Tuscany, Italy - Horse Riding Holidays and Safaris

Tuscany, Italy

3-6 NightsBeginner to AdvancedFrom €2,125 EUR?Tour costs €2,125 EUR which is approximately $3,466 AUD

Buckle up, globetrotters: we’re about to fulfill every mouth-watering, sun-soaked, romantic cliché that the word ‘Tuscany’ conjures up!

Buckle up, globetrotters: we’re about to fulfill every mouth-watering, sun-soaked, romantic cliché that the word ‘Tuscany’ conjures up! Guides and hosts, Gio and Patrick, have created a five star getaway with history, scenery, food, wine and hospitality that rival even their horses for dreaminess.

If you’re coming for the riding, you can’t go past the week-long Tuscan Trail, where you’ll set out on long rides to beaches, ancient villages, vineyards, forests and a heaven-sent thermal lake. Like a fine wine, the itinerary is well-rounded, with an oh-so-satisfying blend of thrilling, varied riding, technical terrain, spectacular views, sightseeing, siestas and scrumptious feasts. Does it count as an adventure when the vino is this good, and you’re drinking it from a crystal glass? We say YES!

If you’re a beginner rider, or perhaps eager to balance saddle time with off-the-horse pleasures, then the Tuscan Escape is for you. Four nights and five lazy days to spend however you please: half-day rides to and from the estate, swimming, tennis, yoga, massage, reading, napping, gawping in disbelief at your dreamy surrounds… not to mention visiting some of the fabulous local attractions at your doorstep.

And if you happen to be in Italy in the summer months and can coincide your travels with the full moon, then our leisurely Full Moon Trail is available to you!

If you’re keen for a glorious ride, in glorious company, astride a phenomenal trail horse in heavenly surrounds, then let yourself sink back into the warm embrace of bella Toscana. You deserve it!

Fast Facts

  • Horse Breed:Mostly Quarter Horses, Paints, Appaloosas and Criollos, all surefooted, versatile and perfect for trail riding.
  • Pace:The pace varies from a walk right through to a canter depending on the terrain.
  • Weight Limit:A maximum of 90kg/198lbs. *If you are above this weight limit, please contact us for a further assessment.
  • Type of tack:Super comfortable, Italian-made Western saddles and a mixture of snaffle and shank bit bridles, all tailored to the individual horses.
  • Seasons:February to October
  • Group size:A minimum of 2 and a maximum of 7 riders for the Tuscan Escape and Tuscan Trail itineraries. A maximum of 6 riders for the Full Moon Trail.
  • Time in Saddle:Tuscan Escape: From 1 to 6 hours per day.
    Tuscan Trail: From 1 to 7 hours per day.
    Full Moon Trail: From 1.5 to 6 hours per day.
  • Riding Ability:Tuscan Escape: Beginner to advanced.
    Tuscan Trail: Intermediate to advanced.
    Full Moon Trail: Intermediate to advanced.
     Not sure what your riding ability is? Watch THIS video to find out.
  • Accommodation:Three stylish, tasteful and luxurious apartments occupying a glorious traditional old Tuscan farmhouse. There is one three-bed, one two-bed, and one single bedroom apartment, all equally charming, and all studded with sumptuous furnishings and exceptional artwork. The apartments have their own kitchens, laundry facilities and rain showers, plus WiFi, a swimming pool, and a garden terrace for outside cocktails and entertaining. All of the beds are king sized, so please note twin share is not an option - if you share a room, you’ll share a bed!
  • Ride Length:Tuscan Trail: 7 days, 6 nights (6 riding days). Tuscan Escape (for 2025): 5 days, 4 nights (4 riding days). Full Moon Trail (for 2025): 4 days, 3 nights (3 riding days)
  • Inclusions:

    The price includes all riding activities outlined in the itinerary; accommodation; all meals (from first day dinner through to last day breakfast); alcoholic beverages (within reason); housekeeping mid-week; use of tennis courts, swimming pool, and all facilities at the farmstead; national park fees; internal transfers within the itinerary (except for the Full Moon Trail where logistical support is not provided).

  • Exclusions:

    The price does not include international or regional flights; travel insurance (compulsory); and transfers to/from the ride. For the Full Moon Trail, logistical support is not provided, and with almost every meal located off-site, each guest most have a hire car as their own means of transportation.

 

DEPARTURE DATES & RATES

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The Tuscan Trail

September 23 to 29, 2024

7 days, 6 nights (6 riding days)

SOLD OUT!
From: €2,995 EUR ?Tour costs €2,995 EUR which is approximately $4,885 AUD - Single Rider?Happy to pay a booking supplement for own roomWaitlist Me!You'll be notified if a spot becomes available on any of the listed departure dates.
From: €2,290 EUR ?Tour costs €2,290 EUR which is approximately $3,735 AUD - Couple Share?A suitable option for couples or friends who are willing to share a bedWaitlist Me!You'll be notified if a spot becomes available on any of the listed departure dates.
From: €1,480 EUR ?Tour costs €1,480 EUR which is approximately $2,414 AUD - Non Rider?To twin-share with a riding guestWaitlist Me!You'll be notified if a spot becomes available on any of the listed departure dates.

The Tuscan Escape

October 7 to 10, 2024

4 days, 3 nights (3 riding days)

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From: €1,750 EUR ?Tour costs €1,750 EUR which is approximately $2,855 AUD - Single Rider?Happy to pay a booking supplement for own roomWaitlist Me!You'll be notified if a spot becomes available on any of the listed departure dates.
From: €1,265 EUR ?Tour costs €1,265 EUR which is approximately $2,064 AUD - Couple Share?A suitable option for couples or friends who are willing to share a bedWaitlist Me!You'll be notified if a spot becomes available on any of the listed departure dates.
From: €875 EUR ?Tour costs €875 EUR which is approximately $1,428 AUD - Non Rider?To twin-share with a riding guestWaitlist Me!You'll be notified if a spot becomes available on any of the listed departure dates.

The Tuscan Trail

October 21 to 27, 2024

7 days, 6 nights (6 riding days)

SOLD OUT!
From: €2,995 EUR ?Tour costs €2,995 EUR which is approximately $4,885 AUD - Single Rider?Happy to pay a booking supplement for own roomWaitlist Me!You'll be notified if a spot becomes available on any of the listed departure dates.
From: €2,290 EUR ?Tour costs €2,290 EUR which is approximately $3,735 AUD - Couple Share?A suitable option for couples or friends who are willing to share a bedWaitlist Me!You'll be notified if a spot becomes available on any of the listed departure dates.
From: €1,480 EUR ?Tour costs €1,480 EUR which is approximately $2,414 AUD - Non Rider?To twin-share with a riding guestWaitlist Me!You'll be notified if a spot becomes available on any of the listed departure dates.

The Tuscan Escape

November 4 to 7, 2024

4 days, 3 nights (3 riding days)

SOLD OUT!
From: €1,750 EUR ?Tour costs €1,750 EUR which is approximately $2,855 AUD - Single Rider?Happy to pay a booking supplement for own roomWaitlist Me!You'll be notified if a spot becomes available on any of the listed departure dates.
From: €1,265 EUR ?Tour costs €1,265 EUR which is approximately $2,064 AUD - Couple Share?A suitable option for couples or friends who are willing to share a bedWaitlist Me!You'll be notified if a spot becomes available on any of the listed departure dates.
From: €875 EUR ?Tour costs €875 EUR which is approximately $1,428 AUD - Non Rider?To twin-share with a riding guestWaitlist Me!You'll be notified if a spot becomes available on any of the listed departure dates.

The Tuscan Trail

November 18 to 24, 2024

7 days, 6 nights (6 riding days)

SOLD OUT!
From: €2,995 EUR ?Tour costs €2,995 EUR which is approximately $4,885 AUD - Single Rider?Happy to pay a booking supplement for own roomWaitlist Me!You'll be notified if a spot becomes available on any of the listed departure dates.
From: €2,290 EUR ?Tour costs €2,290 EUR which is approximately $3,735 AUD - Couple Share?A suitable option for couples or friends who are willing to share a bedWaitlist Me!You'll be notified if a spot becomes available on any of the listed departure dates.
From: €1,480 EUR ?Tour costs €1,480 EUR which is approximately $2,414 AUD - Non Rider?To twin-share with a riding guestWaitlist Me!You'll be notified if a spot becomes available on any of the listed departure dates.

The Tuscan Escape

December 2 to 5, 2024

4 days, 3 nights (3 riding days)

SOLD OUT!
From: €1,750 EUR ?Tour costs €1,750 EUR which is approximately $2,855 AUD - Single Rider?Happy to pay a booking supplement for own roomWaitlist Me!You'll be notified if a spot becomes available on any of the listed departure dates.
From: €1,265 EUR ?Tour costs €1,265 EUR which is approximately $2,064 AUD - Couple Share?A suitable option for couples or friends who are willing to share a bedWaitlist Me!You'll be notified if a spot becomes available on any of the listed departure dates.
From: €875 EUR ?Tour costs €875 EUR which is approximately $1,428 AUD - Non Rider?To twin-share with a riding guestWaitlist Me!You'll be notified if a spot becomes available on any of the listed departure dates.

REMINDER: There is no twin share option available – all of the beds are king-size. For this reason, solo travellers MUST pay the single supplement price. If you share a room, you’ll share a bed!

NB: Whilst every effort is made to ensure guests with gluten intolerances are looked after with alternate food options, we advise against Coeliacs booking this ride and our ride partner will not be held legally responsible for any cross-contamination or small traces of gluten being found in any meal. It is Italy after all, a place that was practically founded on gluten!

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?

The price includes all riding activities outlined in the itinerary; accommodation; all meals (from first day dinner through to last day breakfast); alcoholic beverages (within reason); housekeeping mid-week; use of tennis courts, swimming pool, and all facilities at the farmstead; national park fees; internal transfers outlined in the itinerary (for Tuscan Trail & Tuscan Escape only. No logistical support offered for Full Moon Trail).

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?

The price does not include international or regional flights; travel insurance (compulsory); and transfers to/from the ride. For the Full Moon Trail, no logistical support is provided, guests will need their own car for transportation.

Accepted payment is by credit or debit card only. Depending on the ride you choose to book and your country of residence, there will be a 1.2% to 2.9% surcharge.

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WHY IS THE PRICE QUOTED IN EUR?
With our riding destinations, the currency is dictated by our ride partner in that country. Therefore due to fluctuating exchange rates we have to quote in the same currency.

Itinerary

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*Please note, this is a suggested itinerary only and subject to change due to weather and other influencing factors. Changes will always be communicated clearly, and more often than not, the result of something even more amazing happening that you won’t want to miss!

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  • The Tuscan Trail - Day 1

    Welcome to Tuscany, globetrotters! Today you’ll make your way to your hosts’ property, arriving between 3 and 4pm. Your hosts, Patrick and Gio, will be there to greet you and show you to your apartment, where you can freshen up before heading to the Selleria (tack room). Here you’ll have a welcome drink, chat about the week’s program and, of course, meet the herd! If there’s time, you’ll saddle up for a short ride around the property (please note, at least 15mins of this will be getting acquainted with your horse in the round pen, before embarking on a 40min-1hr ride around the estate to further familiarise yourself with your horse and make any changes necessary).

    Dinner will be shared at the Farmhouse, with its stunning interiors alluding to your hosts’ past lives running a prosperous antiques store. The whole property oozes quality, elegance and timelessness. The table will be groaning with fresh Tuscan produce: think wild boar ragu, charcuterie, local cheeses, olives from the property, salads galore and the rustic Tuscan pasta, pici, which hugs its rich sauce like a doting nonna. Delicious local wines complete the welcome.

    Finally, you’ll retire to your plush apartment to catch some Zs.

  • The Tuscan Trail - Day 2

    Waking up to the realisation that this incredible holiday is actually your reality, not a dream, you’ll tuck into a lavish breakfast (let’s be honest: everything about this trip is lavish!), pack your saddlebags, don your riding gear and mount up. Today’s ride is a varied and exhilarating 25 kilometre journey to Tenuto Fontina, a winery near the stunningly beautiful Lago dell’Accessa. There will be plenty of trots and canters, and the route can be tailored to the group’s ability and desires.

    Halfway along, you’ll pause to devour a splendid picnic lunch and loll around in hammocks sipping something refreshing. You’ll then ride on to Tenuto Fontina, where the horses will spend the night, in time for a sunset aperitivo. Finally, you’ll be driven back to the ranch for another feast in the dining room and some me-time in your apartment.

  • The Tuscan Trail - Day 3

    This morning you’ll be driven back to the horses via a local bar (the centre of Italian social life!) where you’ll sample the typical Tuscan breakfast: a capuccino or espresso and a cornetto (Italy’s answer to the croissant). Don’t forget your swimsuit – today you’re in for a beautiful mini-holiday at Lago dell’Accesa, Maremma’s answer to the Maldives. This small lake surrounded by oak trees and vineyards is fed by underground springs, resulting in crystalline waters that are a steady 20°C (68°F) year-round. With no particular destination and all day to explore, you’ll wander along the lake shore and surrounds, where significant Etruscan ruins await your discovery, before jumping into the inviting waters – maybe even with your horse!

    Lunch will be waiting at a nearby farm with an amazing view over the countryside, and can extend all afternoon while you doze, read, or splash about. The only goal today is a feeling of bliss and peace, and perhaps an appreciation of the grace and power of a swimming horse.

    Evening brings a cracking dinner party in the dining room, or out on the terrace if the mood takes you. Cocktails, twinkling lights, the scent of oranges, and a wonderful day to reflect upon.

  • The Tuscan Trail - Day 4

    Federico is your host this morning – a true buttero, one of the Maremma region’s very own cowboys. Famed for their horsemanship and skills with the long-horned Maremmana cattle, the butteri are a well-known and greatly respected symbol of Maremma. Federico backs and starts all the horses at the ranch, and will offer you a demonstration, answer your questions and tell some wonderful stories while you sip your morning coffee and munch cornetti.

    When you’ve filled up on Federico’s wisdom, you’ll be driven to the coast, where Gio and Patrick keep a second string of horses. Here you’ll have a memorable lunch made by Mamma Doriana, who welcomes guests into her kitchen as she produces reams and reams of stellar pasta, and some beautiful homespun wisdom, too. Then it’s time to mount up and hit the beach (or, from June, to September, the gorgeous national park just up the hill – don’t worry, you’ll still be able to swim in the sea!). Pine forests, sandy canters, lookouts, siestas… the day is yours to enjoy as you please.

  • The Tuscan Trail - Day 5

    Avanti, Globetrotters, avanti! Onwards to another day in paradise! This morning you’ll be driven back to Tenuto Fontina to ride the horses home from Lago dell’Accessa along a totally different route, covering around 25 to 30 kilometres. This can be a fast-paced and thrilling ride of 5 to 6 hours, or a more leisurely ride of 7 to 8 hours, with another hilltop viewpoint, hammock siesta, and gluttonous picnic to break the day up. There’s a wonderful mix of open country, dense pine forest, technical riding, and freedom to pick up the pace and fly.

    For dinner, a guest chef will drop in to dazzle you with her take on Tuscany’s magnificent cuisine.

  • The Tuscan Trail - Day 6

    Your last riding day (sigh) brings the novel experience of riding the horses into town! Into a stunning medieval citadel, in fact. The hills around the ranch are littered with these honey-toned gems of history and architecture, including Vetalonia, a former Etruscan capital where you can see ancient ruins and even ride on a street paved 2,500 years ago; Tirli, with its stunning views over the Tuscan archipelago; and Caldana, home to Maremma’s oldest and most important medieval church. You’ll ride through dense and fragrant forests, over significant Etruscan ruins, through fields of wildflowers and olive groves, and clip-clop along ancient cobbled streets, stone staircases and narrow alleyways with flags and laundry fluttering in the breeze. You’ll feel like you’re in a costume drama: ‘Lower the drawbridge and sound the horns, the globetrotters have arrived!’

    After a long table lunch in your chosen village, you’ll wind your way home via any number of scenic trails, taking as long as you please to return to the ranch.

    Though dinner can be enjoyed in your apartment tonight, we recommend rallying the troops for a drive to a restaurant in town (dinner is included in the ride price, rest assured), for a taste of the nightlife in this gorgeous region.

  • The Tuscan Trail - Day 7

    After one final delicious breakfast, you’ll check out of your room by 10am, saying a fond farewell to this heavenly place and its delightful custodians.

  • The Tuscan Escape - Day 1

    Welcome to Tuscany, globetrotters! Today you’ll make your way to your hosts’ ranch, arriving between 3 and 4pm. Your hosts Patrick and Gio will be there to greet you and show you to your apartment, where you can freshen up before heading to the Selleria (tack room). Here you’ll have a welcome drink, chat about the week’s program and, of course, meet the herd! If there’s time, you’ll saddle up for a short ride around the property (please note, at least 15mins of this will be getting acquainted with your horse in the round pen, before embarking on a 40min-1hr ride around the estate to further familiarise yourself with your horse and make any changes necessary).

    Dinner will be shared at the Farmhouse, with its stunning interiors alluding to your hosts’ past lives running a prosperous antiques store. The whole property oozes quality, elegance and timelessness. The table will be groaning with fresh Tuscan produce: think wild boar ragu, charcuterie, local cheeses, olives from the property, salads galore and the rustic Tuscan pasta, pici, which hugs its rich sauce like a doting nonna. Delicious local wines complete the welcome.

    Finally, you’ll retire to your plush apartment to catch some Zs.

  • The Tuscan Escape - Day 2

    Waking up to the realisation that this incredible getaway is actually your reality, not a dream, you’ll tuck into a lavish breakfast (let’s be honest: everything about this trip is lavish!), then head to the stables and mount up for a ride to a film set-worthy medieval hilltop town. Your hosts have hand-cut their own trails through the forests surrounding the ranch, and there are routes to suit everyone from beginners to speed demons. By the time the horses’ hooves strike the cobblestones, you’ll have worked up an appetite for the huge lunch that awaits you in the town square.

    Bellies full of pasta, wine and gelato, you’ll ride back to the ranch via totally different trails, the horses’ surefootedness coming to the fore on the steep descent. There’ll be ample opportunity for some me-time in your apartment before sitting down to another exquisite evening meal.

  • The Tuscan Escape - Day 3

    Today you can spend as little or as much time as you please riding through the olive fields, meadows, pine forests and vineyards around the glorious estate and beyond. Perhaps you’ll want to stay in the saddle until dusk, or perhaps just an hour or two, with the rest of the day devoted solely to relaxation (or heading out to see some of the countless local attractions). Either way, the highlight is a seriously next-level hilltop picnic complete with hammocks, hot drinks, iced drinks, silverware, porcelain, sumptuous snacking, and of course a view to die for.

    Come evening, you’ll sit back and watch the sunset, aperitivo in hand, before glamming up for a fabulous dinner party at the farmhouse.

  • The Tuscan Escape - Day 4

    Another glorious day in paradise awaits! After breakfast you’ll set off on a longer ride, choosing between the enchanting medieval hilltop towns of trans Buriano or trans Tirli, each steeped in rich history and timeless charm. The trail will test your endurance with its challenging, undulating paths, but every effort is rewarded with breathtaking vistas as you crest the hills.

    For lunch, you’ll savor a delightful picnic along the trail or relax at a cozy local restaurant, soaking in the ambiance of the countryside. Afterward, indulge in a sun-kissed siesta, allowing the warmth of the afternoon to rejuvenate your spirit before you embark on a new route back home.

    As the day draws to a close, you’ll return to the welcoming embrace of the farmhouse, where a sumptuous dinner awaits. Sip on exquisite local wines and relish the heartfelt hospitality of your hosts, making every moment of this day a cherished memory.

  • The Tuscan Escape - Day 5

    After one final delicious breakfast, you’ll check out of your room by 10am, saying a wistful farewell to your horse, your hosts and this patch of paradise.

  • Full Moon Trail - Day 1

    NB: For this particular itinerary, all guests are required to have their own transportation (hire car) as almost every meal is off-site and logistical support is not provided.

    Welcome to Tuscany, one of our favourite places in the world! You’ll need to arrive at your hosts’ property between 3-4pm today where you’ll have time to settle into your accommodations before embarking on a short but thrilling trail ride to Vetulonia, an ancient Etruscan town. You’ll stop for a sunset aperitivo with delivious finger food, before returning to the ranch where the horses will bed down for the evening. You’re heading offsite for a delightful dinner experience at Osteria 1935 in Giuncarico tonight globetrotters, where you’ll be able to savour the Tuscan flavours and hospitality.

  • Full Moon Trail - Day 2

    Waking up in your luxurious surroundings, you’ll start your day with a traditional Italian breakfast (caffe & cornetto) in the charming clubhouse before embarking on an exhilarating 2.5-hour trail ride through diverse Tuscan landscapes. Enjoy rolling estates, vineyards, and olive fields, with opportunities for some lively canters. Afterward, relax and unwind on the beautiful beaches of Castiglione della Pescaia, with a delicious lunch served seaside.

    This evening will be a ride like no other, as you experience the magic of a full-moon trail (approx 5hrs riding) followed by a memorable dinner under the stars and a cozy candlelight nightcap back at the accommodation. You won’t return home before 1am, the sights and sounds of Tuscany under a full moon will be so intoxicating, so please make sure you are well rested the previous evening.

  • Full Moon Trail - Day 3

    A leisurely morning after your late night, you’ll wake to the smell of fresh pastries delivered to your apartment. At around 11.30am you’ll head out to explore the noble estate of Le Mortelle. Enjoy a tour of their state-of-the-art cellars and a delightful wine-tasting experience, followed by an al-fresco lunch. Later this afternoon after a much-needed siesta, you’ll head out on one final trail ride (approx 1.5hrs), totally immersed in nature with some final thrilling canters. In the evening, toast to another remarkable day with an Aperol Spritz sundowner, followed by a sumptuous four-course dinner at Ai Convento in Scarlino.

  • Full Moon Trail - Day 4

    Savour one last breakfast treat of pastries in your luxurious apartment, before you check out at 10am, taking with you cherished memories of your unforgettable equestrian adventure. Be sure to come back next time for longer to explore more of this magical region!

  • Transfer Information

    For those coming from Europe or the UK, we recommend flying into Pisa, a 1.5-hour drive from your hosts’ ranch. For those coming from further afield, we recommend flying into Rome Fiumicino Airport, a 2.5-hour drive from the ranch.

    Transfers to and from the ranch are not included in the ride price. We strongly recommend hiring a car and self-driving (this is essential for the Full Moon Trail) so that you can explore more of Tuscany in your free time . Alternatively, you can book transfers to and from the ranch with Transfer Toscana. There are also several local car rental companies who offer a delivery/pick up service to the ranch. Detailed information is provided once booked, via the documents in your member portal.

    The ride begins between 3-4pm on day 1, so if flying in that day, please ensure your flight arrives early enough to give yourself time to collect your luggage, clear customs and make your way to the ranch.

    On the final morning, you’ll need to check out of your rooms by 10am, but you’re welcome to spend a leisurely morning at the ranch until 12 midday should you wish, so if you’re flying home this day, we suggest booking an evening flight.

    Globetrotting is happy to provide a competitive quote on international flights, travel insurance and hotels before and after your ride.

Tuscany, Italy, Globetrotting Horse Riding Holidays

Marritje S

‘Oh my God, where do I even begin? It was a dream come true altogether. I had my first horse riding holiday, and I picked the perfect place for it! Not only the ranch and the horses, but also the hosts themselves made this a very special experience. It is their ambition that the globetrotters have the perfect holiday and enjoy themselves, so everything is arranged perfectly for our comfort. And the dogs are the absolute sweetest things!  I would like to offer a personal testament to the claim that even beginners can learn to canter comfortably on this ride. I started a bit nervous on a horse that was quite excited to canter, so the host made us switch horses and let the group ride ahead while he and I had a bit of a private lesson. My confidence significantly increased, and after just a few minutes, I was cantering comfortably. By the end of the day, my friend and I had a little sprint ahead of the group with a huge smile on our faces! I will never forget these rides, and I hope to book the longer format  ride in the future.’

Tuscany, Italy, Globetrotting Horse Riding Holidays

Rowena P

‘If you want a luxury horse riding holiday combined with spectacular Italian hospitality, including the opportunity to learn about life in Europe from two gorgeous authentic hosts – go to Tuscany. You will not be disappointed for one second of this experience other than, of course, the day you have to leave! The hosts, Patrick and Gio are the most gorgeous, hospitable folk I have ever met in the business who just made everyone feel so welcome & safe. They love what they do, and it shows in every way they care for the group. Everyone was so looked after & their attention to authentic Italian hospitality was flawless! These two guys are special. Gio extended himself at every request – even helping me plan the rest of my trip around Italy! Nothing was too much of a bother and they both made us all feel like the ranch was our home. I will truly treasure every aspect of my stay & will surely go back for more!’

Tuscany, Italy, Globetrotting Horse Riding Holidays

Christina W

‘The Tuscany ride is an absolute dream. Gio and Patrick, the hosts, have created a slice of heaven that exceeds all my expectations in terms of quality of horses, variety of the ride itinerary, and comradery amongst fellow guests. The food is sensational! There is a personal chef for dine-in meals, and the hosts took us out to the best small hole-in-the-wall local restaurants for our dine-out meals. I love how Gio and Patrick explore and support other small businesses in the area doing extraordinary things. The quality of accommodation is comfortable, and the decoration is tasteful. Meeting new people and horses and having experiences while solo traveling is so rewarding. As a mom of three and a small business owner, my time is pretty busy, but the quality of horses and friendships I made on this trip is so worth taking time away for. I feel so refreshed upon returning home. I rode Naira, who took the best care of me and was so brave and surefooted. Walking through a medieval town on horseback and galloping across the Italian countryside are core memories I will cherish forever.n horseback and galloping across the Italian countryside are core memories I will cherish forever.’

Tuscany, Italy, Globetrotting Horse Riding Holdiays

Susan Fitzpatrick

‘What an incredible week in Tuscany! We stayed in a luxurious accommodation that had a pool. Every day, we got to go on spectacular rides through olive groves, pristine countryside, and even mountain villages for lunch. We even had the opportunity to ride along the beach. We had a wonderful time having lunch at the family home and enjoying a picnic in the hills. The horses were well-trained, calm, and happy to canter and move when we wanted.’

Tuscany, Italy, Globetrotting Horse Riding Holidays

Barbara Pingree

‘I am thrilled to have gone on the first Tuscany trip. It was an incredible experience that exceeded all my expectations. I had almost cancelled the trip due to a rough patch that I had gone through just before leaving, but little did I know that this experience would help me heal and bring a smile to my face. The hosts were two of the most wonderful and gracious people I have ever met. From the moment I arrived and met them, I felt a sense of peace. The location was breathtaking, the horses were remarkable and so well taken care of, the dogs were like family, and the accommodations were five-star! And then there was the authentic Italian food. Being of Italian descent, I can say that this was the real deal! The riding experience was amazing. The horses knew their job, and the guides were always attentive to our needs. From riding through the olive trees to galloping on the beach, every moment had us all smiling. I cannot recommend this ride enough, and in fact, I plan on returning next year!’

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