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Horse riding day in the Apennines of Campania
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Horse riding day in the Apennines of Campania

8 hours



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  • Discover the Apennines of Campania and the Fortore Valley by riding on nature trails and ancient sheep-tracks.
  • Explore the area in an environmentally sustainable way, immerse yourself in nature and get away from everyday stress.
  • Experience the excitement of equestrian tourism and get ready for a whole day in the company of a special friend!

Your guide

Luca R.

My activity aims to show the wonders of my country on the back of the simplest means of locomotion: the horse. I want to introduce novices to the world of horse riding. Riding on ancient mountain trails is the ideal way to enter into a symbiosis with horses and to relax surrounded by nature. The association is affiliated with FITETREC-ANTE.

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Full description

Spend awhole day on horseback and discover the beauty of theCampania Apennines along nature trails and ancient sheep-tracks surrounded by the tranquillity of the fields and villages in the area.

Departing from San Marco dei Cavoti, you will explore the Fortore Valley as far as Lake San Giovanni in Mazzocca and reach suggestive viewpoints from which you can admire a splendid landscape of the surrounding mountains.

In the company of an extraordinary animal like the horse and in close contact with nature, you will experience a very special day. Leave your thoughts at home and get ready to saddle up!

What we will do

The appointment is at 9 a.m. at the San Marco dei Cavoti stud farm, in the province of Benevento. Upon arrival, we will be welcomed by the equestrian guides who will familiarise us with the horses and conduct a briefing reviewing basic riding techniques.

When we are ready, we will mount the saddle and set off for our day's riding. We will leave the village to take a path that will take us up into the mountains to an altitude from where we will be able to admire a wide panorama of Terminio, Taburno and the Matese massif.

We will then continue on to the village of Foiano di Val Fortore and, via an ancient sheep-track used for transhumance of cattle, we will reach Lake San Giovanni in Mazzocca, where we will stop for lunch and a little relaxation.

After refreshment and rest, we will get back on horseback to undertake the return journey to San Marco dei Cavoti, with arrival expected around 17:00. Back at the stable, we will be given some complimentary samples of cosmetics made from locally produced mare's milk.

The activity will last about 8 hours in total.

Who it is aimed at

This activity is open from the age of 18. Participants are required to have at least one previous experience on horseback.

Other information

This activity can be carried out from April to September, weather permitting.

Lunch is not included in the participation fee. You can stop at a restaurant or have a packed meal.

Recommended clothing

  • comfortable seasonal clothing
  • long trousers
  • closed shoes

Don't forget to bring

Packed lunch (optional)

What is included

  • Equestrian guide
  • Technical equipment
  • Compliments of the house
  • Lunch

Frequently asked questions

What happens in case of bad weather?

If you have made a fixed date reservation and the weather conditions are not suitable for the safe conduct of the activity (in the expert opinion of the guide), you will be refunded the full amount paid. The guide may suggest an alternative date or time for you to conduct the activity. You can freely choose whether or not to accept these proposals. If you can’t retrieve it, we will process a full refund! If you have set the date for your Gift Voucher and bad weather did not allow the activity to take place, the Voucher remains regularly valid until the expiration date indicated on it.

If I cancel the reservation, can I get a full refund?

For this activity, the cancellation policy is flexible. You get a full refund if you cancel within 5 days from the activity start date. Within 4 and 3 days from the activity start date you will get a 50% refund. You can find the full policies in the Cancellation Policy section.

What measures are implemented to prevent COVID-19?

All activities on Freedome strictly follow regulations issued at national, regional and federal levels. Sports associations and freelancers commit to carry out activities in full compliance with such regulations, sanitize equipment and environments, and limit their maximum capacity.
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