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Portugal - Monte Velho

Price from $570.77 for 3 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Monte Velho is a Lusitano stud farm which offers luxurious accommodation and wonderful riding opportunities. You can enjoy top class dressage instruction as well as relaxing rides out into the Alentejo countryside.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • 3 nights | 1 to 2 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Lisbon
  • Weight limit: 14st 1lbs (90 kg) (197 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 12

Spain - Los Alamos

Price from $922.13 for 4 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Our best selling ride in Europe for the past four years and for good reason. The warm welcome extended to guests, the fun atmosphere, the well trained horses, and the fabulous riding ensure guests often return.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Set arrivals
  • 4 to 7 nights / 3 to 5 days of riding | 3 to 4 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Malaga
  • Weight limit: 13st (83 kg) (182 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 10

Portugal - Kingdom of the Lusitano

Price from $2,025.31 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

In the Alentejo region of Portugal east of Lisbon this is an inland trail ride on wonderful Lusitano horses. The Alentejo is a very important region for horse breeding and this holiday includes a visit to one of the famous Alter-Real studs.

Experience Level
  • Open May
  • Set arrivals
  • 7 nights / 6 days of riding | 4 to 5 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Lisbon
  • Weight limit: 13st 5lbs (85 kg) (187 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 10

Crete - Lassithi Trek

Price from $1,497.50 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

A challenging trail ride across the Lassithi Plateau and through the Dikti Mountain Range to the Cretan south coast. As well as remote trails in the mountains, the route takes you through Cretan villages past olive groves and vineyards.

Experience Level
  • Open Mar-Jun, Sep-Nov
  • Set arrivals
  • 7 nights / 6 days of riding | 3 to 6 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Heraklion
  • Weight limit: 14st 1lbs (90 kg) (197 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 10

Iceland - Highland Trails

Price from $1,006.52 for 2 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

The Highland Trails vary from two to seven nights, taking you away from everyday life and into the highlands of Iceland. Accommodation is in guesthouses or farmhouses, with made up beds, so provide a more comfortable adventure for those not wishing to pack a sleeping bag. Some of the trails are suitable for intermediate riders and above, whilst others require a more experienced rider.

The shorter rides are great as a stand alone short break, or work well as part of a longer stay in Iceland.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Set arrivals
  • 2 to 7 nights / 2 to 6 days of riding | 2 to 8 hours riding per day | Nearest collection point:Reykjavik
  • Weight limit: 17st 4lbs (110 kg) (242 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 18

Crete - Veláni Country Hotel

Price from $994.24 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Veláni Country Hotel is situated on a hillside overlooking Aposelemis Lake and is an ideal place from which to explore the island. This rural area, dotted with olive trees, Kermes oak forest and small villages gives plenty of space for endless riding and comfort for relaxing.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • 7 nights | 2 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Heraklion
  • Weight limit: 14st 1lbs (90 kg) (197 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 10

Hungary - El Bronco

Price from $957.42 for 6 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

This ranch is a great choice whether you are new to riding or new to Western. Discover the beauty of the Kiskunsági National Park on well-trained forward going horses. When not riding, relax by the pool or in the jacuzzi.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • Variable length stays | 4 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Budapest
  • Weight limit: 15st 9lbs (100 kg) (219 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 12

Poland - Galiny Palace

Price from $2,227.84 for 5 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

An historical country hotel with a high quality riding centre at a great price. Lessons in the arenas are for all abilities from beginners to experienced riders. Jump tuition programmes are available for those wishing to learn or improve their jumping techniques. This is a great family destination with plenty to do when not riding.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • 3 nights | 2 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Olsztyn-Mazury (Szczytno)
  • Weight limit: 14st 1lbs (90 kg) (197 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 10

Spain - Sierra Nevada Short Break

Price from $705.79 for 4 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

These four and six night short breaks include three or four days riding through the best parts of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Our Ride & Leisure itinerary includes a day trip to Granada.

Experience Level
  • Open Mar-Dec
  • Set arrivals
  • 4 to 5 nights / 3 to 4 days of riding | 4 to 6 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Malaga
  • Weight limit: 14st 1lbs (90 kg) (197 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 10

Portugal - Alentejo Trails

Price from $1,411.58 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Popular rides in the Alentejo region south of Lisbon the Dolphin Trail and Bottlenose Trails are circular trails whilst the Coastal Trail is a linear trail – all three are near the coast and involve riding fabulous Lusitano horses over a variety of terrain.

Experience Level
  • Open Feb-Apr, Jun-Nov
  • Set arrivals
  • 7 nights / 6 days of riding | 4 to 5 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Lisbon
  • Weight limit: 13st 5lbs (85 kg) (187 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 10

Azores - Learn to Ride in a Week

Price from $1,669.34 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Learn to ride in the lush green landscape of São Miguel the largest of the Azorean islands. This ride is suitable for beginner and novice riders or those wishing to gain confidence.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • Variable length stays | 3 to 6 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Ponta Delgada
  • Weight limit: 14st 13lbs (95 kg) (209 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 10

Iceland - Hestasport Escapes

Price from $1,196.77 for 3 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Stay in a private self-catering cottage and explore the beautiful forgotten trails in the outback of Skagafjörður in northern Iceland, renowned for the quality of its horses. Home at Hestasport is perfect for families and groups of mixed ability, whilst the Mountain Challenge welcomes more experienced riders on trails into the mountains.
These rides combine well with an extended self-drive tour of Iceland and are great for accompanying non-riders.

Experience Level
  • Open May-Oct
  • Flexible arrivals
  • Minimum 3 nights | 1 to 5 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Reykjavik
  • Weight limit: 17st 2lbs (109 kg) (240 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 14

Portugal - Wolves and Wild Horses

Price from $1,927.11 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Ride in the Peneda-Gerês National Park in the very north of Portugal. You are based at a very comfortable private house and enjoy a week of riding and sightseeing in this stunning landscape.

Experience Level
  • Open Apr-Dec
  • Set arrivals
  • 7 nights / 6 days of riding | 2 to 5 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Porto
  • Weight limit: 14st 1lbs (90 kg) (197 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 6

Spain - Sierra De Gredos

Price from $1,043.34 for 6 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

West of Madrid these trail rides explore the mountains of Castile and Leon. This undiscovered region of Spain boasts a friendly welcome, lovely horses, stunning views and amazing tapas. Plus of course the beautiful Gredos Mountains.

Experience Level
  • Open Jun-Nov
  • Set arrivals
  • 6 to 7 nights / 3 to 6 days of riding | 4 to 7 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Madrid
  • Weight limit: 14st 2lbs (90 kg) (198 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 10

Ireland - Castle Leslie Estate

Price from $1,541.69 for 4 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

This 1,000 acre estate offers endless opportunities for great riding with something for all levels of rider. There are 20 miles of bridleways and 300 jumps. It is one of the few remaining Irish estates still owned and run by its founding family.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • Variable length stays | 3 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Belfast
  • Weight limit: 16st (102 kg) (224 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 6

North Macedonia - Miyak Tribe Trail

Price from $1,391.94 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

An adventurous trail ride through North Macedonia, experiencing the shepherd’s way of life. Stay at remote guesthouses and camp high in the mountains, waking up to beautiful views and fresh air.

Experience Level
  • Open May-Oct
  • Set arrivals
  • 7 nights / 6 days of riding | 5 to 9 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Skopje
  • Weight limit: 15st 9lbs (100 kg) (219 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 10

Italy - Wild Sicily Trail

Price from $2,162.70 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Adventurous trail ride on the Island of Sicily. Riders need to be fit and confident on forward going horses across varied terrain. The trail moves on each night and covers areas of natural beauty such as the National Park before approaching Mount Etna.

Experience Level
  • Open Apr, Sep
  • Set arrivals
  • 7 nights / 6 days of riding | 6 to 8 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Catania Fontanarossa
  • Weight limit: 14st 1lbs (90 kg) (197 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 10

Sweden - Ratekjokk Trail

Price from $1,524.01 for 6 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

An adventurous trail ride camping in the mountains of northern Sweden 200km north of the Arctic Circle. A real outdoor wilderness adventure with campfires, sleeping in Sami tents (Lavvu) and learning about the Sami nomadic culture.

Experience Level
  • Open Jun-Aug
  • Set arrivals
  • 6 nights / 5 days of riding | 3 to 5 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Kiruna
  • Weight limit: 14st 1lbs (90 kg) (197 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 10

Iceland - Highland Expeditions

Price from $2,650.08 for 5 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

These challenging expeditions take you into the highlands and mountains of Iceland, where you stay in sleeping bag accommodation in basic mountain huts. Riding with a herd of loose horses, following ancient routes into remote areas, these trail rides are great adventures for strong riders.

Experience Level
  • Open Jun-Aug
  • Set arrivals
  • 5 to 7 nights / 5 to 7 days of riding | 3 to 7 hours riding per day | Nearest collection point:Reykjavik
  • Weight limit: 17st 4lbs (110 kg) (242 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 20

Turkey - Cappadocia Trails

Price from $1,693.89 for 6 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Experience the beauty of Cappadocia from horseback. Ride fit, forward going horses across a diverse landscape amongst the distinctive fairy chimneys.

Experience Level
  • Open Apr-Oct
  • Set arrivals
  • 6 nights / 5 days of riding | 3 to 6 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Kayseri
  • Weight limit: 14st 1lbs (90 kg) (197 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 8

Spain - Catalan Coastal Trails

Price from $1,460.67 for 6 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Trail rides through the coastal hills of Catalonia and along the Mediterranean coast and beaches. These trails are for confident and fit riders. There are 3 different itineraries to choose between.

Experience Level
  • Open Sep-Jun
  • Set arrivals
  • 6 to 7 nights / 5 to 6 days of riding | 3 to 7 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Barcelona
  • Weight limit: 14st 1lbs (90 kg) (197 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 12

Iceland - Round Up

Price from $1,387.03 for nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

The Round Ups take place in the north and south of Iceland and you will witness the farmers bringing their animals down from the mountains before winter sets in. Hours in the saddle can be long and the rides are usually highly sociable as all the local farmers gather to assist. Some of the Sheep Round Ups can be more challenging in terms of the riding, guest participation and accommodation.

Experience Level
  • Open Sep-Oct
  • Set arrivals
  • to nights / 3 to 6 days of riding | 3 to 9 hours riding per day | Nearest collection point:Reykjavik
  • Weight limit: 17st 4lbs (110 kg) (242 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 20

Azores - Atlantis and Green Island Trail

Price from $1,711.08 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

The riding is on São Miguel the largest island in the Azores in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. You are based at Quinta da Terça and the various riding trails take you to dramatic areas of the island. For those wanting a greater degree of sight-seeing the Atlantis Ride has fewer hours of riding.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • Variable length stays | 3 to 6 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Ponta Delgada
  • Weight limit: 14st 13lbs (95 kg) (209 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 10

Portugal - Alcainca

Price from $524.50 for 3 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

A centre based holiday focussing solely on dressage lessons aboard beautiful pure-bred and part-bred Lusitano horses. There are very highly trained horses for experienced riders but also school masters for those starting out in dressage.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • 3 nights | 1 to 2 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Lisbon
  • Weight limit: 14st 2lbs (90 kg) (198 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 8

Spain - Pyrenean Adventures

Price from $1,583.42 for 6 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Beautiful trail rides through the Pyrenees with fast riding on the high mountain pastures and coastal hills of Catalonia. These trails are for experienced and fit riders only. There are 4 different itineraries.

Experience Level
  • Open Mar-Nov
  • Set arrivals
  • 6 to 7 nights / 5 to 6 days of riding | 4 to 8 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Barcelona
  • Weight limit: 14st 1lbs (90 kg) (197 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 12

Azores - Relaxed Ride

Price from $1,024.93 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

This flexible itinerary allows you plenty of time to relax and explore this island. Dolphin and whale watching is a must do activity. The riding is on São Miguel the largest island in the Azores in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • Variable length stays | 3 to 6 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Ponta Delgada
  • Weight limit: 14st 13lbs (95 kg) (209 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 10

Spain - Andorra Trail

Price from $3,301.86 for 12 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

An adventurous and tough trail ride through the Pyrenees Mountains visiting Spain, France and Andorra along the way. This is possibly the toughest riding trip we know of and is only for fit and experienced riders who love the outdoors, and enjoy camping in remote locations.

Experience Level
  • Open Jun-Sep
  • Set arrivals
  • 12 nights / 11 days of riding | 5 to 8 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Barcelona
  • Weight limit: 13st 5lbs (85 kg) (187 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 12

Iceland - Highland Adventures

Price from $3,657.82 for nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

** In The Saddle are excited to announce a bespoke itinerary in the highlands of Iceland. This is an exclusive ride for In The Saddle guests and will be accompanied by a member of our team. There is just one date available (June 2020), and spaces are limited! **

These trail rides in the north of Iceland are a healthy mixture of comfort and adventure on horseback, driving a herd of free running horses to discover the high moors of Eyvindarstaðaheiði.

Experience Level
  • Open Jun-Aug
  • Set arrivals
  • to nights / 6 days of riding | 2 to 5 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Reykjavik
  • Weight limit: 17st 2lbs (109 kg) (240 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 14

Portugal - Quinta do Rol

Price from $865.36 for 3 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

A centre based holiday just north of Lisbon featuring excellent dressage instruction on well-schooled pure-bred Lusitano horses. This family estate is dedicated to rural tourism, wine making and the noble art of dressage.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • 3 nights | 1 to 2 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Lisbon
  • Weight limit: 14st 12lbs (95 kg) (208 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 9

Bulgaria - Balkan Rides

Price from $1,301.11 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

The land in Bulgaria is perfect for riding because there are almost no fences or gates. Wide open spaces and gently undulating terrain provide the opportunity for long canters and interesting riding. The different itineraries allow plenty of chances to see some of the fascinating sights of this historic country.

Experience Level
  • Open Apr-Oct
  • Set arrivals
  • 7 nights / 6 days of riding | 3 to 7 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Sofia
  • Weight limit: 14st 1lbs (90 kg) (197 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 10

Spain - Transhumance

Price from $2,393.54 for 8 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Follow ancient routes to the summer pastures. This is a very special trail ride from Extremadura to Gredos – a great experience.

Experience Level
  • Open May-Jun, Oct-Nov
  • Set arrivals
  • 8 nights / 7 days of riding | 4 to 7 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Madrid
  • Weight limit: 14st 2lbs (90 kg) (198 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 10

Romania - Equus Silvania

Price from $1,196.77 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

A great ride exploring a land where people still live much as they have done for centuries. Ride fit horses, encounter beautiful scenery passing castles, medieval towns, and spotting wildlife. Centre based ride with lunchtime saddle bag picnics.

Experience Level
  • Open Apr-Nov
  • Set arrivals
  • 7 nights / 6 days of riding | 3 to 6 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Bucharest
  • Weight limit: 14st 2lbs (90 kg) (198 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 8