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AUTUMN SHORT BREAKS

2 or 3 days riding from our centre on Ballogie Estate with extra sightseeing and activity days available on request

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2 Day Short Break

The two day option will give riders a great taste of the riding in Deeside. Day one sees us climb Carnferg, our local hill which provides breathtaking panoramic views of Deeside, Cairngorms and beyond. The rolling green hills and lush greenery that we began our ride with quickly give way to rough but beautiful heathery slopes as we climb higher and higher to reach the summit of Carnferg (525m). Here we reach the memorial cairn at the summit which is over 100 years old and take in the panoramic view that surrounds us.  Red kites and eagles soar overhead and on a clear day, you can see Morven, Mount Keen, Mount Battock and beyond into the heart of the Cairngorms. This ride will give riders the opportunity to explore the long distance route called 'The Fungle' in both directions. Each day we will pick up the trail and follow it in a different direction - exploring varied scenery each day. 

Pricing for Farm Stay Experience - 2 days riding and 2 nights accommodation

£495 per rider or £480 per rider twin share 

Pricing for Hotel - 2 days riding and 2 nights accom

£695 per rider or £660 per rider twin share 

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3 Day Short Break

This three day rides incorporates the routes on the two day ride. The extra day see us explore the Forest of Birse. We climb a smaller hill called Lamahip and follow a narrow steep trail through the heather to admire the slopes of Carnferg from a different angle. We descend to the Waters of Feugh where we will visit a beautiful stone church from the 1800's, stepping inside feels like going back in time. Here we have lunch in the trees next to the church, enjoying the chattering waters of the Feugh. After lunch, we follow the river through the glen before we climb again for more beautiful views over towards Finzean. In autumn, the afternoon on this day is the best time to hear stags roar. 

Pricing for Farm Stay Experience - 3 days riding and 3 nights

£705 per rider or £675 per rider twin share 

Pricing for Hotel - 3 days riding and 3 nights accom

£1060 per rider or £970 per rider twin share 

Single rooms may be available (but cannot be guaranteed) however if you are travelling alone and willing to share a room, we often have other riders doing the same who are happy to keep costs down by sharing with another lone traveller of the same sex and wherever possible we try to match sharers by age etc too. 

 

Please email us to check availability on the ride before paying deposits.