Venturing into the wilderness with just the bare essentials, your horses and companions, brings home what is important in life. An expedition is all about the personal journey you make. Your sights might be set on reaching a particular vantage point, but once the trail has begun your goal may change to finding a dry place to pitch your tent. From the glaciers and fjords of Iceland to the steppes of Mongolia, there are riding expeditions all over the world. Crossing the Namib Desert is a feat of endurance or you may prefer to strip away the luxuries and join a pack trip in Yukon or British Columbia. Crossing the Andes from Argentina into Chile brings challenges of its own, whilst Kyrgyzstan takes you on a cultural journey of discovery.
WHAT TYPE OF RIDER DO I NEED TO BE?
For your safety and your own enjoyment of the expedition, you should be at least an intermediate rider with good general fitness. Some rides require more expertise due to the challenging nature of the terrain but for all of them you need to be prepared that things may not go according to plan so a ‘can do’ attitude is essential.
WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT IT?
A holiday should relax you and rejuvenate you. A riding expedition is no different but will also give you a wonderful sense of achievement and the satisfaction of overcoming a challenge. By the end of your adventure you will have travelled to places few have seen and been touched by the raw beauty of the lands before you.
Useful Tip: All the expeditions are different and whilst every care is taken with the description, itinerary and packing list, there is nothing like talking to someone who has been there to help you prepare.