Sicilian Trails - Italy

Wild Sicily Trail

5 star rating   26 September 2020

Len who has been on 5 In The Saddle rides. At home in the wild | Horses were well mannered, safe, fit and forward going. We covered a huge variety of terrain and had a lot of opportunities for relaxed riding between vineyards, challenging mountain climbs, trotting through medieval towns and long fun woodland canters. Everyone was well matched to their horse and each day's ride was interesting, different and thoroughly enjoyable.

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?

The food was excellent throughout, and plenty of it. I have a garlic intolerance, which usually means a nightmare for me when going out for meals, but they organised it so well that I never had to give it a though.
The accommodation was all good and ranged from authentic B&Bs to Baronial Houses (with log fires) and very high standard hotels. Every venue was welcoming and we were found rooms immediately on arrival, so no frustrating wait for your shower!

Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

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?

It was all there, no surprises, no missing information and plenty of practical help with all the Covid registrations and protocols. Absolute confidence in the In the Saddle team.

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

All good, this one was delayed by lockdown but we were all kept informed and it finally went ahead smoothly.

Do you have any other feedback for us?

Everyone said it was a great group and we got on well. That doesn't just happen, Becky from In the Saddle, Lizzie and Alex our hosts, were brilliant at managing us and looking after everyone's needs. We all had a great time. Very impressed.
[Becky from In The Saddle replied: Thank you for your great feedback Len. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the trail and it was great to ride with you across Etna.]