Spinazzola: Horse ride to discover the bauxite quarries and the Garagnone Castle

Spinazzola Area- Puglia





Located 10 km from Spinazzola, bauxite quarries, now disused, have been one of the most important deposits in Italy for the processing of 'aluminum. A place to visit very impressive and fascinating for its shades ranging from red rust to pink and orange.

Located in the Alta Murgia National Park, near Poggiorsini, stands the Rocca del Garagnone also called "invisible castle" or "castle in the rock" as it was built with Murgian stones to make it concealable by enemies or possible invaders. It was built by Frederick II along the Appian Way, close to the Fossa Bradanica as a system of territorial control, one of the most productive in the marketing of cereals from the Land of Bari.

Partially destroyed in the earthquake of 1731, today only the foundations and some city walls remain. The view from the slope is suggestive. An ideal place to regenerate and rediscover yourself.

It is possible to go horseback riding without a license, with an instructor who will follow the route.

Level: Expert, no beginner

The price is per person. Min 4 people at a time

All year. Night outings only during the summer months

8-9 hours

Meeting point
Near Castel del Monte


Caparisoned horse

Not included

Clothing, boots, helmet


transfer service by car / minibus 

Dinners / lunches

Possibility of transfers to and from port and / or Bari or Brindisi airport by car / minibus on demand


Cancellation costs
50% to 4 days from the date booked 

100% within three days of the date booked

Local operator details
Quick order without registration. You can continue with the purchase without creating an account.

In the email confirmation of booking and executed the payment, we will send you by e-mail the voucher and complete information on the operator, including telephone numbers.

Before performing payment, always tell us by e-mail info@ticketpuglia.it or at 333.5993937, the date you want to book to check availability.

How to book

Book your excursion in Puglia is simple:

  •  Before booking, always ask us the date you want to book to check availability, filling out the form that you find in every excursion or call us at 333.5993937 
  • Confirmed the date, click on book and buy (no need to register and create an account) 
  • Completed the payment, we will send by e-mail the voucher and complete information on local operator, including telephone numbers 
- In addition to the price indicated there are no additional costs. All services included and not included are shown in the description of the activity. 
- Unless otherwise specified in the cancellation costs stated in the description of the activity, you can cancel your reservation up to 4 days before the date of the tour booked, free of charge. 
- If you cancel a booking between 3 and 0 days before the date of the tour booked, or if you do not participate in the tour, you are obliged to pay full price
- If some information is unclear write to info@ticketpuglia.it


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