Our horses are not afraid of rain. Hence it is no problem riding
also under bad weather conditions, well equipped - anyhow with the
risk of getting wet. In summertime we avoid the hot hours of the day
for the wealth of the horse and the rider and start our tours at 5
pm or 8 am.
Get to know the actual weather at Pomarance. Click
Manège & surroudings 1 hr:
Trekking 3 hrs:
Trekking 5 hrs:
Price per person, trekking minimum 2 persons or +40%
if single person, optional lunch,
no credit cards , payment at departure.
per person € 4.-
"No hour of life is wasted that is spent in
Sir Winston Churchill
Discover Tuscany in a most authentic way: Join us for
trekking holiday, riding through some of its most spectacular countryside.
Enter the Natural Reserve "Foresta di Berignone", crossing deep forests, wide
valleys and clear waters. Get excited when coming across local
wildlife while riding a Hanoverian sport horse accompanied by a
qualified equestrian trekking guide.
We start at the farmhouse Podere Palazzone (370 m), with view over
Volterra and Pomarance, and ride through a classical Tuscany hillside scenery,
surrounded by the smell of typical mediterranean herbs, to reach the rivers Cecina and Sellate with their unique fluvial ecosystems.
We explore Tuscany's biggest Natural Reserve, located between 200 and 500 m, known as „Berignone Forest“, with its vast extensions of deciduous
woods, holm oak groves and scrubland, covering an area of more than 2000
hectares. In particular in
summer we find pleasant refreshment here.
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The forest provides important breeding sites for many animal
species among which wild boars, deer and burrows. Numerous predators will observe our paths from the above.
Wild valleys, narrow gorges and ruins of medieval settlements, such as the Castello dei Vescovi
(IX century) turn our horse trekking into a genuine adventure.
Within the Natural Park, where the river Cecina forms a narrow canyon, you
may enjoy horseback-swimming in the clear waters of the hollows at
the "Masso delle Fanciulle" - an indescribable emotion.
Finally, at the light of a breathtaking sunset, we ride back to the stud
and farmhouse Podere Palazzone at Pomarance.
Our offer ranges from easy trails, suited to relaxed horsemen
and to beginners, who aim at simply enjoying Tuscany on horseback,
to challenging tracks for expert riders, that include tracks
through steep gorges and extend gallop on open fields. Click on this
link for riding the "Masso delle Fanciulle"
trekking virtuallyand visit the photo gallery
Our horses are Hanoverian sport horses (see
Hanoverians) with best blood lines, trained in
English riding with care and dedication, following a gentle approach
in education. They are grown up at our own breeding station,
that since 15 years delivers rideable, noble, well framed and correct warmblood horses with spectacular movements. On the basis of their
natural abilities, their temperament and character they are suitable
as performance horse and as pleasure horse, offering you
willingly the emotion of extend gallop.
To make the tour even more exciting you may opt for our pick-nick
break, our rich buffet of Tuscan specialties or, for the gourmands,
continue the adventure with a barbecue at the river
(depending on season). For groups of minimum 4 riders it is our
pleasure proposing a longer tailor made horse trekking through this
part of Italy, combining horse riding with culture, farmhouse
holiday including accommodation in a b&b or half board country house,
delicious Italian food, good
wine and the traditional hospitality of Tuscany.
On horseback it is paramount being able to communicate not only with
your horse but also with your guide. We do fluently speak English,
German, French and Spanish. We are experienced equestrian guides,
qualified by ENDAS Italy, and our guests'
safety is a key issue to us. All horses are
assigned according to the ability of the rider, who in any case
has the obligation of wearing a cap.
High quality horses, trails of extraordinary beauty, level of
difficulty adapted to the rider and a touch of adventure, these are
the values we are committed to for turning your riding holiday into
something really special.