Discover Tuscany & Umbria on horseback with Italiatrail

Our trail riding stable Italiatrail is based near Cortona in the Chiana valley.
Our winery is situated in a scenery you will associate with a postcard and is ideal as a base to discover the jewels of Tuscany.
We are specialized on trail rides of various length, and also offer rides and day rides in the area for both experienced and less experienced riders.
All programs can be tailored to your specific needs.
With years of experience, we offer professionally organized vacations.
Discover Tuscany starting from our winery and experience the rich culture and history of the region.
Try our wines, our olive oil and delicious Tuscan cuisine.
Join us on a trail ride through Tuscany, through the beautiful rolling countryside, through valleys and over mountains. Discover the ancient stories at every turn. Passing archaeological sites, castles, villas and natural parks. We will guide you to the hidden “gems” of the region, which are rarely found in the travel guides.
We value personal service and family atmosphere and only ride in small groups. True to the motto “quality over quantity”.
Since 2017 we have a beautiful piece of land on Lake Trasimeno with own beach. Our guest can use it for free.
Fun for the whole family, riders and non-riders.
As an Agriturismo, we have the highest classification of Sun Flowers.

About me, Michaela:

Horses have always been part of my life. Italy has always been the land of where my dreams come true. My great passion is trail riding. I am a qualified guide with ETCD (Premier Trekking Society, Germany) and gained my experience of running a trail riding center in various stables in both Germany and Italy. I am also a trainer from the italian horseman school ( www.scuolaitalianadi horseman.com) Do you dream of discovering a new side of Tuscany from the horseback? Come and ride with me! Let me show you the Tuscany I know where the landscapes are full of character, rich and diverse in sights. Be enchanted and accompany me through the most beautiful areas of this region. With the support of my team it is both my great pleasure and my aim to create your dream vacation.
MIchaela Gunther

Vasco, my partner in life:

The owner of the winery and our great chef. He makes the magic happen! He is an awarded chef, cooking our delicious meals and also willing to share his knowledge with any aspiring cooks. He is responsible for our nice picnics outside during our rides and also provides our delicious wine and oil. He is the heart of all we do.
Vasco Nocentini

Our speciality are trail rides of 2 to 7 days in length, but we also offer day rides and also rides for a few hours. We value personal service and family atmosphere and only ride in small groups. True to the motto “quality over quantity”.
Join us on a trail ride through Tuscany, through the beautiful rolling countryside, through valleys and over mountains. Discover the ancient stories at every turn. Passing archaeological sites, castles, villas and natural parks. We will guide you to the hidden “gems” of the region, which are rarely found in the travel guides. All our riding programs, we can customize and combine as requested, just contact us.

Starting in the Chiana valley we go through the rolling hills, above stunning mountain ridges from one postcard picture to the next one. A variety of Mediterranean flora and fauna, oak forests, pine groves and gnarled chestnut trees is lining our way. In the footsteps of Hannibal we ride up to Lake Trasimeno. Experience the fascination of the natural wildness of this untouched and pristine nature. Sure-footed horses, good wine and Tuscan food complete the experience.

On each day, on every ride there is a highlight of the Tuscan countryside. The rides take us through the Chiana valley and its hills. Through forests, olive groves and vineyards and partially on Roman roads. A wonderful landscape, medieval castles and the typical Case Leopoldine line our way. In the afternoons it can be arranged to go to nice places and cities such as Montepulciano, Lucignano and Castiglion Fiorentino. We will lead you to the jewels of Tuscany that are rarely in the guidebooks.

Our pilgrimage and trail ride – On the trail of St. Francis of Assisi
There seems to be an ancient yearning of the people: to break open, to leave familiarity behind and to seek new ways. Pilgrimages have always been a way of expressing such longings.
In the popular Franciscan Way, we “pilgrim” on the horseback to the sites of the sacred, experiencing the diverse and varied landscape of Tuscany. St. Francis of Assisi has left his mark on the whole of Central Italy. Most of its sites are located in the picturesque Tuscan countryside. The Franciscan Way connects these places and leads through untouched nature and varied cultural landscape. We pass monasteries, small villages and cities with cultural highlights that testify to the secular and spiritual history of the region.

Another way to interact with horses.
Until now, only the technique of the human being the “superior” leaders was known by the public eye. The Italian Horseman school made a different kind of communication with horses known, defined by the “elected or selected” leader. This establishes a deep relationship between human and horse, a relationship based on respect and trust, the elementary values to interact with horses and to achieve complete harmony.

Number of participants: min. 1 and max. 3 riders
Gaits: Step, trot and if possible canter
Skills: riders should be safe in all three gaits and in good physical condition.
We also have rides for less experienced riders.
Weight: up to 85 kg. If your weight is above it please let us know.
Food: For lunch, we will have a gourmet picnic in the open air, served by Vasco with the accompanying vehicle.
Equipment: Riding clothing or riding-related leisure clothing, a riding hat/helmet, but above all clothing should be comfortable and sturdy.

Holidays in our Tuscan winery means pure relaxation for our guests, natural honest hospitality, a place of tranquility in a beautiful landscape with breathtaking views into the Chiana Valley.

Enjoy our delicious Tuscan food and learn how to cook traditional delicacies in a cooking class.

Tuscany is not only famous for its good wine and olive oil but also its food. Its rich and fertile land produces high quality, fresh ingredients that form the basis of so many of its well known traditional dishes.

Rides

Immerse yourself in the Tuscan landscape while riding.