A holiday with a balance, is a holiday worth having.
We are all about achieving happy equilibrium in life, so where better to start these positive changes, than an idyllic haven nestled amongst the sweeping vineyards of northern Italy?
Here you can truly escape the stresses and strains of everyday life and connect with nature. Our Health & Happiness itinerary prioritises your wellbeing and indulgence, carving out quality time for you! This means physical activities (such as yoga, cycling, hiking and swimming), mindfulness (a moment’s peace in the meditation chapel) and indulgence (gourmet food and wine at every opportunity). If this, and the idea of staying in a luxurious C16th Relais in the heart of Asti’s Monferrato and Langhe appeals, then read on…
With a first-class spa, gourmet restaurant and picturesque grounds, it is hard to want to leave Relais Sant’Uffizio. However, an exciting e-bike adventure or some local wine-tasting may be just the incentive to tear you away from your sumptuous base! And after a day of fresh-air adventure, a deep tissue massage followed by an aperitif on the terrace, is the perfect antidote to the fast-paced hectic lives we lead. Birthplace of the ‘slow food movement’, Piedmont has evolved into a destination that masters the art of ‘slow living’.
So, take a deep breath, set your clock to Piedmont time, and exhale.
Day 1 - Leave your troubles behind
The majestic tree-lined approach to Relais Sant’Uffizio perfectly sets the tone for your next few days of indulgence. Start the trip as you mean to go on, with a tasting menu in the award-winning gourmet restaurant, which features all the seasonal delicacies.Accommodation
Day 2 - Body, Mind, Bowl
Before breakfast, steal a few moments for quiet contemplation in the meditation centre. This is the perfect place to switch off and restore your energy, ahead of an exciting day. After a hearty yet nutritious breakfast, you will be met by your private guide. You will be taken on a hike through the rolling countryside, with some sensational photo-opportunities along the way. You will stop at a local restaurant for lunch before heading back to your Relais for an afternoon of R&R.Accommodation
Day 3 - Put the Nom in Om
Today is a day to fully relax and unwind at this historic resort. You will have a morning yoga lesson with a private instructor. This will be held outside in the beautiful grounds if time permits. This afternoon is for the spa, relax in the hydro-pool, sauna and steam-room. Or chill out with a book and herbal tea by the pool. You will enjoy a signature massage to reach your maximum state of zen, before taking to the sunset terrace for a pre-dinner drink. The menu changes daily so you are in for a treat.Accommodation
Day 4 - Free-wheeling
Now that you’re well rested and restored, it’s time to unleash this rejuvenated energy for an exhilarating day exploring the countryside by e-bike. Accompanied by a private guide you will be taken on a scenic and informative cycling tour of the Langhe. Explore Piedmont’s beautiful countryside at your own pace, assisted by the electronic bicycle that makes cycling a breeze! You will stop at a local restaurant for a refuelling lunch. Upon your return, you can sooth your aching muscles with a couples massage in the world-class spa. Bliss. This evening perhaps you would like to book a taxi and visit one of the excellent restaurants on offer nearby. Toast to your final night in paradise!Accommodation
- Prices start from £940 per person
- Accommodation on B&B basis
- All guided excursions, activities and meals as outlined in the itinerary
- All trips are ATOL protected or ABTA bonded to ensure you are fully covered