2018 RETREAT DATES

12 - 19 MAY - CYCLING CHALLENGES AROUND THE CANYON

19 - 26  MAY - LEISURE & PLEASURE PROVENCAL

Based in Bargemon the classic Provencal hilltop town, Var - Provence

Inclusive of 7 nights in luxury accommodation with pool & individual rooms with private or en-suite bathrooms;  indulgent & nutritious power breakfasts; 3 course dinners with drinks; post ride snacks; guided & unguided rides; coaching & training; yoga & holistic health activities.                                   

Small and exclusive for 6 people.  

Ideal for cycling couples or couples with non-cycling partners.

Price per person £850

to reserve your place

Click on booking tab at top of page or call 07894130144.

Bargemon is only 1 hour from Nice Airport and transportation can be arranged. Daily flights to Nice from all major and local airports.

At Max Velo Bespoke Cycling Retreats our mission is to improve your health, vitality and wellness.

Each retreat is a balance of the best of Provence - environment, culture, nourishment, health and wellness activities, planned for your pleasure & fitness; training and wellbeing. 

"Paul and Kim are fantastic hosts in a beautiful region of France. Riding with Paul and Kim’s cooking will feed your body and soul. You can enjoy a leisurely days ride but there is plenty to challenge you too if you want to really earn your treats. I’ll be back." Tom
The awesome Gorges du Verdon. View from one of our cycling routes.

The awesome Gorges du Verdon. View from one of our cycling routes.

Our concept of improving health, vitality & wellness goes beyond the bike

We encourage & welcome non-cycling or inexperienced partners to share and benefit from Provence, adapting ride distances and routes according to experience and offering our knowledge and experience of alternatives to cycling. There is so much more than cycling to do and see in Provence; world renowned arts, culture and heritage; beautiful ancient hilltop villages; artisan crafts and products; spas and beauty treatments. And the outstanding produce and products and cuisine including Provencal markets, award-winning restaurants and vineyards. For our 2018 retreats we provide 2 lunch stop meets with the guided rides and we offer information and our experience to guide you to walking, running, horse riding and other sports and activities . We also have good links to local spas and therapists for some pampering Provence style.

The beautiful villa in the hills.

The beautiful villa in the hills.

Majestic views, quiet open roads, azure skies.

Majestic views, quiet open roads, azure skies.

Outstanding cycling for training, fitness, pleasure

We use road cycling as one of our range of wellness tools. If you want to ride for training; train for an event or ride for enjoyment we work with you to improve your performance, endurance & skills. On each retreat 4 guided rides are provided and planned that suit the experience and standard of the riders. We plan routes that offer challenge, provide enjoyment, take in stunning scenery with quiet, open roads & the best coffee & lunch stops. For May 2018 our Cycling Challenges week is for experienced riders who want some hard riding, hefty climbing and long distance. Our Leisure & Pleasure week is for those who are seeking relaxing riding to take in the pleasures of Provence.

The exquisite range of produce at a traditional Provencal market.

The exquisite range of produce at a traditional Provencal market.

Nutrition & nourishment 

We plan our menus for health and pleasure. Our produce is seasonal & locally sourced. Provence has such amazing choices of ingredients that we use to create simple yet sublime meals that nourish the body and senses. 

Max Velo is our vision & our passion, we are Paul & Kim. Paul is a former Team GB Elite triathlete & experienced road captain. Kim is a holistic lifestyle coach & yoga practitioner. We have over 16 years experience of this beautiful area and want to share this with you. We look after you from the moment you arrive until you leave, our knowledge and expertise is always available.