Tuscany Horse Riding
The best way to discover Tuscany while having fun!
Tuscany Horse Riding: the best way to discover our awesome lands!
Discover Tuscany, in the green heart of Italy, in the most authentic way from the back of a horse. Join us for horse riding through the magnificent Tuscan countryside, passing through small Italian medieval villages, traversing the gentle hills surrounding Volterra and Lajatico, and the occasional swim with your horse in the river D’Era. Or develop your riding skills in our 30 x 60 riding arena with our international instructors, while also enjoying the beauty of the classical tuscan landscape that surrounds you.
Our riding instructors are international and have a wealth of experience in teaching all levels of riding. The instructors are experienced in teaching equitation to beginners and intermediate, as well as are qualified to teach dressage and jumping to advanced riders. All of our instructors are also proficient in leading trail rides in the surrounding Tuscan countryside.
The philosophy central to our riding stables is a great love and respect for our equine friends, and a dedication to teaching the techniques of equitation and to make the experience an unforgettable one!
We have a 30 x 60 metre arena, which has excellent footing that includes a watering and drainage system. In addition, the arena has stadium flood lighting, therefore it is possible to use the arena in late evenings for lessons to avoid the intense heat of the day.
For those riders who have some experience, we offer a variety of trail rides in the surrounding area of Volterra and Lajatico. All of our trail rides are safe and offer a magnificent perspective of the classical Tuscan landscape, giving the horse rider an incredible experience of the nature that surrounds our farm.
For young children, starting at four years old, we offer pony rides (a small excursion around our farm) and for older children we offer private riding lessons. The instructors teach the children how to handle and clean their pony or horse, as well as the basics of riding, with particular attention to discovering, first hand, the symbiotic relationship that exists between human and the majestic horse.
For those more experienced riders, we also offer the possibility to improve their riding skills in the arena with our international instructors experienced in teaching lower to mid level dressage and jumping.
Whether you are a family, a couple, or an individual, we promise that your riding experience with us will be unforgettable.
Below is a list of our prices and descriptions.
Our special rides
Tuscan Hill ride
This is a unique occasion to experience nature and the Tuscan countryside on horseback. You will see grape vines, olive trees, wildflowers and cyprus trees on this classic ride....
After a short instruction to our instructors, you will help tack and clean the horse to get to know it better and then set off on this picturesque ride.
The cost is 30 euros for a 1 hour ride.
Sunrise/Sunset Trail Ride
Another one of our favourite horse rides is the Sunset Ride. We leave as the sun is slowly starting its descent, transforming the sky into a blanket of pinks and purples....
The surrounding Tuscan countryside is transformed into a splendid and magical vision. We return to the horse riding stables with the light of the moon. Those who have already taken both the Sunrise and the Sunset trail rides are hard pushed to say which one is their favourite. Each one has its own special magic. At the end of the ride, we share a glass of wine or drink and a light dinner prepared by our chef in the restaurant.
The cost of this ride is 55 euros, including drink and aperitif.
Lonley tree hill trail
This is a unique trail which passes through a small vineyard, wildflowers and long gravel roads lined with cyprus trees. Toward the end of the ride you will come upon a beautiful hill with a lone tree where more experienced riders can gallop to the top!...
The cost is 45 euros for a 1.5 hour ride.
Tuscan River Trail Ride
The river trail ride is around two hours through the river D’Era. This ride is delightful, refreshing and a truly unique experience. At some points of the river the horses begin to swim which is exhilarating and fun. There are also some great gallops on this ride. The perspective from horseback on this trail ride is magnificent....
The cost of the River Trail Ride is 55 euros.
We look forward to seeing the look of delight on your face as your horse begins to swim and is completely immersed in water!
Montelopio Park Trail Ride
This trail ride is around two hours and passes through the hills adjacent to our farm and through the characteristic borgo of Montelopio, founded in 1215 and home to the knights of the Templar....
It is a circuitous route where we follow the trails of the park, experiencing both deeply wooded areas and open fields of grazing deer and wild boar. We pass back through Montelopio, where it is possible to stop for a light refreshment at the quaint little bar of this borgo.
The cost of the Montelopio Park Trail Ride is 55 euros.
Teatro del Silenzio Trail Ride
This trail ride is around three hours long and takes us over the rolling hills of Tuscany surrounding Lajatico. We ride up to and inside the theatre built by the architect Andrea Bartalini rendered famous by Andrea Bocelli. Inspired by ancient Greek theatres, this theatre is built of monolithic marble stones on a high hill, surrounded by uninterrupted landscape....
The position of the theatre is dramatic and the approach is astonishing, where one witnesses the harmonious marriage between architecture and landscape. The ride continues through the medieval town of Lajatico, once a very important town during the middle ages, due to its strategic position between Pisa and Florence.
The cost of the Teatro del Silenzio trail ride is 75 euros.
The Peccioli Trail is a beautiful ride for more advanced riders which lasts 5 hours and brings you through the beautiful Tuscan hills toward Peccioli and includes a picnic lunch....
This trail is a fantastic way to explore the local flora and fauna on horseback! Try this adventure during your next trip to Diacceroni!
The cost is 125 euros for the 5 hour ride with picnic.
N.B. This experience is available for a minimum of 2 people.
This is a trail ride for more experienced riders lasting 5 hours which takes you to the historic and beautiful town of Lajatico where the legendary musician Andrea Bocelli was born and still lives....
You will experience the beautiful Tuscan countryside riding among the rolling hills as well as the famous outdoor ‘Teatro del Silenzio’ where Bocelli holds yearly concerts. This ride is perfect for those who love art and adventure!
The cost is 75 euros for a 5 hour ride with picnic included.
Horse Riding Lessons
Horseback riding lessons are a great way to get to know horses more, from saddling them up and brushing them to riding them no matter what level you are....
We have a 30×60 meter arena with space to do everything from walking to jumping. Thanks to our large professional lights, you can even ride at night after the sun goes down.
The minimum age to take lessons is 6 years old.
Our instructors give lessons in English, Dutch, German and Italian.
85 € – Pack of 5 lessons (30 minutes each)
20 € – 30 min lesson
15 € – Pony ride
NB: Children under 14 years old cannot leave the arena on the horse.
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