Private Horseback Riding Tour In Sicilian Countryside + Lunch At Etna Farmhouse - Taormina

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 1/21/2018 - 1/21/2022Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your private guide will pick you up at your hotel, port or train station in Taormina, Giardini Naxos, Letojanni or nearby.
    Ports
    Taormina portGiardini Naxos portread more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Admire the incredible beauty of unspoilt nature of Sicilian countryside visiting a family run ancient farmhouse producing wine, dairy, meat, fruits and vegetables. The tour is private only your party, and includes pick-up and drop-off by comfortable air-conditioned car at your accommodation/port in Taormina area.
At the farmhouse, see picturesque vineyards, oranges, lemons and olive plantations, as well as many animals sheep, cows, goats, deer, peacocks, wild boar, chickens, geese, and horses. After a safety briefing and practicing in the riding arena, take a 1-hour horseback tour exploring the fascinating flora and fauna of Alcantara Natural Park with a professional guide. The tour is suitable for all ages and skill levels.
After the horseback riding tour, have traditional lunch at the farmhouse. Taste locally produced cheeses, salami, prosciutto, traditional relish caponata, parmigiana, olives, mushrooms, vegetables, olive oil and home-made bread with Etna wines.

Know More about this tour

Step off the beaten path of standard Sicilian tours visiting an ancient farmhouse in Sicilian countryside. Your personal friendly English speaking guide will pick you up at your accommodation or port in Taormina area, and in relax will chauffeurs you to Etna slope while you admire the scenery of the Sicilian countryside, Mediterranean Sea and mountains, as well as hardened Etna lava flows. This tour is private -- only for your party, nobody else, to ensure the highest standards for our guests.
After 40 minutes ride you will arrive at a family run old milestone of 1800 year farmhouse producing wines, dairy, meat, fruits and vegetables. Here you will take a guided tour of the farmhouse, admire picturesque vineyards, oranges, lemons and olive plantations, and see many animals - sheep, cows, goats, deer, peacocks, wild boar, chickens, geese. Then you will arrive at the stables and listen to a safety briefing before selecting your horse. Practice in the riding arena until you feel comfortable with your horse and learn basic commands that ensure control and confidence. Then start your 1,5-hour horseback riding tour through the gorgeous greenery of one of the most majestic parks of Sicily Alcantara Natural Park, with your experienced professional guide. Depending on your ability, trot, canter or gallop through the captivating countryside as your guide explains about local flora and fauna.

After the horseback riding tour, feed your horse, and revitalize with a delicious and hearty traditional lunch at the farmhouse. Taste all locally produced fresh food cheeses, salami, prosciutto, traditional Sicilian relish caponata and parmigiana, olives, mushrooms, vegetables, domestic olive oil and home-made bread with Etna red and white wines. Revitalized, return to your car and relax during the smooth journey back to your accommodation or port.

Inclusions

Private tour only for your party - nobody else, to ensure the highest standards for our guests

Private English speaking guide

Hotel/port pickup and drop-off in Taormina area

Round-trip private transfer

Professional horseback riding guide

Alcantara National Park 1-hour horseback riding tour

Guided tour of an ancient farmhouse in Sicilian countryside

Traditional Sicilian lunch (locally produced cheeses, salami, prosciutto, traditional Sicilian relish caponata and parmigiana, olives, mushrooms, vegetables, domestic olive oil and home-made bread)

Red and White Etna wines

Bottled water, snacks

Lunch

Snacks

Bottled water

Alcoholic Beverages

Entry/Admission - Porta Messina

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 23-Sep-2019

    This is a trip well worth taking. Our guide, Roberto, has a wealth of information showing us sights on the way to the farm. He was very accommodating and interesting to listen to. The ride on the horses was enjoyable as we rode along vineyards and olive trees to see the beautiful landscape.We were treated to a delicious luncheon of vegetables, meats, cheeses, fruit and wine all of which was plentiful. This was a highlight of our trip. I highly recommend taking this tour. You won't be sorry you did!

  • 03-Jul-2019

    My wife and I enjoyed every part of this tour! Gianluigi was our tour guide and made us feel very relaxed and he was very friendly, telling us about the area and answering any questions that we had. The horse ride was done very well and the stable personnel were very professional and cared about our safety.The horses were very well cared for and going up the country hillside was breath-taking.
    We also really enjoyed the lunch at the Tuscan style restaurant/ farm and the food and staff were great.
    The whole experience was well worth the cost, and it made for a very memorable time in Sicily.

  • 09-Aug-2018

    We had a great excursion to the country side in Sicily. Our driver, Marco, was excellent and explained the area. The owner of the Farm, Franco, and his family were great and the food excellent. Great day!

  • 28-Jun-2018

    Our guide Marco provided detail on Sicily and the countryside with warmth and humour as he drove us from our Taormina hotel to the farmhouse. Once there, he walked us to the stables where our young riding guide mounted us and we rode through the foothill farmlands of Mt. Aetna. The grapes were on the vines with another 1-2 months for picking. We watched those vines being trimmed by the farmhands. We were escorted throughout by a frisky colt of one of our horses.
    After the ride, Marco escorted us to a private dining hall and began us on an adventure in tasting the amazing Sicilian cuisine prepared from arguably the best produce, dairy and meat products anywhere. What a treat! Afterward Marco returned us to our hotel with more narrative on The Sicilian culture.
    An excellent guide for an excellent day.

  • 10-May-2018

    Excellent excursion: extremely informative, knowledgeable and friendly guide Marco. The views whilst horse riding are absolutely spectacular, and the lunch was fit for the gods! Very highly recommended

  • 30-Mar-2018

    We have taken many Viator tours, and this one is perhaps our most highly recommended. This memorable outing was a highlight of our Sicily visit. Our personable guide promptly picked us up at our hotel and drove us through small villages off the beaten track to the farmhouse. Along the way, we chatted about local culture, his experience living in the small villages of Sicily, and the like. One issue: on the drive, we had to wait for several minutes to allow a sheepherder to move his flock across the road. The horseback ride was a relaxing stroll through vineyards and small farms. The horseback guide exchanged familiar greetings with every farmer we passed along the way. The traditional Sicilian lunch was excellent, apparently all items coming from the farm. I could go on...just amazing!