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Horse Riding in Chianti Day Trip from Florence

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  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5049CHIANTI
Explore Tuscany’s Chianti region on horseback and discover centuries of winemaking heritage on this 6-hour Chianti horse riding day trip from Florence. Travel through the Chianti countryside on horseback with your guide. Admire rolling hills covered in ancient vineyards and olive groves. Visit a local winery’s cellars and learn of the Chianti region’s rich winemaking heritage. Enjoy a delicious meal of traditional, regional specialities and sample fine Chianti wines during a wine-tasting session. Your tour size is limited to six to ensure a more personalized experience.
Choose from a morning or afternoon horse trek, then set off by minivan from central Florence into the Chianti countryside to begin your tour. Widely considered home to some of Italy’s most beautiful scenery, Chianti boasts rolling hills, dense forests, fertile soils, grape-laden vines and centuries-old olive groves.

After a 45-minute drive out of Florence, arrive at the stables where your horse awaits. Listen to a brief safety introduction and enjoy a 30-minute orientation lesson, during which you’ll have the chance to get acquainted with your horse. The stables cater for riders of all abilities and beginners are very welcome — previous riding experience is not necessary. Riding hats (helmets) are provided free of charge and casual clothes can be worn.

Head out from the stables on horseback with your guide and explore the open fields and forested trails of the Chianti countryside. Pass ancient olive groves and row after row of vineyards, and gain insight into the rural heart of Tuscany.

After one hour on horseback, alight and hop back into your minivan for the onward journey to a prestigious local winery. Enjoy a guided tour of the cellars where barrels of fine wines lie slowly maturing and listen as your guide details the Chianti region’s rich winemaking heritage and traditions.

Drive onward for five minutes to a boutique winery in the cellars of a magnificent Italian villa, surrounded on all sides by rolling hills, cypress trees, vineyards and olive groves. Sit down to a delicious lunch or dinner (depending on option selected) of traditional Tuscan specialities such as Pecorino cheese, prosciutto, salami and bruschetta, and enjoy a tasting session of some of the finest Chianti wines. (The wine tasting fee is included in the tour and wines are also for sale). Listen to an introduction on the theory of wine-tasting and gain insight into the complex fruit flavors at play in your glass.

At the conclusion of your meal, take the 45-minute journey back to central Florence by minivan, where your tour will come to an end.

Please note: This tour is suitable for anyone aged 14 and above, even with no riding experience.


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Central Florence
Duration:
6 hours (approx.)

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Horse Riding in Chianti Day Trip from Florence, departing at 2:30pm. Available April to October only

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Horse Riding in Chianti Day Trip from Florence

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Inclusions:
  • Round trip transfers (approx 45 minutes each way)
  • Chianti Horse Riding (1 hours)
  • Orientation lesson (30 minutes)
  • Guided Winery visit
  • Wine tasting
  • Lunch
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking.
  • Children under 14 years will not be permitted
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: irene l, June 2015

our guide was fantastic. Debbie her name was. informative and fun. our horses were great and well behaved. the dinner at the winery was excellent.and our guide was very knowledgeable, I forgot his name but he was funny and friendly. the whole day was well woth it. I would've like a bit more time for dinner so we could've had time to digest and enjoy a little more relaxation before we went back, but it was great none the less.

Reviewed by: G P C, June 2015

Loved every second of this tour, just do it!! This was the highlight of our trip to Florence, in fact it was the highlight of our trip to 9 different countries!!

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