Riding solo: 4x riding holiday for solo travellers

Have you been dreaming of a riding holiday for years, but you can't find a suitable travel buddy? Are you eager for once-in-a-lifetime experiences? Do you feel like travelling somewhere by yourself, but are you concerned about safety or loneliness? Then a riding holiday is your ideal travel formula!

Riding holidays are very suitable for everyone who travels alone and very popular among solo travellers. Thanks to the good care of our local partners you feel at home and safe from the moment you leave the plane. The groups are always small and consist of travellers with similar interests. It often happens that lasting friendships take shape and plans are forged to go on future riding holidays together.

Dream away on these four riding holidays, which are very suitable to book as a solo traveler. Which one will you choose?

1. Alentejo Dressage & Countryside in Portugal

This authentic family-run stud farm steals guests' hearts for several reasons. Magnificent nature, excellent Lusitano horses, architectural accommodation and a wonderful climate. Lovers of the rich Portuguese equestrian culture are in their element here!

The stud allows guests to enjoy world-class dressage lessons with a touch of trail riding in beautiful surroundings. In addition, with over 250 acres of pastures, the estate offers plenty of opportunities to completely unwind when not in the saddle. The perfect balance between effort and relaxation in an idyllic setting!

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2. Castles of Gredos Mountains in Spain

Discover the "real Spain" on horseback, far away from the crowds! This authentic hotel-to-hotel trail ride takes you from the beautiful mountain village of Navarredonda de Gredos west of Madrid to El Barco de Ávila, home town of your personal guide and horseman Emilio.

Beautiful, rustic landscapes with views of the Sierra de Gredos and medieval villages full of history alternate. Each evening, when you reach the next stop, you experience incredible satisfaction and look back on a day full of special experiences. This is Spain as few people experience it!

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3. African Explorer in South Africa & Botswana

The African Explorer is a true equestrian dream come true! This mobile horseback safari consists of four nights in South Africa and three nights in Botswana. This unique combination makes the African Explorer one of the most varied African horseback safaris, as you are treated to a wide variety of pristine landscapes along with excellent game viewing.

You'll experience the indescribable thrill of coming face to face with a herd of impala, looking up at a giraffe, galloping alongside a herd of zebra or watching an elephant cool off at a waterhole. You never know what adventure is waiting for you behind the next bush! Overnight stays in four memorable accommodations complete the African magic.

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4. The Best of Southwest Iceland in Iceland

Unique nature, excellent Icelandic horses, traditional cuisine and an authentic family farm. Those are the ingredients of this fantastic riding holiday in one of the most iconic countries for horseback riding: Iceland!

On this ride, you'll cover no less than 100 kilometers on horseback in four days and explore the most beautiful spots of Southwest Iceland. You ride through the famous and fascinating Thingvellir National Park, over black lava beaches, past colorful hot springs and enchanting waterfalls. Even taking a dip in a warm river stream on the trail is an important ride of the itinerary!

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Ready to discover the horse riding holiday of your dreams?