Lassithi Trek - Crete

Lassithi Trek

5 star rating   20 September 2020

Geoffrey who has been on 10 In The Saddle rides. Lassithi Trek | A highly enjoyable trip with very good horses, an excellent guide who was knowledgeable, considerate and great fun. The riding provided much variety and a great opportunity to experience the 'real' Crete off the beaten track. Our hosts Sabine and Manolis at Velani were excellent, creating a 'house party' atmosphere at the hotel, with fellow guests enjoying each others company. I cannot recommend the ride highly enough.

Only reservation was infrequent watering of horses on the trek, but I can honestly say that they did not appear to suffer as a consequence, hence overall I think they were well cared for.

Abbie from In The Saddle says, "Thank you for your feedback. Please be assured that the horses are always watered again during the evening".

The Riding

How well were you matched with the right horse for your ability?
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How would you rate the variety of riding, pace or terrain?
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How would you rate the overall standard of the horses, tack and stables?
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The Accommodation

How would you rate your room(s) for comfort and facilities?
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How would you rate the standard of the food?
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Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

Excellent at Velani and the tavernas on the trek, but the picnic lunches were very poor, whilst not much was needed, it needs to be edible, soggy wet bread rolls are not, the fruit and biscuit was fine. Otherwise very satisfied.

Abbie from In The Saddle says, "Thank you for your constructive comments. New lunch boxes have been purchased and are being introduced for the next Lassithi Trek".

Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

Plan and prepare for your holiday?
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Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
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How could we improve the quality of pre-holiday information that we send?

Excellent communication and advice in extraordinary times, faultless as far as I am concerned.

How could we improve the way we handled your booking and payment?

Can't think of any.

Do you have any other feedback for us?

It was interesting to note that Velani also offer the trek as self-guided, I was not aware that this was an option, although I would not have selected it as having a guide, Vladimir in our case, really made the trip due to his knowledge, enthusiasm and sense of fun, he was one of the best guides I have ever had the good fortune to travel with and that is many over the years.

But other customers may like to have this as an option, if you do not already promote it?

Abbie from In The Saddle says, "We are aware of the self-guided trek, but we cannot promote unguided rides. We're so pleased that you enjoyed the Lassithi Trek, your hosts and the guiding. Thank you for taking the time to tell us about it".