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Looking down onto Lassithi
from $1,455
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
Greece Panoramic Rides, Crete
from $1,199
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 $1,535
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.
Greece Sun and Riding, Crete
from $1,049
Summary:

Great value family getaway on the beautiful island of Crete with easy access to the beach and riding in the cooler hours.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Available from 14 June - 6 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). Transfer time is approximately 45 minutes.
Horses in Rhodes
from $1,275
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: 1-6
  • Transfer: 2020: Transfer from/to Rhodes airport is €60 each way per booking, payable on-site.
Herding sheep, Icelandic style
from $2,915
Special Offer:

10% off all departures for 2021 if booked by 31st August 2020

Summary:

Autumn sheep herding is a tradition in Iceland and you feel really involved in the culture and history of this fascinating country by taking part in the round up of thousands of sheep.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 18 September
  • 2021: TBC
  • Trip Length: 7 days/6 nights/6 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3-10 hours
  • Meeting point: Your hotel or closest designated bus stop (central zone) in Rekjavik (own booking)
  • Riding Ability Required: Control a horse at walk, trot and canter over open ground
  • Usual Group Size: Maximum 8
  • Transfer: 2020/21: Included from your hotel or closest designated bus stop in Rekjavik.
View of Canyon Trail
from $2,489
Special Offer:

10% off all departures for 2021 if booked by 31st August 2020

Summary:
Visit the best known sights in Iceland, the Geysir Hot Spring area and the Golden Waterfall Gullfoss riding in the traditional way with a herd of horses. Comfortable made up beds each night.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 11*, 18*, 25* July; 1*, 8*, 29 August (*denotes high season)
  • 2021: 29 May; 5, 12 June; 17*, 24*, 31* July; 28 August (*denotes high season)
  • Trip Length: 7 days/6 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 to 7 hours
  • Meeting point: BSI Bus Station or closest designated bus stop to your hotel in Rekjavik
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter for short periods on a good horse. Minimum age 7
  • Usual Group Size: 10-20
  • Transfer: 2020/21: Included from BSI Bus Station or closest designated bus stop to your hotel in Rekjavik.
Horses on the beach
from $4,645
Special Offer:

10% off all departures for 2021 if booked by 31st August 2020

Summary:

Head to the west of Iceland for this week-long trail taking in glacier-capped volcanoes and plenty of beach riding. You'll be riding some of the best horses in the business in a small group setting. Accommodation is in double rooms with private bathrooms and even an outdoor hot tub to soak in.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 3-10 August
  • 2021: 11-18 August
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: The BSÍ bus station in Reykjavik
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate: Control a horse at a walk, trot and canter confidently over open ground.
  • Usual Group Size: 4-12
  • Transfer: 2020/21: Included from Rekjavik.
View of Glacier Trail
from $2,725
Special Offer:

10% off all departures for 2021 if booked by 31st August 2020

Summary:

Adventure riding trip with splendid views of the glacier Langjökull and riding alongside the glacier fed lake Hvítárvatn with its floating icebergs.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 4*, 11*, 18*, 25* July; 10*, 17* (FULL) August (*denotes high season)
  • 2021: 19, 26* June; 2*, 9*, 15*, 22* July; 5*, 12* August (*denotes high season)
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding - 185km
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5 to 7 hours
  • Meeting point: BSI Bus Station or closest designated bus stop to your hotel in Rekjavik
  • Riding Ability Required: Control a horse at a walk, trot and canter confidently over open ground. Minimum age 7
  • Usual Group Size: 10 to 20
  • Transfer: 2020/21: Included from BSI Bus Station or closest designated bus stop to your hotel in Rekjavik.
Iceland Horse Round Up
from $2,035
Special Offer:

10% off all departures for 2021 if booked by 31st August 2020

Summary:

Autumn herding is a tradition in Iceland and you feel really involved in the culture and history of this fascinating country by taking part in the round up of hundreds of horses.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 17 September (Skrapatungurétt), 30 September (Víðidalstungurétt)
  • 2021: TBC
  • Trip Length: 5 days/4 nights/4 days riding - 120km
  • Approximate riding time per day: Up to seven hours
  • Meeting point: Your hotel or closest designated bus stop (central zone) in Rekjavik
  • Riding Ability Required: Control a horse at a walk, trot and canter confidently over open ground
  • Usual Group Size: Maximum 20
  • Transfer: 2020/21: Included from your hotel or closest designated bus stop in Rekjavik.

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