ENDURANCE SPORTS

 

Our Endurance Sports retreats allow you to train like an elite athlete. We offer a variety of running, cycling and triathlon retreats, all with their own expert professional and support teams. Some retreats are adult only, others a unique family training experience.

We partner with expert, often elite level, sports professionals - sports scientists; coaches; physiotherapists; and nutritionists - and deliver highly bespoke, tailored programs to each attendee. Personal assessments are conducted, alongside small group and whole group training, all targeted to help you achieve your objectives.

Become your best.

 

 

CYCLING

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.

CYCLING HEAVEN

Luxury Cycling Retreat

This unique cycling holiday, based at our gorgeous Chateau in the Pays de la Loire, will encompass group rides led by ex-pro peloton cyclists with 1-1 assessments of your technique, physiology and biomechanics, delivered by degree qualified experts. You will ride to the highest point in Western France; cover local climbs included in the Tour de France; and experience the rolling beauty of the Mayenne and the Alpes Mancelles. All fully supported by riders and support vehicles. Once home you will enjoy delicious and nutritious meals, boutique style luxury accommodation; relaxing, therapeutic massage and post ride pilates or yoga.

RUNNING

Our luxury running retreats, delivered in partnership with Yelling Performance, are perfect for newbies, veterans and serious improvers. Former international athletes and now leading coaches - Liz and Martin Yelling - are joined by knowledgeable 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.

RUN to wellness weekend

Relax, energise and re-balance

Join our Running Ambassador, former Olympian and Commonwealth Games medallist, and renowned coach Liz Yelling at our signature Run to Wellness retreat. Re-balance throughout the weekend, drawing mental and physical benefit from our mindful running, meditative and wellbeing program. Energise whilst enjoying the picturesque running trails and tracks in the Pays de la Loire. And relax at our stunning Chateau with its boutique style accommodation, stunning relaxation areas and market leading health and fitness facilities. Enjoy personalised fitness, nutritional and wellbeing consultations. Join daily stretching and fitness classes and supported group runs. Attend informative seminars and meet like-minded individuals whilst enjoying our nutritious menus.     

RUN WELL WEEK

PREPARE THE MIND AND BODY

Whatever your level, prepare your mind and body for your next running challenge at our 'fairytale' Chateau in the Pays de la Loire.

Daily, ability-based, group runs brilliantly complement 1-1 assessment and small group activity on the stunning towpaths, trails and tracks of the Pays de la Loire. Morning and evening stretching classes prepare you for activity and aid your recovery. In the evening relax in our 27 acres of beautiful woodland grounds, attend informative seminars and meet like-minded individuals whilst enjoying our nutritious food and drink.

Hosted by professional coach and former elite level runner Martin Yelling, alongside our team of sports scientists and therapists.

swimming

Our swimming retreats help improve your swimming efficiency whilst enjoying a re-energising break at our 19th Century Chateau. Expert, well-respected, coaches guide your swim program, with varied, fully supported open water swims and technique sessions in our private, 5-lane, 25 metre pool. 1-1 expert analysis of your technique informs your small group and group sessions - setting you on the path to improvement. All set against the backdrop of our luxurious Chateau de la Motte Henry and its 27 acres of parkland grounds.

swim WELL

with ray gibbs

Ray Gibbs, renowned freestyle swimming coach, leads our swim well long weekend. You will explore the local, tranquil, swimming lakes, hone your technique in our 25 metre, 5-lane pool and benefit from 1-1 and small group attention from Ray. Additionally, you can enjoy our on-site yoga classes, therapeutic massage and expert sports science assessments. All within the stunning setting that is Chateau de la Motte Henry, conveniently located for the UK and Europe.

Everything during your stay is included: nutritious food and drink; luxurious accommodation; and exclusive use of the Chateau, its grounds and extensive facilities. Relax in the company of like-minded individuals whilst you evolve your swimming for the challenges ahead.

TRIATHLON

First class, luxury triathlon retreats delivered in partnership with leading triathletes, Mark and Helen Jenkins. 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.

TRIATHLON PERFORMANCE RETREAT

THE NEXT LEVEL

Get the most out of your training. Our experts will assess your technique, physiology, mental preparation and diet, at a level of detail usually only available to elite athletes. 1-1 assessments will be conducted in parallel to group training sessions, all tailored to each individual. Traditional training in the 3 core disciplines will be supplemented by strength and conditioning and targeted recovery sessions. Enjoy our luxurious Chateau and its unrivalled facilities, all easily accessible from the UK and Europe. Be joined by elite coaches and household heroes from the triathlon community.

FAMILY MULTI-SPORT RETREAT

HAPPIER TOGETHER

Designed for active families. An on-site crèche caters for younger ones. Youth coaches “enter-train” your pre-teens. Budding athletes accompany you, but only when it is safe to do so! Enjoyable family excursions form part of the plan! And if your partner wants some r & r this can be arranged too. All will benefit from professional assessment, training and coaching advice. And it’s delivered by highly skilled professionals and attended by elite athletes at our beautiful Chateau. A memorable, luxury family holiday where you can train without the usual guilt. Tailored to you, enjoyed by all.

UPCOMING RETREATS

Performance Triathlon Retreat

26th March - 1st April 2020 | The Next Level

From £1,250
Assumes 2 people sharing a twin room, single person supplement from £350. Larger group discounts.

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Swim Well with Ray Gibbs

3rd-6th April 2020 | Long weekend

From £1,000
Assumes 2 guests sharing twin or double room. Single room supplement £250. Group discounts available,

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Happier Together

8th - 14th April 2020 | Family multi-sport retreat

From £4,200
Based on a family of 4, 2 adults, 2 children.

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Run Well Week

1st-7th May 2020 | Full Week

From £1,250
Assumes 2 guests sharing twin or double room. Single Room supplement. Group discounts available,

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Performance Triathlon Retreat

13th - 19th May | The Next Level

From £1250
Assumes 2 people sharing a twin room, single person supplement £350. Large group discounts.

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Performance Triathlon Retreat

20th - 26th May | The Next Level

From £1250
Assumes 2 people sharing a twin room. Single person supplement - £350. Large group discounts.

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Run to Wellness Weekend

11th-15th June 2020 | Full Week

From £750
Assumes 2 guests sharing twin or double room. Single room supplement. Group discounts available,

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Happier Together

26th August - 1st September 2020 | Family multi-sport retreat

From £4,200
Based on a family of 4, 2 adults, 2 children.

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Run to Wellness Weekend

17th-21st September 2020 | Full Week

From £750
Assumes 2 guests sharing twin or double room. Single room supplement. Group discounts available,

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Run Well Week

1st-7th October 2020 | Full Week

From £1,250
Assumes 2 guests sharing twin or double room. Single room supplement. Group discounts available,

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Cycling Heaven

2020 dates coming soon | Luxury cycling training

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

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