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Training Week in Tuscany (Colle di Val d'Elsa)

Experience the unique heart of Italy – 5/05-12/05/2018

A training week with that Italian vacation touch takes you to Tuscany. There you can look forward to varied scenery with different landscapes each day. On quiet roads with very little traffic you will explore the area between Florence and Siena, with breaks in typical local bars and restaurants in picturesque medieval villages.

After each ride you can relax in our three-star hotel in the heart of the Colle di Val d'Elsas old town. And, at evening meal time, we can share our impressions of the day together over authentic regional cuisine.

Early May was the choice for this trip for a reason: the fields of broom bathe the rolling hills in a lush green, everything is in bloom and the weather is pleasant. And the rides give us a chance to dig really deep.

La dolce vita in Tuscany and some hard work on the bike!


The Guides

Jan – The Boss

quäldich-Guide Sahner Jan

Founder and CEO of Epic Climbs and, as such, on a very special mission - with his inimitable style he motivates his flock to perform great deeds in the saddle. Sometimes does great things in the evening programme, too!

Klaus – The Saxon from Lago

quäldich-Guide Klaus Hoffmann

Since Klaus moved to Lago Maggiore for family reasons, he's been unstoppable on the bike. On his first Epic Climbs trip as a guide, he's definitely far more than a linguistic support for the team.

Gerhard – the Mobile Home Rider

quäldich-Guide Gerhard Schaffer

... loves taking his mobile home from his native Salzburg area to the foot of the high passes and ride them at a relaxed pace. Recently he's mainly been doing this in the Western Alps. In demand as a windbreak, Gerhard made his guiding debut in the Vosges in 2017.

Getting there

Colle di Val d'Elsa

7.5 h from Freiburg

6.5 h from Munich

 8 h from Stuttgart

From Germany, Austria, Switzerland either via Gotthard - Milan or via Brenner - Verona to Italy. Via Bologna - Florence on the raccordo autostradale 3 expressway to the Colle di Val d'Elsa Nord exit.

We recommend you use our internal forum to organise car-sharing.

The Itinerary

Guided Bike Tour 5/05-12/05/2018

  • Saturday, 5th May 2018
    Travel to Colle di Val d'Elsa. 2pm Start introductory ride, 8pm evening meal together
  • Sunday, 6th May 2018 - Friday, 11th May 2018
    9am Start the guided rides
  • Saturday, 12th May 2018
    Breakfast, departure

Client Reviews

Marion aus Ismaning

Steady group

„Die Toskana ist landschaftlich ein Traum. Die Touren waren – wie man es bei quäldich kennt – gut geplant. Essen und Hotel hervorragend, der Aperitif nach dem Radeln ein Genuss. Die Gruppe war wieder sehr sympathisch. Da es so schön war, haben wir für nächstes Jahr wieder die Toskana gebucht. ”

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Günter aus Ismaning

Steady group

„Bei quäldich sind immer sehr nette Leute dabei. Nicht nur bei Pannen arbeiten alle zusammen. Wir freuen uns schon auf die nächste Reise mit Euch!”

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