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Tuscan Horse Trek (Experienced Riders)

from £452 pp

Italy, Tuscany

8 Days

Max 8 people

Tuscan Horse Trek (Experienced Riders)

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What You'll Do

A 7 night horse riding holiday, designed specifically for riders with experience to see Tuscany from a new perspective; explore the surrounding landscapes & terrains during 5 half-day trail rides with the flexibility to add more as you go depending on your own progress and wishes.

Spend 7 nights at this wonderful family-run horse riding centre, located just a 10 minute walk from the medieval village of Montiere in the vast countryside of Maremma.

With the wide range of natural diversity in this area, along with Maremma cross bred horses that handle the terrain with ease, this is the perfect horse riding holiday for those that not only love horses and riding, but also adore the great outdoors.

This holiday has been crafted specifically for more experienced riders (intermediate to advanced), however, there are lessons, trail rides and excursions that change daily to suit every level. Each day will bring something new as you gain confidence and explore this wild area from a whole new perspective.

Your team at the horse and trail centre will be there daily to make sure you get the guidance you need, and make sure you’re paired up with a great horse to explore with. Their expert knowledge of the area will have you discovering something new each day, so you will not only leave with more confidence and strength on a horse, but with extensive knowledge of this peaceful area.

In fact, what sets apart this unique horse riding holiday is that you can add on more horse riding or additional activities as you go depending on how you want to spend your time there. Feel like more time exploring the trails with your horse? Want to add on an extra lesson to improve quicker? Take the time to see the area by bicycle? There is no need to decide before you go – simply take each day as it comes and you can arrange and pay for an additional activity when you are there.

You’ll be staying in a cosy, rustic hotel just 300 metres from the stables & fields where 15 lovable horses roam, overlooking a gorgeous pool and stunning panoramic scenery. In your down time, embrace the outdoors and try one of the many sign-posted trails all around the area and see where you end up. Or simply make yourself at home next to the pool to enjoy the wonderful sunshine.

Experience
Highlights

Family-run en suite accommodation included with a pool and jacuzzi

Enjoy 5 half-day trail rides to different sights & through great scenery

Tailor your trip by adding additional rides, lessons or cycling & hikes

Your Local Host:

The Paradisi Family

The Paradisi family established their hotel and stables back in 1971 and have run it as the riding centre it is today ever since. Sons, Andrea and Emilio, have followed in their father’s footsteps and have a passion for horses and tourism, and making people feel at home. They work with a team of international horse lovers who can’t wait to get you riding.

Experience Itinerary

A Typical Day in Tuscany

– After a great breakfast overlooking the wonderful countryside, head off to meet your horses
– As an experienced rider, you will have 2-2.5 hours each day of guided trail rides through unspoiled wild countryside, cross medieval villages, thick woods and rivers
– Extra lessons and trails can be arranged daily on site; we recommend sticking with the basic half-day trails to start and adding extra activities as and when you feel like it once you are there
– After a great morning riding, relax by the pool or on the bar terrace then spend the rest of the day as you please
– If you would prefer to get out and explore the local area, you can also walk to the nearby village Montieri or drive to Massa Marittima, Siena, Florence, Volterra, San Gimignano or to the beach

Accommodation

– Your accommodation is set in the tranquil countryside; perfect for those who thrive in the outdoors
– You’ll stay in a 3-star hotel which is situated just 300 metres from the stables; it’s rustic and cosy with terracotta statues, red marble stone walls, and plenty of outdoor space and views
– There are a total of 24 ensuite rooms that are perfect for solo travellers, partners, or even parties or families of 3 or 4
– Gorgeous, inground pool outside with plenty of loungers
– Jacuzzi and table tennis available for cool nights and free time
– Spacious upstairs lounge with a wood-beam ceiling, fireplace, and windows that show a picturesque view of the mountains and make you feel at home
– Restaurant, bar, small meeting room and large living area
– Fast connecting WiFi throughout
– Each room has an ensuite bathroom with shower, telephone, television, security safe, and electric kettle
– Pet-friendly for all creatures great and small
– Accommodation is included for 7 nights / 8 days
– Check-in any time after 2pm on day 1 and check out by 10:30 on day 8

families dine outside on terrace

Reviews (2)

Graham

Monday 18th February, 2019

This place was amazing so friendly & a great place to relax, loved the horse riding trekking full marks to this place x This was my first time on a horse i took my 11 year old daughter along she loves horses & within the first morning i was riding a ...

This place was amazing so friendly & a great place to relax, loved the horse riding trekking full marks to this place x This was my first time on a horse i took my 11 year old daughter along she loves horses & within the first morning i was riding a horse well done to all the team x

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Linden

Wednesday 15th August, 2018

2017 and summer (2018) and we are planning an another stay next year. We fell in love with the horses and the beautiful area. This part of Tuscany is so "zen" and the views are stunning. The friendly staff and the relaxing afternoons at the swimming ...

2017 and summer (2018) and we are planning an another stay next year. We fell in love with the horses and the beautiful area. This part of Tuscany is so "zen" and the views are stunning. The friendly staff and the relaxing afternoons at the swimming pool were great. We also loved meeting other people from all over Europe and had a lot of fun with them during the horse rides and the magnificent picnics. The staff is taking care of the horses very well, the are all very calm, reliable and friendly. You should not hesitate; just book this hotel.

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Location Information

Tucked between mountains and valleys, sprawling with meadows and forests, lies a horse rider’s paradise in Maremma, Tuscany. A mere 90 minutes from Florence or Pisa, you’ll be surprised at how quickly you are immersed into the Italian countryside while staying in a charming rustic hotel, only 300 metres from the horse stables & fields.

Please note that prices for the holidays do not include flights. We recommend using www.skyscanner.net to check flights.

Nearest airports:
Pisa (1 hour 40 minutes by car) – the most convenient airport
Florence (1 hour 30 minutes by car)
Rome (3 hours by car)

By train:
The nearest train station is Follonica, and you can be picked up there on request for an extra cost. The journey from the train station to the accommodation is 30 minutes.

Car rental is strongly advised.

  • 7 nights accommodation in a private ensuite room
  • 5 x 2-2.5 hour guided trail rides for experienced riders (longer rides or extra lessons can be arranged and purchased on arrival)
  • All horse riding equipment during the trails (please bring suitable clothing for riding)
  • Breakfast buffet daily
  • Pool, Jacuzzi and table tennis access
  • Onsite parking
  • Check in any time after 2pm on day 1 and check out by 10:30 on day 8

FAQs

- This horse riding holiday is suitable for experienced riders (intermediate to advanced level)
- Horse riding is recommended for children over 6 years, however, younger children are welcome to stay in the hotel with their families
- Please note: all under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult
- All horse riding lessons are taught in English and/or Italian according to your personal needs

- These horse riding holidays make great singles holidays and singles are welcome to join an existing group but lessons and trails will run without a minimum numbers of participants regardless
- Solo travellers must pay a supplement for a private room

This stunning area is known for its beautiful nature, so feel free to head out and explore and all the below activities can be arranged and booked locally:
- Additional horse riding (from €25)
- Cycling
- Hiking
- Mountain biking
- Motorbike tours
- Quad biking
- Trekking tours
- Visit the abbey ruins of San Galgano
- Walking to Montieri and its surroundings

- Peaceful location amidst the Tuscan hills and valleys
- 10 minute walk from the charming medieval town of Montieri, complete with a castle preceding the 12th Century with winding streets and mystical alleyways
- Perfect location for lovers of the outdoors; indulge yourself in hikes, cycling, more horse riding, or join a tour
- Plenty of marked walking trails you can explore without a guide
- Just 90 minutes from Florence or Pisa airport from where you can rent a car or travel to Follonica train station
- Pick ups can be requested from the train station to the hotel for an extra cost
- 15 locally bred Maremma and other horses, all with loving characters
- Pool, Jacuzzi and tennis tables for you to enjoy
- Perfect for the whole family and bring your animals too!
- Onsite restaurant and bar with a terrace overlooking the valley

Aside from the lush countryside, the nearest town is Montieri 200mt ( 10 minutes walk) from the hotel. There is also a very good pizzeria/restaurant (Il Baccanale) and 2 bars.

The closest airport is Pisa where there is a comfortable train that can bring you to Follonica station. In Follonica, your hosts can easily pick you up (Euro 60 per way). Alternatively, you can order an airport pick up from Pisa for Euro 180 per way (night rides have a supplement).