Escorted Trips for 2014 | Far and Ride

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Escorted Trips for 2014

Escorted Rides – ‘Ride with us!’

Every year we run a number of ‘escorted trips’ when one of us from the Far and Ride office joins a riding holiday. These trips are ideal for single travellers who are looking to join a like-minded group and they are a wonderful way to travel with peace of mind, make friends and enjoy great horse riding around the world.

In 2014 we have already been to Egypt and Botswana with a Croatia trip soon approaching. We have a few rides still available this year and if you are interested to join us then please get in touch for more information – we’d love to ride with you!

If you are a single traveller and unable to make one of the trips below, don’t despair. We have a number of riding holidays suitable for you and we can often match you up with others in the same boat.

For 2015 we have plans to ride in India, Kenya and Iceland, amongst other places! We’ll update you about those trips as soon as they are confirmed.

NB. None of our prices include flights or travel insurance but of course we can help you to organise these. Please just get in touch.


7th – 14th June 2014 (NOW FULLY BOOKED)
Land and Sea Trail, Magic of Istria, Croatia
Escorted by Holly (

This is a new trail programme for 2014, though we have been working with Petar in Istria for several years now. It is an extremely affordable ride through an area which is a real secret treasure and often overlooked by holiday makers. Petar is a talented horseman and he enjoys sharing the beauty of Istria with his guests. As well as plenty of riding this programme also includes visit to a fascinating cave site, a session of wine tasting and an afternoon in the seaside town of Rovinj. Plus, if the weather is good, you can swim with the horses in the sea!

Approx £725 per person (including Pula airport transfers).

Swimming with the horses in Istria, Croatia


6th – 13th September 2014 (ONE SPACE REMAINING)
Valley of the Bear Trail, Molise, Italy
Escorted by Holly (

Holly rode this trail in August 2010 and is heading out there again in 2014 as back-up guide! This is a relaxed western trail through some wonderful scenery. The trail is accompanied by delicious Italian food, simple but really fresh and tasty. Lunchtimes usually consist of bread, salami, cheese and delicious local white wine, all followed by a snooze in the sunshine! There are long riding hours involved but as long as you are fit, it is really quite manageable and a great first week trail. It is not a fast ride, due to the terrain, but features some lovely long canters and interesting climbs. You should be happy to ride at walk, trot and canter, spend long hours in the saddle and to tackle tricky slopes on horseback (all in a western saddle… very comfy!). Holly’s favourite part is the two nights spent in their remote mountain cottage where there is no electricity. Water for the shower is heated by the fire and you wash, eat and chat by candlelight. Last time she slept outside with the dogs and horses, a very special experience.

£835 per person.

The group out riding in the beautiful Italian countryside


4th – 11th October 2014
Cefalu to Etna Trail, Sicily
Escorted by Holly (

An enchanting ride which will surprise the most seasoned equestrian with its beauty and the scenery which changes everyday. The trail leads you through four Sicilian nature parks: the Madonie, Nebrodie, Etna and Alcantara and it combines evocative landscapes with a taste of the island’s history, culture and tradition, not to mention the delicious cuisine! This is a trail for experienced riders as there are long hours in the saddle, areas of fast riding and some challenging terrain to be covered. You may choose between an English or Western saddle according to your experience and preferences. Holly can’t wait to see famous Mt Etna for herself and to ride the lower slopes on horseback!

Approximately £1270 per person (including Palermo airport transfers).


Don’t forget that if you are a loyal customer and have booked with us in the last two years, you will receive a 5% discount on the listed holiday prices.

Looking forward to riding with you!

For information about our other riding holidays, please see our website: Far and Ride.


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