Tuscany: spas to adventure

Tuscany: spas to adventure

Tuscany is a region of much diversity, famous for its spas and wellness sector. Less known is Tuscany’s range of adventure options. The region was centre stage at the recent Buy Tuscany exhibition. With its approximately 40 spas, it is renowned for natural swimming pools that are the cornerstone of health and wellness centres – the most notable of which are those in Montecatini and Chianciano. In these health centres, traditional cures are used alongside treatment that is aimed at ‘psychophysical equilibrium,’ in line with new trends in the health sector. However the Toscana Promozione Turistica (tourist office) is also promoting another side of health in the region – encouraging visitors to get out doors for some adventure and recreation. These include kitesurfing, hiking, mountain biking, diving in the Tuscan archipelago, hot air ballooning, canoeing on Bilancino Lake, sailing and more. Clients particularly interested in hiking and trekking should watch out for the regular walking festivals held in the region – the next one is from 22 September to 7 October. www.visittuscany.com