A valley full of ranges – a valley of the archers - and all this in front of the doorstep of your holiday home. Chianti 3D Archery is on its best way to become the largest privately owned archery location in Italy.
The first 3D range with 18 positions was built in March 2015 by German born Fabian Eder , a dedicated longbow archer and multiple tournament winner . He imbedded the range (like all others) into the hills and slopes of a natural preserve area and strict no-hunting zone of pine and oaks woods and the typical Tuscan hill macchia.
Chianti 3D Archery is part of the extended 76 ha large property of the Agriturismo vacation rentals of Poderi Val Verde, an authentic 14th century Tuscan farm estate owned by his German family for the past 20 years.
With regards to the WBHC 2017, for which the 1st range (red range) was used as an exercise range where it was extended to 28 positions and a 2nd range (yellow range) with 14 positions was inaugurated. Both ranges are set up with IFAA and WA distances.
In 2018 the red range was extended to 30 positions and our 3rd range (blu range) with 28 IFAA positions was inaugurated end of March with our first official Easter Tournament.
Naturally there is also a generous practice field with a sun sail for the warmer months.
Life-sized 3D targets, mainly SRT and Franzbogen ranging from bear to deer, from rat to crow, wolfes, foxes, boars etc. etc. are all set at long and short distances with challanging up- and downhill shots. There is also a moving target, and elevated stand, picnic areas as well as 2 challenging shots - 1 of 107m and 1 of 127m!!! Due to its various trials and shortcuts the ranges may also be interrupted at any point or may be combined in one gigantic round of 72 positions?
Hundreds of archers from all over the world, which came during the past WBHC 2017, complimented Chianti 3D Archery on its challenging range, the perfect location, the stupendous surrounding and is friendly and efficient service.
Here a recent review (July 2018) that spells it out best:
"...... Adventure Tuscany - or archer’s Mecca in the south of Europe!
Hey? What is this? 3 ranges in front of your doorstep, guarantee of sun and well-being, pool, nice people, delicious food, good wines and all this in the middle of Tuscany.
We stayed there as a family (dad, mom and son of 9 years). All three of us are archers, we often visit others ranges, shoot at tournaments and are enjoying 3D archery immensely - that is to say: we are no beginners!
Surely you have read about this, on the internet, in archery magazine like “TB” and “3D Bogenschiessen” or in connection with the exercise range for the WBHC 2017. But what we found there, exceeds all expectations.
Built with loving care and very well kept by Fabian Eder, fantastic grounds, everything there that makes a traditional archers heart happy (that does not exclude compound archers though). We booked beginning of 2018 and I suggested to Ulrike (mother of Fabian and lady boss of the estate) that I will write a review on 3D Archery in the net. According to her, meanwhile almost 70% of her guests are in fact “archers”! And then she also knows how to cook.
And during the times you don’t feel like shooting or your fingers hurt, you proceed with the normal Tuscan programme. Being in the middle of the Chianti hills, cities such as Florence, Siena, San Gimignano or many wineries with delicious snacks can be reach by car in max. 30 min (or a bit more) .
Our tip: bring some back up arrows or material for repairs. The terrain is stony, and with a bad hit score it may become an arrow killer. But arrows are ammunition and therefore are better to be ignored and as you well know - the best way to safe your arrows is to “hit” the target! ….. "
Fabian will gladly teach “Not-Archers” the secrets and fascination of traditional archery.
The slopes and inclined terrain and the off and on adventurous walkways ask for sturdy footwear and good physical fitness.
Next to the 3D archery ranges, one will find also perfect conditions for trekking and biking. Guests may also book a real hands-on cooking class of local dishes.
Easy to reach Poderi Val Verde is located in the heart of Tuscany, in the Chianti hills, only 3km away from Castellina in Chianti and within less then 1 hrs. drive of all major Tuscan sights. 45 min. to the Florence airport and 90 min to either Pisa or Bologna airport.
We are looking forward to welcome you at the Chianti 3D Archery Center.