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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 £1,035
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 (FULL) Jul; 8, 15, 22 (FULL), 29 (FULL) Aug; 13 Sept.
  • 2021: 3, 10, 24, 31 Jul; 21, 28 Aug; 11 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 approx 2.00€ each way. See sample itinerary for more options.
    2021: From Nice Airport , €70 each way payable on site or from Saint Martin Vesubie bus station approx 2.00€ each way. See sample itinerary for more options.
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 (FULL) September
  • 2021: 19 June; 18 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 €35 each way.
    2021: From Nice Airport , €70 each way payable on site. From Menton train station €40 each way.
Horse and rider on mountain top
from £1,365
Summary:

An exciting trail with varied terrain on fit Anglo-Arab horses offering an insight into the culture of the Pays Basque region as well as beach riding.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: May 3, 17, 31; Jun 14, 28*; Sept 6, 20; Oct 4.
  • (* indicates High Season)
  • 2021: May 2, 16, 30; Jun 13, 27*; Sept 5, 19; Oct 3.
  • (* indicates High Season)
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 6 - 8 hours
  • Meeting point: Bordeaux Airport at 14:00 Or you can go to Morcenx train station
  • Riding Ability Required: Confident at all paces and riding fit
  • Usual Group Size: 4-8
  • Transfer: 2020/21: €90 per person return, payable on-site. The transfer departs Bordeaux airport at 14:00 on the arrival day and arrives back at the airport at around 11:30 on the final day. Riders should make sure their flights arrive with time to clear security before 14:00 and book their flights to depart after 13:00 on the departure day.
Summary:

Discover the wild Ligurian mountains and coastline on this 8 day, point-to-point trail crossing from France into Italy on willing, sure-footed horses. Ride through mountain passes and pine forests before visiting ancient, medieval villages.

This trail is for adventurous riders who want to get away from it all. Accommodation is in hotels and B&Bs in small villages along the trail. there is also the option to undertake a shorter version of this ride, completing a 6 day ride rather than the full 8 days.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020 Petite Liguria: Apr 11; May 18; Oct 10, 17.
  • 2020 High Liguria: May 16; Oct 10, 17.
  • 2021 Petite Liguria: Apr 3, 26; May 10.
  • 2021 High Liguria: Apr 3, 24; May 8.
  • Trip Length: High Liguria: 8 days/7 nights/7 days riding
    Petite Liguria: 6 days/5 nights/5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Saint-Agnes
  • Riding Ability Required: Riders should be confident in walk, trot and canter in open spaces and on steep terrain. Riders must be able to mount and dismount unaided.
  • Usual Group Size: 4-8
  • Transfer: 2020: From Nice Airport or train station, €65 per person each way. From Menton train station 35€. Transfers payable on site.
    2021: From Nice Airport or train station, €70 per person each way. From Menton train station €40. Transfers payable on site.
Summary:

A trail in the Southern Alps with a visit to Europe’s largest collection of bronze age engravings. Ride through the spectacular scenery of the Valle des Merveilles (Valley of Wonders) in the Mercantour national park, crossing the Italian frontier with views of the highest and most beautiful summits of the Southern Alps passing mountain lakes and local wildlife.
This ride would suit fit, adventurous riders who have an interest in seeing the unique, Bronze Age petroglyphs. Accommodation is in comfortable guesthouses and hotels along the route.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 26 - 31 July
  • 2021: 15 - 20 August
  • Trip Length: 6 days/5 nights/5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Saint-Martin Vésubie
  • Riding Ability Required: Confident in walk, trot and canter and on steep terrain.
  • Usual Group Size: 4-8
  • Transfer: 2020: From Nice Airport or train station approx. €65 per person each way. See below itinerary for more/lower priced options.
    2021: From Nice Airport , €70 each way payable on site or from Saint Martin Vesubie bus station approx 2.00€ each way. See sample itinerary for more options.
Summary:

Learn to ride on the sunny island of Crete. Available all year, comfortable hotel, beautiful scenery

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Available throughout the year except 13 Jan to 14 Feb and when Guided Lasithi Trail is running (High Season: 22 March - 1 November and 14 December - 10 January 2021).
  • Hotel and Stables closed 13 Jan - 14 Feb 2020
  • 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). Transfer time is approximately 45 minutes.
Looking down onto Lassithi
from £1,129
Summary:
Only for intermediate or experienced riders, this adventurous trail of 100 miles takes you through the remote mountains and friendly villages of Crete.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020 Guided Trail High Season: 29 Mar; 26 Apr; 10, 24 May; 7 Jun; 6, 20 Sept; 11 Oct
  • 2020 Guided Trail Low Season: 1 Nov.
  • 2020 Unguided: Available all year around except when the guided trail is running (high season 29 Mar - 1 Nov and 14 Dec - 10 Jan 2021).
  • Hotel and Stables closed 13 Jan - 14 Feb 2020
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 - 7 hours
  • Meeting point: Heraklion (HER)
  • Riding Ability Required: Guided: Strong intermediate riders onwards: Must be riding fit and able ride at all paces
    Unguided: Must have experience caring for horses, must be able to walk, trot and canter, mount and dismount unaided.
  • 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). Transfer time is approximately 45 minutes
Summary:

Daily different outrides, based in a 4 star hotel set in the peaceful mountain retreat, not far from the coast. Excellent riding from novice riders onwards.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020 Available 1 Jan to 1 July & 1 Sep to 31 Dec except when the Lassithi Trail is running (High Season 22 March - 1 November and 14 December to 10 January 2021)
  • Hotel & Stables closed 13 Jan to 14 Feb
  • 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). Transfer time is approximately 45 minutes.
Swimming with the horses
from £1,189
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.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 22 Mar; 5, 26 Apr; 10 (FULL) 17 May (FULL); 7 Jun; 27 Sep; 18 Oct; 1 Nov; 22 Nov
  • 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: 2020: Transfer from/to Rhodes airport is €60 each way per booking, payable on-site.

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