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Overview

Ride on the largest beach in Northern Europe and experience the coast of the wild North Sea and the marsh landscape of the Wadden Sea National Park. Pick oysters in the bay, re-live history with a tour of the World War II bunkers, admire the extensive birdlife and finish each day with a delicious m…

Highlights

  • Beach riding on the longest beach in Europe
  • Gourmet food
  • Riding Icelandic horses
  • Experiencing 'hygge' / Danish culture
  • Short breaks

Essential Facts

  • 5 itineraries available
  • Max 12 riders per group
  • Average of 3 - 4 hours riding per day
  • Weight limit: 90kg/ 14.
    more info2st/ 199lbs

Description

Ride on the largest beach in Northern Europe and experience the coast of the wild North Sea and the marsh landscape of the Wadden Sea National Park. Pick oysters in the bay, re-live history with a tour of the World War II bunkers, admire the extensive birdlife and finish each day with a delicious meal cooked by your host. These riding tours have been designed to encourage riders to experience the Danish 'hygge' - essentially enjoying the good things in life together, such as horses, good food and friends.

Horses & Riding

Tack

English and Icelandic saddles are used.

Horses

Icelandics and Haflingers.

Riding

There are 5 itineraries:

  • Cowgirls, Vikings & Horses is a based ride
  • Beach and Forest Short Break is a based ride
  • Oysters and Amber Week is a based ride
  • Mando - Romo Combination Ride is a based ride
  • 'Go With The Flow' Wellness Week is a based ride

Ages

Riders under 16 years of age only allowed with a legal guardian. Participants of the big tours must be of legal age.

Weight

90kg/ 14.2st/ 199lbs

Food & Accommodation

Food

Helle, your host, is a fantastic cook and aims to use local produce from both land and sea in her menus. These include hearty dishes such as plaice, Gammeldag's cucumber salad, hot oysters with herb butter, samphire pesto and herb butter, hot oysters with gorgonzola and bacon, potato gratins, chicken fricassee and fish soup à la Havneby Kro.
Be prepared for some tasty flavours and combinations that are new to you but equally delicious on this culinary voyage of discovery. Chef Helle is not only a trained cook but also a pastry chef. Her cakes, tarts, strudels and muffins are a dream!

Accommodation

Comfortable, modern rooms with private bathrooms and views over the sea. The hotel has an excellent restaurant with an adjoining terrace and a dining area. The rooms at the property are equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Hairdryers and towels are also provided.

Itineraries

Cowgirls, Vikings & Horses Standard accommodation.

Beach and Forest Short Break Standard accommodation.

Oysters and Amber Week Standard accommodation.

Mando - Romo Combination Ride Standard accommodation.

'Go With The Flow' Wellness Week Standard accommodation.

Other Activities

All the tours are also available for non-riding partners because the island offers great cycling paths.
With an e-bike, you can enjoy a relaxed ride while the riding group goes on their excursion. Land sailing is also a popular activity and a great way for non-riding friends and family to enjoy the endless beaches.

Travel

Billund (BBL) is the nearest airport and Romo is approximately 1.5hrs drive south. Taxi transfers can be arranged from £270 per car each way. The roads are good, so hiring a car at the airport and self-driving is also a good option. There is free car parking onsite at the accommodation.
There are also direct trains from Copenhagen Airport to Rodekro Train Station (journey time is about 3hrs) .
https://www.omio.co.uk/trains/copenhagen/rodekro-dfldn
Your hosts would pick you up from Rodekro Station free of charge.

Itinerary & Pricing

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 you will be heading out on your horses, along with your packed lunch, 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 with radar systems, searchlights and anti-aircraft guns are hidden in the TVIS Mark 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.

Accommodation

Accommodation for this holiday is in comfortable rooms with private bathrooms at the nearby seaside inn. The inn also has an excellent restaurant, serving locally sourced produce and typically Danish fare.

Experience Intermediate / Experienced

Intermediate and experienced riders confident and in control at all paces in open spaces.

Minimum group size 4
Maximum group size 12
Departure windows

May 12, 2024 - May 18, 2024

May 19, 2024 - May 25, 2024

May 26, 2024 - June 1, 2024

Pricing

2024 £1995 $2540 €2350
Included Full board accommodation on a sharing basis, some soft drinks (tea, coffee, juice), horses, guiding and tours as specified in itinerary.
Not included Flights, transfers, alcoholic drinks, travel insurance.

Extras

2024 - Single Supplement £32 $41 €38 per night
Paid to Far and Ride
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 - Thursday

Riding: No riding.

Arrive after 3pm and check into your comfortable hotel overlooking the sea. You can spend Thursday afternoon as you wish, exploring the island, enjoying an ice cream in Lakolk, taking a walk on the beach, and just generally leaving the journey you had to get here behind you and starting to enjoy this fabulous island. In the evening, you will be served a 2-course meal in the hotel restaurant.

Day 2 - Friday

Riding: 3 hours

This morning breakfast is served at 8.00. You will meet up at the stables at 9.30 (walking distance from the hotel) and after a short briefing about what to expect and riding experience the horses will be chosen for you and you will get ready for your first ride. This ride will introduce you to the miles of splendid riding right on the doorstep. After the ride, you'll have lunch at the guesthouse and the chance to relax and rejuvenate in the hot tub. If the weather is nice you could opt for a dip in the North Sea, you will feel young and fresh afterwards! 17.00 is cocktail hour: delicious cocktails will be served in the cosy lounge area followed by a special dinner featuring local and seasonal ingredients.

Day 3 - Saturday

Riding: 3 hours

After breakfast you will head back down to the stables. Today you’ll ride through the pines forest, admire the dune landscapes, and enjoy a gallop across the vast sandy beach. This tour is only for experienced riders because the beach invites fast riding! Following this morning's exhilarating ride you will have the opportunity to try the Danish fish specialty for lunch, called “Shootingstar”. In the afternoon the group will take a trip to Lakolk for shopping and ice cream before another sumptuous dinner at the hotel's restaurant.

Day 4 - Sunday

Riding: 3 hours

On Sunday guests will enjoy a final ride out on the island before checking out at 1pm.

Accommodation

Accommodation for this holiday is in comfortable rooms with private bathrooms at the nearby seaside inn. The inn also has an excellent restaurant, serving locally sourced produce and typically Danish fare.

Experience Experienced

This ride is for experienced riders happy and in control at all paces in open spaces.

Minimum group size 2
Maximum group size 12
Departure windows

At any time during: May 2, 2024 - Sept. 26, 2024  (For groups of 4+ riders on request)

Pricing

2024 £675 $860 €795
Included 3 nights full board accommodation on a sharing basis, starting with dinner on the arrival night and finishing with breakfast on departure morning. 3 rides out, 1 wellness session, water, juices, coffee, and tea are included with meals.
Not included Flights, transfers, alcoholic drinks, travel insurance.

Extras

2024 - Single Supplement £32 $41 €38 per night
Paid to Far and Ride
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 - Sunday

Riding: No riding.

Arrival after 3pm and check in at the hotel before enjoying a welcome dinner with the group to discuss the week ahead and the horse you would like to ride.

Days 2 to 5

Riding: 3 - 5 hours

Each day starts with breakfast at 8 am which consists of a delicious and varied buffet. During breakfast, you will also discuss the day ahead. At 9am the group will head to the stable where you’ll prepare the horses together and go for a ride.

The daily rides will take you through the forests and heathlands of the island. Riding on small sandy paths through the pine trees, you can enjoy your horses' paces at walk, tölt, trot, canter or gallop – riding here is simply so much fun as the terrain is perfect and there are many beautiful stretches of beach which also showcase the wild and rugged nature of the unspoilt island perfectly. As you ride along the water with the horses, it’s quite possible you might find some amber, and if you don’t find any amber during the ride, there’s another chance in the evening, in the darkness, using special blacklight flashlights that make the amber search even more fun!

You'll be able to enjoy plenty of delicious coastal delicacies including delicious fresh fish. Lamb as well as homemade pizza, cakes, and desserts are on the menu. The all-inclusive package ensures exciting days where you can indulge in the finest treats. Seasonal, locally sourced food and treasures are just one part, but the hot pot will ensure your well-being too.

For the riding tours, a packed lunch will be prepared and on the other days, Helle will take care of providing a delicious cooked lunch for you. Water, tea, coffee, and juices will be available during meals. Beer, wine, and soft drinks can be purchased at our café. Boredom is never a concern here. When you're not riding, you can explore World War II bunkers, visit Denmark’s oldest and smallest school, and even stop by the cosy café known for its delicious cakes.

On the last evening, you will come together once again to celebrate the week and share your experiences and photos with each other. Cherish the memories you’ve made and look forward to meeting again in the future.

Day 6 - Non-riding day

Riding: No riding.

During the week there will be one day when you won't ride. The exact timing of this day will depend on your hosts and the tides.

As a special highlight of this holiday, you will enjoy an oyster and seal safari - a full-day tour that starts at the Kammerslusen lock in Ribe (about a 40-minute drive from Rømø), depending on the tides. Here, the amphibious boat Mandøpigen awaits you. The group will sail through the old lock and into the Wadden Sea. During the tour, you'll encounter various bird species, seals, and if you're lucky, even the rare sea eagle. Docking at a sandbank you will disembark to pick oysters. The team will provide you with waders, buckets, and gloves to do this. The freshly picked oysters will be enjoyed on-site, accompanied by a glass of sparkling wine. In the evening, they will be gratinated with herbs and served with baguette at dinner

Day 7 - Saturday

Riding: No riding.

Departure after breakfast.

Accommodation

Accommodation for this holiday is in comfortable rooms with private bathrooms at the nearby seaside inn. The inn also has an excellent restaurant, serving locally sourced produce and typically Danish fare.

Experience Experienced

Experienced riders only, confident and in control at all paces including gallop in open spaces.

Minimum group size 4
Maximum group size 12
Departure windows

March 31, 2024 - April 6, 2024

April 7, 2024 - April 13, 2024

April 14, 2024 - April 20, 2024

Pricing

2024 £1995 $2540 €2350
Included 6 nights full board accommodation on a sharing basis, water, juices, coffee, and tea are included with meals, 4 riding days, 1 full-day excursion on the tour boat, and 1 visit to the café.
Not included Flights, transfers, alcoholic drinks, travel insurance.

Extras

2024 - Single Supplement £32 $41 €38 per night
Paid to Far and Ride
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 - Tuesday

Riding: 2 - 2 hours

Arrive and check-in from 3:00 pm at the beachfront hotel.
On this first evening, you will ride a sunset tour at Sønderstrand on Rømø. The meeting point is at 6:30 pm with the horses by the stables, close to the main hotel. An early dinner will be served before the ride, and afterwards there will be a snack and a good-night drink.

Days 2 to 3 - Wednesday and Thursday

Riding: 4 - 5 hours

Wednesday and Thursday will be spent on Mandø. The meeting and departure times for the island will depend on the tides, but you can enjoy a hearty breakfast, and take a packed lunch with you to have on the island while you explore. The horses will be transported to Mandø by trailer (about 1 hour drive), and you will start riding from there. In the afternoons you will travel back to your beachfront hotel on Romo island, for a delicious dinner and overnight.

Day 4 - Friday

Riding: 4 - 6 hours

On Friday, you will enjoy a beautiful long ride on Rømø, through its unspoilt forests, heathlands, and across the beach. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner together.

Day 5 - Saturday

Riding: No riding.

Check-out is after breakfast on Saturday, having enjoyed four full days packed with first-class nature experiences, horses, food, and good company.

Accommodation

Accommodation for this holiday is in comfortable rooms with private bathrooms at the nearby seaside inn. The inn also has an excellent restaurant, serving locally sourced produce and typically Danish fare.

Experience Experienced

This tour is only for experienced riders. Riders must be confident and in control at all paces and be fit enough to ride for 4-6 hours a day.

Minimum group size 4
Maximum group size 12
Departure windows

July 2, 2024 - July 6, 2024  (Special 10% discount applies to this date - please enquire)

July 9, 2024 - July 13, 2024  (Special 10% discount applies to this date - please enquire)

Aug. 13, 2024 - Aug. 17, 2024

Aug. 20, 2024 - Aug. 24, 2024

Pricing

2024 £1655 $2110 €1950
Included 4 nights full board accommodation on a sharing basis, water, juices, coffee, and tea are included with meals, 4 riding days.
Not included Flights, transfers, alcoholic drinks, travel insurance.
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 - Sunday

Riding: No riding.

Arrive at your beachfront hotel any time after 3pm and...relax.
This evening there will be a welcome dinner and a chance to get to know each other.

Day 2 - Monday

Riding: 2 hours

You will start the day with a hearty breakfast before heading to the stables to meet the horses. After allocation you will groom and tack up your steeds and ride out into the surrounding countryside of forests and heathland to acclimatise and get used to your horse. Lunch will be served at 1pm followed by a siesta. At 4:00 pm there will be a yoga session and at 7:00 pm, you will enjoy a splendid dinner together.
The meals prepared will be light, delicious, and include options for fish, meat, vegetarian, and if necessary, vegan dishes. You will be making homemade pizzas, enjoying meals around the campfire, and incorporating locally sourced lamb and deer into the dishes. Homemade jams, cakes, and ingredients such as berries, herbs, mushrooms, and locally growing shrubs will also be incorporated into your meals.

Day 3 - Tuesday

Riding: 2 hours

The day begins with breakfast at 8am followed by a morning of riding. Enjoy exploring the pristine beaches and the wild sand dunes riding your sure-footed steed before heading back to the hotel for a leisurely lunch.
At 3pm you will have an introduction to Qigong on the beach. This ancient technique is a combination of body-posture and movement, breathing, and meditation said to be useful for the purposes of health and is used in martial arts training.
Feeling relaxed, you will then take a lovely long beach walk, and those who wish to can take a dip in the sea.
Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 4 - Wednesday

Riding: 2 hours

After breakfast you will return to the stables for another morning ride, taking in the serene nature and rugged beauty of this National Park. After lunch, at 5pm, you will meet in the hotel lobby and depart for the natural phenomenon known as the “Black Sun” – the spectacular sight of a murmuration, when thousands of starlings gather and dance in the sky just before they settle down for the night.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 5 - Thursday

Riding: 2 hours

You will start the day a little differently today!
After a tasty breakfast you will embark on a tidal flat trail, where you will learn all about the nature of the mudflats. An early lunch today, so that you can be back in the saddle by 2pm for an afternoon on horseback, for more fun galloping those sandy beaches.
Dinner and overnight.

Day 6 - Friday

Riding: 2 hours

After an 8am breakfast you will head off on another ride across the island, trotting through the pine forests and over open heathland enjoying spectacular views of this wild and rugged peninsula.
Lunch will be served back at the hotel followed by a yoga session at 4pm.
There is then time to relax before a delicious farewell dinner.

Day 7 - Saturday

Riding: No riding.

Departure after breakfast.

Accommodation

Accommodation for this holiday is in comfortable rooms with private bathrooms at the nearby seaside inn. The inn also has an excellent restaurant, serving locally sourced produce and typical Danish fare.

Experience Intermediate / Experienced

Intermediate and experienced riders happy and in control at all paces in open spaces.

Minimum group size 4
Maximum group size 6
Departure windows

Sept. 8, 2024 - Sept. 14, 2024

Sept. 15, 2024 - Sept. 21, 2024

Sept. 22, 2024 - Sept. 28, 2024

Pricing

2024 £1995 $2540 €2350
Included Full board accommodation on a sharing basis, 5 trail rides, 3 yoga or qigong sessions, 2 tours with a local guide, all meals including water, tea, coffee, and juices.
Not included Flights, transfers, alcoholic drinks, travel insurance.
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.