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Meeting: Castell'Azzara
Airport:   Rome Fiumicino       Train station:   Chiusi - Chianciano Terme
Transfer: Chiusi-Chianciano station, Rome Ciampino or Rome Fiumicino airport    Distance: 175 km / 108.7 miles

Transfers can be arranged for an extra fee. Pick-up at Chiusi train station for 5:30-6:30 pm. Drop off at Chiusi train sttaion for 9:00-10:00 am
We can also provide transfers from the airports in Rome if preferred.

Tack: Western
Horses: Haflingers, Appaloosas, Paints, Maremmanas, South American Thoroughbreds, and some cross breds
Pace: Moderate with trots and canters where possible - 5 to 7 hrs per day
| Walk | Trot | Canter |
Level: Riding Level (Click for legend) (3 to 3 out of 5)    Intermediate
Age: Min 14
Weight: Max 220 lbs
Riders: Min 4 riders Max 8 riders


Riding Experience

These trips have been designed for intermediate riders who are comfortable at all gaits and are able to ride through steep and challenging terrain. They should ride on a regular basis and be in good physical condition.
The Etruscan Trail is suitable for intermediate riders and above.
The Two Lakes Trail is suitable for intermediate riders and above.
The Maremma Traditions Ride is suitable for strong intermediate and experienced riders only as you will be working with cattle and crossing some rivers.

Terrain
On the Etruscan Trail and the Two Lakes Trail, we ride predominantly on mountain paths, ancient Etruscan roads cut deep into the tuff rock, country roads and dirt roads (maximum altitude is 860 meters, minimum 250 meters above sea level.).
On the Maremma Traditions Ride, the trails consist in mainly mountain paths, country roads and dirt roads. At times, there are difficult fords and uneven trails.

Pace
We go at a walk, trot and canter where possible. Each riding day lasts for about 5 - 6 hours split between the morning (longer ride) and the afternoon. On average, we ride between 25 and 40 km per day.

Horses
We host more than 60 horses, who live in small groups, outdoor on 100 acres of pastureland, completely according to their natural needs of socialization and movement. All the horses are trained in Western riding and particularly suitable for trekking.

Horse Training
The horse training is personally overseen by Fabio, with his the method called ‘Natural Western’. The initial training consists of teaching the horses to trust humans, and subsequently to carry out all the necessary movements in the countryside: walk, trot, canter, gallop, back, side passes, gallop changes, transitions, jumping, and water crossing. The horses carry out much of their training in the countryside, learning while having fun and at the same time increasing their level of experience.

Guides
An experienced guide rides with the group while an assistant takes the luggage to the overnight site and prepares the fencing for the horses. On the Maremma Traditions, during the 4 days with the Butteri, our guide and a buttero will lead the group.
Your guide can provide basic medication and will take along a first-aid kit on the trek. Any health conditions that require special medication should be brought to the attention of the guide before departure on the trek. Allergy sufferers should bring their own medicines, as those who suffer allergies from common medications.



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On Etruscan Trails in Tuscany
Tour Code: IT-ITRT02
8 days / 7 nights ~$1,765.00
Dates : May to October

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
E 2022 04/09 - 04/16 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP - Mini Etrusc... 4 /8 Reserve
C 2022 04/30 - 05/07 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Maremma Trad... 4 /8 Sold Out
B 2022 05/07 - 05/14 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Maremma Trad... 4 /8 Reserve
E 2022 05/14 - 05/21 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP - Mini Etrusc... 4 /8 Reserve
A 2022 05/21 - 05/28 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Etruscan Tra... 4 /8 Reserve
E 2022 05/28 - 06/04 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP - Mini Etrusc... 4 /8 Reserve
A 2022 08/20 - 08/27 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Etruscan Tra... 4 /8 Reserve
E 2022 08/27 - 09/03 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP - Mini Etrusc... 4 /8 Reserve
A 2022 09/03 - 09/10 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Etruscan Tra... 4 /8 Reserve
E 2022 09/10 - 09/17 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP - Mini Etrusc... 4 /8 Reserve
E 2022 10/01 - 10/08 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP - Mini Etrusc... 4 /8 Reserve
B 2022 10/08 - 10/15 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Maremma Trad... 4 /8 Reserve
B 2022 10/15 - 10/22 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Maremma Trad... 4 /8 Reserve
E 2022 10/29 - 11/05 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP - Mini Etrusc... 4 /8 Reserve
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Tack: Western
Horses: Haflingers, Appaloosas, Paints, Maremm...
Pace: Moderate with trots and canters where ...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Rome Fiumicino
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