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Chianti Castles Ride & Wine Tasting


Chianti Castles Ride & Wine Tasting
Tuscany Italy

The beautiful farmstead of S. Margherita, built at the end of the nineteenth century and home of the riding center, is situated in the Chianti region located in the center of the Siena, Florence, and Arezzo triangle.

Surrounded by meadows and woods, with views of a medieval castle, the farm is in the rare position to offer its guests the silence of nature broken only by the melody of birdsong, the neighing of horses, and rushing of the river flowing nearby. Here you are welcomed to a week in rural Chianti country surrounded by horses, good company and some of the most famous castles and wine vineyards of Italy.

The scheduled weeks include and 3 full day rides and 3 half day rides, with sightseeing on some afternoons to  the medieval town of Siena and to a wonderful local spa. There will be wine tasting options, relaxation, and if you like - a lively night out in Siena! 
The intent of the riding holidays is to show to the rider the variety of landscape we have to offer, rich in historical buildings and vines, olives trees, and woods, as well as villas, and farms all away from traffic and crowds. We are delighted to show you some of the best Chianti wine farms and offer tasting of the superb wines they showcase. The riders stay in a comfortable country house, eating excellent Tuscany food and wines, riding the well trained horses which alternate their holiday jobs during the year with competing in military or dressage, in a perfect combination of relaxation and discipline.

Non Rider Options:  The location of the farm makes it an ideal base for cycling and hiking, and for those who wish to mix cultural tourism with outdoor pursuits.


Center-based ride

Meeting: Castelnuovo
Airport: Florence / Pisa
Transfer: Montevarchi train station
Riders: Min 4 riders
Max 7 riders

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    Chianti Castles Ride & Wine Tasting
    Tour Code: IT-ITSR10
    8 days / 7 nights ~$2,015.00
    Dates : May to 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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    A 2016 05/08 - 05/15 8d / 7n 8 day trip, MAP - Classic (s... 4 /7 Expired
    A 2016 10/09 - 10/16 8d / 7n 8 day trip, MAP - Classic (s... 4 /7 Reserve
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    Tack: English
    Horses: Italian and French Anglo Arab and warm...
    Pace: Moderate with trots, canters and short...

    Airport: Florence / Pisa
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