Sitting in the hills of the famous Chianti region of Tuscany, this long-established riding centre offers riding and sightseeing holidays based out of their charming farmhouse accommodation. The house lies in the middle of an organic olive farm and gives magnificent views over the valley and its peaceful horse paddocks. The tours are designed to combine the best local sites including castles, churches, vineyards and Medieval villages, plus the chance to experience delicious and authentic Tuscan cuisine and locally produced Chianti wine. There are holiday programmes mixing riding with sightseeing for those who'd love to explore Florence, Siena or Arezzo, or you can taste local wines, olive oils and cheeses. This is also a beautiful region for walking and cycling or you can take a cooking class and learn some tips to take home.
These riding holidays take you on trails through vineyards, olive groves and woodlands and there are places to trot and canter along the way, although this is not fast riding country. There is so much to see from the saddle and your hosts are happy to share their local knowledge with you. The longer tours include a free day for exploring and you will be taken to the local station to fit with your plans and picked up again before dinner.