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Sicily Horse Riding Holiday in Ispica

Embark on a captivating horse riding holiday set against the backdrop of the stunning southeast of Sicily, seamlessly intertwined with the essence of la dolce vita. Picture a week of exploration through enchanting forests, scenic vineyards, sun-kissed beaches, and tranquil riversides—all set against the picturesque Sicilian landscape. Revel in the perfect weather of the season, ideal for both poolside lounging and refreshing dips in the sea.

Key information

  • Rider weight limit: 220 pounds / 100 kilograms
  • Tack type: English saddle
  • Horse height range: 1.42 - 1.73 meters

Meet the instructors

Thomas
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Highlights

  • Enjoy six 2-3 hours of horse riding
  • Admire the scenic landscapes of Sicily
  • 6 enriching excursions to local towns followed by dinner
  • Horse carriage night tour of wineries for the San Lorenzo night
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Beginner

Styles


8 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Italian, Spanish
Group size: 4-10 participants
Airport transfer included: Catania–Fontanarossa Airport
Airport transfer included: Comiso Airport
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Dining area

Indulge in the exquisite charm of our spacious five-bedroom countryside villa, complete with a refreshing swimming pool that adds a touch of luxury to your retreat.

Program

As part of this extraordinary journey, immerse yourself in la dolce vita experiences, meandering through the charming and baroque towns of Ragusa, Modica, Scicli, Noto, Donnalucata, and Marzamemi. Stroll through their cobblestone streets, savoring the local ambiance, and indulge in delectable dinners at authentic restaurants.

A highlight of your adventure includes a day of leisurely exploration in a horse-driven carriage, leading you to a local winery for an exquisite wine-tasting experience. This holiday is not just a ride through scenic landscapes; it's a holistic embrace of Sicilian beauty, equestrian thrills, and the sweet life that defines this extraordinary region.

Sample itinerary

Day 1

  • Arrival and accommodation
  • Welcome dinner

Day 2

  • Breakfast
  • Horse riding trip (2-3 hours)
  • Lunch in a local rural restaurant
  • Back to the villa and afternoon rest
  • Early evening trip to a local town for dinner

Day 3

  • Breakfast
  • Horse riding trip (2-3 hours)
  • Lunch in a local rural restaurant
  • Back to the villa and afternoon rest
  • Early evening trip to a local town for dinner

Day 4

  • Breakfast
  • Horse riding trip (2-3 hours)
  • Lunch in a local rural restaurant
  • Back to the villa and afternoon rest
  • Early evening trip to a local town for dinner

Day 5

  • Breakfast
  • Horse riding trip (2-3 hours)
  • Lunch in a local rural restaurant
  • Back to the villa and afternoon rest
  • Early evening trip to a local town for dinner

Day 6

  • Breakfast
  • Horse riding trip (2-3 hours)
  • Lunch in a local rural restaurant
  • Back to the villa and afternoon rest
  • Early evening trip to a local town for dinner

Day 7

  • Breakfast
  • Horse riding trip (2-3 hours)
  • Lunch in a local rural restaurant
  • Back to the villa and afternoon rest
  • Early evening trip to a local town for dinner

Day 8 - San Lorenzo night (10 August)

  • Breakfast
  • Horse riding trip (2-3 hours)
  • Back to the villa and afternoon rest
  • Horse carriage trip to the local wineries during the night of San Lorenzo for a wine evening and live music event

Day 9

  • Breakfast and goodbyes
  • Transfer to the airport

Included excursions

  • 6 enriching excursions to local towns, each followed by a delightful dinner guided by the la dolce vita expert
  • 6 invigorating horse riding excursions, each lasting 2-3 hours, guided by a knowledgeable local guide
  • 1 horse carriage night tour of wineries for the San Lorenzo night

Instructors

Thomas La Dolce Vita Connoiseur

Location

Nestled in the enchanting region of Ispica, Donnalucata, and Santa Maria del Focallo, lies a coastal haven where nature and history coalesce in harmonious splendor.

The golden sandy beaches, with crystal-clear waters, create a mesmerizing canvas for seaside bliss, inviting one to immerse in the serenity of the Mediterranean. These shores are a sanctuary for sun-seekers and swimmers, offering a tranquil escape into the azure embrace of the sea.

Meanwhile, nearby, the picturesque towns of Ragusa, Modica, Scicli, Noto, Donnalucata, and Marzamemi beckon with their architectural grandeur and baroque charm. Cobblestone streets weave through historical landscapes, revealing a tapestry of beauty in every corner. This juxtaposition of pristine beaches and historic towns transforms this corner of Sicily into a haven where nature's wonders and cultural treasures converge, creating an unforgettable destination for those seeking both coastal serenity and the allure of Sicilian history.

Food

All meals are provided based on a healthy Mediterranean diet. You will eat in local restaurants where the local, specialty food is served.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea
  • Alcoholic beverages

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Luxurious countryside villa with a private swimming pool for 8 delightful nights
  • Hassle-free airport transfers both ways
  • Culinary delights with all meals included
  • 6 enriching excursions to local towns, each followed by a delightful dinner guided by the la dolce vita expert
  • 6 invigorating horse riding excursions, each lasting 2-3 hours, guided by a knowledgeable local guide
  • 1 horse carriage night tour of wineries for the San Lorenzo night

What's not included

  • Your flights
  • Insurance for horse riding

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Catania–Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) or Comiso Airport (CIY). Airport transfer is included in the price. Dharma Consulting provides transfer both ways.

Airport: Catania–Fontanarossa Airport Airport transfer included: Catania–Fontanarossa Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Comiso Airport Airport transfer included: Comiso Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 16.94% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
Early bird Discount
This listing has a early bird discount of 10% if you book 90 days before the selected arrival date.
9 days / 8 nights
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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 4 participants

Availability

Arrival: Saturday August 3, 2024
Departure: Sunday August 11, 2024

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