Umbria: multicolored Umbria 2021
Spoleto is a city you really should visit at least once in a lifetime: a medieval village rich in history and mystery. In fact, the whole area deserves to be visited, and what better way than in saddle! The Umbrian countryside offers magnificent landscapes, expanses of multicolored flowers, forests, incredible plains, and rolling hills.
Guaranteed departure dates with a minimum 1 person on departure
MIN 3 MAX 8 PARTICIPANTS
Additional dates on request from April to October with a minimum of 4 participants (starting on Saturday).
Arrival at Spoleto train station and transfer of about 20 minutes to the Equestrian Center (transfers from Perugia airport on request). Accommodation in accommodation in the center, dinner, and overnight stay.
Breakfast, assignment of horses, and soft start with a trek of about 3 to allow all riders to become familiar with their horses. We will descend from the plateau that hosts the riding school through the Valle San Martino chestnut woods.
You will have time to admire the sumptuous ancient trees that with their gnarled trunks have provided chestnuts to many generations of locals and discover the wild cyclamen and other flowers that grow in the woods.
There are several parts of the route perfect for a gentle gallop, for those who are able, before ringing our horses' hooves through the picturesque village of Strettura.
On the way back, we will meet the church of San Pietro Martire, a small chapel located in the middle of nowhere, still used by some faithful from the surrounding villages. Return to the stables in time for lunch. Free afternoon, dinner, and overnight at the equestrian center.
The day will be busier but it will be amazing too; the terrains and landscapes are varied along the 35 km that we will ride in the saddle in about 5/6 hours.
Through winding paths through the woods, we will reach the small town of Torrecola, before meeting a delightful stone church and heading towards some wider paths.
The time has come to begin the long but gentle climb to Monte Fionchi, a huge mountain meadow on top of a mountain of 1300 meters high, where riders can restore themselves by drinking fresh spring water.
A tasty picnic will be served in a meadow near another of the many country churches that populate Umbria, the Church of Sant'Antonio.
The return journey will take us through the wild and breathtaking landscape of the Valnerina, passing through abandoned villages clinging to the sides of the mountains or lying on the hills, up to the stables.
Dinner and overnight at the equestrian center.
Today's trekking is less demanding in terms of duration and variety of terrains, but there will be opportunities for more experienced riders who want to gallop and even truly spectacular views.
From the stables, we will head towards the medieval town of Montebibico, through the chestnut groves that surround it, where time seems to have stopped.
From there, a series of paths, which run alongside small farmhouses, gently head towards the foot of Mount Acetella, today's destination.
Along these paths, there are many possibilities to gallop comfortably, without forgetting to stop and enjoy the wonderful views.
In the distance, you can admire the peaks of the highest massifs, the stables, and the town of Montebibico, hidden between the mountain on the other side. We will then climb to the top of Monte Acetella, a short climb and again stunning scenery, on what looks like the roof of the world.
We will return to the stables again via other trails for lunchtime. Free afternoon, dinner, and overnight at the equestrian center.
Pianella is the destination of today's excursion that will take us out for the whole day with trekking of about 5-6 hours (for a total of 35 km), a little piece of paradise in the heart of the Umbrian countryside.
On the way, we will ride through the woods and along the paths that will take us down into a hidden valley where we will stop to admire the delightful village of Castagnacupa, whose stone houses have recently been restored.
From here we will pass past a wonderful Romanesque church and through other woods, before reaching a beautiful shaded meadow, where, having placed the horses in the post office. here we will stop to eat, sitting on wooden tables and benches, specially designed for those who wish to have a picnic.
After lunch, we will head towards the ancient village of Pompagnano, near Spoleto, and then go back along hilly paths. we can't miss admiring the splendid village of Catinelli, which stands on a rock massif. Return to the stables in the late afternoon, dinner, and overnight.
Today half day trekking that will take us through a magnificent property called “La Tenuta dello Schioppo”, but commonly known as the Butterfly Park.
The wide paths that you meet are perfect for speeding up your pace and in every direction you can enjoy the splendid view of the mountains, valleys and villages nestled on the hills.
In a clearing we will find a rustic table made by hunters from the wood of local chestnut trees and this will be the place where we will stop for an aperitif.
In the months of May and June, these woods are carpeted with wild strawberries.
Return to the stables, free afternoon that can be used to enjoy relaxation or to visit Spoleto and its surroundings (for those who do not have a car we can organize transfers - extra for a fee).
Last day in the saddle for what can be considered a pilgrimage to the now uninhabited Monastery of Battiferro, for a total of about 5 hours in the saddle, which will allow us to cover about 35 km.
Leaving the stables behind us, we will cross the village of Montebibico and continue along paths and mule tracks until we reach the mountain village of Cecalocco, and, again through vast chestnut woods, the small village of Battiferro, still inhabited, despite its isolated position.
A path through the woods will lead us to the monastery, located on a promontory with a magnificent view of the Valnerina.
Here we will stop to enjoy a well-deserved packed lunch, before returning to the stables through a different itinerary, where a farewell aperitif will be waiting for us. Dinner and overnight at the equestrian center.
Breakfast and transfer to the Spoleto train station.
Tariff per person, starting from:
|From 3 April 2021 to 5 June 2021||€ 1,510||€ 180|
|From 10 July 2021 to 28 August 2021||€ 1,660||€ 180|
|From 11 September 2021 to 6 November 2021||€ 1,510||€ 180|
(B / L / D): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = Dinner
|Short trek reduction 5 days / 4 nights||On request|
|Fee for non-riders||On request|
Guaranteed departure dates with a minimum 1 person departing:
Difficulty level: From ° to °°°°°
DURATION: 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
DIFFICULTY: FROM °° TO °°° (SIMPLE / INTERMEDIATE to INTERMEDIATE / EXPERT)
ACCOMMODATION: farmhouse at the equestrian center
EQUIPMENT: English saddles, trekking saddles (American saddles on request)
HORSES: Arab, Arab, Spanish, Argentine corner, Italian saddle horse
GAIT: FROM 3 TO 6 H PER DAY ON THE SADDLE – Trekking suitable for several levels. The groups will be divided according to equestrian skills.
MINIMUM AGE: 14 years
MAXIMUM WEIGHT: 90 Kg
TYPE: equestrian stay with overnight stays in a farmhouse
Overnight in a farmhouse, at the stables in Acqualacastagna, a few kilometers from the beautiful city of Spoleto. The property is located in the heart of the green of Umbria, surrounded by unspoiled nature. It is an ideal place for families, children, and all those who love to live outdoors in close contact with nature.
5 apartments furnished with simplicity and taste, fully equipped with everything you need. Which can accommodate 2 to 6 people.
All the apartments enjoy the suggestive view of the surrounding mountains and are equipped with a heating system, some of them also with a fireplace.
Guests have access to a swimming pool with hydromassage, solarium, parking, Wi-Fi, children’s playground,
Meals included from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 8. Picnic lunches with fresh bread, salad, cheeses, olives, cold cuts, local specialties,
Tasty home cooking dinners.
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. It is possible to do a shorter version of this 5 days / 4 nights itinerary starting on Wednesday. It is possible to have a half-board treatment with free dinners.
The tariff includes
The tariff does not include
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
from € 1.540 - Voli esclusi
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
from € 820 - Voli esclusi
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
from € 1.600 - Voli esclusi
10th place PLAVIUS, a racing thoroughbred, is owned by the Vice President of the United Arab Emirates, who paid $ 9.2 million for it. The gelding won approximately $ 41,572 in its career, and was in 13th place in its last race. 9th position JALIL, a racing thoroughbred, made its debut at the age of […]
The Sanfratellano dei Nebrodi horse (or San Fratello breed) is an Italian breed which borns from the Messina area. Majestic and rustic, docile and proud, the Sanfratellano horse has been the undisputed master of the Nebrodi mountains for centuries. Discover now all our trips, tours, holidays and horse trekking in Italy. Its origins are very […]