Sicily - Horse Riding and Activity Holidays

Sicily - Horse Riding and Activity Holidays Palermo, Italy
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USD $110.00 per trip
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We believe horse riding is one of the most exhilarating experiences! However, the joys of life are boundless and, so, we have packed our holidays with many of the unseen joys on this island. Dine out every evening and see so much of what is Sicily.

Map & Directions

Nearby Attractions and Services

DistanceDescription
50Palermo City sightseeing
50Agrigento Valley of the Temples
100Erice "Stairway to Heaven"
20Aqua Park
30Taratata Horse Festival (May)
70Enna (Town of Spartacus)
110Nelson's Castle

Rates & Availability

Date
HighLowNotes
5-day horse riding (650 euros)
715.00
715.00
"Full" pack with excursions etc.
7-day horse riding (945 euros)
1,039.50
1,039.50
"Full" pack with excursions etc.
Accomodation only from 30 euros
33.00
33.00
per head per night

Discounts are available for groups. Please email or phone us to find out.

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Active Adventure

We are a small British family run holiday centre here in Sicily. We specialise in horse riding holidays but our extensive travelling around the island have enabled us to learn a lot about it and its history and we do design itineraries to suit every taste. Our place in Alia is in the midst of a mountainous farming comunity and the emphasis is on nature and old style living. We are within reach of all types of places and mix the old with the new to produce fun holidays with constant action and activity.

Typical Day

On our one-week riding holiday, the days vary. Most days we saddle up after breakfast and go for a 2.5 to 3.5 hour ride. We then have a cooked lunch on the terrace. In the afternoons, we either go for one of our excursions or just have some free time to relax. Most evenings we go out to dinner to different restaurants in other towns. Sometimes, we bbq on our terrace.
We always have a day off riding when we usually tour Palermo the capital. This usually includes visits to various places of interest and a lovely traditional lunch at a very local restaurant.
There is also a day when we ride for lunch to a country house. Horses are coralled, whilst we have a a home cooked 5-course meal. After a lengthy rest we set off back to our place getting there before nightfall.
We believe it is this variety and blend of activities that make our holidays some of the best fun ones around.

Age range, type of group

We cater for all types of clients. For our horse-riding holidays we can take care of beginners all the way through experts. Our horses are not plodders and have enough spirit to make the rides fun for those who want that. However, they are all impeccably mannered and easy to manage by all levels. All are trained and ridden by Pippa who is 12 years old.
If we have riders present who vary wildly in ability we will occasionally divide them into 2 groups and take the groups out separately.

Sleeping and meals

We have four rooms on our site, situated in the beautiful Gurfa valley, but we also work with a number of accomodation providers. If guests are arriving on very late flights (or departing very early) we will often place them in a Palermo B&B to ease the transfers. The B&B we use is situated close to the Politeama theatre, right in the heart of the Palermitan nightlife. All this would be at no extra charges...

Restrictions

We love animals and can cater for pets too.

Rates

Standard Riding holidays are a 5-day and a 7-day trip. However we are a small flexible organisation easily tailoring to suit your requirements. The 5-day trip is priced at 650 euros and the 7-day at 945.
We encourage clients to tell us thier various other hobbies and sports as we can often provide other activities in line with thier favourite passtimes.

Other Information

Many (almost all) of our clients have become our friends, staying in touch after their departure and returning for other visits. We enjoy the holidays as much as our clients do and this makes for a fun and friendly atmosphere which is so important on these type of vacations.


  • Miss

    By Emily on Mar 23, 2013

    My boyfriend and I spent an amazing day with Mark. We stopped in Palermo on a cruise in January and Mark picked us up from the port and drove us to the stables while providing lots of interesting facts about Sicily. We went on a scenic 2 hour hack on Ambrogio and Saskia - both responsive and forward going. Then we had a delicious 3 course lunch including martinis, wine and coffee, on the terrace in the Sicilian sunshine, followed by a return transfer to the ship. We were well looked after by Mark, Raz and Pippa, and enjoyed the riding, food and beautiful countryside. We plan to return!

  • Pippa's Paddock

    By Jon on Nov 29, 2012

    My wife, two teen-age sons and I stayed with Mark, Pippa and Raz at Pippa's Paddock this August. It was a superb trip! Mark was thoughtful, attentive and went the extra mile to make sure our trip was fantastic. The accommodations were comfortable and we enjoyed the informal meals, both at the Paddock and local restaurants. The horses were lively and well behaved. We all felt that the lunch ride to Todi's farm and the village ride were the highlights of the trip. In the afternoons Mark took us to see beautiful villages and towns, places we never would have found on our own. We look forward to many future trips to Sicily and Pippa's Paddock.

  • Perfect place for rural horseback riding Siciliy

    By Monique on Nov 27, 2012

    Really nice place to stay & people who run it & horses to ride & countryside to ride in & pick-up service from the airport & food to eat & places to visit & drinks to enjoy & to relax!!!

    The place to be if you are a lover of horseback riding in the beautiful sicilian countryside.It has all the italian charm, great atmosphere, but is well organised. Mark from Malta runs it with his daughter Pippa and Raz from the UK helps them.

    Just imagine: preparing the horses in the morning, having a beautiful ride on a relaxed forward horse for a couple of hours through the fields passing a quaint village, coming back home having a nice lunch, sitting on the terrace in the sun with a great view sipping your wine, stroking the dogs....
    If this doesn't appeal to you? Don't go, But otherwise you'll come back once you went there. Like we did.

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Pippa's Paddock
Sicily - Horse Riding and Activity Holidays
Pippa's Paddock
Pippa's Paddock,
Palermo, Italy 90021

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