Riding Holidays - 3-days trail
Short Equestrian Break
Guided 3-days hack
This riding holiday combines beach riding with an amazing 3-days hack, making it the perfect choice for those who like a short equestrian break. "Flying" gently over the beach in combination with exploring some of Crete's outstanding nature sights. Consider this as an invitation for a truly unforgettable riding holiday.
With a total of 17 riding hours, this holiday is suitable for good intermediate riders - able to control a horse during walking and trotting in the outdoors - and advanced riders, who will definitely enjoy some lovely gallops! (Separate groups)
Choose the dates that are the most convenient for you.
Guaranteed departure starting from 2 persons.
Price per person in Euro
In twin room: 574.-
Single supplement: + 50.-
Day 1: From the stables we head downhill to the beach for our rendezvous with the long sandy beach of Georgioupoli, giving opportunity for some amazing (slow) gallops. A real adrenaline rush! Mainly over country roads and through olive groves we then set way to the beautiful green blue lake of Kournas. With the surrounding mountains reflected in the lake, this little paradise makes a perfect location for lunch at a local restaurant. We discover the lake by paddle boat and around 16.00 we'll 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. Dinner at a local restaurant and night spent in Argiroupoli.
Hours riding: 5, morning (2.5) & late afternoon (2.5), large lunch break, small stop during the ride.
Day 2: Continuing on our trip, we ride through the village of Kato Poros which has been renovated in traditional style and the fun continues along shady dirt tracks through unspoiled countryside. At the old village of Nisi we enjoy a short stop to visit an ancient olive oil factory and riding gently up-and downhill we make way to Moundros where a nice Greek coffee waits for us. This magnificent trail leads us to the tiny villages of Ano Malaki and Kato Malaki, where we'll stop for a picnic. With our batteries recharged we'll ride through the small mountain plateau of Potamia which is an oasis of plane trees and springs. Nature pure! Getting lost in the panoramic views along the way, we'll reach the old Venetian settlement of Ano Valsamonero. Mainly over shady dirt tracks we follow the riverbed down to Kalonyktis, a village styled with traditional architecture and Venetian buildings including a mill. From there we head down to Agios Konstantinos where we'll spend the night.
Hours riding: 6.5, morning (3.5) & late afternoon (3), lunch break + small stops during the ride.
Day 3: Setting way through rural landscapes down to the Chapel of the Five Virgins and the 2000 year old plantain tree towards Karoti, followed by another off road adventure to Episcopi and further downhill to Petres for a delicious lunch at a stylish beach restaurant. For those who can't get enough of Crete's outstanding natural beauty, there is also a short visit to the Gorge of Petres where we walk through the riverbed to a private waterfall spa. Plenty of time left for sunbathing and swimming in the sea with the horses. Afterwards the accent is on beach riding: from Petres back to Georgioupoli in the late afternoon until sunset. The night is spent in the picturesque village of Georgioupoli, where we round off this amazing and unforgettable trip.
Hours riding: 5; morning (2.5) & late afternoon (2.5), large lunch break, some small stops during the ride.
The 2 nights on the trail ride are spent in clean traditional rooms with private bathroom and A/C.
Continental breakfast (*2), lunch (*3) and dinner (*2) during the trail ride are included.
Drinks are at your expense.
For reservations and possible questions do not hesitate to contact Kristi. German, English, French and Dutch spoken.