Wine trekking by horse in Veneto
- 3 days s
- Maximum Allowed Per Booking: 5
Departure dates on request with minimum 2 participants from April to October
If you love enjoying nature on the saddle you can’t absolutely miss the Veneto! Land with a huge culture for the horse, but also the history and the luxuriant vegetation and vines. Do not forget the excellent cuisine and good wine which are the common denominator of this beautiful Italian region. Soave becomes an Agricultural Heritage of Humanity after FAO recognition for the historical importance of the agricultural system, UNIQUE in Italy.
3 days s
2 - 5
- All meals as per program (wine and water included with meals)
- 2 nights in a farmhouse in a double room
- 3 days on horseback (approximately 6 hours a day)
- Horses and equipment available
- Expert guide of the Italian / English speaking area
- ENGEA daily insurance
- Flights, trains, and/or vehicles to reach the starting point of the trek
- Transfer from/to airport, station
- Meals not mentioned, airport taxes, drinks, tips, personal extras
- Anything not highlighted in the item “the fee includes”
- Supplementary insurance
- Practice opening fee Euro 45
Day 1 - ALPONE VALLEY
Meeting at the Country House Horse center in Monteforte D'alpone ( VR ) and accommodation. Brief explanation and field test to verify the equestrian skills of the participants. Light lunch and all in the saddle for an afternoon (about 3 hours) through the beautiful vineyards that characterize the area. We will pass by the medieval castle of Soave to reach the charming village where we will stop for the "snack of the rider" and return to the stables. Convivial barbecue and overnight stay.
Day 2 - ALPONE VALLEY
After breakfast we will ride for half a day to discover the beautiful Alpone Valley. We will pass by the religious way of the Madonna della Bassanella, by the way of the wool to reach then the locality Costeggiola and continue to reach then the small village of Castelcerino with a panoramic view on the Alpone valley. From here we will reach the mouth of the volcano Monte Cucca in the locality Fittà and then return along a scenic route over the valley. Return to the stables for lunch. Afternoon free and barbecue followed by a night walk of 2 hours. Overnight stay.
Day 3 - ALPONE VALLEY
After breakfast everybody in the saddle for a full day. We will pass by Froscarino, one of the last extinct marine volcanoes. We'll go back through the village of Fittà and then we'll go down through the vineyards to Montecchia, with a stop for lunch at the Laghetti tavern (or similar). Return to the stables in the afternoon. Barbecue and departure after dinner on your own (possibility to have a support note).
DIFFICULTY: °°° (INTERMEDIATE)
ACCOMMODATION: Agritourism / farm
EQUIPMENT: AMERICAN SADDLE
HORSES: HORSE PSA, HAFFLINGHER, QH, APPALOOSA, most of the horses have been trained by the guide himself with the NATURAL system, so WITHOUT COERCITIVES, NO bites, spurs, or whips are used.
PACE: 6 HOURS PER DAY IN THE SADDLE APPROX. We proceed to the three gaits. The ability of the rider to control the horse in open spaces is required.
MINIMUM AGE: 18 years
TYPE: Itinerant trekking with overnight stays in agritourism or local farms
The 2 nights will be in simple structures: agritourism or local farms typical of the area. The cuisine of typical products and wine at meals typical of the famous area we are discovering.
Possibility of support nights before or after the trekking in a B&B adjacent to the starting stables which has 3 very spacious rooms (maximum occupancy – 4 people) with a shared bathroom. Equipped with hairdryer, common area with TV and free wi-fi. 1 dependence with private bathroom.
Note: The itinerary described above is to be considered indicative. It may be subject to variations due to weather conditions or circumstances beyond our control.
up to 30 days before departure: 10% of the participation fee
from 29 to 20 days before departure: 25% of the participation fee
from 19 to 7 days before departure: 50% of the participation fee
beyond this deadline: 100% of the participation fee
In addition to the penalties relating to airline tickets (special fares, instant purchases, low cost and scheduled flights)
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