Chianti Castles and Wine Tasting - Italy

Chianti Castles and Wine Tasting

5 star rating   9 October 2022

Kathryn who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Chianti Castles & Wine Tasting | The horses were good quality, very fit and extremely well looked after. As an experienced rider it can be a bit frustrating to have to ride in single file all the time but I do understand from a safety perspective why this is done. The landscape was very hilly and the horses managed this very well. I mostly rode a fantastic horse that was actually the owners daughters eventer so I feel privileged to have been able to use him.
[Becky from In The Saddle replies: Thank you very much for your feedback and we are so pleased you enjoyed the ride.]

The Riding

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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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The farmhouse is charmingly rustic which I loved. The food was exceptional, typical authentic Italian and the wine was plentiful and delicious. I was particularly impressed with the quality of the picnics that met us on our day long rides which we were really ready for. The only thing that could have been improved on were the beds, I haven’t slept in a standard single bed since I was a child.

Before Your Holiday

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The quality of holidays offered by In the Saddle in my experience are fabulous. The only thing with this particular holiday was the amount of travel to get to the venue which we had to arrange ourselves. In hindsight flights to Florence would have been preferable with then only a short onward train journey. It was quite tricky manhandling baggage on and off the trains.