Jewel of Risaralda Trail
Colombia ( Best airport: Pereira)
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.
Level of Riding and Fitness
This ride is suitable for intermediate and experienced riders. All riders should be confident and in control while cantering out in the open and over uneven ground. The pace of the ride is moderate with trots and canters where the terrain allows faster riding.
A good level of riding fitness is required as you’ll be spending 5-8 hours in the saddle each day.
Weight limit: 90kg / 14.1 stone
Guides and Group Size
You will be guided by Marc, a member of the Long Riders’ Guild, and his local guides who come with a wealth of knowledge and experience of the area.
Maximum number of riders on a group is 6.
Tack and Riding Equipment
The tack is Western/Spanish style. The saddles are tailored and hand-made specially for trail riding.
Grooming and tacking up is optional.
Accommodation and Dining
First and last night of the trail will be spent in a stunning 150-year-old Colonial home where you can unwind by the pool. During the trail you’ll be staying in comfortable country guest houses, glamping resorts, luxury farm houses and haciendas.
All meals and drinks are included in the cost of the trail. This includes breakfast, lunch and evening meal with refreshments and drinks in the evening (wine and local beer available). While staying in Filandia and Solento, the dinner is served in a local restaurant.
Allergies and special dietary requirements can be catered with advance notice.
Luggage will be transported by car between overnight stops.
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Jewel of Risaralda Trail
9 days / 8 nights / 6 days riding
Riders must be prepared to share accommodation during two nights of the trail.
Do not book flights until you have received the Booking confirmation email from saddletravel.com.
Generally, any arrival time and any departure time are possible. Most people tend to arrive at Pereira early in the morning on Day 1 of their holiday and depart after breakfast on Day 9.
- 6 full days of riding
- Trail riding horse, Spanish/Western tack and saddlebags
- Evening meals
- Local wine and beer with evening meal
- Airport transfers
- Services of guide