I would like to thank Cat and the the WholeHealth team for our holiday in France.The WholeHealth Team were extremely hospitable, allowing both Will and I to either participate in activities together as father and son, or individually going our separate ways to engage in groups for adults and children alike.I would also say the food was fantastic, introducing us to tasty healthy meals.This was a fabulous experience and one I would have no hesitation in participating in again.Thank you!
14th February 2017
What do you DO on a WholeHealth Getaway?
The trip is planned to be similar to last year. Watch the video to get a flavour!
Whole Health family member Kieran-an awesome cyclist who was 4th in the 2016 National Hill Climb Championships led and organised a ride each day according to the wishes of the group. This was usually to a mid point where anyone who wasn’t on the ride would meet so we could all join up for lunch, provided either as a packed lunch by WholeHealth, or bought at a local restaurant.
The mid-point for our long rides would be either the swimming pool (slides and sunbathing rather than laps!), a local town of interest, or the lake with its ‘plage’ beach area for sunbathing, ice creams and swimming.
If that doesn’t make you too sleepy, there is then the option to ride home too, in time for a shower, and to relax by the pool until dinner is served for you.
We have a few local routes planned for shorter rides-including a hill climb challenge which riders can smash as may times as they like during the stay to try to get a PB and move up the leaderboard!
The location is on the both the Tour de France, and Route du Sud maps, so there are some great segments to ride, and compare yourself with the Pros on.
As last year we have chosen the area as the countryside is more ‘rolling’ than the challenging Pyrenees, so although we can certainly arrange a day trip to the Tourmalet for those who want topush their limits and bag an iconic Col, the rest of the riding will be a heavenly mixture of some steady climbing, enjoyable descents and some flats.
The less extreme gradients mean that kids and less experienced or enthusiastic cyclists can also enjoy pleasant rides through the sunflower fields.
Again, we plan to ride to and swim at the local lake. Last year, a few of us did long swims and triathlon swim training in the lake, but there was a lot more of jumping off pontoons, taking out pedalos and paddleboards, and eating ice creams, and I’m sure that won’t change!
We are also able to organise a canoeing trip, take trips to the local markets (one each day in the surrounding towns!) including the wonderful night markets. This time the real piece de resistance is that our trip will coincide with the largest Jazz Festival in Europe, taking place in the nearby town of Marciac. This means free jazz concerts all day in a local town taken over by stalls, music wine and food to ride out to for lunch lunch, and jazz partying in the evenings!
We are looking forward to an amazing summer, and would love to share it with you. Get in touch if you’d like to join us.
20th January 2017
Planning continues for the BEST Getaway ever…
We said we’d make it better-AND WE HAVE!
Thanks to your feedback, our team has been working hard to create an awesome break for active families in summer 2017.
We have been extremely lucky to find Murray and Jane at France Getaway in Aou Carde, Midi Pyrenees who have exactly the location and accommodation that we were looking for, and are also enthusiastic about the WholeHealth Getaway aims, and keen to work with us to make a great holiday.
Like us, Murray and Jane (and their young daughter and Jake the dog) are keen on fresh air and exercise having been an athlete and a PE teacher respectively. They are very excited about helping us explore the iconic climbs (including Col du Tourmalet) and beautiful trails around their home, both on bike and on foot.
They also can’t wait to show us their local swimming and leisure lake, waterpark and tranquil location.
Stay tuned as we will be posting updates on our Facebook, twitter and instagram pages as we prepare for a summer of cycling, splashing, sunny fun!
Don’t forget, ALL your meals can be included in your WholeHealth package, so all you need to do is book your own flights or travel, add a transfer for a small fee, and your holiday is taken care of.
**You will have access to your own fridge and cooker in your apartment, so if you do choose to cook up your own snacks and meals, that’s fine too!
With activities for you AND the children every day of your holiday, we can take all the stress out of planning your holiday, so all you have to do is turn up and ENJOY!
Bookings are open now, or get in touch if you’d like to set up a payment plan.
The Getaway individual apartments sleep 3 or 6, so please let us know your preference, and we will make sure that you get the accommodation that you want.
If you need any more info to help you decide if the Getaway is for you, please do get in touch, we’ll be happy to chat through options with you.
Cat & Anthony
We are delighted to be able to announce that we are now in a position to let you know how YOU could be joining us on the WholeHealth Getaway!
Here’s the headlines…
- All the fun of training with a group, with your own space when you need it; the accommodation offers separate family gites on one site for 3-6 people to share
- Swimming pool on site to relax and play
- Healthy, nutritious and hearty meals prepared, cooked and provided by WholeHealth, so you don’t have to worry about a thing.
- Day trips, play sessions and fun activities for children or all the family to enjoy together, including safe road riding supervised by qualified and experienced junior coaches
- Plenty to do even if you’re NOT a cyclist/runner/swimmer; eg a day at the leisure lake for paddling and pedalos, trips to the market, sight-seeing or just relaxingCheap flights available NOW!** I hour transfers from the airport to the holiday for a small extra fee
- Flexible arrival dates to suit your plans
- We can transport your bike(s) in our support van to save the hassle and cost of flying them, or hire one when you arrive
- A chance to meet and train with European triathletes through our friendship with the Lourdes Triathlon Club
- MrWholeHealth in the support vehicle delivering nutrition, encouragement and emergency rescues as you tackle the climbs!
- And of course guided cycle rides and run routes, lake swimming in stunning countryside in a mixture of rolling and challenging terrain suitable for ALL abilities to enjoy
**Flights can be booked, and transfers arranged from either Lourdes or Toulouse.
Flights with EasyJet from Gatwick to Toulouse are currently under £100 return, and just a 1 hr drive from the location.
We hope you’ll want to join us! Priority booking details will be sent out shortly to the families that we hope will join us for our annual awesome getaway.
You’ll also receive an invitation to our WholeHealth Getaway Information event where you can meet us, ask questions and try some WholeHealth recipes! #WatchThisSpace
Accommodation IS limited, so if you want to book the gite that suits your family best, don’t delay! Get in touch for more details, or if you have any questions. We hope to hear from you