Castellare di Tonda - Italy

Experience Level

Medieval Tuscany

5 star rating   22 September 2018

Yes, this did meet my expectations. Safety was of paramount importance and I was well matched - my horse Diego, an Argentina criollo suited me perfectly and I felt very comfortable at all times. The riding was varied, and was perfect for me as I hadn't ridden properly for two years due to a hip replacement, so I was happy with the steady pace of the riding. I had a very comfy western saddle! Marco, Kirsten and Aleesha were extremely helpful and great fun to be with at our lunch stops. They all worked very hard to give us a great time.


The Riding

How well were you matched with the right horse for your ability?
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How would you rate the variety of riding, pace or terrain?
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How would you rate the overall standard of the horses, tack and stables?
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The Accommodation

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How would you rate the standard of the food?
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Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

Two of us shared an apartment on the second floor, it was very spacious with self catering. The beds were comfortable and there was plenty of hot water for showers.
The swimming pool was great and big enough to do 'lengths'!
The food was really good, especially the buffets on Friday and Saturday. There was plenty of choice for vegetarians and plenty of it including the vino!


Before Your Holiday

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Plan and prepare for your holiday?
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Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
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How could we improve the quality of pre-holiday information that we send?

Although it didn't really matter, maybe calling it the 'mediaeval ride' doesn't quite do it justice. We only saw one monastery.


How could we improve the way we handled your booking and payment?

All good.


Do you have any other feedback for us?

Beautiful location, well managed stables, excellent food, relaxing riding.