SPORTS

Our selection of sports camps combine bespoke training programs with sumptuous food, amazing facilities and picturesque surroundings. Some camps are adult only, others offer training for the entire family.

We partner with leading sports professionals - sports scientists; coaches; physiotherapists; and nutritionists - to deliver highly tailored programs for each attendee. 1-1 assessments are conducted, alongside small group and whole group training, all targeted to help you achieve your objectives.

Become your best.

TRIATHLON

First class, luxury triathlon retreats delivered in partnership with leading coaches and triathletes. 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 and the World. Recuperate and relax in the beauty of our Chateau and in the company of some of your household triathlon and multi-sport heroes.

Group Evolution Tailored Training ('GETT') Camps

prepare to succeed

Whatever your ambitions, abilities or experience our performance training camps help you take your training to the next level. Our experts assess technique, physiology, mental preparation and diet, with 1-1 assessments conducted in parallel to small group and group training sessions, all tailored to you. Traditional training is supplemented by strength and conditioning and targeted recovery sessions.

Pre-season enjoy our bespoke, 'State of the Union' camp - which assesses where you are physically and technically and how to progress - and our 'Distance Specific' training camps, focused upon all aspects of your performance and training. In season, join us for our Ready to Race sharpening week to prepare you for your 'A' race, which includes entry to our local triathlon.

coaching masterclasses

achieve your potential

Dave Scott has partnered with Group Evolution to deliver the ultimate triathlon performance clinic. Learn from "the Man" - a 6 time Ironman world champion, the first inductee into the Triathlon Hall of Fame and Master Coach who has been coaching elites and age groupers for over 40 years.

Dave will deliver a comprehensive swim, bike, run program, also focussing on essential strength and conditioning drills and nutritional strategies. Don't miss out on this transformative experience.

FAMILY friendly holidays

HAPPIER TOGETHER

Designed for active families who like to be spoilt. With on-site childcare, expert support and training for children and personalised activities for the parents, these are family activity hilidays, with a difference .. they are designed around you! Enjoyable family excursions form part of the plan! And if you want some r & r this can be arranged too.

All inclusive breaks delivered by highly skilled professionals at our beautiful Chateau. A memorable, luxury family holiday, tailored to you, enjoyed by all the family.

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 evolution

technique and relaxation

Renowned freestyle swimming coaches lead our swim well camps. 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. 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.

RUNNING

Our luxury running retreats, delivered in partnership with leading coaches, are perfect for newbies, veterans and serious improvers. In 2023 former international athletes and now leading coaches - Liz and Martin Yelling - are joined by the 'Indiana Jones of running', Shane Benzie and our other expert coaches and sports scientist to improve your running. 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.

Group Evolution Tailored Training ('GETT') Camps

Prepare to Race

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.

Our Group Evolution Tailored Training camps respond to you, your objectives and your current level, whether beginner, improver or experienced runner.

Coaching Masterclasses

Run Well

Our running masterclasses draw upon the expertise of leading running coaches and technicians. Whatever your level, these experts will help prepare your mind and body for your next running challenge.

Professional coach and former elite level runner Martin Yelling helps you run better, smarter and faster, whilst movement guru and best selling author, Shane Benzie, comes to our 'fairytale' Chateau to introduce you to the latest thinking on how we can optimise our running.

You will benefit from 1-1 video and movement sensor analysis of your running, detailed small group training sessions and picturesque daily, ability-based group runs to put what you learn into practice. Morning and evening classes prepare you for the days' activity and aid your recovery.

When not training, relax in 27 acres of beautiful woodland grounds, make use of our health and fitness facilities, and attend informative seminars with our hosts and the team.

RUN to wellness breaks

Join our Running Ambassadors, 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 and superb health and fitness facilities.

And enjoy meeting like-minded individuals whilst savouring our nutritious and delicious food and drink.

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 nirvana

Luxury Cycling Holiday

This unique cycling holiday, combines the best the Loire has to offer with the best of cycling. Based out of our gorgeous Chateau, group rides are led by ex-pro peloton cyclists with 1-1 assessments of your technique, physiology and biomechanics, delivered by degree qualified experts. On daily, fully supported, group rides, you will experience the rolling beauty of the Mayenne and the Alpes Mancelles. In 2022, you will also experience two stages of the Tour de France, from 2019 and 2021, following the footsteps of the pro-peloton. Once home you will enjoy delicious and nutritious meals, boutique style luxury accommodation; relaxing, therapeutic massage and post ride pilates or yoga. Make memories with friends, old and new.

Club & Community Weeks

As well as organising Group Evolution's own retreats, we are happy to welcome Clubs, Societies and Communities to Chateau de la Motte Henry. We are able to offer some or all of the services we offer at our camps, including catering, logistics management, transportation, support and expert assistance, whether coaches, sports scientists or sports therapists. A week at the Chateau is an amazing experience, with exclusive use of the facility a markedly different, and we think better, than a week at a resort or sports hotel. And, as long as your Club, Community or Society can get sufficient attendees (14+) its highly cost effective too!

UPCOMING RETREATS

Spring Marathon Preparation Weekend

22nd - 26th February 2023 | 5 days

From £960

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Swim Well

17th - 20th March 2023 | 3 night / 4 days

From £895
Assumes 2 guests sharing twin or double room. Single room supplement £250.

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Going Long

28th March - 4th April 2023 | 6 or 8 days

From £1,150 (30th March - 4th April) or 1,350 (28th March - 4th April)
Single room supplement £250

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Happier Together – Parents & Teens Week

5th-11th April 2023 | Parents & Teens Triathlon Training Week

From £1,000 per person
All-inclusive

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The Next Level (Sprint & Olympic Distance)

12th - 18th April 2023 | The Next Level

From £1,200
Assumes 2 people sharing a twin room, single room supplement from £300. Larger group discounts.

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Run to Wellness

6th - 10th May 2023 | Long Weekend

From £975
Assumes 2 guests sharing twin or double room. Single room supplement £250.

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Dave Scott Triathlon Masterclass

12th-16th May 2023 | Achieve your Potential

From £3,250

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Dave Scott Triathlon Clinic

18th - 24th May 2023 | Achieve your Potential

From £2,950

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The Next Level (Sprint & Olympic Distance)

26th May - 1st June 2023 | The Next Level

From £1,200
Assumes 2 people sharing a twin room, single room supplement from £300. Larger group discounts.

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Swim Well (Open Water)

29th June - 2nd July | 3 night / 4 days

From £895
Assumes 2 guests sharing twin or double room. Single room supplement £250.

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Ready to Race

10th - 16th July 2023 | 7 days

From £1,350
Single room supplement £250

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Cycling Nirvana – Tour de France week

17th - 23rd July 2023 | Luxury cycling retreat with hospitality to final day of the Tour de France

From £2,950

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Happier Together with Sports Generation

28th August - 3rd September 2023 | Family activity holiday with Sports Generation

From £4,400 for a family of 4
All-inclusive

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Cycling Nirvana – Mayenne & Sarthe week

5th - 11th September 2023 | Luxury cycling retreat

From £2,450

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State of the Union

12th - 16th October 2023 | Triathlon Camp

From £1,000
Single room supplement £200.

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