Molise: Lago di Occhito
Lago di Occhito-located between Molise and Puglia-with its 210 million cubic meters of water, represents the second largest artificial reservoir in Europe in terms of capacity. The dozens of roads and lanes that intersect around its perimeter between cultivated lands and small woods, spontaneously build an exciting path to be practiced on horseback. Therefore, this precious basin is the beating heart of the “riding” adventure that we offer you. Three days spent in nature, riding a horse, discovering the rich wildlife heritage of the reserve, almost untouched recesses, on the border between two regions . we will be very carefull about the food choice , another focus of this experience. In fact, meals based on typical products and local raw materials will always be offered, taken care of by two historic Molise agritourism structures.
Departure dates from April to October on request with a minimum of 3 participants
PARTICIPANTS: MIN 3 MAX 8
Arrive at Termoli train station or at the airport or station in Rome. Transfer to the Fortore Valley: a rural area characterized by cultivated fields, small orchards, woodland and hills that gently bend towards the valley. A few steps away is the silent grandeur of Lake Occhito, 13 square kilometers of water completely surrounded by nature. Check-in, presentation of the horses and dinner based on typical products. Overnight stay in a farmhouse.
A delicious breakfast will be served at nine o'clock. The typical morning haze that hovers around the reservoir will gradually disappear. It's time to leave! The horses will be prepared. The hike will last for a few hours along the many trails in the area. You will be able to appreciate the remarkable variety of flora and fauna that live near the lake. You may catch a glimpse of a family of wild boars, maybe a wolf or a small otter. There will be no shortage of aerial trajectories of kites and buzzards. At 13:30 stop for a picnic lunch, right on the shores of the lake, then, after a few moments of relaxation, we will leave at a time of an ancient fortified manor. Here dinner will be served and guests will be welcomed for the night.
Breakfast, preparation of the horses and all in the saddle for another day of trekking. We'll discover a new side of the lake, taking in the roads, lanes and paths that branch off in the surrounding area. In the silence, you'll hear the cries of animals, the patter of hooves in the grass or on the gravel. After a long hike it will be time to have lunch, again packed, also in this case made of typical products. After relaxing, we'll head for another farmhouse where we'll spend the night. Typical dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast we mount the saddle to experience the last stretch of our fascinating journey. Return to the stables Relax, greetings and return to retrieve their vehicles (or transfer if required).
Tariff per person, starting from:
|From 24 March 2022 to 30 October 2022||€ 600|
(B / L / D): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = Dinner
Difficulty level: From ° to °°°°°
DURATION: 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS
DIFFICULTY: °°° (INTERMEDIATE)
EQUIPMENT: WESTERN SADDLE
HORSES: Appaloosa, Pain, and Quarter Horse, reliable and accustomed to the proposed routes.
GAIT: Experience in handling the horse outdoors and familiarity with 3 gaits is required
TYPE: itinerant trekking with an overnight stay in a farmhouse.
3 nights in a farmhouse, rustic but comfortable structures with private facilities.
Packed lunches along the way and home-cooked dinners based on typical local products (water and house wine included).
Note: The itinerary described above is to be considered indicative. It may be subject to variations due to weather conditions or circumstances beyond our control. Possibility of an overnight stay in a tent instead of a farmhouse.
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