2/52 of tri training heaven in S-W France. Fab company, great roads, 25m pool on site, gym with turbo or roller options, VO2 max testing, innumerable run routes all topped off with Lee, Sam and the team providing excellent food and training options on tap.
Downsides? Sleeping was disturbed by a lack of curtains and the early morning multiple cockerill crowing (remember this was very rural France). The former problem solved by airline facemasks, and the latter by ear-plugs, though they were not a complete solution. The food was very good but we did notice that the menu was replicated for our 2nd week which was a little disappointing.
On the plus side there were limitless wines which was part of the full board, although over-indulging did reduce the likelihood of that early morning pre-breakfast swim!!
Sam and team laid on a special table for us to help celebrate our 16th wedding anniversary. Our kids had a lovely time and all said they wanted to come back again next year. Lee was a fascinating coach and mentor who is scarily fast (Ironman PB of 9:30 ish).
Highly recommended whether you are into Tri or not.
- 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