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Horse riding holidays in Tuscany
Horseback riding in Maremma Toscana Italy

Riding holidays in an untouched region of Tuscany

  • Horse riding holidays for beginner riders: Discovery Week
  • Satellite Rides for experienced riders who want enough time to pursue other interests
  • Trail Rides for experienced trail riders who want to ride full-day for a week

Satellite and trail rides for experienced riders

Discover the beauty of Maremma Toscana on the back of one of our friendly and sturdy horses. Does a horseback riding holiday in Tuscany to you mean being in the saddle for a half or whole day? Or do you prefer to ride a whole week long from one place to the next?

Satellite rides are a half-day ride from the Prategiano. If you decide to go on a full-day ride, you simply return to the stable with your horse in the evening. If a two- or three-hour ride is good enough, then after the midday picnic you can change your horse for a seat in the bus that will drive you back to the hotel. Your horse will in turn be given to someone who has chosen to take part in the afternoon portion of the ride back to the hotel.

The two 5-day trails are for destinations farther afield. Unlike the satellite rides, the horses will stay overnight where you arrive in the evening that day, while you will return to the familiar peace of the Rifugio Prategiano. Please prepare to arrive in time for these scheduled trail rides! If there are no planned trail rides that week, different satellite rides are offered, from Sunday to Friday.

Satellite Rides

LAGONI: Discover the hot springs and sulphur vapours that gush out of the ground and mark the Cecina valley. Our horses are used to the hissing sound of the geysers, so you can quietly study from horseback how geothermal energy is used.

MINES OF GERFALCO: A wild romantic path leads to the former silver mines, from where there is a wonderful view to the sea and over Maremma Tuscany. The afternoon ride takes us through the small medieval alleys of the village of Gerfalco.

GALLERAIE: The ride to the springs of the Cecina and along the river leads us to the hotel Galleraie, where we visit ruins of antique baths from the time of the Etruscans. In the afternoon you have an endless view over the provinces of Grosseto and Siena.

PRATA: Old trade and animal paths cross through these native forests. In this area of Alta Maremma Toscana one often meets wild animals such as fox, deer, wild boar or porcupines. A full-course picnic awaits us near the mining village of Prata.

CHIUSDINO: This day ride will take you from the wild Maremma Tuscany riding through the typical agrarian country of the Sienese hilly landscape. While wandering through the village of Chiusdino, enjoy the picturesque view of the Merse valley.

RIVER MERSE: Ride through the crystal waters of the Merse River, experience how nature has recaptured former agricultural land through the years. On warm days the high point of the riders' week is a swim for riders and horses in the river. After the picnic we have the possibiliy to visit the abbey ruins of San Galgano. Feel the mystical atmosphere around the standing remains of the Romanesque chapel, making this one of the most interesting visits in Toscana.

Discovery Week

Not sure whether "happiness is being on horse-back"? Then why not give it a try? With experienced help you will become comfortable in the important fundamentals. As soon as you are comfortable and confident to step out of the ring, you are ready for your first trip out. The ideal combination of lessons and outings is individually structured.

Would you like to receive further information or do you want to book a room in our hotel? Please write ( or call us (0039 0566 997700) ! We will be glad to help you.

 Hotel Prategiano

 Maremma Toscana
 Loc. Prategiano 45
 58026 Montieri
 Tuscany, Italy

 Tel.: +39 0566 997700
 or: +39 337709022
 Fax: +39 0566 997891
 skype: prategiano

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