Tour Itinerary (Maremma Trail for experienced riders):
Day 1, Sunday: A light day ride to a Roman thermal bath in the Cecina valley will allow you to get to know your horse and the surroundings.
Day 2, Monday: Huge old trees and thick undergrowth are an indication of the native forests of the Alta Maremma Toscana, Tuscany. During the picnic you enjoy a wonderful view to the sea. The rocky path to the castle ruins of Fosini has a unique beauty. In the evening we reach the magnificent Renaissance estate of Anqua. The horses will stay over in the meadows belonging to this friendly Sienese noble family.
Day 3, Tuesday: Trail riding from Anqua to Lagoni, a hot springs area. The landscape loses its wildness to more charming agricultural developments typical of centuries of occupation - picture-book Tuscany. We pass by abandoned farm houses, cross fields and small rivers until we leave the horses overnight close to the village of Fosini.
Day 4, Wednesday: Not far from Fosini lies a well-known cultural monument in Tuscany - the abbey ruins of San Galgano. This cloister built in the 13-th. century used to be the cultural and economic center of the region. Once we have viewed the legendary walls of this historically-significant church, we gallop into wide open meadows and follow the legendary "Ancient path of the Maremma" until the castle "Luriano", where our horses stay 2 nights and have a day to relax.
Day 5, Thursday: Relax or discover the area on your own. We would also be glad to organize excursions to Massa Marittima, Siena or to the sea.
Day 6, Friday: The next morning we cross the beautiful grounds belonging to the Countess of Luriano and move on to the romantic riverbed of the Merse. Watch how the trout flash through the rushing water away from the hooves of the horses. One last time experience the soft beauty of the Maremma hills and after a steep climb, turn back to the Rifugio Prategiano.
Full board 7 days, 5 days of riding. Price is subject to change without notice. Please contact us for questions and bookings.
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