Castellare di Tonda - Italy

Heart of Tuscany Short Break

2 star rating   17 May 2023

Heather (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) OK so although the staff did their best I think it's important that you know the following, we were only able to ride in the school for at best 1 hour each for two out of the three days, we had one sunny day so rode up around a track for 1 hour. The weather really dictates whether you can ride or not because of the terrain, the horses cannot go on the roads and I understand why. So in essence this was not a riding holiday as I would have hoped, the spa was closed when it was raining so that was also not an option, we had a great time as a group because you could put us in a room for three days and we would get along and make the best of it but it's important that you make it clear to anyone booking. We are used to hunting in any weather, you dress appropriately and get going. Thanks.

The Riding

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4 star rating
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2 star rating
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5 star rating

The Accommodation

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3 star rating
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5 star rating

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Great restaurant and friendly staff.

Before Your Holiday

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Plan and prepare for your holiday?
4 star rating
Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
4 star rating

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Basically for the tuscony experience, rain equals no riding out