2 Hour hacks
Odysseia Stables offers 2 hour hacks in Crete. Here in the remote country side there is plenty of space for horse riding on endless trails.
Twice a day we ride out on a new track, accompanied by our four legged friend and an experienced guide. Horse riding on willing, well trained and lovely horses.
Odysseia Stables is open for everybody who likes to join in, for the horse riding only, while spending you holiday in Crete.
Remote Cretan country side
We ride in the remote Cretan country side with secluded hectares of olive groves ribboned with mountain paths, trotting through valleys with Greek villages were time stands stil, ride along the waters of Lake Aposelemis, enjoy the Panoramic views while above our heads glide the majestic Griffon vultures, or canter on the vertile Mochos plateau with vast orchards of figs, pomegranates and grapes.
Hear nothing but the wind, the soft tinkle of the goat bells, and the horse shoes rumbling on the ground.
The hacking is offered in the warm summer months juli and august, when we ride during the cool hours of the day.
The morning ride is the happy hack suitable for novice riders. A novice rider can ride a well-schooled horse in walk and trot and short periods of canter in a school. The morning ride starts at 8:30 am.
The evening ride is the active ride for the experienced rider. The experienced rider can ride a wel behaved horse in walk, trot and canter in open terrain. The evening ride starts at 17:00 pm.
Children will always join the morning rides. Only children who are very experienced, like children that ride daily on their own horse or joining jumping competitions are allowed to join the evening rides. We do not accept children younger than 12 years on our outside hacks. Children from the age of 8 – 11 can join a horse riding lesson inside the safety of the arena.
To take with you in the saddle bags in front of the saddle is water, sun cream and a small snack.
After your ride our Restaurant Velani is open for a refreshing drink or a complete Greek diner of local produce.
Riding helmets and mini chaps are available for free in the stables.
The maximum weight for riders to join is 90 kg.
To join the horse riding it is necessary to reserve before.
Please fill in and sent us this availability request for horse riding only.
2 Hour hack 40 euro p/p.