ROWING & SCULLING TRIPS, CAMPS & ADVENTURES
Taking advantage of our sister-club relationships in Sicily, we'll train every day on the Mediterranean Sea, both in flatwater and coastal rowing boats. The rest of the day is open to explore this jewel of an island, where 2000 years of history has collided into a multicolored culinary, cultural, and architectural richness. Every week will include Greek & Roman architecture, a culinary adventure, a visit with local rowers, and a row in at least two different areas, such as Marsala and Palermo, or Mondello and Syracuse.
Cinque Terre Raid
We'll take on this most marvelous section of Italy's coastline, starting in Moneglia and ending up in La Spezia, passing all along the Cinque Terre National Park. All told we'll row 75-100 kilometers, in coastal rowing coxed quads which can handle almost any sort of waves the Med choses to create. Be prepared for sunshine and shades of blue, fresh fish and balanced wine, colorful flowers and adorable fishing ports. Pre-formed calluses are advised, technique level: mid to advanced, training (cardio) level: athletic! Rowing gloves, if desired, should be well tested in any kind of weather in advance. There will be a chase boat and a chase van, hotels will be switched every two nights on average. The chase van is mostly for our luggage...your progression will be by sea!
Rowers Love Food!
Tuscany in the Fall means new olive oil, truffles, vino novello, hot chocolate, and the calmness only found when desirable locations are in their off-season. We'll explore everything this season has to offer, from polenta fairs to wine tasting, steaming rowing workouts and small museums. This week is dedicated to the extra indulgences that November has to offer a food lover - the higher cost reflects the top-shelf tastings and restaurants.
Rowing Training Camp
€500 - €900
Tuscany at its most intense rowing level! Cheap 'n Cheerful Training Week for teams looking to maximize their water time. Great food, twice-daily rows, video taping and training plans. Prices range from 320 EUR per week for groups of 10-24 rowers cycling to and fro the rowing club and minimal day trips, to 950 per week for small groups of 4-9 rowers with more organization help from us.
Youth Sculling Camp
€500 - €900
This is designed for high school rowers, or 14-18 year-olds, who'd like to learn to row or improve their skills. In Italy or Vermont, it is the perfect opportunity for enthusiastic sweep rowers to learn to scull ahead of summer club racing, or even seat selections. It is also the ideal way to get your athletic kid into a sport that will truly widen his or her horizons: never before have so many scholarships been open to rowers! The experience can be extended to up to 3 weeks for kids who come to Tuscany and want to combine their rowing with a one-on-a-kind foreign immersion experience. Each teen will be paired with an Italian rower of the same sex and age (more or less!) so that he or she can truly experience the cooking, social life, and rowing environment of our Italian rowers.
China for Rowers
Experience this mystical, mysterious country from the inside...of a rowing shell! Meet local rowers, train on the national team's lake, taste Chinese food as it's meant to be prepared, and fall in love with this country just as we have done! Places visited will include Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou, and Qian Dao Hu. We have organized water sports events in China, have worked closely with boat manufacturers, rowing clothes makers, have rowed in all of these spots and have fantastic friendships with local rowers and coaches. And...our sister club is the Zhejiang Provincial Rowing Team!
Join us for our 25th Vogalonga experience! We'll prepare the boats in Tuscany in the week leading up to the race and then head to Venice for the weekend of joyful craziness. Our vessel of choice is a coxed open water quad, though for special requests we can also organize a sweep boat. A Bucket List experience for any rower!
Yoga and Rowing
A perfect getaway for those of you subjected to long winters and frozen water! Come joins us with your best rowing buddies for a week of awesome rowing, sunshine, fantastic food, and beautiful sights. Tuscany in the Spring means natural hot springs, walks in the woods, picnics in the midst of wildflowers, chocolate and wine; all the yummy foods, and excellent temperatures for rowing. It's still the slow season for the throngs of "non-rowing" tourists, leaving us to explore in peace. This week we will have a special guest yoga teacher to limber up our winter doldrums and challenge all of us from beginners to experts, with daily yoga sessions, outdoors when the weather permits.
Rowing and Wildflowers
A week of awesome rowing, sunshine, fantastic food, and beautiful sights. Tuscany in May means picnics and hikes, fields full of wildflowers, and great rowing weather. We'll explore everything this season has to offer! Beach walks! Hot springs! Visiting Florence and Lucca!
Come explore this new destination with us! In the beautiful Santander Bay we'll row, cycle, and enjoy the Spanish climate, food, and colors. Families welcome, activities will be offered for kids age and older, non-rowing spouses, too! This is a very unique and traditional style of rowing and a great experience for all levels of rowers.
Tuscany Rowing Week
Come as a team-building spring training camp, bring your family for their spring break trip, or come with your best rowing buddies for a week of awesome rowing, sunshine, fantastic food, and beautiful sights. Tuscany in the Fall has a calmness only found when desirable locations are in their off-season. We'll explore everything this season has to offer, from wine festivals to chocolate tasting, walks in nature and beautiful Tuscan towns.
Row, and Bring your Family!
€700 - €1200
Come improve your rowing while ensuring your kids get an awesome vacation as well! Everyone wins on this trip, with plenty of activities for fun and enrichment, like hot springs and a hunt for minerals, paddling around on the blue Mediterranean waters, rowing every day while the kids enjoy the sea in a safe, secluded campground. We'll bring the boats, you bring your bathing suits AND unisuits! Also available as special trips in Sicily, China, Spain and France.
Row Like a Local - Tuscany
Lover of solitary travel? Backpacker with little need for fuss or structure? Come visit us alone or with a close companion and become a local Italian rower for a week. Stay with us in our Tuscan home, enjoy homemade cooking, train each evening with our youth and masters rowers.