Lucca Horseriding Ranch

Your visit to Tuscany would not be complete without seeing at least a portion of the beautiful landscape from the back of a horse!

 

Beginners or experienced riders, children or adults, we offer unique trail rides leading you through exiting terrain in wine and olive country. You will be surrounded by vineyards, forests, fields and olive trees.

 

Location

Our horse ranch is located in Mutigliano, just 7 kilometers out of Lucca. (max 7 to 8 riders in one group)

Trail rides and ranch visits can be booked by appointment only, please make a reservation by email or whattsapp only

Please provide at least a 48-hour notice. We speak English. 

Transport
While the ranch is just 20 minutes drive from the centre of Lucca, you can't get to us without a car. There is no regular transport service. A roundtrip transport service can be organised by us from Lucca trainstation to the ranch and back after the ride. (20 euros for max 4 people per car).
If acessible by car, on request, a hotel roundtrip service can be organised in and around Lucca (50 euros for max 4 people per car)
Read our ranch rules carefully here below.

Ranch Rules

  • Lucca Horseriding: an authentic, intimate, friendly Italian ranch experience

  • Pocketsize cameras are best on trails. If you like to bring a bottle of water, put it in a small backpack

  • Maximum weight of riders around 95 kilos/200 pounds

  • All riders must show up 30 minutes prior to the ride for signing disclaimer, fitting helmets and selecting horses. If you turn up late, for whatever reason, and missed your reserved departure time, we must correct the length of your riding time with the delay

  • Horses will only be reserved for you after payment of the deposit. Upon arrival at the ranch we will collect the final payment only in cash. There's no ATM at the ranch neither nearby

  • The guides select the horses and match them to costumers based on size, shape, age and character of the horse. We help you get on the horse selected for you, adjust your stirrups to your legs, check the saddle girth followed by some basic riding instructions

  • We keep our horses and riders safe in walking speed only over the rough uneven ground, on pavement or going up and down hill. Our rides are gentle along scenic trails throughout Tuscan hills. We don't take any risks by galloping and will not cut corners in keeping horse and rider safe

  • Since we have often several groups booked on the same day, people arrival late may miss the ride or get a shorter ride. We do not want late arrivals delay the departure for everyone

  • We do not garante exclusive private rides. Private rides can be organised on request but will cost an additional 25 euros per person extra 

  • We only accept bookings with a minimum of two riders. Single riders we try to fit in a group or we ask 25 euros extra for the single ride

  • Trail and weather conditions apply. We go riding unless the weather conditions are unsafe, which are usual heavy rain or storm which make the trail unsafe. Only the ranch guides decide if the trekking will be cancelled or interrupted. If riders decide to turn back earlier, for whatever reason, there is no refund. If we have to cancel, the paid deposit will be send back immediately or we try to make a new appointment. 

  • In case riders decide just before the ride or on the spot, for whatever reason, not to ride, there will be no refund

  • No double riding allowed by Italian law. Guides will walk next to the horses of children if needed, whatever the level of riding is of the children 

  • Deposit and Cancellation Policy: 50% deposit at time of reservation; partial refund based on time to arrival date. See Rates

  • Before riding it's obligated by Italian law to show your ID card (make a photo of you ID on your cell) and sign our disclaimer 

  • Riding equipment: the ranch provides loaner helmets and body protectors for children under 15 years old. (Obligated by Italian law)

  • Dress: Casual, practical. Long pants, jeans, close shoes like sport shoes are recommended. Bring sunscreen

  • Cancellation policy: To ensure we have a successful day of riding, we need to prepare the horses a few hours before the ride. To do this we need to know the exact number of riders. If a rider is unable to attend or a group wish to bring a friend the last moment, please let us know at least 24 hours before the chosen time. For whatever reason a 24 hour notice is required to cancel bookings. After that, no refunds of payments. 

  • we do not allow walk ins, book at least two days ahead or by email or whattsapp

  • no bigger groups in one ride then 8 riders (by Italian law)