Horseback Riding in Italy

Sardinian Country and Sea Trail

Overview

The Country & Sea program offers flexible trail riding on the Island of Sardinia. Rather than the set route of the Monti and Mare trail, this ride offers a more flexible approach to coastal and country riding, with no minimum number of participants or set start date.

Stay at the comfortable and hospitable  inn where the well trained Anglo-Arabians are stabled, and ride from there or the stable on the coast. You will have 3 days of riding from each location for an ideal combination through the varied terrain of the island.

A love of and commitment to horses and equestrianism runs deep here, as horses graze on the grounds of the inn owned by a 5th generation horseman. The hospitality allows you to fully relax, and the daily riding treks offer adventure with both exciting riding and the fascinating surroundings of this intriguing island. For groups of mixed abilities and those interested in instruction, please consider the Monti and Mare at Liberty program offered by the same hosts.

Your home for the week was a horse farm first, and an inn second, and the commitment to horses is apparent. Rooms are in bungalows or in the main guest house and each has an ensuite bathroom.
There is a partly covered pool and hot tub.

Breakfast is buffet style and eaten on the terraces by the dining room, lunch (extra cost) is typically picnic style, and dinner (extra cost) is served in the dining room at 8pm each evening.

  • Horse Breeds:
    Anglo-Arabians
  • Trip Pace:
    Walk, trot and canters
  • Tack:
    English
  • Weight limit:
    220 lbs

It is recommended to have your own rental car in order to travel to the coast for riding there. You can arrive at any airport on Sardinia (Cagliari, Alghero or Olbia) and drive to the inn from there.

Itinerary Summary

This program includes 6 days of riding, with 3 days in the countryside surrounding the hotel, and 3 days from the stable at the coast. It is designed for riders who want to experience riding in the different landscapes of Sardinia. Your guide will determine upon arrival, based on the riding schedule at the hotel, how the days will be organized, with either rides from the hotel or stable first.

Trail rides from the hotel will take you down ancient shepherds' paths and past their sheep pastures. You will see the signature Sardinian stone walls, cork forests and open medows. There are plenty of opportunities for long canters on dirt tracks on the well-trained Anglo-Arabian mounts.

Trail rides from the coast follow sandy paths or take you through big meadows full of flowers. You may go through pine forests, ascend steep cliffs, or ride along the beach of Is Arenas or the Maimoni beach, covered in quite quartz sand. Here the horses can play in the sea water and you will have a wonderful canter over the beach, which the horses enjoy almost as much as the riders.

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Trip Dates & Pricing

This trip has flexible dates from April 7 - November 8.

Pricing & Options

  • Base Price
  • $1,490
  • Pricing Variation
  • $95Per person supplement for suite upgrade for the week
  • Single Supplement
  • $215In standard room
  • $265In suite

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Your host and her staff in Italy are the definition of "hospitality".... We feel as if we left behind a special family - and it was our privilege to have been a part of their lives if only for a week.

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