Swimming with Horses: The Best Destinations

The best destinations to combine swimming and horse riding!

Itโ€™s summer, itโ€™s getting hotโ€ฆ and in the hot summer afternoons, the only thing we want to do is find a body of water and take a dip to refresh! Sometimes, the idea of horse riding as temperatures are rising can seem daunting, so why not combine your passion with the best summer pasttime and go for a horse riding holiday where you will be able to swim with your horse?

Read on as we share here some of the best horse riding holidays destinations where swimming AND horse riding are on the agenda!


France – Camargue Mountains and Beach Trail

In this 7 days / 6 nights riding trail, you will start your itinerary following a trail along the river and enjoying picnic breaks by the Durance, in the beautiful landscape of the Luberon region, before reaching at the end of the week the famous beaches of Camargue where you will be able to enjoy long canters and get into the water, among flamingos and traditional โ€œmanadesโ€, the South of France ranches.

Next trails in September and October 2023.

Greece – Greek Island Escape

Known as the jewel of the Dodecanese, Rhodes abounds with turquoise water, wooded valleys and ancient history. This destination offers a relaxing week of horse riding on a Greek ranch where horses are trained with the Natural Horsemanship method, with a few hours riding each day and plenty of time to explore the white sand beaches, hidden waterfalls and mountain villages, all topped off by the peerless Greek food. You will be able to ride bareback and swim at the dam of Laerma as well as canoe on the lake. A wonderful opportunity to explore Rhodes in the saddle.

Next trails in September and October 2023.

Spain – Cadiz Coastal Trail

Head to the Costa De La Luz in south western Spain for superb horse-riding on golden beaches and sandy tracks through unspoilt forests. An ideal introduction to riding holidays, with morning rides followed by quieter afternoons with time to swim or visit the local area before going out for dinner in the evening. With a fantastic warm and sunny climate this stretch of Atlantic coast offers a real treat for horse riders. At times the pace on the beach is fast and exhilarating, but in between the faster sections the pace is walking and you can relax and enjoy your surroundings.ย 

Various dates available between August and October 2023.

Cadiz Coastal Trail - Horse Riding Holidays Spain

Morocco – Atlantic Coast Ride

During these five days the trail ride takes you through the forests of eucalyptus and mimosas and on the beautiful deserted beaches along the Atlantic coast towards the south. Ride along the narrow paths of the shoreline, through small Berber villages, across sand dunes and past waterfalls. The Atlantic Coast trail follows a succession of deserted beaches and cliffs with impressive vistas, and takes you through argan and olive trees fields as well as remote villages and landscapes.

Next trails in September and December 2023.

Horse Riding Holidays in Morocco

Mozambique – Mozambique Beach Trails

Head to the tropical shores of Mozambique for arguably the worldโ€™s best beach riding. Endless white sands, turquoise waters and remote archipelagos all await. This destination is renowned for its welcoming and friendly hosts and relaxed riding itinerary. Swim with the horses in the Indian Ocean, sail in a traditional dhow and even fit in some snorkelling. A completely unique destination with accommodation in beachside villas for intrepid travellers looking for a tropical paradise.

Next date on September 1st 2023 – Open dates all year long, contact us for availability.

Ready for your next horse riding adventure? Here are our recommendations of the best destinations for a horse riding holiday this summer:

Tuscany Short Break

Portugal Wild Horses Trail

Costa Rica Golden Hills Trail

Iceland Kjolur Trail

Colorado Drowsy Water Ranch

Not going this Summer, but planning a riding holiday later? Check our post about Where to Go When