To discover unexplored corners of the globe by following in the tracks of the horsemen of old. This is the dream of the lovers of equestrian tourism, a sport which permits close contact with nature without polluting it, in a relationship of mutual respect.
The horse, symbol of liberty and adventure, is in fact the ideal companion for walking in the country: with its graceful pace it has accompanied us down the ages, along paths that lie far off the beaten track, in order to reveal those places which we have forgotten or neglected due to our hectic life styles. On horseback, the visitor can easily discover the beauty of any part of any place, and in Italy this is especially so due to an extensive network of country roads and paths which permit one to visit ancient towns and churches, forts, castles and abbeys.
In this way, on the traces of what could be ancient byways, equestrian roads have been born, "green" roads along old mule tracks, which cross natural parks and reserves, archeological remains or places marked by history, in a world full of ancient flavours. This not only implies horse riding but transforms itself in a style of life composed of genuine foods, lots of country air, and especially the experience of history and tradition, those precious treasures written in the earth and in the countryside.
Among the most interesting equestrian routes in South Italy there are those in the Pollino National Park, located on the border between Calabria and Basilicata for a wider geographical area that spans 56 municipalities throughout the provinces of Cosenza, Matera and Potenza.
Galloping across the gentle hills and rough mountains, trotting through the wild gorges and canyons that reveal their hidden corners: this is the backdrop for horse and rider as they cross through Montefeltro.
The ‘Tenuta delle Ripalte’ is a tourist area in the south-east of the island of Elba occupying a coastal strip some 12 kilometres in length and is characterised by enchanting beaches and green parkland, ideal for the horse-riding enthusiast who loves riding across unspoilt countryside, the smell of fresh pine forests or trotting along the beach.
On horseback to discover the beauties of our Peninsula, hidden wild corners, unexplored by man but known by nature, along roads that used to be travelled by wayfarers and pilgrims.
Riding through natural oases, sanctuaries and small hamlets, the Biellese horse track leads us to discover an attractive and relaxing land, ideal for wonderful treks on horseback.
In the Fluvial Alcantara Park there is a fascinating horse track that passes through narrow gorges and crosses crystalline streams that are a joy for the sight and the mind.
The National Park of Cilento and its 181,000 hectares of protected area offer visitors beautiful trails in the saddle on his horse.