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Shawn Hamilton on The Revolution Trail horse-riding holiday in Cuba
from $2,679
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:
  • 2019: 2-10 Feb (confirmed); 24 Feb - 4 Mar; 30 Nov - 8 Dec
  • Other dates on request.
  • Trip Length: 9 days/8 nights/4 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: 4-8
  • Transfer: 2019: 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 $2,045
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:
  • 2019 Avenue of Volcanoes: 4 Jan; 18 Feb; 16 Mar; 17, 31 May; 21 Jun; 2 Aug; 18 Oct.
  • 2019 Cotopaxi Volcano and Haciendas: 18 Jan; 22 Feb; 5 Apr; 13 Sept; 6 Dec.
  • 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: 24 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: $50 per car each way. Payable on site. Transfer time approx 1 hour
Ecuador Trail to Pinan Lake
from Price on enquiry
Summary:

Join this pack trip as personal guests of the owners of a large working hacienda. They will accompany you on this adventurous trek and explore the Andes mountains on horseback following remote valleys and over high passes until you reach the isolated and pristine Lake Pinan.

Departure Dates:
  • Please enquire
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 to 7 hours
  • Meeting point: Quito Airport (UIO)
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be able to walk, trot and canter and have a confident seat over steep terrain. Min age 12
  • Usual Group Size: 2 - 8
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point
Mountains
from $3,299
Summary:
Point to point trail through the Ecuadorean Andes. Accommodation in various haciendas, hostels and campsites.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 1 February; 16 August; 22 November
  • 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.
Horse riding in Abysinnia Ethiopia
from $3,715
Summary:

Highlights of Ethiopia including Lalibella and riding on the Ethiopian Highlands with the semi nomadic Oromo people. Amazing and unusual trip.

Departure Dates:
  • 24th November
  • Lalibela extension: 22nd November
  • Trip Length: 14d /13n /8d riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-7 hours
  • Meeting point: Addis Ababa (ADD)
  • Riding Ability Required: Ability to walk, trot and canter
  • Usual Group Size: 6-10
  • Transfer: Included from Addis Ababa. Transfer time is approximately 20 minutes
Horse riding in the Blond Mountains
from $1,379
Summary:
Ride on a point-to-point trail through the lovely mountainous landscape around Blond visiting typical rural villages along the route including Mortemart, one of the prettiest villages in France and culminating with a ride along the peak ridge of the Blond Mountains with panoramic views in every direction. Overnight accommodation is in local inns, guesthouses and even one night in an old convent on this exploration of beautiful rural France. 
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 7 May; 2, 7, 27 Jun; 8, 29 Sept; 13 Oct. Other dates available on request.
  • Trip Length: 7 days/6 nights/5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Poitiers airport
  • Riding Ability Required: Strong novice onwards. Riders must be able to walk, trot and canter.
  • Usual Group Size: 2-7, larger groups accepted for private bookings.
  • Transfer: 2019: from Poitiers or Limoges airport, €40 per person return. Payable on site.
Summary:
Situated in the rugged countryside near the Spanish border this ride offers a chance to see a beautiful, mountainous area redolent of history and enjoy rural France and the hospitality and food of its inhabitants.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: All year round, on request for minimum of 2 riders. (21 - 28 Sept FULL)
  • Trip Length: 4 days/3 nights/3 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: Approximately 3 - 5 hours in the saddle
  • Meeting point: Carcassonne Airport (CCF) or town
  • Riding Ability Required: From walk and trot onwards; experienced riders separated. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent
  • Usual Group Size: 2-6
  • Transfer: 2019: €35 per person payable on-site. Transfer time approximately one hour from the airport, town or train station.
Horses drinking at a village fountain en route
from $1,229
Summary:
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.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019 Guided Trails: 21 April; 5 May; 9 Jun; 1 Sept.
  • 2019 Unguided Trails: weekly dates to suit, any start day for minimum of 2 people. (21 - 28 Sept FULL)
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: Approximately 4- 6 hours in the saddle daily
  • Meeting point: Carcassonne Airport (CCF) or Town
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be riding fit and able to walk, trot and canter. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent. Please see 'Notes' below for unguided riding requirements.
  • Usual Group Size: Guided: 2-8
    Unguided: 2-8
  • Transfer: 2019: €35 return per person payable locally. Transfer time approximately one hour from the airport, town or train station
Riding through the mountains
from $1,249
Summary:
A point to point trail along the 'Via Alpine' through Mercantour National Park. With stunning scenery and traditional villages, this horse riding holiday takes you well away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Accommodation is in a mix of hotels, guesthouses, mountain refuges and B&Bs.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 29 Jun, 13 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 17 (FULL) Aug, 24 Aug (ESCORTED)
  • 2020: 27 Jun; 11, 18 Jul; 15, 22 Aug
  • Trip Length: 7 days/6 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours (some days may exceed 7 hours in the saddle)
  • Meeting point: Ranch near Saint-Martin Vésubie
  • Riding Ability Required: All abilities catered for. A good level of fitness is required due to long hours in the saddle and some walking required.
  • Usual Group Size: 4-8
  • Transfer: 2019: From Nice Airport , €65 each way payable on site or from Saint Martin Vesubie bus station 1.50€ each way. See sample itinerary for more options.

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