Sicily Horse Tours

Sicily Horse Tours, Pollina: Hours, Address, Sicily Horse Tours Reviews: 5/5

Sicily Horse Tours
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Ranches • Horseback Riding Tours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Sicily Horse Tours is an association created in the aim to promote equestrian tourism in Sicily. We organize short tours and long trekkings.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Gaetano P
Paris, France1 contribution
Bellissimo
Aug 2020 • Couples
Bellissima escursione con Luciano, persona gentile e disponibile. Consiglio vivamente.

Stunning experience ! Lovely people and terrific views. A must-do for people coming to Sicily
Written 28 August 2020
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Amelia
2 contributions
Highly recommended
Jul 2020 • Solo
I highly recommend this place. Luciano and Marialuisa were extremely welcoming hosts, and even if now due to COVID we had to keep safe distance, all went well and I felt very welcomed. They were very responsive over the phone, prepared everything for the trips before and after the excursions, and were good company.

The horses seem to be taken care of in a good way, and they behaved pleasantly and calmly at all times.

I made two excursions, one of 5 hours “La terrazza sulle Eolie”, which took us all the way up to Pollina, a picturesque rural town on top of a high hill, where we made a small stop to enjoy the view and get an ice cream together. Another tour I did was through vineyards (2 hrs) which was equally pleasant. I have lived in Sicily and travelled around quite extensively, but the views seen from our routes were still breathtaking!

Small tip on getting there: from Cefalù the easiest and fastest way to get there is by following the SS286 until at the left-hand side there is an exit directly to the gate of Tenuta Luogomarchese (the agriturismo affiliated with SicilyHorseTours). Then the way will take you 15-20min. Don’t take the rural road via Sant’Anastasia, as Google Maps will probably tell you - while that one is very scenic as you navigate between vineyards, the road is narrow and it takes you about 15-20 min longer.

Luciano and Marialuisa, grazie mille and I cannot wait to come back in the future!
Written 31 July 2020
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Lydia P
8 contributions
Best place to ride in Sicily
Jul 2020 • Friends
Best place to go riding in Sicily. The horses are very well trained but still fun and fast if you are an experienced rider. Park Mardonie is so beautiful and there are many beautiful small Sicilian villagers close by.
Written 12 July 2020
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Warlingham_Steve
London, UK18 contributions
Great 2 hour ride
Jul 2020
Luciano and Mariluisa looked after us for our memorable 2 hour ride around the Madinie Park hills and vineyards.
Written 6 July 2020
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Pawel
Szczecin, Poland2 contributions
Great people, animals, views and more.
Jan 2020 • Family
We went on a short - 2 hours ride with my 9yo daughter. Views were incredible, as well as an experience of riding up and down in the real offroad conditions. The guide was great, very respectful and professional. For sure we will try it again in a couple of months. 100% positive review.
Written 12 January 2020
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Galemor
Stokke, Norway124 contributions
Residential week
Nov 2019 • Solo
This was my first time going on a holiday trip like this and I am sitting back home filled with lovable memories.
The excursions, the scenery, the food, the people, the horses, it was all great.
It was a bit chilly, but all in all, we were quite lucky with the weather, for that time of the year. I do recommend that you bring long johns and pyjamas, as the rooms are made for keeping the heat out, especially if you are a freezing person, like me..

The two day trip was amazing, the others wasn't as exited as I was, about the fact that we were so high up, we were actually riding inside a cloud.

I do not doubt that the horses are loved, but there are certain things that can be better. My standards are very high, and this is the only reason I can not give a full score.
All the different horses we had, were easy to ride, I got a "difficult" one (I said I like to ride crazy horses) but the only thing different, was that he had a tendency to jerk the reins out of my hands, and help himself to food along the way. He was a lovely horse, could get off as a little bitchy on the ground, but it was all an act. Loved being scratched between the ears.

We were all experienced trailriders, and we had so much fun on our different trips.

I had to take a day off, because my back problem, and my knees isn't the best. It's mostly riding up or down the different mountains, so be aware that it will be hard on your body.

What bothered me the most, was the two horses in the stable, day and night on a dirty concrete floor. Not sure how often they are allowed outside.
No bedding in the box, no toys or other stimuli, just 4 walls and waiting for the next meal..
I also think that the horses we rode, should have had a little more fat on their body, it was the end of the season, but still. We did change up the horses (except for 1) so they weren't used for an entire week. Even if they will get at least one week off, the rides are hard, so they need a day or two to give those muscles time to build up again, during the week-rides.

Can i recommend this place?
Yes, they will take good care of you, and the more experienced you are, the more fun you can have.

I want to thank our two guides, as they were both very attentive, one had a little fever a couple of days, but perked up at the end. I miss this place. 😘
Written 11 November 2019
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Markus E
Bochum, Germany12 contributions
Nice horseback ride in the Sicilian vineyards
Sep 2019 • Couples
We had an amazing ride in the vineyards of Sicily. Our guide Angela completely adjusted the trip to our abilities. In the summer time, I would always recommend a morning trip since it can become quite hot in the afternoon. We hope to visit again on our next trip to Sicily.
Written 14 September 2019
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S K
Bratislava, Slovakia5 contributions
Unforgettable riding experience
Jul 2019 • Friends
We did a whole day excursion „Georges of Tiberius“ in the beginning of August and enjoyed it very much. Our guide, Angelo was very friendly, helpful and explained a lot about the nature surrounding us during the ride. Also, Luciano was able to pick us up from the train station, which was very handy without having a car. I enjoyed a lot the horse I was riding on that day, Daisy. I felt really safe on her back even while galloping or climbing up steep hills. As it was very hot on that day, the possibility to bath in the river during the lunchtime was just perfect. I’ll definitely try another tour if I’ll be the next time on Sicily! Thanks a lot :)
Written 24 August 2019
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dohrer98
Glen Ellyn, IL17 contributions
Wonderful morning on horseback!
Jun 2019 • Family
Our family of four took a trail ride through the beautiful countryside in vineyards. We stopped halfway through at Sant’ Anastasia for a winetasting and snack. It was lovely! The views were just gorgeous. The horses were very well cared for, and our guide Angelo made sure everyone was safe. We all enjoyed the experience very much. In fact, we saw Angelo a few nights later in Cefalù! We heard someone yell, “Hi Chicago!” - and it was him! Great experience, and I highly recommend it.
Written 16 June 2019
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Julia F
3 contributions
Best trail experience in my life
Jun 2019 • Solo
We’ve made a horse trail week from Cefalù to the volcano Etna and it was the best experience in my life. The landscape is incredibile, all day another beautiful view. Luciano an his team did a great job! Absolutely professional and always friendly! The horses are great and I really recommend Siciliy horse Tours to all! If you would like to make an unforgetable horse trip this is absolutely the right place!!
Written 15 June 2019
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