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Itinerary for Ride, Wine, & Spa Escape



Sample Itinerary- subject to changes

Day 1

Start with an afternoon arrival at the picturesque castle in Tuscany. You will be staying in the converted buildings in the castle grounds, taking breakfast each morning in the castle itself. After checking in, you will be served with a welcome drink and then receive a briefing from your guide/instructor who will be looking after you throughout the week.

Day 2
This morning you will be walking down to the stables which are located in the grounds of the castle. Here, the instructor will allocate you a horse and you will begin your riding. Novice riders may choose to take a lesson whilst more experienced riders will be enjoying an introductory hack around the castle grounds, an ideal opportunity to start to get to know the local area.

Day 3
Today you will be exploring this stunning area on horseback, visiting picturesque hamlets, passing through vineyards, olive groves, beautiful woods, and forests. Keep an eye out for wildlife – you may be lucky enough to see deer, wild boar with their piglets, foxes, and if you are lucky, porcupines! The horses and ponies are suitable for both experienced and less experienced riders, with experienced riders able to enjoy long canters alongside the fields of sunflowers, wheat, or maize.

Day 4
Today you will be riding towards the picturesque Lake Bolsena. This is a fabulous spot with breathtaking views of the area stretching from the impressive 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 to the castle along this ancient ‘outlaws highway’ you will pass through mature oak woodlands dotted with original farm dwellings built in the traditional tufo rock.

Day 5
Today is a rest day from riding and we have arranged for you to take a trip to the local hot water spa. Here you will find a natural hot water pool where you can relax and ease away any aches and pains. Treatments and massages may also be booked (extra charge). The owners offer a number of local excursions including a trip to an ancient Etruscan settlement in his 4 x 4 or an olive oil tasting visit. Alternatively, mountain biking is offered for the more energetic amongst us!

Spa
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.

Day 6
Today ride out along the famous Brigands Trail once more. This route was formally used by outlaws fleeing from the authorities and now offers a myriad of hacking opportunities along forest pathways and sandy tracks. Breath taking views of the local area will accompany our excursion all the way. Scattered throughout the countryside, archaeological sites with Etruscan tombs will serve to remind us of how ancient this beautiful land really is.

Day 7
Today we have arranged a wine tour. You will be taking a trip to the local vineyards and wine cellars where you can taste the wines (not to be missed!). If you want to ride this afternoon this can be arranged but will cost extra.

Wine Tasting
The vineyards are located precisely on the slopes of the spur of tufaceous rock on which Sovana is perched, immersed in a breath-taking natural and archaeological panorama. The property was acquired by the Antinori family in 1995 and extends over 193 hectares (some 480 acres) on a gently sloping terrain of volcanic origin with a tufaceous sub-soil. It is situated at approximately 200 meters (660 feet) above sea level. The Fattoria Aldobrandesca wine premiered in summer 1998: Aleatico 1997. In 2004 premiered Vie Cave: the fruit of lands of widely varying features and careful zonal and oenological research.

Day 8
Sadly today it is time to bid farewell to your castle home and this spectacular region, but if you can’t bear to go home just yet we can organize an additional night or two for you in Rome.
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Ride, Wine, & Spa Escape
Tour Code: IT-ITSR14
8 days / 7 nights ~$1,540.00
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
B 2019 10/05 - 10/12 8d / 7n 8-day trip, AP (Low) 1 /6 Expired
B 2019 10/12 - 10/19 8d / 7n 8-day trip, AP (Low) 1 /6 Expired
B 2019 10/19 - 10/26 8d / 7n 8-day trip, AP (Low) 1 /6 Expired
B 2019 10/26 - 11/02 8d / 7n 8-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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