Greece Off The Beaten Tracks

Discover Greece off the beaten track – and on horseback!

Nestled deep in the Aegean sea is the perfect holiday island of Rhodes. Known as the jewel of the Dodecanese, the island abounds with turquoise water, wooded valleys and ancient history.

Enjoy a relaxing week of horse riding with time to explore the white sand beaches, hidden waterfalls and mountain villages, all topped off by the peerless Greek food. A wonderful opportunity to explore Rhodes in the saddle.

unnamed (7)

Discover the island at your own pace

The riding there is Western style with a focus on natural horsemanship and a very relaxed atmosphere for both horses and riders. You will be given a short introduction lesson to riding Western if you haven’t done it before, before riding out. The riding here is mostly walk as much of the terrain is hilly, however there are a few opportunities each ride for trots and canters with the ranch’s responsive, willing and kind horses. The focus is more on a relaxing few hours in the saddle exploring the island rather than speed.

An accessible destination, for all riders

This holiday has shorter hours than many of our other trails, with between 3-4 hours riding per day. For children, there are two ponies available for riding around the ranch, and to head out on the trail the minimum age is 12.

This destination specialises in small groups and you will be riding with a maximum group size of 6. Your guides are the owners of the ranch who have been running trails here for almost 10 years and are experienced and knowledgeable.

Greece’s colours and flavours

You’ll be staying in a traditional guesthouse with simple whitewashed rooms, a short distance from the ranch and close to the village of Laerma.

You’ll certainly be discovering the joys of Greek food at this destination. All meals are included and make use of fresh, local and in-season produce from small suppliers. Meals are usually served in the dining room at your accommodation and some evenings your hosts may take you to a local taverna for dinner instead. Enjoy typical healthy Greek breakfasts, delicious light lunches with cheese, bread, salad and wine and mouthwatering dinners with moussaka, spanakopita and a myriad of other delicious Greek dishes – Rhodes has so much to offer!