Horse Riding Holidays in Italy

Experience the incredible biodiversity of Sicily on this unforgettable 8-day horse riding holiday. 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. The volcano is the largest and most active one in Europe and riding on its volcanic rocks and black sand is a magical experience.


Wild Sicily – Madonie to Etna

8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding

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

Sicily is an outstanding destination for a horse riding holiday. Each day brings on something new and exciting. The ride will take you across the Madonie Mountains with ancient rocky outcrops, through the woods of the Nebrodi Mountains and finishes on the black craters of Mt Etna, riding through its gigantic old lava flows caused by its past eruptions. This challenging riding holiday features long days in the saddle, riding through historic Sicilian towns, navigating your horse through some demanding terrain and enjoying long trots and canters along the way.

Get pampered by the Sicilian hospitality

Your guide is an expert of Sicilian history, culture and nature and he will do his absolute best to make sure you’ll have the horse riding holiday you’ve always dreamed of. His 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 Sicilian specialities. Dinner is plentiful and will be served onsite at your accommodation or at a nearby restaurant.