Bed  Price  Description



50 Double bed upstairs with own balcony and view of swimming pool and further over the valley
Double sofa bed  30 Downstairs sofa bed with own toilet, sink and large walk in shower



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Gite Bed Type Cost Description
Tournesol Double    
  Double sofa bed    
Petite Maison King size    
Apartment Double    

Efficient swimming is the key to having an enjoyable time in the water, the Ocean Walker Technique builds this efficiency and also teaches you to swim front crawl and prevent injury in the complex shoulder joints by taking advantage of the muscle groups.

Here at Gites at Civray, coach Steve has been through a year long rigorous process.  Led by Adam Walker, the creator of the Ocean Walker stroke, Steve has the skills to take your stroke from an exhausting start to a triathlon or an open water slog and help you develop it into a smooth, fast and efficient technique that will allow you to either exit the water in great shape ready for the next discipline or if you are swimming distance you can use the free speed to go further, faster

On the premises we have our very own 25m outdoor heated pool allowing coached sessions when it fits you, so if you come on holiday with the family why not take a lesson in the morning while the others are slowly preparing for the day?  We normally suggest 5 hours to take you through the structured stages that take you from traditional swimming though to an efficient hip driven Ocean Walker swimmer, we film before, after and during then supply the video with commentary.  Depending on the duration of your stay we can split the sessions into manageable sizes to allow plenty of practice.

Keep an eye out for Ocean Walker Technique swim camps, Adam Walker aims to spend a week with us once a year usually around June, during the camp we take you through the 5 stages, talk through how to stay motivated leading up to and during an event and we also take various excursions to swim in some of the beautiful and scenic lakes and rivers nearby.





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Ocean Walker


Iron Distance races take many months to prepare for and on the big day can either go well or not so well.  Why not make things a bit easier on yourself and take on the challenge of completing the distances over a number of days.  All this build up will put you in a great position to support and appreciate what the athletes are doing on the big day.

Typical, but flexible agenda

Every morning, 6.5km steady run around the Civray loop

Two steady group rides, starting in the morning, of 90km

Two 2km swim at Bellabouche lake

10km along local roads and trails


Completing all of the sessions or having proof of covering the distance will earn you a limited edition Civray Gites 'Do the Distance' T-shirt and bragging rights with all your friends.  Do the distance weeks are currently set for

July 20th

September 14th

October 5th - Kona week


The gites

Ciel - one double bedroom upstairs, sofa bed downstairs.  Two bathrooms, one up one down - £320

Tournesol - one double bedroom upstairs, sofa bed downstairs.  Two bathrooms, one up one down - £300

Petite Maison - Two double bedrooms with en-suites - £340

Apartment - 2 double bedroom, 1 single bedroom, sofa bed, shared bathroom - £340

If all accommodation is taken by one group the total price for all reduces to £1100