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Horse riding in the woods of Novara

Horse riding in the woods of Novara

1,5 hour



From 1 to 8


  • Enjoy a relaxing moment with a horseback ride in the woods of Gattico-Veruno.
  • Explore the Piedmont hills, Sass Malò or the Meja stream, among broadleaf forests, pastures and vineyards.
  • Ride safely in the company of a professional riding guide, who will follow you step by step.
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Full description

Visit the most beautiful places in the Novarese area on a one-hour horseback ride through the woods of Gattico-Veruno and immerse yourself in unspoilt nature in the company of a sweet horse.

You can discover some of the most evocative places in the terriory, such as Sass Malò, and be enchanted by its legends, or you can have fun crossing the Meja torrent on horseback.

And if this is your first time on horseback, don't worry: a professional equestrian guide will accompany you along the entire route, teaching you the basic riding techniques.

What we will do

We will meet at the riding school in Veruno, in the province of Novara. Here we will be welcomed by the equestrian guide and get to know the beautiful trained horses that will accompany us on our tour.

After familiarising ourselves with the animals and learning basic riding techniques, we will be ready to set off on our horseback ride in the wooded area of Gattico-Veruno. We will explore the Novara hills along beaten paths through deciduous forests, pastures and vineyards, surrounded by unspoilt nature.

We will ride our horses up to the Meja stream or Sass Malò, depending on weather conditions and the condition of the trail. In the heart of the Gattico woods lies this imposing erratic boulder, Sass Malò, whose legend has it that it is the secret lair of some wicked witches.

A qualified guide will accompany us on foot along the trail for our safety and that of the horses. For this reason, we will never ride at a trot, but always at a walking pace.

The activity lasts about 1½ hours and ends with the return to the riding school.

Who it is aimed at

The activity is designed for beginners and those with no horse riding experience.

The minimum age to participate is 14 years. The maximum weight limit is 100 kg.

Other information

The excursion can be booked throughout the year, subject to weather conditions and instructor availability.

The activity is confirmed on reaching a minimum of 2 participants.

Thenecessary equipment (helmets and protective corset) will be provided on site. The protective corset is compulsory for minors, while the helmet is compulsory for everyone.

Recommended clothing

  • Jeans/Comfortable Trousers
  • Trainers

Don't forget to bring

Water bottle

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What is included

  • Qualified riding guide
  • Helmet
  • Protective corset (optional for adults)
  • Membership
  • Food and/or Drink

How it works

  • Book
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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
Veruno, Novara

Exact location provided after booking

Frequently asked questions

What happens in case of bad weather?

In case of weather conditions that do not allow to carry out the activity safely, you will get a full refund. The guide may propose you an alternative date or time to reschedule the activity. You can freely choose whether or not to accept these proposals. If you cannot reschedule it, we will process a full refund!

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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