Trail Running Retreat
Discover the Trails of the Lot Valley, France
September – May
450€ per person
(Group bookings of 3-7 people. For larger groups please get in touch).
Our trail running retreat is set in the rural, tranquil, French countryside of the Lot Valley and is surrounded by fantastic, varied terrain and scenic running trails. With varied trails wandering through ancient woodland, chestnut forests, rocky cliff paths, stunning vineyards, sleepy villages and along the meandering River Lot.
Our running breaks are ideally suited to regular runners who love the freedom of running the great outdoors while exploring the ever-changing landscape. Whether you are training for a race or would like to improve your general strength and fitness, our trail routes are challenging and undulating and guaranteed to work a whole different set of running muscles! You just need to be able to run a minimum of 10km.
Your 4-night stay will be in our newly renovated, three bedroom, two bathroom luxury Gite and a runner’s welcome hamper will be awaiting your arrival. Our yummy breakfasts will set you up for your day ahead, our homemade banana and coconut porridge is one of the firm favourites and our nutritious and delicious, evening meals will be just what you need after a day hitting the trails.
Our itineraries are flexible and also give you relax time, why not unwind in the large free-standing bath, relax by the pool, cycle the vineyards or explore the local area.
What your stay includes
Fantastic Running Trails
If you love running, surrounded by beautiful scenery then this is the retreat for you! At least five varied and challenging routes mapped out for your stay, capturing breath-taking views and amazing terrain.
Entry into one of the local trail races, where you can really test the terrain of The Lot Valley! This includes a post-race meal which you can enjoy with your fellow runners, with a glass or two of local wine! (Depending on dates).
Run at your pace
We cater for all abilities whether you require a more relaxed pace exploring the stunning surroundings or if you want to push your training to the next level in preparation for a marathon, you choose the level and distance you want to run.
4 Nights accommodation
4 nights accommodation in our luxury gite, in a relaxing & tranquil environment. Egyptian cotton bed linen and fluffy towels are provided and you’ll also find lovely french products in the bathrooms to help you relax and unwind, just what you need after a day exploring the trails.
Delicious, balanced nutritious food
A runner’s welcome hamper will be here to greet you on arrival and your stay includes four continental breakfasts & three nutritious, evening meals including wine and soft drinks. One evening you have the opportunity to book into a local restaurant (Cost of restaurant is not included in package price).
During your stay you can make use of parachute resistant training, TRX resistant training bands, battle ropes, yoga mats and our brand new 10m x 5m swimming pool (weather permitting).
- Personal training: Andrew is a qualified PT and offers Circuit training classes once a week in the town of Puy l’Eveque
- Wine tasting: Explore the local vineyards and enjoy a spot of wine tasting, we are happy to provide recommendations
- Bike hire: In your free time why not explore the area by bike.
- Massage therapy: Our qualified local therapist can help you relax and unwind in the comfort of the Gite or out on one of the private terraces.
For more information on any of the above, please get in touch.