No one provides the pro experience better than inGamba. Whether its our fleet of race-ready Pinarello F8s, our team of professional soigneurs and mechanics who are veterans of the World Tour or the special relationships we enjoy with partners like Zipp and Giordana, we offer the kind of equipment and support that wouldn’t look out of place in the peloton at a Grand Tour.
Off the bike, we do things a little differently though. There’s no weight watching allowed, no daily allowances of goodies and definitely no alcohol or dessert embargoes. We fuel for the ride the old fashioned way: by grabbing the tastiest thing we can find.
We like to joke with our guests that regardless of how many kilometres they ride or how many calories they burn while they’re with us in Tuscany, they’ll go home heavier than they came. That’s because at the heart of most inGamba trip, there’s a balance between the bike and the table tends to tilt towards the latter. Ride hard, sure, but save your energy for the sprint to the dinner table.
Our Chianti Training Program is a little different. There will still be a bounty of the finest food and wine that Tuscany has to offer, but the focus is more on fitness and the kind of long rides that build speed, tone legs and make lasting memories.
We normally travel to a selection of Chianti’s best eateries because, put simply, no one know’s the region’s restaurants better than us. Our regular spots are a result of years of intensive research and hard work, suffering through countless bottles of fine wines and plate after plate of delicacies.
But it’s also true that there’s no place like home, and home for us is Borgolecchi, where the kitchen and Morgaro’s culinary skills have legendary status among inGamba regulars and the pro teams that join us whenever they’re in need of a proper feed. There’s just no better place to experience traditional Tuscan cooking.
Staying close to home means that there’ll be more time for recovery and more time to let our team of professional soigneurs work their magic on tired muscles. Once the day’s ride is done, there’s nothing left for an athlete to do but put up their feet, wait for a massage and then chill until it’s time for dinner. That might be homemade pasta, or Morgaro’s famous peposa, it might be a Tuscan bean stew, or an almost impossibly juicy Florentine steak. It might be all of those things together. But whatever it is, we can promise you, it will be delicious.