San Rocco a Pilli (Siena)
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Training paths

Tuscany Camp is a centre specialised in training and preparation for high-level runners within the natural area of Val di Merse, in Sovicille (Siena). The training routes are surrounded by nature and vary by type, from flat asphalt up to dirt and grass. The Tuscany Camp area hosts several hill paths with variable slopes, some of which delve into the beautiful Nature Reserve of the Alta Val di Merse Forest. The athletics track is located in Siena, just 10 minutes away from the Tuscany Camp headquarters. Furthermore, Tuscany Camp offers a permanent cross-country path of grass and a 400-metre dirt track. These training courses have seen the rise and accomplishment of some of the world’s top athletes. Sportsmen of the calibre of Said Aouita, Venuste Niyongabo, Brahim Boutayeb, Abdelkader El Mouaziz, Diomedes Chisahaio have all lived and trained in these places along with many others; these athletes managed to leave their mark in the history of athletics at world level by winning numerous Olympic and World Championship medals and achieving several World Records.

Altitude Training

Altitude training has a key role both for the improvement of athletic performances and for its positive cardiovascular effects.

For its altitude training sessions, Tuscany Camp carries its athletes to Mount Amiata (1,734 meters above sea level), in the municipalities of Abbadia San Salvatore and Seggiano. These mountain areas, just 60 minutes away from the Camp, are home to undulating paths in the woods or on asphalt, with perfect weather almost all year long.

Furthermore, descending to the village of Abbadia San Salvatore (830m above sea level) takes no more than a 10’ diversion. Here, our athletes can make use of a regulation-size tartan track with a 600m grass track on the outer ring, an excellent training ground for both quality training and cross-country. Indeed, Mount Amiata is a great location where to sleep and train for a few of days. Do light-intensity altitude training sessions, and then go down in just 10 minutes to the height of 800/400 meters, an ideal altitude to carry out more intense and specific workouts.

Finally, the area also hosts a fantastic thermal location in Bagni San Filippo, with both hot and cold water.

Wellness & Regeneration

In addition to the Physiotherapeutic Centre and the possibility to administer relaxation techniques and psychotherapeutic assistance, the Petriolo hot thermal springs are in the immediate surroundings of Tuscany Camp (10 min). This area offers thermal water up to 43 degrees on top of the adjacent cold river. Indeed, it is a great place to practice a natural hot / cold therapy, which stands out as an extremely effective method to prevent injuries and to speed up psychophysical recovery times.