We’ll meet at 8,00 o’clock in the morning of the departure day at our little manège ; we suggest you to come here, of course if you can, the day before the departure. Each member can organize the night before the departure but it will be possible to sleep here in the tents and to have a simple dinner here at the farm. If you come one day before, you will be able to make all the preparations for the trip with calm and it will be possible and nice for everybody to know each other while eating a dish of pasta and drinking a glass of good wine ! The horses will be coupled to the riders according to their preferences but especially according to their weight – we don’t have big and very strong horses, so if you have a « good » weight, please let us know it in advance). We will then « dress » together the horses : the saddle will always be the same from the beginning to the end of the trekking, in the sense that the riders cannot use their own saddles on our horses. The riders will have in their pack-saddle only what they need for the daily trip (water bottle, sandwiches, pullover and windjackets and not many other things). The rest of the stuff will be given to the guide who will bring it by car to the final destination of the day ; so please, don’t take too many things with you a part from a sleeping bag, clothes, towels and a beauty-case considering that the toilet will be in the open air. After everything will have been checked, we’ll leave all together and a part for unexpected events, we’ll be riding for 5-8 hours a day to reach the stopping places. The stopping places are usually located on a height meadow where one or two big tents will give you hospitality for eating and sleeping. The next morning we’ll leave not too late after breakfast.
Please, don’t forget the following objects:
Front torch, little knife, camera, trekking shoes, spats, belt pouch, little personal « first aid », personal papers, rain clothes (trousers, jacket and also a hat), beauty-case and towels, sleeping bag, flask or half-a-liter mineral water plastic bottles.
The price is all inclusive.
It includes : the guides,( one guide will reach the group day by day at the arrival spots of each day) ; the horse and the horse stuff, insurance, tent supply, breakfast, a light lunch and dinner. The dinner at the 1-day-trip and the second dinner at the 2- days trekkings are not included. Riders who want to take part to the trekking with their own horses will have 40% discount on the above mentioned price.
The horseback trekking will happen only with a minimum of 6 participants. Once you have booked the tour, we will ask you to send us a deposit of 25% of the total amount and we’ll send you a confirmation mail as soon as the deposit will be here. You will also have to fill in the insurance schedule. The deposit will be totally refunded only in case the trekking will not happen at all because of bad weather. If bad weather occurs during the trekking and we cannot finish the tour, you will have to pay only the good days we had. Public transports can bring you to Fermignano but they don’t get to Ca’ Maddalena, so we can pick you up in Fermignano if you are not coming with your own car.