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Medieval Albanian Trails

Overview

Discover the mountainous landscapes of southern Albania on hardy local horses, whilst staying with local families and learning about their traditions and cultures. Follow ancient caravan routes or trails followed by pre-Roman armies to uncover ancient artefacts and ruined castles. The challenging l…

Highlights

  • Ride through amazing and untouched mountain scenery
  • Lots of whizzy canters and gallops to enjoy
  • Spend time with locals, learning about their culture
  • Visit ancient churches and fortresses along the way
  • Enjoy the challenge of the mountainous terrain

Essential Facts

  • 4 itineraries available
  • Max 12 riders per group
  • Average of 5 hours riding per day
  • Weight limit: 80kg / 176lbs / 12st 8lbs (King Skerdilajd) or 90kg / 198lbs / 14st 2lbs (Zagoria & Vjosa River).
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Description

Discover the mountainous landscapes of southern Albania on hardy local horses, whilst staying with local families and learning about their traditions and cultures. Follow ancient caravan routes or trails followed by pre-Roman armies to uncover ancient artefacts and ruined castles. The challenging landscape holds a wealth of beauty and wildlife as you get well off the beaten track.

The local horses are a mixture of Tarpan and Arab and ideally suited to the mountain landscape. Although small they are strong and tough. Living always outdoors in this rocky environment ensures they are sure-footed and trusting even across difficult terrain. For centuries these horses have been used by local inhabitants to pass through the mountains and transfer their livestock and bees from summer to winter pastures. During times of conflict and war, their horses transferred entire families to new villages. This breed was in existence in medieval times and even during the period of King Skerdilajd the breed was very similar.

Rides start from the town of Gjirokaster - known as the City of a Thousand Steps - which is a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2005. The town is surrounded by charming villages, Byzantine churches, ancient ruins and spectacular mountain landscapes with forests, rivers and wildlife.

A highlight of the trails is the opportunity to stay with local families in their traditional homes and sample homemade meals and chat to the families over dinner. Your luggage is transported each day by vehicle, whilst saddlebags carry what you may need during the day.

There are three trails to choose from; Zagoria - following caravan routes into the mountains east of Gjirokaster; King Skerdilajd - following the King's route over the mountains to the west of Gjirokaster to the coast and Vjosa River - a longer ride taking you deeper into the mountains east of the city. All have some very technical sections across challenging mountain paths. For this reason, you must be fit, active and not afraid of heights.

Far and Ride team member Natalie has ridden with our partners in Albania and will be more than happy to answer any questions you have about any of the rides.

Horses & Riding

Tack

English.

Horses

Albanian horses - a mixture of Tarpan and Arab.
Please note that the horses are small and cannot carry heavy riders or riders over 190cm.

Riding

There are 4 itineraries:

  • King Skerdilajd Trail is a trail ride
  • Zagoria Trail is a trail ride
  • Vjosa River Trail is a trail ride
  • Winter in Albania is a trail ride

Ages

The trail organisers do not have a set age limit, but we do not recommend these trails for riders under 12 unless very fit and competent.

Health

You need to be fit as there are times you need to lead your horse in mountainous terrain. It is also important that you are not afraid of heights.

Weight

80kg / 176lbs / 12st 8lbs (King Skerdilajd) or 90kg / 198lbs / 14st 2lbs (Zagoria & Vjosa River).

Food & Accommodation

Food

You will eat with the families who cook traditional, home-made meals for you. Breakfast consists of home-baked bread, butter, honey etc - all of which are locally produced. Lunch is a picnic out on the trail.

The families will produce their own meat and dairy products from their own stock as well as making olive oil and growing fruit and vegetables. On some trails it is also possible to eat fantastic seafood and special dishes such as byrek (cheese pie).

Every family will offer mountain tea, and the famous Albanian Raki and wines are also homemade.

Accommodation

It is not possible to request single accommodation and so you should be prepared to share both bedrooms and bathrooms - some of the bedrooms may have 3 or 4 beds in one room, so please come aware of this.

You spend the first and last night in a Babameto traditional house in the historical centre of Gjirokastra.

For the rest of the week you stay in different family houses in the villages you pass through. These are unique chances to mix with local families and experience their culture.

Itineraries

King Skerdilajd Trail Basic accommodation.

Zagoria Trail Standard accommodation.

Vjosa River Trail Tented / Standard accommodation.

Winter in Albania Standard accommodation.

Other Activities

These trails are not suitable for non-riders.

There are some long riding days and so you may not have the desire or time for other activities, however, plenty of interesting historical visits to monasteries and churches are included along the routes.

Travel

The nearest airport is Tirana. Direct flights from the UK are not possible every day and so you may need to arrive a day early and spend a night in Tirana before the ride. For example, British Airways fly direct on Saturdays and Tuesdays. Otherwise, there are many indirect flight options.

There are two transfers scheduled from Tirana airport: 12:00 (midday) and 15:00 pm. Your flight should arrive in time to meet either of these transfers, or you'll have to pay extra for a private transfer. If you arrive early to spend time in Tirana city then you need to make your way back to the airport for these transfers - city pick-up is not possible.

Your departure flight should leave no earlier than midday.

Private transfers from Tirana airport are also available outside of these set times and at an additional cost.

Alternatively, you can fly cheaply to the island of Corfu (with Ryan Air for example) and then take a boat across to Saranda port. If you would like a copy of the Ferry times please ask the office. Please note the time difference between Albania and Greece (1 hour). The transfer from Saranda port to the ride start takes c. 1 hour.

There are also two scheduled transfer times from Saranda ferry port, one in the morning between 09:30-10:00 (they will wait if the ferry is delayed) and the second one in the afternoon, between 14:30-15:00 (again they will wait). You can arrive a day early and arrange to stay and have a look around Corfu. You should allow at least 1 hour to get from the airport to the Port. On Departure day there is one transfer back to Saranda port normally in time for the first ferry back to Corfu.

Testimonials

Katie R., Dec. 18, 2023

(Winter Ride): I was unexpectedly the only rider on this trip due to a last-minute cancellation, however, all the interesting and kind guides, workers, and families I met throughout my trip really made the trip exceptional. The riding was not difficult, there were many periods of walking as well as fast canters and steep ascents and descents. The historical and cultural elements of this trip were so unique and gave me a very good understanding of Albania for a first-time visitor. I had ample free time in Gjirokaster to explore the fortress, relax, and do some souvenir shopping. After arriving at the guesthouse on the first riding day, I went on a walk up a side street (accompanied by a little black dog from the village) and found some beautiful views of remote villages and mountains. I enjoyed conversations on history, culture, and modern life with the guides during meals and sampling raki in a local bar. There were several exhilarating fast canters throughout the trip that also put a smile on my face. I saw several deer and a fox on the third riding day!


Bregje W., Nov. 9, 2023

A fantastic holiday! Beautiful nature, people are really friendly, good food (lots!), great horses, very good guides who give you lots of information about the culture and history about Albania. Good wine and homemade raki!


Sean P., June 13, 2023

It was the best riding holiday I have ever had. Lovely long canters through the meadows on very strong and fast horses. The owner Kristina matched me perfectly with my horse to suit my abilities and to make me comfortable. The hospitality at the family house stays was wonderful, always tasty food and lots of drinks! The scenery was stunning and also planned well with many scenic stops at churches and waterfalls. Best trip - I want to go again!


Liz W., Nov. 17, 2022

A wonderful insight into Albania, a country I previously knew very little about. I loved it, it was an absolute tonic. I asked for a sensible, straight-forward but forward horse and Kristina certainly delivered with Boike - strong, forward and just an absolute sweet gent in every way. I couldn't have wished for kinder hosts and the food was delicious and seemingly never ending! Accommodation was simple, comfortable and clean and we always had hot water.


Glenys R., Oct. 19, 2022

It's varied and exciting riding, the horses were excellent and Kristina and Olti were perfect trail leaders. (favourite memory?) Just being on a horse in spectacular countryside in lovely weather.


Vyvyan W-G, Sept. 14, 2022

A really fantastic trip which matched up to everything promised and more besides: a perfect mix of exhilarating riding, spectacular scenery, fascinating archaeology, opportunity to explore a new country and its culture in good company with great food and accommodation and relaxed down-time every evening. Very well planned itinerary with a stop at least every couple of hours to explore an old church, swim in a river or visit a place of interest. Great mix of fast riding on more level ground and challenge up and down the very steep hillsides which aren’t for the faint hearted, but presented no issue for us or ponies.


Leah H., May 23, 2022

Incredible. The smaller group size on the trail meant we were all able to get close to one another and have good rapport, our guides were knowledgeable and personable, the trail was fun but challenging so you don’t get bored, and our trek was absolutely stunning, complete with the best food you could ask for. I wouldn’t have asked for anything else! Honestly I went in not knowing what to expect and was absolutely blown away by what a gorgeous country Albania is and how lovely the people we met were. I’m not a person who generally enjoys repeating a visit to the same country too many times, but I’m contemplating going back to Albania to try out the other trails!


Martin L., March 29, 2022

Excellent. Evident that great care had gone into providing high-quality fit horses and seeing that guests were well taken care of when staying in villagers' homes. Challenging ride but we knew the horses were so sure-footed and dependable.


Rose J., March 29, 2022

Very enjoyable overall. Exciting, adventurous riding on small but sturdy horses. Both the owners of Caravan Riding and the host families along the way could not have been more welcoming. Delicious homemade food, as well as a lot of homemade alcohol!


Jocelyn R., Oct. 6, 2021

Chose this trip because it combined mountain scenery with culture and historic interest - I was not disappointed. An excellent mix of scenery, the experience of staying with local families, very interesting explanations of history from guides.


Jenny and Jayne, Dec. 11, 2019

We had a wonderful holiday in Albania - you could not fault it. They went to so much trouble with every detail - just amazing. The list is so long of all the good things included - I can highly recommend this holiday.


Anna, Oct. 18, 2019

Albania may not be the most common tourist destination, but it proved to be worth a visit. Discovering it on horseback enables you to really dive in and enjoy those beautiful landscapes and views. The horses are strong and resilient and very well adapted to the mountainous terrain.


Rosalind, Oct. 2, 2019

A well organised ride, lots of ascent and descents, but good canters too. Beautiful landscapes. Really amazing touch horses who were capable of anything. Plenty of good food and drinks, most hospitable hosts.


Stina A. (King Skerdilajd), May 20, 2019

Arrived home yesterday evening from our trip to Albania. That was a wonderful trip. During our 3 holidays we have booked with you we haven't picked 100% of the best weather, but we always picked a small group. And that is better than great weather I think. The group was great fun. The guides was excellent, even the horses. It really seemed that they lived for the horses and the guests that came. Last day we went to the stable. Everything was in such a perfect order, clean and nice. The weather was also almost perfect. We had some heavy rain the first 2 days, but when a fire and a Raki are waiting for you at the end of the day its worth it. The guides even managede to give us a fire during the lunchbreak those rainy days. Cosy! Memory for Life! Highly recomended! Katarina and I talked about how well Far and Ride has described the tour. With steep climbs and thorny bushes. Is was a perfect mix of long gallops and climbig.


Sue M ., May 1, 2019

I thought it was excellent. The care and attention that was shown to us all was completely professional. (The guides) ...were excellent, attentive and caring. The food was fantastic - I had been expecting much simpler and plainer meals so was amazed at how we were wined and dined!


Holly L., May 1, 2019

This is something I have wanted to do since I was a girl - it lived up to all expectations - above and beyond. Scrambling up an almost vertical stony narrow track and lots of cantering/galloping about - AND THE VIEWS! (Food and accommodation) all much better than I was expecting and everything taken into consideration - even the weather. Really lovely, friendly hosts. Fantastic guides - it must be a huge responsibility and as far as I'm concerned they couldn't have been better, more helpful, entertaining, knowledgeable and fun!


Ruolin W., May 1, 2019

The holiday exceeded all my expectations! I had thought that there must be a trade off between scenery, speed and number of riding hours... clearly not! We had nice full days with lots of fast riding and a variety of landscapes. Really happy I chose this ride :)


Kate S. (Zagoria Trail), Jan. 30, 2018

A wonderful equestrian adventure, and a wonderful cultural adventure! Stunning scenery, interesting company, peace and quiet on the trails to enjoy the incredible views and some fun fast canters whenever we got the chance. Was great to stay with local families and to experience the justifiably famous Albanian hospitality. It's obviously not a trip for people who want 5* luxury, but every night there was a comfortable bed, a hot shower and more delicious homemade (and homegrown) food than we could possibly eat. Elena's home made spinach and feta pie was a particular highlight! My horse (Kastor) was quite a quirky character, but very loveable. All the horses are clearly well loved, well take care of, and incredibly fit and healthy! I was amazed at how fast and forward going they were, even after a whole day of strenuous mountain climbing. (The guides?) Great - funny, laid back, full of interesting stories about life in Albania.


Alexander C. (Zagoria), July 13, 2017

Adored every moment. 'Holiday' is too trite a term to describe it. I felt personally introduced into Albania, a country that is uniquely beautiful, uniquely historical and uniquely unspoilt. An adventure and a privilege. the horses were unimpeachable. Strong, sure and seemingly capable of doing and enduring anything. As a rider with small experience outside an arena, my Zanit was a perfect match and made me feel as skilled as any other on the trip. I trusted him fully but he was equally responsive to my commands and adjustments. The horses are well-known and well-loved.


Natalie Garner (Far and Ride), Zagoria, July 11, 2017

This is an adventurous trail which allows riders to discover the history, culture, food and traditional lifestyle of the people of Albania. The scenery you pass through will truly take your breath away! The perfect ride for lovers of adventure and culture, but certainly not for the faint of heart. Along the way, you will learn about the country's turbulent past, devastating recent history, traditional farming practices and colourful modern society as well. All from the back of the ultimate 4x4 vehicle!


Jackie A. (Zagoria), July 11, 2017

The horses and riding are great. The accommodations variable quality, but great to stay with local families. The owners and hosts are lovely. (I was) happy with the horses. They are very fit. (The) guide was great and the people who own and run the company are doing a great job.


Itinerary & Pricing

Day 1

Riding: No riding.

You should aim to arrive in Albania during the morning (no later than 2.30 pm). A transfer will meet all riders at Tirana airport and take you the 220km to Gjirokaster town, a journey of c. 3 hours. There will be time to settle into your room at the traditional hotel in the historical centre of Gjirokaster before meeting for lunch (to own account; provided you arrive early enough). In the afternoon you will be able to explore the town, perhaps visiting the bazaar, Gjirokaster castle, the church, mosque or Enver Hoxha's house. We would recommend buying a local map as during dinner your hosts will discuss the route with you and you may like to mark it. Dinner will be taken at a traditional restaurant and the guides will be on hand to fully brief you for the week ahead.

Day 2

Riding: 6 hours

After breakfast, you will meet your hosts and take a 15-minute drive outside of Gjirokaster to where the horses are stabled. Once your horses have been allocated you set out riding through valleys and woodland and past small streams. crossing the Drino river, whilst climbing up and down hills until stopping for a picnic lunch at the monastery of Cepo. This monastery is an important orthodox cult site which is located on a rocky slope on the northern side of Wide Mountain and has fantastic views of the Drinos valley. Of the former historical complex, only the basilica type church, with domed roof, and a few former houses remain - these houses were once places where travellers could rest.

After lunch, ride down to the valley of the Kardhiq river where there are natural pillar rock monuments - these pillars are unique to the area and stand 3-4m high. The locals call them "Gods of the Light" but scientifically they were formed by erosion. Continue riding until reaching the village of Fushbardha which is an important centre in Laberian Law Codic. The codic was re-written by Idriz Suli in the 18th century and there is a statue of him in the centre of the village. Spend the night in a traditional village house with homemade food and drinks.

Day 3

Riding: 8 - 9 hours

After a traditional family breakfast, set off riding following the route that King Skerdilajd's army took around 2,300 years ago. King Skerdilajd was the youngest brother of King Agron who died in 230BC. He was the commander of 5,000 troops sent by Queen Teuta against Epirus in 229BC to create an Adriatic Front against Rome. The path passes through woodland, over mountains and rocky landscapes and past many ruins from ancient civilisations - Basha stones, Dhespina cave, the Rock of Kaze, Valley of Cheries and Shameti Brook are some of the local toponims you will pass. After a long morning (c. 5hrs) you stop for lunch in a mountain valley. The afternoon ride continues through the mountains to reach the village of Borsh after c. 8-9 hours. You will again be staying with a family and enjoying a meal in their company.

This is a challenging day and you will have to walk on foot, leading your horse, for c. 1-2 hours. You need to be fit and wear good walking boots.

Day 4

Riding: 4 hours

After breakfast, you set out to visit the castle of Borsh (also known as Castle of Sopot) which is situated on a hill 500m above sea level and dates back to c. 4000BC. This rocky castle has held an important role throughout history and many remnants and artefacts have been found here - it has been held by the French, Germans and Italians in it's time! In the Middle Ages it was adapted as a military garrison by Ali Pasha and one of his supporters, Haxhi Bendo, built the mosque at the castle.

Today is a shorter day of riding after yesterday's long day. Starting from the shore at Borsh, follow the old road along the seashore, passing olive trees and many citrus fruit trees. Many defence bunkers remain along the water's edge at Piqeras, an old fishing village. Leave the horses in the village and enjoy lunch on the beach where you can rest for a few hours and swim. The evening is again in a family home where you can sample fresh seafood and a special cheese from the area. There may also be time to walk around the village or visit the monastery of Kremansova if you wish.

Day 5

Riding: 5 hours

Breakfast will be taken on a terrace with lovely views over the Ionian sea - where you can sample traditional byrek (cheese pie) and cookies, butter, fresh milk and honey. Your riding day starts by riding down through the olive terraces and onto the beach at Bunec. Then ride uphill again to Lukove village where you stop to visit the church of St Friday. You then ride downhill again, across challenging terrain, until you reach Shpella Beach where you stop for lunch.

In the afternoon you will arrive in the village of Shen Vasil, a mediaeval centre. The village suffered a long period of terror during the dictatorship rule of Albania, being a labour camp for political prisoners. Hundreds of intellectuals suffered and lost their lives in this camp over four decades. The host family can share with you memories of a very recent dark period in Albania. Traces of the past are visible everywhere. Your accommodation will be in a home used as a dormitory for soldiers who served the camp.

NB. Although this day includes some beach riding, the sand is rocky and only suitable for walking on. These are mountain horses and are not keen on paddling in the water either. Any faster riding on beach day takes place on an old path about 100m from the beach.

Day 6

Riding: 6 hours

After breakfast, set out riding back to King Skerdilajd's army route. South of the valley of the river Kalasa you can see Foinike hill where Skerdilajd's army stopped to face the Epirot army in 229BC. Stop for lunch in the shade of some trees at the base of White Mountain. There are plenty of opportunities for long canters today! Later in the day, you climb the Neck of Skerfica mountain which was named after the pass the army crossed. Continue riding to the village of Fushbardha which is your destination for the night. An old phosphorus mine - offering a glimpse into the region's ex-mining history - marks the entrance to the village but you will stay in a traditional village home.

Day 7

Riding: 5 hours

Your final day of riding sees you returning to Gjirokaster. Ride downhill from Fushebardha, back to the Drino River valley - after the challenging descent you can open up for some fantastic canters and gallops across the valley floor. Eventually, you will stop for lunch in the village of Asim Zeneli, which - like many other small villages in Albania - retains int traditional character and authentic charm. Rest here for an hour and then it's a 2-hour ride back to the stables outside Gjirokaster, where you say goodbye to the horses.

Farewell dinner and overnight in your traditional hotel in the historic area.

Day 8

Riding: No riding.

After breakfast you are transferred back to the airport for your flight home.

Accommodation

You spend the first and last night in a Babameto traditional house in the historical centre of Gjirokastra. For the rest of the week you stay in family houses in the villages you pass through, often sharing rooms with one or more guests.

It is not possible to request single accommodation once on the trail (only for the first and last night in the hotel) and so you should be prepared to share both bedrooms and bathrooms.

Experience Experienced

You need to be a competent rider with experience of trail riding in mountainous conditions. Some of the riding is technically challenging but there are opportunities for faster riding as well. You must be happy to dismount and lead your horse over rough and steep terrain - one day has a hike of around 1 - 2 hours.

Minimum group size 2
Maximum group size 12
Departure windows

May 4, 2024 - May 11, 2024

May 18, 2024 - May 25, 2024

June 1, 2024 - June 8, 2024

June 15, 2024 - June 22, 2024

June 29, 2024 - July 6, 2024

July 13, 2024 - July 20, 2024

July 27, 2024 - Aug. 3, 2024

Aug. 10, 2024 - Aug. 17, 2024

Aug. 24, 2024 - Aug. 31, 2024

Sept. 7, 2024 - Sept. 14, 2024

Sept. 21, 2024 - Sept. 28, 2024

Pricing

2024
Sharing
£1135 $1445 €1335
Included 7 nights accommodation in shared rooms, all meals from dinner on arrival day to breakfast on departure day, drinks with meals, 6 days of riding and activities as mentioned and transfer of luggage between overnight stops.
Not included Flights, airport or ferry port transfers, personal travel insurance, drinks outside of meal times, tips and personal expenses.

Extras

2024 - Group Saranda Port Transfer £43 $54 €50
Paid to Far and Ride
Includes travel in both directions; departures at set times
2024 - Group Tirana Airport Transfer £77 $97 €90
Paid to Far and Ride
Includes travel in both directions; departures at set times
2024 - Private Tirana Transfer (1 passenger) £119 $152 €140
Paid to Far and Ride
Cost is per person, each way, based on 1 passenger in a car.
2024 - Private Tirana Transfer (2 passengers) £60 $76 €70
Paid to Far and Ride
Cost is per person, each way, based on 2 passengers in a car.
2024 - Private Tirana Transfer (3+ passengers) £47 $60 €55
Paid to Far and Ride
Cost is per person, each way, based on 3+ passengers in a car.
2024 - Single Supplement €25 per night
Paid locally
Single rooms may be possible on the first and last nights only - please enquire to confirm availability.
2024 - Small Group Supplement £134 $171 €158
Paid to Far and Ride
Small group supplement if only 2 riders.
Note: All programmes and itineraries are weather dependent; in the face of adverse, or unexpected, weather conditions reasonable attempts will be made to provide equivalent riding. All programmes are accurate at the time of writing. However, the team may adapt or modify details, whilst aiming to provide a similar experience.

Day 1

Riding: No riding.

You should aim to arrive in Albania during the morning (no later than 2.30 pm). A transfer will meet all riders at Tirana airport and take you the 220km to Gjirokaster town, a journey of c. 3 hours. There will be time to settle into your room at the traditional hotel in the historical centre of Gjirokaster before meeting for lunch (to own account; provided you arrive early enough). In the afternoon you are free to explore the town, perhaps visiting the bazaar, Gjirokaster castle, the church, mosque or Enver Hoxha's house. We would recommend buying a local map as during dinner your hosts will discuss the route with you and may like to mark it. Dinner will be taken at a traditional restaurant and the guides will be on hand to fully brief you for the week ahead.

Day 2

Riding: 4 - 5 hours

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be driven to meet the horses just outside Gjirokaster. You are allocated your partner for the week and set off on your first day of riding towards the village of Karjan which has been populated since the early Medieval period. Along the journey, you will pass through a rural environment of traditional farming, small houses and gardens and cultivated land. You will cross hilly landscapes, valleys, small streams and some cliffs. The path passes the Drino river or "Tree of Life" river which is the most important water basin in the area with many ancient pagan stories. You will also pass the ruins of the Santa Triada castle which was reconstructed during 1809-1810 by Ali Pasha as an important strategic point along caravan routes. The castle ruins were later used as a military base during socialist times. A picnic lunch is taken near the village of Shen Toder.

You will reach the village of Karjan in the afternoon, which was once a rural stop for the caravans. You may wish to visit the church and old bridge before dinner at a local family house - perhaps assist your hosts in picking fresh produce from their garden! You will spend the night in their family home.

Day 3

Riding: 6 hours

After breakfast, you will continue riding northwards to the village of Small Laboya and the beautiful valley of Cajupi. The trail follows the old cobblestone merchant road of Zhapa, with wide-open views of the mountains and valleys - you may even find ancient market artefacts alongside the trail. Stop in Small Laboya with its wonderful church and large houses which once belonged to merchants. Laboya was the birthplace of Vangjel Zhapa, a well-known businessman and philanthrope who was the organiser of the first modern Olympic Games c. 200 years ago.

After visiting the church, continue riding up into the mountains passing endemic vegetation such as Mountain Tea, oregano, wild rose or Dig-Dag (digitalis). Follow the mountain path to the valley of Cajupi where you stop for a picnic lunch under the trees. Here you can also taste the famous Brati spring water at a typical watering station for the caravans and see a small tower that protected them from bandits known as Karakolls.

The afternoon trail through the valley is across terrain which is ideal for canters and gallops and the horses are happy to oblige. Follow the medieval caravan trails past a famous bandit station called Hija e Mallkuar or the Cursed Shadow - this area saw many battles as thieves tried to rob the passing caravans. Your destination is the village of Nderan where you will stay with a local cow and shepherding family for the next two nights. You can help the family with the milking process and preparing dinner. Dinner will be a mixture of local produce with raki and wine.

Day 4

Riding: 5 - 6 hours

This morning's breakfast is a traditional mixture of mountain foods - freshly made bread, cookies, butter, jam, eggs, cheese, honey and milk. Today you will be riding some of the most important horse pathways of the 17th and 18th centuries which connected the biggest commercial centres in southern Albania. You will ride past the natural monument "Rock of Zhej" and stop for a break at the water spring of Lliar which was reconstructed by Ali Pasha in the early 19th century. Continue downhill along a difficult route to an ancient stone bridge where you stop for lunch. During the summer months, it may be possible to cool off in the Hoshteva river. After lunch visit Hoshteva's unique church which was built in 999AD and has many pagan elements visible in its wall paintings. The ride continues past the Byzantine church of Lliar and the monastery of Nivan Saint Mehilli, built in 1702. Cross the bridge which connects the monastery with Nderan village and spend a second night with the same local family.

Day 5

Riding: 4 - 5 hours

This morning's ride starts in an exhilarating way, with many canters along the mountain valley floor. Pass small, remote farms, wild cliffs and many isolated monuments. This ride follows in the footsteps of ancient commercial caravans towards important fairs and today's route through Pogoni is a true step back in time. Many Byzantine monuments, artistic ruins and mountain springs can be found alongside the path. The picnic lunch is taken near one of the most famous architectural monuments - the stone bridge of Hllomo or Ciminxhi's bridge - only reachable by horse, this is one of the most isolated constructions.

After c. 5 hours of riding you reach the mountain village of Polican which is populated by a Greek minority - here you have the chance to explore some of the cult monuments before sampling some regional gastronomic delights. This village is one of the most important producers of honey in Albania with nearly ten different flavours depending on season and flower type.

Day 6

Riding: 5 hours

Today you leave the Greeks behind for the most challenging day of riding through the mountains. Follow the trail uphill to Swallow Rock, 500m above the Suha river and stop for lunch by the Church of Labova of the Cross. This rare monument represents the oldest church in Albania which was believed to have been built by the imperator Justinian in 554AD. The church was saving relics of its original cross until they were stolen in 1989. Justinian married his wife, Teodora in the small chapel and the villagers inherited her wedding dress and preserved it for centuries.

In the afternoon, ride on to the small town of Libohova which is nestled at the foot of Bureto mountain. This ancient settlement is home to a well-known Albanian noble family who share their name with the town. You can visit the castle which was the dowry presented by Ali Pasha when his sister married one of the most important members of the Libohova family. Spend the night in a local family house and join them in another delicious meal.

Day 7

Riding: 3 - 4 hours

Today's ride takes you through hilly terrain to the Antigonea National Park. Here lies the city that King Pyrrhus built in 295 BC and named after his wife Antigona, daughter of King Ptolemeus of Egypt. Plutarch wrote that the city was built by love but destroyed by hate.

After a break to view the monuments, you continue for another hour of riding to reach Gjirokaster town and the stables where you leave the horses. Transfer c. 5 mins to the village of Asim Zeneli for a picnic lunch prepared by your last host family. The afternoon is free for you to visit museums or buy souvenirs.

You stay in the same hotel as the first night and have a final dinner in a small restaurant in the old bazaar. Later in the evening, you can take a celebratory drink in a popular bar.

Day 8

Riding: No riding.

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

Experience Intermediate / Experienced

You need to be a competent rider with plenty of experience riding outdoors across difficult mountainous terrain. Some of the trails are technically challenging, whilst others allow faster riding.

Minimum group size 2
Maximum group size 12
Departure windows

March 2, 2024 - March 9, 2024

March 9, 2024 - March 16, 2024

March 16, 2024 - March 23, 2024

March 23, 2024 - March 30, 2024

March 30, 2024 - April 6, 2024

April 6, 2024 - April 13, 2024

April 13, 2024 - April 20, 2024

May 11, 2024 - May 18, 2024

May 25, 2024 - June 1, 2024

June 8, 2024 - June 15, 2024

June 22, 2024 - June 29, 2024

July 6, 2024 - July 13, 2024

Aug. 3, 2024 - Aug. 10, 2024

Aug. 31, 2024 - Sept. 7, 2024

Sept. 14, 2024 - Sept. 21, 2024

Sept. 28, 2024 - Oct. 5, 2024

Oct. 26, 2024 - Nov. 2, 2024

Nov. 2, 2024 - Nov. 9, 2024

Nov. 9, 2024 - Nov. 16, 2024

Nov. 16, 2024 - Nov. 23, 2024

Nov. 23, 2024 - Nov. 30, 2024

Pricing

2024
Sharing
£1040 $1325 €1220
Included 7 nights accommodation, all meals from dinner on arrival day to breakfast on departure day, drinks with meals, riding, luggage transfer
Not included Flights, transfers, additional drinks, insurance, tips & other personal expenses

Extras

2024 - Group Saranda Port Transfer £43 $54 €50
Paid to Far and Ride
Includes travel in both directions; departures at set times
2024 - Group Tirana Airport Transfer £77 $97 €90
Paid to Far and Ride
Includes travel in both directions; departures at set times
2024 - Private Tirana Transfer (1 passenger) £119 $152 €140
Paid to Far and Ride
Cost is per person, each way, based on 1 passenger in a car.
2024 - Private Tirana Transfer (2 passengers) £60 $76 €70
Paid to Far and Ride
Cost is per person, each way, based on 2 passengers in a car.
2024 - Private Tirana Transfer (3+ passengers) £47 $60 €55
Paid to Far and Ride
Cost is per person, each way, based on 3+ passengers in a car.
2024 - Single Supplement €25 per night
Paid locally
Single rooms may be possible on the first and last nights only - please enquire to confirm availability.
2024 - Small Group Supplement £134 $171 €158
Paid to Far and Ride
If there are only 2 riders booked
Note: All programmes and itineraries are weather dependent; in the face of adverse, or unexpected, weather conditions reasonable attempts will be made to provide equivalent riding. All programmes are accurate at the time of writing. However, the team may adapt or modify details, whilst aiming to provide a similar experience.

Day 1

Riding: No riding.

You should aim to arrive in the morning (no later than 2.30 pm), to allow time for the transfer and to be able to visit the town of Gjirokaster. The transfer takes around 3 hours (250km). Settle into your hotel which is just a 10-minute walk from the centre of historical Gjirokaster, and take a walk around the historical town before dinner. You may also wish to visit Enver Hoxha’s house, Gjirokaster castle, the church of the Old Bazaar, the mosque of the Bazar or Skenduli house which represents Gjirokaster traditional life. Dinner will be served at a local restaurant and during dinner your guides will discuss the trail with you - this is your chance to bring up any requests. We recommend that you buy a map of the area before dinner in order to gain a good understanding of the itinerary.

Day 2

Riding: 4 - 5 hours

After breakfast at the hotel, you will go to the stables and be allocated your horses. Set off riding through the countryside towards the medieval village of Karjan. This traditional village is a rural stop for passing travellers with its small churches and old Roman bridge. Your route takes you past small houses and gardens, through traditional farming and cultivated land - a combination of hilly landscapes, valleys, small streams and cliffs. You are also blessed with a view of River Drino, the “Tree of Life” river - one of the most important water basins in the area. Along your route, you also pass the ruins of the castle of Santa Triada which was reconstructed during 1809-1810 by Ali Pasha, as a strategic point to control all the travelling caravans. The castle ruins were later used during the time of socialism for military issues. Stop for a picnic lunch near the village of Shen Toder.

After around 4-5 hours of riding you reach Karjan village where you spend the night with a local family who treat you to a traditional dinner.

Day 3

Riding: 5 hours

After breakfast you ride down Drino’s valley to the village of Andon Poci, and then Hundkuq village. The ride becomes more challenging as you enter a small forest before reaching Labova of Zhapa. This village is well known all over the south for its wonderful Church and the old merchant houses which are now mostly ruined. Labova is also the birthplace of Vangjel Zhapa, the organiser of the first modern Olympic Games. Zhapa was a well-known businessman and philanthropist who lived around 200 years ago. 

Stop for a picnic lunch and visit the church before starting your ride up the mountain. The vegetation here is rare and unusual featuring species such as mountain tea, oregano, wild rose and other endemic plants like digitalis or 'Dig-Dag' as it's known locally. Follow the mountain path to the valley of Cajupi where you camp for the night. You will have the chance to taste the famous Brati spring water at this typical stopping point for the old caravans and visit a small medieval tower of protection called “karakoll”. You may also be able to experience milking sheep with the shepherds.

(NB. If it's very hot, your guides may choose to take a shorter route to Cajupi valley and then ride again in the afternoon when it's cooler)

Day 4

Riding: 3 - 4 hours

After breakfast, you follow the medieval trade route with its famous bandit hideout 'Hija e Mallkuar' or 'The Cursed Shadow'. From here, thieves would rob the caravans passing through Zagoria! Continue riding to the most important horse pathways of the XVII and XVIII centuries which used to connect the biggest commercial centres in Southern Albania. You'll pass a beautiful natural monument called the Rock of Zhej and stop for a short break at the water spring of Lliar, reconstructed by Ali Pasha in the early XIX century. Then it's a challenging downhill route to the ruins of a medieval stone bridge (the bridge collapsed in February 2018) where you stop for lunch and a refreshing swim in the river. 

The ride continues past the Byzantine church of Lliar and the monastery of Nivan Saint Mehilli, built in 1702. Cross the bridge which connects the monastery with Nderan village and spend the night with a local family.

Day 5

Riding: 6 hours

Your riding day starts with a climb to Hoshteva village and then to the Gjurmemushka mountain pass. Once you reach the summit, from here you will ride mostly downhill, passing Maleshova village to visit the church and Limari's castle ruins. and stop for a picnic lunch next to a stream under the trees.

During the afternoon you will be rewarded with stunning views of the River Vjosa opening up to you from the top of the mountain. You eventually reach the village of Grabova, which is a poor and forgotten area due to its isolation, lack of roads and immigration but still very welcoming. Here you stay in a local home and experience the traditional way of cooking outside and the famous “petanik” - a special pie made in the mountains. This is a Raki area and is very well known for its “spoon” desserts. Enjoy a tasty dinner on the terrace, overlooking the Vjosa River just 200 meters away.

Day 6

Riding: 3 hours

After another satisfying breakfast, you will continue riding downhill to reach the river Vjosa. For the rest of today's ride, you will follow the river bank, enjoying breathtaking views and a landscape that is very different to previous days. Those who like a little speed will be glad to hear that there are many opportunities for long canters this day. 

You will stop for a break near Piskova village, taking advantage of the dry part of the river bed to relax and perhaps take a swim. For lunch, you will enjoy a meal cooked by a small restaurant in Permet which will conveniently be brought to you at the river side by car. You can enjoy an afternoon of resting and swimming in the river before preparing your horses once more for a 1.5-hour ride to the village of Permet. After settling your horses for the night you will head to the hotel where you will be sleeping tonight - just a 10-minute walk from the traditional restaurant where you will enjoy dinner this evening.

Day 7

Riding: No riding.

Today is a rest day for the horses and you have a choice of other adventures to go on instead. We suggest you take a trip to the thermal waters of Benja in the Langarica canyons, which is half an hour away by car. There you can explore the canyons, swim, or if you're feeling brave, go river hiking to explore the “Pigeons Cave” on a rock along Langarica river. Have lunch in a restaurant close to the canyons and return back to Permet in the late afternoon. Dinner will be served in a small restaurant close to the hotel. 

If you don't want to visit Benja then you can just relax in the town of Permet.

NB. Meals, drinks and activities today are not included since it is a free day.

Day 8

Riding: 6 hours

This is one of the longest and most difficult days of riding and you will need to wear long sleeves to protect your arms from branches. Most of the ride is climbing Dhembel mountain, from where the views are amazing. A picnic lunch will be carried in your saddlebags as the car cannot reach you here. You may have to get off and lead your horse, both uphill and downhill. 

Your destination will be in Hoshteva Zagoria, where the logistic car will be awaiting you. Tonight you will set up camp beneath the trees near Hoshteva's church, and as a group, you will help to prepare and cook dinner - finishing with a memorable meal together under the starlit sky. The whole camping experience is sure to be truly enchanting.

Day 9

Riding: 6 hours

Get ready for an exhilarating ride this morning! After a tasty country-style breakfast, you will head out riding through a mountain valley that's perfect for open gallops. Along the way, you will pass small remote farms, awe-inspiring cliffs, and numerous historical paths that are far off the usually beaten tourist trail. The route will send you through the Pogoni region which transports you through time, passing ancient ruins and mythical natural wonders. Enjoy a tasty picnic lunch near the famous stone bridge of Hllomo or Kacarello's, an isolated construction from the merchant period which is now only accessible by horse.

In the afternoon, you will reach the heart of the Pogon region, the mountain village of Polican, which is inhabited by a small Greek minority population. You will spend the night in the village with a Greek minority family, who will take you to explore the remarkable cult monuments from the medieval period. In the evening, you'll indulge in local gastronomic delights, including a variety of honey flavours, as this village is renowned for its mountain honey production, offering up to 10 different seasonal tastes.

Day 10

Riding: 5 hours

Today's riding combines changing landscape and riding pace. There are wide valleys, steep downhills, green forests and the beauty of Suha River. Take a rest here and some time to swim in the river, and explore the waterfalls and caves dotted along the river. Now well rested you will begin to climb up Swallow Rock on horseback. Upon reaching the summit you will head to the village of Labova of the Cross where you will have lunch in a local restaurant. The church of Labova of the Cross is one of the most important in the country. It is a rare monument representing the oldest church in Albania, built by Justinian the Great in 554. Justinian married Teodora his wife at the small chapel of this village and the villagers inherited her wedding dress for centuries. The church is decorated with an old wooden icon full of floral and symbolic animal scenes.

Later in the afternoon, you ride to Libohova, a small town nestled at the foot of the Bureto Mountain. Archaeological evidence indicates a very ancient settlement here which peaked during the 17th-century when it became an important commercial centre. It is possible to take a long walk to visit Libohova’s castle, a Bektashi cult object and the tomb of Ali Pasha’s sister, Shanisha. You overnight in a local family house with more delicious local food.

Day 11

Riding: 3 - 4 hours

A shorter riding day for you today. In the morning you will set off through rolling hills and the picturesque Drino’s valley. Cross a few streams before climbing a steep hill to reach Antigonea National Park. Antigonea was built by King Pyrrhus in 295 BC and named after his first wife Antigona, daughter of King Ptolemeus of Egypt. After a break, you will continue riding for around one hour to the stables where you can enjoy the experience of letting your horses run free and enjoy a well-deserved roll.

A picnic lunch is taken in the village of Asim Zenelli close to the stables. After this, you are transferred back to the same hotel in Gjirokaster as you spent your first night. Your farewell dinner will take place in a small restaurant in the old Bazaar and later in the evening, you can have a celebratory drink in a popular bar.

Day 12

Riding: No riding.

After breakfast at the hotel you will be transferred back to the airport.

Accommodation

Two nights of camping. Other nights are in local hotels/guesthouse or staying with local families.

Experience Experienced

You need to be a competent rider with plenty of experience riding outdoors across difficult mountainous terrain. Some of the trails are technically challenging, whilst others allow faster riding.

Minimum group size 4
Maximum group size 12
Departure windows

April 20, 2024 - May 1, 2024

Oct. 5, 2024 - Oct. 16, 2024

Pricing

2024
Sharing
£1460 $1860 €1715
Included 11 nights accommodation, all meals from dinner on arrival day to breakfast on departure day (except for day 8 which is a free day), drinks with meals, riding, transfer of luggage.
Not included Flights, transfers, insurance, tips and other personal expenses, as well as meals, drinks and activities on day 8 (free day).

Extras

2024 - Group Saranda Port Transfers £43 $54 €50
Paid to Far and Ride
Includes travel in both directions; departures at set times
2024 - Group Tirana Airport Transfer £77 $97 €90
Paid to Far and Ride
Includes travel in both directions; departures at set times
2024 - Private Tirana Transfer (1 passenger) £119 $152 €140
Paid to Far and Ride
Transfer cost is per person, each way, based on 1 passenger in a car.
2024 - Private Tirana Transfer (2 passengers) £60 $76 €70
Paid to Far and Ride
Transfer cost is per person, each way, based on 2 passengers in a car.
2024 - Private Tirana Transfer (3+ passengers) £47 $60 €55
Paid to Far and Ride
Transfer cost is per person, each way, based on 3+ passengers in a car.
2024 - Single Supplement €25 per night
Paid locally
Single rooms may be possible on the first and last nights only - please enquire to confirm availability.
2024 - Small Group Supplement £156 $198 €183
Paid to Far and Ride
If there are 3 or fewer riders booked
Note: All programmes and itineraries are weather dependent; in the face of adverse, or unexpected, weather conditions reasonable attempts will be made to provide equivalent riding. All programmes are accurate at the time of writing. However, the team may adapt or modify details, whilst aiming to provide a similar experience.

Day 1

Riding: No riding.

You should arrive into Tirana no later than 13:00 (1pm). Your transfer will take c. 3-4 hours to your hotel in the heart of Gjirokastra. If there is any daylight left this day, you are encouraged to explore the town, perhaps visiting the castle, church or mosque. It is recommended that you purchase a map of the area so you can follow your itinerary. Dinner this evening will be served in a traditional restaurant with your guide on hand to answer any questions you might have about the week ahead.

Day 2

Riding: 4 hours

After breakfast at the hotel this morning, you will head to the stables to meet the horses. Once you have been allocated your equine partner, you will set off on your ride through the picturesque countryside towards the village of Labova of the Cross. This charming village is known for its beautiful landscapes and historical significance. The route to Labova of the Cross will be moderately challenging, with hilly terrains, valleys, and small water streams to cross. There will also be opportunities for enjoyable canters.

Upon reaching Labova of the Cross, you will check in to a local guest house, where you can experience the warm hospitality of the villagers. The guest house will provide a comfortable and authentic stay, allowing you to immerse yourself in the local culture.

After settling in, you will visit the Church of Labova of the Cross, a significant religious site in the area. The church is known for its unique architecture and historical importance, offering a glimpse into the village's rich heritage. In the evening, you can participate in various activities at the guest house, such as helping with farm chores or engaging in traditional cooking alongside the family. This will provide a hands-on experience of the village lifestyle and a memorable encounter with the local people. You can enjoy a delicious dinner consisting of traditional local cuisine that you helped to prepare, before a restful night's sleep.

Day 3

Riding: 4 hours

This morning you will set off riding through the rolling hills of Drino's valley, crossing several streams before ascending a steep hill to reach Antigonea National Park. Antigonea is an ancient city built by King Pyrrhus in 295AD and named after his wife Antigona who was the daughter of King Ptolemeus of Egypt. Now all that can be seen of this once important fortified stronghold are the archeological remains. After a short break to take a look around the site, you will re-mount and ride for c. 1 hour to the stables where you can turn your horses out. Lunch will be taken in a nearby village before you have a tour of the cold war tunnels in Gjirokastra. Before dinner you can visit an artists studio to hear about his work and the traditional elements involved. During dinner in a local restaurant, a well known iso-polyphonic group will be invited to talk, sing and explain the complex role of South Albanian iso-polyphony which is now a UNESCO protected world heritage. Overnight in the same hotel as on day one.

Day 4 - Non-Riding Day

Riding: No riding.

This morning after a fresh cooked breakfast we will transfer back to Gjirokastra and then towards Butrint, a UNESCO protected archaeological park, through a challenging off road path. The driving experience will be exceptional with some beautiful views. You will stop to visit the ruins of the church of Leshnica and have coffee stop near to Cerkovica village. A local person will give a short presentation on how how they live in this area, now and in the past, as well as how they imagine things will change in the future. Later you continue to Butrint to visit the archaeological park. Dating back to the 7th century BC, classic mythology tells that the exiles moved to Butrint to escape following the fall of Troy. Originally part of an area called Epirus, Butrint has been occupied by the Greeks, the Romans, the Byzantines and the Venetians. As a result, Butrint offers a wealth of incredible archaeological structures, including a well preserved theatre, Roman public baths inside which lies a paleo-Christian baptistery and a 9th century basilica. The sanctuary of Asclepius, god of medicine sits on its hill or “acropolis” and dates back to the fourth century. Continue your journey, stopping to have lunch in Saranda at a restaurant next to the sea with plenty of locally cooked sea food.

Before returning back to Gjirokastra for dinner you will visit the local art gallery for a presentation by the manager, who is also a very good painter. Dinner will take place in a restaurant in the old bazaar.

Day 5 - Non-riding Day

Riding: No riding.

After breakfast whilst marvelling at the glorious views you drive back into the Drinos valley and follow the Vjosa river to the thermal baths of Benja in Pwrmet. Along the river are splendid warm water pools to soak in - during the winter months you will have plenty of privacy as no other tourists will visit! Local people believe that the pools have healing properties. You can also visit Kadiu bridge which is a cultural monument from the ottoman period with great views of the Langarica river. Lunch will be taken in Pwrmet - the city of roses - with local Raki and sweets to try.

In the afternoon you are driven to a remote area close to Ballaban village to visit a unique farm where you will stay tonight. The owners will be able to tell you the charming story of how they abandoned city life to take up in the country. Before dinner, you will be able to sample their homemade wine.

Day 6

Riding: 4 - 5 hours

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be ready for another day of riding. Today's route takes you through rural landscapes of steep hills, small valleys and traditional farmed and cultivated land. The river Drino - the tree of life - is forever on your left throughout the morning - this is the most important water basin in the area. Along the route, you will see the ruins of the castle of Santa Triada which was reconstructed during 1809-10 by Ali Pasha and later used for military reasons during the time of socialism. Stop for a picnic lunch near the village of Erind and continue riding to reach Karjan. Here you have a traditional dinner and overnight at a local farm. In the afternoon you can visit the village and help the family with feeding, watering and cleaning the horses.

Day 7

Riding: 5 hours

After breakfast with the family you start your ride back to Gjirokastra. Ride through Nokova village to visit both medieval churches, and then through Lunxheria before stopping for lunch in Dhoksat. This village has unique architecture and a local expert will talk to you about the characteristics of life here. After lunch you continue riding through cultivated farmland. Take a short stop beside Qestorati lake to enjoy the view before finally heading back to the stables. The last section of the ride is the most beautiful and offers plenty of canters. After settling the horses you transfer to Gjirokastri to the same hotel and can have a look around the town before your farewell diner. Those who wish can continue the celebrations with drinks in a local bar.

Day 8

Riding: No riding.

After breakfast, you are transferred back to the airport.

Accommodation

You spend the first and last night in a Babameto traditional house in the historical centre of Gjirokastra.

For the rest of the week, you will stay at different family houses in the villages you pass through. These are unique chances to mix with local families and experience their culture.

It is not possible to request single accommodation and so you should be prepared to share both bedrooms and bathrooms.

Experience Intermediate / Experienced

You need to be a competent rider with plenty of experience riding outdoors across difficult mountainous terrain. Some of the trails are technically challenging, whilst others allow faster riding.

Minimum group size 3
Maximum group size 12
Departure windows

Jan. 13, 2024 - Jan. 20, 2024

Jan. 27, 2024 - Feb. 3, 2024

Feb. 10, 2024 - Feb. 17, 2024

Feb. 24, 2024 - March 2, 2024

Dec. 7, 2024 - Dec. 14, 2024

Dec. 21, 2024 - Dec. 28, 2024

Pricing

2024
Sharing
£970 $1235 €1140
Included Accommodation in shared rooms, all meals from dinner on arrival day to breakfast on departure day, drinks with meals, riding and activities as mentioned and transfer of luggage.
Not included Flights, airport or ferry port transfers, personal travel insurance, drinks outside of meal times, entrance fees to museums, art galleries etc.

Extras

2024 - Group Saranda Port Transfer £43 $54 €50
Paid to Far and Ride
Includes travel in both directions; departures at set times
2024 - Group Tirana Airport Transfer £77 $97 €90
Paid to Far and Ride
Includes travel in both directions; departures at set times
2024 - Private Tirana Transfer (1 passenger) £119 $152 €140
Paid to Far and Ride
Cost is per person, each way, based on 1 passenger in a car.
2024 - Private Tirana Transfer (2 passengers) £60 $76 €70
Paid to Far and Ride
Cost is per person, each way, based on 2 passengers in a car.
2024 - Single Supplement €25 per night
Paid locally
Single rooms may be possible on the first, third, sixth and last nights only - please enquire to confirm availability.
2024 - Small Group Supplement £126 $160 €148
Paid to Far and Ride
Small group supplement if only 3 riders.
Note: All programmes and itineraries are weather dependent; in the face of adverse, or unexpected, weather conditions reasonable attempts will be made to provide equivalent riding. All programmes are accurate at the time of writing. However, the team may adapt or modify details, whilst aiming to provide a similar experience.