4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

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  • Location: Siena, Italy
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
Saddle up for a horseback adventure through the beautiful Tuscan hills, woods and villages! This 3-hour tour from Siena includes round-trip transport from the city to the countryside, plus a ride through Tuscany – following the ancient pilgrimage trails of the Via Francigena – with an expert local guide. Aimed at novice-to-intermediate-level riders, the ride goes at a leisurely pace, taking in stunning scenery that you might not otherwise have the opportunity to see.

Highlights

  • 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

Tuscan Hills Horseback Riding Tour from Siena

Enjoy your tour in the landscape of Tuscany!

Leave your central Siena hotel and travel by minibus into the heart of the Tuscan countryside. As you travel, gaze out of the window and watch the landscape change from city streets to countryside, admiring the verdant green hills and woods of Tuscany.

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

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.

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