Sunrise in Tuscany — what could be better than experiencing a Tuscan sunrise from the intimacy of your own hot air balloon? Join an expert balloonist who will take you on a flight of your dreams as you drift over the patchwork tapestry of the Tuscan countryside. Don’t be surprised if people wave from their yards and beep from their cars as you pass overhead. Everyone wants to be a part of this magical experience, which is topped off with a champagne breakfast on landing.
The Cinta Senese pig is the only native Tuscan pig to survive extinction. You will visit an organic farm to see these distinctive animals (characterized by their black hair and white band around the middle) and how and where they are now raised. The children will be fascinated by their habitat, which consists of huts made of leaves and branches. Follow this with lunch on the farm with the family (and for those interested, some tasting samples of the products).
Experience one of Nature’s wonders as you take to the waters and raft your way through the narrow channels of powerful rapids. Your expert guides will instruct and assist you in this quest to conquer the wonders of the water. This momentous experience fosters bonding and teamwork between all participants, resulting in shared memories that will last forever. All equipment included — age restrictions may apply depending on location.
These exciting horseback tours are arranged with the genuine Butteri, the ‘last cowboys of Europe’ on the Maremma. Accompany them astride your own horse as they go about their daily activities. See firsthand what it takes to be a modern-day cowboy in Italy. You may even have an opportunity to assist in a cattle roundup and other duties. For experienced riders only; some age restrictions may apply.
While opportunities abound to explore your surroundings by car, foot and bike, an unforgettable way to amplify your experience is via horseback. An expert guide will lead you through the meandering Tuscan countryside, stopping as you please to rest or take in the natural beauty surrounding you. Some riding experience is required — tours will be customized to your level of ability. For families with younger children, supervised pony games can be arranged.
Embark on a private hunt for the valuable and elusive tuber, the truffle. You will join a local farmer and his truffle-sniffing dog in an adventure that is fun for all ages. Learn the closely guarded secrets of where and how truffles hide and grow. Then learn all about these valued tubers with a private tasting and/or cooking class customized to your group.
See the beautiful towns and back roads of Tuscany astride a brand new, vintage style Vespa (automatic transmission). Rent a vespa by the day or week and tour the countryside on your own. Or let us organize a customized tour through areas of particular interest with an English-speaking guide. You can even do food and wine tastings along the way, if desired. All vehicles can accommodate 2 passengers; must have US Driver's License and be at least 18 years of age to drive.
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