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Albania Ancient Pathways
from $1,189
Summary:

A mountainous trail ride experiencing warm Balkan hospitality while staying in local guesthouses and encountering local landmarks and medieval monuments For intermediate riders onwards.

Departure Dates:
  • 2023: 25 Feb; 4, 11, 18, 25 (FULL) Mar; 1, 8, 15 (FULL), 22 Apr; 6, 20 (FULL) May; 3, 17 Jun; 22 Jul; 5, 19 Aug; 2, 16 Sept; 14, 21, 28 Oct; 4, 11, 18, 25 Nov.
  • 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: Transfers payable on site - 2023: Tirana airport to Gjirokastra €90 pp return, 225 km, 3-4 hours Saranda Port to Gjirokastra €50 return per person, 64km, 1 hour.
horse riding in Albania
from $1,275
Summary:

This is a mountainous trail ride through unspoilt nauture at a steady pace to the Ionian Sea and back in a jorney through medieval monuments, a communist past, and welcoming Balkan culture.

Departure Dates:
  • 2023: 29 Apr; 13, 27 (FULL) May; 10 Jun; 15, 29 Jul; 12, 26 Aug; 9, 23 Sept.
  • 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: 2023: Tirana airport to Gjirokastra €70 (€90 in 2023) return per person, 225 km, 3-4 hours. Saranda Port to Gjirokastra: €50 return per person, 64km, 1 hour. Transfers payable on site.
horse riding in Albania
from $1,665
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:
  • 2022: 2 Jul; 1 Oct.
  • 2023: 24 Jun; 30 Sept.
  • 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: 2022/23: Tirana airport to Gjirokastra €70 (€90 in 2023) return per person 3-4 hours. Saranda Port to Gjirokastra: €40 (€50 in 2023) return per person 1 hour. Transfers payable on site
Horses in the snow
from $1,089
Summary:

A week-long break which combines 3 days of horse-riding in changing landscapes of rolling hills, valleys, rivers and forests with 3 days of local culture, thermal baths, archeological sites, and the Ionian coast. You will get a true insight into the life of a shepherd in this rural, unspoiled region. The program offers a unique experiences to explore the remote regions of the South, one of Europe's final unexplored territories.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: 10, 17 Dec.
  • 2023: 7, 21 Jan; 4, 18 Feb.
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 4 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3-5 hours on 4 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: 2022/23: Tirana airport to Gjirokastra €70 (€90 in 2023) return per person 3-4 hours. Saranda Port to Gjirokastra: €40 (€50 in 2023) return per person 1 hour. Transfers payable on site
Herding cattle in the Andes
from $1,789
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:
  • 2022: 1 Oct
  • 2023: 29 Apr; 30 Sept
  • 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: Included from Salta airport or city centre.
Desert portion of the ride
from $1,855
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:
  • 2022 9 Day Programme: Oct 11; Nov 27.
  • 2022 12 Day Programme: Sept 18; Nov 13.
  • 2023 9 Day Programme: Apr 1; May 9; Jul 15; Aug 20; Oct 10; Nov 26.
  • 2023 12 Day Programme: Mar 19; May 21; Jul 2; Aug 6; Sept 17; Nov 12.
  • Tailor-made rides can also be arranged all year round
  • Trip Length: 9 days/8 nights/6 days riding OR 8 days/7 nights/6 riding days (excluding Buenos Aires activities)
    12 days/ 11 nights/9 days riding OR 11 days/10 nights/9 riding days (excluding Buenos Aires activities)
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: 9 day: Salta Airport (SLA)
    12 day: Buenos Aires Airport (EZE) or Salta Airport (SLA) (11 day itinerary)
  • 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: 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).
Riding along Bakers Beach
from $1,509
Summary:

Horse riding in Tasmania in 3 unique locations: the beautiful Mersey Valley, Cradle Mountain in the Vale of Belvoir Conservation Area and Bakers Beach (Narawntapu National Park). Taking in part of the 460km Tasmanian Trail, this 5-day break offers fast riding along white sandy beaches, plenty of wildlife from wombats to possums and comfortable accommodation at two different locations. Ideal for adventurous riders looking to explore this vast, beautiful island state.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022/23: Any day start throughout the year. Closed in August and September.
  • Trip Length: 4 nights/5 days/4 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Launceston Airport (LST), Tasmania
  • Riding Ability Required: Should be confident at walk, trot and canter in open spaces including fast-paced beach riding.
  • Usual Group Size: 1-6
  • Transfer: 2022/23: A taxi from the airport to the stables is approximately $200 each way and a one hour drive. Most guests hire a car and drive themselves.
Bhutan Himalayan Monastery Trail
from $5,159
Summary:

A cultural adventure in the Himalayan mountains visiting ancient monasteries and meeting local people in the land of happiness. Staying in a variety of accommodations including hotels, farm houses and camping, this tour combines horse riding with trekking and sight-seeing to include all the best Bhutan has to offer.

Departure Dates:
  • 2023: Dates available on request for 2+ riders in June, September and November.
  • Trip Length: 12 days/11 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-5 hours
  • Meeting point: Paro Airport
  • Riding Ability Required: Strong novice onwards. Riders should have a good level of fitness and a sense of adventure, and be confident riding up and down steep terrain.
  • Usual Group Size: 2-10
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point.
Saltpans of Botswana
from $1,175
Summary:

Experience a huge zebra migration and flamingo herds November to March in Africa's largest ephemeral wetland, or from May to September, a blindingly white desert with game easily located on grass islands with permanent waterholes. All year round interaction with a habituated meercat colony, tracking with the San and baobab trees. An extraordinary riding adventure ideal to combine with the Okavango Delta for the ultimate safari.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022 Mid Season: 18 Sept; 22, 27 Dec.
  • 2022 High Season: 24 (FULL) Jul; 1 Aug.
  • 2023 Low Season: 1 Feb; 21 Mar.
  • 2023 Mid Season: 2 Jan; 12 Apr; 11 May; 25 Jun; 20 Sept; 26 Dec.
  • 2023 High Season: 19 Jul; 2 Aug.
  • Other dates available on request for 3 nights or more for minimum of 2 pax.
  • Trip Length: 6 days/5 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 - 6 hours per day
  • Meeting point: Maun, Botswana (MUB)
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter on a good horse, from intermediate onwards.
  • Usual Group Size: 2-8
  • Transfer: 2022/23: approx. £778 per person return light aircraft transfer, Maun - Camp Kalahari - Maun, payable at time of booking. Please note transfer cost are subject to change.
Summary:

Arguably the best ride in the world for good riders. Frequent big game sightings, fantastic riding on an unbeatable team of horses. Luxury accommodation.

Departure Dates:
  • Arrivals/Departures on Saturday or Tuesday
  • 2022/23 Low season: January, February, March, December
  • 2022/23 Mid season: April, May, October, November
  • 2022/23 High season: June, July, August, September
  • Trip Length: 6 days/5 nights, 8 days/7 nights or 11 days/10 nights.
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 to 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Maun, Botswana (MUB)
  • Riding Ability Required: Post to trot 10 min and gallop out of danger. Minimum age 12.
  • Usual Group Size: Maximum 12
  • Transfer: 2022/23: from £99 (from £119 in 2023) per person each way for road and boat transfer or from £290 (£300 in 2023) per person each way (helicopter). Please enquire for all transfer options.
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