Fitness is a subject very close to our hearts, its one of the reasons we settled on Gites at Civray.  The area around us is perfect for swimming, cycling and running.  We have wonderful picturesque wide rivers with easy access making open water swimming a pleasure.  If required we have 2 kayaks and a SUP that can be used for swimming support along with various items of safety equipment.  If you fancy updating to a more efficient stroke with injury prevention built in then just ask about the Ocean Walker Technique coaching that is available by L1 coach Steve

Cycling is made a pleasure by the smooth open roads, we can provide either routes or just guidance as to the best areas to get what you need from your ride, be that a 10 mile loop taking in a chateau and a cafe stop, or any distance up to 100 miles for the more endurance based athlete.  If hills are your thing we can aim across the valleys to gain the elevation, equally flat options are available.

Running in the area around Gites at Civray offers many options, we average seeing one car every kilometre when running on the busier roads, so fumes and stop starts are not an issue.  Off road options are available to add a bit of variety and with runs named Sawmill and Skeleton Barn you know you are in for a bit of fun.  Depending on the time of year there are a number of local or large scale running races that can be joined, generally for a very reasonable entry fee and instead of a finishers medal you are rewarded with a local cheese!

An old disused railway has recently been converted to enable long off road walks and cycle rides running through the local towns. 

Triathlon is quite an up and coming sport in France, there are various events from Sprint through to Iron Distance within an hour, we are also just a few hours away from Sable d'Orlon and Vichy, both of which have Ironman branded events

If you are looking for company on the swims, bikes or runs then just ask, Steve is a 10 times Iron Distance finisher and enjoys a bit of company, especially if it is an easy social paced ride


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