Lassithi Trek - Crete

Lassithi Trek

2 star rating   13 September 2020

Gordon (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Hard Work | The riding terrain was really not suitable for horses. How they managed amazed me. At times it was dangerous bordering on negligent. Riding across the site works of a new airport with big plant and machinery is not acceptable.
[In The Saddle note - we are sorry you found the ride challenging. We have visited this ride and had many clients join it. The ride operator is very experienced and has been providing this demanding trek of some 200kms for 20 years. The horses are fit and well suited for the terrain and also safe if they encounter working equipment. It is true, and is indeed the case on many riding holidays, that we see horses cope very well over terrain that we wouldn't ask our own horse to do].

The Riding

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

The Accommodation

How would you rate your room(s) for comfort and facilities?
5 star rating
How would you rate the standard of the food?
5 star rating

Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

Great hotel. Nothing less than fantastic food. Lovely staff.

Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

Plan and prepare for your holiday?
5 star rating
Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
5 star rating

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

None. First class

Do you have any other feedback for us?

I think In the Saddle did a great job and would book holidays with them again. Just not this holiday ! It was however a challenge which I completed I hope with flying colours ! [In The Saddle note: We look forward to arranging another riding holiday for you in the future.]