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Horse riding to the Sacra di San Michele in the Susa Valley (TO)

Horse riding to the Sacra di San Michele in the Susa Valley (TO)

8 hours



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  • Admire the beauty of the Susa Valley by spending a day on horseback discovering beautiful places.
  • You arrive at the Sacra di San Michele, a marvellous abbey perched on a mountain 960 metres above sea level.
  • Experience a mystical flavour, immersing yourself in a dimension suspended between past and present, history and nature.

Your guide

Salvatore S.

Ever since I was a child, I have been fascinated by this beautiful creature that is the horse. I wanted to create a facility where the horse can be experienced as a friend and where I can do country riding, in the middle of paths and woods, with horses living in an open, unspoilt place.

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Full description

Enjoy a day full of charm, visiting the Susa Valley on horseback, starting from the Avigliana Lakes Park and arriving at the Sacra di San Michele, the symbolic monument of the Piedmont region, which inspired Uberto Eco in the novel 'The Name of the Rose'.

A tour guide will guide you on a real journey into a dimension of peace, nature, history and culture. Anexcursion on horseback with a medieval feel, in the heart of an unspoilt environment that will leave you with indelible memories.

What we will do

We will meet in the morning in Avigliana (TO), on the outskirts of the Susa Valley. After getting acquainted with the guide and familiarising ourselves with the horses, we will hold a short briefing that will serve as a review of the basic rules for peaceful riding.

When we are ready, we will begin the ride by entering the Avigliana Lakes Natural Park, a protected area of great natural and faunal interest. We will cross unspoilt forests in the direction of Mount Pirchiriano, a rocky spur that reaches 960 m above sea level, offering an extremely evocative scenery, dominated by the Sacra di San Michele, which emerges from the misty clouds of the valley.

Right on the top of the mountain, in fact, stands this important Abbey, which is one of the main attractions of the entire region. Its location gives it a special charm, with the entire Mount Pirchiriano acting as its majestic base. The religious complex was the inspiration for Umberto Eco's 'The Name of the Rose' and, according to fans of esotericism and white magic, is said to be a propulsive point of positive energy.

The Sacra will be the central point of our excursion. We will stop for a long time to appreciate its architectural and scenic value, before descending from the mountain to discover other suggestive corners and landscapes.

A break for a packed lunch is planned. The route has a total length of 25 km and requires a minimum of horse riding experience. The activity lasts 8 hours and will end around 6 p.m. with the return to the starting point.

Who it is aimed at

This activity is at an intermediate level. Due to the length of the course, at least previous experience on horseback and good physical condition are required. The minimum age to participate is 16.

Other information

The activity is bookable from May to October.

Recommended clothing

Seasonal comfortable clothing and shoes with smooth soles if possible

Don't forget to bring

Packed lunch and camera

What is included

  • Tour leader
  • Food and Drink

How it works

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  1. 1
    Send a booking request

    We will only pre-authorise the payment

  2. 2
    Receive confirmation within 48 hours

    In case of confirmation, you will be charged the cost of the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

  1. 1
    Buy a gift voucher

    Valid 12 months from the date of purchase

  2. 2
    Choose your preferred date

    Get in touch with the guide with the contact details on the voucher and choose the day for the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

Meeting point
Avigliana, Turin

Exact location provided after booking

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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