Horse riding in Tuscany will activate all your senses. Discover Maremma Tuscany, the most famous horse region of Italy! The "Alta Maremma Toscana" is one of the less populated areas of Italy and therefore ideal for trail riding and horseback riding holidays. The vastness of the original nature never ceases to amaze all visitors. Our place caters to experienced trail riders as well as to beginner riders who want to get into horse riding and become not only a rider but a horse person. All sport activities are organizzed by our ADS Tuscany Sport Association, who organises in exclusivity and complete autonomy all outdoor activities. You can choose between lessons, short rides, half trail rides or spend the whole day or even a full week exploring the countryside of Tuscany on horseback.
Experience the beautiful and nearly untouched nature of Tuscany on the back of one of our serene horses with a lot of stamina. You can book your preferred program before arrival or you can agree to the next day's activities with our guides every evening. We ride half-day and all-day tours every day all season long. Normally the groups consist of four to eight riders. Even rides for one person are no problem for us, and during a week's riding holiday you will never do the same ride twice.
Our region, 700 meters above sea level, offers pleasant climate and a fresh breeze also in July and August, when it too hot for horseback riding in most places in Italy. This nice climate allows us to start our trail rides at ten o’clock in the morning also during the warm summer months.. The most common path on trail rides in hilly area is of course the walk. This is not fast riding country, but there is so much to look at that speed is not an issue. Our horses (see description!) are very reliable and react with calmness also to unexpected events. Relaxed horse riding surrounded by fantastic nature is guaranteed. Nevertheless, experienced riders will have the possibility to trot and canter on every half or full day ride. You will follow trails through meadows and woodland. The views over endless landscape will fascinate you. You will visit abbeys, romanesque ruins, farms and medieval villages. At lunch time a lavish picnic including several courses will be served in a natural, especially beautiful or culturally interesting location. Of course also non riders, companions, bikers, cyclists or hikers can join the daily picnic lunches and enjoy delicious food, make new friends and have lots of fun.
If you decide to go on a full-day ride (four to five hours in the saddle), you will be back at the stables in the late afternoon. If you prefer a half day ride, you will ride to the picnic lunch and return to the hotel with our picnic bus. Your horse will come back to the stables with another rider who preferred to ride in the afternoon. In this way the half day riders can share the same experiences and breath-taking landscapes with the riders who ride the whole day. On request, we organise also half-day tours returning to the stables at lunchtime. During a week long riding hoIiday, we usually reserve one day for other activities. You can make your own plans, visit Siena or Massa Marittima, have a day at the beach or book an additional day of horseback riding. Our guides coordinate the programme for the next day with all the guests in the evening at dinner time. If possible, please lelt us know by mail -firstname.lastname@example.org - how often you want to ride and how much experience you have. The availability of horses for riders of more than 90 kg/ 200 lb can be confirmed on request.
During a few lessons of horse riding in the ring, you will learn the basics of trail riding and find your balcance in the saddle. Quickly you will feel sure enough to participate in your first trail ride. Our first priority is that you are safe, have fun and feel the special and relaxed atmosphere of Maremma Tuscany on horseback.
Even the very young future riders have the opportunity to get familiar with our friendly horses. We organize pony rides also for children under the age of 6. The horse will be leaded by one of your guides and according to the ability of the young rider, she/he might also have the possibilty to steer the horse.
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