If you dream of leaving behind the tedious routine of life, the boredom of a job, the constraints of a daily routine and wish to discover a simpler way of life, in harmony with nature, in rhythm with the world around you, breathe air that is clean and free, meet people from other cultures and explore far flung places our flagship adventure rides are for you.
These rides can be physically challenging: high altitude, long hours and fast changing conditions, requiring an adaptable attitude, a level of fitness and good sense of humour but in return you are one of the privileged few to travel through truly remote and breath-taking scenery and be welcomed by fellow horsemen in little known cultures. This type of travel is reserved for intrepid travellers and explores routes followed for thousands of years by tradesman, warriors, pilgrims and explorers.
Ranging in length from one week to one month and covering every continent on these rides aptitude for adventure is far more important than technical riding ability and many itineraries are suitable for bold novice riders onwards.
We have rated our adventure levels 1-4. This indicates how "different" a ride is from riding at home. This includes physical challenges such as high altitude or long hours in the saddle, cultural challenges such as language and meal times or different ways of doing things. Increasing adventure levels require increasing flexibility. For a more relaxing experience pick levels 1-2, to experience something different pick 3-4. Rides listed below all fall into the 3-4 category and are listed by continent/country/alphabetically.
Level 1 Like riding at home, rolling countryside, full service, everyone speaks English, similar standards and comforts to home.
Level 2 There may be language barriers or different ways of doing things, still quite comfortable but with different standards from home, may be unpredictable parts or some rugged terrain.
Level 3 Different accommodations, attitudes or methods of riding are used, may have challenging terrain, long days or itinerary changes, may involve camping or not so comfortable accommodation. An appetite for explorations and new experiences is required.
Level 4 Extreme adventure, very challenging terrain and possibly extreme or fast changing weather requiring adaption of itinerary, must be flexible in attitude, good humoured and fit.
You've either never ridden or may have had a few lessons. You may be able to trot or ride out at a walk.
You've mastered the basic aids in walk, trot and canter. You're confident on a well-schooled horse in walk, rising trot (posting), and for short periods of canter in a school or even outside.
You're a secure and confident rider on a well-schooled horse at all paces including a fast canter in open country. You're happy to ride for several hours and may have some jumping experience.
You're an experienced rider, confident and relaxed on horseback. You ride regularly, have an independent seat and soft hands. You're capable of handling a spirited horse in open country and are happy to jump. You have experience of riding a variety of horses.
Does not wish to ride.
A little different from home, there may be language barriers or different ways of doing things, still quite comfortable, may be unpredictable parts or some rugged terrain.
Different accommodations, attitudes or methods of riding are used to normal riding at home, may have challenging terrain, long days or itinerary changes, may involve camping or not so comfortable accommodation. An appetite for exploration and new experiences required.
Extreme adventure, very challenging terrain and possible extreme or fast changing weather requiring adaptation of the itinerary, must be very flexible, good humoured and fit.
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A mountainous trail ride staying in local guesthouses encountering medieval monuments and welcoming Balkan culture for intermediate riders onwards.
2017: Every Sunday from 5 Mar to 30 Apr and 1 Oct to 26 Nov. Also 14, 28 May; 11, 25 Jun; 9, 23 Jul; 6, 20 Aug, 3, 17 Sept.
Trip Length: 8 days/ 7 nights/ 6 riding days
Approximate riding time per day: 4 - 6 hours
Meeting point: Tirana airport (TIA) or Saranda Port - fly to Corfu (CFU).
Riding Ability Required: Intermediate and riding fit, secure riding in open spaces
Group Size: 2 - 8
Transfer: 2017: Tirana airport to Gjirokastra: €70 return per person, 225 km, 3-4 hours
Saranda Port to Gjirokastra: €40 return per person, 64km, 1 hour. If flying to Corfu, get the ferry to Saranda (available 2 -4 times per day, fast one 30 minutes and slow one 1h.15 minutes. Own cost.)
Ride through incredible Andes Mountain scenery at the highest part of the Andes near Mendoza. Highlights for those without the time to cross the full range.
Dates upon request from October to May
Trip Length: 6 days / 5 nights / 4 days riding
Optional extra days can be arranged
Approximate riding time per day: 3-6 hours
Meeting point: Mendoza Airport MDZ
Riding Ability Required: Novice but with opportunities for faster riding for more experienced riders. Min age 10
Group Size: 6-10, ride may be confirmed for less than 6 for a supplement, see detailed prices
Transfer: Approximately $60 one way per car (1-3 pax) from Buenos Aires Pistarini (international). Approx transfer time is 30 minutes. Transfer included from Mendoza Airport, approx transfer time is 1.5 hours
Explore the inca trails on horseback, including the tropical forests and crystal clear streams of the Lerma Valley, the Calchaquí desert with its multicoloured mountains and the Cafayate Creek with its red hills, a breathtaking contrast.
2017: 9 day programme - 12, 22 Mar; 13 April; 7 May; 3 Sept; 30 Oct; 26* Nov
2017: 12 day programme - 23 Apr; 6**, 20** Aug; 15 Oct; 12* Nov
Tailor-made rides can also be arranged all year round (*Polo Open, **Tango World Cup).
Trip Length: 9 days/8 nights/6 days riding OR
12 days/ 11 nights/9 days riding
Riding Ability Required: Novice (confident) to experienced. The pace of the ride is slow overall but there are opportunities for those who like to canter and gallop.
Group Size: 6-10. Ride may be confirmed for less than 6 at a supplement, see Prices and Dates tab.
Transfer: Approximately $60 one way per car (1-3 pax) from Buenos Aires Pistarini (international) or $30 from Buenos Aires Newbery (domestic) . Approx transfer time is 30 minutes. Included from hotel to domestic airport for internal flight on Day 2. Transfer included to Salta airport at the end of the ride. Transfer not included from Buenos Aires domestic airport or International Airport on departure
Fast & exciting mobile tented safari for experienced & adventurous riders only. The Tuli Block is also home to a multitude of wildlife species and remains untouched by man.
2017: 3, 12 Feb; 14 May; 25 Jun; 17 Sept; 26 Nov.
Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights/ 8 days riding
Approximate riding time per day: 4 - 8 hours per day
Meeting point: OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg (JNB)
Riding Ability Required: Confident, fit and experienced riders. Minimum age 16
Group Size: 2 - 8
Transfer: A light aircraft transfer from JNB to Limpopo is available on Sundays or for a minimum of 6 riders (1 hour), otherwise a road transfer will take place (5 hrs).
2017: £420 per person return (by road £450 per car 1-3 people , £850 per bus 4-8 people )
Combine with the Okavango Delta Ride to make a 13d/12n holiday and save £320 off the overall price for rides starting 30 April and 17 September. This offer can also apply to rides starting 13 May and 1 July with an additional day between the two rides - we can assist guests to find accommodation in Maun if required.
Off the beaten track adventure riding in the vast Makgadikgadi Pans and Thamalakane bush, a full service safari. Interact with meercats.