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Riding in Tuscany
from $2,689
Special Offer:

10% off rides in April, May and June.

Groups of 12 or more (including non riders) upgrade to Villa Farraia for free

Summary:
Top class horses, luxuriously renovated traditional accommodation and the best of Italian cooking, warmth and hospitality make for an experience not soon forgotten.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: 23 Apr; 29* Jun; 9 Jul; 13* Aug; 17 Sept (* denotes Palio ride). Other dates available on request
  • Trip Length: 7d/6n/5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hrs
  • Meeting point: Sienna railway station at 18:30
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be riding fit and able to walk, trot and canter. Minimum age 15
  • Group Size: 4 to 8
  • Transfer: Included from Sienna railway station at 18:30. Arranged on request from Rome (€420), Bologna (€350) or Pisa (€300) airport, or Sienna outside of set time (€100). Price is for 8-seater mini-bus and driver. Payable on site.
Italy Cefalu to Etna Trail
from $1,789
Summary:
A wonderful trail for strong intermediate riders wanting to discover the ancient culture and history of this island. Ride through 4 national parks finishing at the lip of a live volcano.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: 20 May; 24 June; 09 September; 07 October (FULL); 04 November
  • Trip Length: 8d/7n
  • Approximate riding time per day: up to 8 hours or more
  • Meeting point: Palermo Airport (PMO)
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate plus
  • Group Size: 4-9
  • Transfer: 2017: Payable on site,
    At start from Palermo €100 per car; from Catania €150 per car; to from Cefalu Railway station free. Return to Catania included, €300 to Palermo.
Italy Coast to Coast Trail
from $1,789
Summary:
The Coast to Coast Trail is an exciting adventure for experienced riders which allows you to travel all the way from the north of Sicily to Agrigento on the south coast.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: 06 May; 10 June; 21 October (FULL)
  • Trip Length: 8d/7n
  • Approximate riding time per day: up to 8 hours
  • Meeting point: Cefalu or Castelbuono bus or train station
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be comfortable at all paces and good fitness is required
  • Group Size: 4-9
  • Transfer: Included from Cefalu or Castelbuono bus or train station. If you prefer, we can organise transfer from/to Palermo or Catania - see notes below itinerary.
riding through Sicilian villages
from $1,789
Summary:
The Corleone trail is less known areas of the Sicily from the north-east Madonie Mountains, to the famous town of Corleone. This ride an interesting cultural and historical experience. Suitable for strong intermediate riders onwards.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: 23rd September - 30th September
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: up to 8 hours
  • Meeting point: Palermo Airport (PMO)
  • Riding Ability Required: strong intermediate riders onwards; happy to ride at all paces in open terrain
  • Group Size: 4-9
  • Transfer: At the start and end of the trail, transfers are included from Cefalu or Castelbuono. You can reach either by bus/train.
    We can also arrange transfers to/from Palermo Airport (€100 each way per car). Transfers are to be paid in cash locally.
Rounding up cattle with the Butteri
from $1,979
Summary:
Guest house trail from Maremma to ride with the Butteri doing traditional cattle work. Comfortable accommodation, fantastic horses ridden in Western tack and exceptional food and wine await you.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: 14 October; 28 October
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights (6 days of riding)
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5 - 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Chiusi Train Station, Rome Fiumicino Airport or Rome Ciampino Airport
  • Riding Ability Required: experienced riders
  • Group Size: 2017: 4-8
  • Transfer: 2017: Payable on site. From Rome Ciampino/Rome Fiumicino airports (€250, approx. 2.5 hours) or Chiusi-Chianciano Terme railway station (€35, approx. 1 hour) - set times on Saturdays. Other times on request (extra charge)
Riding through Etruscan road
from $1,585
Summary:
Enjoy a trail through the beautiful Tuscan countryside, with well organised camps or Agrotourism B&Bs along the way. Excellent horses ridden in Western tack and exceptional food and wine await you.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: 3 Jun; 22 Jul; 30 Sept
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5 - 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Chiusi Train Station, Rome Fiumicino Airport or Rome Ciampino Airport
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter.
  • Group Size: 4 - 8
  • Transfer: 2017: From Rome Ciampino/Rome Fiumicino airports (€250, approx. 2.5 hours) or Chiusi-Chianciano Terme railway station (€35, approx. 1 hour) - set times on Saturdays. Other times on request (extra charge)
Dressage riding
from $1,075
Summary:
Quality instruction for beginners and dressage riding. Instructors are very well qualified and work with calm, patience and real passion. Very nice accommodation.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017:Saturdays from 18 February to 11 November; 26 December to 7 January (high season is 1 April to 4 November and Christmas weeks)
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights
    Shorter breaks are also available on request
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2 - 4 hours
  • Meeting point: Florence Airport, Florence Station or Pisa Airport (PSA)
  • Riding Ability Required: None, from beginner onwards
  • Group Size: Maximum 4 or 5 riders per lesson
  • Transfer: 2017: Florence Station - from €80 each way per car, Florence Airport - from €85 each way per car, Pisa Airport - from €135 each way per car. Maximum 4 people per car. Supplements may be applicable for night time transfers. Payable on site


    Transfer times are approximately 50 minutes from Florence station, 1 hour from Florence airport and 1 hour 45 from Pisa Airport.
Summary:
Small family based hotel with many non riding activities at your doorstep. Offers lessons, based stays, star rides and 2 trails, all returning to same accommodation each night.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: Discovery week/Star rides: Saturdays from 8 April to 21 October (low season: 8 to 21 Apr; 29 Apr to 26 May; 9 Sept to 21 Oct. Mid season: 22 to 28 Apr; 27 May to 28 Jul; 26 Aug to 8 Sept. High season: 29 Jul to 25 Aug.) Other dates available on request.
  • Trail to the Sea: 30 Sept; 14 Oct.
  • Maremma Trail: 8 Apr; 6, 13 May; 16, 23 Sep.
  • Trip Length: 8d / 7n / 5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: Discovery Week: 1-3 hours
    Star Rides half days: 2-3 hours
    Star Rides full days: 4-5 hours
    Trails: 4-5 hours
  • Meeting point: Follonica train station. Please see below for more information.
  • Riding Ability Required: Discovery Week: beginner onwards
    Star Rides: intermediate and experienced riders
    Trails: intermediate and experienced riders
  • Group Size: Discovery and Star Rides: 1-10
    Trails: 6-10
  • Transfer: 2017: €30 per person each way from Follonica train station 8am-6pm, an easy 1 hour train ride from Pisa Airport. Payable on site.
Riding by the sea
from $1,505
Summary:
Boutique style accommodation, intimate and friendly. Great horses with a varied trail but back to base each night. Great introduction to trails.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: Saturdays between 1 June and 1 November (groups of 4 or more).
  • Trip Length: 8d/7n/6d riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: From 3 hours per day
  • Meeting point: Alghero (AHO), Olbia (OLB) or Cagliari (CAG) Airport
  • Riding Ability Required: Confident in walk, trot and canter.
  • Group Size: 4-8 If minimum numbers of riders is not reached the Country & Sea programme will run instead.
  • Transfer: Payable on site.
    From Alghero to the hotel €120 per car each way.
    From Olbia to the hotel €130 per car each way.
beach riding Sardinia
from $1,169
Summary:
Boutique style accommodation, intimate and friendly. Tuition and riding out for all levels, families welcome.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: 1 June - 26 October. Any day arrival.
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: Approximately 3-4 hours per day, more riding can be arranged on site
  • Meeting point: Alghero, Olbia or Cagliari Airport
  • Riding Ability Required: Beginners onwards
  • Group Size: 2-10
  • Transfer: From Alghero or Cagliari to the hotel 120 Euro per car each way. From Olbia to the hotel 130 Euro per car each way. Payable direct to driver.
    Alternatively car rental is a good option with this ride.
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