The week is based in the Tuscan countryside and heart of the Chianti at a riding center (founded in 1972) which is not only a success as a riding school, but also as a base for long rides in the Chianti area. The farmhouse and stables are on the eastern slopes of the Chianti Mountains. Before it lies the broad valley of the Arno and beyond, the long ridge of the Pratomagno, with its highest point of 1,591 meters. On the other side lies the Casentino Valley, rich in castles and Romanesque churches. Behind the centre stretches the range of Chianti Mountains with their highest point of 890 meters.
This combination of riding and driving takes you into the hills of Chianti, the unspoiled area between Florence and Siena. The region is not only famous for its red wine but also for the beauty of its wooded hills, medieval castles, churches and abbeys, Renaissance villas and fortified villages. Riders with an appreciation for history will marvel at the landscape around them, knowing it was once enjoyed in centuries past by Dante and Boccaccio, Macchiavelli and Leonardo da Vinci. During the week there are frequent opportunities to meet the friendly and hospitable Tuscan people, as well as sample the varied wonders of Tuscan cooking complimented with Chianti wine.
Please enjoy our trip video from this ride.
With first-hand knowledge of the exciting tours we offer, the ride consultants at Equitours look forward to answering any questions you might have about this ride. We want to help make sure that you select the trip of your dreams. Please call or email and get ready to pack your bags for a wonderful adventure!