Tuscany Retreat

13th - 18th 5月 2018

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.

Single occupancy — ¥ 600,000 per person
Double occupancy — ¥ 495,000 per person

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ラファ トラベルが考案した「ラファ リトリート」は、ライドで自分自身に挑戦すると同時に、素晴らしい環境に囲まれて自分自身を解き放つことを目的にしたハイクラスな休暇です。ゆっくりとくつろげる選び抜かれたホテルと、その場所ならではの食事やワインはもちろん、その土地の文化もお楽しみいただけるコースを取り揃えています。ラファ リトリートは、参加者にとって最高の休息になるよう、毎回参加者の方に満足頂ける場所で開催しています。参加者の方々には、自身のレベルに合わせたオリジナルのライドプランをご用意。山岳地帯で行う150kmのライドから、午後のリラックスタイムのコーヒー目当ての軽いライド、ガイドの同行やソロでのライドまで、全てあなた次第です。もちろん、この素晴らしい経験を共有するためにライドに参加しない方が同行することも可能です。



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 32 KM 734 M
Day 1 Panzano Panorama 82 KM 1841 M
Day 2 Dudda Loop 54 KM 1307 M
Day 3 Siena for dinner 44 KM 633 M
Day 4 Monteluco and Strade Bianche 84 KM 1782 M
Day 5, Departure Day Departure

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Arrival Day

Gaiole Loop

Arrive into Florence airport or central train station, to be greeted by the Rapha Travel team. We’ll transfer together to the hotel ahead of an afternoon spin to Gaiole in Chianti, the home of the world famous and original Eroica (hero) cycling event, which now attracts nine thousand riders every October.


32 KM


734 M

Day 1

Panzano Panorama

Explore and enjoy the unique landscape as your Rapha Travel guides navigate you to the quieter roads of the Chianti Classico region. We’ll enjoy the vistas from Panzano before heading to lunch at a small family run local restaurant, where a big welcome is guaranteed.


82 KM


1841 M

Day 2

Dudda Loop

Dudda is the name and coffee destination for today’s ride. The route climbs past the area’s famous vineyards and down past rows of the Tuscan Cypress trees. Post-ride we will enjoy a private wine tasting experience, at a historic crypt where monks once discovered that the location was the perfect temperature to age and store wine.


54 KM


1307 M

Day 3

Siena for dinner

Today we’ll ride through the valley to Siena, with a short climb to reach the town itself. Arrival drinks and showers will be followed by a private walking tour to discover the Unesco World Heritage Center and the infamous Palio horse race. The evening is then spent dining within Siena’s city walls.


44 KM


633 M

Day 4

Monteluco and Strade Bianche

Monteluco is one of the highest points in the area providing fabulous views of the region which has remained untouched for generations. The Strade Bianche is a network of gravelled routes linking the villages together and offer an exciting opportunity to enjoy road cycling from another perspective. This will be a particularly memorable day on the bike.


84 KM


1782 M

Day 5, Departure Day


Breakfast at your leisure before transfers back to Florence Airport or train station for your onwards travel, full of the best Tuscan food, wine and memories to savour.

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Customer Testimonials

Loved the venue, the team, the food, the rides, the whole experience was hard to fault.

— Retreat Provence, 2015

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

— Retreat Provence, 2015


Can I bring a non-riding companion?

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

Am I strong enough for the trip?

All our trips are physically demanding, but some are harder than others. Retreats are among the most relaxing. Our guides, soigneurs and mechanics will support every rider to go beyond their usual level of riding. Each individual trip is rated for difficulty.

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Contact Us


Email: travel@rapha.cc

Telephone: +44 (0) 207 482 9175

Hours: 9.30am-6.00pm (BST)


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)