Riding in Molise:
Molise is an extremely pleasant place for fans of equestrian tourism who can enjoy the intoxication and freedom to ride for hours on end without encountering fences, paved roads or, most often, the shadow of a human being.
Nature in Molise is virgin, unspoiled, and exploring it on horseback gives an unparalleled taste: among wild flowers (some rare and almost extinct), rolling hills that flow into the mountains and hay-colored countryside that alternate with large beech forests and oak (interrupted, from time to time, by small streams), the Molisian territory surprises its visitors with one emotion after another, in continuous flow, and inevitably ends up conquering them.
The evocative scenery of Molise is the perfect mix for nature lovers and sports walks riding a horse and there is no shortage of structures that aim to enhance the territory by combining it with the passion for horse riding. With this in mind, for twenty years now, during the first decade of August, comes to life in the splendid Staffoli valley (1,050 meters high) the Corsalonga Western Show,a rally of appeal for those who love to ride ahorse that extends for a fortnight with events in perfect country western style.
Choosing to ride a horse and travel the rough stretches of Molise is undoubtedly one of the most authentic and evocative ways to experience the territory, in the almost absolute silence interrupted only by the hooves of the horses on the cobblestone, the creaking of fallen branches on the ground that break under the weight of the equines, the song of the birds and the rustling of the leaves, the breeze, the scents and the roaring of the waters of the streams that bathe the lush woods.
TheUpper Molise, in particular, teems with Farms, ancient farmhouses And historic refurbished stables which are home to horses trained to be ridden – both by professionals and by improvised jockeys – eager to join the pleasure of horseriding and that of rediscovering the places of pastoral life in the region, still so permeated with history and traditions.