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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.
Neck reining
from $1,169
Summary:

A welcoming ranch in unspoilt countryside with tuition and varied riding out for intermediate riders.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Every Saturday between May and October
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-5 hours
  • Meeting point: Beziers Airport (BZR)
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards, please see programme details.
    Minimum age 16
  • Usual Group Size: 4-8
  • Transfer: Beziers - €75 per person return payable on site. Transfer time is approximately 1.5 hours. Transfers on arrival are between 15:00 and 17:00 so please make sure flights arrive with enough time to get through immigration etc by 17:00. Departure transfer is available according to flight schedule, preferably after 11am.
Swimming with the horses
from $1,495
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: 2-6
  • Transfer: 2020: Transfer from/to Rhodes airport is €60 each way per booking, payable on-site.
Horses in Rhodes
from $1,239
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:
  • 2020: 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: 2-6
  • Transfer: 2020: Transfer from/to Rhodes airport is €60 each way per booking, payable on-site.
Alpaca farm in Israel
from $1,205
Summary:

A tailor-made short break in Israel staying on a friendly farm in the Negev desert with lots of faster riding available for confident riders. Accommodation is in comfortable cabins on the farm.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Fridays between February and June, September to November. Closed for July and August when it is too hot to ride. Please note that in the winter (November-February) can get quite cold in the desert.
  • Trip Length: 4 days/3 nights/3 days riding. Extensions available on request.
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-8
  • Meeting point: Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport, Ovda Airport or the farm
  • Riding Ability Required: Strong intermediate onwards. Riders must be confident at all paces in open spaces and fit enough to maintain long periods of trot and canter.
  • Usual Group Size: 2-10
  • Transfer: 2020: From Tel Aviv 500 ILS or Ovda airport 350 ILS per vehicle (1-4pax) each way. Car hire is an alternative option.
Horse riding holiday in Israel
from $2,135
Summary:
An excellent horse riding holiday discovering the diversity on offer in Israel. This trip includes riding both in the Negev desert in the south and around the Sea of Galilee in the north as well as a visit to the Old City of Jerusalem which is host to some of the most important historical and spiritual sites in the world. Riding is usually fast-past but can be adapted to accommodate other levels of riders. Accommodation is in comfortable cabins on the farms.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Available all year on request excluding July and August.
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-8
  • Meeting point: Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport, Ovda Airport or the farm
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards. Riders must be confident at all paces in open spaces and fit enough to maintain long periods of trot and canter.
  • Usual Group Size: 2-8
  • Transfer: 2020: From Tel Aviv 500 ILS or Ovda airport 350 ILS per vehicle (1-4 pax) each way. Car hire is an alternative option.
Horse riding in Makhtesh Ramon
from $2,435
Summary:
An exciting and fast ride in the Negev Desert of Israel, an adventurous trek for experienced riders. The riding includes a two-day 100km round-trip to Makhtesh Ramon, a unique geological feature only found in a small area of Israel and the Sinai peninsula in Egypt. Accommodation is in comfortable cabins with one night camping inside the heart of the crater.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020: dates available on request between February and November excluding July and August.
  • Trip Length: 7 days/6 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-8
  • Meeting point: Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport, Ovda Airport or the farm
  • Riding Ability Required: Strong intermediate onwards. Riders must be confident at all paces in open spaces and fit enough to maintain long periods of trot and canter.
  • Usual Group Size: 2-8. Larger groups can be accommodated on request.
  • Transfer: 2020: From Tel Aviv 500 ILS or Ovda airport 350 ILS per vehicle (1-4pax) each way. Car hire is an alternative option.

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