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
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
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.
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.
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