Occhito Lake Getaway

Abruzzo/Molise Italy: (IT-GOITMO1)
URL: https://www.hiddentrails.com/tour/italy_molise_occhito_lake.aspx

Introduction
Abruzzo/Molise Italy
Join us for three days in close contact with nature, completing a full tour around the largest lake in Italy, Lake Occhito (perimeter of 68 km).

Around the lake, dozens of roads and lanes intersect between cultivated lands and woods, spontaneously building an exciting path to explore on horseback. 
The area surrounding the lake is an important resting place and refuge for many animals, including various species of mammals (wolf, wild boar, porcupine, marten, oak, marten, badger, otter) birds (black kite, red kite, buzzard, mallard, owl, scops owl, owl, herons) as well as various species of fish present in the reservoir (carp, chub, largemouth bass, southern bleak, crucian carp).

Food will be another highlight of your holiday as we only provide meals based on typical recipes and local products.

Accomodation

Accommodations
This is a stationary ride, so nights are spent in different accommodations.

Description
You will sleep in rustic but comfortable farmhouses with private rooms and facilities along the way.

Accommodation itinerary - subject to changes
Night 1: Farmhouse in Fortore Valley
Night 2: Manor near Lake Occhito
Night 3: Farmhouse in Colletorto

Farmhouse in Colletorto
This charming farmhouse offers 3 simple but comfortable guestrooms equipped with air conditioning and free Wi-Fi access.

Room Occupancy
In case you are a single traveler willing to share your room, we can sometimes waive the single supplement fee. If we are unable to find you a roommate, the single supplement fee applies.


Meals
All meals are included from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on the last day. Wine and water are included with meals.


Dietary Restrictions
We can cater to all dietary restrictions with prior notice.

This trip includes some wine with dinner and can accommodate special dietary requests.

Riding

Itinerary


Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Please, note that the itinerary below is to be considered indicative. It may be subject to variations due to weather conditions or circumstances beyond our control.

Day 1 (Thursday): Arrival 
Transfer to the Fortore Valley: a rural area characterized by cultivated fields, small orchards, woods, and hills that gently bend towards the valley. Nearby, you can see Occhito Lake, 13 square km of water completely surrounded by nature. Check into your accommodation. We will give a presentation of the horses, and enjoy dinner together with typical products.
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight at farmhouse in Fortore Valley


Day 2 (Friday): Valle del Fortore to Lake Occhito
A delicious breakfast will be served at 9am. The typical morning mist that hovers all around the reservoir will gradually thin out. It's time to leave! This morning, we ride for a few hours along the numerous trails in the area. You will appreciate the remarkable variety of flora and fauna that lives near the lake. You might be able to see a family of wild boars, perhaps a wolf or a small otter. There will be no lack of aerial trajectories of kites and buzzards.
At 1.30 pm, we stop for lunch, right on the shores of the lake, then, after a few moments of relaxation, we will leave for an ancient fortified manor. Tonight, we enjoy a good dinner.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Manor near Occihto Lake


Day 3 (Saturday): Lake Occhito Ride
After breakfast, we tack up the horses and get back in the saddle for another day of trekking. We will discover a new side of the lake. 
After a long excursion, it will be time to have our picnic lunch, made with local products. After our break, we set off again to reach a new farmhouse that will host us for the night. Typical dinner.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Farmhouse in Colletorto


Day 4 (Sunday): Departure day
This morning, we enjoy the last part of our fascinating riding journey. Once back at the stables, we say goodbye. 
Meals included: Breakfast


Rates and Dates for Occhito Lake Getaway

Rates include:

Accommodations, All meals with wine and water, Transfers from/to Termoli or Rome & 2.5 riding days

Packages and Options



  • SeasonYearDescriptionEUR ~US$
    A
    20214 day trip€770$915
The US Dollar Rate is Based on Exchange Rate of 1.19

Rates Note:

Departures can sometimes run with 2 pax only (small group supplement applies)

* prices are per person based on double/twin occupancy

Rates Note:

Departures can sometimes run with 2 pax only (small group supplement applies)


Transfer and Other Charges:



 DescriptionEUR~US$
2021 Transfer from/to Termoli train station or Rome airport included 0 $0
2021 Registration fee, pp 30 $35
2021 Single supplement - please inquire 0 $0
2021 Small group supplement (2 pax only) - please inquire 0 $0

Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
A 2021 06/24 - 06/27 4d / 3n 4 day trip 3 /8 Expired
A 2021 07/22 - 07/25 4d / 3n 4 day trip 3 /8 Expired
A 2021 08/05 - 08/08 4d / 3n 4 day trip 3 /8 Reserve
A 2021 08/26 - 08/29 4d / 3n 4 day trip 3 /8 Reserve
A 2021 09/30 - 10/03 4d / 3n 4 day trip 3 /8 Reserve
A 2021 10/28 - 10/31 4d / 3n 4 day trip 3 /8 Reserve

Dates Note:

Rates do not include:

Alcoholic drinks, Gratuities & Registration fee

Other Info
Meeting: Colletorto
Airport: Naples or Bari
Transfer: Rome airport or Termoli train station

Climate:
                                                Colletorto area


Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average High Temperature (°F)

46

47

53

59

68

77

82

82

74

65

55

48

Average Low Temperature (°F)

37

37

41

46

54

61

66

66

60

53

45

39

Average High Temperature (°C)

8

8

12

15

20

25

28

28

23

18

13

9

Average Low Temperature (°C)

3

3

5

8

12

16

19

19

15

11

7

4

Average Precipitation (days of rain)

6

6

6

7

5

4

2

3

5

5

6

6

Source: NOAA


Seasons
Rainfall is most frequent and heaviest in late autumn and early spring, though of short duration, but lasts longer in winter, with peak levels in November and the lowest levels in July.

The annual average temperature varies from 8°-12° in the mountainous area to 12°-16° in the maritime area; in both areas the difference can be quite extreme and take you completely by surprise.  January and February are the coldest month. In the mountains, it can often drop below zero and an open-fire is very welcome to counter the nip in the air.

What To Bring: