Mini Etruscan Trail (with Cornacchino Ride)

5.0 (7)
8 days 7 nights
Italy
Difficulty
Challenging
Comfort
Basic+

Exploring the Cornacchino area and a portion of the Etruscan Trail offers a blend of horseback riding experiences. The itinerary includes riding-outs at Cornacchino and a brief section of the Etruscan Trail, allowing participants to discover the ancient routes once traveled by the Etruscans, the early inhabitants of Italy predating the Roman empire. This package is ideal for those intrigued by the idea of embarking on a comprehensive horseback trek.

from US$ 1 257
per tourist for 8 days
Departing from
Toscana, Grosseto, Castell'Azzara
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Number of individuals
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)
Visit the Mezzano Lake
Ride through the countryside until you reach the beautiful Mezzano Lake
Discover Medieval Villages
Enjoy the view to the ancient villages from the hill and ride through the historic paths

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
Riding-out at Cornacchino
Day 4
Riding-out at Cornacchino
Day 5
Etruscan road towards the Sorano
Day 6
Mezzano Lake
Day 7
Ride towards Vitozza
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.

5 nights
Country House

Meals:

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

2 nights
Country House

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Toscana, Grosseto, Castell'Azzara
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Tour conditions

Included

  • 8 days / 7 overnights in country houses in double room,
  • full board basis (breakfast, picnic and typical Tuscan dishes),
  • 3 times a 2 hours ride,
  • 3 days of trail (5 – 6 hours on horseback per day)

Extras

  • transfer, 
  • single room supplement,
  • 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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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 7 reviews
  • K
    kskahill100
    6 Dec, 2023
    about provider
    Had an amazing time out in the countryside, enjoying delicious, real-deal food every day. Plus, the horses were top-notch and totally safe, making those Tuscan adventures extra special. Did both the short rides around the farm and the longer treks each week. Can't forget it.
    6 Dec, 2023
  • D
    Daniel
    22 Oct, 2023
    about provider
    Imagine being in a gorgeous spot surrounded by nature and being part of a big Italian 'family' that gives you an amazing time riding horses. P.S. the horse training was tough but totally worth it! The horses are treated really well and you can see they're super healthy because they get to roam around in nature together, which keeps them strong and happy. And let's talk about the food - it's so yummy and there's plenty of it. Just a heads up, you might need some extra willpower because it's tough not to go back for seconds1
    22 Oct, 2023
  • J
    jamielyn
    2 Oct, 2023
    about provider
    They always surprise me. As soon as we arrive, they treat us incredibly well. I've been there twice already, and every day feels like I'm being taken care of and welcomed with open arms. It's like being with friends or family and it feels really cozy. The beds are comfy, the rooms are nice and cool and the food is absolutely delicious. I might have gained a few pounds, but it was totally worth it. I'm already looking forward to going back next year. Thanks a bunch, everyone!
    2 Oct, 2023

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