cycling nirvana

Luxury Cycling Holiday

Train like an elite, recover in luxury. Our cycling retreats are supported by professional coaches and ex-pro peloton riders. Push yourself during fully supported group rides for cyclists of all abilities throughout the quiet, rolling terrain of the Mayenne and the Alpes Mancelles. Receive personalised advice on your fitness, technique and diet from experienced, degree-qualified, sports professionals. Enjoy our beautiful Chateau in the Loire, the luxurious accommodation, stunning grounds, eye-catching food and first class health, fitness and wellness 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

Personal transfers from local airports and train stations and escorted travel from Paris transportation hubs

Excursions to showcase the Loire - medieval fortified towns, meandering riverside towpaths and traditional French markets

 

Bike and luggage transfers from transportation hubs, including Paris, Nantes and Rennes airports

Supported, mixed ability group rides across the picturesque, rolling terrain of the Pays de la Loire

1-1 and small group workshops, focused, for example, upon bike comfort, cycling technique or managing effort across long rides

Experienced ride leader, support van and maintenance support

1 x 60 minute recovery massage

1 x 60 minute sports science assessment (physiology, biomechanics or strength & conditioning)

Restorative yoga and stretching classes

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 2021 Tour de France. All rides are ability based and guided, with additional support from our mobile maintenance van.

HASSLE FREE EXPERIENCE

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.

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.

UPCOMING RETREATS

Cycling Nirvana

10th - 17th July 2022 | Luxury cycling retreat

From £2,400
Assumes 2 people sharing twin, en-suite double room. Single person supplement £350.

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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 health, fitness and leisure facilities to allow guests to relax and reenergise. 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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