Hotel Rifugio Prategiano in Maremma Tuscany offers mountain biking and horse riding holidays with fantastic views, a panoramic pool, and spa.

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Caja Schaefer

Andrea Paradisi

Reviews (22)

Marc Walsh

from Switzerland, August 2021

"Wonderful hospitality"

I can't thank Laura, Andrea and the whole team enough for their hospitality. They made us feel so welcome and were really helpful with various little requests, such as where to get COVID tests for travel to UK. Really wonderful people and a well-run place.

Geoffrey Meek

from Switzerland, July 2021

All staff were very helpful and obviously took real pride in the hotel and holiday experience of the guests. All requests were met by the team. We found it a very friendly and welcoming place to stay. All the family wanted to stay another day. On the day of our departure, a short 2 hour ride was arranged at last moment which capped a truly enjoyable stay. Thank you to the team

April Stovell

from United Kingdom, October 2020

"beautiful views and great food drink and horses "

horses view and food and of course wine

Breda Canning

from Ireland, October 2019

"Fantastic experience "

I absolutely loved the entire experience. The instructors were fantastic with the horse riding, they were so accommodating and lovely. I also loved the view from our room it was breathtaking. I would most definitely be back and would recommend the place to anyone!


from Hong Kong, October 2019

"brilliant experience"

beautiful place and great host, i enjoyed my stay and horse riding. looking to come back soon, thank you everyone

Renee How

from Germany, September 2019

"It is like staying with an extended Italian family"

The people there are lovely. Employees and owners work as a team like family that I enjoyed the relationship they shared. The plus point for choosing this hotel & horseback riding is the nearby (walking distance) Montieri town (UNESCO) that is worth exploring, and I was there at the right timing for the horse show that’s in the next town where we rode there on horseback.

Georgina Lewis

from United Kingdom, September 2019

"Lovely ride in"

The horses are well loved and cared for. I had my first trek organised by Yasmin who clearly adores the horses.

I came back to riding after some years off so I was a little nervous but I was reassured by all the team and treks tailored to suit the individuals on the day.


from Denmark, August 2019

"We ordered a half day ride, but had 1:30 hours of riding."

Scenery was perfect. Horses were in good condition and well cared for. Had a great horse one day which made the ride short, but worth wild. Room was fine - desirable with cold water in the bathroom or a fridge or at least a shared fridge in the hall.

Amanda Kavanagh

from Ireland, August 2019

"A wonderful 5 days spent with great people and horses!!"

The hotel is just beautiful, all of the staff are friendly and kind and do anything to help their guests. It felt more like staying in a friend's home than staying in a hotel. The stables are spotless and the horses are so well looked after. Caja is a great manager and guide and great fun to be with, as are all of the staff who work in the stables and the hotel. We had great fun at the picnics, I met lots of people from different countries and made lots of new friends. This holiday was excellent value for money. The meals are home cooked, traditional Italian food, very delicious. I didn't use the swimming pool but it looked very inviting and very clean. The gardens and surrounding grounds are well tended and so peaceful to sunbathe in or to sit and read a book. I was so relaxed!! This hotel really is a home from home. I highly recommend.

Crispin Ensoll

from United Kingdom, August 2019

"The Best Hotel on Earth in a natural paradise"

if you want a smile on your face go to this superb laid back hotel. Fantastic views lots to do and located in easy distance of PISA , Florence , Siena great beaches, and tuscan towns clinging to hillsides. Run by super staff

Caitlin Farr

from United Kingdom, August 2019

"Perfect! "

The horses are beautiful- looked after with real love and knowledge, each of the horses is beautiful! The girls know the horses inside out and are able to tell you all about each ones different personality and riding style. The trails are gorgeous and there is the opportunity to do so much you can always be on the go!

The hotel itself is great - lovely pool and the rooms are comfy. The food is great and the staff are so friendly! Would highly recommend.

Elizabeth Roberts

from United Kingdom, August 2019

"Excellent holiday"

We received a warm welcome. The setting is fantastic, a beautiful place to relax after an exciting day horse riding or mountain biking. Something for everyone! The food was also a very high quality and nothing too much trouble. Thank you so much, team.


from United Kingdom, July 2019

"Everything I expected and more"

We were blown away by the views, we loved the rustic Tuscan feel to the hotel. On arrival staff were very friendly, helpful and informative. After travelling all day we were keen to chill out and have our evening meal, unfortunately due to circumstances this part wasn’t a great experience (nothing to do with the food), however this was dealt with positively once we had made the hotel aware and were very apologetic. The food appears to be all home cooked and was very good. I chose this particular venue as the horses looked well cared for and this was even more evident when we arrived and went riding. They catered well for two of my friends who had never ridden before and they found the tuition excellent and were very reassured by Caja’s patience, they thoroughly enjoyed their lesson along with their ride out, it was a great first experience for them as they were well matched with their horses. Myself and another friend have plenty experience riding, the horses we were provided were well behaved and we had a lovely trek out on the first day, although I would have liked to have gone with a group more at our level as we had a few experienced riders and one or two not so experienced and would have liked a slightly more challenging ride. For me the pace was a bit too slow but I loved it anyway and had a lovely day. Overall we had an amazing time, thank you to Simone who also made our stay great. I fell in love with this place and will be definitely going back.💕🐎💕

Irina Koles

from United States, July 2019

"Outstanding experience!"

This trip exceeded all my expectations. The place in the mountains is gorgeous, the hotel is clean and cozy, the staff is very friendly and responds immediately to your needs. Guests, staff, and instructors were like a family. Horses are perfectly trained, reliable and simply amazing! The trails are not easy, but we made it ;) Horses, astonishing nature and land views make the riding experience priceless. THANK YOU!

Ciaran Curran

from Ireland, May 2019

"Beautiful countryside, fantastic horses "

Staff very friendly and attentive, true kindness runs,through this hotel,and horses are part of the family, in this part of beautiful Italy it would difficult to return home,as I wanted to stay,hotel transfer from follonica was prompt and on time( I was dropped to the train station on my return trip at 6 am and was met on time with a True gentleman) horses are so aware of their environment, total trust is easily given,trust them!!! And no problems can happen,thank you all I will be back


from Netherlands, April 2019

"Not as expected."

The holiday was very nice and enjoyed it. Horses were very good and the staff was very kind. Kudos to Caja and Steven for making our trip great.

Graham Worswick

from United Kingdom, April 2019

"Amazing experience"

Loved the complete package the location the views the horses the friendliness all was amazing

Omar Ben-hariz

from United Kingdom, October 2020

"Fantastic short trip"

I had my doubts going there during corona time but i was impressed with the service quality and the lovely people there. All the staff were pleasant and were keen to make sure your day was planned with things to do.

I left early into my trip as i had experienced it all and because the weather wasn't too great it mean i couldn't explore more of the surrounding area. It also didn't help that i did not have a car which would have been useful.

Will definitely visit again in the summer period and catch up with all the lovely people there!

Gloria Bentley-reaney

from Italy, October 2019

"Most enjoyable"

Horses very much loved and cared for. Good tack,nice to have selection of hard hats and chaps,especially when you travel from overseas.

The trails were all a delight, changed on rides,so added a lot of different views.

Just the place to unwind among the mountains, trees,fresh cool air.

Would certainly recommend this lovely place.

I am a senior fit lady of 78 from New Zealand,and enjoyed a great selection of mounts,especially the Spanish mare ,and the very tall thoroughbred .

The rides were around 2 and a half to 3 hours,good value.

Geoffrey Munden

from Spain, September 2019

"Less than expected."

See No. 9.