Autumn Triathlon Camp – Charente Maritime France – 4th to 14th September 2021

Introduction

La Garenne Gites is situated in the Charente Maritime region of france. Famous for its good weather, beautiful countryside and its Cognac and wine. La Garenne is a rustic farm building divided into 6 self contained two and three bedroom Gites which are well equipped but have maintained their rustic charm of stone walls and exposed beams.

Aim

Its been a difficult and challenging year so the plan is to organise a training and possibly racing experience that will remind everyone why we love this sport. It will be relaxed and informal but the chance for some great training in good weather and in a very quiet and calm environment. The dates and duration for this camp are flexible so its possible to arrive, stay and leave when you want during the dates 4th to 14th Sept.

What to expect

For biking and running it will be straight out the door into the charente Maritime countryside with endless trails or deserted roads. No mountains but the rolling terrain is stunning and challenging. For swimming we have a local 25m open air pool but also a lake that we can use for open water sessions if we need. A bespoke program for the camp will be set which will cater for everyone needs and training goals.

Travelling to La Garenne

  • Airports:
    • La Rochelle (1 hr)
    • Poitiers (1hr 15)
    • Bordeaux (1hr 45) – this is the largest airport with best flight options
    • Nantes (1hr 45)
      • A pick up from these airports could be arranged but its better and cheaper to rent a car and drive
  • Driving is a good option as allows you to load the car with what you need and even though its quite a long way its an easy drive and door to door just as fast as flying!
    • From Uk via tunnel its a 6hr 30
    • from Switzerland Zurich its 9hr
      • Location of La Garenne – https://goo.gl/maps/KUv8uuJwwQA5aaqm6

Option of Half Distance Triathlon Cote Beauté – 11th Sept

This is a fantastic race which we have both done numerous times and love.It is well organised and not expensive to enter.Location for the race is in Royan 1 hour from our house.
This race does fill up ( max 1000 ) and since it was one of the only races happening in the area in 2020 we would expect it to sell out soon. Dont delay if you think you want to race. Click link for more info: https://www.triathlongcotedebeaute.com

Prices

  • Accommodation:
    • Minimum stay is 3 nights.
    • We have 2 x three bedroom gites which can accommodate 4 or 5 people.
      • The price is 148 Euros per night/ gite when booking  3 or 4 nights
      • The price is 125 Euros per night/gite when booking 5+ nights
    • We have 4 x two bedroom gites that can accommodate 2 or 3 people
      • The price is 121 Euros per night/gite for 3/4 nights
      • The price is 105 Euros per night/gite for 5+ nights
    • Single person booking
      • 45 Euro / day
        • Will be grouped into a Gite with another person
  • Coaching Fee:
    • 170€ / week (or 30€ / day)
      • Excluding Entry to swimming pool

Catering Options

  • The Gites are well equipped for you to cater for your own needs but we can offer:
    • Social BBQ in the garden including beer and wine 28 Euros/person
    • Option of evening meals on request
    • Trip to local restaurants on request.

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More information please just email me: Richard Hobson