Pilgrimage From Cortona To la Verna

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.
As usual, we are accompanied on this ride by Vasco in his vehicle, he meets us at lunchtime and spoils us with culinary delights. He also ensures that we find our luggage waiting for us in the evening in the respective accommodation. We stay in selected farmhouses, charming country houses with special flair.
In former times, people were almost exclusively pilgrim because of religious motives. Today they are also pilgrims without a particular religion. It is easy to forget the stress of everyday life, to keep your head free or to ride – the pilgrim way is always a spiritual path. Discover new ways – here with us – in our own heart
On this ride, Annette Melzer accompanies us as an experienced therapist and coach as a spiritual guide. She is horse owner and an enthusiastic rider since many years.
During the ride, you can get access to your own inner spiritual wells through personal conversations, questions and texts. In the evenings there is the possibility to discuss spiritual goals and set new ones during a personal moment with Annette.
She will accompany us on our personal spiritual journey inside, in search of the precious in our own life, to reflect new beginnings, to process negative experiences.
Which way should I choose? Where do I want to go? Do I want to change something in my life?
Optionally this ride can also be booked without a spiritual guide.