Riding in the Aosta Valley:
Val d’Aosta is the smallest region in Italy but hosts on its territory such a variety of aspects that make it a destination particularly appreciated by riding enthusiasts who aspire to live an all-encompassing experience in contact with nature.
In addition to behemoths such as Mont Blanc (4,810 m), Mount Matterhorn (4,478 m), Monte Rosa (4,634 m) and Great Paradise (4,061 m) – the only “4,000” entirely included in Italian territory within the park of the same name set up to safeguard trees and some endangered animal species including ibex, chamois, marmots and ermellini – that make the one-of-a-kind scenario, the territory of Valdostano is home to Churches, Castles, Roman monuments And faith routes along the Via Francigena to visit calmly on the saddle of a horse.
Starting with Aosta, the provincial capital, which offers horseback riding in the magical medieval atmosphere aroused by the city’s many castles, up to Saint-Vincent, West, in the heart of the region, with trekking straddling woods and trails leading to old mule sprees, ancient ovens, villages, villages and castles where time seems to have stood still, the equestrian tourism in Val d’Aosta it is the best way to appreciate the environment and capture its naturalistic, historical-cultural and food and wine specificities.
Among the proposed itineraries, those that are of the most interest are the walks on horseback of Valdostani flavors that combine the pleasure of the slow journey on horseback to the discovery of unspoiled corners of paradise with that of meeting with the typical products, history and traditions of which the region is the bearer.
The various equestrian centres in the region offer walks and horseback riding of various durations, from a simple hour to several days, riding courses boys (and not) and become promoters of folk demonstrations that feature the noble animal in order to give more and more impetus to equestrian tourism as a new way of living and interacting with the territory.