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  • Location:Florence, Italy
  • Duration:5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Horse Riding in Chianti Day Trip from Florence

Treat yourself to a winemaking tour and horseback riding in Tuscany on this 6-hour experience from Florence. Led by an expert guide, ride through Tuscany’s Chianti wine region by horseback, admiring the scenic landscape of vineyards and olive trees as you go. Stop to visit a local wine cellar and hear about the region’s winemaking tradition. Afterward, sit down to a flavorful meal of Tuscan dishes, complemented by smooth Chianti wines. Numbers are limited to six people to keep the experience as intimate as possible.

Highlights

  • 6-hour horse riding day trip in Chianti, from Florence
  • Explore the Chianti countryside on horseback with your guide
  • Discover ancient olive groves and vineyards in rural Tuscany
  • Visit a local winery’s cellars with your guide and learn of the Chianti region’s winemaking traditions and processes
  • Sit down to a delicious lunch or dinner of regional specialities
  • Sample fine Chianti wines during a wine-tasting session
  • Tour includes round-trip travel from central Florence

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What You Can Expect

Horse Riding in Chianti Day Trip from Florence

Explore the beautiful Chianti region by horseback during your day trip from Florence

Your tour will begin in central Florence, where you’ll meet up with your guide and hop aboard a minivan set out for the hillside. Watch the scenery out of the windows switch from bustling city life to dense forests, vineyards and olive groves.

Arrive at the stables after 45 minutes and get acquainted with your horse with a safety and orientation session. No previous riding experience is necessary for this tour, and riders of all skill levels are welcome.

Strap on your provided riding hat and head out into the open fields of the Chianti countryside with your guide. Take in the fresh air and stunning landscape as you gallop through open fields and forested trails.

After an hour, return to the minivan to travel to a local winery, where you’ll enjoy a tour of the cellars. Learn about Chianti region's unique winemaking tradition and the process of production.

Then head to a stunning Italian villa, wrapped in cypress and olive trees, where the cellars of a boutique winery sit. Settle down for a traditional Tuscan lunch of specialties like salami, bruschetta, prosciutto and Pecorino cheese, complemented by fine Chianti wine. Hear about the characteristics of each blend while you sip, eat and relax.

Your wine tour and horseback riding experience will conclude with drop-off back in central Florence.

Itinerary

Please note: This tour is suitable for anyone aged 14 and above, even with no riding experience.

Customer Reviews

Tiffany T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Tour guide was awesome and the activities were so much fun! Probably one of my favorite days in Italy. Definitely recommend this tour!

Johannes E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

What an amazing day, the staff were excellent in particular Christian our driver who was attentive and a great host.
If you do go on this tour try to go on a Saturday. Then you get to visit Misha's farm. I really think that the tour operator should have a new tour an afternoon with Misha. I know that I would sign up in an instant!

James U

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

great tour good horses, nice guide and great lunch good value for money

Mark United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Detox from the crowds and hustle and bustle. If you have ridden horses in Mexico, this will stun you with the difference. The horses are beautiful and clean. They know where to go and what to do. Just relax and enjoy the scenery. Olive trees and vineyards make for a postcard ride. Enjoy the ride. Not for children. Great winery tour and lunch. DO this last on your Florence trip as a reward to yourselves. Oh and remember that Max the dog is really in charge.

Belinda N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We had the most amazing time! Our guide Francesco was excellent - so knowledgeable and happy to answer questions and help. We virtually had a private tour because there was only the two of us. We would use this tour company again if we were in Florence.

Laine Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

By far one of the highlights of my trip to Italy. This was a great experience and lots of fun.

Rohan R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was an amazing experience. There was a little bit of delay right at the beginning but I guess that was also because of the group. The horse riding was a very lovely experience and it was enjoyable by the whole group. The wine tasting was also good but we would have liked a few more varieties to try out. The dinner was very good but maybe a few more varieties would be better appreciated.

Lynn G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was a great trip.our guide,Franchesco, spoke great English and was very knowledgeable about the region. I am glad we sat in the front seat because the van was not equipped with a microphone or speakers and the people in the back seat had a harder time hearing what he was saying.

sara s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

the tour was very enjoyable. We had an excellent guide, the horseback riding was fun, the winery tasting was good and the lunch was delicious.

irene l

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

our guide was fantastic. Debbie her name was. informative and fun. our horses were great and well behaved. the dinner at the winery was excellent.and our guide was very knowledgeable, I forgot his name but he was funny and friendly. the whole day was well woth it. I would've like a bit more time for dinner so we could've had time to digest and enjoy a little more relaxation before we went back, but it was great none the less.

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