Etruscan Trail Tuscany
Italy ( Best airport: Rome Ciampino / Rome Fiumicino)
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.
Level of Riding and Fitness
The Etruscan trail is suitable for intermediate riders upwards. All participants should be comfortable at all paces and happy to ride over all kinds of terrain including river crossings. A good level of fitness is required as you’ll be spending 5-6 hours in the saddle each day. There is a strict minimum age limit of 14 years and the weight limit is 100kg.
Guides and Group Size
Our partners in Italy have more than 30 years of experience in organising riding holidays. Your guides are very knowledgeable about the horses, local culture and history and make sure you are well looked after for the whole duration of your holiday.
There are a maximum of 8 riders in a group.
Tack and Riding Equipment
The tack used on the trail is Western style. The saddles have a large and comfortable seat which ensures an enjoyable experience during the long riding days. Saddle bags are provided so you can carry daily essentials while riding.
Accommodation and Dining
During the holiday you will stay in traditional countryside guesthouses. The accommodation is carefully chosen for comfort, tasty local food and suitability to accommodate your horse for the night. Your luggage is transported by a support vehicle between overnight stops.
The food is a real highlight of any trip to Tuscany and you can expect to eat extremely well on this trip. Lunches are provided picnic-style while out on the trail while dinners are lively affairs which include a series of appetizers, two first courses, a second course and three side dishes, fruit and dessert. All food is local, seasonal and sustainable with many ingredients coming from your hosts’ organic farm.
Special dietary requirements and allergies can be catered for with advance notice.
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Etruscan Trail Tuscany
8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
One person: €260pp return
Two people: €220pp return
Three people: €180pp return
Four people: €150pp return
Train station transfers
€40 return per person
The rides are confirmed with 3 riders.
Flights & Airport transfers
The closest airports are Rome Ciampino and Rome Fiumicino.
Please don’t book your flights until you receive the ‘Booking confirmation’ email from saddletravel.com. Please plan your flights to Rome as follows:
Flights to Rome Ciampino:
Arrive by 2pm on the first day of your holiday.
Departure any time after 3pm on the last day of your holiday.
Flights to Rome Fiumicino:
Arrive by 3pm on the first day of your holiday.
Departure any time after 2pm on the last day of your holiday.
Transfers from Rome Ciampino:
Pick up on the first day of your holiday at 3pm.
Drop off on the last day of your holiday at approx. 1pm.
Transfers from Rome Fiumicino:
Pick up on the first day of your holiday at 4pm.
Drop off on the last day of your holiday at 12pm (midday).
Transfers from Chiusi-Chianciano Terme Station
Pick up on the first day of your holiday between 5.30-6.30pm.
Drop off on the last day of your holiday between 9-10am
- 6 full days of riding
- Trail riding horse, tack and saddle bags
- Accommodation based on shared twin or double rooms
- Evening meals
- Services of a guide
- Airport transfers
- Alcoholic drinks