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  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $125.37

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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 8 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 35-minute journey back to central Florence by minivan, where your tour will come to an end.

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Departure Point:
Central Florence
Duration:
5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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9:30am Departure
Code: EN0930

Horse Riding in Chianti Day Trip from Florence, departing at 9:30am

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2:30pm Departure
Code: EN1430

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

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USD $125.37
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Horse Riding in Chianti Day Trip from Florence

Horseriding in Chianti
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Inclusions:
  • Round trip transfers (approx 30 minutes each way)
  • Chianti Horse Riding and Orientation lesson (approx. 1 hours)
  • Use of Helmets
  • 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
  • Horses can bear up to 220 lbs (100 kg)
  • Long-leave pants and sports shoes are required (no flip-flops please!)
Itinerary:
Please note: This tour is suitable for anyone aged 14 and above, even with no riding experience.
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Barry O, August 2016

Eliseo was a very good guide, accommodating and was nice enough to track me down and return my sunglasses. Only issue was did not get to visit a winery.

Reviewed by: Clinton S, August 2016

Simone our guide was fantastic. As he had a degree in viniculture, we was great in sharing his knowledge about the Chianti area and the winemaking of the region. After the ride, we had a lovely wine tasting at an organic self sufficient farm, and then onto lunch at a former winery. Overall a great day out and well worth it.