At Cycling Retreats, we want you to relax, unwind and enjoy the stunning surroundings whilst challenging yourself on the bike.
Quite simply, Cycle Retreats is not a training camp and our focus is all about providing you with the perfect cycling holiday.
We can create bespoke group cycling itineraries to ensure you challenge yourself on the bike and also get the opportunity to relax and unwind in style!
We hope we will be seeing you at one of the luxurious retreats in the very near future where we provide the perfect cycling getaway.
For now though; here’s a little bit about ourselves.
My name is Mark and together with my wife Zoe we own and run Cycle Retreats with help from our daughter Megan who deals with our social media (when she’s home from university). We also have Archie our cockapoo who is always on hand for a cuddle.
I have been cycling for over 25 years and truly love the sport, over the past 5 years I have also competed in many triathlons ranging from the smaller sprint distances to Ironman distances, but my true love is and always will be the bike. When I’m not on the bike I love nothing more than to hit the slopes snowboarding with my Zoe where I play catch up pretty much all day. I’m sure she was born with a board on her feet!
I have also assisted in charity european bike tours as a ride leader and mechanic as well as leading club rides in the UK; so you are in safe hands. I also have a knack of knowing where to find the great cafés and bars for a cheeky glass of vino to finish off the ride.
Zoe is also a very keen cyclist and has also completed several triathlons with a love of Pilates and Snowboarding and often joins us on the rides to spin the legs. Zoe also knows how to throw one mean party, hospitality really is her calling. If it’s paleo, gluten-free, juice only or wheat free; we can accommodate you. At Cycle Retreats it really is all about you!
Dionne qualified as a fitness instructor in 1997. She has had the opportunity to teach classes in corporate and fitness centre environments as well as private tuition and mixed level group classes. Since moving to an area of Spain very popular with cyclists, Dionne has incorporated ‘Yoga for Cyclists’ classes into her schedule. Targeting the parts of the body that cyclists need to open and stretch after a day on the bike.
Dionne is also a qualified practitioner in Reflexology, Swedish Body Massage and Hopi Ear Candling.
So why we set up
Both Zoe and I have spent over 15 years ingratiated into the corporate treadmill at a senior level and we weren’t enjoying the stress and long hours our roles demanded of us. The pressure continued to increase to the point where it was affecting our health and well-being. We decided it was time to make a change… a big huge whopping lifestyle change.
We head out to Costa Blanca several times a year to cycle the area and we absolutely love it! About 2 years ago; and after a week of unwinding, riding and relaxation we sat looking at the beautiful surrounding we found ourselves in and we knew there and then this is what we wanted to do; to share this exhilarating experience with like-minded people who want to challenge themselves on the bike whilst relaxing and unwinding in style. That day we discovered freedom and what it meant to us. Cycle Retreats was born on that day!
Very quickly afterwards we left our corporate careers behind us, to pursue our dream; and we hope to welcome you in the very near future at Cycle Retreats.