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Riding in wild Lesotho
from $3,175
Summary:

Possibly the toughest ride in the world and a must do in the repertoire of any serious trail rider wanting to challenge themselves. See what horses are truly capable of as you ride over spectacular mountain passes and move on at a fast endurance pace where the terrain opens up on beautifully responsive, fit and sure-footed Boerperd horses.

Encounter local riders on Basutho horses riding from village to village along the horse trails criss-crossing this mountain kingdom. It is impossible to overstate the profound impact of completing this ride!

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: May TBC; 2-11 September
  • Trip Length: 10 day/9 nights/8 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 6-8 hours
  • Meeting point: O. R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg (JNB)
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards. Riders must be comfortable at all paces, have experience riding over rough terrain and have an adventurous nature.
  • Usual Group Size: 5-8
  • Transfer: Not included; Johannesburg airport to start from £75pp (4 hrs) and from finish to Durban from £45pp (3.5 hrs) depending on numbers. Johannesburg from finish is a 6.5 hour drive (from £115)
Special Offer:

100€ per person discount for all new bookings on the following dates;
From 1st - 27th July
From 3rd - 10 August
From 17th - 31st August

Summary:
A fantastic based stay at a Hacienda style ranch just 300 metres from the Atlantic Ocean.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: Agadir Beach Trail - Open all year round.
  • Trip Length: 8d/7n. Shorter stays can be arranged
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2/3 hours per day or 4/5 hours per day
  • Meeting point: Agadir Airport (AGA)
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be confident and secure at all paces and have experience of riding out.
  • Usual Group Size: 1-8
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point (week-long stays). Transfer time is approximately two hours
Summary:
Point to point camping trail between 1,500 and 3,100m through the Atlas mountains including Tassa Ouirgane valley and the Tizi N'Addi pass. For intermediate riders onwards.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 16, 23, 30 June; 7, 14, 21, 28 July; 18, 25 Aug; 1, 8 Sept.
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 - 5 hours
  • Meeting point: Marrakech Airport (RAK)
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards but should be riding fit. Minimum age 16
  • Usual Group Size: 2-10
  • Transfer: 2019:Included from meeting point (30mins). Transfers can also be arranged from Ouarzazate for €140 per vehicle (1-8pax) each way, payable on site.
Summary:
Ride along the Atlantic coastline and beaches and visit Essaouira. Excellent horses, combination of small lodges and camping accommodation or guest house only.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 17*, 24* Feb; 10*, 17*, 31** Mar; 7**, 14** Apr; 13**, 20**, 27** Oct; 22** Dec. (* denotes mid season, ** high season).
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 to 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Marrakech Airport (Agadir Airport is also possible)
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards, minimum age 12
  • Usual Group Size: 2-10
  • Transfer: 2019: Included from meeting point (30mins). Transfers can also be arranged from Ouarzazate for €140 per vehicle (1-8pax) each way, payable on site.
Summary:
Enjoy all that the Atlas Mountains have to offer on this relaxing short break. Ride out every day in a different direction or experience a new activity and return to the comforts of the eco lodge.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019 Low season: 7 Jan to 15 Feb; 16 Jun to 13 July.
  • 2019 Mid season: 16 Feb to 5 Apr; 4 May to 15 Jun; 14 Jul to 26 Oct.
  • 2019 High season: 26 Dec 2018 to 6 Jan; 6 Apr to 3 May; 27 Oct to 4 Nov.
  • Trip Length: 4-7 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-4 hours
  • Meeting point: Marrakech Airport or town
  • Riding Ability Required: All abilities from beginners to experienced riders
  • Usual Group Size: 1-6 in riding groups
  • Transfer: 2019: Included from meeting point (45 mins). Transfers can also be arranged from Ouarzazate for €140 per vehicle (1-8pax) each way, payable on site.
Riding across the Sahara
from $1,399
Summary:
Fantastic trail through the desert home of the Berber people on fit horses for intermediate riders onwards. Ride from the stony deserts near Zagora all the way to the big sand dunes of the Sahara at Chegaga. Camping or, from October to April, guesthouses, hotels or a riad.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 20, 27 Jan; 3, 10, 17*, 24* Feb; 3*, 10*, 17* Mar; 27** Oct; 3, 10, 17, 24 Nov; 1, 8, 15*, 22** Dec. (* denotes mid season, ** high season).
  • Trip Length: 8 days /7 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5 hours
  • Meeting point: Ouarzazate Airport. It is also possible to fly to Marrakech; from where we can arrange a transfer for you or you can take a bus to Ouarzazate (additional cost). If you are flying into Marrakech then your flight must arrive no later than 2pm on Day 1 and leave no earlier than 3pm on Day 8.
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards but should be riding fit. Minimum age 12
  • Usual Group Size: 2-10
  • Transfer: 2019: Included from meeting point. For Marrakech transfers there is a supplement of €140 per vehicle (1-8pax) each way, payable on site.
Summary:
Point to point camping trail through the desert home of the Berber people on fit horses for intermediate riders onwards.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 21, 28 April; 5, 12 May.
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/5 ½ days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5 hours
  • Meeting point: Ouarzazate Airport.
    It is also possible to fly to Marrakech; from where we can arrange a transfer for you or you can take a bus to Ouarzazate (additional cost)
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards but should be riding fit. Minimum age 12
  • Usual Group Size: 4-10
  • Transfer: 2019; Included from Ourzazate, from Marrakech transfers €140 per vehicle (1-8pax) each way, payable on site.
fun in the sea
from $2,579
Summary:
Magical beach riding in Africa's hottest new destination. All levels of rider catered for. Luxury beachfront accommodation.
Departure Dates:
  • All year round on request.
  • Trip Length: 5 days / 4 nights / 5 days riding. Other length of stays may be accommodated, please enquire.
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-4 hrs
  • Meeting point: Vilanculos Airport (VNX)
  • Riding Ability Required: For all levels of rider from beginners on.
  • Usual Group Size: 2-8
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point. Transfer time is approximately 15 minutes.
beach gallop
from $4,445
Summary:
Magical beach riding in Africa's hottest new destination. For all levels of rider, swim with your horse, explore the beaches, scuba dive and snorkel in this tropical paradise.
Departure Dates:
  • All year round on request.
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/8 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-6 hrs
  • Meeting point: Vilanculos Airport (VNX)
  • Riding Ability Required: For all levels of rider from beginners on.
  • Usual Group Size: 2-8
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point. Transfer time is approximately 15 minutes.
Namibia Damara Elephant-Skeleton Trail
from $5,489
Summary:

This is a truly exceptional trail; where else can you expect to see elephant, giraffe and rhino in a desert habitat! Damaraland is a very spectacular part of the country, almost inaccessible, with amazing colours and vast open spaces, ancient craters and remnants from prehistoric times, not to mention the forbidding Skeleton Coast.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 21 June; 12 July
  • Trip Length: 11 days/10 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 to 7 hours
  • Meeting point: Windhoek International Airport (WDH)
  • Riding Ability Required: Fit confident riders
  • Usual Group Size: 5 - 12 riders
  • Transfer: 2019: £365pp

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