Taking the “Equestrian tourism tour leader certificate”

During the last two weekends I´ve been really busy taking the “Equestrian tourism tour leader certificate” given by the association A.C.E   It´s been a great and educational experiense and I even got used to stay out all day in  the cold weather! We spent a lot of time in the riding ground of the…

Visiting San Domenico by feet

Last Sunday we went to walk in the Alps with two other families and their children. The destination was a small church called Santuario di San Domenico on the mountain top. We had to drive to Cantoira Fraz. Rù and then follow a nice trail towards the top. It was quite steep, but you only have…

My horse has opened my eyes!

After doing so many adventourous rides with Soraya, I have started to explore more trails also by feet. She has opened my eyes to the valley! Last week I finally went to see the statue «La madonna» above the Devil’s bridge in Lanzo. My father in law was one of the Alpine soldiers that actually…

Walking from Balme to the Green Lakes

«I laghi verdi» – The Green Lakes – is a place you should visit during your lifetime! Me, Luca and Dakota were planning to visit the more typical lake: «Lago di Malciaussia» until a friend told us about the green lakes. This particular name made us curious, and we went to the valley of Ceres…

The third day: From Giaveno to San Secondo (Pinerolo)

This was probably the hardest day for all of us. Passing through Cumiano we chose the wrong track in the mountain… Around 4 o’clock in the morning I woke up to the sound of hoofs galloping. I went out of the tent, but it was still a bit dark and hard to see the horses….

First day: From Lanzo to Druento

The first day of our trip became a marvelous ride through woods and bushland, as well as long fields where the horses could run as fast as possible! I’m quite sure that the 3 hour ride to Druento was the most exciting ride of the week. Except the variety in the nature, we also met…

What to remember before a long ride…

I’ve been terribly busy lately while getting   everything ready for the long ride. There are so many small details to remember! Preparing yourself for a long ride isn’t only thinking about yourself, but also your horse and your travel mates. I’ve packed a special bag for Soraya with her beautybag, extra saddle blanket, jogging…

Giro d’Italia went through Lanzo

I believe that the images themselves describe the visit of Giro d’Italia  better than my own words…   I’m therefore going to take you through the streets in a visual way. The school kids started the party with a flash mob in the square. My son was doing his best to follow the dance teacher…

A touristic tour to the restaurant

Last Friday I arranged the first touristic tour to a restaurant on horseback! A young and lovely couple that are originally from London came to experience this speciality! I picked them up on the train station in Mathi. Jason and Gaia came out from the last waggon, but they recognized me easily. First we went…

Giro d’Italia is soon coming to Lanzo!

I’ve been taking some pictures of Lanzo lately, since the small town is full of pink bicycles and other pink decorations… It’s all happening thanks to Giro d’Italia. It feels almost like being part of a big wedding party while driving or walking through our little town these days. Everything is so pink! And everything…