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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! For the first ride of the season in April 2020 we are offering an escorted “exploratory” ride.
You will be joined by Becky Clarke, an In The Saddle consultant. Becky has ridden all over the world since she joined In The Saddle in 2014. She’ll be along to smooth your day and handle any little niggles.
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||19 Sep 2020 - 26 Sep 2020||7 nights 7 ngts||$2,072.83||Book|
INCLUDES Accommodation; full board from dinner on arrival to breakfast on departure; wine with meals; airport transfers.
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT A supplement of $286.30 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 in the morning.
The journey from the airport to the start of the ride takes between 2.5 - 3 hours.
There are two transfers on the last day and so your return flight can depart from Catania in the morning after 11:00 or in the afternoon, after 16:00.
The transfer on the last day is around 1.5 hours.
The rides are on the island of Sicily off the coast of mainland Italy.
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.