River Pollina Adventure - 2 days
We set off from Agriturismo Casalvecchio following ancient pathways, “trazzere” and forgotten mule tracks, immersed in dense Mediterranean vegetation and overlooked by the majestic Madonie mountains. In the afternoon we will reach the famous Gorges of Tiberio, a geopark and UNESCO world heritage site, where you can cool down in the river and visit the gorges by canoe if you wish.
Overnight in an agriturismo just above the gorges and dinner prepared using typical local produce.
On the second day we will ride back to our base along the valley taking a different route, which is just as beautiful and wild. It is possible to cool down with a dip in the clear waters of a natural pool along the river.
This program is available only for experienced riders who are used to riding out in the open, looking for an adventure and able to ride and walk in steep and rocky terrain.
Total riding time: 6 to 7 hours per day.
- Airport transfers from/to the nearest airport.
- 1 nights in agriturismi, B&B and good quality hotels.
- 2 full days of riding.
- All meals from dinner on the day of arrival to breakfast on the day of departure.
- Luggage transfer by support vehicle each day.
Level: Comfortable at all three paces (walk, trot and canter), with experience of hacking out in the open.
Group size: Ten people maximum.
Key information/requirements: Between six and eight hours in the saddle per day. You must be comfortable at all three paces (walk, trot and canter) and physically fit. This programme is aimed at intermediate and advanced riders and it is not suitable for beginners or riders with only limited experience. The terrain is varied and there may be long trots and gallops along the way.
Equipment: It is possible to hire riding hats and chaps on site. The following items are essential: waterproofs, layers (it can be cold at altitude), boots and chaps, and sun cream.
Accommodation: Agriturismi, B&B or good quality hotels.
Meals: Evening meals consist of authentic Sicilian cuisine prepared with local produce. A typical evening meal will include: a variety of starters, a pasta course, a meat/main course, dessert, wine, water and a digestif. Picnic lunches are provided by support vehicle (together with tables, chairs and cutlery) and include: fresh bread, salads, cheeses, olives, charcuterie, Sicilian specialities, wine or other drinks on request, coffee or tea.
Tack: Comfortable English saddles, with a sheepskin cover, or Western saddles on request. Guests are not required to groom or tack up the horses.
Languages spoken: English, French, Italian, Sicilian.
Airport: Arrive Catania - Depart Catania