Chalet365 Triathlon Training in the French Alps
by Chris Hodgson
(Samoens, French Alps)
Swim in beautiful alpine lakes
Chalet365, based in Samoens in the French alps, provides a terrific location for the Triathlete to take part in either a Training Camp or to combine training with a summer holiday.
Fantastic Training Location
On the training front there is a varied range of training opportunities across all disciplines including:Swimming
- 25m outdoor pool
- Open-water lakes in spectacular mountain settings
- Numerous Tour de France cols right from the chalet door
- Flat valley bottom for interval & time-trail training
Triathlon Training Camps
- Mountain trails for strength & endurance training
- Valley bottom trails and road routes
- Running machine for brick & changeover training
For 2012 Chalet365 have combined with professional Coaching company Coach4Tri
to run specialist training camps aimed at those wanting to make a real improvement in their Tri performances.
Mark Tickner is a Master Coach and has considerable experience in running Tri Camps abroad. These will take place in June 2012
and will provide extensive coaching covering technique, training plans, race tactics and nutrition as well as giving individual video analysis. Our camps cover all abilities from Beginners to Elite and all distances from Sprint to Ironman.
If you wanted to test yourselves in a competition there are several events to participate in, from early-season Cyclosportives to the Mont-Blanc Triathlon in August.
But Samoens is more than just a training location, it’s also a great place for a summer holiday. An authentic and beautiful French alpine town, it is easily reached by car or is just an hour from Geneva airport.
There are a whole host of summer activities to enjoy (rafting, walking, mountain biking, adventure parks) and if guests wanted to bring a partner, family or friends it is easy to combine your own training with a summer holiday. The summer weather in the Alps is generally warm and sunny without being too hot so a great training and holiday climate.Stunning Accommodation
Chalet Falcon, where all Triathletes and guests stay, is a beautiful ski chalet providing a stunning level of accommodation with breath-taking views. All bedrooms are en-suite and the chalet provides a wonderful place for everybody to relax, facilities include:
- Hot-tub spa
- Spacious outside terraces
- SKY TV (for the Tour de France or Olympics!)
- In-chalet massage services
- Access to Physiotherapy if required.
Owners Chris & Allie, who have competed in many races themselves, have a reputation for offering excellent customer service as well as providing truly memorable food and accommodation. You will not be disappointed!Contact
Chris and Allie Hodgson at:Website:
FREE from UK on 0800 0111014 or (0033) 450 964976