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Tuscan Hills Horseback Riding Tour from Siena

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Tuscan Hills Horseback Riding Tour from Siena

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Giddy up! Traverse the hills of Tuscany via a unique mode of transportation with this guided horseback tour from Siena. Roam the rolling hills, some clad in grapevines, others blanketed with olive groves, as you and your horse calmly explore the region. Pass through rustic villages, all while learning about the history of the place from your guide. See stunning scenery that you would not have had the chance to encounter.
  • Horseback riding tour through Tuscan hills and villages
  • Ride a horse that is suited to your ability and confidence
  • Follow your guide along horseback-riding trails used by ancient peoples
  • Ride through open countryside, woods and pretty Tuscan villages
  • Round-trip transport from Siena to the Tuscan countryside by air-conditioned minibus
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Round-trip shared transfer in van
Local guide
Use of helmet
Horseback riding 1h
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Pickup and dropoff
Piazza Antonio Gramsci, 12 , Piazza Antonio Gramsci, 12, 53100 Siena SI, Italy

Meet our staff in front of Bar La Lizza - Piazza Gramsci

This activity will end right where it started.
Depart from the center of Siena and head out for the range—that is, the hills of Tuscany. First, hop in a comfortable minivan and go to the stables to meet your horse. After a brief safety talk, put on your riding hat and hop on the saddle. Do a quick practice riding session in a riding arena and when you're comfortable on your gentle horse, set off for the rustic Tuscan countryside. 

Start out riding at a leisurely pace, following your guide, as you trot long secluded road and then into verdant forests. Follow trails that zigzag through the countryside and go through ancient rustic villages. Marvel at the countryside, which includes a patchwork of quilt-style landscapes, as well as villa-crowned hills and ancient villages made up of terracotta-roofed houses.  Some of these trails are used as part of the Via Francigena, a centuries-old pilgrimage route that stretches from Canterbury in England all the way to Rome. 

While the riding tour is more for novice or intermediate riders, more advanced riders are given the chance to trot or canter through stretches of the countryside. Head back to the stables. Help groom and unsaddle your horse and then get in the minivan for the short drive back to your hotel in central Siena.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 14 years old
  • This tour is aimed at novice- and intermediate-level riders who are capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, and who can apply basic commands with the reins to walk and halt
  • Suitable clothing required: long-sleeved top, leggings or jodhpurs, and closed-toe shoes with non-slip soles
  • This tour requires a minimum of 2 passengers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY myTour in Italy
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Tuscan Hills Horseback Riding Tour from Siena?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Tuscan Hills Horseback Riding Tour from Siena.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Tuscan Hills Horseback Riding Tour from Siena?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Tuscan Hills Horseback Riding Tour from Siena.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Tuscan Hills Horseback Riding Tour from Siena?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Tuscan Hills Horseback Riding Tour from Siena.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Tuscan Hills Horseback Riding Tour from Siena?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Tuscan Hills Horseback Riding Tour from Siena.

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34 Reviews

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star-5
Countryside Experience
Raymond_J
, Mar 2022
Wonderful way to view the grape and olive vineyards and to learn about the local culture. Great experience!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Dear customer, thank you for your positive feedback. We appreciate it! We're glad to hear from you that you spent such a lovely time with our staff here in Tuscany!
star-5
Our guide Musa was so...
Madison_D
, Mar 2022
Our guide Musa was so nice and patient with us as we were beginners without a lot of experience. There was a slight language barrier. Overall, the ride was a lot of fun and the horses had so much personality!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Dear Madison, thank you for your feedback. We're so happy to hear from you that you spent such a funny experience! Hope to see you again all around Italy for another experience together!
star-4
Beautiful countryside
Jodi_L
, Feb 2022
The countryside was beautiful and the people were very nice. I only wish it had been longer. They adjusted to each individual person’s skill level.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Dear Jodi, thank you for your positive feedback, we are glad to hear from you that you enjoyed this amazing experience! Hope to see you again all around Italy!
star-2
Dangerous
Kelsey_M
, Oct 2021
It was me and two other girls. As soon as we got there it was very strange because no one came to greet us or give us any instructions. Lucky I have been riding horses for a long time, but even with the experience I have I was nervous the whole time. The horses were doing what they wanted to do and our guide didn’t tell us a lot about how to control the horse. Because of this one of the girls fell off because the horse jumped over a hill. After this happened we continued on even though the horses were then scared and honestly we were too. When we got back our guide never said goodbye or even sorry to the girl that fell. We just had to stand there and wait for the driver. In my opinion this was a very dangerous situation that should have never happened. I know you can not always control what a horse does, but give more instructions and don’t give a new rider a jumping horse.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Not welcoming
Eliza_G
, Jul 2021
The horses were really sweet and the view was beautiful! But The tour guide didn’t speak English and it was overall a not very welcoming or helpful experience.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you for your feedback. We always care about details, for this reason, we got in touch with the staff who did the tour and they told us they help you looking for a pharmacy and you're so nice and kind to them. They didn't understand you were disappointed. We are so sorry about that and we hope you're fine now! thank you
star-1
Terrible experience
Joseph D
, Sep 2019
We were picked up in a sedan that smelled like smoke and were driven to the facility by a non-English speaking driver. Once we arrived we were given wet and dirty helmets and given about 30 seconds of instruction before mounting the horse and going on the walk. The “guide” barely spoke any English and did not say anything to us while we were in the walk. She literally did not point anything out but was on her phone the entire time. When we returned from the ride, we were given no instructions. After waiting around for 15 minutes we asked what we were supposed to do and were told we had to wait for the driver and other workers to “finish some work” before leaving. Terrible service, no information learned at all, not worth more than $5
star-4
Beautiful But Damp and Cold Ride Through The Tuscan Countryside
Jane_C
, May 2019
Unfortunately it was cold, overcast and damp the day (early May) we rode through the Tuscan countryside. We were picked up at the Piazza Gramsci in Siena. Our driver was several minutes late. It was approximately a 20-25 minute drive to the riding center. Our group of three had two experienced riders and one beginner. We all felt comfortable riding the well-mannered horses. Our guide did not speak English so we had little interaction with him. It would have been nice to have had a guide who could have shared the wine culture and history of the area with us. He did point out Monteriggioni and San Gimignano off in the distance. The countryside was beautiful to explore despite the challenging weather and language barrier. Overall it was a good experience. We only wish that the weather was better and that our guide spoke English.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Wonderful Day on Horses
STEPHEN_B
, Apr 2019
We had a great afternoon with our guild riding up and down the hills of Seina. She was fabulous, fun and a great guild. We saw wild life which included sheep. Went through wine and olive fields, walked and ran when we wanted to - Just and great time
star-1
Not sure where to begin. Sadly, my...
Kevin M
, May 2018
Not sure where to begin. Sadly, my wife and I did not have the same experience as all the previous reviews. Perhaps different stables are used. In full disclosure, this was my first experience riding horses. No previous skill. So I had no presumptions of it being a perfectly smooth ride. But when the description stated that all levels of skill would be welcome, I had no concerns. I expected some introduction on how to ride and control the horse, but that never happened. Simply, here's your helmet and off you go...and did we ever. We did not travel down a path as shown in the tour picture, but instead began by going up a steep climb. Eventually, we turned into the woods down a very narrow path that had been washed out from recent heavy rains. The trail was so deep in mud that the horses found it slippery. It made them skittish and unstable. Mine eventually slipped and fell down. I was thrown from the horse, but somehow I walked away with just scrapes and bruises....nothing serious. The guest behind me said he couldn't believe I wasn't seriously injured. Fortunately, the horse was ok as well. One other guest was thrown from her horse too. After getting back to my feet, wiping off the mud, and eventually finding my horse, I was able to climb back up and continue the journey through the muddy trail. After a nervous 25 minutes, we returned to the stables. I was so glad to be back on my feet and heading home in one piece. Some other issues we had with the tour... 1. No responses to the two messages I sent prior to the tour asking for clarification as to the tour location. We were staying in Poggibonsi, not Siena. When we never head back, we decided to drive to the meeting point in Siena 40 km away. It turned out that the stables were only 7 km away Poggibonsi. Very frustrating. 2. Despite being listed as an English speaking tour, no one did. Not the driver, not the stable hands who helped us onto our horses, and not the tour guide. 3. Except for the other guests, no one bothered to ask if I was ok after falling. No one from the tour checked on me immediately after falling or upon returning to the stables. 4. Was so busy trying to control the horse that I never got to see the Tuscan Hills Would give 0 stars if possible. Would NOT recommend.
star-5
Though the horseback ride was...
Judith A
, Oct 2017
Though the horseback ride was livelier than the slow plod I had been expecting, the scenery was unbelievable. A lovely ride through vineyards, forests, olive groves and fields with gorgeous views across miles of greenery to the distant towers of San Gemignano, Montereggioni, Chianti, completely unobstructed by roads, power lines, cars, railroads, etc. The guide, Marco, was pleasant, calming and reassuring.
star-5
We had high expectations of this...
Ryann C
, Apr 2017
We had high expectations of this tour, and they were exceeded! We had a wonderful ride through the Tuscan hills, guided by Francesco and accompanied by his assistant and Aki the dog, who sniffed out pheasants and led the way for our little group. We rode at a leisurely pace through all sorts of terrain, each with its own distinctive beauty. We were collected from our hotel in central Siena and dropped off there following our ride and handled warmly, kindly and professionally all the way. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience and highly recommendable.
star-5
loved it, great horses, views, and...
Emily H
, Jan 2017
loved it, great horses, views, and people! my mom and i did a1.5 hr trail ride.
star-5
Beautiful scenery throughout the...
Melanie B
, Sep 2016
Beautiful scenery throughout the whole ride. Very good guide and driver. Well kept healthy horses.
star-5
Excellent hosts, the staff and owner...
Denese H
, Sep 2016
Excellent hosts, the staff and owner were gracious and very accomodating to our needs. The group of riders ranged from 'never on a horse' to experienced riders and every one of us enjoyed the ride. Thanks for a terrific experience. DH
star-4
No experience necessary, very gentle...
Annie_F
, Jul 2016
No experience necessary, very gentle and interesting ride through the fields and woods of the Tuscan countryside. Very pleasant and a nice experience, well worth doing!
star-4
I expected a bit more of actual...
Miguel R
, May 2016
I expected a bit more of actual explanation about the region, the area, etc... But it was just a horse back riding walk through the fields around an Equestrian Club. Nevertheless, it was a nice experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
This was nice to ride in the Tuscan...
shawna P
, Apr 2016
This was nice to ride in the Tuscan Hills, the views were beautiful. All you did was walk on the horse, great for people who don't ride much.
star-4
We really loved the tour-it was run...
Heather H
, Jun 2015
We really loved the tour-it was run very efficiently and safely! The sights and trails were beautiful! Our trail guide pointed out various highlights during the trip.
star-3
It was a decent experience but would...
Franco
, May 2015
It was a decent experience but would not recommend it to others. Our ride to the farm was very nice however our guide during the horseback ride didn't seem very enthused and the horseback ride was a bit boring and slow.
star-4
This tour was quite nice. Lovely...
Nikita M
, Jan 2015
This tour was quite nice. Lovely views of the countryside. Well behaved horses. Friendly owner. Very pleasant way to spend a morning.

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