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.

dave scott clinics

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 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.

PERFORMANCE 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, 'Next Level', training camps, focused upon all aspects of your performance and training.

Just prior to the European triathlon season, our race sharpening long weekends focus upon helping you to 'Gain the Edge' on the competition.

And, our end of season long weekend helps you reflect on where you are and identify what you can work on during the off-season to best improve.

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.

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 and superb health and fitness facilities.

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

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 highly qualified sports scientists and therapists.

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.

golf

Enjoy our relaxing golf breaks, based at our gorgeous Chateau in the Pays de la Loire. Enjoy exclusive use of our Chateau with its great fitness facilities, picturesque grounds, comfortable accommodation and fabulous food and drink. Golf amongst friends on some of the hidden gem courses in the Pays de la Loire. And improve your game and conditioning with our golf pros, golf conditioning coaches, sports scientists and therapists delivering 1-1, small group and group sessions, at the courses and back at the Chateau. Equipment transfers from the UK and goodie bags on arrival help make your break even more special. We welcome, and have a series of excursions and activities, for non-playing partners.

golf evolution

Luxury Golf Break

Our signature, long weekend, golf break provides something for everyone. Great golf on hidden gem courses, such as Sable Solesmes, with uncrowded fairways hugging the meandering River Sarthe. Professional coaching and tailored conditioning to help you gain yards and avoid niggles. And a joyous stay at Chateau de la Motte Henry, with superb health and fitness facilities, spacious parkland grounds, luxurious accommodation and superb food and drink. We welcome non-playing partners who can sample the local sights and spas or simply relax on site and enjoy daily exercise classes and personal therapies. Easily accessible by car, ferry, train and plane from the UK, guests will have exclusive use of the spacious Chateau, health facilities and picturesque grounds. Everything is included; golf, coaching, therapies, excursions and all food and drink.

UPCOMING RETREATS

Happier Together

25th August - 31st August 2020 | Family multi-sport retreat

From £4,350
Based on a family of 4, 2 adults, 2 children.

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State of the Union

24th-28th September | Triathlon Camp

From £1,150
Assumes 2 people sharing a spacious double room. Single person supplement £200.

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Dave Scott Triathlon Clinic

30th September - 6th October | Achieve your Potential

From £2,450
Assumes 2 people sharing a spacious double room. Single person supplement £300.

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Swim Well with Ray Gibbs

9th-12th October 2020 | Long weekend

From £775
Assumes 2 guests sharing twin or double room. Single room supplement £150.

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Run Well

15th-19th October 2020 | Long Weekend

From £875
Assumes 2 guests sharing twin or double room. Single room supplement £100. Group discounts available,

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Run to Wellness Weekend

5th-9th November 2020 | Long Weekend

From £750
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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