Memorable Places and Fun in Sicily

5.0 (4)
8 days 7 nights
Italy
Difficulty
Moderate
Comfort
Midscale

Due to our life philosophy of embracing every moment, we take immense pleasure in horse riding through picturesque landscapes, immersing ourselves in the unplanned and authentic experiences that come our way. However, our true desire is for you to discover the genuine essence of Sicily, embracing its pace of life. 

Alongside thrilling horse rides, we venture into off-the-beaten-path locations that remain hidden from typical tourist routes. Our journey involves delving into the intriguing tales of these places, forming a deep connection with nature, and relishing delectable meals in diverse towns and villages. This carefully crafted experience caters to both horse riders and non-riders alike, making it a perfect adventure for everyone in the group.

US$ 1 486
per tourist for 8 days
Departing from
Sicilia, Palermo, Alia
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Photo Mark C.
Mark C. is the provider and guide of this trip
The provider speaks: English
I have lived and worked in 5 countries and travelled a fair bit. Been living in Sicily running my own tourist organisation for the past 17 years but raced cars all over Italy for over 20 years prior, gathering knowledge and info about Italy and Sicily in particular. I love history at a personal level, and believe holidays are most fun with a mix of fun, evenings out, sight seeing and adventures.

Tour highlights

Explore the Breath-Taking Sicilian Hills on Horseback
You will enjoy the beauty of Sicilian landscape on horseback, seeing spectacular scenery, feeling freedom and space not easily found in Europe
Discover the "Godfather" Village
You will visit Corleone, the town that is best known for its churches and its connection with some of the most powerful families of the mafia. We will learn the story about the rise of the Mafia in Sicily
Enjoy Local Unique Cuisine
Sicilian cuisine is another level of perfection. We will try different restaurant dishes, home cooked food, local wines and liquors

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

In the morning we drive to our ranch in the Madonie mountains.

Having lunch together and getting ready for the first ride.

In the evening we go to a real authentic Sicilian restaurant in a nearby town for dinner.

Day 2
Riding and Participating in Cultural Activities
Day 3
Morning Ride and Heading Off to Palermo
Day 4
Exploring Palermo
Day 5
Godfather Village and Pizza Meal
Day 6
Full Day Ride in a Countryside
Day 7
Cefalu or Valley of the Temples Visit
Day 8
Departure
Difficulty
Moderate
Tour provider's comments

We have been organising horse riding holidays in Sicily for the past 15 years….Whatever your type of ride, we’re confident we can provide it.

The typical day’s ride is approximately 2.5/3 hours in the morning after breakfast.
On one of the days, we ride to a friend’s country house over the hills (3.5 hours ride going, 1.5 hours return).

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Accommodation

Comfort
Midscale
Guest House
7 nights
7 nights
Hotel

We offer rural style accommodation in Sicily. It is situated at an altitude of 2500 feet above sea level in the Madonie mountains.

The British family run place in a restored farmhouse complex. Each guest room has an en-suite bathroom. The area surrounding the guest rooms has been enhanced by a large terrace which overlooks the picturesque valley with its ever changing seasonal colours. The terrace is ideal for BBQs and social events and is regularly used for these.

Being also a horse-riding centre, the buildings are surrounded by fields where the horses graze. The stables and school are situated on the premises.

Tickets to group meeting place

Group meeting place
Sicilia, Palermo, Alia
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Tour conditions

Included

  • horse riding in the breath-taking Sicilian hills
  • accommodation in tastefully converted barns (en-suite bathrooms)
  • all meals (wines, liquors and drinks incl) out in different restaurants
  • daily activities, excursions and dining out after our day’s riding
  • travelling to various locations in beautiful Sicily
  • all transport and organisation for the various excursions
  • pick-up airport transfer (Airport return transfer available on request)

Extras

  • flights;
  • tips and personal expenses.

Group size

up to 8 tourists

Duration

8 days
7 nights

It's important to know

Cancellation of booking

In case of early cancellation of the reservation, we will be forced to withhold from you a percentage of the price paid:

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Additional terms:

Deposits are only refundable in rare cases where the client is judged by us to have a genuine cause for the cancellation, such as family muornings, epidemics etc…

Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 4 reviews
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    Debbie
    31 Mar, 2024
    about provider
    I want to express my gratitude to Pippa and Mark for creating such unforgettable memories during our week-long stay . My 10-year-old daughter had an amazing time and made memories that will last a lifetime . The daily rides through the stunning countryside , the warm hospitality , delicious meals , personalized excursions were all exceptional . Pippa and Mark went out of their way to make us feel welcome . We had a fantastic time and would highly recommend it to others . The horses are well-cared for and well-trained , the center is well-run and Pippa is a fantastic instructor who took great care of my daughter
    31 Mar, 2024
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    GuernseyJes
    18 Dec, 2023
    about provider
    I travelled alone, Mark kindly offered to pick me up from the train station so I took a taxi from my hotel, mark arrived on time and we headed to the stables 😀 My room was lovely + having a radiator was a relief as it was a bit chilly in Nov. Despite the cool nights i had fantastic weather during my days of riding, i rode Genghis Khan + Albi, both of whom were wonderful, but Albi was my favorite. I was the only guest there but Mark still took me on daily trips in his car, ending with a delicious meal. Mark was an excellent host + all the rides and outings were fantastic.
    18 Dec, 2023
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    Candice
    27 Nov, 2023
    about provider
    I booked a package with Mark and it provided a delightful experience of Sicily. The ridding was fantastic, offering stunning views and safe, responsive horses. Mark's evident love for animals was clear as he took excellent care of all the 4 legged animals at the yard. When we weren't ridding, we explored various villages and towns each day by car and dined at different restaurants selected by Mark. The food and sightseeing were exceptional, giving us an authentic taste of Sicily. I only wish we had more time to explore further! If you're seeking a holiday that combines ridding with sightseeing and dining to truly immerse yourself in a location, this is the perfect choice for you!
    27 Nov, 2023

Dates and Prices

  • US$ 1 486
    15 – 22 Sep 8 days 7 nights
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  • US$ 1 486
    29 Sep – 6 Oct 8 days 7 nights
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