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Wonderful Horse Riding Holiday in Italy

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Oak Wood Ranch offers fantastic trailrides and lessons on American Quarters and American Paints. They are all very well educated, calm, friendly, responsive and highly suitable no matter if you are an experienced rider or a beginner. Our location is in the mountains in the beautiful region Emilia Romagna, northern Italy. The region is famous for products as Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma, great wines and Aceto Balsamico. We offer 3-5 hours of riding every day and also the possibility to do winetasting and visit the location where they produce the Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Our guests are accomodated in large, spacious rooms in our lovely old farmhouse and we serve only homecooked traditional italian food from the region. Oak Wood Ranch is an Agriturismo and we have chickens, goats, horses, dogs and cats. We also have a lovely garden with fruittrees and vegetables.

Key Information

  • Rider weight limit: 95kg
  • Horse Height Range: 14 to 17 hands
  • Tack Type: Western saddles
  • Horse Breed: Very well-educated American Quarters and American Paint horses

Highlights

  • 6-day horse riding sessions
  • Approximately daily riding time: 3 - 5 hours
  • Use of the very well-educated American Quarters and American Paints horses
  • Half day trailride with a visit to the location where the produce the Parmigiano Reggiano and a picnic
  • Half day trailride to Pieve Romanica a church from 800 century and picnic
  • Amazing trails through beautiful nature and landscape with the panoramic view over the mountains
  • Winetasting and tasting of Aceto Balsamico
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • Meals and drink

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Italian, Swedish
Group size: Maximum of 10 participants
Airport transfer available:
Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (US$94 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Free parking

You will be accommodated in a spacious room in a lovely farmhouse. It is a guest room with a bathroom at Agriturismo Wood Oak Ranch. Oak Wood Ranch is an Agriturismo and they have chickens, goats, horses, dogs, and cats. They also have a lovely garden with fruit trees and vegetables. The outdoor spa Jacuzzi is placed near the house with a breathtaking view over the mountains and small villages on the other side of the river. The guests are welcome to use it both daytime and evening time. The pool offers you a hydro massage that surely will relax your muscles after hours spent in the saddle. The water has a nice temperature of 37 to 38 Celsius. There are other animals on the farm.

Oak Wood Ranch offers a lovely farm building located in the beautiful town of Toano in the province of Reggio Emilia located in a dominant position in the countryside. The property consists of approximately 100,000 square metres of land, mostly used as arable land. The completely renovated building spreads out on three levels and has a total area of about 310 square metres. Oak Wood Ranch offers four spacious and comfortable guestrooms - all with their own bathroom.

From all rooms, you have a spectacular view over the garden and the surrounding hills. You can stay from one to four people in each room and the total capacity is 13 guests. Oak Wood Ranch wants to stay small and genuine and offer a truly relaxed and well thought through vacation to all the guests. The old farmhouse is completely made in stone and has a very spacious and nice restaurant and relax area with a fireplace.

There are two woodstoves where you can bake pizzas and bread. The ranch is located 550 metres above the sea level and there are no close neighbors or traffic. During the summertime, the house feels cool and nice even if the temperature outside is high. In the winter time, Oak Wood Ranch heats the house and uses the fireplace. Outside the garden, you can find about 30 different kinds of fruit trees, vegetables, herbs, and the spa Jacuzzi located with a breathtaking view.

The rooms

All the guestrooms have traditional Italian old style with white walls and dark brown beams in the ceiling. They are nicely decorated and they all have large windows with view over the garden and the mountain hills. They all have their own bathroom with shower.

Room 1, Room 2, Room 3, and Room 4

These are spacious rooms with a panoramic view over the garden and the mountains.

Program

During this eight-day horse riding holiday, you will get six days of horseback riding, approximately three to five hours / day lessons and trail rides, all meals, and stay in a guest room with a bathroom.

Massa di Toano

On this nice trail ride, you will start by passing a few very old farmhouses where people still live and work as farmers. You will ride through the woods down towards Cerredolo and then you will start climbing up towards Massa di Toano. You will pass many farmers keeping cows for the production of the famous Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. You will reach about 850 metres above the sea level and then ride downhill towards the ranch over beautiful fields and small paths in the forest.

  • Duration: About 1.5 hours, suitable for both beginners and experienced / advanced riders

Montefiorino

You will ride through a very beautiful forest down towards the river Dolo. You will reach the river and ride through it with the horses. This will be a great opportunity for taking amazing pictures. Then, you will start climbing up towards a small very nice village called Rubbiano. You will ride through Rubbiano and very often, you might receive greetings and lots of appreciation from the people living there. You will be surprised for sure how well-kept the countryside is in this part of Italy. Both young and older people still active as farmers and keeping the old traditions alive. You will ride through more small villages and along wonderful paths through the forest, almost reaching the small town Montefiorino located on top of the hills.

You will go to towards Lago Alberto and passing the lake the view is amazing. Then, you will reach Pieve Romanica, a very old and important church from 800 century. There, you give the horses a nice break and a very nice picnic with a salad and wine will be served to the guests. After the picnic, you will start the way back to the ranch. You will pass another very lovely village called Chiosca and once again you will be stunned about how the local people maintain the life that their old ancestors lived. You will ride through the forest and then reach again the river Dolo, you'll pass it and then start the climbing back up to the ranch.

  • Duration: About 5 hours, suitable for both beginners and experienced / advanced riders

Cisana / Campocavo

On this really nice trail ride, you will ride downhill through the forest towards Cerredolo. You will pass this larger town from on top and the views spectacular. For an hour, you will ride in something that could be called a postcard. You might enjoy a panoramic view during the whole time during this trail ride. You will cross open fields and beautiful forest and then you will reach Cisana and Campocavo small villages. You will start climbing up towards La Collina and that means you have reached about 900 metres above the sea level. The view is breathtaking.

You will ride through the small villages and finally reach Caseficio La Collina where they produce the famous Parmigiano Reggiano. You will have a smaller picnic and the guests are welcome to shop in their very nice little store with only locally produced products. The horses then have to carry a few extra kilos of cheese at home. You will ride back to the ranch and once again there will be breathtaking view as you will slowly climb downhill reaching the ranch at 550 metres above the sea level.

  • Duration: About 4 hours - suitable for both beginners and experienced / advanced riders

Included excursions

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Location

Oak Wood Ranch is located in the mountains in the beautiful region Emilia Romagna, northern Italy. The region is famous for products as Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma, great wines and Aceto Balsamico. All the trail rides demands one or two times that you will need to walk the horses for a few minutes. In Cerredolo (Toano), there are great trails, beautiful nature, and spectacular panoramic views ready to be explored and appreciated. Moreover, Oak Wood Ranch is located about an hour from Bologna and Modena and 30 minutes from Sassuolo. The nearest small town is Cerredolo, reachable in about eight minutes with car. There, you can find restaurants, bars, farmacy, and many shops.

Distances

  • Cerredolo - 8 minutes by car
  • Bologna - 1 hour
  • Modena - 1 hour
  • Sassuolo - 30 minutes

Features

Activities

  • Horse riding
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace

Services

  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi / computer
  • Room cleaning

Food

Agriturismo Oak Wood Ranch only serve homecooked traditional Italian food made of our own products or bought by other farmers in the close area. We only serve near produced products within the region Emilia-Romagna. This region is famous for products as Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma and Aceto Balsamico. The climate is perfect for fruit and vegetables, and they offer a lot of that to their guests! Oak Wood Ranch serve different kinds of pasta, risotto, meat, homemade bread and a very nice breakfast buffé with different kinds of bread, croissants, cheese, ham, vegetables, yougurt, eggs from their own chickens, juice, coffee and tea.The wines that they have chosen to serve to their guests are all locally produced. Famous from this region is Lambrusco, Lambrusco Spumante, Pingoletto and Spergola. They also offer all our guests our chefs homemade Pizza baked in our stoneoven.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • 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

Things to do (optional)

Additional horse riding lesson (35 EUR/hour)

Trekking

Jogging

Mountain biking

Visiting Montefiorino

Visiting Modena/Bologna

Visiting Ferrari Museum at Maranello

Spa treatments

Oak Wood Ranch Spa Jacuzzi is placed near the house with a breathtaking view over the mountains and small villages on the other side of the river. Their guests are welcome to use it both daytime and eveningtime. The pool offers you a hydro massage that surely will relax your muscles after hours spent in the saddle. The water has a nice temperature of 37-38 Celcius.

What's included

  • 6 days riding 3-5 hours/day
  • All meals and wine/water to the lunch/dinner
  • Spa Jacuzzi
  • Spacious guestroom with bathroom
  • Visiting Caseficio La Collina where they produce the Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
  • Winetasting
  • Picnic lunch at Pieve Romanica
  • 7 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • Additional horseback riding
  • Additional drinks and wine (besides served to the meals)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport Airport transfer available: Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (US$94 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% 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.
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Availability

Arrival: Sunday September 5, 2021
Departure: Sunday September 12, 2021

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