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7 Days Hiking and Yoga Retreat in Tuscany, Italy


Hiking and Yoga Retreat Italy

  • 7 days with instruction
  • You are invited to a yoga retreat in the middle of the tranquil Tuscan countryside to relax and recharge while also enjoying all the beauty this region has to offer. Tuscan Fitness offers Ashtanga or Vinyasa yoga sessions at various lengths but always in beautiful locations. You can also enjoy your road to fitness through daily hikes across the surrounding area. The setting is cozy and warm, reflecting the nurturing environment that will host you on your yoga holiday.


    • Daily Hatha or Vinyasa yoga sessions
    • Hiking adventures discussing local flora and fauna
    • Experienced personal trainer and yoga instructor
    • 3 daily meals with a well-rounded diet
    • Gift of Tuscan Fitness merchandise
    • 6 nights accommodation

    Group sizes

    The maximum participants in the group is 20.


    • Instruction language: English
    • Spoken languages: Italian, English
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    Throughout their stay, Tuscan Fitness guests will be hosted at one of two hotels in the heart of Tuscany. The two locations are Hotel La Forra and the hotel Tenuta Lupinari. These two spacious and welcoming hotels are both charming and accommodating, combining incredible views with typically Tuscan architecture and atmosphere. The hotel La Forra is located on the doorstep of the famous Chianti region, while the hotel Tenuta Lupinari is in the Valdambra region, one full of history and breathtaking landscapes. Both of the locations at Tuscan Fitness are also conveniently located for those interested in making day trips to the famous towns and cities in the area, including Florence, Arezzo, and Siena.

    The hotel La Forra is located on a hilltop overlooking the Valdarno valley and is complete with amazing views in all directions. The hotel Tenuta Lupinari is located among the rolling green hills of the Valdambra valley, with views of some beautiful historic towns and unspoiled forest and rolling green hills. Both hotels have numerous rooms that are bright and spacious, combining a traditional feel with modern comforts. The restaurant at La Forra is a highlight of the property, sourcing from local produce, it is a bright and charming restaurant featuring delicious Tuscan dishes. At both La Forra and Tenuta Lupinari, there are two capacious pools with views onto the hills of Chianti and the Valdarno and Valdambra, providing guests with moments of tranquility and sunshine that can be found only in Tuscany.

    There are two pools at the hotel La Forra, one a larger swimming pool and the other a pool for children. And at the hotel Tenuta Lupinari, there is a large swimming pool and both of these main pools are equipped with sun loungers, parasols, and gazebos for all guests to enjoy. The program is designed to optimize activity and health but as it is your holiday you can change it however you feel necessary for your fitness and well-being, and if that means more relaxation time by the pool then we will be more than happy to help make it happen.

    Daily intermediate and beginner yoga classes will take place as well as daily guided hikes across the beautiful Tuscan countryside. You will have the freedom to customize fitness activities of your choice with experienced personal trainers and yoga instructors.

    Flexible program

    Tuscan Fitness wants to give you the chance to get away and rejuvenate and restore your body in whichever way you need to. They understand that each person has different desires and needs and they are willing to accommodate you. Of course if you wish to follow the general itinerary, a typical day includes yoga sessions, breakfast, a tranquil walk, and two to three other opportunities for exercise of your choice. The beauty of Tuscan Fitness is that you can take as much or as little from exploring other activities that they offer and if you like you can even opt to simply rest and relax.

    Sample daily itinerary

    • 08:00 Morning yoga session (One hour in the morning and a second optional class in the afternoon)
    • 09:00 Breakfast
    • 11:00 Optional circuit training (HIIT) or Barre class
    • 13:00 Lunch
    • 16:00 Afternoon yoga session (second optional class in the afternoon) or guided hike
    • 19:30 Dinner

    This is an example schedule only. This sample schedule is subject to changes.

    • Alexandra Sturgess

      Alix is a personal trainer and an accredited Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga instructor. Based in Italy, she knows the area and often leads hiking tours and organizes new menus for clients at Tuscan Fitness. For Alix, nutrition and a healthy lifestyle has always been of paramount importance. She is a strong supporter of the Latin saying 'mens sana in corpore sano', which means that only a healthy body can support a healthy mind, so you should strive to keep your bodies in top condition. This was the genesis which led to the development of the Body and Mind company.

    • Francesca Blencher

      Francesca is a personal trainer and a sports massage therapist from London with a wealth of experience and an array of knowledge. She has 12 years of experience working in the fitness industry at some of London's leading health clubs. Fran holds a degree in sport and exercise science. She was also trained in boxing by David Haye on his training course. A certified Master Kettlebell instructor, she is taught personally and certified by Europe's leading kettle bell instructor and TVs former Biggest Loser trainer, the late Angie Dowds.

    Tuscan Fitness is located in the heart of the tranquil Tuscan countryside. The retreat is held at two properties that are in close vicinity to each other, one of which is the hotel La Forra and the other the Hotel Tenuta Lupinari. The area of La Forra is located just outside a town called Cavriglia, located in the Upper Valdarno in the province of Arezzo and is often considered the center of the triangle that joins the cities of Florence, Arezzo, and Siena, making it ideal for visiting the area.

    Nestled between the left bank of the river Arno and the hills of Chianti, it is also called the Porta del Chianti, which means the door of Chianti, as it is situated on the doorstep of this beautiful region, famous worldwide for its delicious wines. The location of the hotel Tenuta Lupinari is in the Valdambra region, a gorgeous area that is peaceful and quiet, complete with historic hilltop towns and rolling green hills. The area around each hotel is typically Tuscan, with views across the horizon of farms, cypresses, olive groves, and vineyards that extends as far as the eye can see.

    Tuscan Fitness is also conveniently located for those interested in making day trips to the famous towns and cities in the area, including Florence, Arezzo, Siena, and Orvieto

    Nearby places

    • Arezzo - 30 minutes
    • Florence - 45 minutes
    • Orvieto - 45 minutes
    • Siena - 30 minutes

    At Tuscan Fitness, they aim to provide you with a well-rounded diet that will be nutritionally balanced, wholesome and satisfying. It is their belief that you can easily be led down the wrong path if you are not aware of the vast scope of food and creative meal options available to satisfy both your nutritional needs and taste buds. Keeping this in mind, at Tuscan Fitness you will not only enjoy your meals but you will learn how to import these diet options into your day-to-day life. The energy that you derive from your food is used to absorb nutrients and eliminate wastes; if you do not allow it to function properly these processes will not be carried out to their full potential.

    At Tuscan Fitness, they will show you how to use your body's natural elements, mixed with the right combination of fitness and nutrition to maximize and rejuvenate your body's performance and appearance. The food will be anything but bland as they realize it is not fair to come to Tuscany and not take advantage of the fabulous food the region has to offer. They strive to source food locally thus not only getting the freshest food possible but also lowering the carbon footprint. The chef and resident nutritionist will be on call to help you with personalized advice upon request and give you meal options for you to try at home. This won't be a diet. It will be the beginning of your journey towards a slimmer, stronger, and happier you!

    The following meals are included:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten Free
    • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
    • Lactose Free
    (If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

    At Tuscan Fitness, they encourage you to do whatever you need to in order to have the health holiday that you need, one that will make you feel stronger and happier. Life is too fast paced and does not provide enough respite for ones health, and so coming to Tuscan Fitness gives you a chance to get away and repair whatever is broken. Whether you need sleep, exercise, or a lot of amazing Tuscan wine.

    Optional activities

    If you have any particular requests for possible activities, please let them know and they will do their best to make them happen. In the meantime, here is a list of the additional activities you can book while at Tuscan Fitness:

    • Biking
    • Ceramic shopping
    • Cooking and nutrition classes
    • Cheese tasting
    • Hiking
    • Olive grove tour
    • Outlet shopping
    • Tour of Siena
    • Tour of Chianti
    • Tuscan thermal waters (Rapolano)
    • Tour of Valdarno region
    • Vineyard tours and wine tasting
    • 6 nights accommodation
    • A twice weekly sun salutation workshop (Tuesday and Friday)
    • A wine tasting
    • A weekly olive oil tasting (Wednesdays)
    • A weekly meditation
    • A trip to a local town (Fridays)
    • Daily Hatha or Vinyasa yoga sessions
    • Daily breakfasts, lunches, and dinners with a well-rounded diet at the hotel restaurant
    • Gift of Tuscan Fitness merchandise
    • Hiking adventures discussing local flora and fauna
    • Transfer from nearby train station to and from retreat
    • Airfare to and from Italy
    • Airport transfers to and from Tuscan Fitness
    • Travel insurance
    • Wine (available to order)

    Driving directions from Florence

    • Drive 48 kilometers taking the A1 autostrada to the direction of Rome and the exit is Valdarno.
    • Once off the autostrada, you go right towards Montevarchi.
    • At the roundabout take the 408 entering the underpass for Cavriglia and after about seven kilometers, turn left for Montegonzi.
    • After about three kilometers, you will see the directions for Agri-Resort La Forra.

    Driving directions from Rome

    • Drive two hours on the autostrada A1 to the direction of Florence and the exit is Valdarno.
    • Once off the autostrada, you go right towards Montevarchi.
    • At the roundabout take the 408 entering the underpass for Cavriglia and after about seven kilometers, turn left for Montegonzi.
    • After about three kilometers, you will see the directions for Agri-Resort La Forra.

    Arrival by airplane

    Please book your flight to arrive at Peretola Airport (FLR), Fiumicino-Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO), or Ciampino-G. B. Pastine International Airport (CIA) in Rome, Pisa International Airport (PSA) in Pisa, or at Siena-Ampugnano Airport (SAY) in Siena. Tuscan Fitness can organize a shuttle pick-up for you upon your arrival at the airport.

    Arrival by train

    You can get a direct train from Florence which will take about 35 to 45 minutes to Montevarchi-Terranuova. From Rome, the train takes between one and half to three hours, depending on the train you decide to take. From Pisa or Bologna, the time varies but it is generally between one to two hours. For clients travelling to Tuscan Fitness by train, there is a set pick-ups at Midday, 15:00 and 18:00. For departures from the hotel to the station, set times are 9:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 14:30.

    • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
    • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
    • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

    Tuscany, Italy

    Tuscan Fitness offer unique health holidays in Italy combining health, fitness, and leisure to allow people to create their own experience based on their goals.

    Speaks English

    • Availability: The Yoga Retreats of this organizer are available 87% of the time.
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    7 days / 6 nights

    Special weeks:
    • April 2-8, 2018: Beginners week
    • May 3- 9, 2018: Men’s only week

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