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Welcome to the  Hotel Relais Vignale in the comune of Radda, heart of the Chianti area, province of Sienna, region of Tuscany, and roughly halfway between the cities of Florence and Siena. Your home for the next six nights.  We’ll be drinking some wine, seeing a few sights and riding bikes over much of this gorgeous and rugged country. And taking courses in Summer Wilderness Medicine Training for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits, courtesy of your hosts Tahoe Wilderness Medicine and the Wilderness Medical Society.

The trip is also suited to non-CME guests, as well as non-riding partners and families. Their packages do not include the summer Wilderness Medical Training, but as one of the most popular tourist destination in Italy, the Chianti region offers an abundance of time-filling activities. Key Tuscan landmarks such as Florence and Siena are a short distance away.

And then there’s the riding.

Tuscany Cycling CME Tahoe Wilderness Medicine

Tuscany Cycling CME Tahoe Wilderness Medicine

Welcome to the Strade Bianche

Tuscany Cycling CME Tahoe Wilderness Medicine

Cycling Tuscany

On the bike, we’ll be covering a little more than 500 km during the week and doing almost 11,000 m of vertical climbing throughout the spectacular hills of Tuscany in and around the Chianti region. Highlights  include the crushed white gravel roads of the famous Strade Bianche, home of L’Eroica gran fondo, plus the Castello di Brolio, the medieval walled town of Monteriggione, and a few climbs to challenge even the sturdiest legs.

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Wilderness Training

Medical training covers a variety of  topics, from Introduction to Wilderness Medicine and Wilderness Patient Assessment to Cold Related Illness and a case-based workshop in Wilderness Trauma.

In between, there are fine accommodations, sumptuous Tuscan food and wine, pleasant company and famous Thomson staff support.

About The Author

Rick Vosper is a marketing guy who’s worked in and out of the bicycle business for more than a quarter century. In between bike gigs, he’s been a copywriter and creative director for Silicon Valley ad agencies, where he worked on accounts like Microsoft, HP, Hyundai and Coca-Cola. But bikes are way more fun. You can read Rick’s articles and essays in Red Kite Prayer, CyclingTips, and Bicycle Retailer.

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