Italy, Sicily - Etna

Sicily has everything - wonderful beaches, beautiful scenery, culture and gastronomy. In addition, on the island of sun you can swim even in November.

These adventurous riding holidays are the perfect way to explore Sicily. You will be riding with Alex, one of Sicily's most knowledgeable riding guides, on multi day trail rides.
Riders will spend full days in the saddle exploring the beautiful landscapes of this special island and learning about its history. 

You might like to choose one multi-day trail ride such as the Cefalu to Etna Trail, Corleone to Cefalu Trail, Coast to Coast or Mysterious Sicily. During trails like this you will move between comfortable accommodations and spend long hours in the saddle, exploring various parts of Sicily depending on which route you have chosen. The multi-day trails are suitable for fit, experienced riders as the hours are often very long and there is some challenging terrain. They make for great Sicilian adventures! 

Accommodation and Food

During the trail rides, guests will stay in different guesthouses/hotels along the trail route. Mostly they are rural guesthouses of around 3* level, simple but clean, comfortable and generally with en suite bathrooms. There is towels and sheets. 

They all serve traditional cuisine. Guests will enjoy typical Sicilian cooking during the rides - this includes a buffet style breakfast and a dinner comprising several courses and accompanied by local wine. The food here is fresh, traditional and absolutely delicious. 

A support car will usually bring a hearty lunch consisting of cold cuts, salads and wine/beer and a table will be set for you.

Climate

Travel Information

Riding ability: Trail Ride level 2-3 >>

Included in the price: Accomodation, full board incl. drinks with meals and riding according to program, transfer to/from closest airport.

Not included: Flights, insurance, drinks and extras not mentioned.

Travel: Book flight/rental car >>
Flight: To Palermo or Catania airport

Transfer: Book in advance with HorseXplore. Included from closest airport.
The closest airports are:
- for the Corleone to Cefalù Trail: Palermo
- for the Cefalù to Etna Trail: Palermo at arrival, Catania at departure.
- Mysterious Sicily: Catania
- Coast to Coast: Palermo

Single room: Can be booked with a supplement. For price click on ”Book on request” under Dates & prices.

Currency: Euro
Credit card: Accepted at riding center.
Tipping: Not required but appreciated.

Wifi: Yes
Electricity jack: EU standard, adapter is available.

Group size: Min 4 and  max 10 riders.
Age limit: 16 years.

Closest village: About 1 km to small village, 5 km to bigger city.
Beach: 30 minutes by car.
Pool: Yes, open May-October.

Misc.:
Riding equipment to borrow: Helmet, short chaps.
Saddle bag available: No
Special diet: Inform when booking.

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