Due to the massive uptake on our introductory LA CORSA Yoga weeks in May we have opened up one more week in 2018. This is a brand new tour, offering the unique combination of a LA CORSA cycling holiday, with the added health and relaxation benefits of expert yoga instruction. Based on our flagship Tuscany tour, but with a twist… You start and end each day with a yoga session, led by Ebrina Vogelaar-Kelly from Eb Vo Training. This 6-night holiday will give you the opportunity to take things at your own pace, and your recovery will be supported by a winning combination of massage and yoga. And of course you’ll enjoy all the hospitality that LA CORSA is famous for.
18 – 24 August 2018
£17000 double £1900 single
Whether you’re looking to light up the climbs or take in the sights and smells at a more moderate tempo, we’ll ride the same beautiful roads used in races like L’Eroica and the World Championships. Along the way, we’ll show you all the little things that make Tuscany the base of choice for so many of the peloton’s top professionals.
You’ll be staying in a spacious, self-contained apartment in Borgo Sicelle, an authentic Tuscan villa in a tiny hamlet in the heart of Chianti. The villa is comprised of self-contained apartments with kitchenettes and en suite bathrooms for each guest. Set around a relaxing pool, each suite offers stunning vistas over the entire valley.
All meals are included in the price of the tour. You’ll be savouring incredible local wines while dining in excellent trattoria, handpicked by Tour Director Andy. LA CORSA guarantee incredible food and wine and the warmest local hospitality.
*Please note tour deposits are non-transferable and non-refundable. Therefore please ensure you have the appropriate travel insurance in place should you have to cancel at the last minute.
CONTINENTAL Grand Prix 25mm
Saturday, 18th August 2018
Distance: 22km Elevation: 400m
Welcome to Italy! We always do the Monti loop as our first ride when we arrive in Lecchi after a long day of travel. This is a quintessentially Tuscan route that offers the perfect glimpse into the heart of the Chianti region, the birthplace of inGamba. As the late afternoon light gives a glow to the hillsides and the shadows lengthen, we will roll along ridge tops, through small villages where the locals wave as you go by, and past the ancient olive groves that blanket these fertile hillsides. This ride has one long, solid climb — which should shake out any cobwebs built up during your flight
Sunday, 19th August 2018
Distance: 74km Elevation: 1,520m
After testing your Dogma — and your legs — on some shorter, but challenging climbs, we’ll stop for coffee in the small town of Panzano. Our ride today covers a large portion of the 2016 Giro d’Italia Individual Time Trial course, in reverse. Imagine how difficult it was for those guys to race these twists and turns with TT bikes in the cold rain. It was a tough day. Castello di Ama has been hailed as the “Ferrari of Chianti wines”, and our invitation there tonight will introduce the two core aspects of Ama: wine and art. Ama houses permanent installations from such renowned artists as Louise Bourgeois, Nedko Solakov and Kendell Geers. Following the tour we will dine in the private dining room of the estate and enjoy some of the best wines from the private collection.
Monday, 20th August 2018
Distance: 84km Elevation: 1,300m
Today’s ride will take you south toward the town of Montalcino where the rolling Tuscan clay-colored views of postcards will be in full effect. This is the Crete Senesi, a region known for its production of white truffles. The highlight of our ride is the ridge south of Arbia. This afternoon we will visit Siena, one of Italy’s most visited cities, which has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. The city has its roots in Etruscan times and is most known for the annual Palio horse race — which is run around the Piazza del Campo.