Tuscany Italy Yoga Retreat Cycling & Cultural Adventure

Tuscany Italy | Yoga, cycling & Cultural Adventure
October 16-October 22, 2011

Join Our 7 Day Italian Adventure to Tuscany Italy! Investigate the dimensions of your yoga practice while exploring the rich Italian culture by biking, hiking and walking tours. Jointly led by Vinyasa Flow Yoga teacher Silvia Mordini and International Travel Guide Jacob Young—two people who are passionate about Italy!  We will travel from the heart of the Tuscan food and wine country to many local and famous wineries and villages nearby. Stay with us at the 10th century restored stone home peacefully nestled into the hills and experience a retreat like no other!

EXPLORE MIND/BODY BALANCE!

Two vinyasa classes and/or hiking and biking offered daily along with meditation and pranayama to bring you back to your center.

EXPLORE RICH ITALIAN CULTURE!

Daily excursions to experience the history and culture. We will see museums, medieval art, cathedrals, shops, fortresses, 13th century walled city, Etruscan ruins, the Mediterranean beach life and more.

EXPLORE THE PEACEFUL NATURE OF TUSCAN COUNTRYSIDE!

Experience amazing hilltop panoramas and the beauty of sunlight that has inspired painters throughout time, stand and cheer at the rising of the moon.

INVESTMENT:  $2050

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DETAILS YOU SHOULD KNOW:

We will be guests at an 800 year old classic Tuscan farmhouse converted into a stylish yoga retreat. Looking out one of the many windows of the different accommodations in Ebbio, you will be captivated by the undulating hills swept with thriving vineyards, olive trees and enchanting evergreen forests. Ebbio is a fully working organic Tuscan farmhouse with its own Chianti wine and olive oil production.  Ebbio uses only garden-fresh produce or goods from open-air markets to create exquisitely fine family-style meals served in Ebbio’s Vegetarian Restaurant. Located in the breathtaking countryside across the street from Monteriggioni, Ebbio is only 42 kms from Florence, 11 kms from Siena, 9 km from Castellina in Chianti, a little medieval jewel. Activities include yoga, cycling, hiking, and of course visiting art cities like Volterra, Montalcino, and Siena along with a trip to the Mediterranean beach and the natural hot springs of Rapolano, private wine tasting’s and Tuscan cooking class.

Day 1, Arrivals, Deplane Yoga, Farm Hike, Welcome Dinner

Day 2, Monteriggioni castle morning, Siena afternoon

Day 3, Cycling Morning, Radda in Chianti Wine Tasting and private walking tour afternoon

Day 4, Morning drive to the Mediterranean relax on the beach, afternoon lunch and visit to Rapolano Terme, Tuscan Cooking evening

Day 5, Morning free time or bike trip, San Gimignano and Volterra afternoon and evening

Day 6, Morning free time or bike trip, Montalcino afternoon Wine Tasting’s and tour, evening closing dinner party

Day 7, Final Yoga, Breakfast and Departures

TO REGISTER AND SAVE YOUR SPOT:

You can pay with check, direct bank deposit, or credit card or Paypal on line. A $500 dollar deposit will reserve your space. Contact us at hello@alchemytours.com if we can answer any questions.

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WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR INVESTMENT:

  • 6 nights of accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner and all snacks and drinks for each day’s activities
  • Social hours on select evenings
  • All transportation during the trip, including private coaches
  • 10 Yoga classes with Silvia Mordini
  • Private evening Dharma talks facilitated by your Guides
  • Entrance fees to all group events
  • Informational cycling and safety clinic with Jacob Young
  • All gratuities for special events, transfers, lodging and meals.
  • A special goodie bag with trip-specific comfort items

NOT INCLUDED?

Airfare to and from the trip, lodging before and/or after the trip if you are coming early or staying later, gratuities for your guides.

TIPS AND GRATUITIES

Gratuities for your guides may be given at your discretion in response to their leadership and professionalism throughout the trip. We suggest 5-10% of the trip price per individual to be divided between the guiding team as an industry standard.

 

WHAT WILL MY DAY LOOK LIKE?

Day 1 – Sunday

Afternoon:

10:30am Meet in the lobby of the Hotel Palazzo Vecchio (via Cennini 4, 50123, Florence, Italy).

12:30pm Arrive at Ebbio for Lunch & Brief Logistics Talk

1:30pm Deplane Yoga Practice

2:30pm Farm Hike

Evening:

5:30pm Yoga Practice7:00pm Dinner

Day 2 – Monday

Morning:

8:00am Yoga Practice

9:30am Breakfast

10:30am Walk to Monteriggioni Castle (2 kms)

Afternoon:

12:30pm Lunch1:30pm Depart for Sienna (15 minute drive, 11 kms)Snacks on own in Siena

Evening:

8:00pm Dinner

9:00pm Meditation Restorative Yoga Practice

Day 3 – Tuesday

 

Morning:

8:00am Yoga Practice

9:00am Breakfast

10:00am Cycling

Afternoon:1:30pm Lunch

2:30pm Depart for Radda in Chianti

3:00pm Radda in Chianti walking tour and wine tasting

Evening:

7:00pm Yoga Practice

8:00pm Dinner

Day 4 – Wednesday

Morning:

7:00am Breakfast

7:45am Depart for Beach Day!Afternoon: 12:30pm Picnic lunch at beach

1:30pm Depart for Petriolo Hot Springs

Evening:

6:00pm Yoga Practice

7:30pm Dinner and Tuscan Cooking Class

Day 5 – Thursday

Morning:

8:00am Yoga Practice

9:00am Breakfast

10:00am Cycling

Afternoon/Evening:

1:30pm Lunch

2:30pm Depart for Volterra (one hour drive)

4:00pm Walking

Tour of Volterra (one hour)

7:00pm Aperitivo and Dinner in Volterra

11:00pm Depart for Ebbio

Day 6 – Friday

Morning:

8:30am Breakfast

9:30am Yoga or Cycling

10:30am Free Time

Afternoon:

12:30pm Lunch

2:00pm Depart for Montalcino wine tour

Evening:

5:30pm Yoga Practice

7:00pm Closing Dinner Party

Day 7 – Saturday

Morning:

8:00am Yoga Practice

9:30am Breakfast

10:30am Departures

11:00am Arrive Florence (First plane departures 1:30pm)


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