Tuscan Villages and Vintages

  • Trip Duration
  • 8
    days
  • 7
    nights
  • Riding Time
  • 6
    days riding
  • 4-6
    hrs per day riding
  • Group Size
  • 2 - 6
    Guests per group

Tuscan Villages and Vintages

Ride Overview

The Villages and Vintages horseback riding holiday in Italy is based out of a comfortable and elegant 18th century farmhouse in Chianti, Tuscany. Daily rides on well-trained horses allow you to venture through vineyards, olive groves and to medieval villages where the sound of hoof beats echo from the cobbled streets. There is a nearby castle overlooking the grounds of the riding center, to which you can enjoy an outing, including taking tea with the current owner. Ride along cyprus-lined roads to a neighboring vineyard, where you take part in a tasting of the local wines. Other destinations by horseback include a Roman abbey, a convent converted to an organic vineyard and a monastery surrounded by the olive and grape studded landscape so typical of Tuscany. The itinerary also includes a visit by car to the fascinating town of Siena and other nearby points of interest. When you return each day to the riding center, you’ll have time to enjoy the pool while watching horses graze nearby. Meals are carefully prepared from local ingredients and the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed, allowing you to feel both pampered and at home.

If this type of trip looks interesting, take a look at our other equestrian wine tours!

Accommodations

The guesthouse is an 18th century Tuscan farmhouse that has been renovated to be comfortable but to keep the original character. There are several private rooms with en-suite bathrooms in the main house, and enjoining rooms are available for families or groups

Meals & Drink

This ride allows ample opportunity to sample the well-known Tuscan cuisine and delight in “Italian style” picnic lunches.

Ride & Horse Details

  • Overview:
    The horses are well cared for and responsive and are also used for lessons and competition in jumping and dressage.
  • Horse Breeds:
    A variety including Dutch, Anglo-Arabians and crosses
  • Trip Pace:
    All paces
  • Tack:
    English all-purpose saddles and snaffle bits
  • Weight limit:
    190 lbs

Activities for Non - Riders

While riders are on horseback, there are no separate activities planned for non-riders, who can enjoy the accommodations and region independently.

Meeting Point

Montevarchi-Terranuova 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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