Sabaudia, Italy

Camp Sabaudia

Just one hour south of Roma, Sabaudia is one of Gillian’s favourite rowing locations in the world (and she has enjoyed many!). On camp, we will stay together in the family-run ‘Hotel Gioiello’ where the atmosphere is warm and friendly. ‘Mama Nina’ is a familiar face around the hotel ensuring rowers are made to feel like part of her family. The hotel offers great food, with pasta regularly on the menu, and comfortable accommodation.


The hotel is an easy 15-minute walk to the lake, taking in the relaxed atmosphere of Sabaudia town. Walking to the lake, rowers will pass cafés, pizzerias and the local market (every Thursday) before reaching the stunning Lago di Paola (or Lake Sabaudia).  Rowing on this lake is simply gorgeous and will be an unforgettable week whatever level of experience you arrive on camp with!

Camp Itinerary

Each of our 5-day rowing camps will involve a mix of training sessions, rest, team-building activities, and some free time. Here is our 5 day agenda:

Morning: Arrive at Hotel, check in and unpack, familiarise surroundings and tour of facilities 

Afternoon: Early lunch, head to the lake and go rowing

Evening: Team-building activities, evening workshop, overview of week ahead

Early Morning: Breakfast and sunrise row

Late Morning: Rowing technique session on the water

Afternoon: Lunch then video analysis of rowing technique, feedback and individual coaching

Evening: Group dinner and team bonding time

Early Morning: Breakfast, sunrise row

Late Morning: On-land strength and conditioning training or 2nd row

Afternoon: Optional late afternoon row, nutrition and recovery strategies workshop

Evening: Group dinner and Quiz Night

Morning: Breakfast and sunrise row

Late Morning: Additional rowing session

Afternoon: Team-building exercises on and off the water

Evening: Group dinner and rowing campfire

Morning: Breakfast and sunrise row

Late Morning: Race day

Afternoon: Lunch, debriefing, awards ceremony

Early evening: Airport transfer