Zoraïda's Horse-Riding
Kavros - Crete - Greece

Riding Holidays - 3-days trail
(Un)guided 3-days hack

For whom?

If you wish to explore the beauty of the Cretan countryside in combination with some memorable beach rides, this is the break for you. With a minimum of 21.5 hours riding, spread over 3 days, this is a short but intensive trail. Consider this an invitation for a truly unforgettable experience.

In the form of an unguided trail, this holiday is exclusively for fit advanced riders able to take care of a horse by themselves. A detailed and updated road book, and crystal-clear road indications will make for a smooth ride. This unique trail is also available in a guided version, making it suitable for good intermediate riders - able to control a horse during walking and trotting in the outdoors - and advanced riders, who will definitely enjoy some lovely gallops! (Separate groups)

Pick the 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: From the ranch, we will head down to the beach for our rendezvous with the long sandy beach of Kavros, giving great opportunities for some canters or gallops. A real adrenaline rush! Mainly over country roads and along olive groves, we will then set way to the beautiful green blue lake of Kournas. With the surrounding mountains reflected in the lake, this little paradise makes a perfect scene for lunch at a local restaurant. As with every lunch break, the horses will be unsaddled and placed in a shady spot so that they can eat and rest for about 3 hours, giving you the opportunity to discover the lake by paddle boat. Around 15.00 we will head towards Kastellos and ride through the village of Patima, to reach the greenery of Argiroupolis. This village is well known for its springs, ancient mills, avocados and associated products. Here we will spend the night.

Hours of riding: 6.5, morning (3.5) & late afternoon (3), large lunch break, short stop during the ride.

Day 2: Around 08.00 we will start our trip by heading to the village of Kato Poros which has been renovated in traditional style. From there the fun will continue along shady tracks through unspoiled countryside to the abandoned village of Nisi with its ancient olive mills. Riding gently up- and downhill, we will make way to Moundros, where a nice Greek coffee will await us. This magnificent trail will lead us to the tiny villages of Ano Malaki and Kato Malaki, where we will stop for a picnic.
With our batteries recharged, we will ride through the small mountain plateau of Potamia, which is an oasis of plane trees and springs. Nature pure! Getting lost in the panoramic views along the way, we will reach the old Venetian settlement of Ano Valsamonero. Mainly over shady dirt tracks, we will follow the riverbed down to Kaloniktis, a village styled with traditional architecture and Venetian buildings including a mill. From there we will head down to Agios Konstantinos where we'll spend the night.

Hours of riding: 8, morning (4) & late afternoon (4), large lunch break, short stop during the ride.

Day 3: Setting way through rural landscapes down to the Chapel of the Five Virgins, where we will start another off-road adventure. It is possible to go to see the 350 AD excavations and the 2000-year-old Plane tree during a quick visit. From Karoti on, we will descend all the way to the beach. A perfect location to have a swim with the horses if the sea is calm enough. The horses will appreciate their lunch break in the shade, while the riders can enjoy a delicious lunch at a beach tavern. Relaxing on this sandy beach is next until it is time to saddle up and round off this unforgettable trip with a guided sun set beach ride.

Hours of riding: 7, morning (4) & late afternoon (3), large lunch break, small stop during the ride.

Accommodation for 2 nights in clean traditional rooms with private bathroom and A/C is included.

Food & drinks are not included, except for the picnic in Ano Malaki.
The food drops for the horses and the daily transfer of your luggage are included.

Price per person for the unguided version
In Twin room: 699 €
Single supplement: + 72 €

Price per person for the guided version
  2 riders 4 riders 6 riders
In Twin room 1,099 € 869 € 777 €
Single supplement + 72 € + 72 € + 72 €

For a longer stay or additional services, please contact us to get an exact price.

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