Horse riding, horseback trekking and equestrian excursions: for a couple of hours or a full day you will enjoy the unspoilt nature of Tuscany

Horse riding, horseback trekking and equestrian excursions: for a couple of hours or a full day you will enjoy the unspoilt nature of Tuscany

Exploring Tuscany on horseback is an experience everyone should try at least once in their life. Find the right rhythm and synch with your horse, take in the clean fresh air of the countryside, gallop along freshly tilled fields amid patches of sunflowers.

Come enjoy the views and unique atmosphere here the Riding Tuscany equestrian centre of the Belmonte farm holiday resort in Montaione, close to San Gimignano and Volterra.

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Horseback rides for beginners and experienced riders

1 hour and 15 minutes of blissful Tuscany sceneries to experience on horseback: this is an easy horse trek across the green hills of Montaione within the 200-hectare of the resort’s estate.

If you are an experienced rider you can choose a horse and set out on a ride at your own pace.

If you do not feel comfortable in managing a horse on your own, or you are taking kids with you, come along anyway, one of our trainers will always be with you guiding the horse on foot.

(Horse riding available for over 6 year olds)

A horseback riding adventure on the golden hills of Tuscany


Horseback trekking in Tuscany

You dream of exploring the Tuscan countryside galloping along the trails around San Gimignano and Volterra? Come choose your dream trek at Riding Tuscany horse riding centre in Montaione. We offer various options to suit your time and expertise. Every horse riding trek is led by one or two guides for your comfort and safety.

  • 1-hour trek: this is an easy trek in the surroundings of the riding centre on the slopes of the hills around Montaione. As soon as you feel comfortable we can do some trotting and galloping.
  • 2-hour trek in the forest: you can explore the forest bordering the riding centre, trotting and galloping along shadowy tracks (the trek is suitable for over 14-year olds).
  • 2-hour trek across the hills: you can slowly ride  across the hills surrounding the riding centre. On this pleasant horseback ride you enjoy some beautiful natural sceneries of small lakes, wild meadows and you may also spot some wild animal (herons, pheasants, hares, dear and boars)
  • 3 hour trek: explore the hills around Peccioli. A highlight of the trek is riding through a stream and spotting some local wild fauna. We will ride slowing to not harm the horses.
  • 6-hour trekking: this horse riding trek takes you across the hills around Peccioli, through a stream where you may spot some local wild animals. We will stop for a nice picnic in the woods (this trek is available between 15/09 and 31/05 – minimum 2 participants).
  • Full-day trek: a long excursion of your choice across the hills around San Gimignano, riding slowly for some 8 hours with a 2/3 hour stop for a hearty picnic (available between 15/09 and 31/05 – minimum 2 participants)

Horse rides for food and wines lovers: this trek is suitable for experienced riders over 14 years; it will last a whole day, or 6 hours, with a stop for lunch at a local farm restaurant and winery. You will enjoy the true Tuscan atmosphere and taste some local specialities and wine. One or two friendly guides will lead the way.

Horse riding activities at the Riding Tuscany Ranch
are only available for guests staying at Belmonte Vacanze farm.

Prices


    6-hour trek including a picnic lunch€ 110
    The trek is suitable for experienced horse riders over 14 years old. The price includes a catered picnic lunch.
    3-hour trek€ 65
    This trip is suitable for every type of rider. The route is conveniently located on the hills near Montaione.
    Full day trek including a picnic lunch€ 150
    The trek is suitable for experienced horse riders over 14 years old. The price includes a catered picnic lunch.
    Full day trek including lunch€ 160
    The trek is suitable for experienced horse riders over 14 years old. The price includes lunch at a local farm restaurant and winery
    6-hour trek including a picnic lunch120 €
    The trek is suitable for experienced horse riders over 14 years old. The price includes a catered picnic lunch.