Escorted Trips – 2011 | Far and Ride

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Escorted Trips – 2011

Escorted Riding Holidays for 2011.

Far and Ride now have four escorted riding holidays arranged for 2011 (so far!) and these are ideal for the single traveller. ‘Escorted’ means that you are accompanied by a member of staff from the Far and Ride office, ensuring that you have good (or so we like to think!) company. It also helps to encourage bookings from other single travellers so that you can make up a good group and find new friends who share your passion for riding and horses. We’d love to have you along to ride with us!

So far for 2011:

A photo by our client Sonya3rd – 11th September, Nature Park Trail, Sicily.

This trail will be escorted by Sarah – [email protected]

This new horseback riding journey will surprise even the most seasoned equestrian with its beauty, as you ride through four Sicilian parks: the Madonie, Nebrodi, Etna and Alcantara. The itinerary from Cefalù to Taormina is characterised by an evocative landscape, a mixture of history, culture and traditions.

This particular trail date now also has an amazing 250 Euros discount so not only can you make new friends but you can save money on a fabulous trip too.

Riders for this trip should be of an intermediate standard and above, happy to ride at all paces in open countryside and to spend long hours in the saddle. During the trail rides, guests will be encouraged to care for their own horse.

Feedback: “The trail was wonderful. The wildflowers were out everywhere and the temperature in the hills was very comfortable. We were caught in a hail storm one afternoon but that just made for more good stories and laughs. My boots are still drying out. Giuseppe did a great job of organizing everything and Luciano, our guide, was very considerate and observant to our and the horses’ needs.” – Sonya


A beach ride during sunset17th – 24th September, Ranch Stay and Trail Combination Week, Morocco.

This trip will be escorted by Holly – [email protected]

This trip is the ideal holiday for single travellers looking to make new friends and enjoy some fantastic riding on beaches and in the mountains, experiencing a variety of riding terrain. The programme is based around the first three days at the ranch, riding out from there twice a day, followed by a three day trail ride into the mountains where we will camp. This is a special programme which has added extras such as massages, dinner on the beach and a visit to a local town included, as well as a guaranteed sunset or moonlight beach ride. The final night of the trip is spent back at the ranch where you can relax before departure.

As this is a tailor made programme designed by Holly herself (like the programme on the website but altered), it’s your one opportunity to combine great riding with plenty of pre-arranged extras.

Riders for this trip should be of an intermediate standard and above, happy to ride at all paces in open countryside and to spend long hours in the saddle. During the trail rides, guests will be encouraged to care for their own horse.

Feedback: “Our holiday was relaxing yet exhilarating. We rode forward-going horses at pace, as well as gently, through marvellous scenery. Back at the ranch we ate like kings and enjoyed the glorious sunshine. The holiday was perfect – our holiday checklist was met and exceeded, it was wonderful. My favourite memory can only be a setting sun, 8km of open sand and the Atlantic Ocean breaking next to my galloping horse.” – Adele


Paul the guide in Wales14th – 17th October, Long Weekend, Wales.

This trip will be escorted by Holly – [email protected]

This long weekend begins on a Friday night with trail riding in the stunning Brecon Beacons on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, with departure late Monday afternoon. The perfect quick getaway and within a few hours drive of London. Pub lunches are an added bonus! Some days you might ride up to 20 miles and these fantastic Welsh cobs are sure to teach you a thing or two about hill climbing. Everyone participates in catching, grooming and tacking up their allocated horse before a few useful tips are provided to help you make the most of riding amidst this stunning scenery.

Riders for this long weekend should be of a strong novice standard and above, happy at walk, trot and canter in open countryside and in good physical health to deal with riding over hilly terrain. This is a lovely introduction to trail riding whilst also remaining fun for those with more experience and the group can be divided by ability if required.

Feedback: “I had a great time in Wales! Dream horse, amazing scenery, great food and a warm and friendly family to go back to at the end of the day. What more can you ask for? I would highly recommend it… and I will definitely be going back!” – Charlotte


Rider in the Jordanian desert3rd – 12th November, Petra to Wadi Rum Trail (10 Day Tour), Jordan.

This trip will be escorted by Sarah – [email protected]

This is an amazing 10 day tour of Jordan from Petra to the Wadi Rum. Discover the breathtaking scenery of “Lawrence of Arabia” from the back of a beautiful Arab horse. The nature in Jordan is very diverse, breathtakingly beautiful and rugged. This horse ride takes you from the mountainous area of Petra to the vast sand plains and steep formations of Wadi Rum. The trip combines 6 days of desert riding with sightseeing such as a visit to the Dead Sea.

The hosts in Jordan offer you a combination of international experience, local influence, a high standard of quality and warm hospitality. Your hosts have a great passion for this country and for horses and wish to share all its wonders and beauty in such a way that Jordan leaves an unforgettable impression in your mind and heart. There is a selection of lovely horses. Some are pure Arabian and the rest have Arabian blood in them. They are all well behaved and they enjoy working.

If you’d like to join this trip then you need to be a strong and confident intermediate or experienced rider. Good physical health is required to deal with the demands of the trail, the potential heat and the long canters.

Feedback: “A breathtaking experience where no detail was left to chance. I enjoyed the striving for excellence and the company’s really genuine passion for equestrian tourism. I was astonished by the loving and caring manner with which the horses were accurately treated.” – Patrizia

If you are considering joining one of these trips but don’t know which to choose, you can email us at [email protected] or give us a call on 01462 701110.

Come and join us for one of these fabulous holidays. We look forward to riding with you!


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