Trail Running in Tuscany with Dan Jarrell
November 3 - November 10$1650 – $1950
Trail Running in Tuscany invites travelers to actively immerse themselves in the Tuscan countryside. Each day will consist of two segments: a group run and a sightseeing tour.
Daily Run. We will run once each day on the paths and gravel roads in the adjacent Alto Merse Forest Reserve. Runs will vary from 4 to 8 miles in length and will be adjusted to fit the needs and desires of the participants. Each run will include stops to tour and explore.
Daily Tour. We will spend the majority of each day exploring the surrounding countryside. Some tentative touring highlights include:
Discovering Castle and Monastery Ruins
Sampling Wines where they are made
Exploring a Woodland Garden
Wandering through a Tuscan Hill Town
Searching for Cinghiale (wild boar)
Dan Jarrell will lead this trip at Spannocchia for the third time. He has raced events ranging from 3 miles to 50 miles in length. Dan also has extensive experience with pacing and crewing runners and with running an aid station. He currently leads weekly group runs with the Trail Nerds, a Kansas City trail running group. Dan grows apples on a farm in LeLoup, Kansas and is an architect and urban designer. Dan’s experience in Tuscany began in 1992
when he worked at Spannocchia to preserve and renovate buildings. From 2006 to2009, he helped to renovate Spannocchia’s woodland garden; in 2011 and 2018, he led trail running groups at Spannocchia. Dan has travelled extensively in the region surrounding Spannocchia.
Both runners and non-runners are welcome! Runners should be able to run at least 4 miles at a slow pace; no familiarity with trail running is necessary. All runs will be adjusted to a pace and length that is enjoyable for every runner. Scheduled runs will only occupy 1 1/2 to 2 hours of each day. Non-runners will have the choice of hiking or relaxing during the scheduled runs.
Price per person:
$1750 Single Occupancy, shared bathroom
$1950 Single Occupancy, private bathroom
$1650 Double Occupancy, shared bathroom
$1750 Double Occupancy, private bathroom
Price per person ranges from $1650 to $1950 based on lodging choice. The price includes:
• 7 days ofrunning and touring activities
• 7 nights oflodging
• 3 meals per day, except 2 lunches & 1 dinner
• Transportation from the Florence airport to
Spannocchia on November 3
• Transportation to the Florence airport from
Spannocchia on November 10
• Transportation for all touring activities
The Price does NOT include:
• Airfare and transportation to the Florence
airport for pickup on November 3.
• Costs for 3 meals while touring (2 lunches &
Deposit of $400 is due before August 1, 2019; space is reserved upon receipt of the deposit.
Full Payment is due before September 1, 2019 Refunds are offred only due to emergencies;
Deposit Refund. $350 of the deposit is fully refundable before August 1, 2019.