Best places for horse riding breaks

Wednesday, 18 January 2012 3:27 PM

Activity weekends can make for some of the most perfect short breaks, they enable you to explore the local countryside and get to experience things that other tourists wouldn’t usually get to. Horse riding holidays can make for a truly unique and relaxing break and they are a great way to get to view stunning country scenes. Here is our list of some of the best places for horse riding breaks in Europe.

Andalusia, Spain - Horses have played an integral role in the Andalusian way of life for centuries and it has always been a popular destination for equestrian enthusiasts. Here, riders can get the chance to ride the beautiful Andalusian horses; noble, calm and elegant as well as having the opportunity to gallop along stunning coastlines and experiences the area’s unique and passionate culture.

Tuscany, Italy - Horse riding in Tuscany provides a different way to view the region’s history, art and culture. Many of the rides take you through the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside to explore charming medieval castles, olive groves and romantic hilltop towns.

Loire Valley, France - With its majestic chateaux, rich vineyards and spectacular views across fields of wildflowers and small quaint villages, the Loire Valley, in central France, provides a setting perfect for exploring on horseback. A horse riding holiday here allows you to combine the fine activities of the area, exploring the lush countryside, its history and wine tasting.

Kerry, Ireland - Riding is one of the best ways of exploring the brooding mountains and lakes of the Irish countryside and the county of Kerry has some of the most stunning landscapes in the country. Stay in beautiful old farm houses, trek through soaring mountainous peaks and discover the charm of the Irish culture.

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