Ruta de Oro

8 Days  |  £2349pp

Colombia ( Best airport: Pereira)

Riding in the hoof prints of “El Libertador” Simon Bolivar. The trail covers over 100 miles of extremely varied terrain, passing alongside mountains and rivers, traversing lush ravines, open grasslands and past extinct volcanos.

The Riding

Discover the best of this beautiful area, a world heritage site, an area rich in culture and with a landscape that lends itself to horseback travel.

Over six days you and your horse will pass breath-taking scenery and enjoy nights around campfires, under starlit skies and truly experience what this incredible part of the world has to offer.

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.

The Horses

The horses used on this trail are of variety of breeds, such as Appaloosas, Criollos, Paso Finos, Quarter horses, American Paint horses and Percherons. All horses are hand-picked and trained to respond to both English and Western riding styles.

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.

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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, luxury yurts, farms 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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Itinerary

Ruta de Oro

8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
£2349pp

Riders must be prepared to share accommodation during two nights of the trail.

International flights

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 8.

Price Includes
  • 6 full days of riding
  • Trail riding horse, Spanish/Western tack and saddlebags
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfasts
  • Lunches
  • Evening meals
  • Local wine and beer with evening meal
  • Refreshments
  • Airport transfers
  • Services of guide
Price Excludes
  • Flights
  • Tips

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20th August 2020 - 6 Saddles Available - £2349pp
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