Essaouira is a coastal town about two-thirds of the way down Morocco on the Atlantic ocean. Powerful trade winds and currents ensure that Essaouira remains an important fishing port and has also made the town very popular amongst kite surfers and windsurfers. The area is also important in argan oil production, and the sight of goats climbing the argan trees is unique to the region.
These horse-riding trails take you inland and away from the coast, into the mountains and Berber villages which are scattered along the hillsides and through the valleys. The circular routes will eventually return you to the coast so that you can experience the wide sandy beaches and cliff tops for yourself.
Riding local Berber stallions, which are not castrated in line with local tradition, you will discover agricultural land, forests of argan trees, sand dunes and the thrill of cantering down the beach.
Your hosts are French-Moroccan and consider their horses to be members of their family. They aim to introduce you to the culture of their country as well as their horses and will provide authentic Moroccan meals freshly prepared by their chef.
These trails are camping based and you spend each night in a different location. You can choose to camp as the locals do, sharing one large 4m x 4m tent, or to take a smaller tent and sleep within your own space.
Trails can be scheduled to suit groups or you can choose to join a trail that already has people booked onto it.