|With Riding Wild Abruzzo, Turismo a Cavallo and Cavalieri del Regio Tratturo in the footsteps of the ancient pastoral societies A new horseback expedition offered in collaboration with Turismo a Cavalieri and Cavalieri del Regio Tratturo in a land which only burocracy could divide: from the highest altitudes of the Apennines to the coast along the Ateleta-Biferno drove trail which decided the history, customs and events of the men and countries it passed through.|
Where: Atleta-Biferno drovers trail, Abruzzo-Molise, Italy
When: from May to October
Duration: 7 days 6 nights
Riding activities: journey on horseback of historical, cultural and natural interest in the footsteps of the ancient pastoral societies, integrated before, during or after the various legs with visits to interesting sites
Tack: English trekking (for the mounts we provide)
Pace: walk (trot and gallop only following the guide’s instructions after careful assessment of the group and with no compromises made to the safety of the horses and riders)
Horses: fit, well trained Haflingers (for the mounts we provide)
Riding ability: expert fit riders, preferably with FISE / FITETREC / ENGEA and higher.
Optional activities: visits to interesting sites
Prices: €1150 including:
– Mount, Guide
– Accommodation in single, double or triple room with ensuite bathroom, one night bivouacking
– Tastings and dinners with typical products and dishes from the rural culture of Abruzzo and Molise
– Night accommodation for horses, hay, feed
Optional services: Transfer from/to Abruzzo Airport and Pescara Railway Station
Programme: the Journey on Horseback lasting six days follows the drove trail through Pescopennataro, Castiglione Messer Marino, Torrebruna and Celenza, reaches the Fiume Trigno then continues along the nearby ´Aquila-Foggia drove trail in Molise. The participants arrive in Ateleta (AQ) on 1 September for a briefing by the organisers and a description of the technical-logistical aspects of the Journey on Horseback and distribution of details and a map of the itinerary. This is followed by a welcome dinner in a typical trattoria.
Packed meals during the day, followed by dinner in typical restaurants and trattoria, with exclusively local products from the rural culture of Abruzzo and Molise. Riding will be accompanied by other activities and visits to interesting sites.