Our Original Formula of Rowing & Travel
...and anywhere else where great rowing meets great places!
The original, the best: this is where the concept of "rowing vacations" was born! As rowers we always sought to wet our oars wherever we traveled, and as Tuscans this request from others often came to our doorstep. Rowers are well-traveled, curious, and easy-going, and it is our great joy to be able to share our rowing haunts with others.
In Tuscany, we train with top coaches on our secluded rowing basin, go for a row under the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, and absorb the true sense of Tuscan culture. When you become a member of our rowing club, you'll become a part of our rowing life: a fusion of the patience and harmony of the Tuscan culture and that of rowing.
Every day we'll be on the water, working on perfecting the essentials of our rowing technique, and then after a lunch of cucina toscana we'll take off exploring the countryside and towns. We are not guides herding people around, we are rowing friends having fun with you! The activities and experiences are what we personally enjoy doing and seeing. Showing new members what we love is a wonderful excuse to see them ourselves!
We ask only that you come ready to work hard on the water and open your mind to a different, older way of life. Click here for pictures from past trips!
Travel with us, "rowers' style", all over the world.
All the passion and love of travel & rowing that is part of our Italian life goes beyond Tuscany to Sicily, China, Venice, and anywhere that's fun to row! We have many sister rowing clubs who love to welcome us.
We'll take you to our friends who are delighted to share their passion with others, we'll be coached on the ocean, rivers, lakes or basins... anywhere where rowing is a daily activity. And we'll combine our workouts, as always, with terrific local food, culture, and day trips, alongside the members of our sister clubs.
For those of you who love our style but want to dedicate more time to the extras instead of the rowing, our colleagues all over the world can show you the Chocolate Lover's Tuscany, the Siennese Hills by bike or any other great combination. We can also organize a long-term stay, sabbatical, or work-study program. Contact us for some ideas!
Guide, assistant coach, trilingual organizer of RowingVacations.com and Terralba Toscana. Native of Canada, resident of Italy since 1997. Started facilitating rowing tours in 1998.
Lifetime Rower, Coach, Club Founder and President of the Canottieri San Miniato. Extensive coaching experience matured with every age, level, and (dis)ability, from 8-year-olds to Olympians and Special Olympians.
I would LOVE to come but my spouse isn't a rower.
This is not a problem at all! Many happy couples and families have had a fantastic time with us. We can either organize alternative activities for the non-rowers or let them relax while you sweat. All the other activities...the food, the sights, the culture...are suited to everyone, rowers or not.