CYCLING & YOGA RETREAT PROVENCE
LUXURY CYCLING & YOGA RETREAT, PROVENCE
PEDAL. STRETCH. BREATHE.
17 to 24 June 2023 - Enquire Now
Provence is a canvas of sexy, joyful impressions, of colourful festivals, festivities and traditions, markets 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 luxury cycling retreat.
From fields of golden sunflowers and warm wafts of lavender purples to the most rewarding rose gold hues of a glass of rose, Provence is brimful of exciting flavours and contrasting colours. Generate your own gentle breeze through the warm Mediterranean sunshine as you head off each day on new cycling adventures through quaint villages and quiet roads. Challenge yourself and climb higher into the lands of cooling quarry cathedrals and rocky bastides. This luxury cycling escape has it all!
Provence offers outstretched fields which colour the whole horizon; it also reveals cheeky little blue-shuttered cottages playing peek-a-boo around every village corner plus, epic climbs. On a bike, you’ll see it all close up and at a distance too.
Here at Soulfit Adventures we believe in balance. Regardless of whether you are a serious cyclist or a weekend warrior, your body will appreciate the daily stretching and strengthening that yoga brings you.
When you’re not getting behind the handlebars, you’ll be in retreat-mode. And our main priority is your enjoyment, meaning you’re always in control of your level of participation, and all included activities are optional.
Worried that the cycling and/or yoga might be too difficult? The cycling is moderate to challenging and the yoga is suitable for all levels, even the stiffest body. No yoga experience is necessary, just a willingness to try something new. For more information on the cycling, see the cycling section below.
On our luxury 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!
Your stunning and luxurious home for the week is a hidden gem, set in a peaceful olive grove with breathtaking views and tucked away in an unspoilt part of Provence. Hidden but not too remote, it' s located in the village of Aups in the Var region and it will take you only 400 steps to walk into the local village.
All accommodation rooms are suites, a unique concept of funky interiors with contemporary art, design and light colors set amidst an idyllic olive grove. Expect high end beds with fresh quality linen, XL walk-in showers, private access and private garden terraces for your own private comfort zone.
Stay zen and slow down to fully enjoy Provencal rhythms in the garden at the boules pitch, in a hammock or on one of the lounge corners nearby, or chill out by the gorgeous pool. Yes, heaven does exist!
Aups is renowned for its local produce such as olive oli, truffles and honey and is situated in the foothills of the Alps, 60 km from the sea and 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.
"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
60 - 80 kms
Average daily distance
1000 - 1400 metres
Average daily elevation
NB: Exact cycling routes will be confirmed at the time of the retreat based on the groups cycling experience, interests and fitness levels. The above distances and elevation are estimates only.
€3265.00 per person twin/double shared suite with ensuite
€3565.00 per person single room with ensuite - available on request only.
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.
€3265.00 per person twin/double with ensuite
€3565.00 per person single room with ensuite available on request only.
SoulFit Adventures Retreat Leader
7 nights luxury boutique all suited accommodation with private garden terraces
All linen and towels supplied
Sumptuous breakfast everyday with fresh juices
Dinners at villa five nights with wine
Celebrator dinner at a local restaurant with local wine on the last night
One lunch at villa
*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).
Soulfit Adventures custom cycling jersey and bib knicks
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 Nice train station only 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
Blocks, straps, bolsters etc (the venue has some yoga mats and blocks)
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. The retreat is limited to 10 places so book early to ensure your place.
High Road Bike and E-bike hire - price on application and subject to availability
Riding in Provence is physically demanding and can be challenging. Typically we ride up to 80 kms, sometimes more, with elevation each day. The retreat is not a training camp and we are focused on you enjoying a stimulating yet relaxed time. The cycling itineraries have been designed for people with a reasonable level of cycling fitness, and anyone with a good base level of cycling fitness and experience should be able to complete all of the cycling. 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. However, it is also largely influenced by an individual’s cycling experience and level of fitness.
Road e-bikes available on request to the enable all fitness levels to enjoy riding together.
Non-cycling/yoga friends and spouses
Non-cycling/yoga 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 non-yogis and riders happy, and we are only too happy help guests not participating in the organised activities with optional excursions at their own expense.