Riding in the Marches on the Ridges of the Apennine
The farm stablehas a dozen horses, with the prevalence of the horse of Catria, (native breed that lends itself well to our work). What we propose are simple horseback rides in the countryside surrounding the company that even the least experienced manage to do. As far as children are concerned, those who are not too experienced can join our walks from the age of 12 while if they have already established riding bases even with a few years less. For the very young we have really meek horses to be entrusted to the parents who with rope in hand can lead the horse on foot while their children can safely climb on the back. For the more daring we also propose long treks from one day up to a week that travel far and wide in the mountains of the Apennine.
Here’s how to live experiences on horseback in the Marches, on the ridges of the Apennine. Experiences to discover the hilly and mountainous territory between the Marches, Umbria and Tuscany, a short walk from Urbino, in the territory of Montefeltro. A territory rich in history and unspoiled views, such as the Gorge of furlo (also accessible on horseback) the heart of the national reserve of the same name and home to a rich fauna among which stands out a wonderful pair of Golden Eagles.
The cottage and the farm
Guests of a farmhouse with attached farm. An old farmhouse dating back to 1600, renovated in 2004 with seven rooms that can accommodate 20 guests or a little more, in an always respectful and reserved climate.
Placed at the top of a hill at 450 meters. of height, you can admire a panorama that reaches up to the ridge of the Apennine that separates the Marches, Umbria, Tuscany and Emilia Romagna.
Next to the cottage there is a well-equipped stable for horseback riding enthusiasts to experience beautiful horseback experiences in the Marche and a swimming pool that enjoys wonderful views. Then small white streets, trails, woods and wide open spaces with wonderful views are the side dish to the farm.
In short, the ideal situation for wonderful walks or to ride with mountain bikes that are made available by the property.
The farm is mainly concerned with breeding, horses, cows and pigs.
For the cows the choice has naturally fallen on the Marche which is one of the most appreciated breeds of cows in the world, while for pigs, which are bred outdoors, we have relied on the Cinta Senese (typical breed of central Italy very suitable for this type cross with the classic pink pigs (large white) that have long been present in these areas. All the meat and cured meats you find among the kitchen proposals come from the farm.
The horses are predominantly horses of Catria, a native breed and are raised and trained to ride and to accompany guests, even the less experienced ones, on fantastic walks in nature.
Local food and wine
Guests will enjoy the typical dishes offered by the property’s small restaurant: fresh handmade pastas or local artisan alpdry pasta, grilled meat such as veal steak or pork livers wrapped in bay leaf or cured meats products with pigs born and raised at the facility. The proposals are inextricably linked to the seasonality and availability of products, with an obsessive focus on forest products such as wild asparagus, mushrooms or truffles that trusted people collect for the restaurant.
You will be housed in one of the most important areas of Italy for the collection of the precious “Precious White Truffle” which, if the season is generous, in autumn strongly distinguishes the restaurant’s proposals.
The stable offers beautiful horseback riding in the surrounding Marche countryside, suitable for even the less experienced. The horses, mostly horses of Catria, an indigenous breed that lends itself well to the experiences on horseback in this territory, are also dated to the youngest, who can, under certain conditions, also participate in walks outside the structure.
For the more experienced there is a rich calendar of long treks from one day up to a week that travel far and wide in the Apennine mountains.
1-day horse trekking (Trekking of furlo)
If you want to experience a horse trekking in the Marche of a day, you can go to discover the State Nature Reserve of the Gorge of furlo, characterized by a very varied territory that goes from arid barren areas almost desert to the forests of Mediterranean scrub and conifers and then to the sommatal meadows where you often see horses grazing freely.
Of extraordinary effect is the arrival at the head of the duce (where usually you will take the lunch break), construction of the fascist era that portrays the profile of the dictator, from which you can admire from above the throat in all its beauty.
Riding in the Marches in Montiego
A small ring circuit dedicated to riding the Apennine Marchigiano through the hills…
A small ring circuit dedicated to riding the Marchigian Apennine through the hills of this beautiful territory.
On the first day you will reach the slopes of the Appenino by walking along the Seas Ditch to the typical hamlet of Bacciardi. Here you will stop for dinner and stay overnight in a truly unique inn.
Trekking on a three-day horse in which with the first stage you will reach, through…
Trekking on a three-day horse in which with the first stage you will reach, through the ditch of the Vena, the eastern side of the Apennine until you reach the picturesque hamlet of Bacciardi, dinner and overnight at a local farmhouse.
Trekking of Catria in the heart of the Apennine
Five days of horseback trekking in the Marche region for a full immersion experience in the heart of the Apennine,…
Five days of horseback trekking in the Marche region for a full immersion experience in the heart of the Apennine, discovering hills, mountains and rivers. A slow and invigorating itinerary during which small villages, villages and monasteries will be able to tell the millennial story of a beautiful and authentic territory, although not very well known.
Central Apennine Trekking
The new proposal that enriches the offer of horse back ingepering in the Marche region is…
The new proposal that enriches the offer of horseback riding in the Marche is a 10-day trek to skirt the whole of the Central Apennine.