Lee and Sam and their extended family have built this amazing place from scratch - beautiful barn conversions, a 25m heated outdoor pool, friendly children, cat, dog and goats, plus garden in a sleepy Loire village. Nothing seems too much trouble with three wholesome home cooked meals a day (plus afternoon tea and cake) and all the expert support you're ever likely to need. Lee's a real pro when it comes to bike adjustments too.
I booked in as part of our local Tri club's training camp so we had our own coaches, but they also take individual bookings and if you let Sam know what you're looking for, they'll suggest dates that will slot you in with like minded people. Families welcomed too. My husband came along and enjoyed the food, walking the family's dog, reading and following his more gentle exercise routine. One of the most worthwhile holidays I've ever taken. A highlight was day 3 when we did a 50k flat bike ride to a lake, half hour open water swim (thanks to £20 wetsuit from Ebay!) and return bike ride - I'd never have thought I could do it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tri-topia has been created as a home away from home triathlon training and cycling HOLIDAY facility and is a truly a triathletes Utopia. You can train like a pro with us lookin after your every need.Our Tri camps accommodate everyone from Beginner triathlete, wanting to find out everything there is to know about their new chosen sport to the elite or more experienced just wanting to use us as a base for their own training. We provide a catered stay for 7 nights. ... more less