Day 1 - Sunday
Riding: No riding.
Arrive late afternoon, from 3pm onwards, and settle into your room at the hotel. Tonight you will meet the rest of the group and get to know each other over a delicious. dinner.
Day 2 - Monday
Riding: 3 - 4 hours
After a hearty breakfast, you will head out to the stables to meet the horses. You will groom and tack up your trusty steed before heading out for a relaxing ride. This is the perfect introduction to the island's uniquely peaceful environment. Trotting through the forests and across the heathlands you will feel all tensions melt away. The ride will bring you back to the stables in time for a leisurely lunch at the inn.
After lunch, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a guided hike through the Waddon Sea National Park. Your guide will talk you through all the natural highlights of the area including the local flora and fauna, much of which appears on your plate!
This evening you will have a BBQ dinner by the fire.
Day 3 - Tuesday
Riding: 4 - 5 hours
This morning we will be heading out on our horses, along with our packed lunches, for a day ride. Following sandy tracks through the fragrant pine trees and climbing the sweeping sand dunes you will discover the joy of this wild and rugged land. The beaches are endless and quiet enough for superb long gallops with the salty sea air coursing through the horses' manes and whipping up their tails so they fly like banners behind you.
Arrive back at the hotel mid-afternoon for coffee before sinking into the hot tub to rejuvenate those muscles with a glass of something cool and refreshing. Following another gourmet dinner cooked by your host tonight's entertainment, should you wish to partake, will be line-dancing!
Day 4 - Wednesday
Riding: 2 hours
After a leisurely breakfast, you will have the chance to try an activity typical of the area and well-suited to the long stretches of sandy beach. This morning you will be trying your hand at Land Sailing! This sport, also known as 'sand yachting' , is very popular here and lots of fun. It basically involves racing on a wheeled yacht that is powered by wind. Land sailing or "wind-driven carriages" have been around as a way of transportation and recreation since the 6th century BC, but it became a sport in Europe during the 1950s. The sport is especially popular in the United Kingdom and the United States. You will spend the morning learning how to hone this craft complete with equipment and guide.
After lunch, you will head back to the stables for a relaxing afternoon ride through the dunes and pine forests along the shore.
At dinner in the evening you can recount the events of the day over some sumptuous food and a chilled glass of wine.
Day 5 - Thursday
Riding: No riding.
Today you will have a break from riding as the group will travel together to the nearby town of Ribe for some culture, sightseeing and shopping! You will depart the hotel after breakfast allowing the group the whole day to explore this fascinating Viking town, which boasts a cathedral, a fortress and a museum dedicated to its Viking heritage. Ribe is also the oldest city in Denmark and has a very pretty medieval old town made up of cobbled streets and quaint, colourful buildings housing coffee shops, restaurants and souvenir shops selling local arts and crafts. After a fun day out it will be time to head back to the hotel for a bit of a rest before dinner.
Day 6 - Friday
Riding: 3 hours
After breakfast, you will head back to the stables for a final ride through the island wilderness. Canter along the sandy tracks of the peaceful woodlands, with the sound of the sea never far away. This island was made for riding - so many perfect opportunities to pick up the pace, and a final blast along the beach is a fitting end to the morning's adventure.
After lunch, the group will have an escorted tour of the World War II bunkers. During WW2, a state-of-the-art and top-secret strategic radar station was located in the north of the island. Today the old bunkers for radar systems, searchlights and anti-aircraft guns are hidden in the TVISMark Plantation and your guide holds the keys to a number of these bunkers. Some have easy access through a door, while others require you to crawl through a narrow passage to enter! The guide will regale you with stories of this hidden life on Romo during the occupation.
Tonight the group will have a farewell BBQ with an open fire. You will enjoy a last splendid meal together and relax to the sound of guitar music, thus releasing your inner hygge!
Day 7 - Saturday
Riding: No riding.
Check out after breakfast. Those who have booked transport will be met at the hotel, those driving will begin their onward journey.
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.