Horse riding on the hills of Como Lake is a unique experience that you can give yourself at Circolo Ippico il Grillo. Discover with us how.
Would you like to try an unforgettable experience near Lake Como enjoying the breathtaking views that the lake and its surroundings can offer you? Then experience an adventure in the name of love for nature and animals, with a horseback ride in one of the best riding clubs in the Lake Como area: discover with us Il Grillo Horse Riding Club.
Il Grillo Horse Riding Club is located in an old farmhouse dating back to 1200, in an area of great beauty, in the hills between the two branches of Lake Como. A natural landscape, with the Alps in the background, that has inspired many painters and poets.
In addition to the renowned riding school, you can find everything you need here. In fact, the farmstead also offers an excellent restaurant, a must for lovers of good food, a bar to enjoy a tasty aperitif at the end of the ride and also an inn with cozy rooms to spend peaceful nights immersed in the quiet that only the countryside can offer.
Its strategic location, 20 minutes from Como and less than an hour from Milan, makes Il Grillo a must-visit destination for those who want to spend time relaxing away from the daily routine without abandoning the pleasures of the city.
Discovering the natural beauty of Como on horseback
Il Grillo equestrian club is immersed in an area of great scenic, historical and natural beauty, in the middle of unspoiled nature and a stone's throw from Lake Como.
Over the years the structure has become one of the major reference points for horse riding enthusiasts from all over the Como area, but it is also a popular destination for all those who want to approach the world of horses for the first time, enjoy clean air and horses beautiful views that offer a simple walk, among the woods of the splendid hills of the Lariano Triangle near the lakes of Montorfano and Alserio, a real uncontaminated natural source.
The careful choice and preparation of the horses, the study of the routes, and friendly and professional instructors allow both beginners and experienced riders to obtain maximum gratification during the treks on the various routes available.
The riding school provides clients with helmets and back protectors, the protective equipment necessary for the rider to tackle the excursion in total safety. Casual clothing with long trousers and trainers is recommended.
For beginner riders, an explanation will also be provided on how to handle the horse during the excursion, thus enabling even those new to the sport to fully and safely enjoy this wonderful experience.
The club and its surroundings: Como, Milan and Switzerland
Como is one of the most famous Italian cities in the world with a historic centre rich in architecture and works of all ages. One of the best attractions in this area is Bellagio, a small pearl on Lake Como that is worth visiting.
In the immediate vicinity, however, you can find the lido del Lake Montorfano with all the equipment, a bar and a beach covered by a forest of pines. In addition to Lake Montorfano, you can deepen your knowledge of the area by visiting the pre-alpine lakes of Alserio, Pusiano and Annone, which together with Lake Como form the so-called Larian Triangle.
But that's not all, if you have more days, the club is close to Switzerland, and in this case Lugano and its beautiful lake.
The Grillo Equestrian Club: as riding across the American prairies
Il Grillo is one of the reference points for those who want to spend some time in a context that can recall that of the great American prairies.
In this green oasis, mares with their foals graze peacefully, waiting to be trained by Silvio and Patrizia, owners of the centre and qualified instructors recognized by the Italian Equestrian Federation.
They, together with a qualified staff, will lead you along suggestive itineraries to discover unspoiled places.
You can choose between classic English riding and the more adventurous western riding. The variety of routes leaves plenty of choice as to the level of commitment required of the rider and the duration of the ride, from one to several hours.
In addition to being known for its wonderful horse trekking, the Grillo Riding Club also boasts a renowned riding school with courses for both adults and children with school horses suited to the rider's skill level.
Expertise, hospitality, and courtesy added to the pleasant combination of horses and nature will make your day unforgettable.