths, secret picnic spots

Internationally renowned guest coaches and cyclists

Free bike transfers from the UK and personal transfers from local airports and train stations

 

Group Evolution 'goodie' bag on arrival

Bike maintenance on-site and on-route

Supported group cycling across the picturesque rolling terrain of the Pays de la Loire and Brittany.

1-1 VO2 Max, RMR and RER conditioning assessment

1-1 neuromuscular power analysis and functional movement screen

1-1 analysis of your technical efficiency on the bike

Sports recovery massage (x2)

Twice daily group stretching classes to prepare you for the day ahead and aid recovery

STUNNING VENUE

Gorgeous Chateau, with luxury, boutique style accommodation, superb sports facilities, and welcoming social areas, set in 9 hectares of beautiful woodland grounds. Referenced in Times Top 20 Chateaux.

SUPPORTED GROUP RIDES

Quality riding in the picturesque, rolling terrain of the Mayenne. Follow part of the 2018 Tour de France into the Alpes Mancelles. And take on the challenge of the highest point in Western France.  All rides are ability based and guided, with additional support from our mobile maintenance van.

HASSLE FREE EXPERIENCE

Bikes transported from the UK. Personal transfers from local airports and train stations. Fully supported group rides. All meals, snacks and drinks included. Single, exceptional base location. Chilled and relaxing evenings in the company of like-minded individuals.

 

TOP-CLASS FACILITIES

Woodchip running trail, performance gym, swimming pool, lake and yoga studio for the active. Woodland paths, secluded picnic spots, lakeside decking and a walled garden for relaxation. You need never leave the grounds of the Chateau.

PERIOD LUXURY

Individually designed en-suite bedrooms, stunning renovated sitting rooms and cosy reading areas inspire and relax whilst staying true to the Chateau's heritage.

FIRST CLASS TEAM

Group Evolution has partnered with a highly experienced team of cycling coaches, ex-pro peloton riders, sports scientists and therapists. Personal service in an enjoyable, relaxing group environment. Approximately 1:3, staffing:guests, ratio

HOLISTIC TRAINING

Our approach combines the latest sports science theory with practical coaching experience of what works for top amateur cyclist. We then add the real world experience of what makes the difference in the pro ranks.

DELICIOUS FOOD

All meals and snacks are provided. Our eye-catching meals are designed to support your active lifestyle but also to be tasty and excite. Snacks are available for the times in between. And homemade energy bars are available for those longer efforts.

SAMPLE ITINERARY

Everything’s optional, enjoy your time with us.

* Click on each day to see what's on offer

TimeActivity
15:00Welcome Reception
16:00Familiarisation Tour
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18:00Evening Yoga
20:00Dinner
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07:00Sunrise Stretch
08:00Breakfast
09:30Biomechanical Assessment
12:30Lunch
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14:00Group Cycle
18:00Stretch Class
19:15“Finding ‘free’ energy” Cycling seminar
20:30Dinner
TimeActivity
07:00Sunrise Stretch
08:00Breakfast
09:30Group Cycle
13:00Lunch (on-route)
TimeActivity
15:00Group Cycle
19:00Stretch Class
20:30Dinner
TimeActivity
07:00Sunrise Stretch
08:00Breakfast
09:00Physiological Assessment
10:30Group Cycle
TimeActivity
14:00Lunch
17:00Therapy
19:30Massage
20:30Dinner
TimeActivity
06:30Sunrise Stretch
07:30Breakfast
08:30Group Cycle
12:30Lunch
TimeActivity
13:30Time Trial
18:00Stretch Class
19:15“Nutritional strategies” Cycling Seminar
20:30Dinner
TimeActivity
07:30Sunrise Stretch
08:00Breakfast
09:30Group Cycle
13:00 Lunch
TimeActivity
14:30Excursions
18:00 Stretch Class
20:00Dinner
TimeActivity
07:00Sunrise Stretch
08:00Breakfast
TimeActivity
09:30Pre-travel Stretch Class
10:45Guest depart

UPCOMING RETREATS

Cycling Heaven

5th July – 11th July 2019 | Luxury cycling training

From £1,750
Assumes 2 people sharing twin, en-suite double room. Single person supplement from £250. Group discounts available.

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THE VENUE

Chateau de la Motte Henry is a beautiful, 19th Century Chateau set in over 9 hectares of glorious parkland in the Pays de la Loire. Easy to get to from the UK and mainland Europe, the Chateau is equipped with first class leisure facilities to allow guests to train hard and relax well. The spacious accommodation remains true to the Chateau’s heritage, updated for modern convenience.

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HEALTHY, NUTRITIOUS FOOD, LOVINGLY PREPARED

LOVINGLY PREPARED

Our nutritionist and chef have designed an eye-catching, delicious menu, founded in local, organic produce. We serve the highest quality, locally produced organic food to produce an energising and detoxifying menu throughout your stay. Vegetarians and vegans catered for.

SAMPLE MENU

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BREAKFAST

Signature home-made Granola

Fresh fruit platter

Protein pancakes with chia jams and nut butters

Oat & Chia seed bircher pots with mixed berries

Green smoothies

Fresh orange and beetroot juice

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LUNCH

Spicy cous cous with chicken

Choice of mini crustless quiche

Mackerel power salad

Pumpkin bread

Veggie stick and dips (houmus, baba ganoush, red bean smoosh)

Green Salad

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DINNER

Roasted butternut squash soup

Thai green chicken or vegetable curry

Wilted Spinach

Brown Rice

Glazed carrot

Coconut panna cotta

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