Zoraïda's Horse-Riding
Kavros - Crete - Greece







German
Riding Holidays - 5-days trail - Unguided Trail
7 days, 5 days riding - Cretan Discovery Trail

For whom?

This is the perfect choice for those looking for a soft trail ride, with plenty of time left for relaxation and sunbathing.
Lovely & varied scenery, spiked up with genuine Cretan hospitality and a delicious Cretan cuisine.
Spread over 5 days, with a total of 25 riding hours. This concerns an unguided trail. A detailed road book and road indications are available for a smooth ride. This holiday is only suitable for advanced riders able to take care of a horse by themselves.

When?

Choose those dates that are the most convenient for you! Guaranteed departure starting from 2 riders. Due to the heat this trail is not available during July and August.

Riding Program

Day 1: Arrival and welcome. Free day. The night is spent in Georgioupoli.

Day 2: Around 10.00 we ride uphill to the village of Mathes towards the beautiful green blue lake of Kournas. With the surrounding mountains reflected in the lake, this little paradise makes a perfect location for lunch. We discover the lake by paddle boat and around 15.00 we'll head towards Kastelos and ride through the almost abandoned village of Patima, to reach the greenery of Argiroupoli village. This village is well known for its springs, ancient mills, avocados and associated products. Here we spend the night.

Hours riding: 4, morning (1.5) & late afternoon (2.5), large lunch break, small stop during the ride.

Day 3: Around 08.00 we ride through the village of Kato Poros which has been renovated in traditional style and the fun continues along shady dirt tracks through unspoiled countryside. This magnificent trail leads us to the village of Aghios Vasilios where we have lunch and enjoy the open, panoramic views. After lunch, we're heading for a completely different scenario: riding through the peaceful Kotsifou Gorge, surrounded by an impressive mountain plateau and enjoying splendid views over the Libyan Sea; making our way to the popular tourist village of Plakias where we spend the night. Still plenty of time for a sunset swim in the sea or a stroll around town.

Hours riding: 6, morning (4) & late afternoon (2), lunch break, small stop during the ride.

Day 4: A day to recharge our batteries! Around 09.00 we follow the coast line to Rodakino Beach while softly dreaming away in its roughness. The sound of the waves will be the song of the day and it will fulfill you with a sense of endlessness. Lunch and free time at Rodakino Beach. Possibility to swim with your horse! Around 16.00 we'll head a bit further eastwards, overlooking the beauty of the nearby gorges towards Laki Beach, where we spend the night. Also here the horse might invite you for a sunset swim.

Hours riding: 4, morning (2) & late afternoon (2), large lunch break.

Day 5: Today we start crossing the island. From Laki Beach we head northwards, riding trough the valleys towards the village of Mirokefala, well known for the beautiful church of Panagia Mirokefala. Lunch nearby. Riding all day in quiet, natural surroundings, admiring the pureness of nature and the simplicity of village life on Crete, will bring us back to evergreen Argiroupoli where we spend the night.

Hours riding: 6, morning (4) & late afternoon (2), lunch break, small stop during the ride.

Day 6: Another off road adventure to Episcopi, from where we go downhill to Petres for lunch. For those who can't get enough of Crete's outstanding natural beauty, there is also a short visit to the Gorge of Petres where we walk through the riverbed to a private waterfall spa. Plenty of time left for sunbathing and swimming with the horses. Afterwards the accent is on beach riding: from Petres back to Georgioupoli in the late afternoon until sunset. The night is spent in the picturesque village of Georgioupoli, where we round off this amazing and unforgettable trip.

Hours riding: 5, morning (3) & late afternoon (2), large lunch break, some small stops during the ride.

Day 7: Free time & departure.

Accommodation
Accommodation for 6 nights in a studio or hotel included. For a longer stay, please contact us to give you an exact price.

Food
Food & drinks are not included.
The daily transfer of your luggage and food drops for the horses are included.

Flight & hotel transfer
Flights are not included. However, the transfer from the airport or harbor, to and from the hotel, is included.

Price per person in Euro
In twin room: 990.-
Single supplement: +105.-

For reservations and possible questions do not hesitate to contact Kristi. German, English, French and Dutch spoken.