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Cuba Tabaqueros Trail
from $2,529
Summary:
A rich cultural and natural ride through the Green Province, the westernmost province of Cuba.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 8 Feb; 14 Nov
  • Trip Length: 2020: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3 to 6 hours. Most riding days are six hours
  • Meeting point: Hotel (usually Hotel Presidente)
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot, canter and some experience riding over rough terrain
  • Usual Group Size: 6-12
  • Transfer: One way group transfer is included to Jose Marti airport on the last day of the programme for clients departing at 6pm or later. Arrival transfer from Havana airport is not included, taxi cost is approximately 25 CUC (€25).
Shawn Hamilton on The Revolution Trail horse-riding holiday in Cuba
from $2,975
Summary:
This trail through Oriente, the Eastern Region of Cuba, takes you to the historical sites of the Cuban Revolution and lets you discover the beauty of the National Park of Sierra Maestra on horseback. The Revolution Trail suits riders who can walk, trot canter and also offers plenty of activities out of the saddle making it suitable for accompanying non-riders. This is a point to point trail offering accommodation in casas particulares (homestays), guesthouses and farmers accommodation along the route.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 28 Feb; 4 Dec
  • Other dates on request.
  • Trip Length: 9 days/8 nights/5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 hours
  • Meeting point: Santiago de Cuba Airport
  • Riding Ability Required: Comfortable in walk, trot and canter in open spaces
  • Usual Group Size: 5-8
  • Transfer: 2020: Arrival transfer is included. Departure transfer is not included, taxi cost is approximate 25 CUC (around £20) payable on-site.
Cotopaxi Volcano rising in the background
from $2,249
Summary:

Point to point trail along the Avenue of Volcanoes in the Ecuadorean Andes. Accommodation in various haciendas and one refuge en route.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020 Avenue of Volcanoes: Jan 10; Feb 21; Mar 13; May 5; Jul 31; Sept 11; Oct 9; Dec 11.
  • 2020 Cotopaxi Volcano and Haciendas: Jan 17; Apr 3; Jun16.
  • Trip Length: 9 days/ 8 nights/ 7 days riding - Avenue of Volcanoes
    8 days/7 nights/6 days riding - Cotopaxi Volcano & Haciendas Ride
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-8 hours
  • Meeting point: Quito Airport (UIO)
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate riders able to walk, trot and canter in varied terrain. Minimum age 10 years (must be a good rider).
  • Usual Group Size: 2-12 - Small group supplement payable for groups of 2/3.
  • Transfer: Return transfers from Quito are $100 return per car. Payable on site. Transfer time approximately 1 hour
Summary:

Historical Hacienda set in the Andean Mountains surrounded by snow capped volcanoes, riding for all abilities and mini trails into the cloud forest.

Departure Dates:
  • All year round (closed: 23 Dec - 2 Jan)
  • Trip Length: Hacienda stays can be arranged per night. We highly recommend a 7 night stay to include one of the mini trails
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3-5 hours
  • Meeting point: Quito airport (UIO) or hotel
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate level: Walk, trot, canter (beginner riders can be accommodated on a separate programme with advance notice)
  • Usual Group Size: 2-12
  • Transfer: Return transfers from Quito are $100 return per car. Transfer time approximately 1 hour Payable on site.
Mountains
from $3,505
Summary:
Point to point trail through the Ecuadorean Andes. Accommodation in various haciendas, hostels and campsites.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Aug 14; Nov 20
  • Trip Length: 12 days/11 nights/10 days riding 3-6 hours per day
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3-9 hours
  • Meeting point: Quito Airport (UIO)
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate riders able to walk, trot and canter in varied terrain
  • Usual Group Size: 2-6
  • Transfer: Return transfers from Quito are $100 return per car. Transfer time approximately 1 hour Payable on site.
Horse riding in Abysinnia Ethiopia
from $2,675
Summary:

Highlights of Ethiopia including Lalibella and riding on the Ethiopian Highlands with the semi nomadic Oromo people. Amazing and unusual trip.

Departure Dates:
  • 24th November
  • Lalibela extension: 22nd November
  • Trip Length: 14d /13n /8d riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-7 hours
  • Meeting point: Addis Ababa (ADD)
  • Riding Ability Required: Ability to walk, trot and canter
  • Usual Group Size: 6-10
  • Transfer: Included from Addis Ababa. Transfer time is approximately 20 minutes
Summary:
Situated in the rugged countryside near the Spanish border this ride offers a chance to see a beautiful, mountainous area redolent of history and enjoy rural France and the hospitality and food of its inhabitants.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020: All year round, on request for minimum of 2 riders. (21 - 28 Sept FULL)
  • Trip Length: 4 days/3 nights/3 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: Approximately 3 - 6 hours in the saddle
  • Meeting point: Carcassonne Airport (CCF) or town
  • Riding Ability Required: From walk and trot onwards; experienced riders separated. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent
  • Usual Group Size: 2-6
  • Transfer: 2020: €35 per person return payable on-site. Transfer time approximately one hour from the airport, town or train station.
Horses drinking at a village fountain en route
from $1,235
Summary:
Explore the Pyrenean Mountains, a beautiful area redolent of history and a superb ride in the rugged countryside near the Spanish border, guided or unguided with comfortable lodgings and excellent dinners.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020 Guided Trails: 17 May; 14 Jun; 2 Aug; 20 Sep.
  • 2020 Unguided Trails: weekly dates to suit, any start day for minimum of 2 people.
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: Approximately 4- 6 hours in the saddle daily
  • Meeting point: Carcassonne Airport (CCF) or Town
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be riding fit and able to walk, trot and canter. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent. Please see 'Notes' below for unguided riding requirements.
  • Usual Group Size: Guided: 2-8
    Unguided: 2-6
  • Transfer: 2020: €35 return per person payable locally. Transfer time approximately one hour from the airport, town or train station
Riding through the mountains
from $1,299
Summary:
A point to point trail along the 'Via Alpine' through Mercantour National Park. With stunning scenery and traditional villages, this horse riding holiday takes you well away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Accommodation is in a mix of hotels, guesthouses, mountain refuges and B&Bs.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 27 Jun; 11, 18 Jul; 8, 15, 22 Aug; 13 Sept.
  • Trip Length: 7 days/6 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours (some days may exceed 7 hours in the saddle)
  • Meeting point: Ranch near Saint-Martin Vésubie
  • Riding Ability Required: All abilities catered for. A good level of fitness is required due to long hours in the saddle and some walking required.
  • Usual Group Size: 4-8
  • Transfer: 2020: From Nice Airport , €65 each way payable on site or from Saint Martin Vesubie bus station 1.50€ each way. See sample itinerary for more options.
Horses at a mountain lake
from $1,255
Summary:
Take part in the ancient tradition of transhumance by joining this 6-day trail through the French and Italian alps, moving horses to their summer grazing. Riding from the sea up into the mountains, the trail passes through the lush Italian pastures of the Riviera dei fiori (Riviera of flowers), famous for its azure waters, alpine and medieval towns. Riders will be able to enjoy the remarkable landscapes of this part of the Italian Riviera before reaching the steep pastures of the snow-capped alps. Suitable for fit intermediate riders onwards.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 22 - 28 (FULL) September
  • Trip Length: 7 days/6 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Sainte-Agnes
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be confident at walk, trot and canter and riding/leading horse on steep terrain.
  • Usual Group Size: 4-8
  • Transfer: 2020: From Nice Airport or train station, €65 per person each way. From Menton train station €25 each way.

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