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Albania Ancient Pathways
from $1,249
Summary:

A mountainous trail ride staying in local guesthouses encountering medieval monuments and welcoming Balkan culture for intermediate riders onwards.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 1, 15, 29 Aug; 12, 26 Sept; 3, 10, 17 (FULL), 24, 31 Oct; 7, 14, 21 Nov.
  • 2021: 27 Feb; 6, 13, 20, 27 Mar; 3, 10, 17, 24 Apr; 8, 15, 29 May; 12, 26 Jun; 3 Jul; 14, 28 Aug; 4, 18 Sept; 16, 23, 30 Oct; 6, 13, 20, 27 Nov; 4 Dec.
  • Trip Length: 8 days/ 7 nights/ 6 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 - 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Tirana airport (TIA) or Saranda Port - fly to Corfu (CFU).
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate and riding fit, secure riding in open spaces
  • Usual Group Size: 2 - 8
  • Transfer: Tirana airport to Gjirokastra €70 return per person, 225 km, 3-4 hours Saranda Port to Gjirokastra €40 return per person, 64km, 1 hour.
    Transfers payable on site.
horse riding in Albania
from $1,315
Summary:

Mountainous trail ride at a steady pace to the coast encountering medieval monuments, a communist past and welcoming Balkan culture.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 25 Jul; 8 (FULL), 22, 29 Aug; 5, 12, 19, 26 Sep
  • 2021: 1, 15, 22, 29 May; 5, 12, 19, 26 Jun; 7, 17 Jul; 7, 21 Aug; 4, 11. 18, 25 Sep
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3-8 hours
  • Meeting point: Tirana airport (TIA) or Saranda Port - fly to Corfu (CFU).
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate and riding fit, secure riding in open spaces
  • Usual Group Size: 3 - 8
  • Transfer: 2020/2021: Tirana airport to Gjirokastra €70 return per person, 225 km, 3-4 hours.
    Saranda Port to Gjirokastra: €40 return per person, 64km, 1 hour.
    Transfers payable on site
horse riding in Albania
from $1,739
Special Offer:

Book by December 31st 2020 for a trail in 2021 at 2020 prices

For all riders booking 2 trails in 2021 there is a 20% discount

Summary:

A challenging riding experience with spectacular mountain landscapes as well as river swimming, canyons, charming medieval villages, local traditional food and even city nightlife. Accommodation in family guesthouses and two nights camping. For adventurous intermediate and advanced riders.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 7 Oct
  • 2021: 24 Jul; 2 Oct
  • Trip Length: 12 days / 11 nights / 9 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5-7 hours
  • Meeting point: Tirana airport (TIA) or Saranda Port - fly to Corfu (CFU).
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate and riding fit, secure riding in open spaces
  • Usual Group Size: 3 - 8
  • Transfer: Tirana airport to Gjirokastra €70 return per person 3-4 hours. Saranda Port to Gjirokastra: €40 return per person 1 hour. Transfers payable on site
Horses in the snow
from $1,219
Summary:

A week-long break which combines 3 days of horse-riding in a changing landscape, of valleys, hills, small forests, rivers with some steep climbing and downhills, with another 3 days of culture, hospitality, thermal baths, archaeological sites and the Ionian coast as well as an insight into the life of a shepherd in this rural, unspoiled region. The program offers a dynamic off road experiences to explore the remote regions of the South and there are many hiking paths to be explored.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 18 Dec
  • 2021: 8, 29 Jan; 12 Feb
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 3 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours on 3 days
  • Meeting point: Tirana airport (TIA) or Saranda Port - fly to Corfu (CFU).
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate and riding fit, secure riding in open spaces
  • Usual Group Size: 3 - 8
  • Transfer: Tirana airport to Gjirokastra €70 return per person 3-4 hours. Saranda Port to Gjirokastra: €40 return per person 1 hour. Transfers payable on site
Endless views
from $1,805
Summary:

Ride through incredible Andes Mountain scenery at the highest part of the Andes near Mendoza. Highlights for those without the time to cross the full range.

Departure Dates:
  • Dates upon request from October to May
  • Trip Length: 6 days / 5 nights / 4 days riding
    Optional extra days can be arranged
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Mendoza Airport MDZ
  • Riding Ability Required: Novice but with opportunities for faster riding for more experienced riders. Min age 10
  • Usual Group Size: 4-10, ride may be confirmed for less than 6 for a supplement, see detailed prices
  • Transfer: Approximately $60 one way per car (1-3 pax) from Buenos Aires Pistarini (International). Approx transfer time is 30 minutes. Transfer included from Mendoza Airport, approx transfer time is 1.5 hours
Summary:
A 15,000 acre self sufficient working ranch in northern Patagonia. Ride out each day where the mighty Andes rise up behind you, or ride into the neighbouring Indian reservation. Look out for wildlife of the area, especially condors.
Departure Dates:
  • Season runs from 1 September 2019 to 30 April 2020, any day arrival and departure
  • Trip Length: A stay of seven nights is recommended. There is a minimum stay of three nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 to 6 hours per day
  • Meeting point: Chapelco Airport, San Martin de Los Andes (CPC)
  • Riding Ability Required: All levels catered for, experienced riders separated. Minimum age 12.
  • Usual Group Size: Max 12
  • Transfer: 2019: From San Martin (approx. 30 mins) $70 per vehicle each way, payable on-site. Other transfer options can be viewed below the itinerary.
Summary:
Working cattle estancia near Cordoba, Argentina. Ride with gauchos and experience Argentine hospitality, lovely accommodation and learn to play polo. All levels.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020/21: Open all year except May and June, anytime arrival and departure.
  • Trip Length: Suggested 8 days/7 nights or as you wish. There is a minimum of 3 nights (5 nights over Christmas & New Year).
  • Approximate riding time per day: Flexible, on trails 4-6 hours. No riding on Sunday afternoons
  • Meeting point: Cordoba Airport, Argentina.
  • Riding Ability Required: All riding abilities catered for
  • Usual Group Size: Max 12
  • Transfer: 2020/21: Included from Córdoba Pajas Blancas airport or Rio Ceballos (but not Córdoba central) between 08.00 and 20.00. All other transfer requests will be quoted on a case by case basis.. Approximate transfer time is 1 hour
Herding cattle in the Andes
from $1,845
Summary:

Visit the high Andes of north west Argentina on this unique trail. Ride on ancient Incan pathways, searching for cattle in the high altitude grasslands at 3,000m where condors circle overhead. You'll help the gauchos drive the cattle into corrals and assist with sorting and branding.This destination is for experienced riders who want to experience local Argentinian culture by taking part in one of the last truly authentic cattle drives in the world. Accommodation is in mountain cabins with two nights in a hotel for a true gaucho experience.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 2 (FULL) May; 10 Oct
  • 2021: 1 May; 2 Oct
  • Trip Length: 9 days/8 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 6-9 hours
  • Meeting point: Salta Airport (SLA), Argentina
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter on a good horse.
  • Usual Group Size: 4-10
  • Transfer: 2020: Included from Salta airport or city centre.
Desert portion of the ride
from $2,465
Summary:

Ride along ancient Inca trails in the Andes Mountains where life goes on as it has for centuries. From the dry Calchaquí desert on the west of the Dead Lion Range of the Andes, we cross at 3,000m (9,000ft) where condors roam and descend into a different world of lush green valleys and tropical forests of Lerma. 

En-route we stay in the homes of the local Calchaqui Indians with 3 nights of camping under the spectacular southern hemisphere stars in the high Andes, an unmissable experience. A relaxed ride with beds and hot showers all or most nights for riders who can walk, trot and canter.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020 12 day programme: 27 Mar; 23 May; 9 Aug; 20 Sep; 15 Nov
  • 2020 9 day programme: 15 Mar; 12 May; 23 Aug; 13 Oct; 29 Nov
  • Tailor-made rides can also be arranged all year round
  • Trip Length: 9 days/8 nights/6 days riding OR
    12 days/ 11 nights/9 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: 9 day: Salta Airport (SLA)
    12 day: Buenos Aires Airport (EZE)
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter on a good horse.
  • Usual Group Size: 4-8. Ride may be confirmed for less than 6 at a supplement, see Prices and Dates tab.
  • Transfer: 2020: Included from Salta for 9 day programme. 12 day programme approximately $60 one way per car (1-3 pax) from Buenos Aires Pistarini (international) or $30 from Buenos Aires Newbery (domestic).
Gaucho and horses
from $2,009
Summary:

A working estancia stay in the heart of the Pampas 3 hours from Buenos Aires. Work with the cowboys, ride a cattle drive and relax under the stars at this genuine traditional Estancia. Optional two night extension to the heart of bustling Buenos Aires including a city tour, tango show and river trip is available. The perfect combination to experience Argentina.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 19 Apr; 30 May; 8 Nov
  • Tailormade dates also available year-round, please enquire.
  • Trip Length: 3 night minimum
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 - 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Buenos Aires International Airport (EZE)
  • Riding Ability Required: Comfortable at walk, trot and canter.
  • Usual Group Size: 2 - 10
  • Transfer: 2020: Return transfer to/from meeting point is $86 per person (bus) or $400 per car (max 3 passengers)
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