Montalcino Horseback Trekking
One-Day horseback riding tour in the Brunello terroir
A unique experience on the saddle to ride on the Brunello di Montalcino paths, discovering vineyards, castles and untouched forests of this terroir in a beautiful landscape of hills, olive grooves and backroads dotted of cypress trees.
Duration: 1 day, from 1 hour up to 6 hours on horseback according to your experience
Available: on request from March to October
Maximum number of participants: 4 (+4 on request)
Starting/End Point: Montalcino
Gaits: mainly walk
Distance: up to 27 km
Environment: dirt roads, paths into the forest, vineyards of Montalcino.
Food&Wine: traditional Tuscan food, tasting of Rosso and Brunello di Montalcino.
Highlights: Sant'Antimo Abbey, Argiano Castle, Banfi Castle, a Brunello di Montalcino winery, Poggio Civitella etruscan site...
We'll start our trekking in a very small hamlet of Montalcino in the south-west mountainside. Passing through the vineyards of the most famous wineries of Montalcino and a forest we'll reach Poggio Civitella, the ancient etruscan site, on the top of Montalcino hill.
Following on dirt roads we'll stop at an organic wine estate for a guided tour of the cellar led by the winemaker with tasting of Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino. We'll be introduced to the Montalcino terroir and winemaking basics.
Back on the saddle, in the afternoon, we'll reach the magnificent Sant'Antimo Abbey for a visit and, if in time, to listen to the monks' Gregorian chants. From here we'll take another path through forest to arrive at a location on the hilltop with a special view on the landscape and, while the horses rest, we will enjoy a light lunch in the nature with fresh vegetables and extra-virgin olive oil "pinzimonio", Tuscan cured meats and cheeses, homemade bread and cake.
In the afternoon we'll go down to the famous Sesta backroad in the south hillsideside of Montalcino to ride towards Sant'Angelo in Colle hamlet. After this beautiful village we will get back to the west side of the Brunello region and passing near Argiano and Banfi Castles we will gallop until our starting point.
- bilingual (Italian and English) equestrian tour guide
- purebred Maremma horse for rent
- light lunch in the nature
- guided winery tour with tastings of IGT Toscana, Rosso and Brunello di Montalcino
- 24/7 on-call assistance
- any tips
- any extra service to extend the holiday
- anything that is not included in the “Included” section
- Transfer from/to your accommodation
We believe that the deep soul of Montalcino, the Val d'Orcia and Tuscany South can be picked only through the intimacy and respect of the small group. This is why all our horseback riding trips are designed, created and optimized for small groups up to 4 people (up to 8 on request).
These tours include the rent of horses and an expert local guide (30 years on the saddle) who will be your precious companion during your trekking in Tuscany. To participate in our horseback excursions is reasonably necessary to be able to ride and practice all three gaits.
The horses which you will ride are purebred certified Maremma horses: elegance, reliability, quality are their characteristics. Maremma are also the type of riding proposed and harness.
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