Wild Sicily – Madonie to Etna
8 Days | £1630pp
Italy ( Best airport: Catania )
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.
Level of Riding and Fitness
This trail is suitable for intermediate and experienced riders. All participants should be confident and comfortable at all three paces riding over varied and rough terrain and they should have experience in hacking out in the open. Good level of fitness is required as there may be long trots and gallops along the way, riding between 6 and 8 hours each day.
Weight limit: 90kg / 14 stone
Guides and Group Size
You will be guided by Alex who is a true expert of Sicilian culture, history, biodiversity and natural wonders. He has guided trails through the island for more than ten years and will guide you safely through the most remote parts of Sicily.
Maximum number of riders in a group is 10.
Tack and Riding Equipment
The saddles used are light weight and English style with a sheepskin cover to add some extra comfort. Bridles are special trail riding bridles. Small saddlebags are provided for items such as water bottles, sun cream and extra layers.
Guests are not required to groom and tack up the horses.
Accommodation and Dining
Accommodation during the trail will be in Agriturismi, B&B or good quality hotels.
All meals are included from dinner on the day of arrival to breakfast on the day of departure. Evening meals consist of authentic Sicilian cuisine prepared with local produce. A typical evening meal will include a variety of starters, a pasta course, a meat/main course, dessert, wine, water and a digestif. Picnic lunches are provided by support vehicle and include fresh bread, salads, cheeses, olives, charcuterie, Sicilian specialities, wine or other drinks on request, coffee or tea.
Special diets and allergies can be catered for with advance notice.
Luggage will be transferred by car between the overnight stops.
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Wild Sicily – Madonie to Etna
8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
£1630 shared accommodation
£1855 single occupancy
Do not book flights until you have received the Booking confirmation email from saddletravel.com.
Please plan your flights to/from Catania as follows:
Arrival on Day 1 between 12pm (midday) and 5pm.
Departure on Day 8 between 11am and 4pm.
- 6 full days of riding
- Shared accommodation
- Picnic lunches provided by the support vehicle
- Evening meals
- Drinks during meals
- Airport transfers to the nearest airport
- All arrangements for duration of holiday
- Services of guide
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Why not combine your holiday abroad with a 2-day trail in Wales!
When riding the saddletravel.com exclusive Wild Sicily trail on 5th September 2020, we offer a special 2-day trail with Freerein Riding Holidays in Wales on 18th July 2020, guided by Annina Väätäinen. A great opportunity to meet your like-minded fellow riders prior to travelling to Sicily to ride the Wild Sicily trail together. Annina will also accompany the group on their trail in Sicily.Riding with the Trail Expert: Annina