A holiday at this fabulous location is ideal for those looking to get away from it all. You will be riding in a very unspoilt area of Italy, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, experiencing the companionship of other guests, your welcoming guide and the friendly and sure-footed horses. There are five trail riding and one centre based riding option to enjoy with varying levels of difficulty, including riding in valleys, fields, hills and mountains on lovely responsive horses, some of whom are homebred. This is a relaxed riding destination and although the terrain does not allow for galloping, able riders can enjoy lovely long canters and can test their ability on steep slopes and rocky trails.
If you are taking one of the trails then you will need to be reasonably fit, as the hours in the saddle are long, but you will be riding western style so you will be comfortable. You need to be able to mount and dismount unaided and to help groom and saddle your horse (you are shown how). Carmine is a very experienced guide whose knowledge of the area is second to none - he will show you wildlife and scenery beyond your imagination. He is a member of the FISE (Federation of Italian Equestrian Sports) and vice-president for the region of Molise. This destination sometimes provides opportunities to see wolves and bears, an unforgettable experience.
Accommodation on the trails varies from basic mountain lodges to hotels. You can be assured that at all these destinations you will be comfortable and very well fed (sometimes you can experience Carmine's delicious cooking - he used to be a chef!). The peace and tranquillity of this lovely destination must be experienced.
It is possible to book the Carpe Diem programme on dates when trails are not running. We can sometimes tailor make a package to suit you.
Both Sue and Holly have visited this destination (Sue has stayed at the farmhouse a few times and both have escorted a trail there). Either of the ladies would be more than happy to answer your questions and to share their enthusiasm for this wonderful place.