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Weekend on horseback in Lessinia

A fantastic experience that will allow you to live a true adventure in the boundless Lessinia Regional Nature Park, in complete harmony with nature.
Two intense days on horseback will allow us to admire malghe (shepherd's huts), Great War trenches and pastures as far as the eye can see.
Not only vast territories, but also passages through splendid forests of centuries-old trees, traversing white roads that become increasingly narrow and that sometimes will invite us to make some passages on foot.
Characteristic is the crossing of typical mountain and mid-mountain villages, which will accompany us and will also invite us to stop, sometimes in an excellent trattoria, sometimes in a gracious refuge, tasting excellent local products.

Lessinia on horseback

A unique experience that will allow you to discover the wonderful territory of the Lessini Mountains, between the provinces of Verona and Trento. Immersed in the Lessinia Regional Nature Park. Bordered to the north by the Ronchi Valley and the Carega Group, to the east by the Leogra Valley, to the south by the Adige River and the upper Veronese plain, and to the west by the Lagarina Valley. Its peaks reach an altitude of between 1,500 and 1,800 metres above sea level. This is a territory that has seen the presence of man since the earliest times, who could easily find flint here and take refuge in the many caves and shelters.

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Weekend on horseback in Lessinia

Accommodation

The night will be spent in a bivouac set up with tents at a base camp provided.
There will be no dedicated toilets, spirit of adaptation is a key element of this true adventure

Horses and Riders

  • Group size: max. 5
  • Difficulty: medium
  • Equestrian experience required: confident and trained rider
  • Horses: all trained in western riding and particularly suitable for trekking
  • Overnight stay and breakfast in an alpine hut (rooms of 2 or 4) single supplement
  • Luggage will be carried from the support car to the bivouac
  • The Guides: during the trekking you will be accompanied by an expert guide.

Itinerary and Ground

  • Terrain: pastures, paths, woods, country roads and dirt roads. Short asphalt stretches.
  • Stages: normally the total duration of a day's riding does not exceed 6 hours per day.
  • Prevalent gaits: stride, where and if possible trot and gallop.

General Program Outline
Day 1 - Meeting on Saturday morning at 8.30 a.m.
Loading of luggage, which will be taken from the support car to the hut where we will spend the night.
Departure in the saddle for about 6/7h riding through small villages, woods and vast pastures.
Lunch will be in an excellent local tavern before departing for the evening destination.
We will spend the night in a very nice and comfortable renovated malga, in a double or quadruple room with dinner on the premises.

Day 2 - After breakfast, we set off again on Sunday morning, take a beautiful high-altitude ride and in the afternoon, after lunch at a high-altitude hut, we take the horses to a staging point just below the plateau, where we take them back to the stable with the trailers.
During both days, we will make several stops during the trek that will allow us to taste unique flavours and admire beautiful landscapes, while listening to stories full of history

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

  • 2 days / 1 night ( possibility to add 1 night before or after B&B Le Corone )
  • Overnight stay and breakfast in Malga ( rooms of 2 or 4 ) single supplement
  • 2 day trekking ( 6/7 hours in the saddle )

Your Fee does not include

  • Transfer and personal travel insurance;
  • Lunch on first day, lunch on second day ( Sunday );
  • Possible night before departure.

Weekend on horseback in Lessinia

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