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Italy, Sicily Explorer

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 usually be riding with Alex, one of Sicily's most knowledgeable riding guides, on multi day trail rides. Alex is ably supported by his partner Lizzie - she is from the UK and has ridden trails all around the world but fell in love with this magnificent island. She guides some of the trails as well and provides logistical support when needed.
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 a multi-day trail ride such as the Wild Sicily, Coast to Coast, Madonie Mountain Trail or Heart of 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! 

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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.


Travel Information

Riding ability: Trail Ride level 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 Wild Sicily Trail: Arrive Palermo - Depart Catania
- for the Heart of Sicily: Arrive Palermo - Depart Catania
- Madonie Mountains: Arrive Palermo - Depart Palermo
- Coast to Coast: Arrive Palermo - Depart Palermo

Meeting time: Book a flight that arrives no later than 5.00pm to Palermo and home after 11.00am either from Palermo or Catania (depending on the chosen ride).

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.

Weight limit: 85 kg

Closest village: About 1 km to small village, 5 km to bigger city.
Beach: 30 minutes by car.
Pool: Yes, on some hotels/B&Bs

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

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