A former island off the coast of Tuscany, now connected to the mainland via three narrow sandbars, Monte Argentario is quite a special rugged spot for those looking to mingle sea and mountain fun, all in one place. A place where you can only imagine the Italian elite seeking out a hidden getaway the hidden groves of Argentario’s coastline. In fact this promontory has attracted people as far back as the 3rd century BC, with the arrival of the Etruscans and later the Roman Emperor Traiano, followed by the King of Naples and the Spaniards, who ruled for 150 years before it became under the control of the Duchy of Tuscany. It is said that Michelangelo Merisi, known as Caravaggio died in Porto Ercole in the early 1600’s.
It is located about 150 kilometers from Pisa and Rome respectively, in the Maremma region of Southern Tuscany. Nearby are the islands of Giannutri and Giglio. There are plenty of reasons to fall in love with the area, even for its very un-Tuscan feel. There is so much to see and do here, nature-lovers would delight in the plethora of fauna in preserved lagoons, while those seeking a golf course by the sea would be surprised to note that one already exists here. Yes my friends, this is the sort of place that surprises. There are two main towns on the peninsula itself, Porto Ercole, a sleepy, yet elegant fishing village that comes alive in the summer months to the buzz of the busier Porto Santo Stefano.
Arriving at the luxurious 5 star Argentario Golf you can capture a sense of what we’ll be exploring over the week.
A pristine panoramic 18-hole golf course in a protected natural reserve on one side and the gentle slopes, the sea and the lagoon on the other, are all part of what to expect in this wellness retreat.
The greens are exceptionally beautiful offering the perfect scenery to remind you to turn on your ‘out of office’
You might want to take the afternoon off to rest or enjoy the Spa, the choice is yours.
Later in the day, get ready for a delicious meal at the Argentario’s Club House, drop in and ease yourselves into the retreat experience.
Time to detox your minds with yoga and meditation and break a sweat at a morning HIIT class. We’ll follow our sweat sessions with a nourishing breakfast. We leave some free time to relax and enjoy the pool, to explore the region with a Hike around the complex or mountain biking.
We start the the day with a run/walk around the golf course, then get ready to rumble with our wonder boy and a transformational yoga session outdoor before replenish our energies with a continental breakfast.
After a morning workout and a rejuvenating yoga session we take the Helios Family for a beautiful afternoon of wine tasting and a delicious picnic overlooking Val Delle Rose’s vineyards.
This is as authentic as it gets when it comes to cultural exploration.
The transformation continues as we shed the layers of our stressful lives and step in the strongest versions of ourselves with yoga and HIIT.
In between meal times, we’ll offer free time to relax by the pool and explore the more of the Tuscany region cycling along the Hills or more relaxation at the Spa.
Transfer to the airport and checkout for guests leaving the retreat at 11am
The key to this retreat is rejuvenation, so we’ll begin today with our awesome trainers working us out to our best fitness workouts and more yoga to balance our zen, then a robust breakfast before we set out on an explorational hike to the private beach visit to anyone wishing to enjoy Tuscany’s hidden treasures and dazzling landscapes.
Our residency at the Argentario offers a unique opportunity to adventure ourselves at the golf course and learn how to master a golf swing?
A typical Helios day means you’re in for another sweaty workout session and a sunset yoga session so that we can relax and get ready for an Italian feast at the Club House. Retreating doesn’t get any better than this.
After morning yoga and an energising breakfast, we’ll set out for a day in the sun by the pool and a rejuvenating spa experience at the award winning wellness centre.
A heart-thumping HIIT class will prime us to surrender into a restorative sunset yoga flow. We’ll close our last evening together with a deliciously nourishing meal in the picturesque village of Porto Ercole to celebrate life in the last evening in this wonderful adventure in Italy.
We’ll send you off with a detoxifying workout followed by an enlivening yoga or stretch class. Tie the experience together with a final brunch before checking out. We promise you’ll leave feeling rejuvenated and whole so you can return home with a nourished mind, body and spirit.
Tuscany Fitness & yoga retreat
JUNE 7TH-10TH (3 NIGHTS) OR 7TH-13TH (6 NIGHTS)
Ideal for adventurous solo travellers. Share a room with a friend or another retreat guest to enjoy a week in the tuscany countryside with the Helios family without splashing all your cash. The Double rooms are guaranteed to be very spacious and comfortable, besides, who comes to our retreats to stay in the room anyway?!
£850 / PER PERSON 3 nights
£1715 / per person 6 nights
Fancy having the whole room to yourself? Go high end with the entire wardrobe all yours and all the mess you want to make in your own space! Single occupancy rooms are usually the best rooms in the retreats, just saying. This option offers a private bedroom to be enjoyed alone for a more relaxing and private retreat experience.
£1220 / PER PERSON 3 nights
£2490 / per person 6 nights
We offer two payment options based when you sign up! We encourage the full price option to sign up early and with a deposit and two further instalments. We strive to maintain a balance between offering our programs to the widest range of participants and running a sustainable and thriving company so that we can continue to create and share our experiences with you. Please inquire about payment plans. We can split up your payments however final payments are due at least 45 days prior to the start date of your retreat. By reserving your space through placing your deposit with us, you are agreeing to the stated policies in our T&C. Please note:
If cancellation takes place more than 60 days prior to your departure date any payments made will be refunded minus £500 deposit. If cancellation takes place less than 60 days prior to your departure date, 100% of the trip price will be forfeited. HELIOS RETREATS reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary by our team, trip leaders, teachers or partners. In the rare case of a cancellation on the part of RETREATS (due to political unrest, dangerous weather, or low sign-ups) we will offer a transfer to another trip or a full refund of your funds. We require all participants to purchase travel insurance and highly encourage them to purchase “cancel for any reason” to protect them against the rare chance of cancellation. All prices are per/person. DEPOSITS are non-refundable.
+ Start & Finish
Check in starts at 2pm. Your retreat begins with yoga class and ends after breakfast/brinch. Check out time is at 11am.
+ When should I book?
We offer discounts for signing up before certain dates, so the earlier you sign up the better your price may be. Check the specific trip you are interested in to make sure you sign up before the next deadline!
+ Do I need to book my own flight?
You are responsible for booking your own flight. Each trip will have suggested arrival and departure details based on when we know you need to be in the airport and you can always send us the itinerary before booking if you want to double check it’s correct!
+ Where do I fly into and when?
We reccomend travelling to Rome Fiumicino Airport.
+ Can I arrive early and stay late?
You will need to purchase your flights in order to arrive/depart by given dates and time ranges for your specific trip. If you choose to arrive earlier or later than given day/time you will be responsible for the cost of transportation needed to join up with the group. We always encourage you to to explore the area, if that option is available to you.
+ What is the level of Yoga?
We welcome yogis of all levels, from absolute beginners to advanced practitioners. Yoga retreats are not just for the yogi who practices every day and can touch the floor with their elbows. Our retreats offer opportunities for growth and new experience, no matter how much time you have spent on your mat. Regardless, we suggest keeping an open mind and trying out practices that might be new to you.
+ How many classes will there be?
1-2 Yoga Classes Daily, 1-2 Fitness classes daily + Other workshops