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Chianti Castles Ride & Wine Tasting


Itinerary for Chianti Castles Ride & Wine Tasting



Sample Itinerary: stationary option - subject to changes

Day 1 (Sunday): Arrival
Arrival at the riding center in the afternoon. Around 7 pm we will get together and offer you a welcome drink before we join you for dinner around 8:30 pm.
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight at the Farmhouse in Santa Margherita

Day 2 (Monday): Ride around the Riding Center
Half-day riding takes us to the romantic abbey of Badia d'Ombrone. Lunch at the riding center and in the afternoon we ride to our neighbor at the medieval Castello di Montalto for a visit and tea with the lady of the manor.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Farmhouse in Santa Margherita


Day 3 (Tuesday): Ride to Arceno
One full day of riding on rolling hills and landscapes that take you to Arceno (a centuries old property), where you breathe in the history and beauty.  This property is located in the heart of Tuscany, in the Sienese Chianti area, between Florence and Siena. It extends for more than a thousand hectares. We will have a wine tasting in a superb location with the view of vines, olives, and two tree-lined avenues with their double line of cypresses that are protected by law given their great value and uncommon beauty. We stop for a visit and maybe an aperitif in the medieval village of San Gusme (11th century) and then arrive at the Etruscan site of Campi, where we have our picnic lunch. The view is magnificent, spreading over 360 degrees from Monti del Chianti to Siena to Monte Amiata.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Farmhouse in Santa Margherita


Day 4 (Wednesday): Half-day ride to Montebenichi & Visit of Montepulciano
Half-day riding in the morning takes us to the medieval village of Montebenichi. Lunch at the riding center and in the afternoon we visit the medieval town of Montepulciano, where we will taste the famous red wine, Nobile di Montepulcianoto and visit the towns set of many historical movies.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Farmhouse in Santa Margherita


Day 5 (Thursday): Ride to Pacina's Farm
One day riding with a picnic at the organic wine farm of Pacina,  which used to be an old convent, now converted into an organic farm by the Tiezzi family. They produce a superb, natural wine, but in small quantity. The farm is in the movie RESISTENZA NATURALE by Jonathan Nossiter.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Farmhouse in Santa Margherita


Day 6 (Friday): Ride across Crete Senesi & Rapale
We pass through the “Crete senesi”, a completely different area, famous for their sheep cheese. Then, we head to an ancient Etruscan road with an amazing view of the Chianti hills and Siena, on sunny days. Finally, we pass through the village of Rapale, one of the last remaining untouched ancient villages.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Farmhouse in Santa Margherita


Day 7 (Saturday): Half-day Ride to Monastery Borgo Monastero  & Visit of Siena
Half day riding in the morning at the monastery Borgo Monastero through forest, olives, and vines. Lunch is eaten at the riding center and, in the afternoon we visit Siena by car. Siena is thought to be the best well-preserved medieval town in Italy.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Farmhouse in Santa Margherita


Day 8 (Sunday): Departure
Departure after breakfast.
Meals included: Breakfast

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Sample Itinerary: 1 night away option - subject to changes

Day 1 (Sunday): Arrival
Arrival at the riding center in the afternoon. Around 7 pm we will get together and offer you a welcome drink before we join you for dinner around 8:30 pm. 
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight at the Farmhouse in Santa Margherita


Day 2 (Monday): Ride around the Riding Center
Half-day riding takes us to the romantic abbey of Badia d'Ombrone. Lunch at the riding centre and in the afternoon we ride to our neighbour at the medieval Castello di Montalto for a visit and tea with the lady of the manor.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Farmhouse in Santa Margherita


Day 3 (Tuesday): Ride to Arceno
One full day of riding on rolling hills and landscapes that take you to Arceno, a centuries old property, where you breathe in the history and beauty.  In the heart of Tuscany is the Sienese Chianti area, between Florence and Siena, that extends for more than a thousand hectares. We will have a wine tasting in a superb location with the view of vines, olives, and two tree-lined avenues with their double line of cypresses that are protected by law given their great value and uncommon beauty. We stop for a visit and maybe an aperitif in the medieval village of San Gusme (11th century) and then arrive at the Etruscan site of Campi, where we have a picnic. The view is magnificent, spreading over 360 degrees from Monti del Chianti to Siena to Monte Amiata.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Farmhouse in Santa Margherita


Day 4 (Wednesday): Ride to Castello di Brolio
Today, we ride through the Chianti Castles until we reach Castello di Brolio.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Castello di Brolio


Day 5 (Thursday): Ride back to the Riding Center
We ride back from Castello di Brolio to the riding center.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Farmhouse in Santa Margherita


Day 6 (Friday): Ride across Crete senesi & Rapale
We pass through the “Crete senesi”, a completely different area  famous for their sheep cheese before heading to an ancient Etruscan road with an amazing view of the Chianti hills and Siena on sunny days. We pass through the village of Rapale, one of the last remaining untouched ancient villages.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Farmhouse in Santa Margherita


Day 7 (Saturday): Half-day Ride to Monastery Borgo Monastero  & Visit of Siena
Half day riding in the morning at the monastery Borgo Monastero through forest, olives, and vines. Lunch is eaten at the riding center and, in the afternoon, we visit Siena by car. Siena is thought to be the best well-preserved medieval town in Italy.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Farmhouse in Santa Margherita


Day 8 (Sunday): Departure
Departure after breakfast.
Meals included: Breakfast
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Chianti Castles Ride & Wine Tasting
Tour Code: IT-ITSR10
8 days / 7 nights ~$2,195.00
Dates : April-June, Sept-Oct

Trip Rating :
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 2020 09/20 - 09/27 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (stationary) 4 /7 Expired
B 2020 09/20 - 09/27 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (1 night away... 4 /7 Expired
B 2020 10/04 - 10/11 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (1 night away... 4 /7 Reserve
A 2020 10/04 - 10/11 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (stationary) 4 /7 Reserve
A 2020 10/18 - 10/25 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (stationary) 4 /7 Reserve
B 2020 10/18 - 10/25 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (1 night away... 4 /7 Reserve
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Tack: English
Horses: Italian and French Anglo Arab and warm...
Pace: Moderate with trots, canters and short...
Walk, Trot, Canter, Gallop,
Airport: Florence / Pisa
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