Maremma Trail with the Butteri

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

Joining this excursion promises an enriching experience as we delve into Maremma's cultural tapestry and deep-rooted equestrian traditions. Our journey includes visits to historical sites such as Etruscan settlements and ancient hermitages, as well as exploration of nature reserves and the serene Fiora river valley.

The highlight of our adventure lies in the immersive encounters with the butteri, Maremma's skilled horsemen. Over three days, we'll live alongside them, sharing meals and participating in their daily routines, from horseback rides to tending Maremma cows. Through these experiences, we'll gain insight into rural life and forge meaningful connections.

This journey offers a transformative exploration of tradition, nature, and human connection, leaving lasting memories.

from US$ 2 083
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

Enjoy the Panoramic Views
Breathtaking views of Etruscan villages, hills, and beautiful countryside
Learn about the Local History
Etruscan settlements and ancient hermitages
Join the Butteri
Tuscan cowboys at work with their Maremma cows and horses

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
Baccano - Vulci
Day 4
Butteri day
Day 5
Trail
Day 6
Lake Mezzano
Day 7
To the farm
Day 8
Departure
Difficulty
Challenging
Tour provider's comments

Predominantly mountain paths, country roads and dirt roads.

Main difficulties: work with cattle and fords.
 
horse

Accommodation

Comfort
Basic+
Guest House
3 nights
Tent
4 nights
3 nights
Country House

Meals:

Breakfast and dinner in our restaurant. A picnic lunch in the middle of nature.  The picnic is prepared in the morning and taken in the saddlebags.

4 nights
Tent

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place

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Tour conditions

Included

  • 8 days / 7 overnights;
  • overnight in country houses in double room (single room upon request);
  • on full board basis;
  • picnic and typical Tuscan dishes;
  • 1 day-ride with picnic;
  • 2 days of trail, 3 days on horseback with the butteri (ca. 5 – 6 hours on horseback per day).

Extras

  • transfer to Cornacchino, 
  • personal insurances, 
  • entrance fees to parks or museums,
  • single room supplement.

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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Dates and Prices

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    27 Apr – 4 May 8 days 7 nights
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