The country estate Borgo Hotel Fattoria Pieve a Salti is located in the territory of Montalcino, right in the middle of of the inspiring landscape of „Val d`Orcia“ and „Val d`Arbia“ and the gentle hills of „Crete Senesi“, a region of southern Tuscany.
Nearby are the charming medieval villages of Buonconvento and Montalcino.
At our large and professionally run riding stables our holiday guests, locals and guests of other accommodations are very welcome.
Our unique landscape is a true paradise for equestrians. Kilometers of earth paths are laid out especially for our riding groups on the 700 hectare of organic farmland of Pieve a Salti. Our 30 horses, mostly thoroughbred, warm-blooded and agloarabian, are well tamed, well cared for, fed with hay and organic feed of our own production and prepared with professionalism and passion for every level of your experience. Their always perfect condition is due to the gentle Tuscan hills with their magnificent canter traits.
Beginners and children appreciate our happy horses especially for their balanced nature and fearlessness, developped thanks to our spacious pastures and life in social herds.
Through fields and forests, along lakesides and over hill tops, even small trail rides for beginners become unforgettable memories and the contact with the horse becomes a touching experience
Experiencing our beautiful nature is our main goal, regardless of your riding skills. Therefore we offer our trail rides on three levels. The easiest rides are also suitable for absolute beginners and children without riding experience. With decades of experience we provide the highest possible safety.
Experienced riders can look forward to varied two to three hour speedy rides. We also offer full day rides including long lunch breaks with Tuscan specialities, perhaps a glass of Brunello di Montalcino, and a refreshing pool break at befriended farms.
Our medium level trail rides in walk and trot (posting) are popular for children and adults with some riding experience.
As one of the world’s most beautiful and noble creatures, horses enable us to enjoy nature in a natural and relaxing way.
Deer and wild boar in the morning fog…
…can can be seen on our early morning tours, leading to ponds and small woods. If desired, you will be getting some lessons in horseback-riding along the way, but no experience at all is needed. Of course you can also enjoy the quiet landscape later in the morning or in the afternoon. And where would you find a more romantic sunset than mounted on a horse inmidst Tuscany’s pastel colored hills?
It gets more lively…
… when kids gather to spend some time on horseback. Whoever wants to see how Cowboy and Indians made their way from one place to another will easily find like-minded friends. Often even previously immune kids are infected with general horse fever
The more experienced young riders can go for one- or several hour adventurous rides. . During all our adventures we put safety first.
Along hidden paths and through enchanted forests our half- or whole day rides for the experienced lead to stunning viewpoints. We visit small tuscan trattorias or would you like to visit Valentino, taste his wine and see his cantina?
At certain times we offer the „Star Rides“ – 2 half day and 3whole day rides per week. Perfect season for riders who want to explore the Crete Senesi exclusively on horseback!
Die Toskana mit Clara und Marco, ihren Pferden, der bezaubernden
Landschaft und den vielen kulinarischen Genüssen, viel mehr braucht es
nicht um sich immer wieder aufs Neue rundum wohl zu fühlen!
Mit den Pferden durch die wunderschöne Landschaft zu reiten, macht mich glücklich. Meine Lieblingstour ist die durch die Trüffelgebiete, bei der man, wenn man Glück hat, auch Fasane und Rehe sehen kann. Besonders lustig finde ich es, wenn Lapo um einen herumrennt und einen damit zum Lachen bringt.
Ich komme seit über 13 Jahren zum Reiten zu Clara und Marco und es ist jedes Jahr aufs Neue eine unvergesslich tolle und lustige Zeit. Die Landschaft ist traumhaft und die Pferde sind super ausgeglichen und machen einfach nur Spaß! A presto 🙂