Buzz Triathlon - Reviews

I loved it so much one year…I came back twice!!

Buzz Cycling and Triathlon holidays are just great!!  Last year was my fourth trip to Morzine (I loved it so much one year…I came back twice!!). Amelia and Joe are so supportive and encouraging; I was nervous about my first trip; travelling alone and with little clue about triathlon but by the end of the week I had met some amazing people; people I still stay in touch with today and ended on a high with a 100km ride. Last year was no different,climbing several cols on the bike and being rewarded with truly stunning views to swimming in Lac Montriond and running along the river. I finished the holiday with the Machilly Triathlon which was a great little event and racing alongside Team Buzz made it so much fun!! The chalet is idyllic and now based in Morzine makes it very accessible. Everything is made so easy with airport transfers and evening meals all catered for. The food is delicious (much needed after training all day). I’ve gained so much from these holidays from fitness to confidence and technique tips and would recommend them to anyone. Amelia and Joe offer so much in terms of training and the Alpes is the perfect location to train in.

Stayed twice in 2015, and once in 2016 & 2017, thats 4 times so far…

 

Inspiring and motivational experience!

At a 2017 summer triathlon training camp in Morzine, with fellow my University students. Amelia, Joe and Declan took us on stunning and challenging bike rides, teaching us lots about how to ride efficiently and safely on the climbs and descents, giving us much confidence. The swimming coaching in the pool and lake by Amelia, were very insightful and useful for technique in the water and race tactics. The running trails as well as the pool is so close to the luxury chalet; where we enjoyed five-star meals every morning and evening by the brilliant chef. A all-round brilliant experience, and I hope to be back!

Stayed September 2017

 

Such a wonderful experience

This summer’s triathlon training week with Buzz in Morzine was such a wonderful experience. It was the perfect training week to get me ready for my first half distance (70.3). Lots of fantastic cycling in the French Alps, open water swimming in breathtaking mountain lakes and great run training really improved my fitness and technique. The Chalet is so pretty and has everything you need, the food is delicious (and healthy!!). Amelia and Joe are the best, always available to provide advice. I’ll be back!

Stayed August 2017

The location is unbeatable

I’ve been out in Morzine with Joe and Amelia twice now. The location is unbeatable – so many legendary cols just at the doorstep, and many others reachable by a short trip in the van. Should (somehow) you get bored of the majestic alpine scenery, entertainment (and valuable lessons) can be had in the stories of triathlon and bike adventures from Amelia and the other coaches. They deal well with groups of mixed ability, with lots of options to be able to ride with someone near your level so that everyone can still have a challenging ride. Swimming in the fresh mountain lake and runs along the verdant valley provide the perfect counterpoint to long days in the saddle.

Stayed August 2017

 

Each holiday has been simply fantastic.  

We returned last summer for the third time with Amelia and Joe.  Each holiday has been simply fantastic.  It is more than just a training holiday, we’ve made life long friends and felt privileged to be training in such beautiful surroundings.  Nothing is too difficulty for Amelia and Joe, they provide support, advice and tailor the week to your needs or current training goals.  The chalet is gorgeous and the food amazing. They even managed to organise my surprise engagement riding up the Col du Joux Plane, with champagne at the top!

We’ve returned each time feeling refreshed, so much stronger and fitter and most of all like we’ve had a holiday.  Last summer, it completely set me up for Ironman Barcelona and I would recommend it to everyone.

Stayed August 2017

 

Superb triathlon camps in a stunning setting

Amelia and Joe are great coaches and work at your level. Came away from a tiring, but truly fulfilling week. Loads learned and many fun memories. Hope I can go back again.

Stayed August 2017

 

D’excellentes vacances sportives!

J’ai passé de très bonnes vacances à Morzine, je suis donc revenu l’année suivante !
Ce qui m’a plu c’est que j’ai eu l’impression de combiner vacances, dépaysement et entraînement sportif.
Vacances car le site de Morzine est superbe et que tout était géré de main de maître par Amelia et Joe. Le logement était super confortable, un vrai luxe ! Et la nourriture excellente ! Moi qui adore cuisiner, je suis reparti avec des recettes pour la maison (Et je continue de les faire !)
Le dépaysement était bien accompli par le fait d’être entouré d’anglophones. Moi qui aime parler anglais et progresser, j’étais servi. Cette immersion peut vraiment être un plus pour quiconque souhaitant améliorer son anglais.
Enfin, le sport, Morzine est un super coin pour le triathlon : lac de Montriond pour la nage en eau libre, parcours à pied vallonnés ou plats le long de la rivière et circuits cyclistes mythiques avec les cols qui font les grandes batailles du Tour de France. J’ai trouvé qu’il y avait le bon compromis entre entraînement et repos pour ne pas exploser lors de cette semaine où le volume de sport monte d’un cran par rapport à d’habitude. Ainsi, je suis sorti de mes vacances triathlon plus fort qu’en y arrivant à ça a été bénéfique pour les compétitions suivantes.
Enfin, Joe et Amelia connaissent vraiment bien Morzine et ils seront très efficaces pour arranger les choses si vous avez un besoin spécifique.
En conclusion, d’excellentes vacances sportives! Merci

Stayed 2017

 

Dream triathlon training experience; expectations far exceeded

Before our arrival we didn’t really know what to expect, we knew nothing about the location, but the experience sounded appealing.

Highly experienced and knowledgable Amelia and Joe customized our program for us, and adjusted it as each day went. They have easygoing, motivating, and encouraging personalities. Despite very long days, and a few unpredictable circumstances, no matter what they had to deal with, they always demonstrated competence, cheerfulness, and optimism. They, with help from assistant Declan, went above and beyond in their level of service (driving; guiding; explaining the purpose of what we were doing, providing feedback on technique; preparing, maintaining and cleaning equipment). Amelia even signed herself up for the triathlon another client was doing and we were considering.

Another client’s bike arrived at the airport broken and totalled. We were very impressed with all they did to assist her with securing a rental bike on very short notice, helping her with a variety of tasks to support her claim, and salvaging what equipment she could. Again, they went far beyond the call of duty.

We rented bikes from their partner Alps Bike Hire. The Giant bikes were already there when we arrived, and they arranged to return them. The bikes served us well; no problems. I had discomfort with the first saddle, and Amelia got me a replacement before our first day of real riding.

Last but not least, the food. We didn’t imagine just how much we’d enjoy the food. Fabulous, even if we hadn’t been exercising so much. The food was so good, it made me HAVE to exercise the next day. It was often far better than what we had been eating in restaurants in several countries over almost two months. Thank you!

We highly recommend this outfit, will recommend it to our friends, and hope to return with friends soon.

Stayed June 2016

 

Amazing triathlon camp!

My sister and I stayed for one week during July for a triathlon training camp and loved it! Amelia and Joe and the team were great – so helpful, supportive and encouraging. Their coaching was also very good and specific to each individual. The chalet was so lovely to stay in and the meals served everyday were fabulous. The coaches knew great cycle routes, especially some with hills, and the run around the lake was really lovely. Having the opportunity of swimming in both the outdoor pool and lake was really good.  The other 11 people on the camp were also really lovely and the lounge area really helped everyone to bond. We would definitely recommend this trip to anyone interested in training for a triathlon and especially conquering some of the Alpine hills!

Stayed July 2016

 

Epic Camp goes to Morzine

I had a group of 25 triathletes stay for the final part of our Epic Camp.

Amelia & Joe showed us all the routes, booked pools for us, marshalled our informal race and went the extra mile. The food was fantastic.

Stayed July 2016

 

A Wonderful Triathlon Training Holiday

I thoroughly enjoyed my holiday – the lodge (very comfy) the coaching (very individual) the food (fabulous) the scenery (spectacular) and the friendliness of everyone. The customer service was great; transfers worked smoothly. I will definitely be back!

Stayed June 2016

 

Triathlon Holiday

One word Amazing. Joe, Amelia and their team go way beyond anyones expectations to provide the perfect experience tailored to your personal needs. The facilities are clean and more than comfortable I will definitely be coming back.

Stayed July 2015

 

Another brilliant week!

Following our first visit last September we couldn’t wait to get back for our second triathlon & cycling holiday. Along with about 12 others, we had a brilliant week of cycle and Tri training, accompanied by delicious food and a fab atmosphere. A big thank you to Joe and Amelia for a great holiday.

Stayed July 2015

 

Great location for triathlon training with first class hosts and coaching

I had a very enjoyable week of triathlon training. Everything went smoothly from prompt pick up at Geneva airport to drop off for flight home. Nothing was too much trouble for hosts Amelia, Joe, Jimmy and Jo who were very friendly and welcoming, making it feel more like home.

Location was great for training, with Amelia and Joe designing a training programme aimed at identifying needs and improving skills. Training included, endurance, strength, and flexibility and some speed work. Local swimming pool in Morzine is very good and we had a reserved lane. Lake Montriand is in beautiful location to do open water swimming. Bike rides included short rides, not too hilly and longer rides over lower cols. Runs were around lake or along river. Coaching was provided on warm up and cooling down as well as transitions.

Lots of tips were provided on best way to train and race were provided by Amelia and Joe in an easy to understand way. They are very professional and dedicated and cannot be praised too highly. They provided copy of training schedule at end of week and training programme for future.

Stayed June 2015

 

Brilliant week of cycle and tri training!

We had a great week. Looked after by Amelia, Joe and Hazel, nothing was too much trouble. They organised training to suit our differing needs and standards for both cycling and tri. A really friendly team, great training and great food! Thoroughly recommended.

Stayed September 2014

 

Great Stay

This review is actually from my wife and daughter. – We went to Morzine for training and the Mont Blanc Triathlon. The facilities, ambiance and rooms were all excellent. Nothing was too much trouble and it was an extremely successful trip. Thanks to Amelia, Joe and Hazel.

Stayed August 2014

 

Triathlon holiday to suit all abilities with great people, good and attention to detail

If you are a triathlete of great ability or a novice these guys can help. We felt part of the triathlon family even from the minute we arrived. Amelia and Jo are very humble but are outstanding coaches and hosts and have a knack of making you want to do well. Accommodation is great, food amazing (Hazel was our chalet host) and we learnt loads about triathlon which we are applying in prep for our first Olympic distance in a couple of weeks time. We tackled the Montblanc sprint triathlon on last day of hols with Joe. Some of the group did the Olympic too with Amelia (who incidentally was the first woman over the line) and it was a great way to end the week. We had a great group too. We will be back .

Stayed August 2014

 

Mont Blanc Triathlon Week

A great week spent with Amelia, Joe and Hazel. The food was superb, and the hospitality top draw. The rooms are clean and comfortable, as were the extra facilites – hot tub and sauna. Triathlon coaching was excellent, with encouragement along the way. I can now mount and dismount with my shoes already clipped in! Triathlon day was great fun, with great support from the coaches and other guests, I’ve already been looking into my next one – allez alllez allez!

Stayed August 2014

 

Iron man training week

If you want to add the finishing touches to an iron man – you need to spend a week here. Joe and Amelia have great knowledge and tips to get you through with all their experience. Also fantastic climbs and routes through the Alps including a trip around Lake Geneva. Food, thanks to Hazel was fantastic and accommodation of a very good standard. Would go again if the wife would let me. Thanks once again guys.

Stayed June 2014

 

Dream triathlon training destination!

I came to Morzine for a 5-day camp and stayed with Amelia and Joe. I felt at home immediately in the comfortable, clean and comfy chalet, and a lot of that had to do with the welcoming nature of Amelia, Joe and head cook Hazel. The food was fantastic—healthy, delicious meals, beautifully presented with an attention to detail. (Afternoon tea with Hazel’s variety of cakes and sweet treats was fantastic.)

This is the perfect destination for any cyclist or triathlete looking to do a training getaway—the rides are challenging and beautiful, the open water destination is stunning, and the house is set up perfectly to accommodate athletes (awesome Giant rental bikes made everything incredibly simple too!). I would go back in a heart beat and encourage anyone else to do the same.

Stayed July 2014

 

Triathlon Camp

I have just finished a 14 day triathlon camp. Thank you so much Joe Amelia and Hazel for making this the best trip I have been on.

The accommodation and food was brilliant. The thing that I appreciated the most was the constant help and support and attention to detail. Your encouragement up Avoriaz and Joux de Plane and other climbs was much appreciated.

In short, a great trip accentuated by personalized service surrounded by beautiful scenery staying in very comfortable accommodation. I hope to be back next year.

Stayed June 2014

 

Triathlon Training heaven

Joe and Amelia are wonderful hosts who provide a very relaxed and friendly environment, wonderful food, and excellent training advice and support. This is our second summer stay and we are already scheming for more hills riding, triathlons and a TDF visit next year.

Stayed July 2014

 

Didn’t want to leave

As a base for a cycling/triathlon holiday Morzine, and more importantly our hosts, Amelia and Joe are the best. Great food and plenty of it.

Loads of cycling opportunities, together with running and swimming options. Great support.

Can’t wait to get back.

Stayed May 2013