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The Wild Sicily Trail is a challenging ride exploring the wildest and most unspoilt areas of the island. The riding is through varied scenery; from the green hills, forests and vineyards in the Madonie Natural Park to the lava flows and craters surrounding Mount Etna. Each day you move on between comfortable accommodations.
This is an exciting new destination for In The Saddle!
Riders should be confident at all paces riding a forward going and responsive horse outdoors on the trail. The pace is varied and there are opportunities for long trots and canters where the terrain allows.
Its important that everyone is riding fit because the usual day includes six to eight hours of riding.
There is a varied mix of breeds and all are picked for their good temperaments. The horses are mostly ridden in good quality English saddles and on a loose rein. They are well trained, well-mannered and sure-footed.
The rider weight limit is 90 kg, and this is strictly enforced. Please also note that sometimes you are required to get off and lead your horse.
The accommodation is comfortable and ranges from rural guesthouses to small hotels.
Twin and double rooms are available, and, in most cases, these have private bathrooms.
In the summer months there is a swimming pool available at one hotel.
The rides require a minimum of four people to confirm.
|Holiday||Experience LevelExp Lvl||Arrive - DepartArr - Dep||Price||Itinerary||Availability|
|Wild Sicily Trail||12 Jun 2021 - 19 Jun 2021||7 nights 7 ngts||$2,565.80||Book|
|Wild Sicily Trail||10 Jul 2021 - 17 Jul 2021||7 nights 7 ngts||$2,565.80||Book|
|Wild Sicily Trail||28 Aug 2021 - 4 Sep 2021||7 nights 7 ngts||$2,565.80||Book|
|Wild Sicily Trail||25 Sep 2021 - 2 Oct 2021||7 nights 7 ngts||$2,565.80||Book|
|Wild Sicily Trail||11 Jun 2022 - 18 Jun 2022||7 nights 7 ngts||$2,270.19||Book|
INCLUDES Accommodation; full board from dinner on arrival to breakfast on departure; wine with meals; airport transfers.
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT A supplement of $354.39 is payable if you are in a single room. If you are prepared to share this will be refunded once a sharer is found.
PAYABLE LOCALLY Tips & alcoholic drinks.
NEAREST AIRPORT Catania
TRANSFERS Included from Catania.
Transfers are included from/to Catania airport. Your flight should arrive before 4pm so that you don't miss the first dinner.
The journey from the airport to the start of the ride takes between 2 - 2.5 hours.
On departure day your flight can depart from Catania at any time. The transfer on the last day is around 1.5 hours and lunch is not included.
The rides are on the island of Sicily off the coast of mainland Italy.
Every aspect was excellent, horses, tack, accommodation and food. Our hosts Lizzie and Alex were very competent, knowledgeable and exceptionally hard working. The route had been designed to highlight the very best of NE Sicily.
Jane ,HerefordOverall rating: 5/5
Varied scenery on forward going horses with great Sicilian food along the way.
Although your luggage is moved by vehicle, it's best to travel light as you will be packing your bags to move on each day.