Zoraïda's Horse-Riding
Kavros - Crete - Greece







German
Riding Holidays - 5-days trail - Unguided Trail
7 days, 5 days riding - Cretan Discovery Trail

For whom?

This is the perfect choice for those looking for a soft trail ride, with plenty of time left for relaxation and sunbathing.
Lovely & varied scenery, spiked up with genuine Cretan hospitality and a delicious Cretan cuisine.
Spread over 5 days, with a total of 28.5 riding hours. This concerns an unguided trail. A detailed road book and very clear road indications are available for a smooth ride. This holiday is only suitable for advanced riders able to take care of a horse by themselves.

When?

Choose those dates that are the most convenient for you! Guaranteed departure starting from 2 riders. Due to the heat this trail is not available during July and August.
For a guided version of this trail, please see below.

Riding Program

Day 1: Arrival and welcome. Free day. The night will be spent in Georgioupoli.

Day 2: Around 10.00 our horsey adventure will start mainly over dirt roads and through olive groves, we will ride up towards the village of Kournas. Making our way down to the lake, will give us the opportunity to admire its full beauty from a bird's eye view. The turquoise colours and the surrounding mountains guarantee you an absolutely amazing view. This little paradise makes a perfect location for lunch. We will discover the lake by paddle boat and around 15.00 we will head towards Kastelos and ride through the almost abandoned village of Patima, to reach the greenery of Argiroupoli village. This village is well known for its springs, ancient mills, avocados and associated products. Here we will spend the night.

Hours riding: 6, morning (2.5) & late afternoon (3.5), large lunch break, small stop during the ride.

Day 3: Around 08.00 we will ride through the village of Kato Poros which has been renovated in traditional style and the fun will continue along shady dirt tracks through unspoiled countryside. This magnificent trail will lead us to the village of Aghios Vasilios where we will have lunch and enjoy the open, panoramic views. After lunch, we will be heading for a completely different scenario: riding through the peaceful Kotsifou Gorge, surrounded by an impressive mountain plateau and enjoying splendid views over the Libyan Sea; making our way to the popular tourist village of Plakias where we will spend the night. Still plenty of time for a sunset swim in the sea or a stroll around town.

Hours riding: 6, morning (4) & late afternoon (2), lunch break, small stop during the ride.

Day 4: A day to recharge our batteries! Around 09.00 we will follow the coast line to Rodakino Beach while softly dreaming away in its roughness. The sound of the waves will be the song of the day and it will fulfill you with a sense of endlessness. Lunch and free time at Rodakino Beach. Possibility to swim with your horse! Around 16.00 we will head a bit further eastwards, overlooking the beauty of the nearby gorges towards Laki Beach, where we will spend the night. Also here the horse might invite you for a sunset swim...

Hours riding: 4, morning (2) & late afternoon (2), large lunch break.

Day 5: Today we will start crossing the island. From Laki Beach we will head northwards, riding trough the valleys towards the village of Mirokefala, well known for the beautiful church of Panagia Mirokefala. Lunch nearby. Riding all day in quiet, natural surroundings, admiring the pureness of nature and the simplicity of village life on Crete, will bring us back to evergreen Argiroupoli where we will spend the night.

Hours riding: 6, morning (4) & late afternoon (2), lunch break, small stop during the ride.

Day 6: Another off road adventure to Episcopi and then further downhill all the way to the beach. A perfect location to have a swim with the horses if the sea is calm enough. The horses will appreciate their lunch break in the shade while the riders will enjoy a delicious lunch at a beach tavern. Relaxing on this sandy beach is next until it is time to saddle up and round off this unforgettable trip with an amazing sun set beach ride. The night will be spent in the picturesque village of Georgioupoli.

Hours riding: 6.5, morning (3) & late afternoon (3.5), large lunch break, some small stops during the ride.

Day 7: Free time & departure.

Accommodation
Accommodation for 6 nights in a studio or hotel included. For a longer stay, please contact us to give you an exact price.

Food
Food & drinks are not included.
The daily transfer of your luggage and food drops for the horses are included.

Flight & hotel transfer
Flights are not included. However, the transfer from the Chania airport or Souda harbor, to and from the hotel, is included.
Transfers from Heraklion are subjected to a 50.- € surplus per person (both ways included).

Price per person in Euro
In twin room: 990.-
Single supplement: +105.-

For a guided version of this trail a minimum of 2 riders is required. In this case, the price will be 1.225 Euro per person.
Dates for 2018:
1st of April - 7th of April 2018
8th of May - 14th of May 2018
17th of May - 23rd of May 2018
23rd of June - 29th of June 2018
14th of September - 20th of September 2018

For reservations and possible questions do not hesitate to contact Kristy. German, English, French and Dutch spoken.