Toscana Cucina Ride

  • Trip Duration
  • 7
    days
  • 6
    nights
  • Riding Time
  • 3
    days riding
  • 3-6
    hrs per day riding
  • Group Size
  • 4 - 12
    Guests per group
Toscana Cucina- enjoy good food and company while horseback riding in Siena

Toscana Cucina Ride

Ride Overview

A perfect combination of horseback riding in Siena, cooking classes with the Chef and sightseeing to destinations of cultural and historical interest define this ride. Return to the convivial atmosphere of the Castello’s spacious dining room and Tuscan kitchen for a memorable finale to the days’ activities.

Situated in a tranquil region southwest of Siena, the circular stone walls of the Castello di Tocchi serve as a hospitable central base for either full and half-day rides into the surrounding countryside. From the lovingly restored suites of this medieval hamlet, which was built on the foundations of a 12th century castle, riders have an opportunity to experience the enduring magic of Tuscany.

This itinerary is also available during the winter months, based out of Villa Ferraia. The Villa is rightfully featured in ONCE IN A LIFETIME TRIPS: The World’s 50 Most Extraordinary and Memorable Travel Experiences by Chris Santella (Clarkson Potter, May 12, 2009). Its amenities and location allow for a variety of activities when and if riding is not appropriate due to weather, such as visits to local wineries and hot springs, or sightseeing tours, making this a unique and enriching winter Italian riding experience.

Take a look at our other destinations that feature riding and wine tasting!

Accommodations

Castello di Tocchi is a partially restored medieval hamlet built inside the fortified walls of a XII century village. The setting is extremely peaceful; isolated by miles of flourishing woods and cultivated fields from any busy commercial centers. The rooms have been tastefully restored and furnished with antiques.

Villa Ferraia is another option for accommodations, not guaranteed during the regular season, but a possible upgrade.

Meals & Drink

Delicious and generous typical Italian meals are served throughout. The meals are one of the greatest pleasures of this ride, and allow you to prepare, sample and enjoy regional and seasonal Tuscan cuisine.

Ride & Horse Details

  • Overview:
    Most of the horses are Maremanna cross and Lipizzaners, with some other mixed Italian-bred horses. They are well cared for and responsive.
  • Horse Breeds:
    Maremanna, Lipizzaners
  • Trip Pace:
    moderate
  • Tack:
    English and limited western
  • Weight limit:
    230 lbs

Activities for Non - Riders

Cooking classes and sightseeing activities as described in the itinerary. While riders are on horseback, there are no separate activities planned for non-riders, who can enjoy the accommodations and region independently.

Meeting Point

Siena train station.

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!

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