Rhodes - South Rhodes Trail

Experience Level
  • Open Apr, Jun, Sep-Oct
  • Set arrivals
  • 6 to 7 nights / 5 to 6 days of riding
  • Weight limit: 15st 10lbs (100 kg) (220 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 5

Join this circular trail in South Rhodes, a combination of mountain trails, often with steep ascents and descents, contrasting with riding on the beach.

There are little villages to explore along the way together with crusader castles, hidden churches and monasteries. Between May and October the seas are usually warm enough to take the horses in for a paddle or swim. In total you cover around 110 kms.

The horses are crosses of Arabian, Appaloosa, Haflinger and Andalucian.  They are not overly large standing between 14.2 hh and 15.2 hh with one horse who is 16 hh and can carry 100 kg.

They are ridden in Western saddles and tack with a loose rein.  If you have never ridden western style before this is not a problem.  As long as you are open to learning a new style, you will be given instruction before and during the trail.

For the trail ride you should be a confident rider and fit for up to five and a half hours riding per day. The mountain riding can be challenging with steep inclines and you may need to dismount and lead your horse on the steepest sections.

Novice and intermediate riders may be accepted onto centre based rides.

This is a participatory riding holiday and you are expected to groom and tack up your horse in the morning and at lunchtime as well as make sure they are settled in the field at the end of the day.  You will be instructed in how to tack up and will be given assistance when needed.

On the South Rhodes Trail you stay in simple hostels and small village hotels.

The first two nights and the last night are at the Thari hostel near to the horses' base.  At Thari there are two twin rooms each with their own bathroom, a family room sleeping up to four which has a separate shower room and a recently renovated house which has two bedrooms each with their own bathroom.

Please note that there are shared bathroom facilities at Filimonas monastery (one night on the trail) which comprise two toilets and one shower between all the guest bedrooms.

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Upcoming Dates

The following rides are scheduled. It may be possible to schedule additional dates for groups of four or more riders.

Holiday Experience LevelExp Lvl Arrive - DepartArr - Dep   Price Itinerary Availability
South Rhodes Trail 2019
23 Mar 2019 - 30 Mar 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,136.99 View (.pdf) Book
South Rhodes Trail 2019
31 Mar 2019 - 7 Apr 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,136.99 View (.pdf) Book
South Rhodes Trail 2019
14 Apr 2019 - 21 Apr 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,136.99 View (.pdf) Book
South Rhodes Trail 2019
28 Apr 2019 - 5 May 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,136.99 View (.pdf) Book
South Rhodes Trail 2019
12 May 2019 - 19 May 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,136.99 View (.pdf) Book
South Rhodes Trail 2019
26 May 2019 - 2 Jun 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,136.99 View (.pdf) Book
South Rhodes Trail 2019
15 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,136.99 View (.pdf) Book
South Rhodes Trail 2019
29 Sep 2019 - 6 Oct 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,136.99 View (.pdf) Book
South Rhodes Trail 2019
20 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,136.99 View (.pdf) Book
South Rhodes Trail 2019
3 Nov 2019 - 10 Nov 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,136.99 View (.pdf) Book

Prices

INCLUDES Riding; accommodation; breakfast; lunch and dinner.

NON RIDER DISCOUNT is £330.09

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT of £137.54 is payable if you are in a room of your own (you may need to share a bathroom on three nights). There is no single supplement if we find you a sharer.

PAYABLE LOCALLY Drinks (except one drink included with dinner); tips.

NEAREST AIRPORT Rhodes.

TRANSFERS from Rhodes airport are £55.02 per person each way (payable locally).

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Location

Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese Islands of Greece.


Weather & Climate

Rhodes has a Mediterranean climate of hot summers and mild winters. Daytime temperatures vary from about 15°C in winter (December to March) to 30°C and above in summer (from June to September). Rainfall is very light between May and September. It can rain in winter months with most rainfall from November to February. Evening temperatures in winter can be chilly.

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Guest Review

Lovely horses who all walked out well and were very responsive. Very happy with my horse and there was a change of mount if needed. I could think of no way you could improve, it was all excellent with lovely staff.

Carole ,Cumbria

5 star rating Overall rating: 5/5

South Rhodes Trail Riding Specialist

Claire says

You can expect a wonderfully warm welcome from Elpida and her family.

My Top Tip

In the summer months from May to October don't forget to take your swimwear so you can take the horses into the sea.

Email: claire@inthesaddle.com

Claire Douglas
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