Lassithi Trek - Crete

Lassithi Trek

5 star rating   19 September 2021

Donna who has been on 31 In The Saddle rides. Crete- Lassithi Trek - great holiday! | The horses were really well cared for. Despite the heat and dry terrain, all had a good covering and were fed three times a day whilst out on the trail. The ground, as we had expected was very hard and stoney in places which we cantered and galloped over. The horses clearly used to this, coped very well although we wouldn't have entertained fast riding on this ground back home!
Tack was well maintained and the safety system adopted for tying the horses at lunch times and evenings was well thought out and worked well.


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?

The Hotel Valani is lovely- beautiful location and food excellent. The two nights out on the trail are in basic accommodation but whilst simple, were clean and comfortable. Being able to just take an overnight bag for these separate nights while leaving the remainder of our belongings in our room at Velani was great.


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?

Nothing - well supported as usual


Do you have any other feedback for us?

Would totally recommend this holiday if you are riding fit, comfortable in all paces.
It may not be suitable for anyone with back issues due to the terrain.
The horses were also not used to each other as on many other trails. You had to keep to a specific order as some horses kicked. During the trail, 2 riders fell, 1 was kicked and another rider bitten...
The ride wasn't technically challenging but given the heat and the hard ground, some days were long in the saddle and not suitable for everyone but this is only our opinion.
We loved it though!