Tuscan Horse Riding Break (Beginners)

Highlights

  • Family-run en suite accommodation included with a pool and jacuzzi
  • Enjoy 2 lessons or trail rides in a stunning environment
  • Tailor your trip by adding additional rides, lessons or cycling & hikes
£181 pp
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What you'll do

A Typical Day in Tuscany

– After a great breakfast overlooking the wonderful countryside, head off to meet your horses
– As a beginner rider, you will have 1 hour each day of guided tuition either as a lesson or a guided trail
– On your first day, you will enjoy an hour lesson and after, you can decide if you would like to continue with lessons or join an easy trail ride the next day
– If you choose a trail ride, you’ll be able to ride through unspoiled wild countryside, cross medieval villages, thick woods and rivers
– Extra lessons and trails can be arranged daily on site; we recommend sticking with the basic 2 hours to start and adding extra activities as and when you feel like it
– After a great morning riding, relax by the pool or on the bar terrace then spend the rest of the day as you please
– If you would prefer to get out and explore the local area, you can also walk to the nearby village Montieri or drive to Massa Marittima, Siena, Florence, Volterra, San Gimignano or to the beach

Accommodation

– Your accommodation is set in the tranquil countryside; perfect for those who thrive in the outdoors
– You’ll stay in a 3-star hotel which is situated just 300 metres from the stables; it’s rustic and cosy with terracotta statues, red marble stone walls, and plenty of outdoor space and views
– There are a total of 24 ensuite rooms that are perfect for solo travellers, partners, or even parties or families of 3 or 4
– Gorgeous, inground pool outside with plenty of loungers
– Jacuzzi and table tennis available for cool nights and free time
– Spacious upstairs lounge with a wood-beam ceiling, fireplace, and windows that show a picturesque view of the mountains and make you feel at home
– Restaurant, bar, small meeting room and large living area
– Fast connecting WiFi throughout
– Each room has an ensuite bathroom with shower, telephone, television, security safe, and electric kettle
– Pet-friendly for all creatures great and small
– Accommodation is included for 3 nights / 4 days
– Check-in any time after 2pm on day 1 and check out by 10:30 on day 4

What's included

Included

  • 3 nights accommodation in a private ensuite room
  • 2 x 1-hour horse riding lessons OR 2 x 1-hour guided trail rides for beginners (it is recommended that you start with a lesson and then decide daily if you wish to do a lesson or trail ride)
  • All horse riding equipment during the trails (please bring suitable clothing for riding)
  • Breakfast buffet daily
  • Pool, Jacuzzi and table tennis access
  • Onsite parking
  • Check in any time after 2pm on day 1 and check out by 10:30 on day 4
Your local host

The Paradisi Family

The Paradisi family established their hotel and stables back in 1971 and have run it as the riding centre it is today ever since. Sons, Andrea and Emilio, have followed in their father’s footsteps and have a passion for horses and tourism, and making people feel at home. They work with a team of international horse lovers who can’t wait to get you riding.

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Location

Tucked between mountains and valleys, sprawling with meadows and forests, lies a horse rider’s paradise in Maremma, Tuscany. A mere 90 minutes from Florence or Pisa, you’ll be surprised at how quickly you are immersed into the Italian countryside while staying in a charming rustic hotel, only 300 metres from the horse stables & fields. For the non-rider, you will find yourself in a natural haven in the heart Tuscany, with a whole new world to explore on foot or by bicycle.

Nearest airports:
Pisa (1 hour 40 minutes by car) – the most convenient airport
Florence (1 hour 30 minutes by car)

By train:
The nearest train station is Follonica, and you can be picked up there on request for an extra cost. The journey from the train station to the accommodation is 30 minutes.

Car rental is strongly advised.

FAQs

Who is it suitable for?

- This horse riding holiday is suitable for beginner riders, either those with no or little experience
- Horse riding is recommended for children over 6 years, however, younger children are welcome to stay in the hotel with their families
- Please note: all under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult
- All horse riding lessons are taught in English and/or Italian according to your personal needs

I am a solo traveller - can I join?

- These horse riding holidays make great singles holidays and singles are welcome to join an existing group but lessons and trails will run without a minimum numbers of participants regardless
- Solo travellers must pay a supplement for a private room

What can I do in my free time?

This stunning area is known for its beautiful nature, so feel free to head out and explore and all the below activities can be arranged and booked locally:
- Additional horse riding (from €25)
- Cycling
- Hiking
- Mountain biking
- Motorbike tours
- Quad biking
- Trekking tours
- Visit the abbey ruins of San Galgano
- Walking to Montieri and its surroundings

Accommodation features

- Peaceful location amidst the Tuscan hills and valleys
- 10 minute walk from the charming medieval town of Montieri, complete with a castle preceding the 12th Century with winding streets and mystical alleyways
- Perfect location for lovers of the outdoors; indulge yourself in hikes, cycling, more horse riding, or join a tour
- Plenty of marked walking trails you can explore without a guide
- Just 90 minutes from Florence or Pisa airport from where you can rent a car or travel to Follonica train station
- Pick ups can be requested from the train station to the hotel for an extra cost
- 15 locally bred Maremma and other horses, all with loving characters
- Pool, Jacuzzi and tennis tables for you to enjoy
- Perfect for the whole family and bring your animals too!
- Onsite restaurant and bar with a terrace overlooking the valley

What's in walking distance?

Aside from the lush countryside, the nearest town is Montieri 200mt ( 10 minutes walk) from the hotel. There is also a very good pizzeria/restaurant (Il Baccanale) and 2 bars.

How much are transfers?

The closest airport is Pisa where there is a comfortable train that can bring you to Follonica station. In Follonica, your hosts can easily pick you up (Euro 60 per way). Alternatively, you can order an airport pick up from Pisa for Euro 180 per way (night rides have a supplement).

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