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Active Retreat
Mountain Biking & Yoga in the South Downs

9-12 September 2024

Escape to the tranquil landscape of the South Downs for a transformative mountain biking and yoga break. There will be guided mountain biking for all levels, and electric bikes on offer for those who would like help up the hills. Delve into the intricacies of yoga anatomy and physiology, tailored specifically to cyclists. Fuel your body with nourishing meals, reconnect with nature and rejuvenate your soul.

Zephyr Wildman & Charlie Polizzi

Each evening Zephyr Wildman will lead a two hour yoga session, with a focus on anatomy and physiology.  

Across two mornings, our mountain biking guides, Marmalade MTB, will be hosting three hour rides over the beautiful South Downs. There will be a beginners group and an intermediate/experienced group so that all abilities are catered for. Guests can bring their own bikes, or hire them (at an extra cost) through us. Electric mountain bikes are also available for those who want a little more help up the hills!  

For those who prefer to keep their feet on the ground, there are fantastic walks from the hotel (maps can be provided for reference). Alternatively we can arrange a visit to one of the numerous local cultural attractions such as Charleston, Farleys House or The Towner Gallery. Alfriston itself also has charming shops that are certainly worth exploring.  

Our head Chef has created a series of nutritious and delicious menus for this Retreat, to ensure that guests are energised. There will always be a vegan option available. 

‘Polizzi Retreats avails of the wisdom and expertise of the country’s most loved yoga teachers’

Condé Nast Traveller

What’s included?
From £1475 based on single occupancy staying in a Classic Juliet room including three nights accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, guided mountain biking (excluding bike hire) and all yoga teaching. Double occupancy from £2170.

A Classic Juliet bedroom

Monday 9 September
From 3pm Guests arrive
5pm Welcome introduction
5-7pm Yoga with Zephyr 
19.30pm Dinner 

Tuesday 10 September
7.30-9.30am Breakfast
9.30am-12.30pm Guided mountain biking with Marmalade MTB
1pm Buffet lunch 
2-4.45pm Afternoon at leisure. Opportunity to book a massage in the hotel (additional cost)
5-7pm Yoga with Zephyr Wildman
19.30pm Dinner 

Wednesday 11 September
7.30-9am Breakfast at The Star
9.30am-12pm Guided mountain biking with Marmalade MTB
1pm Buffet lunch 
2-4.15pm Afternoon at leisure. Opportunity to book a massage in the hotel (additional cost)
4.30-6.30pm Yoga with Zephyr
7.30pm Dinner

Thursday 12 September
7.30-10.30am Breakfast
Guests depart

 

Polizzi Active Retreat
Mountain Biking & Yoga in the South Downs

9-12 September 2024