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Trail Running in Tuscany with Dan Jarrell
November 4 - November 11$1475 – $1725
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 second 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 to 2009, he helped to renovate Spannocchia’s woodland garden; in 2011, he led a trail running group 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:
$1600: Single Occupancy with shared bath
$1725: Single Occupancy with private bath
$1475: Double Occupancy with shared bath
$1550: Double Occupancy with private bath
The price includes:
- 7 days of running and touring activities
- 7 nights of lodging
- 3 meals per day, except 2 lunches & 1 dinner
- Transportation from the Florence airport to Spannocchia on November 4
- Transportation to the Florence airport from Spannocchia on November 11
- Transportation for all touring activities
The Price does NOT include:
- Airfare and all transportation costs to the Florence airport for program pick-up on November 4.
- Costs for 3 meals while touring: 2 lunches & 1 dinner.
$400 deposit is due before August 1, 2018; $350 of the deposit is fully refundable before August 1, 2018. Full Payment is due before September 1, 2018. Refunds are offered only due to emergencies.