A horseback ride Abruzzo, deep inside the flora and fauna of the National Park, with the company of the guides and the Ranch Brionna’s gentle horses. The ride will be done in an absolutely unique location: the Rodeo Valley, a wide dale in which about a thousand between horses and cows graze free. You’re going to pass just next to them, while enjoying the amazing landscape that our valley has to offer. The length, and so the itinerary of the ride can be chosen.
Short ride into the green, dedicated to the families and to the ones that want to enter in the horses’ amazing world for the first time. The ride is doable all year round and you’re going to ride in the Rodeo Valley, which both in winter (with snow) and summer is populated by herds of free horses and cows.
Created for families and groups of friends, beginners and experts, this ride offers the opportunity to dive inside a completely natural scenario. The valley “Pantano della Zittola”, surrounded by the Mainarde Mountains, is crossed by our horses during all seasons. They’re ready to give you a funny and relaxing experience in nature, passing just next to cows and horses which, free, live in the valley. Everything under the constant supervision of an expert guide who lead every ride. The guide will not only guarantee the safeness of the ride, but also will tell you curiosities about horses and even about the valley that once hosted the “Rodeo Pentro”.
The 2 hours ride is surely the best way to really get to know our valley. Dedicated to both beginners and who already has experience with horses, this ride allows you to dive completely in the “Pantano della Zittola” valley, in which the time seems to have stopped: surrounded by the Mainarde Mountains and overflown by herons, buzzards and falcons, this valley presents 24 sources of natural water, in which the hundreds of horses and cows that live in the valley can quench their thirst. During this 2 hours ride we give you the possibility to drink directly from the Earth, in one of this sources of potable water, fenced and not accessible to the horses, which is situated inside a public area equipped with barbecues and tables.
The Brionna Ranch offers an unforgettable day trip to discover the flora and fauna of the "National Park of Abruzzo". There are several itineraries to choose from depending on your level, with the possibility of organizing them every day all year round. The itinerary of 5 hours, recommended to riders and amazons on their first outings, even without a specific training. The first route will make us know the area of the quagmire of the Zitola, an area of community interest, with importance special protection area, in one of the most beautiful scenery in Europe, we will ride among herds of about 900 between horses and cows in a almost unique context, also the valley is characterized by springs and pools of drinking water of rare beauty where free horses can drink in peace. Also a panoramic passage is planned to admire the entire valley in its entirety. The grilled lunch is at the edge of the valley with strictly local products, we can taste the grilled scamorza, grilled lamb, grilled sausage, caciocavallo (cheese), is accompanied by good wine Montepulciano.
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"We normally go riding on most holidays and can definitely say this is the best ride we've done. I'm an experienced rider and my boyfriend is a novice/intermediate but the trek suited both of us. The scenery is stunning, starting out across a flat plain then climbing up into the mountains and through woodland. We stopped at a bothy in the middle of...continue on TripAdvisor ".Karla B
"this place is highly indicated also for families: they are very good with children. Then there is the matter of fact that the place they use for their tours is among the most beautiful in Itlay! bottom line, if you look for a day in the nature with your family, this is one of the greatest options yoiu may find!"AntonioC5063
"Sooo much fun!! Our hotel recommended this ranch and we had a great time. We went on the ATVs and then horseback riding. The staff were excellent. Really great with us and the kids. We felt like we were at a dude ranch in Arizona!!! If you are in the area I would highly recommend visiting the ranch. Very reasonable prices and great for families."canadianey65
"Fantastic horse trekking We had a great time trekking. The horses were sublime, even tempered and responsive and Denis our guide made sure we all had a good time. For lunch we had the most amazing barbecue of traditional Abruzzo fare with wine and beer and drank water from a natural spring. The highlight of the trek was in the afternoon when we cantered across the plains amongst hundreds of wild horses with their foals. Highly recommended and we will certainly return"Sevengables
"Perfect for adults and kids! We just spent the day at Ranch Brionna. We took the quads for a 2 hour tour of the surrounding mountains. My teen son and his cousin loved it! The scenery of the area is gorgeous! I highly recommend it. Dennis was very accommodating and pleasant. We didn't ride the horses but plan on it next time.".saturnia57
Do not miss this hidden gem Although our expectations were quite cramped up thanks to the excellent Tripadvisor reviews Ranch Brionna has received, we could not be more satisfied by our trip to the ranch. Located perfectly in the Italian mountains, the excursion by horse included going up and down mountains, through valleys with cows and horses, through old mountain villages and every possible.... continue on TripAdvisor"CaJe2013