Yoga & Fitness - (4 Day/3 Night)
- Stay in a beautiful hotel
- Daily Yoga, Hiking and/or Circuit training
- 3 Healthy meals per day
- Pick up from Montevarchi train station
- Wine tasting tours
- Meditation / sun salutation workshop
- Extend your stay
Schedule8:00am - Yoga
9:00am - Breakfast
11:00am - HIIT
1:00pm - LUNCH
4:00pm - Yoga and Hiking
5:30pm - Oil / wine Tasting
7:30pm - Dinner
About This Event
Combining yoga and fitness with ample relaxation time to allow you to rest, recharge and rejuvenate.
A unique getaway that combines relaxation with rejuvenating exercise and delicious, healthy food. We don't run retreats on set dates. Instead, you choose your own arrival date. We have guests that join us for a single night and others that stay for 4 weeks and even more. Join our daily yoga and HIIT sessions or relax by the pool. Play a game of tennis or go on a hike in the Tuscan woods. A one of a kind retreat to practice yoga, exercise, eat well and become more self-aware.
+ Enjoy 3 Nights / 4 Days of yoga, relaxation and fun. Explore the Tuscan country side while practicing yoga & relaxing. Go on hikes, unwind, enjoy delicious meals prepared in our hotel kitchen.
+ Daily Yoga, Hiking and/or Circuit training
+ 3 Healthy meals per day
+ Pick up from Montevarchi train station
+ Optional twice weekly wine tasting tours
+ A meditation / sun salutation workshop
+ Relax and explore Tuscany.
+ Extend your stay.
The location of La Forra is perfect with incredible views over the Tuscan hills. My two friends and I had a great time and would love to come back.
Venue Highlights2 Pools
Horse riding center
Indoor/outdoor yoga areas
AccommodationsSingle rooms, double rooms, twin rooms and shared rooms available
Private bathrooms (towels provided)
- A/C in Rooms
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Tour Assistance
- Fitness Center
- Yoga Studio
- House Keeping
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free
Menu/CuisineWe accommodate all dietary restrictions food preferences and allergies. We use locally sourced produce and combine healthy eating with traditional Tuscan recipes.
DirectionsFrom Florence the train takes about 35 minutes.
From Rome the train takes between 1 hour and 30 minutes to 3 hours, depending on the train you decide to take.
From Pisa or Bologna the time varies but is generally between 1 and 2 hours.
We offer complimentary pickups from Montevarchi train station at: 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm.
Reviews To review this event, visit the page for the venue or retreat leaders (above).
Jacopo Corvo September 07, 2020Incredible retreat in the heart of Tuscany
I found the retreat online and as far as i know it's the only retreat in Italy which includes Yoga, fitness and other activities and, after few emails, we decided to join TuscanFitness for a week in August 2020. The retreat was incredible, the Yoga and fitness teachers were very professional and helpful, the practices are sometimes tough but never too much... The atmosphere between clients and facilitators was amazing, we have a lot of fun and also organized by chance a small concert only for us with one of the Yoga teachers, the talented Simone. We will for sure come back next year <3
Filippo Lardera August 30, 2020Yoga Pomodoro 😊
Beautiful location set in the middle of the Chianti hills, great rooms/food and attentive staff. Yoga and HIT classes are good and you have no time to get bored. Just watch out for horse flies given the proximity to riding stables. One thing it feels a bit odd is proximity to non-Tuscan Fitness guest and group keeps on changing since people came and go. Not for the illuminati who wants a strict yoga cultural experience but great if you want to have an active relaxing break and some good excuses to uncork a good bottle of Chianti! Emma, Daria, Levine and Dave will take good care of you 🙏
Ali Maclean August 03, 2020Yoga & Fitness Heaven for 4 days!
I spent four days and four nights at Tuscan Fitness in July 2020 and I am already missing it! My stay was exactly what I was hoping for - the staff were so accommodating, the food was amazing and all the classes were really enjoyable. The pandemic meant that there were fewer guests staying at La Forra, which meant that all the yoga and HIIT classes were personalised to our small group and reception were able to upgrade me to a nicer room with an incredible view of the valley below. The retreat is on top of a hill and waking up with yoga above the clouds was absolutely magical and something I will never forget. All the teachers were wonderful and each brought something different to the table, whilst also helping us progress our practice according to our requests. The food was utterly delicious and the restaurant staff were always able to adapt dishes to our tastes - Alix's breakfast muffins, massive vegan salads and burrata pasta were definitely highlights! The HIIT classes were also fun (even if challenging at times), with great music keeping us motivated in the hot weather, which left us really feeling the burn by day four. There were always spare moments to jump in the gorgeous pool or read a book in a hammock, but I would make sure to take every opportunity they offer on your schedule. The afternoon hikes were particularly beautiful and it was so nice to chat with the other guests, whilst learning about the local plants and produce in the area from our guide. We even went on a wine tasting, which was such an unexpected bonus, and the wines were so tasty and affordable that I sent a case back home to England. If you are travelling alone and need to recharge your batteries, Tuscan Fitness couldn't be more perfect! I felt totally refreshed and happy when I left and I can't wait to do more solo trips after my experience there. I am so glad that I chose Tuscan Fitness as my first yoga retreat and I am already looking forward to my next visit. Thank you to everyone who made my stay so special!
Michael Lubacz July 27, 2020A peaceful and refreshing experience set amongst beautiful Tuscan hills
My girlfriend and I were able to join Tuscan Fitness just after COVID restrictions began to lift, and we were so glad that we did. Firstly, hygiene was impeccable and all the equipment that we used was cleaned after each session. The experience is also set outside in the open air (overlooking the amazing view), so there's plenty of space for everyone. The yoga instructors were very knowledgable and helpful, teaching us correct techniques and new tricks! We felt incredibly relaxed after each session, and it's such a great way to start and end the day. The farm/hotel itself was incredibly memorable, perched on top of a tall hill overlooking a large valley and cute little town below it. There are olive trees spread across the property with plenty of greenery, making for a very tranquil environment. The pool is beautiful and was perfect to cool off during the hot days between sessions. We also did the wine tasting at a local producer which I would highly recommend. It was a very authentic experience, and the wine was incredible and absurdly inexpensive! We were treated incredibly well during our stay, and everyone made us feel welcome. I don't often return to the same locations for a holiday, but I will certainly return to Tuscan Fitness at some point.. Just a perfect yoga holiday - thank you!
Fabiana Zampriolo July 25, 2020Tuscan Holidays
After a long and stressful period spent inside, locked in our houses, this retreat has helped us to tune ourself and recharge our energy. The location is marvelous, the staff of the resort and the staff of the retreat were the kindest and the most friendly and helpful I have ever met in my travel experiences, they also gave us advices on where to stop on our way to Siena and where to eat and what to visit once arrived there (all the tips where spot on). The daily plan was so busy that we were always doing something or just relaxing waiting for the next activity. We enjoyed every part of our stay, from the daily yoga classes to the hikes across the hills. Everything was perfect. We highly recommend it for everyone who want to take a break from their routine and be surrounded in the beautiful nature and in a friendly atmosphere.
Jill Levers November 07, 2019Amazing Experience at Tuscan Fitness
I spent 4 days and three nights at Tuscan Fitness in October. The experience went beyond my expectations. I loved it there! They yoga teachers were very friendly and knowledgeable. The grounds at the hotel were superb and the photos online don't do it justice. I thoroughly enjoyed the extra activities provided like the wine tasting and hikes. Dave guided our hikes and was very knowledgeable about the history of the area as well as much of the plant life in the forest. He was a pleasure to speak to. And last but not least, THE FOOD!!! It was amazing! So many selections to choose from and all of it super delicious. I highly recommend Tuscan Fitness and hope to return there again someday!
Gemma sargent September 10, 2019Perfect ending to a Italy solo trip
Everything I wanted and more. Being in the yachting industry , working away weeks and months at a time. I needed a holiday! 4 days in rome , 4 days in florence and the 3 days at tuscan fitness was perfect in every way. The team at tuscan fitness was very welcoming and couldn't do enough for us. always available for any questions or needs I had, also to just have a chat (i was travelling alone). the food was delicious and more than enough to feed us all , and go back for seconds. kellys yoga class in the rain although not intentional was a real experience, I am completely new to yoga however felt right at ease , with alternative movements shown for those more advanced. after meeting a couple of mother and daughter on trips together this is 100% something i would recommend and also bring my mum back to. it was everything I wanted and more, hope to see you all again soon
Moulines Cécile September 02, 2019Semaine active et gastronomique
Des activités tous les jours, des adaptations selon la météo, des repas cuisinés avec des produits frais et locaux, un endroit loin de tout, une vue exceptionnelle, une grande piscine partagée avec les hôtes de l'hôtel, une piscine plus petite au calme, des cours quotidiens de yoga dispensés par des intervenants tous très différents, des cours de Hiit/Barre plusieurs fois par semaine, des balades d'une heure autour de la propriété, des dégustations de vin et huile d'olive et la possibilité (en sus) de faire de l'équitation, d'être massé, de prendre un cours de tennis... le tout très organisé mais sans obligation aucune. Bref de quoi être occupé ou pas, selon l'envie :)
Marie Friis August 21, 2019So relaxed and satisfied - truly beautiful and amazing
I found this place just amazing. The team from Tuscan Fitness was so dedicated to ensure me and everyone else a truly amazing and relaxing experience.The yoga teachers (Kylie, Kaylie, Simone) were all so dedicated and gave me beautiful yoga-experiences, and the shala (yoga deck) had the most fabulous breathtaking view. It often went very emotional in a very pleasant way, to me especially in Kylie's classes, which I found so gifting. David, who hosts the hikes and the wine tastings, is such a nice person, and he knows really a lot about the area, the wine, the fauna and buildings in the area, which is really inspirational, and makes the hikes not just walking, but educational as well. Patrizia, who is the receptionist at the hotel, is so dedicated and so kind. She acts as if she was born to do her job. My room was spacy with a very grid big bed, spacious bathroom, clean and with a beautiful view. Nearly all rooms come with a personal terrace and all rooms have a personal "shelter" with sun beds in the pool area. There is even two pools, one dedicated to relaxation and quietness, which sadly was not respected by all guests, but it is very positive and thoughtful that it is there! The restaurant has an overwhelmingly beautiful view as well. I met Alix one day, as she was otherwise having holidays with her family, but she was a very kind person too, and even more dedicated into making sure that we all enjoyed our stay. And I need to mention the view once again! Only two minor things, that overall don't affect my opinion of this place being just amazing. 1) Tuscan Fitness is a company that rents hotel rooms in a hotel that also have other guests. That means that there are families with children staying by the pool, and in the restaurant, which I did not expect. Especially one family was very noisy and rude in there way of behaving in the shared areas and that was sometimes very stressfull, maybe especially when you come and expect yoga, meditation, relaxation and quietness. I think the idea of having the relaxed area pool is very good and needed, I just wish that all guest would respect that. There is even a (2!) sign(s) with an international picture that even children should be able to understand, and I don't think that the hotel/TF can do much about it. 2) The quality of the food was in the beginning of my stay lower than I expected. I talked to the TF team about this, and the chef they used to have left a few weeks ago, and they are awaiting a new one starting this upcoming week. TF team did anything they could to change and optimize the food, and we ended up having very very nice and tastefull tuscan food in the end.
Liza Sekaggya-Essaga August 03, 2019Enjoyed my stay
This was a lovely retreat in a very serene setting- I managed to rest but at the same time , be active in sports. The hike . yoga and wine tasting were the key highlights for me. The organization of the program is superb. Great food. Thank you so much. When I posted my pics on facebook, several people were interested, and one friend has already booked to come this August.
sarah prynn July 25, 2019Lovely holiday in the Tuscan hills
I spent 3 days with 2 girlfriends doing a mix of yoga, fitness classes and poolside lounging and had an absolutely wonderful time. I had 3 yoga teachers over the 3 days, all excellent but especially the visiting yoga teacher (thanks Pam!). The yoga is well taught and well adjusted for different levels - we had a range from beginner's to advanced in the class and all were looked after. The room we had was large, clean and airy with good aircon. What marks this holiday out is the attention to detail with the owner and staff all wishing to ensure you have everything you need to have a great time. The all food is delicious with a meat and veggie option. Portions were a little on the small side for dinner for my friends and I (fine for breakfast and lunch) after several hours of workouts, but we simply added a cheese or pudding course from the a la carte menu (the menu is 2 courses). Great local wines (extra) with dinner on a terrace with a beautiful view overlooking the hills. It was perfect and I will be going back to try the horse riding which is 3 mins walk away.
Fatima-Zahra Belmokhtare July 23, 2019Thank you Tuscan Fitness
It was a fabulous week! Amazing , considerate and caring staff! A perfect blend of relaxation , yoga and nature !I would definitely come back and recommend it to others. Thank you Alix , David and kylie for making my stay wonderful !
Maren Haverkamp July 23, 2019Yoga and Wine – perfect combo! :)
Very nice location with a stunning view! Calm and relaxing. Lovely and clean rooms provided with coffee and tea. Super nice trainers – very personal and professional! Fun activities such as wine tasting and spritz demo. :) Only small downside was the food in the restaurant: healthy and delicious, but a bit too little after working out the whole day. But all in all, it was an amazing experience and we will definitely come back.
Kevin Wiley July 06, 2019Best Kept Secret in Tuscany
We had a fantastic yoga retreat wit Tuscan Fitness. It was me and my wife's first retreat, and it couldn't have been better. We are Yoga beginners but that wasn't an issue. David at Tuscan fitness was a super host, very attentive and full of ideas for how to make our time in Tuscany unforgettable. The instructors (we had Patricia and Julie) were fantastic. We enjoyed getting to spend some time with them during breakfast and during class. We had a cross fit style workout one day and it pushed us to our limit...in a great way. The facility (La Fora) could not be any nicer. Simple and charming but with everything you need to be comfortable and enjoy your vacation time. The scenery of the Tuscan country side is breathtaking. The atmosphere is very quiet and serene. The pool and surrounding shaded cabanas were a great touch as we escaped the afternoon Tuscan summer heat. We went on a wine and olive oil tasting trip about 20mins away and it was a highlight. We left La Fora thinking this was the best kept secret in Tuscany. The whole experience was wonderful and couldn't have asked for a better time. Thanks to David and team at Tuscan Fitness!
Cindy MacLellan June 10, 2019A Tuscan Paradise
Authentic Tuscan countryside experience. The natural beauty of Tuscan Fitness at La Forra was beyond works. Perched on top of a rolling hill in the Chianti region, with surrounding views of valleys, hill side towns and villas it offers the perfect environment for those who love the combination of fitness and the outdoors. If you feel like hiking, horseback riding, cycling, practising yoga, fitness training or simply relaxing by the pool sipping wine or enjoying an espresso with a good book, the options are endless. The day is yours to enjoy. For Foodies, La Cucina de La Forra is a full Resturant with delicious, healthy farm to table meals for all dietary needs. Enjoy the wine, the scenery, the food and the company. A must see!! I will most definitely be coming back. Cindy ????????
Romina Arian June 08, 2019Wonderful Experience
I should admit that this retreat exceeded my expectations to the extreme. The location is absolutely breathtaking, surrounded by lush beautiful gardens, nicely decorated rooms, beautiful swimming pools and perfect outdoor and indoor yoga flat. I got a complementary ride from and to the train station. Staff were incredibly helpful, yoga instructors, chef, Dave and Alex were super friendly and resourceful. I had a remarkable experience there and can’t wait to go back again.
Sari McSunshine May 20, 2019An experience for everyone
I was fortunate to get to go to Tuscan fitness, the whole experience was top notch! From the moment my friend and I arrived till the time we left we loved every minute at Tuscan Fitness. Great yoga, HIIT, and hiking and then amazing cooking class and wine tastings. Everything was thought out and everyone was so accommodating. Loved having animals on site and the scenery was amazing. A must go if you like nature, fitness and wine!
Ramona Parkin May 16, 2019Tuscan Fitness - A Tuscan Delight!
My daughters and I had the privilege of enjoying Tuscan Fitness last week - to celebrate her upcoming marriage and wedding day next month. We were joined by my daughter in law and friends of Michaella , the bride to be. I cannot express how utterly tranquil and delightful the retreat is. It's stunningly beautiful , perched high up on the hills, with Olive Trees and a few horses close by ! The yoga classes were amazing, the rooms were gorgeous, the chef was so lovely and sweet- the food delicious ! The owners did everything they could to make our stay memorable and precious. Alex, the owner was lovely as was Patrizia , and all the staff. We all want to go back , and hopefully we can . I have rated it 5 stars out of 5 because I honestly cannot think of anything they could have done to make us feel more welcome and looked after. Bravo !
Clare McMillan May 15, 2019Excellent stay!
What a stunning place! I was recently there on a hen weekend with 7 other girls and it was just perfect! Very comfortable accommodation with great showers. Food was great- very healthy but delicious. Really enjoyed the yoga and fitness classes the teachers were really excellent! The owners were so friendly and couldn’t do enough for you. Just wished we could have stayed longer!
Mariposa Azul May 13, 20192nd time back at Tuscan Fitness and still loving it!
I first went to Tuscan Fitness in 2016. Already that time I was impressed by the great team behind the programme which remained a remarkable memory among the retreats I attended over the last years..hence the reason for going back again with the view to have some time off from a busy life among nice people and surrounded by the beautiful Tuscan landscape. I have to say that I was equally pleased this time too and also very happy to find the same friendly faces making sure the programme suits everyone’s needs. The genuine care and flexibility to ensure all participants get what they want during their retreat is quite unique in my experience. I loved the variety of yoga sessions, the workouts and the hikes! The meals prepared by La Forra’s very kind chef were all delicious ???? The only tiny suggestion I would have is maybe to have a lighter meal version for those who want to lose weight and not just stay fit during their time at TF...and to compensate for the unforgettable home made peanut butter prepared by Alix over breakfast which I would not cut down by any means:) Big thank you to the entire team and hope to be back soon!:)
Charlotte Lynn May 03, 2019Friendly, Balanced and Beautiful
The team offered a variety yoga, they listened to the groups needs & the teaching standard very high. The hotel is in stunning location with beautiful views. Tuscan Fitness team have the balance of variety of activities, timing and enough time to relax and enjoy the views. They really go the extra mile to ensure you are happy and getting what you need from the time there.
Jessica McCarten April 08, 2019Special few days with Tuscan Fitness (March/April 2019)
Would highly recommend booking the four day - three night Yoga & Fitness retreat with Tuscan Fitness. It was a welcomed escape from a busy life in London and the Tuscan Fitness team really do make you feel really welcome in spectacular surroundings. The itinerary is a perfect balance of yoga & free time plus delicious food! Hope to return in the future! Thank you Alix, David and the team.
Anna Bürgin November 13, 2018Das perfekte Yoga-Retreat
Im September 2018 war ich zum 3. Mal bei Tuscan Fitness. Das alleine spricht an und für sich ja bereits ohne Worte für sich. Dennoch möchte ich euch sagen, weshalb ich mir wohl auch künftig immer mal wieder einen Abstecher an diesen entspannt-sportlichen Ort gönnen werde, der für meinen Gusto schlicht perfekt ist. Das super-sympathischen Team begleitet seine Gäste vom Anfang bis zum Schluss so herzlich und engagiert, dass man am liebsten für immer bleiben will ;-). Alix zum Beispiel ist eine begnadete Yogalehrerin, die auch immer mal wieder für ihre Gäste eine Süssigkeit aus dem Backofen zaubert. Mit David wandert man über Stock und Stein, und auch wenn er nicht in Italien aufgewachsen ist, weiss er doch alles über die Region, sowie ihre Fauna und Flora. Paolo ist immer für ein Spässchen aufgelegt und kann sogar während seinen HIIT-Klassen noch sprechen, während unsereinsnach –nach Luft schnappend und vor Schweiss tropftend - nach einer Stunde intensivem Training wieder weiss, wo jeder Muskel sitzt. Aber auch die Location ist grandios: Die wunderschönen, renovierten Steinhäuschen des "Hotels" streuen sich über einen Hügel, von dem aus man die halbe Toscana bewundern kann. Der grosse Garten ist mit Olivenbäumen, Kräutern und Blumen übersät, es duftet nach Rosmarin und die Zikaden zirrpen einen allabendlich in den Schlaf. Letztendlich gefällt mir einfach das ganze Konzept von Tuscan Fitness: Denn auch wenn das Essen das angeboten wird, gesund ist und es sehr sportlich her und zu geht, darf man am Abend ohne schlechtes Gewissen ein Gläschen Wein trinken oder sich am Pool einen Prosecco zum Apéro gönnen. Noch mehr: Für Weinliebhaber werden gar regelmässig Weindegustationen bei Weinbauern der Umgebung angeboten. Darum kurz und bündig: Tuscan Fitness, I'll be back ;-).
Anna Bürgin November 08, 2018Herrliches Yoga-Retreat
Im September 2018 war ich zum 3. Mal bei Tuscan Fitness. Das alleine spricht an und für sich ja bereits ohne Worte für sich. Dennoch möchte ich euch sagen, weshalb ich mir wohl auch künftig immer mal wieder einen Abstecher an diesen enspannt-sportlichen Ort gönnen werde, der für meinen Gusto schlicht perfekt ist. Alles fängt an mit dem super-sympathischen Team, das einen vom Anfang bis zum Schluss so herzlich und mit Engagement begleitet, dass man am liebsten für immer bleiben will ;-). Alix zum Beispiel ist eine begnadete Yogalehrerin, die auch immer mal wieder für ihre Gäste eine Süssigkeit aus dem Backofen zaubert. Mit David wandert man über Stock und Stein, und auch wenn er nicht in Italien aufgewachsen ist, weiss er doch alles über die Region, sowie ihre Fauna und Flora. Paolo ist immer für ein Spässchen aufgelegt und kann sogar während seinen HIIT-Klassen noch sprechen, während unsereins vor Schweiss tropft und nach einer Stunde intensivem Training wieder weiss, wo jeder Muskel im Körper sitzt. Aber auch die Location ist grandios: Die wunderschönen, rennovierten Steinhäuschen des "Hotels" streuen sich über einen Hügel, von dem aus man die halbe Toscana bewundern kann. Der grosse Garten ist mit Olivenbäumen, Kräutern und Blumen übersät, es duftet nach Rosmarin und die Zikaden zirrpen einen allabendlich in den Schlaf. Letztenlich gefällt mir einfach das ganze Konzept: Denn auch wenn das Essen das angeboten wird, gesund ist und sich vieles um Sport dreht bei Tuscan Fitness, darf man am Abend ohne schlechtes Gewissen ein Gläschen Wein trinken oder sich am Pool einen Prosecco zum Apéro gönnen. Noch mehr: Für Weinliebhaber werden gar regelmässige Weindegustationen bei Weinbauern der Umgebung angeboten. Darum kurz und bündig: Tuscan Fitness, I'll be back ;-). Anna aus der Schweiz Das Tagesprogramm ist so gestaltet, dass es einem nie langweilig wird, man aber doch immer mal wie Zeit für eine kleine Entspannung am Pool hat. Ich persönlich finde es ideal, für den Trip ein Auto zu mieten. So kann man auch auf eigene Faust die traumhafte Umgebung erkunden. Wer jedoch
Stephanie Gonzalez October 24, 2018Beautiful and rejuvenating!
The environment (surroundings, restaurant, rooms!) is phenomenal, the team is welcoming and encouraging, and the food was delicious! Time at Tuscan Fitness is refreshing, engaging, restful - it can be whatever you want it to be! Highly recommend.
Lu Andreucetti October 19, 2018Beautiful location, great food, memorable yoga and fitness
This is a lovely location in the mountains, with lovely rooms, great food and wine, and a very caring and friendly staff. The yoga teachers were skilled and the sessions were more than I expected. I learnt about different types of yoga, and experienced the beauty of watching and learning from artists in their skill. The additional sessions of HiiT and Barre tested my fitness, and the hike gave me a chance to get to know my fellow guests, and I feel I made real connections. I cannot wait to go back in March.
Danielle Palumbo October 14, 2018Perfect October Escape
My sister and I spent 4 days, 3 nights at Tuscan Fitness this October (we purchased the pamper package). We left the retreat feeling fulfilled, relaxed and accomplished. The Tuscan Fitness team was so welcoming, friendly and accommodating throughout the entirety of our stay. From the beautiful location in Tuscany to the activities (especially morning yoga on the yoga deck!) and the delicious healthy food, it was all around 5 star! We are already planning our trip back next year!
John Roche October 11, 2018A fabulous experience
I initially booked for 4 days and ended up adding another day because it was so fabulous. The way the staff bring you all together, especially at meal times, meant everyone quickly got to know each other, shared common experiences and we all felt well supported. The yoga sessions, twice a day, were excellent. We had two yoga teachers, with different styles, and that proved great as you learn more and get added perspectives. The location is stunning. Imagine doing yoga outdoors as you watch the sun rising or setting over a Tuscan valley. All staff members were very friendly and helpful and the rooms were great. We all eat in the restaurant and I took the opportunity to "go vegetarian" and the meals were fresh and varied and substantial, but Tuscan cooking is never fussy nor complex, just good fresh food with a great local wine. This was more than just a short holiday, it was a complete and deeply rewarding experience and I made some great friends. Highly recommended, especially if you are travelling alone and into yoga.
Alina October 10, 20183 nights in the beginning of October‘18
It was was absolute delight. Memorable views, best ones in the Valley. Outstanding facilities and home hearted host Patrizio at the restaurant. Finally a place with healthy Mediterranean cuisine. Versatile activities offer and highly qualified trainers July and Paolo, who cared a lot about their guests. David arranged great hikes and wine/olive oil tasting trips. Patricia at reception was very helpful in arranging transport to the mall and her driver Ricardo was absolutely amazing in terms of timing, convenience and fun ;). 1000% recommendation! Try it if you haven’t yet!!!
Kate Motley October 09, 2018The most fun and pleasurable week in Tuscany.
I do not usually post reviews. I am not very good in written form but I couldn't not review Tuscan Fitness. My friend and I went for a week at the end of september and we had the most wonderful holiday. The people here a so lovely. So warm and welcoming and fun to be around. The outdoor yoga platform was a beautiful location. We had the pleasure of being taught by Julie from Denmark who was standing in for Alix while we were there. She is a Anukalana yoga teacher. A form of yoga that I hadn't heard of and is relatively new. It renewed my enthusiasm for yoga and was taught beautifully. I would recommend anyone to try it if they get the opportunity. Paulo taught yoga too and the HIIT classes. He was a delight be be around and was great fun. We also had the pleasure of guided walks through the most beautiful Tuscan countryside with David. Good fun and so much knowledge of the area and the plants. Breakfast was probably the best part of the day. The view from the restaurant was like a painting. So perfectly stunning it was almost unreal and the chef was so attentive and friendly. I have never felt so relaxed and restored following the week I spent with Tuscan fitness. Although I don't often like to go to the same place twice, I do wonder if I might make an exception here.
Rebecca Marshall October 01, 2018Incredible relaxing few days
I honestly cannot say enough good things about Tuscan Fitness, I loved every minute of my holiday and would highly recommend it to others!
Rosalind Warren September 30, 2018Perfect way to recharge the batteries in beautiful surroundings with friendly people
This was our second visit to Tuscan Fitness - so that is probably recommendation enough! They offer a great opportunity to recharge the batteries (mentally and physically). Their programme is very flexible - you can stay for as many days as you like. There were 2 yoga teachers when we stayed, each with their own approach which was a great balance and by seeing the contrast it helped me to appreciate the movements of both approaches much better. It is not "hard core". They need to cater for some people who are almost complete beginners and others who have done a lot of yoga, but they manage this well. The daily HIIT classes were fun and got the heart rate up and the 2 pools are very nice. There were couples staying when we were there and quite a few single women who were either travelling through Europe or had just dropped in for a recharge. The food is good, with 2 or 3 choices. Everyone eats together at one table but you can be as sociable or not as you choose! The property is in a lovely location, the rooms are comfortable but rustic, so don't expect 5* spa luxury. However, everything is provided and the people who run Tuscan Fitness are friendly, helpful and go out of their way to ensure you have a great stay.
Julia Jeckell September 27, 2018Fabulous!
I had a fabulous few days at Tuscan Fitness. When I arrived was given a beautiful apartment which was overlooking the Tuscan hills! The Fitness schedule is perfect, you can do as much as you feel. All the staff were amazing, I loved the yoga and HIT and the hikes with Dave. I met some lovely people and it’s really social to share the table with other guests at mealtimes - the food was plentiful and veggie / healthy options / half portions were always an option (so much choice) I will be returning... Thanks so much!
Sarah Peacey September 25, 2018Highly recommended
This was a great experience. I like the set-up and the structure of the retreat, with a regular programme of yoga, HIIT workouts and hikes, which you can go to or not as you choose, and other activities like wine-tasting as well! It's organised but flexible, so that you can really do what you like. The setting is very beautiful, on a hill overlooking a Tuscan valley, and it was lovely to do yoga in the morning in such a scenic spot. Everyone working there is friendly and helpful, and the yoga/HIIT teachers gave us some great classes, which could be tailored to requests (e.g. more gentle/more intense etc). I liked the incorporation of the mental aspects of yoga as well in the classes. The food is extremely tasty. My friend and I had a very nice, relaxing few days here!
Sophie Depauw September 19, 2018Perfect place to recharge and be yourself
After driving myself and getting terribly lost, I was rescued by the receptionist that helped me find my way to the retreat. She was exceptionally genuine and caring - and I found the same applied to everyone that works there. There was no pressure to do any or all of the activities provided and my stay was driven by what I wanted to get out of it. The yoga is set in a beautiful location and everyone was there to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The food was absolutely superb - healthy and nourishing. The accommodation was clean and had everything you need - which is hard considering it's an old building. Thank you so very much for making my brief stay so calming and memorable (for the right reasons).
Kathrin Koffel September 11, 2018Yoga at Tuscan Fitness in September
Dear Tuscan Fitness Team We came the second time to your beautiful place and enjoyed it very much. It is a unique spot and the surrounding and area is amazing. Unfotunately this time the weather wasn't great which didn't allow us to hang out at the pool. Nevertheless, we were able to explore a bit Montevarchi and other towns which we didn't last time. The Yoga is just great. We love Alix's Yoga style, unfortunately this time she wasn't able to teach for obvious reasons. Her deputy (Deb) from the US did also a great Job and was a very good replacement. We love the Yoga deck (even during heavy thunder storm). The rooms are always nice and clean with beautiful little spots to hang out and enjoy the beautiful view to the valley. The people attendig (women only :-) are always interesting to meet and chat and immediatley one feels comfortable and involved. It's a nice set-up, especially for people travelling on their own. We would have liked to see different menues on the plate than last time and found the food a bit repeating... we would also have liked it a bit more spicey and sometimes less dry... for me there is a bit room for improvement in chosing the menues and the cooking - especially in Italy where the food is always great. It would be nice to have a bit more variety in the Fitness area (not only HIT). But we definetly love Tuscan Fitness, will recommend further to our friends and might come back next year. Best wishes to you all and regards, Kathrin Koffel
Aarthi Vijayakumar August 28, 2018Excellent
I had a fabulous vacation with a little bit of everything- yoga, hiking, good food and wine!:) The Yoga classes were lovely- Meg the visiting teacher even did a Yoga Nithra class which was outdoor and with candles which was amazing. I had the best sleep ever! Alix, David and team were lovely. They went out of their way to communicate from the time I booked my stay and during to make sure I had a good vacation. Thank you! The food was pretty exceptional too.
Stine Helen August 15, 2018Really great retreat in amazing location!
Really loved this retreat! The location and views was amazing, and the yoga and other other activities really made it a perfect combo of healthy and relaxing! Hikes were really great to get to take in the amazing views and great for learning a bit about the region, and the wine-tasting at a local vineyard was lovely. Food is really amazing, but very healthy, and they are really good with vegetarian/vegan options. All the staff (administrative, instructors, restaurant +++) were really lovely! The instructors might vary, but the ones that were there during my stay gave us a good yoga workout - just what you need before lots of great italian food. You can choose the lenght of your stay (perfect for me, I stayed 5 days), and if you want to participate in all the classes or just relax by the pool or in a hammock (I participated i all except one). This is not an exclusive retreat-place, there are other guests staying in the same hotel, but I really felt that was nice. I travelled on my one, and everyone that was there the same time as me also did - all lovely people. Definately recomended!
Rie Iwama August 13, 2018Great people, great location, great time
I was looking for somewhere beautiful to stay relaxed and refreshed with good food and good sleep while doing yoga or doing nothing - Tuscan Fitness was beyond my expectations. Great location, healthy, delicious food and wonderful people there - I do appreciate it all and would love to go back again!
Kirsty Good August 07, 2018Best fitness holiday yet....
I have been on several fitness/bootcamp holidays but Tuscan Fitness has been the best one so far. Firstly, the location is absolutely stunning and the accommodation is superb. Secondly, the activities during the retreat are varied, fun but still challenging. Most days start with yoga on the deck overlooking the Tuscan countryside (beautiful). You can then do a HIT-style class mid-morning followed by a hike mid-afternoon and/or another yoga session. The programme builds in plenty of time for sunbathing and social activities such as, wine tasting - all of which are included in the price. Mealtimes are brilliant too because you have a range of dishes to pick from, it's delicious food and the wine is (obviously) really good. However, the best thing about this retreat is the people who run it - Alix, David, Paolo, Kylie - you will find it hard to meet a more relaxed, inclusive and thoughtful group of leaders. One of them is always nearby making sure you're having the best possible holiday. They are a special team and they create a very special holiday for you. I only stayed for 3 nights but I wish I'd picked the 6 night option. It was a fantastic experience.
Jessica Berrisford August 03, 2018Perfect balance of fitness, relaxing & fun
I wanted a healthy holiday that I could enjoy on my own but wasn't 100% yoga focused or living off vegan juices. I had the best time, I enjoyed all the activities, the food was amazing and could order wine of you fancied. The Tuscan fitness crew were all so lovely and they, as well as the hotel and restaurant staff couldn't do enough to ensure everyone had a good time. Thank you
Leah Anderson June 17, 2018Returning Yogiis
My friends and I returned this May 2018 after first visiting Tuscan Fitness in 2016. We had a great time, with a good balance of yoga, healthyfood, walking and fresh air. Although we love the health focus, we returned as this is a relaxed place that doesnt frown if you to enjoy like all the food and drink aspects of Italy too. Lovely stay, the ladies from London will be back! All instructors are great and I found Cali's style of yoga perfect for me. and thank youto Paolo for encouraging me through HIIT! See you in 2019 x
Ruth Corrigan April 24, 2018You're in for a magical stay at Tuscan Fitness!
I stayed at Tuscan fitness a few weeks ago at the start of April, and had an unforgettable few days, being made to feel incredibly welcome from the get-go by Alix, David and Paolo. What I particularly loved was that it wasn't what some may view as a 'typically intense yoga retreat'. There was a full schedule of classes to occupy you throughout the day (and I loved that this was a blend of Yoga, HIIT, Barre and hiking in the Tuscan hills), but equally there was no pressure to attend if you would rather spend the hour reading on one of their viewpoint benches, or taking a dip in the swimming pool, which has probably one of the best views to swim in that I've ever seen (I was so sad that i didn't get to experience it myself because the volatile weather meant it wasn't open yet). The day was broken up by a sociable breakfast, lunch and dinner in their on-site restaurant which was always so enjoyable to meet and chat with the other retreaters - all from a wide array of nationalities and with their own unique stories of what brought them to Tuscan Fitness. Also, the food was aplenty! A buffet of fruit, yoghurt, granola, toast, eggs for Breakfast; and a generous starter and main for Lunch and Dinner (if you're on a diet you do have the option to halve the portions - I did not). Each day the food was uniquely different and delicious, all made with fresh ingredients. I also enjoyed that they offered additional evening classes on a few of the days. Whilst I was there I made fresh ravioli, and wine tasting at a local vineyard - we bought a couple of bottles to take back with us for dinner that night. I'm gutted I missed out on the olive oil tasting. The only thing I would have changed is that I probably went a week or two early, as the weather was overcast one day, and rainy the next (but I did have two days of brilliant sunshine). This meant they hadn't opened the pool up yet and we did all our classes inside (although I reckon we could have managed a few sessions out on the amazingly beautiful yoga terrace)! I will definitely consider coming here again, and have already shared with several friends that they should try it out. Thanks so much for such an enjoyable stay! Ruth x
Emma Allaway April 17, 2018A personalised experience
We enjoyed a fantastic 3 night stay with Tuscan Fitness. Yoga teachers were very good, food healthy & delicious, location beautiful. We also enjoyed the hike to an old abbey. Superb trip, would definitely book again!
Francesca Stocco April 14, 2018Perfect!
Since I arrived I felt welcome. Paolo welcome me And He is also a very good Yoga teacher. All the team is friendly and helpful. Room was really Big and Very comfortable. I have met other people coming from Europe and It was amazing. Meals were very good and we met our chef for a kitchen Lesson. ..very Nice! Top is Alexis the best teacher I have ever had in Yoga! Looking forward To come Back!