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1 Day
Availability : Jan 2017 - Dec 2018
Min Age : 10+
Max People : 50

Enjoy your holidays in Greece on horseback!

Spend your time eating, swimming, sunbathing and of course riding. Pony Club Acheron arranges you a complete package full of fun activities and good company which you can enjoy either alone, with a friend and family or even a group of your own. Pony Club’s farm is situated in a village called Glyki near the beautiful and magical river of Acheron. You get to enjoy the laid back greek atmosphere with interesting activities. Long sandy beaches and a vivid tourist destination Parga are also in your itinerary!

Key information

  • Rider weight limit: 100 kilograms / 220 pounds
  • Horse height range: 135 – 175 centimeters / 13.3 – 17.2 hands
  • Tack type: English saddles
  • Horse breed: Hungarian Sport Horses, Thoroughbreds, and Andravidas

Highlights

  • 6 days with activities
  • Explore the protected spring area of the river
  • Horse ride toward the Acheron River and a picturesque Byzantine monastery
  • Enjoy other activities on the river such as trekking, kayaking, rafting, cycling, etc.
  • Learn how to cook traditional Greek dishes with the village ladies
  • Airport transfers and transportation throughout the program
  • 7 nights accommodation and daily breakfast and lunch
  • Visit the old Souli villages up at the mountains

Accomodation

You will stay in a double room with private shower/toilet. Single rooms can be booked for an additional charge. The hotel is next to the river and has a cafeteria, bar, and a restaurant.

  •  Air-conditioned rooms
  •  Bar
  •  Café
  •  Kitchen
  •  Multilingual staff
  •  Restaurant
  •  Free parking
  •  Free Wi-Fi

 Food

Breakfast and lunch are included in the price. Dinner and other snacks are chargeable. The hotel serves breakfast every morning and some of the lunches. There are many nice and affordable grocery stores, restaurants, bakeries, and cafeterias around the village.

What’s included

  • 7 nights accommodation in a double room
  • Activities (horse riding, kayaking, rafting etc.)
  • Breakfast and meals as mentioned in the program
  • Local transportation

Arrival by airplane

During summer season (April-October) you can book charter flights to Preveza Airport (PZE) or Corfu (CFU). During winter season (November-March) you can book flights to Ioannina Airport (IOA). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Pony Club Acheron will pick you up from the airport.

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival day

Transfer from the airport and arrival at the hotel. During the informative welcome dinner, you get to meet your hosts and your riding team.

Day 2: 

After breakfast, you head to the farm to see the horses. Once the horses are shared, you take your first trail towards the Acheron river (two hours riding). After the trail riding, you enjoy a light lunch at the hotel. In the evening, you explore together the protected spring area of the river.

Day 3:

In the morning, you take your horses to a long trail and visit a picturesque Byzantine monastery where you enjoy a picnic-breakfast. The trail takes about four hours after which you can enjoy a light lunch at the hotel. In the evening, you are free to try any other activities on the river, such as trekking, kayaking, rafting, cycling, etc.

Day 4: 

After breakfast at the hotel, you take your horses for a trail to the springs of Acheron where you leave the horses to take a rest when you try kayaking together. After kayaking, you enjoy lunch at a taverna by the river and afterward, return to the farm. In the afternoon, there is a possibility to go to Loutsa beach together with the group.

Day 5:
The horses have a free day so after taking care of them we visit the old Souli villages up at the mountains and enjoy a light lunch at a traditional cafeteria. In the evening, there is a possibility to visit Parga (tourist town) with the group.

Day 6:
You take your horses for a mountain trail early in the morning. After two to three hours riding, you eat picnic-breakfast and head back to the farm. In the evening, you can learn how to cook traditional Greek dishes with the village ladies.

Day 7:

After the breakfast at the hotel, you head to the river with your horses. This time, you get to have fun in the water and even try swimming with your horses! The photographer will come with the team to take memorable pictures. After lunch, there is a possibility to go to the beach with the group or try other activities.

Day 8: Free day

You can choose your activity such as riding, rafting, kayaking, trekking, etc. You enjoy a festive lunch together after which you will be transferred back to the airport.