Toubkal Mountain Trail - Morocco

Toubkal Mountain Trail

4 star rating   25 June 2023

Pippa (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Interesting and unique ride | I had a lovely, level headed and forward going horse who I was very happy with. The riding is mostly (95%) at walk, generally due to the terrain, some of which is steep, rocky and challenging. We had a couple of fast canters on gravel roads each day. The ride was an interesting cultural experience as we rode through many Berber villages and even visited the home of some local kids.

The Riding

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How would you rate the overall standard of the horses, tack and stables?
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The Accommodation

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The accommodation at the start and end is beautiful and quite luxurious. During the trail we stayed at two basic but perfectly comfortable guesthouses and had three camping nights. Dome tents were available but when the weather was clear we opted to sleep under the stars instead. Food was great with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Before Your Holiday

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All very detailed and high quality, thank you

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

No suggestions, thank you so much for your help in organising this!

Do you have any other feedback for us?

The horses are in good condition, and were handled with care, but a couple of them did have saddle rubs. Some aspects of their care weren't in keeping with acceptable practices at home, e.g. one horse was tethered by its leg directly to a tree or solid post each night.