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Castello Country Escape


Itinerary for Castello Country Escape



Sample Itinerary- subject to changes

Day 1

Arrive today between 2:00pm and 6:00pm. You will be staying in converted buildings around the Castle, taking breakfast each morning in the Castle itself. After checking in you will be served with a welcome drink and then you will meet with your guide/instructor who will be looking after you throughout your stay. Today your riding program will begin. Choose from a lesson (compulsory for beginners) or for experienced riders you can start with a ride out in the countryside that surrounds the castle.

Day 2
Experienced riders will ride today from castle to castle- a fabulous excursion that will take you through the most unspoiled of Tuscan countryside. The trail will take you through magical scenery offered by the towering Tuscan mountains. Along the way you may spot pheasant, fallow-deer, and wild boars. You will ride around the vicinity of Onano, a fortified town boasting a medieval castle. We will continue through old tracks once used
by farmers and open fields passing a delightful medieval church. For less experienced riders a lesson and a shorter hack are available.

Day 3
This morning experienced riders will be heading out along The Brigands Trail towards picturesque Lake Bolsena. This is a fantastic spot with breathtaking views of the area stretching from the beautiful crater of Lake Bolsena on one side, to the hills surrounding Lake Mezzano on the other side. On a clear day you can see the sea 40 km away, shimmering like a mirror. As you head back along this ancient ‘outlaws highway’ you will pass through mature oak woodlands dotted with original farm dwellings built in the traditional tufo rock. If you are a beginner you can choose between a lesson and a shorter ride out or a longer ride out if you are safe and secure in the saddle.

Day 4
We do a full day's ride through farmland on the Brigands Path into the wooded hills which surround Onano. Along the way, we glimpse stone pine trees atop an ancient Etruscan site and arrive on the flat plain of the Mezzano crater. We stop at the Fra Viaco farm restaurant and meet for lunch. You can take a refreshing swim in the crystal clear waters of the lake. After a delicious meal, we ascend through ancient chestnut woods to arrive back at the castle.

Day 5
Sadly today it is time to bid farewell to your castle home as you come to the end of your riding holiday. If time allows we can offer you another ride out this morning, or if you would prefer a lesson in the arena (not included in price).

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Additional Activities (included)
- Swimming pool (June 1st – September 30th)
- Mini football Pitch
- Volleyball
- Ping pong
- Billiards

Additional Activities (for added fee)
- Tennis court (€10/ hour)
- Mountain bikes (€18,00/ person / day)
- Pasta-making class (€75/ person)
- Wine tasting (€25/ person)
- Massages onsite ((prices and more information at the Castle Reception)
- Guided tour of Bolsena Lake (prices and more information at the Castle Reception)
- Archeology at Grotte di Castro (prices and more information at the Castle Reception)
- Visit Spa (prices and more information at the Castle Reception)
Since the time of the Etruscans and the Romans, natural hot springs were considered a natural source of wellness with therapeutic properties. Given it’s volcanic soil, Southern Tuscany offers a vast range of thermal baths of different levels. Only 18 km away from the castle, next to the village of Sorano there is a well organized spa facility. There you can to swim in the warm waters and relax beneath two beautiful waterfalls. Here, you can enjoy a natural hydro massage, a special massage or various spa treatments in the wellness center. Waters are flowing from natural springs at 37° centigrade. The area around the swimming pool is largely equipped with sun beds and umbrellas to satisfy the needs of everyone. A small river surrounds the spa and receives the outgoing native waters. It’s mixed waters come from a little stream in the woods and several other hot springs.
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Castello Country Escape
Tour Code: IT-ITSR13
5 days / 4 nights ~$1,235.00
Dates : March to November

Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
ABeginner
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
BNovice
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
CIntermediate
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
EAdvanced
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
   
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
   
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
   
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
   
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
   
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
   
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
A 2019 09/12 - 09/16 5d / 4n 5-day trip, AP (High) 1 /6 Expired
B 2019 09/19 - 09/23 5d / 4n 5-day trip, AP (Low) 1 /6 Expired
B 2019 09/26 - 09/30 5d / 4n 5-day trip, AP (Low) 1 /6 Expired
B 2019 10/03 - 10/07 5d / 4n 5-day trip, AP (Low) 1 /6 Expired
B 2019 10/10 - 10/14 5d / 4n 5-day trip, AP (Low) 1 /6 Expired
B 2019 10/17 - 10/21 5d / 4n 5-day trip, AP (Low) 1 /6 Expired
B 2019 10/24 - 10/28 5d / 4n 5-day trip, AP (Low) 1 /6 Expired
B 2019 10/31 - 11/04 5d / 4n 5-day trip, AP (Low) 1 /6 Expired
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Tack: English
Horses: Mixture of local Thoroughbred and Warm...
Pace: Can cater from beginners (lessons in t...
Walk, Trot, Canter, Jumps
Airport: Rome-Fiumicino International Airport (FCO)
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