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Cycling Retreat Provence
Cycling retreat in Provence
Cycling Retreat in Provence
Cycling & Yoga in Provence
Cycling & Yoga in Provence
Cycling retreat in Provence
Cycling Retreat in Provence
Cycling Retreat Provence
Cycling & Yoga in Provence
Cycling retreat in Provence
Cycling & Yoga in Provence
Cycling Retreat Provence

CYCLING RETREAT PROVENCE, FRANCE

CYCLING RETREAT, PROVENCE

 

PEDAL. STRETCH. BREATHE.

 

8 to 15 June 2024 - SOLD OUT!

22 to 29 June 2024 - Enquire Now

2025 Dates to be Confirmed - Register Interest Now

Provence is a canvas of sexy, joyful impressions, of colourful markets, festivities traditions, and delicious sun-filled delicacies, of course rose and a cyclists delight! 

Bathed in the light of its special climate, dazzling colours are all around you: more than just an experience. Good hospitality, an array of rich history, a pleasant climate and relaxed pace of life, delicious delicacies, the finest wines, plus breath-taking scenery from rugged crag-perched villages and sun-baked vineyards make it an inspired choice for Soulfit Adventures cycling retreat.

This cycling retreat is set in the medieval village of Aups, in The Var region, known as the wild or green Provence and away from the busy tourist villages. Provence is not all olive groves, vineyards, swimming pools, Mediterranean pine forests and lavender fields, although they are all part of this region. Moving east from Avignon, or north from Nice, one soon gets into hill country and very soon after that into the limestone massifs of the Alpine foothills. This is an area crossed by rivers flowing down from the snowy peaks of the Alps. Over millions of years, they have carved deep valleys in the limestone, none of them longer and deeper than that of the Verdon.

You'll generate your own breeze whilst cycling through the warm Mediterranean sunshine as you head off each day on new cycling adventures, challenging yourself as you climb higher into the lands of cooling quarry cathedrals and rocky bastides of the Gorges du Verdon. 

 

When you’re not getting behind the handlebars, you’ll be in retreat-mode at our private boutique accommodation set in a peaceful olive grove with breathtaking views of the Massif des Maures and Les Bessillons, and tucked away in this unspoilt part of Provence. 

 

On our cycling retreat in Provence, nature puts you in the spotlight. Provence will welcome you warmly, with so much to see, to feel and to discover.

Whatever you pursue on your Provincial journey, our promise to you is that you will experience more and go home with a - nouvelle façon de vivre - new way of living adapting the French knowledge for living in harmony, 

 

A timeless adventure! We invite you to explore the possibilities… they are endless!

"It's been such a magical trip!!!! Thank you so much for everything - I really have had the time of my life - such a lovely group too! Thank you for such a fantastic experience - a trip I will never forget, thank you."

 

Maxine Bates, United Kingdom

THE WEEK AT A GLANCE

 

Provence, France

Location

7 nights

Duration

 

70 - 90 kms

Average daily distance

1000 - 1400 metres

Average daily elevation

3.5/5

Difficulty

 

NB: Exact cycling routes will be confirmed at the time of the retreats. The above distances and elevation are estimates based on previous retreats.

The Venue 

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Your stunning home for the week is a hidden gem, Hidden but not too remote, it' s located in the village of Aups in the Var region and is 2kms from the local village. The house decor blends the French countryside with Parisian elegance, from polished rustic looks to the ornate feel of antiques and knick-knacks, with exposed timber and chandeliers. All accommodation is in twin or double shared rooms with private bathrooms. Bedrooms on the ground floor have direct access to the outside and the scents of Provence: thyme, rosemary and of course, lavender.

Aups is renowned for its local produce such as olive oil, truffles and honey and is situated in the foothills of the Alps, 60 km from the sea, 80 km from the snow fields and just 90 minutes drive from Nice, Marseille and Toulon. The village itself is situated on the crossroads of a wine route, a truffle route as well as the renowned Gorges du Verdon. Europe's very own Grand Canyon is one of the tallest intact natural domains of Europe and the setting for an epic day on the bike!

Expect to fall in love at first sight and experience joie de vivre in Provence Soulfit Adventures style.

Cycling retreat in Provence

Your Investment:

  • €3165.00 per person twin/double with ensuite  

  • €3465.00 per person single with ensuite 

Investment includes:

  • Soulfit Adventures Retreat Leader

  • 7 nights luxury boutique all suited accommodation with private garden terraces 

  • All linen and towels supplied

  • Meals

  • Sumptuous breakfast everyday with fresh juices

  • Dinners at villa five nights with wine

  • Celebratory dinner at a local restaurant with local wine on the last night

  • *Meals include fish, meat, and vegetarian options and either vegetables, salad, bread, local cheeses or fruit

  • Wine tasting at local favourite winery

  • Daily sports focused yoga/stretch classes with fully qualified yoga teacher

  • 6 days hire of carbon fibre road bike + helmet, pump, spare tube. Road e-bikes available on request. Additional fee will apply.

  • 5 x days guided cycling with experienced local guide, mechanical support, and assistance. (Additional cycling day available). 

  • One luxuriously soothing 60-minute massage per person 

  • Unlimited fruit, water, herbal teas, and coffee throughout the day

  • Use of the swimming pool and all facilities within the grounds of the estate

  • Group transfer to and from the venue on the first and last day of the retreat to and from a designated location at a designated time. Private transfers available on request for additional fee.

  • Soulfit Adventures gift

 

Does not include:

  • All airfares (the nearest airport to accommodation Nice, Marseille or Toulon)

  • Meals not listed in the above package

  • Tips/Gratuities

  • Travel insurance

  • Yoga mats, blocks, straps, bolsters etc

  • Additional excursions or activities not listed in the above package

  • Additional massages or other treatments not listed in the above package

  • Incidentals and other travel related expenses

 

A minimum number of 6 are required to run the retreat. 

Optional Extras

  • High End Road Bike and E-bike hire - price on application and subject to availability

General Practical Information Guide

Once your booking is confirmed a General Practical Information Guide with more detailed information about the retreat will be emailed to you.

is this cycling retreat for me?

This retreat is for Level 2 – 3 riders. Riding in The Var Region of Provence is physically demanding and can be challenging. Regular cycling in the months prior with climbing practise is highly recommended. Typically we ride up to 80kms, sometimes more, with up to 1000 metres elevation each day. The retreat is not a training camp and we are focused on you enjoying a stimulating yet relaxed time.  Our itineraries are designed to show the best that the region has to offer and the rides are graded by the level of difficulty which relates mainly to the distance and terrain. 

Road e-bikes available on request to the enable all fitness levels to enjoy riding together.

Non-cycling friends/family

Non-cycling participants are always welcome and all activities are voluntary. Provence is the perfect destination for non-cycling partners to enjoy whilst you’re out on your ride. Quaint villages abound and are within easy reach to our accommodation, each village with a different market every day of the week. Of course you can't come to Provence without a visit to the lavender fields! There is also wonderful hiking in the area or for a more relaxed day, the estates beautiful pool for some well deserved down time. There is enough to do on our trips to keep riders happy, and we are only too happy help guests not participating in the organised activities with optional excursions at their own expense. 

 

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  • €2865.00 per person single room with shared bathroom with 2 other guests - 3 rooms available

  • €3165.00 per person twin or double with ensuite (option for triple) - 1 room available

  • €3165.00 per person double only with ensuite - 1 rooms available 

 

Discount available for bookings of 2 or
more -
contact us for more information. Payment plans available.

Check www.xe.com for current exchange rates

Non refundable but transferable deposit to hold space: 

€700.00 per person

NB: Please specify the exact date you are booking when making payment.

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