inGamba at Canyon Ranch
When it comes to healthy living and holistic wellness retreats, Canyon Ranch is the gold standard. Since 1979 they’ve been at the forefront of health and fitness vacations, redefining what it means to be a spa destination. As the world’s best bike touring company, we know a thing or two about setting high standards too, so when it came to finding the ultimate wellness resort in the US for a new kind of inGamba experience, Canyon Ranch was the obvious choice.
This retreat is a unique chance to ride plenty of early season miles surrounded by the beautiful, untouched landscape of rural Arizona, while also taking full advantage of the expertise and hospitality that has made Canyon Ranch famous the world over. Their integrative approach to wellness – including mind, body and spirit – will leave you refreshed and reinvigorated, with a better understanding of how your body functions and the role your mind plays in your fitness. There’s no better way to start the riding season.
- All lodging*†
- All food and beverages**
- Pinarello Dogma F Disk with SRAM RED eTap AXS
- Daily Bike Wash
- Custom Castelli × inGamba cycling kit
- Laundry service for cycling clothing
*Pre/post-trip lodging is not included
†Lodging is not included in the Tucson Residents’ Special pricing
**Beverages ordered by guests beyond normal amounts and away from group activities will incur additional charges
MEET THE GUIDES
The night before Eros Poli took victory atop Mont Ventoux he couldn’t sleep. It was not like he was dreaming of victory or even had the slightest idea the next day’s stage would change his life forever. It was just that it was hot. Unbearably, unsleepably hot in his less-than stellar French hotel. His roommate had taken his mattress off the bed and was sleeping on the small balcony outside their room. And the man who would shortly become known as Monsieur Ventoux was watching football, Italy vs. Brazil in the World Cup final, to be exact. Italy lost. The following morning as Eros dragged his weary, tired legs out of bed and down the stairs, as there was no lift, James Brown came into his head. “I feel good, I knew that I would now,” started to repeat over and over in his head. As it would the rest of the day. He felt good and the rest, as they say, is history.
Paulo began mountain biking at the early age of 16, and soon his love for bicycles, road cycling, and mechanics were there. Almost a decade later, he decided to take the risk and become a bicycle mechanic, but he never stopped participating in granfondos and amateur races. He joined inGamba as a mechanic in 2019 and now he is also one of our guides.
THE TRIP AT A GLANCE
Day 4 – 84km
Pistol hill and Colossal Cave
BIGGEST CLIMBING DAY:
Day 3 – 1,273m
Windy Point Vista