Horse Riding Holidays in Italy
Experience the incredible biodiversity of Italy on these unforgettable week-long horse riding holidays. Discover the greenest and most rugged parts of the island on the Wild Sicily – Madonie to Etna trail which will take you through the wildest parts of Sicily. The endless views and ever-changing scenery will take your breath away as you make your way towards the magnificent Mt Etna. Or book onto our Etruscan trail in Tuscany for a true Western experience, riding through woodlands and vineyards, following the banks of the river Fiori and swimming in lakes and rivers along the way.
This residential week offers guests the opportunity to discover one of the most beautiful and unspoilt parts of Sicily from the comfort of your host’s country house on the north coast, within the Madonie Natural Park. Guests will enjoy beautiful and varied riding, including visits to a local vineyard, nearby villages, the breathtaking north coast, and a taste of the high Madonie Mountains, not to mention delicious meals prepared using local produce and a true insight into Sicilian rural life.
Coast to Coast
A fantastic adventure which allows you to cross Sicily on horseback, from the north to the south coast. This trail offers unparalleled immersion in Sicily’s complex history and agricultural heritage, its magic and its legends.
Tuscany Short Break
Head to this 17th century castle and indulge in riding, spa treatments and wine tasting on this short break in Tuscany. Explore the charm of this region, crossing vast, unspoiled territory, dotted with lakes, traditional villages, palaces and vineyards.The castle offers the perfect location for exploring the south of Tuscany, nestled inbetween the neighbouring historic towns of Orvieto, Sorano, Pitigliano and Bolsena.
This riding holiday in Tuscany will give you the opportunity to explore the charm of this region, crossing vast, unspoiled territory without restrictions. Riding through beautiful nature, lakes, villages, castles, palaces and archeological sites, your guides will lead you along old trails used by the “Brigands” (outlaws) to escape from the law 200 years ago.
The castle offers a perfect location for an authentic country holiday in the south of Tuscany, where you can explore neighbouring historic towns of Orvieto, Sorano, Pitigliano and Bolsena.
Short on time? Take a look at the Tuscany Short Break.
Etruscan Trail Tuscany
Ride the ancient Etruscan pathways and discover this little visited corner of Southern Tuscany. Canter across breath-taking mountain pastures, follow the banks of the river Fiora and find your way through the area’s mysterious sunken roads cut deep into the rock over 2,000 years ago.
Wild Sicily – Madonie to Etna
Experience this epic trail which crosses the greenest and wildest parts of Sicily, setting off from the eastern Madonie Mountains and crossing the wooded Nebrodi Mountains to arrive at Mount Etna, one of the world’s most active volcanoes.
A challenging trail
Italy is an unparalleled destination for a horse riding holiday. Whether you want spectacular nature, panoramic views, Western riding or riding on the black craters of Mt Etna we will have a horse riding holiday to suit you. All our riding holidays feature full days in the saddle, excellent local food, navigating your horse through stunning scenery and enjoying some canters along the way.
Get pampered by the Italian hospitality
Your guides are experts on Italian history, culture and nature and will do their absolute best to make sure you have the horse riding holiday you’ve always dreamed of. Horses are well-mannered and a pleasure to ride. The accommodation during the trail will be in local Agriturismi, B&Bs and good quality hotels. Every day starts with a light breakfast before starting your riding journey. The support vehicle will provide a lovely, fresh picnic lunch of local produce and Italian specialities. Dinner is plentiful with multiple courses and will be served onsite at your accommodation or at a nearby restaurant.