Cross the mythical Andes mountain range from Argentina into Chile on this adventurous expedition. Following the historic San Martin route taken by the Argentine army in 1817 to liberate Chile from the Spanish, this is a fascinating and remote packhorse trail crossing snow-capped peaks, rivers and valleys with camping each night in uninhabited places, accessible only on horseback and flanked by the highest mountains in the continent. A real challenge for intermediate riders onwards, this is one of the few itineraries which completes the crossing in the original direction starting in Argentina and finishing in Chile.
The African Explorer takes you to two countries in one trip and covers a range of different topography and terrain, combined with excellent and wide ranging game viewing.
The South African bushveld is soft going for the horses, with wonderful sandy tracks to canter along and beautiful blue dams to swim with your horse.
In Botswana there is an ancient landscape of rock formations, and open plains dotted with giant Baobab trees and riverine bush. This place feels very wild and will definitely get your adrenaline flowing!
Discover the beauty of Portugal’s Atlantic coast on this varied trail, beginning in the lush and green coastal mountains of Grandola before reaching the deserted beaches and lagoons of the Alentejo region. Beautiful, well behaved, Lusitano horses await with comfortable hotels and swimming pools for evening relaxation. A fantastic holiday in the sun for intermediate riders onwards.
This week-long tour will show you the best of Cairo and Luxor with a combination of riding and sight-seeing. Highlights will include a ride at the Pyramids of Giza, desert camping with your horses, a sunset dinner on the Nile and a visit to the Karnak and Luxor Temples. Ride forward-going horses through the desert and take in the incredible sights of this ancient land.
A based stay at a hillside ranch in the heart of Andalusia suitable for all levels. Riders can enjoy a mix of lessons and hacking out in the beautiful Andalusian hills. There are many activities for non-riders and riding is available for children from 6 years onwards. Ride through picturesque olive groves and spend the afternoon relaxing by the pool before an early evening ride at this luxury hacienda.
This unique hacienda is based in the heart of Andalucia. With a stable full of impressive horses, and enjoying over 300 days of sunshine a year, this hillside ranch offers the perfect short break for all levels of rider. Explore this glorious sun-dappled region of Spain, following secret trails through the olive groves with plenty of time to relax poolside in the afternoons. Read a review of this destination in Elle magazine here.
Delve into the hinterland of the Essaouira region on this 8 day trail through the largest area of Argan and cedar forest; trees that have created the area’s reputation for craftsmanship. Cross canyons along the Ksob river and ride among the great dunes of Cap Sim, the very long beach that connects Sidi Kaouky to the city of Essaouira, where you can gallop for miles on your faithful Arab Berber horse.
Follow the Moroccan coastline and ride across the sands of the deserted beaches while enjoying the fresh Atlantic breeze. Climb on the rocky cliffs and admire the views over the blue ocean, ride on the sandy dunes and follow the windy paths that take you through local fishing villages. Taste the delicious Moroccan cooking and spend your evenings sitting around a campfire at the traditional bivouac camp.
This trail takes you through the heart of Ecuador’s Avenue of the Volcanoes, 45 minutes south of the historic colonial city of Quito, the capital of Ecuador. You’ll enjoy traditional hospitality with a touch of luxury at your host’s beautiful hacienda. Catering for independent travelers as well as larger groups, this trail, amid the majesty of the high Andes of Equator, was voted one of top horse treks in the world.
Ride over the High Atlas Mountains from Agadir to Essaouira. This ride takes you through the rural mountain setting on old Berber paths and past traditional villages. Reach the Atlantic coastline and enjoy exhilarating gallops on the sands. Experience the atmospheric evenings spent around a campfire and taste the delicious, traditional Moroccan cooking.
Discover Turkey’s Mediterranean southern coast where you’ll ride on beaches, through forests and across rivers on endurance-trained Arabs. As well as thrilling fast-paced riding there are boat trips across stunning lagoons, a visit to a turtle sanctuary and opportunities for swimming every day.
Ride through the vineyards of Bordeaux, tasting some of the world-famous wines produced in the region: Médoc, Côte de Blaye, Côte de Bourg, Bordeaux Supérieur, Lalande-Pomerol, St Emilion and Sauternes to name a few. Wash these down with plenty of local cheeses, meats and potato dauphinoise for a truly indulgent experience combined with fast-paced riding through the quintessentially french countryside.
Our flagship six-day, five-night Border to Coast trail starts from Freerein HQ on the Welsh/English Border in the Wye Valley, and finishes on the sands of the Dovey Estuary, Ynyslas. This is a real trail riding expedition, covering 100 miles, crossing Wales along unmarked tracks and trails through wild, remote hills and valleys, staying overnight at small inns and guest houses along the way.
This riding holiday in Tuscany will give you the opportunity to explore the charm of this region, crossing vast, unspoiled territory without restrictions. Riding through beautiful nature, lakes, villages, castles, palaces and archeological sites, your guides will lead you along old trails used by the “Brigands” (outlaws) to escape from the law 200 years ago.
The castle offers a perfect location for an authentic country holiday in the south of Tuscany, where you can explore neighbouring historic towns of Orvieto, Sorano, Pitigliano and Bolsena.
Short on time? Take a look at the Tuscany Short Break.
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 tapas lunches with time left to spend swimming or wandering around 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. A warm welcome, fun atmosphere, well schooled horses and fabulous riding complete this long weekend.
Discover the beauty of the south of France with this expedition through the natural parks of the Luberon, the Alpilles and Camargue. Start your trip in the heart of the aromatic region of Provence and ride through the most beautiful lavender fields of France before reaching the marshes and beaches of Camargue.
Travel high into the wild mountains and valleys of the Canadian Rockies on this adventurous pack trip in the Banff National Park. This is a pack trip where you’ll travel from lodge to lodge with towering snow-capped mountains on three sides. Ideal for all levels of rider, however a good head for heights is necessary, the trail takes you up to over 8,000 ft for some truly spectacular views. A trail for adventurous riders who want to explore the wild-life filled mountains off the beaten track.
This wonderful, active riding adventure takes you right into the heart of Cappadocia national park. The unique moon-like landscape with its geological wonders of fairy chimneys, lush green canyons and vast high plateaux will take your breath away. Visit the famous underground cave villages full of history and experience the second to none Anatolian hospitality.
Experience the magical land of Galicia in northern Spain, surrounded by forest, rivers, cliffs and cozy stone villages. Let the cliffs around Loiba and Estaca de Bares impress you. Ride the unique trails around the river Sor with it’s restored mills, and discover the local forests called “fragas”, governed by century-old chestnuts.
For lovers of horses and wine, visit the region of Champagne where you can canter across scenic vineyards, through rural French villages and sip champagne in Epernay after a day’s riding. This trail is a fascinating exploration of French wine production, excellent riding terrain and historical sites.
The great castles of the Loire Valley are arguably among the finest legacies history has left us. Chenonceau, Cheverny, and Chaumont are outstanding examples of the tremendous flowering of French culture and can be visited on this seven night trail ride starting in Montrichard and ending in Pontlevoy. You will journey across the Loire Valley, stopping at its majestic renaissance castles en route. Beautiful scenery, responsive horses and great food and wine, this is the ideal trail for lovers of French history, culture and architecture.
Experience the magic of Montana where the rivers are cool, the air is crisp, and the sun feels good on your face. At 5000’ in elevation, Circle Bar Ranch hosts the best of Montana’s weather. The 520 acres sit at the base of the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest allowing guests to explore the mountains by horseback, fish for trout in cascading streams, hike to see the bountiful wildlife, or follow a mule train for overnight stays in a mountain cabin. There is enough time to do it all!
This short break takes small groups of experienced riders along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Pick up the pace on breathtaking sandy beaches, explore sea and off-shore islands and discover hidden mountain tracks on board responsive and willing Irish-bred horses. The ideal way to spend a long weekend and a fantastic introduction to riding in Ireland. Evenings are spent in the lively town of Westport where you can experience traditional Irish hospitality.
The Clew Bay Trail Ride takes small groups of experienced riders along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way through new and ever-changing landscapes of small villages, breathtaking sandy beaches, sea and off-shore islands, country lanes, mountain tracks and local heritage sites, stopping for a picnic along the way.
Short on time? Take a look at the Clew Bay Short Break.
A fantastic adventure which allows you to cross Sicily on horseback, from the north to the south coast. This trail offers unparalleled immersion in Sicily’s complex history and agricultural heritage, its magic and its legends.
Ride in the beautiful Extremadura region of Spain over 5 days, starting in the lovely town of Trujillo, following the trail east to the Villuercas Geopark (UNESCO) and staying in picturesque villages on route. Travel through the Villuercas Mountains with it’s spectacular panoramic views, canter through green pastures (Dehesa), and observe the abundance of wildlife native to this area.
Discover the annual Mexican Cristo Rey pilgrimage on horseback. Since 1956, each year in January, devout Mexican Catholics have followed the hoofprints of martyrs through the desert to the foot of a 23-metre statue of Cristo Rey. Started in 1956, the horseback pilgrimage takes place every year in the month of January as a sign of faith and devotion. Almost 4000 Mexican riders will come from all over Mexico. During the ride, you will join local riders and form a procession to the mount of Cristo Rey. You will share with them their traditions, their gastronomy, their music and their beliefs, all on horseback through the rural roads, mountains and villages.
Explore a hidden side of Croatia on this week-long break in the Dalmatian mountains. You’ll be riding in an area of Croatia rarely visited by tourists where you can enjoy delicious homemade food and wine, explore sleepy villages and natural wonders on horseback. The trail takes you on winding, ancient Roman roads and cattle paths through gentle slopes and wide valleys; this is ideal horse-riding country. There are plenty of opportunities for long canters through flower meadows and over the six days you’ll experience Croatian hospitality first-hand staying at your hosts’ welcoming and friendly family ranch.
Move hundreds of Scottish Highland cattle over the vast Dartmoor landscape on well-trained Quarter horses with accommodation in a traditional Dartmoor inn or hotel. A rare chance for confident riders to join the UK’s only cattle drive.
Ride through the stunning Moroccan desert on sure-footed Berber-Arabians, crossing varied and interesting terrain and spending your nights at a comfortable bivouac camp. During the trail you will visit villages, ride through palm groves and cross the Oued Draa river which provides a lifeline for the watermelons and date palms growing nearby.
For over 90 years this 600 acre family guest ranch has provided authentic western ranch holidays for all levels of rider. Nestled in its own private mountain valley in Colorado, the ranch promises an exciting week under the backdrop of big mountains and starry skies. Explore the vast Colorado backcountry on one of the Quarter horses crossing creeks, passing hot springs and climbing through the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The ranch suits adults and children alike and is considered a fantastic family destination where guests of any age and ability can enjoy ranch life, adult only weeks are also offered.
Escape into the stunning landscapes of Egypt on this exhilarating riding holiday. Galloping at the Pyramids of Giza and camping in the desert in Luxor are experiences you’ll never forget! Visit the ancient temples on horseback, ride in the Theban Mountains and enjoy a sunset dinner cruise on the Nile.
On this trip you will follow the Erling Strom Trail, a path forged through the dense Banff forests by renowned explorer Erling Strom in the early 1900s.
Ride on deserted beaches, over shifting sand dunes through tropical palm groves, and protected wetlands while you spot shipwrecks and marine life such as dolphins, whales and seals on this diverse riding expedition across Uruguay. Further inland, you’ll ride with the gauchos and practise your cattle driving skills at traditional estancias on Criollo horses before relaxing in the evening with excellent food and wine. An undiscovered gem in the heart of Latin America.
Ride the ancient Etruscan pathways and discover this little visited corner of Southern Tuscany. Canter across breath-taking mountain pastures, follow the banks of the river Fiora and find your way through the area’s mysterious sunken roads cut deep into the rock over 2,000 years ago.
Saddle Travel invites you to join us for two fantastic adventures; the Explorer Trail in Wales and the Blue Coast Trail in Turkey. A weekend away will give the group a chance to get to know each other before heading to the Dalaman area for a week of exciting riding.
The Explorer Trail starts and ends at Freerein HQ on the Welsh/English border in the Wye Valley. It is a fantastic two-day-getaway covering 30 miles, exploring the stunning landscape we are lucky enough to have right on our doorstep. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the green, rolling hills and heather swept moorlands with unbeatable views of the Black Mountains and Radnor Hills.
Discover Turkey’s Mediterranean southern coast where you’ll ride on beaches, through forests and across rivers on endurance-trained Arabs. As well as thrilling fast-paced riding there are boat trips across stunning lagoons, a visit to a turtle sanctuary and opportunities for swimming every day.
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 lengthy tapas lunches with time left to spend swimming or wandering around 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. A warm welcome, fun atmosphere, well schooled horses and fabulous riding complete this fantastic week.
Looking for a shorter getaway? Take a look at the Cadiz Coastal Trail.
This ride takes you through the tropical rainforests, cloud forests and mountainous landscapes of Costa Rica. Close to the Pacific coast, you’ll be staying in a comfortable hacienda high in the Montes de Oro (Golden Hills.) The hacienda itself boasts three waterfalls with natural pools perfect for swimming and each day you’ll head out on horseback into the surrounding rainforest. This destination offers intermediate riders onwards an idyllic combination of exotic jungle, fabulous riding on highly trained horses and outstanding wildlife.
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. This destination offers 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. This is a based stay at a comfortable ranch with a few hours riding each day. A wonderful opportunity to explore Rhodes in the saddle.
This four day adventure takes you along the Via Verde of Mallorca, in the heart of the Balearic islands. Stop off at sandy beaches, hidden coves and welcoming fincas along the way. An adventurous trail for experienced riders, able to enjoy a fast pace and a relaxed way of life. Spend your nights under the stars while exploring Mallorca’s national parks and diverse landscapes of mountains, cliffs, natural springs and forests on horseback.
Stay in a unique area of exceptional beauty with volcanic formations, green valleys and hot springs, riding on scenic routes in varied terrain. Participants stay at Hótel Eldhestar and ride in the area surrounding the farm. Discover the fast-flowing, glacial waters of the Ölfusá river and see the hot, geothermal streams of Reykjadalur. At the end of each day, you can enjoy a soak in the hot tub, a good dinner and comfortable accommodation.
This six night trail ride is perfect for small groups of experienced and adventurous riders, allowing you to explore some of the most spectacular scenery on the west coast of Ireland as well as your host’s private island. Explore quaint villages, sandy beaches and rocky coastline and immerse yourself in the lush splendour of the north west of Ireland known as the Wild Atlantic Way. This region packs as much scenery, myth and folklore into its borders as any visitor could hope for and you’ll be hosted by the O’Connor family who have lived here for generations.
This 9 day horseback adventure shows you the very best of Risaralda in the heart of the coffee triangle of Colombia. You will ride from the “green capital of Colombia” – Marsella, to the thermal springs of Santa Rosa. Traversing the Colombian Andes, an area rich in wildlife, you’ll pass coffee farms and endless breathtaking views. Enjoy nights around camp fires, soak in the therapeutic waters of the natural thermal hot pools and discover what makes this part of Colombia so special.
The Kjölur route is an ancient riding trail crossing Iceland’s uninhabited highland, intimately associated with many dramatic events in Icelandic history. Visit the popular attractions of Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir hot springs before heading to the interior of Iceland, passing glaciers, hot springs and the fascinating wilderness of the highlands.
Come and stay at a real working ranch. Lake Ranch covers 30,000 acres of the North-East region of Wyoming in the famous Black Hills, not far from Montana and South Dakota borders. The ranch has around 100 horses, 1200 cattle and an abundance of wildlife, including pronghorns, deers, raccoons, marmots, beavers and prairie dogs. Get stuck in with cattle work, visit local rodeos and enjoy trail rides in the vast wilderness surrounding the ranch.
This exciting itinerary in north west India combines five days of riding with wildlife spotting, camping in the desert wilderness and visiting the beautiful town of Udaipur and Kumbhalgarh Fort. Experience rural India at it’s best on expertly-trained Marwari horses. Start the trail high up in the Aravalli hills, before cantering across the wooded valleys and open plains to reach camp. Jeep safari is available for morning and evening leopard spotting. Ideal for intrepid travellers who want to experience a true trail riding adventure.
Los Potreros is an Argentine, family owned and run, working estancia which offers first class hospitality, traditional stylish rooms and a personalized programme for each of their guests. Meals are always hosted by one of the family and they delight in regaling riders with stories of local culture and history whilst enjoying together excellent local produce and top-notch wines. With characteristic Argentine style and warmth guests have a glimpse into estancia life.
Located on the outskirts of the traditional white village of Casarabonela, The Luxury Hacienda is a stunning rural retreat set in over 30000 sq metres of breathtaking Andalusian countryside. This picture perfect location provides the ideal starting point for your riding adventure! With the Guadalhorce valley littered with olive groves on one side and the beautiful mountainous Sierra de las Nieves Natural park on the other, whichever direction you ride in you can guarantee stunning scenery and unparalleled views.
Travel back in time to the ancient city of Thebes on this enchanting riding holiday. Ride, relax, and immerse yourself in the local culture and the magic of Luxor. Highlights include a visit to the Valley of the Kings, canters along sugar cane fields and a sunrise hot air balloon ride.
This is the ultimate riding safari through some of the most prolific wildlife areas in Africa. Home to one of the greatest natural spectacles on earth; the wildebeest migration where more than a million hungry wildebeest travel from Tanzania to Kenya’s Mara National Reserve alongside a few hundred thousand zebras and half a million gazelles, these safaris are characterised by the relaxed pace, luxurious camps and interaction and collaboration with the indiginous Maasai people. On this mobile tented safari you’ll ride alongside an abundance of wildlife such as lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, buffalo, giraffe and zebra, as well as huge numbers of plains game and birdlife.
Head to the tropical shores of Mozambique for arguably the world’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.
Ride through one of the most biodiverse mountain ranges in Europe on a one way, rather than circular ride, meaning that you get to travel further, explore more and finish close to Greece. Explore the hidden valleys and rare rock formations found only in this remote region of pristine lakes, evergreen forests and mountain scenery.
Bulgaria is truly unspoilt and is a destination not to be missed by those wishing to explore lush scenery on fit and forward-going horses.
One of the most challenging trail rides in the world. Fast riding across 400km taking in the wide open spaces of the Namib desert, the highlands and semi-desert sheep farms, through mountainous terrain and red sand dunes until finally reaching the Atlantic ocean. Camp in tents or sleep under the stars, this is an extreme riding experience for experienced riders craving a real adventure.
A 5 day riding trip over the festive season guided through Colombia’s coffee triangle with longtime Freerein guide Marc Noonan.
Fly out after Christmas and arrive in Colombia on the 27th December where you’ll be collected from the airport and whisked away to your hosts stunning colonial hacienda. Spent three days riding into the stunning foothills of the Colombian Andes. After the ride stay on at the ranch for a New Years Eve party complete with drinks, fireworks and dancing.
Visit a remote winter wonderland with a cosy hotel stay and the chance to witness the Northern Lights in the night sky. Spent three days riding the willing Icelandic horses on volcanic mountain slopes before relaxing in thermal swimming pools and watching the snow fall from the outdoor hot tub. The Icelandic winter is an incredibly special time to visit this region. This trail also includes a half day excursion by bus to take in the waterfalls, geysers and hot springs scattered across southern Iceland.
Head to the wilds of Kenya to join this unrivalled mobile horseback safaris amongst big game. Riding up close to elephants, lions and buffalo, or galloping with wildebeest and zebra are exhilarating experiences. If you are a rider, there is no better way to see Kenya than from the back of a horse. This safari takes you across the Masai Mara, Laikipia, and Amboseli, over 5-10 days with a mobile tented camp that moves with you, this is the epitome of what a true wildlife safari is all about.
This condensed riding trail shows you highlights of Morocco over 6 days, perfect for those who want to get away but are short on time.
This trail in the Extremadura region of Spain takes you through spectacular scenery and picturesque mountain villages, from the ‘Dehesa’ near Trujillo to the Villuercas UNESCO geopark. Ride fit and responsive Hispano-Arab horses over 5 days, enjoy long lunches in the countryside and sample the best of Spanish cuisine.
Fun, fast and exciting, polo is a competitive team sport that combines good horsemanship with tactics and ball skills. Los Potreros polo weeks allow you to try this fabulous game in a truly unique environment, whilst not breaking the bank at the same time. Argentina has the best polo players in the world and so what better place to start? If you have never tried it, we should warn you that polo is highly addictive, and it may be the start of an extremely expensive habit!
This tour offers long days in the saddle balanced by unforgettable cultural experiences for a well-rounded holiday, exploring Cairo before heading south to Luxor. Highlights will include a ride at the Pyramids of Giza, desert camping with your horses, a boat trip on the Nile and swimming with your horse. Ride forward-going horses through the desert and take in the incredible sights of this ancient land.
This residential week offers guests the opportunity to discover one of the most beautiful and unspoilt parts of Sicily from the comfort of your host’s country house on the north coast, within the Madonie Natural Park. Guests will enjoy beautiful and varied riding, including visits to a local vineyard, nearby villages, the breathtaking north coast, and a taste of the high Madonie Mountains, not to mention delicious meals prepared using local produce and a true insight into Sicilian rural life.
The Rhodope is a mountain range which delights all senses with it’s crystal clean air, untouched areas of beauty, and incredible natural phenomenons formed thousands of years ago.
Famous for their magical villages and diverse and unspoiled nature, the Rhodope Mountains have kept the core values of the Bulgarian spirit throughout the centuries. It is a must-see for nature lovers!
Explore the highlands of Kerry with the majestic McGillycuddy Reeks, Ireland’s greatest mountain range as your backdrop. Ride on country lanes, mountain tracks through forests, over bogs and on the golden beaches. Journey on historic Celtic trails stopping for picnic lunches in breathtaking landscapes, it’s easy to see why this trail has been named one of the World’s Greatest Horse Treks by CNN Travel. Accommodation in local hotels/b&Bs in traditional Irish villages and small towns.
Sit back and enjoy the incredible panoramic views
Ride the ancient paths of the Gredos Mountains on this true trail ride across central Spain. Travel west following the Tormes river valley, through breathtaking landscapes which differ each day – from medieval villages full of history, to the tops of rocky mountains, to stunning valleys. An unmissable adventure!
This three day, two night trail ride starts and ends at Freerein HQ on the Welsh/English border in the Wye Valley. It is a fantastic, varied three days covering 45 miles, exploring the best of the Radnor Hills. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the green, rolling hills, ancient farmlands and heather swept moorlands with unbeatable views of the Black Mountains and Radnor Hills.
Travel between two UNESCO World Heritage Sites on the ancient silver route in Mexico. Encounter an unseen, forgotten Mexico; colonial cities, majestic shrines, and traditional rural communities, all while following the old Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, a 2.500 long trade route used to transport silver. Take in the beautiful natural landscapes of oak forests, mountains passes and wildlife-filled floodplains and discover 500 years of history, through cobbled streets little changed in centuries and an indigienous culture rarely glimpsed by outsiders.
Experience true Albania with the best local cuisine, history and hospitality. This trail follows in the tracks of Ilirian King Skerdilajd, on his way to conquer Kaonia 2,300 years ago. Experience unspoilt nature, colourful culture and welcoming people while riding reliable, strong horses. Wind your way through a variety of landscapes combining mountain climbing, river crossings, woods and the beach. You will find ancient ruins, castles, churches and monasteries sitting adjacent to the bunkers and military infrastructure from communist past.
Create your perfect trip with a completely bespoke itinerary at this 24,000 acre wildlife ranch. Sosian Lodge is a ranch house which has been beautifully restored to accommodate up to 14 people. Four double cottages are dotted throughout the gardens, against a backdrop of Mt Kenya with views for miles over the Laikipia Plateau. This is true unspoilt Africa. The lodge has a beautiful swimming pool, plus a tennis court, organic vegetable garden and a stable yard of 30 safari horses. The list of safari activities available is extensive and the ranch lies at an altitude of 5500ft, which makes for a perfect climate, with no record of malaria.
Get completely off-grid and spend a week exploring the iconic high country stations of the South Island in deepest New Zealand. Stay in basic shearers huts or tents and gain an insight of how life works on these remote sheep and cattle stations. This is an adventurous participatory ride and you will be involved in the daily work of looking after the horses and setting up camp on the trip.
A progressive ride around Dartmoor staying at different B&B’s and hotels each night. A unique riding adventure, you’ll enjoy fabulous horse riding across the Dartmoor landscape on high quality, forward going Quarter horses. You’ll be guided through incredible scenery, past prehistoric settlements, neolithic stone circles, ancient tin mines and beautiful forestry, this trail is a real showcase of Dartmoor’s natural beauty.
Get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life with this based stay riding holiday at a family run ranch in Herzegovina. Enjoy daily rides surrounded by nature, wildlife and forests, and then relax in the evenings at the comfortable guest house which has a swimming pool for you to enjoy during your stay. Open year round, this holiday caters for intermediate to experienced riders, but beginners can also be accommodated on request.
The Thracian Valley with its picturesque rose and lavender fields, combined with world class frescos and monasteries, offers an unparalleled riding experience. Ride past ancient Thracian and Roman ruins, taste delicious wines, canter across the endless open spaces of this region and at the end of the day treat yourself at the spa. Ideal for those wishing to combine a riding holiday with a bit of pampering.
Discover one of the most beautiful regions of France on this varied trail, beginning in the Luberon natural regional park before reaching the Colorado Provencal and the lavender fields. Enjoy the scents and colours of Drôme Provence and ride through stunning and varied landscapes to the sound of cicadas.
This four day, three night trail ride starts and ends at Freerein HQ on the Welsh/English Border in the Wye Valley. This is an incredible journey covering 70 miles, exploring the heart of Mid-Wales along unmarked tracks and trails through wild, remote hills and valleys, staying overnight at country inns and family run B&B’s along the way. The route is steeped in mystery and historic tales, dating back to the 1st Century.
Take a step back in time at this working cattle guest ranch amid the rugged mountains and deserts of Arizona. This destination offers a true western experience; the ranch is set up like an 1800s frontier town and caters for riders of all levels with a variety of horses and trails. Children are welcome and evening entertainment is provided every night. The ideal trip for those who want to experience the western cowboy lifestyle as seen in the films! Riders can even ride into the local town of Tombstone and hitch up their horse to the local saloon.
Ride through the stunning mountain range of Serra de Tramuntana which covers an area of 1067 square kilometres and extends over a length more than 90km.
The term Tramuntana means “the north on the compass rose” in Catalan – this not only relates to the location of the mountain range in the northwest of Mallorca but also to the cool north wind that blows over the mountains. Nature has created wild gorges and more than 50 peaks that are over 1000m above sea level, and Serra de Tramuntana was added to the World Heritage list in 2011.
Travel on horseback from Extremadura to the Gredos Mountains following the ‘Cañadas Reales’, a thousand year old route used by cattlemen who still practice transhumance to this day.
The Tuli Safari is an adventure that covers a distance of over 120 miles and enjoys long extended canters across the open land. Traversing the Mopane savannah and stunning river valleys, with accommodation in three unique and beautiful camps, each with distinct design and character.
This short break in Tuscany is ideal if you want to get away for some relaxation and riding but are short on time. Explore the charm of this region, crossing vast, unspoiled territory, riding through beautiful nature, lakes, villages, castles, palaces and archeological sites. The castle offers a perfect location for an authentic country holiday in the south of Tuscany, where you can explore neighbouring historic towns of Orvieto, Sorano, Pitigliano and Bolsena.
A short break staying at an Icelandic horse farm and spending three days riding exploring the fascinating volcanic mountains nearby. Ride over moss-covered lava fields and into a unique area of exceptional beauty with volcanic formations, green valleys and hot springs. Visit the hidden Valley of the Horses and ride along the Jórukleif range of mountains before continuing to the largest lake in Iceland. Discover forests with steaming hot springs and waterfalls before taking a dip in the warm, geothermal river in Reykjadalur Valley. For all levels.
Discover the southern parts of Jordan on horseback where the rugged nature is breathtakingly beautiful. The natural wonder of Wadi Rum is one of the most impressive desert landscapes in the world. This echoing and colourful desert is a true paradise for nature lovers. Ride over the mountainous area around Petra with stunning views of the desert and enjoy long canters across the vast sand plains. Spend the evenings at camp sitting around a campfire, tasting delicious Arabic dishes and soaking in the quietness of the desert under starlit skies.
Discover Cuba’s unique cultural heritage on this trail through the Green Province. An extraordinarily fertile land and valley, used to produce the Habanos Cuban cigars, the lush and tropical vegetation in the region is also home to stunning mountainous landscapes and jungle-covered hills. This is a slow-paced ride for novice riders onwards who want to appreciate the culture and scenery from horseback. There is live music on many of the nights and riders can enjoy the Cuban hospitality, sleeping in the guajiros (field workers) farms, having lunch together and drinking and dancing with the locals.
Discover the Southwestern charm of Arizona and the saguaro-dotted deserts of Tucson at this family ranch in the foothills of the Tucson Mountains and neighbouring Saguaro NAtional Park.. Just 70 miles north of the Mexican border, this is a fabulous slice of the American West with a real frontier feel. With 3000 acres to explore and varied riding itineraries there is something to suit all levels at this friendly and welcoming ranch.
As well as riding there are tennis courts, swimming pools, hiking opportunities and rodeo demonstrations. Ideal for both families with children as well as single travellers the ranch is renowned for its warm welcome, Wild-West heritage, and the spectacular, unspoiled landscape of the Sonoran Desert.
Explore the rugged, unspoilt, natural beauty of the Wild Coast of South Africa. A malaria- free area, the Wild Coast offers an unparalleled riding experience over rocky headlands, through the rolling hills of the former homeland of the Transkei and along vast tracts of empty golden beaches. This is not called the most spectacular beach riding in the world for nothing – the riding is quite simply, fantastic.
Discover Portugal’s wild side on this trail through the Peneda Geres national park where you can spot eagles, deer and even wolves. Look out for one of the last species of wild horses in Europe: the Garranos, who roam these remote mountains in herds. This northernmost area of Portugal is peppered with hidden valleys, hilltop villages and prehistoric rock art, while tangled woods envelop ancient castles and forts.
Experience this epic trail which crosses the greenest and wildest parts of Sicily, setting off from the eastern Madonie Mountains and crossing the wooded Nebrodi Mountains to arrive at Mount Etna, one of the world’s most active volcanoes.
Experience winter in the South of Albania. This trail combines 4 horse riding days in a changing landscape of valleys, hills, small forests and rivers, with another 2 days of culture, hospitality, monuments, thermal baths, archaeological sites and Ionian coasts. This trail offers real moments in the saddle and some dynamic off road experiences to explore the very unspoiled parts of the South. Riders can interact, participate and live part of the Albanian local life.
Travel back in time and follow the mediaeval Zagoria caravan pathways into the land of myths and tales. Your ride will pass through ancient ruins, medieval villages with their churches, and unique stone bridges built during the period of Ali Pasha.
Horse Riding Holidays Worldwide
Saddletravel.com brings you the finest riding holidays from around the globe. We have an incredible selection of riding holidays to choose from and something to suit everyone’s taste. Discover the endless beaches of South Africa’s Wild Coast and tölt across the rugged tundra of Iceland. Travel back in time by riding the ancient caravan paths of Albania and canter beside the giraffes and zebras through the African bush in Botswana. Ride around the rim of one of mount Etna’s many craters or join the local Bedouins on a gallop across the Wadi Rum desert in Jordan.
We are a small and friendly team of professionals passionate about trail riding and have searched all over the world to bring our customers the best riding holidays worldwide. We pride ourselves with offering high quality riding holidays, all tried and tested by us, with trustworthy providers at each destination.
Ride through untouched nature on long-forgotten historic paths and uncover the secrets of remote parts of the world where no motorised vehicle can access. Form a true bond with your horse as they take you across the roughest of terrain and on the most exhilarating of canters. Riding at its best!
Spring into the saddle and let your horse take you to your next riding holiday adventure. What better way to explore the world than from a back of a horse?