Horse Riding Holiday in GREECE

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Summary:

Learn to ride on the sunny island of Crete. Available all year, comfortable boutique hotel near the coast and Heraklion with beautiful views.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021/22: Available throughout the year except 11 Jan to 12 Feb and when Guided Lassithi Trail is running (High Season: 14 March - 7 November and 15 December - 9 January 2022/23).
  • Hotel and Stables closed 11 Jan - 12 Feb 2022
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 1-1.5 hours per day
  • Meeting point: Heraklion (HER)
  • Riding Ability Required: Complete beginners welcome
  • Usual Group Size: Maximum 10
  • Transfer: Payable on site, available any time. €50 from Heraklion Airport or €55 from Heraklion centre each way per car (1-4pax), takes approximately 45min.
Looking down onto Lassithi
from £1,079
Summary:

Ride 100 miles across the island of Crete on this adventurous trail through remote mountains and friendly villages to the opposite coast. The trail can be done guided for intermediate riders onwards or unguided for riders experienced in caring for their horses. 

Departure Dates:
  • 2021 Guided Trail High Season: 26 Sept; 10 Oct
  • 2021 Guided Trail Low Season: 7 Nov
  • 2022 Guided Trail High Season: 13 Mar; 3 Apr; 1, 22 May; 12 Jun; 11, 25 Sept; 9 Oct
  • 2022 Guided Trail Low Season: 6 Nov
  • 2021/22 Unguided: Available all year around except when the guided trail is running (high season 14 Mar - 7 Nov and 15 Dec - 9 Jan 2022/23).
  • Hotel and Stables closed 11 Jan - 15 Feb 2022
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 - 7 hours
  • Meeting point: Heraklion (HER)
  • Riding Ability Required: Strong intermediate riders onwards, riding fit and able ride at all paces
  • Usual Group Size: Unguided: 2-6
    Guided: 1-10 (March and November treks min 2 to confirm).
  • Transfer: Payable on site, available any time. €50 from Heraklion Airport or €55 from Heraklion centre each way per car (1-4pax), takes approximately 45min.
Summary:

Based in a 4 star boutique hotel  in the peaceful mountain retreat, not far from Heraklion and the coast riders can enjoy daily rides in different directions with picnics. A relaxed ride with pace and difficulty adaptable to different abilities from novice onwards.  

Departure Dates:
  • 2021 Available 1 Jan to 4 July & 29 Aug to 9 Jan 23 except when the Lassithi Trail is running (High Season 14 March - 7 November and 15 December to 9 January 2023).
  • 2022 Available 1 Jan to 3 July & 28 Aug to 31 Dec except when the Lassithi Trail is running (High Season 14 March - 7 November and 15 December to 9 January 2023).
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2.5-5 hours per day
  • Meeting point: Heraklion (HER)
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be able to walk, trot and canter on a good horse, more experienced riders are seperated. Minimum age 8
  • Usual Group Size: max 10
  • Transfer: Payable on site, available any time. €50 from Heraklion Airport or €55 from Heraklion centre each way per car (1-4pax), takes approximately 45min.
Swimming with the horses
from £1,115
Summary:

Head to Rhodes for this circular trail taking in beaches, wooded valleys and ancient history. Confident riders can discover hidden villages, mountain trails, wine tasting and monasteries. There's also beach riding and the chance to swim with your horse in the sea, all rounded off by delicious Mediterranean meals.
Please note this itinerary will change to a based stay programme in 2022.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: 19 Sept; 10, 24 Oct
  • 2022: 20 Mar; 3, 24 Apr; 22 May; 25 Sept; 16 Oct
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours per day
  • Meeting point: Rhodes International Airport (RHO), Greece
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards - riders should be able to walk, trot and canter and ride on steep terrain.
  • Usual Group Size: 3-6
  • Transfer: 2021: Transfer from/to Rhodes airport is €60 each way per booking, payable on-site.
Summary:

A great value family getaway with a separate children's programme on the beautiful island of Crete. Based at a boutique hotel, this holiday offers 2 hrs riding daily in the cooler hours of the day, leaving the rest free to lounge by the pool, visit the beach or take part in the many activities available.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: Available from 19 June - 11 Sept except when Guided Lasithi Trail is running.
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2 hours
  • Meeting point: Heraklion (HER)
  • Riding Ability Required: From novice riders, experienced riders separated
  • Usual Group Size: 1-10
  • Transfer: Payable on site, available any time. €50 from Heraklion Airport or €55 from Heraklion centre each way per car (1-4pax), takes approximately 45min.
Summary:

Explore this picture-perfect Greek island on horseback by visiting this friendly Western ranch. Experience wild swimming, mountain panoramas and delicious Mediterranean food. You'll discover ancient Byzantine treasures and hidden waterfalls on this week-long based stay. Ideal for those seeking a relaxing holiday who want to combine riding with days on the beach.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: Any day arrivals between April-October
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3-4.5 hours per day
  • Meeting point: Rhodes International Airport (RHO)
  • Riding Ability Required: Novice onwards - riders should be able to walk, trot and canter for short periods.
  • Usual Group Size: 1-6
  • Transfer: 2021: Transfer from/to Rhodes airport is €60 each way per booking, payable on-site.
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