Etruscan Trail

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days 8 days nights 7 nights
Italy
Difficulty
Challenging
Comfort
Basic+

Along the road we traverse the age-old trails of the Etruscans, Italy's early inhabitants long predating the Roman empire. Our journey leads us from the mountain pastures of Cornacchino, through the rugged Fiora river valley with its canyons carved by rushing streams in tuff rock. We pass through the Lamone forest, explore hermitages near the lower Fiora river, visit Lake Mezzano, an Etruscan burial site, and discover medieval villages along the route.

from US$ 1 831
per tourist for 8 days
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Number of tourists
up to 8 tourists over 14 years old
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Photo Ezio B.
Ezio B. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
Born in Folgaria, Trento, has been working with horses and equestrian vacations since 1982. He speaks Italian, English, and Spanish. A certified FITEEC-ANTE guide and an environmental equestrian, he works in public relations, the office and general management of the establishment.

Tour highlights

Experience the Canyons Road
Riding through the Etruscan “vie cave” (canyons cut in tuff rock)
Discover the Local Heritage
Visit the Necropolis of Poggio Prisca and Ildebranda tomb, Hermitage of Poggio Conte, Ancient village of Vitozza and Medieval villages such as Sorano
Enjoy the Beautiful Lanscapes
Natural reserve of the Lamone forest and Fiora river valley

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

After the accommodation in the rooms, we meet for the due presentations, an aperitif together, a chat and the assignment of the horses.

Day 2
Introductory day
Day 3
Ride to the Fiora river
Day 4
Ride along the river
Day 5
Ride towards the Poggio Conte
Day 6
Lamone Forest Nature Reserve
Day 7
Ride towards Montevitozzo
Day 8
Departure
Difficulty
Challenging
Tour provider's comments

This program is suitable for rider with medium riding experience upwards. Rider should be in good shape. The main gate is walk, trot and galop where possible.

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Accommodation

Comfort
Basic+
Guest House
7 nights

The country houses are carefully chosen by us taking into consideration their typicality, comfort, cuisine and stables for the horses and equipment.

7 nights
Country House

Meals:

for lunch we enjoy a sumptuous picnic, breakfast and dinner are served in the country houses.

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place

Castell'azzara GR, Италия

Tour conditions

Included

  • 8 days / 7 overnights in country houses in double room,
  • full board basis, included wine with the meals,
  • picnic and tipical Tuscan dishes,
  • 1 day-ride with picnic,
  • 5 days of trail (5 – 6 hours on horseback per day)

Extras

  • transfer to Cornacchino, 
  • personal insurances, 
  • beverages.

Group size

up to 8 tourists

Duration

8 days
7 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Your riding gear should be comfortable and most importantly, should not be brand new (especially footwear), since new gear often holds unpleasant surprises. The footwear should be comfortable not only for riding, but also for walking, with a hard sole that permits a good contact between foot and stirrup. Footwear with a slick sole and very tight clothing should be avoided. The trousers should be comfortable and robust. You may also need a raincoat , a hat for protection and swimwear; you should bring along a light jumper for the evening. The belongings should not be  bulky since there is limited space on the transport vehicle and in the saddlebags. Please avoid suitcases with a hard surface.

Your guide can provide basic medication and will take along a first-aid kit on the trek. Any health conditions that require special medication should be brought to the attention of the guide before departure on the trek. Allergy sufferers should bring their own medicines, as those who suffer allergies from common medications.

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