On horseback in the Etruscan lands

The ideal experience for those approaching the world of horse riding holidays for the first time.
The first three days you will ride two hours and you will move to daisy-chain through the valleys and woods surrounding the farm, followed by three days of travel. In the three days of real horse trekking, you will stop at the farmhouse together with your horses at the end of the travel day. You will discover the ancient Etruscan civilization that left an incredible legacy: travel along Vie Cave, i.e. hollow streets and necropolis dug into the tuff and pass through the hidden Etruscan gems of Sovana, Pitigliano and Sorano.

Maremma on horseback

Rich in history, tradition and culture, Maremma is a unique and wonderful land between Tuscany and Lazio. On horseback you will cross mountain pastures, canyons dug by the rivers into the tuff, spectacular volcanic forests, Etruscan necropolis and stunning medieval villages. You will amaze at the wild Fiora valley and the lush Lamone forest.

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On horseback in the Etruscan lands


Lodging has been selected for its uniqueness, food quality, comfort and for its ideal conditions for housing the horses.
The rooms are double, there is availability of single rooms with extra charge.

At the Agriturismo (B&B farmstead) that will host the horses for the first 3 days you will find:

  • Reception
  • Office
  • Café
  • Shared living room with fireplace
  • Free Wi-Fi, Internet point
  • Educational room
  • Massage room
  • Meeting room

Horses and Riders

  • Number of participants: min. 4, max. 8
  • Level: medium
  • Horse riding experience required: confident rider
  • Horses: all trained in western riding and particularly suited to travel
  • Picnic: prepared in the morning and carried by the van
  • Dinner: at the farmhouses where you will overnight. Particular attention is paid to food and wine tradition
  • Van: the support car carries your luggage and is used for some transfers
  • Guides: during the trekking you will be guided by a knowledgeable and qualified horseback rider

The horses are trained with the Natural Western method and will amaze you with their tameness, trust and spirit of collaboration.
The horses are first taught to trust people and then to perform all the movements necessary in the countryside: walk, jog, trot, canter, gallop, back, side, gallop changes, transitions, jumping, ford crossing. Throughout the training period, the horse works hard in the country, learning while having fun and enriching its wealth of experience.

Itinerary and Ground

  • Terrain: pastures, paths, country roads and dirt roads. Short stretches on asphalt
  • Height above sea level: from 850 m.a.s.l. to 350 m.a.s.l.
  • Legs of the journey: normally, the total time on horseback does not exceed 5 hours per day
  • Main gaits: step and trot, gallop where possible
  • Main difficulties: Vie Cave dug into the tuff and fords

General Program Outline
Day 1 - Arrival over the day and accommodation in a farmhouse.
Day 2 - Two-hour horseback ride to get confidence. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 3 - Two-hour horseback ride to discover the woods and hills surrounding the farm.
Day 4 - Two-hour horseback ride and horses assignment for the trek.
Days 5 to 7 - Journey to discover the Città del Tufo Archeological Park, the route may vary depending on weather conditions or exceptional events.
For example, it is advisable to ride along the rivers in the warmer seasons so that the horses never run out of water. In any case, the itinerary will take you along the Vie Cave Etrusche, to admire the monumental tombs dug into the rock and to discover a still uncontaminated nature. Wednesday and Thursday night dinner and overnight stay in farmhouses along the route. In the evening of the seventh day you are expected to go back to the starting point in time for dinner.Day 8 - Breakfast and departure.

Travel Tips

Clothing: it should be comfortable and above all not brand new (especially footwear) as new clothes may often hold unpleasant surprises. Please wear comfortable shoes, even for walking, but with rigid soles to allow a good contact of the foot with the stirrup. Avoid boots with smooth soles and too tight clothes. Pants should be comfortable and hard-wearing.
Remember to bring a raincoat, a hat for the sun and a bathing suit with you. It is also important to keep in mind that even in the hottest periods, a sweater may be necessary for the evening. The luggage should not be bulky because the space on the van is limited, so avoid hard suitcases.

Pharmacy Kit: Your horse guides carry commonly used medicines and a first aid kit. Any health problems that require special medications must be reported before departure. Allergy sufferers must bring their usual medications, as well as travelers who are allergic to commonly used medications.

Your Fee includes

  • 8 days / 7 nights
  • Overnight stay in a farmhouse / in double rooms
  • Price per person in double room, full board (low season)
  • Picnic and Tuscan cuisine
  • 3 two-hour horseback rides
  • 3 days horse trekking (about 5 hours in the saddle per day)

Your Fee does not include

Transfer and personal travel insurance
Drinks and beverages outside mealtime and entrance fees

On horseback in the Etruscan lands