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Horse trekking from Montone to Pietralunga
Horse trekking excursions to discover the Carpina Valley, between Pietralunga and Montone.
Duration
4 Days
Meeting point
Pietralunga
Difficulty
-
Price
€ 365
Organiser
Consortium ASSOCIAZIONE VALLE DEL CARPINA

Our association promotes, organizes and plans tailor-made thematic, enogastronomic, historical-artistic and sporting in this unspoilt corner of Umbria.

The Carpina Valley is an unexplored oasis in the northern part of the Umbria region, on the border with the Marches and at a short distance from Tuscany. The area is rich in history and traditions that can be also perceived among local people. Thre you can enjoy pleasant stays discovering a new culture and admiring a wild nature. After a journey through hills and valleys you arrive in Pietralunga, an ancient village with a small community.   Once there  you will soon have the feeling of being in a place with a past still alive. The simple and  humble people there are strongly linked to their traditions, they are  very hospitable and are pleased to share with you their everyday life even for a short period. Here are some definitions for the Carpina Valley: The Valley of Colours. For the peculiarity of its natural environment. The Spring and Autumn seasons portray landscapes with a unique variety of colours, You can  admire them by participating to the leaf peeping activities guided by experts. The Valley of Flavours. In the Farmholidays and country houses, once ancient farms and country inns,  you can now enjoy genuine food prepared by skilled housewives following  recipes handed down from generations: handmade pasta, torta sul panaro (a traditional flat bread),  pork products following ancient processing methods and gnocchi made with the precious white potato grown on the land of Pietralunga The Valley of Crafts It will be exciting for you to be part of a community where ancient crafts are preserved and are still alive in the old worhshops of blacksmith or in the seasonal activities of peasants. The  Valley of Scents The White Truffle, the Summer Truffle and the Bianchetto flavour dishes all year round. Wild fruit such as cherries and blackthorns are processed to make delicious liqueurs The Valley of Silence A sense of peace and quiet atmosphere has surrounded for centuries this territory. Lots of Pilgrims choose to stop and rest in the Village, that is an intermediare stage of the religious Franciscan Way going  fron Assisi to La Verna   We  can offer itineraries combining the various activities of the Carpina Valley and following your specific interests and requirements.  

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Program
4 Days

From Montone to Pietralunga. You will admire a wild nature and enjoy local genuine food A three day trekking on horseback along some trails of the Carpina Valley. It is an unexploited area located in the northernmost part of Umbria, on the border with the Marche Region and a few kilometres from Tuscany. It is rich in history and traditions that can easily be perceived among local people. While trekking among streams, panoramic peaks and valleys you will experience exciting moments in contact with nature and enjoy delicious genuine food at farm holidays, Inns and taverns surrounded by scenic panoramas. 

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Arrival and accomodation at a bio holiday farm

Arrival in Pietralunga. Accommodation at a bio holiday farm. 

Dinner with typical organic products. Programme presentation for the next day.

Overnight.

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Horse excursion

Pietralunga-Montone.

Meeting at farm holiday in “ Col Preiano” 2 kms from the village of Pietralunga. Preparation of horses.10.00 am – departure on horseback with our guide Fabio that will take you along nature trails on the banks of the river Carpina, with ancient watermills path, to reach a holiday farm for lunch.While Riding along the Carpina trails you will see various interesting spots such as the Astronomical Observatory in Coloti and Rocca D’aries (Aries Fortress) .

18.00 pm – arrival at Nature and Horse Riding Centre in Montone where Rita and Marino will offer you a delicious dinner. In the evening optional visit to the medieval village of Montone and accommodation in a nearby farm.

Overnight

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Horse excursion

Montone-Pietralunga.

After breakfast preparation of horses. Departure from Montone to Pietralunga to trek down through a scenic ridge leading to Pieve de ‘ Saddi. Stop for lunch. After lunch After lunch back on the saddle to enter in woodland trails where we will meet old farmhouses, that bear witness of a past peasant presence. Late afternoon arrival at stables. 

Dinner and overnight at the bio holiday farm.

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Departure

Departure

What is included

3 nights half-board accommodation;

2 picnic lunches;

Drinks at mealsUse of horses and stables;

Equestrian guideInsurance.

What is not included

Tips, personal extras and anything not specified under the heading “the price includes”.  

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