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“Great mountain experience with La Mulattierra” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Mulattiera

La Mulattiera
Via Blasi 26, Norcia, Italy
+39 339 4513189
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Ranked #3 of 14 Attractions in Norcia
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Vaassen, The Netherlands
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great mountain experience with La Mulattierra”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We booked the family donkey weekend including camping near the refugio Colle Le Cese. Our children are 8 and 7 years old and they were very excited about the trip: a great experience sitting at the back of a donkey, nice environment with beautiful panoramic views, excellent lunch under a big tree, a professional mountain guide (Sergio) who could tell us nice background stories (in perfect english), a great dinner at the refugio. We take away some great memories thanks to the pleasant people of La Mulattierra and Refugio Colle le Cese.
Gerard, Trea and kids (from Holland)

Visited August 2013
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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“Spectacular way to discover Monti Sibellini”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We took a 4 day (three night) donkey trip with 8 donkeys, 4 families with 9 kids in total (6-11 years old). Our guide, Francesco, was wonderful. He was very relaxed with the donkeys, an expert guide, good humour, very nice with kids, knowledgeable. We spent 3 nights in the fields (but close enough to refreshments and shower/toilet facilities). The ultimate trekking was through the Piano Grandi near Castelluccio. The flowers among the lentil beds were extremely beautiful, much more impressive than the Keukenhof in the Netherlands.
The trip was not light, but with the very nice donkeys our kids managed to succeed as well, as new friends and as happy campers. Thank you, Roberto and Francesco!

Visited July 2013
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“Fun Ride Great Scenery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

MY wife and I travelled to Italy with our 2 daughters, 6 & 9, and stayed near Spoleto, Umbria. A donkey ride sounded good for the kids.

I E-mailed La Mulattiera before we left and received info from Roberto and Lorya. Lorya convinced me to do the 10-4 trek up mountain trail to monestary with food provided, 2 donkeys for our family. 6 hours seemed long for 2 kids, I told her. "They can ride the donkeys, no problem."

It took an hour by car from Spoleto in beautiful mountainous countryside. We arrived at a small village; wife took a bathroom break at local bar. We were given simple donkey instructions and off we went. Our donkeys were very kid friendly and amiable. Everyone in our group were Italians, and there were no children. Uh-oh, I thought. Lorya reassured me.

Pretty flat for the first 1-2 hours with stop at a church for snack of cheese, meat and wine. Then climbed up mountain trail, narrow and steep in places. Gorgeous views with a good leg workout. Everyone dismounted on the steep descent for a short period and passed through another small village to the monestary where they provided lunch, rest and real bathrooms.

Here, there was a playground and the old chuch to visit. The kids had a great time and at lunch were proud to walk their donkeys around on their own. We returned another route along the road through the villages and no further climbing. Great fun for all, and Lorya was right.

Go to their website and e-mail with questions. They offer lots of different outings, and you don't have to work your tail off if you don't want to. Take a 2 hour ride and just enjoy the surroundings; finish the day off at the cute "bar" for food.

Everyone friendly, Roberto and Lorya speak Engish. On the road back to Spoleto, stop in Norcia, only a few miles away, or one of the cute gift shops. Weather was sunny and warm for mid April, but is usually cooler in the higher elevation. Bring raingear just in case.

Visited April 2013
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