HORSERIDING IN THE VINEYARDS
The price: € 85.00 per person
Max 4 people at a time – children are welcome over 14 years old
An authentic and sustainable way to discover Custoza territory with its wines and flavors has been identified.
Love for pets, nature, and local wines: the characteristics are put in familiar all people decide to live this experience among the vineyards of the Custoza hills. Ride your horse and discover a territory that deserves your full attention. With friends or family, this experience is truly unique and will give you magical moments. Enjoy the breathtaking views of our beautiful hills riding with your horse through our DOC vineyards. You can meet our family members, walk through the cellar to age our wines and taste them with us. This experience includes one hour of a guided tour tasting in the basement and two hours on horseback through the vineyards. All year round, Monte del Frà and Ciccio’s ranch are waiting for you to experience Custoza with a pinch of adventure.
Reserve your horse by paying a deposit of € 25.00 (the rest can be paid upon your arrival)
THE EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:
– Meek horses are used to working with any handler. No previous experience is required.
– Guided tour on horseback for 2 hours plus an hour of a guided tour and tasting in the cellar of three wines with a small platter of local cold cuts and cheeses.
– Possibility to take pictures riding your horse to capture the day.
THE VISIT PROGRAM
The departure is scheduled from the Ciccio’s Ranch riding school (Via Crocetta, 37066 Sommacampagna VR), a small, welcoming, and rural family-run ranch that has been passionately dedicated to the care and well-being of its four horses for years.
Always passionate about this discipline, the owner Francesco conducts walks and excursions by horse for all people who want to try this exciting experience (even for the first time). His four horses, docile and well trained, can’t wait to spend time with you for a walk among the natural wonders of Custoza.
The horse-riding activity
Once you get on the saddle, Ciccio will teach you how to handle your horse. We set out to discover the territory of Sommacampagna, a wine-growing area suited since ancient times for the production of Garganega, Trebbiano Toscano, and Trebbianello, grapes that contribute to the production of Custoza DOC wine. Immersed in the gentle morainic hills of Lake Garda, you will discover the natural beauty of this place that has stood still over time. Here you will find time for some souvenir photos or a group selfie to capture your favorite moments. After about an hour’s walk, you will arrive at the Monte del Frà winery where your tasting awaits you.
Cellar and wine tasting
Carol and Silvia will welcome you to the cellar as they have been dedicated to hospitality for many years. Starting from the wine shop, you will begin a one-hour tour that touches the historical stages of our family. You will discover the winemaking techniques of our family, and you will be walking in the areas where our most prestigious wines rest undisturbed.
At the end of the guided tour, you can taste with us three of the cellar accompanied by local cold cuts and cheeses. You can buy your favorite wines and leave peacefully with your horse. We will take care of storing them in a suitable place until you pick them up by car.
The way back
After the experience at the Monte del Frà winery, we set off on the horses to return to Ciccio’s Ranch. Another hour of travel to enjoy new perspectives and carefree moments in the Veronese countryside.
Horse-riding activity in the vineyards is dedicated to those who love to discover authentic places and typical specialties with a pinch of adventure. The activity does not require any previous experience: horses are used to working with all types of handlers—an experience not recommended for children under 14.
Recommended clothing: Comfortable tennis-like shoe.
People: maximum 4.
Languages: Italian, English.
Duration: about 3 hours (2 hours on horseback plus 1 hour in the cellar)
In case of bad weather, the experience will be canceled.
Possibility of cancellation: The activity can be canceled 48 hours before the event’s happening, and a refund is given.
The visit occurs in compliance with current regulations enforced for the coronavirus emergency issued by the Ministry of Health. We kindly ask visitors to adhere to rules set forth by the authorities.
A green pass is not needed for this experience.