You're a secure rider on a well-schooled horse at all paces including cantering 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.
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.
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.
2019 Unguided Trails: weekly dates to suit, any start day for minimum of 2 people. (21 - 28 Sept FULL)
Only for intermediate or experienced riders, this adventurous trail of 100 miles takes you through the remote mountains and friendly villages of Crete.
2019 Guided Trail High Season: 8, 22 Sept; 13 Oct
2019 Guided Trail Low Season: 3 Nov.
2019 Unguided: Available all year around except when the guided trail is running (high season 17 Mar - 3 Nov and 15 Dec - 8 Jan 2020).
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