a unique family orientated luxury retreat

happier together

A luxury triathlon retreat for the whole family! Combine the best in luxury holidays: stunning venue; gorgeous food; great family trips; those little extras that mean so much. And add a hassle-free, high quality multi-sport and activity program for all ages; delivered by elite level coaches, sports scientists and therapists. We tailor our retreats to each family so you get the most from your experience. Great times!

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Our bespoke family retreats are available in 2019 as an Easter celebration or early summer holiday. Group Evolution creates a uniquely memorable holiday for the entire family. We design your holiday around you: the amount of time you want to spend training, exploring as a family, relaxing and getting pampered. Nothing is too much trouble and the whole holiday is all-inclusive.

Quality training is delivered by Olympians, elite level coaches and qualified youth development coaches. All ages are catered for with a day nursery, kids activity camp and youth development and adult training program. Excursions are arranged to the local sites of the Mayenne, depending on your interests. All delicious food and drink is included, including our treats fridge full of extras for the young (and old).

the perfect location

The 'fairytale' Chateau de la Motte Henry is a picturesque 19th Century Chateau, tastefully renovated to build modern convenience upon its historic foundation. Luxurious period accommodation blends with stunning period drawing rooms, libraries and leisure and relaxation spaces. Set in over 29 acres of woodland grounds, the Chateau boasts its own swimming lake, relaxation deck, woodchip running trail, swimming pool, high performance gym and yoga studio. Stunning wildlife is seen daily, with red squirrels, wild deer and badgers regulars and varied birds of prey resident.

Conveniently located in the Mayenne department of the Pays de la Loire region of France, the Chateau is close to vibrant market towns, sites of historical interest, peaceful riverside tow-paths and the vineyards of the Loire. Additionally there are local outdoor activity centres, waterparks and spas and boutique shops to entertain the family.

quality training

Qualified activity camp hosts and youth development coaches support our younger athletes whilst our adult training program is delivered by a team of highly experienced and qualified elite level coaches, Olympians and therapists. You will be allocated a retreat host who will liaise with you, pre-retreat, about your plans and the training each family member wishes to undertake. We also use this opportunity to gain an understanding of training status, performance level and other requirements you may have. We then design an activity and wider retreat program around you.

1-1 and small group sessions, including physiological and strength and conditioning assessments, are conducted by qualified sports scientists and youth coaches. Analysis of swim technique, running gait and cycling set up is conducted by qualified coaches. And fully supported group swim, bike and run sessions are, of course, included. In addition, age appropriate activities are designed for your children and we attempt to include some sessions where they train alongside you on site. The nature of Chateau de la Motte Henry enables the vast majority of youth training to be conducted on-site.

On Group Evolution Retreats you will benefit from unrivaled personal attention and specific retreat programs, uniquely tailored to you and your family.


Our family retreats are all-inclusive and hassle-free. On booking you will liaise with your retreat host, who will assist in developing your program. There's still plenty of flexibility on retreat, but this ensures we get the balance right; between training, relaxing and exploring.

We will transport your bikes to the Chateau or hire ones for you if you do not have them, as we know how frustrating it is to be dragging things through the airport. With special discount codes, you will be able to purchase 'activewear' and equipment from our product partners once you have booked, even getting purchases delivered directly to the Chateau.

On arrival, whilst transporting you to our Chateau, we will present you with your welcome bags. Full of high quality products our gifts will amaze you and excite your kids. On arrival, everything is arranged. Food and drink is complementary, including the specially stocked snack fridge in our kitchen. Your personal retreat program will await you in your room. Don't worry if you want to change things up once you're at our Chateau, we anticipate this and will be as flexible as you'd expect.

Relax and enjoy your time with us.


Group Evolution Retreats provide the ultimate all-inclusive training experience, for the family.

We entertain a maximum of 6 families and have in excess of 10 retreat staff, to cater for your every need. Whilst we encourage families to come together for training and meals, there is ample time to spend together as a family. Our indoor social spaces provide ample space to relax together, and our grounds offer you endless opportunities to explore and get away from it all. Dotted all around the site are interesting seating and relaxation areas. Chill out on our decking, relax with sundowners in the back garden, play a game together on the lawn, or sneak around the running trail and find a lakeside hideaway. You will feel as if you have the place to yourself much of the time. But at other times you and your children will meet and socialise with new friends in a stunning location.

Our staff will always be on hand to ensure the memories you make will last forever.

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.

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happier together

luxury retreats for the active family