Enjoy horse riding through the rolling verdant Chianti hills and visit two boutique wineries for a guided tour and tasting. Finally, indulge in a typical Tuscan wine-pairing lunch.
What a unique and memorable way of exploring the Chianti winelands and countryside - on horseback!
Leave downtown Florence in the morning, for a pleasant 25 minute drive to the nearby hillside. Upon arrival meet your horse and have a brief overview lesson with your English-speaking escort, a horse pro, and then get ready to experience a horseback riding near Florence!
Once you feel sound and confident set off for a leisurely and easygoing 1-hour ride led by your local guide. Ride along pastures and neatly groomed fields, hear the breeze caress the olive trees and admire verdant vineyards, and reach the first winery in a noble countryside estate. This is an ancient and renowned winery estate completely renewed but still operating with ancient methods.
Then, leave the horses and hop back on the van, and set off for the second visit: a small, boutique winery, in which you will explore the tiny amazing cellar where their exceptional wines are produced.
Learn all about wine production techniques, and the secrets that lie behind the most precious blends.
At the end of the tour savour a typical Tuscan wine-pairing lunch: specialty local dishes served paired with the extraordinary blends of the winery you visited. Then return to Florence
Please note: No previous riding experience is required; horseback riding hats (helmets) will be provided; children under 14 years old are not allowed on this tour.
Difficulty: easy, relaxed ride suitable for all. Please do not expect to trot or canter.
- Transportation from/to town
- Typical Tuscan meal with wine tasting
- Covid safety measures in place
- Orientation horse riding lesson
- Professional horse guide and tour Leader
- Guided visit to 2 different boutique wineries
- 1-hour relaxing horseback ride through the Chianti countryside