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Relaxed Tuscan Ride & Cooking Classes


Relaxed Tuscan Ride & Cooking Classes
Tuscany Italy

Fabulous trail riding, excellent culinary classes and relaxing spa time!

The beautiful hotel estate is embedded in a fairy tale countryside and close to the ancient town of Scansano, a characteristic Tuscan village on the top of a hill in the Alta Maremma that is full of history and culture.  Joining you will be the many welcomed guests of the 4 star hotel, Resort di Scansano: a traditional ancient residence in Tuscany recently undergoing restoration turning the property from a characteristic country farm in Tuscany to a luxurious hotel estate.  Indeed a fantastic place, immersed in nature, where you can reconcile enviable comfort with an exciting stay on a farm estate in Tuscany. This is a superb country resort, overlooking the hills of the Maremma region with a riding centre available, endless fields and woods, silvery olive groves and the Morellino di Scansano vineyards which offers its visitors an opportunity to discover the secrets of typical Maremma cuisine.

Cooking...
Learn the secrets of the Tuscan cuisine by participating in a Tuscan cookery course, where you can learn how to prepare homemade pasta, meat
specialties and delicious local desserts all of which are authentic Tuscan dishes. During your one-week stay you will attend an informative and fun cooking course which includes three days of cooking practice and food tastings, alternating with three horseback riding days. Both beginners taking their first culinary steps and experts of other types of cuisine will learn the subtle expertise behind the simple yet sophisticated recipes used by Maremma's country cooks to make the best of the fruits of their generous land.
Each cooking class will take about three hours to complete.

The first course introduces the favorite Italian soups, the art of making pasta, the sauces and the way in which they are presented.
The second class will show you all the secrets of the main courses - meat with rosemary, the art of cooking and serving more refined dishes as fish, roasted or en casserole chicken, wild pork, lamb, rabbit and you are shown the way in which they are each presented.
The third lesson covers the sweets! Under the guidance of our skilled chef we will bake typical cakes as "tozzetti" (biscuits with nut), jam-tarts, etc.

Riding...
On your three horseback days you ride through the gentle hills, travel along lazy meandering rivers, and explore the small lush forests of the area (about 3 to 4 hrs each ride).

The Spa...
For those that enjoy a good pampering in the spa, we have included free entrance to the Spa facilities with Sauna, Turkish Bath and indoor pool, as well as a 25 minute relaxing massage. Additional Spa treatments are available  including Holistic Massage, Body Scrub, Furo Treatment and an Ayuvedic Massage.


Riding and Cooking Classes
Center-based ride
Ride with Western Tack

Meeting: Scansano
Airport: Rome/Florence
Transfer: Grosetto any time
Riders: Min 1 riders
Max 10 riders
(per riding group)

Max Capacity 50

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    Relaxed Tuscan Ride & Cooking Classes
    Tour Code: IT-ITSR01-RX
    8 days / 7 nights ~$2,250.00
    Dates : Feb to Dec except August

    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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    Tack: English, Western
    Horses: Maremma
    Pace: Slow with some trots and canters, 3-4 ...

    Airport: Rome/Florence
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