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Italy

Tuscany Retreat

3rd - 8th Oktober 2017

The perfect blend of riding and relaxation, in the most elegant Italian surroundings.

Since ancient times Tuscany has been a centre of art and culture, and, of course, fine food and wine. It is also one of the most beautiful places in the world to ride a bike. Our exclusive accommodation is a converted 8th century Etruscan village owned by winemakers, nestled in the hills of the Gallo Nero region of Chianti. There, you can relax on the terraces or by the pool and you will be wined and dined in style with local and homegrown produce. The Tuscan roads, meanwhile, will test your legs as you explore the rolling hills and gravel tracks made famous by the Giro d’Italia and Strade Bianche races.

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This trip departs in less than 30 days. To enquire about a last minute booking please contact us.

Who is it for?

Rapha Travel pioneered the idea of the cycling Retreat, a luxurious break where the emphasis is as much on unwinding and enjoying stunning surroundings as it is on challenging yourself on the bike. With exclusive accommodation in which to stretch out, and the best regional specialities, local wines and culture, the Retreats set a standard that other trip providers cannot match. Rapha Retreats are always based in one stunning location, for the ultimate in stress relief, and you can tailor-make the riding itinerary to suit you. Choose 150km over the high mountains, or a gentle coffee spin before an afternoon of relaxation; guided or solo, it’s up to you. Non-riding partners are welcomed along to share the experience with you.

How Hard is it?

Retreats suit all types of riders, except for those who want packed days and relentless riding. Although you will have the chance to do big days in the saddle and test yourself on amazing roads, your time can be as demanding or as gentle as you like: wine tastings, market trips, swimming and massages are examples of indulgences that are positively encouraged. You’ll return home fitter and happier, and recharged in mind and body.

All Retreats include

  • Airport transfers
  • All meals including alcohol
  • On-road food
  • Daily massage
  • Laundry

Double occupancy as standard

All trips include

  • Expert planning and guide support from guides and vehicles
  • Pre-trip discounts on Rapha apparel
  • High guide-to-client ratios
  • Unique routes
  • Top-level mechanics

Flights, bike hire* and travel insurance are not included
*Bike hire only available for EU trips

Day Distance Climbing
Arrival Day Gaiole Loop
Day 1 San Gimignano Loop
Day 2 Dudda Loop
Day 3 Siena
Day 4 Monteluco and Brolio
Day 5 Departure

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Arrival Day

Gaiole Loop

Arrival to Florence Airport or Train station, for onwards transfer with Rapha Travel staff to Il Borgo di Vescine. Time in the afternoon for a short spin in the area

Accommodation

Borgo di Vescine

Day 1

San Gimignano Loop

Rolling Tuscan hills feature today as we ride to San Gimignano and its' many towers

Accommodation

Borgo di Vescine

Day 2

Dudda Loop

A morning ride, followed by a wine tour and tasting in the afternoon

Accommodation

Borgo di Vescine

Day 3

Siena

A ride to Siena. Explore the incredible town of Siena, with an afternoon walking tour

Accommodation

Borgo di Vescine

Day 4

Monteluco and Brolio

A bigger day of riding on the cards today. Be sure to relax on arrival back at the Borgo, with a massage from the soigneur

Accommodation

Borgodi Vescine

Day 5

Departure

A light lunch at the Borgo before transfers back to Florence for your onwards travel, full of memories

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This trip departs in less than 30 days. To enquire about a last minute booking please contact us.

Customer Testimonials

Lots and lots of fun riding and inspirational discussions and dinners.

— Retreat Provence, 2015

It can’t have been easy to make a week away abroad so seamless with a diverse group of riders, but you made it so. The rides each day, the bike set-ups, the coffee stops, the lunches, the trips out to the Monastery and Siena were all delivered with accuracy and style. But I never felt I was on a conveyer belt, having to hit a tight schedule.

— Rider - Retreat Tuscany, 2016

FAQ

Can I rent a bike?

We have a fleet of top-specification hire bikes available for rent on our European departures. They cost £50 per day. We ask that guests requiring a bike tell us as far as is possible in advance, so we can guarantee the right size is available, and also to send us your fit measurements, so our mechanics can set up the bike for you ready for the start of your trip. If you’re renting a bike you need to remember to bring your helmet, pedals and saddle to your trip start.

Can I bring a non-riding companion?

We welcome non-riding partners on our Retreats, but not on other trips.

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Contact Us

Europe

Email: travel@rapha.cc

Telephone: +44 (0) 207 482 9175

Hours: 9.30am-6.00pm (BST)

USA

Email: travel@rapha.cc

Telephone: 877.907.2742

Hours: 8.30am-5.30pm (PDT)

Asia Pacific

Email: travel@rapha.cc

Telephone: +44 (0) 207 482 9175

Hours: 9.30am-6.00pm (BST)