Horseback riding in Italy – experience the nature-riding bond: among woods and farmlands

During your vacation in Puglia, why not spend a day in contact with nature? Horseback riding in Italy among the olive groves of the Apulian countryside and along its beautiful beaches is the ultimate wilderness experience.

With the horse riding experience you will discover the fascinating and wild nature of Puglia: different landscapes, different scenarios but the same value for time.

It’s not important if you are a beginner or an expert you will enjoy an unforgettable ride on a “Murgese” horse, a breed originated in the “Murge” area of Apulia, trough beautiful rural paths characterized by olive trees, vineyards and ancient manor farms.

Don’t miss: Horseback riding (Italy) in the National Park of Alta Murgia

Live the experience of horse riding in one of the most typical areas of Apulia. You will have the opportunity to spend a day in contact with nature in the National Park of Alta Murgia (Apulia) by performing a horse in a riding school near Castel del Monte (Corato), the medieval building octagonal most important who has left the Emperor Frederick II of Swabia.

The trail will take you through a vineyard, it will cross one of the many bridges Apulian aqueduct to get inside of a forest of oaks and pines. Depending on the length of the ride you can avail also visit the Necropolis of San Magno with Templar Church of the twelfth century.

Tickets: From € 75 per person (3 hours)

Best time to visit Puglia

Puglia is a pleasant travel destination all year-round because of its gentle Mediterranean climate, a great variety of natural, cultural and historical sights to explore.

May, June and September are lovely, with temperatures in the 20°Cs, and good for walking and cycling. April and October are also good months to visit Puglia, but expect some rain and chilly days.

How to get there:

By Air: Bari is the nearest airport (50 km). We suggest you to hire a car.

National Park of Alta Murgia Hotels – Where to Stay

Best luxury hotel: Masseria Cervarolo 4*, Ostuni

A Relaxing Stay for Couples

Masseria Cervarolo is a farm with trulli (typical Apulian rural houses) built in the XVI century. It stands on a 250 meters hillock that dominates a large and fertile plain, just 6 km away from the town of Ostuni. The Masseria’s grounds include an outdoor swimming pool and an ancient chapel.

Best mid-range hotel: Borgo San Marco, Fasano

Best for historic charm

Borgo San Marco is a historic 15th-century fortified farmhouse surrounded by the Puglia countryside, It features wellness facilities and both indoor and outdoor pools. The property features a historic tower and a chapel, all surrounded by a garden with fruit orchards. San Marco Borgo’s lounge is set in the old stable and features frescoes from the Byzantine age.

Best budget hotel: Il Borgo B&B, Corato

Excellent location

The location of the Borgo is perfect for visiting the city and also the places close to Corato such as Andria, Trani and Bisceglie. Il Borgo offers accommodation with a terrace and free WiFi. Guests at the bed and breakfast can enjoy an Italian breakfast.

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