Fitness

RUNNING AND NORDIC WALKING
From Massa Vecchia there is a large network of hiking paths that have been marked by Swiss running guru Hugo Rey. He has measured many trails going between our parner Il Cicalino and Massa Vecchia. They lead through forest, olive plantations, once up once down. And if you get thirsty you can get a drink at the Cicalino. At the exit of Massa Vecchia you will find a geographic plan with distances and a gradient diagramm of the trails.

SAUNA AND HYDROMASSAGE
Rainy days with fresh weather? Do you want to relax a bit after the ride? You find in Massa Vecchia a little sauna and a hydromassage tube outside. Just pass at our reception and we will turn it on for you.

FITNESS ROOM
Let’s start a structured training in your holidays! Sports people who want to continue their regular fitness training will find in our fitness room diverse equipment for free usage. Nino Schurter uses this service in his holiday as well as cycling clubs to maintain their training routine. Diverse weights, bar-balls, Fitball, TRX and much more can be found in our studio.

KNEIPP HYDROTHERAPY
Stimulate your circulation and your senses in Massa Vecchia. We have a Kneipp bath that is fed with fresh water from our own source. After a long bike ride there is nothing better then cooling down your feet and your body. And after you take a barfooth walk in our park: walk over gravel, soil, water, asphalt and our lawn. Perfect to wake up all senses. Wellness for free for both your body and your soul!

Horseback Riding

Our region is well-known for the Maremmano horses. Many different farms have horses on-site and offer horseback riding tours.

This experience is recommended also for groups, beginners or those who want to try it for the first time.

Its wonderful to be in the forest – for sure very different than with a bike…! We have tried it and had a lot of laughers.

You just have to take comfortable clothing and running shoes with you. Close to Massa Vecchia there are different possibilities to go horseback-riding and/or take lessons.

WE ARE HAPPY TO GET THE FIRST CONTACT FOR YOU.

Kids

Kids will find in Massa Vecchia and its surroundings their own paradise!

Doing the first steps on a bike? Why not on our pumptrack? Kids are very smart on it!  Whether with the balance bike for small kids or with our SCOTT Voltage Dirtbikes! Great fun! Parents just have to pass for a signature, than everybody riding the pumptrack take a helmet (we also recommend to wear protection gear).

Special bike tours are organised for kids. We are riding our trails or easier trails, we visit the nearby acquarium, or an agriturism with animals, we will be searching for “gold” from the ancient mines. We have a tablesoccer in Massa Vecchia and at the reception we have different toys and sports tools like pingpong, badminton, boccia or volleyball to borrow. If there are many kids in Massa Vecchia, we organise play-groups for them, whether on the big lawn or in our library.

The gently-sloping beaches of Follonica are a great playground for kids. Of course you should not miss to take an Italian Icecreams as they are known as the best worldwide! You’ll get addicted to it!!

Thermal springs

Sometimes the weather is not predictable. You can find a lot of beautiful thermal spring baths to relax. For example in Sassetta which is in the distance of a 30 minutes ride. This bath is located within the calm surroundings of an agriturismo and the architecture is in the typical Tuscan style. A beautiful external area, sauna, steam bath, funshowers, indoor pool will help you to relax! And if you are a little hungry you can eat something small in your lounger.

  • Terme di Sassetta, Agriturismo La Cerretta, only a 30 minutes car ride away! € 5 discount for Massa Vecchia guests!

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Degustations

Massa Vecchia has a long history with its winery. The separately run agriculture company is fully committed to its naturally produced wine. Francesca Sfondrini has a large knowledge of wine production and is happy to open the wine cellar that is located directly behind our hotel to interested guests.

Please enquire for visits via the reception of the hotel Massa Vecchia.

WINE DEGUSTATIONS

A wine degustation is not to be missed if you are on holiday in Tuscany. Whether combined with a nice “aperitivo” before dinner or traditionally on a wineyard. For inexperienced as well as connoisseurs an unforgettable highlight! We are happy to help with a request or to accompany you.

  • Enoteca Il Bacchino
    This speciality shop is in the middle of the city of Massa Marittima and has hundreds of wines, digestifs and local products. A nice place for an “aperitivo”.
    Enoteca Il Bacchino, Mr. Magdi Lamei, Via Moncini 8, Massa Marittima
  • Moris Farms
    This traditional wineyard is within a 10 minutes ride from Massa Vecchia. You will arrive at a little hill after a drive through a long cypress alley. A spectacular view, a nice ville, some wild boards in a bawns will be waiting for you where the award-winning Avvoltore is produced. Visits with reservation only.
    MorisFarms Valpiana, Ms Eleonora, Fattoria Poggetti, Loc. Cura Nuova, 58024 Massa Marittima
  • Petra Wine
    Drive 30 minutes by car and arrive at one of the most extraordinary wineyards of the region. With its special architecture a visit of the building is a must.
    Petra Azienda Agricola, Mr Ettore Maggi, Loc. San Vincenzo Alto 131, 57028 Suvereto

OLIVE OIL
How does olive oil taste from a destination rich of its history like Tuscany? In Valpiana, a 5-minutes car ride away, Franco Stanghellini has the oldest olive trees of the region and an own mill. Olives from the Massa Vecchia plantation are pressed there. In the nice shop of the “Frantoio” (olive mill in Italian) you can taste the fresh oil. In Italy olive oil is used for cooking, baking or also just on a piece of bruschetta. Take a taste of Tuscany back home whether in the simple glass bottle or the convenient aluminium can

Cooking Class

Discover the secrets of producing self-made fresh pasta and the how to bake the well-known Cantucci! After having “worked” you will be pampered with a delicious antipasti buffet and you will taste your self-made pasta during the “primo” (the first course). The feast will continue with a mouth-watering „secondo“ und you have to make sure to be ready for the „Dolce“, the crowning glory. The Cantucci will be prepared for you to take home! There are agricultural products of the farm in use (particularly flour and olive oil) and other local products. This unforgettable experience has been created together with our partner “Il Felciaione” and takes place at their magnificent place which is a short car ride away from Massa Vecchia.

The happening takes normaly place on Thursday afternoon or by arrangement.

Programm:
16:15     Departure from Massa Vecchia to the Il Felciaione with private car, (ca. 10 minutes ride). Then cooking class (Pasta & Cantucci)
~19:30  Dinner at Il Felciaione
Price:  € 65 cooking class incl. dinner
including a super cooking class experience, Cantucci to take home and a wonderful dinner

€ 28 dinner only

Registration:
via Massa Vecchia Reception

Surf school & kite rental

A tour in Mountainbike during the morning and a Kite Surf lesson in the afternoon?! Yes, that’s possible!

With the collaboration with SURFRELAX you will find two equipped beaches at “Puntone di Scarlino” and “Castiglione della Pescaia” from May to October.
Courses and a rental point for all ages (kite surf, windsurfing, stand up paddling, surfboards); the school has also the possibility of using umbrellas and sun loungers to enjoy the sun and some deserved relax.
Qualified instructors will follow you during the lessons.
A cool shop with surf, kite and leisure stuff by SURFRELAX can be found in downtown Follonica!
Ask reception for bookings.

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