- 1.5-hour horseback riding tour through Tuscan hills and villages
- Ride a horse that is suited to your ability and confidence
- Follow your guide along horseback-riding trails used by ancient pilgrims walking the Via Francigena
- Ride through open countryside, woods and pretty Tuscan villages
- Round-trip transport from Siena to the Tuscan countryside by air-conditioned minibus
What You Can Expect
When you reach the stables, your guide will give you a quick safety briefing and show you how to put on your riding hat, before helping you into the saddle for a quick practice session around the riding arena. Every effort will be made to ensure that you’re well matched to your horse, with novice riders given the gentlest ones.
Setting off at a leisurely pace, follow your guide on horseback along secluded roads and then along the woods trails that zigzag through the countryside and pretty Tuscan villages. The trails were once used by ancient pilgrims following the Via Francigena – a route that is said to have once linked Rome to Canterbury in England.
Admire the scenery, seeing it change from a patchwork quilt-style landscape of emerald fields to one of sun-bleached streets lined with terracotta-colored houses, as you ride between countryside and village. Your guide’s expert knowledge of the local terrain means that you’ll be taken on the best routes to suit your ability.
While this riding tour is aimed at novice- to intermediate-level riders, should you be more advanced, your guide will give you the opportunity to trot or canter through stretches of the countryside. After roughly 1.5 hour of riding, return to the stables and help the groom unsaddle your horse. Then, board your minibus and return to your Siena hotel where your tour finishes.
So very good
could not have been better; it was the highlight of my whole trip, delightful people
This was awesome! Sabrina - the wife of the guy who owns the ranch picked me up. she was the sweetest lady. I got to walk around before the tour started. Our guide was pretty funny and the countryside is beautiful! They even gave us wine from the vineyards we went through once we were back. amazing!
This tour was quite simply, AWESOME! Such a great guide, friendly atmosphere and well trained horses. Thank you so much, for such an amazing afternoon.
great day out got the tour to myself as it was a sunday
Outstanding experience. We were picked up at the siena train station and driven to the family stables for the ride. Horses were very sweet and gentle, the tour guide was very pleasant and nice. The scenery was spectacular with rolling hills and a view of the chianti harvest region. This trip was well worth the price and we would highly recommend it. This is not a fly by night operation, but a real family run business..
We really loved the tour-it was run very efficiently and safely! The sights and trails were beautiful! Our trail guide pointed out various highlights during the trip.
This tour was quite nice. Lovely views of the countryside. Well behaved horses. Friendly owner. Very pleasant way to spend a morning.
Beautiful scenery and a relaxing way to enjoy the countryside. Staff were helpful and friendly. No previous riding experience required
The tour itself was fantastic! My guide was excellent, and everyone at the stables was very helpful and friendly.
The only negative of the whole experience was that my ride was 30 minutes late picking me up.