Tuscany Castle, Italy
Located one and a half hours from Rome, this splendid 17th century castle has been the property of the noble Caterini family for generations. The family has breathed new life into it by restoring the cottages and farmhouse once used by the farmers. Those keen on horse riding will be delighted with the certified equestrian centre as the quality of the horses, the trails and the English speaking staff will ensure that your stay here is memorable.
Current special offers:
The following offers are available on bookings confirmed with a deposit by 15th June 2015:
1) One free ayurveda back massage (20 - 30 mins) for every person who books a riding programme.
2) 10% discount on riding programmes booked for the period 13th June - 12th September.
3) 15% discount for weekly bookings of cottages for the period 13th June - 31st August.
Western Adventures in Tuscany, Italy
This is a welcoming, friendly destination which specialises in western riding in a beautiful Tuscan setting. There are riding programmes here to suit all levels of rider and even children, with a wide range of horses to ensure that everyone can feel safe but have fun at the same time. Based holidays, point to point trails and tuition courses are all available and guests are given a warm welcome with comfortable accommodation and delicious local cuisine.
Current special offers:
No single supplement or 10% discount for bookings of at least 2 people for a stay 6th - 13th June 2015.
A Taste of Sicily, Sicily
This is a small business run by Mark who is not Sicilian but has a great knowledge and love of this beautiful island. This one week package caters for riders who wish to enjoy exploring the beautiful Sicilian hills on horseback, combining their stay with some sightseeing and wining and dining at local restaurants. Riders are expected to be able to walk, trot and canter although the ride will be very much tailor made to suit your experience.
Sicilian Adventures, Sicily
This beautiful riding destination is based on the Italian island of Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and a haven for adventurous riders. The island features a fascinating variety of riding terrain, magnificent views (especially of the coastlines) not to mention a culture rich with history and incredible cuisine. It's the perfect place to ride in good weather before tucking into delicious, hearty fare amongst new friends. There is a longer warm weather season than other parts of Italy with spring starting early - in many areas the ground is carpeted with wild flowers as early as February. The warm weather means that horse riding is possible all year long and that riders can sunbathe and swim as late as November.
Current special offers:
EXPLORATORY TRAIL: Cefalu to Corleone, Sicily!
We have another special ride for you adventurers! This is an exploratory ride from 4 - 11 July, during which you will join our 'Sicilian Adventures' team to test out a new trail from Cefalu to Corleone, famous for its links with the mafia and as the birthplace for several of the characters in the world famous film The Godfather.
In keeping with the other trails on offer here (Cefalu to Etna, Coast to Coast and the Madonie Trail), this ride offers comfortable farmhouse accommodation and excellent Sicilian cuisine including local wine. You will ride through the Sican mountains across various different territories, exploring the beautiful landscapes of this special island from the back of a forward-going horse. Riders should be fit and able to ride long hours in the saddle over some challenging terrain, as well as having an easygoing nature (as this is an exploratory trail, you need to be prepared for things such as getting lost or delayed in finding the right path!).
The special price for this ride (hundreds of pounds cheaper than it will be eventually!) is just £850 per person in a shared double or twin room or £975 per person for a single room. Prices include 7 nights of accommodation, all meals, drinks with meals (inc. wine and/or beer with lunches and dinners) and 6 days of riding.
Country and Beach Getaway, Sardinia
This peaceful country hotel is set by the Monte Ferru mountain, surrounded by quiet countryside and woodlands, and not far from the impressive coastline. Guests here can choose to have lessons, rides out from the stables or can take part in their special trail programme which leads you from the hotel to the sea, a distance of about 150km over five days. In order to offer beach riding to guests who would prefer not to do the full trail programme, there is now a secondary set of stables right next to the coast.