Horseback riding

Doing a horseback ride is much more than just a recreational activity; it is an opportunity to connect with nature, enjoy movement, and create lasting memories with a companion, the horse who can develop a strong bond with people and can demonstrate affection through gestures such as cuddling, licking, and following their human companion. Interacting with a horse during a horseback ride can create a unique and special bond. Horses are intelligent and sensitive animals, and the feeling of mutual trust and cooperation that can develop during the ride is very rewarding.

The Italians’ connection with the equestrian world has ancient roots, dating back to the Middle Ages, and this tradition is still perpetuated today with a national passion for horses and excellent rides. The horseback riding experience combines the exploration of the beautiful and unspoiled countryside, rich in history and culture from the perspective of a horse and allows you to see places and views that you may not appreciate in the same way from the ground.

The Umbrian countryside, with its atmosphere suspended in a timeless stillness, looks like a living painting of past centuries. The old farms, with their stone walls rich in history and secrets, are keepers of tales and legends of a bygone era. The majestic castles, hermitages and churches, with their towers that rise proudly towards the sky, and the imposing medieval fortresses, testify with mastery to the grandeur and strength of the past. The ruined country houses, which have survived the earthquakes of the centuries, narrate with their eloquent silence the fragility of human existence and the power of nature. Every stone, every collapsed wall is a fragment of history that speaks to us of ancient days and lives passed. But despite decadence and the passage of time, the Umbrian countryside continues to shine in its wild and unspoiled beauty. Among the ruins, nature has taken over, claiming its place with breathtaking landscapes and a tranquility that seems suspended in time. The newfound purity of these places offers an authentic and timeless experience, where the sweetness of the Umbrian landscape is enhanced in its most genuine form, giving unique emotions and sensations to anyone who ventures into these lands steeped in history and mystery.

A horseback ride is an experience that allows you to connect deeply with the surrounding nature. It’s like entering an enchanted world, where scenic paths wind through breathtaking landscapes, through enchanting woods and green fields. The sound of horses’ hooves on the ground, the rustling of leaves and the singing of birds envelop you in an atmosphere of peace and serenity, away from the hubbub of everyday life.

Each step of the horse brings you closer to the beauty of nature, allowing you to savor every moment and fully immerse yourself in the charm of the outdoors. It’s an experience that nourishes the soul and renews the spirit, leaving you with precious memories and a feeling of gratitude for the wonder of the natural world.

Sorprendimiumbria takes you on a journey through magnificent Umbria with a wide range of horseback riding experiences tailored to every skill level. Whether you’re a beginner looking to get into the world of horseback riding for the first time or an experienced rider looking for more challenging adventures, there’s something for everyone. Our horseback rides vary in length and difficulty, giving you the flexibility to choose the experience that best suits your needs and desires. From scenic rides through picturesque Umbrian trails to more adventurous ones through hills and valleys, there’s always something new to discover.

For those who wish to fully immerse themselves in the unique atmosphere of Umbria, we also offer horseback riding weekends, with overnight stays at local ranches. These longer rides allow you to explore the region at a more leisurely pace, savoring the beauty of the Umbrian countryside and enjoying moments of relaxation and authentic contact with nature. In addition, our team is available to listen to your needs and create a personalized experience tailored to you. Whether you’re planning a romantic horseback ride as a couple, an exciting adventure with the family, or a relaxing excursion on your own, we’re here to make your dream a reality. Choose Sorprendimiumbria for an unforgettable experience on horseback through magical Umbria, where every gallop is a journey towards beauty and adventure.

Adventure trail

Exciting horseback ride through the wonderful Umbrian valleys dedicated to those who are already familiar with this splendid animal and have good riding skills. In fact, the route, although accompanied by an excellent guide, involves difficulties that are not suitable for beginners: it might include slopes, streams, steep paths, narrow passages, etc., which require mastery and autonomy. During the excursion there will be a stop for lunch with traditional Umbrian dishes and subsequently, we will return to the riding school by horse.

Franciscan path

After a brief introduction to horseback riding and the approach to this noble animal, a relaxing horseback ride along the enchantment of the Franciscan Way among landscapes of undisputed beauty, spirituality and fragments of precious history unique in the world will begin. We will have the chance to enjoy the Umbrian countryside with a splendid view of the city of San Francesco d’Assisi. Upon returning from this beautiful ride, we will enjoy lunch in a local restaurant with a typical Umbrian menu and drinks included.

Nature trail

Riding through the woods and countryside, amidst the greenery, caressed by the wind, in contact with a specimen of such rare pride, elegance, strength, patience and intelligence, cannot be just a sport, but a must-have experience. Our guide will provide you with some valuable information on how to relate to this lovable friend and will then take you on a pleasant horseback ride in the Umbrian countryside. Upon return, tasting of typical Umbrian products and wine included.

NB: Children under the age of 14 can have their first contact with horse riding and take lessons within the riding stables; all riding lessons will be carried out with an expert instructor and the necessary equipment will be provided to carry out the activity in complete safety.

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