Greek Island Escape

8 Daysย  |ย  From ยฃ915pp

Greece ( Best airport: Rhodes, Greece)

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.

The Riding

The riding here is all Western style with a focus on natural horsemanship and a very relaxed atmosphere for both horses and riders. You will be given a short lesson before riding out as an introduction to riding Western if you haven’t done it before.

The riding here is not particularly fast, much of the terrain is hilly, however there are a few opportunities each ride for trots and canters on board the ranchโ€™s responsive, willing and kind horses. The focus is more on a relaxing few hours in the saddle exploring the island rather than speed.

Level of Riding and Fitness

Riders should be comfortable riding at walk, trot and canter for this ride but novices are very welcome if able to canter for short periods. Riders usually help with grooming and saddling their own horse although help is provided if required. This holiday has shorter hours than many of our other trails with between 3-4 hours riding per day. For those travelling as a family with children there are two ponies available for riding around the ranch, to head out on the trail the minimum age is 12.

Guides and Group Size

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.

The Horses

There is a real ranch of horses at this ranch from purebred miniature Shetlands for smaller guests to 16hhThoroughbreds and many crossbreeds between Arravani, Arab, Andalusian, Appaloosa, Mustang, Murgese and Haflinger.

The tack used is Western and the horses are trained in neck reining and natural horsemanship techniques.

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Accommodation and Dining

You’ll be staying in a traditional guesthouse with simple whitewashed rooms, a short distance from the ranch inself and close to the village of Laerma. Transfer to/from the ranch each day is included although we recommend hiring a car for this holiday so that you can explore the many ancient treasures of Rhodes when not riding. Bath towels are provided but you will need to bring your own beach towel if you want to hit the beach.

Youโ€™ll certainly be discovering the joys of Greek food at this destination. All meals are included at this destination and make use of fresh, local and in-season produce from small suppliers. Meals are usually served in the dining room at your accommodation but some evenings your hosts may take you to a local taverna for dinner instead. One drink per person (beer, wine or soft drink) is included in the price.

A typical Greek breakfast usually consists of a wide variety of bread, pastry, fruits, and Greek yogurt with tea or coffee. A light lunch is served at midday this could be a homemade vegetable stew or casserole, served with staple sides of cheese, bread, salad, and wine.The main meal of the day is dinner and this could be moussaka, spanakopita or a myriad of other delicious Greek dishes all served with large sharing platters.

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Itinerary

Greek Island Escape

8 days / 7 nights / 5 days riding
ยฃ915pp

Single occupancy ยฃ130

Flights & Airport transfers

Do not book flights until you have received the Booking confirmation email from saddletravel.com.

Please plan your flights to/from as follows:

Arrivals and departures can be at any time. The ranch is around a 1 hour 30 minute drive from the airport.

Price Includes
  • Full board accommodation in twin or double rooms,
  • Breakfasts
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Drink with dinner (wine or beer)
  • 8 hours of riding on 5 days
  • Local transfers
Price Excludes
  • International flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Additional drinks
  • Extra activities

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