MINI CAIRNGORMS EXPLORER
4 days riding, 3 nights accomodation
Riding Difficulty: Intermediate (click for more information)
Approximate Distance Covered: 60 Miles
The listed price includes accomodation and meals (B, L, D). Please note, this route requires that all riders must be able to ride at walk, trot, canter and gallop. Terrain can sometimes be boggy or steep and guests may have to lead their own horse periodically. Riders are encourage to help out with the morning routine of catching, feeding, grooming and saddling the horses for the day.
This ride is perfect for those who want to get a taste of what riding in the Cairngorms is like! Due to the popularity of our longer Cairngorms holidays, we have created a perfect 4 day route to show those of you who only have a few days to spare some incredible views in this vast and varied landscape. This trip is ideal for those looking for a short break jam packed with adventure and amazing scenery.
We start our ride by exploring some of the stunning around Mar Lodge - a 19th century sporting lodge set on an idyllic estate of over 29,000 hectares.This is an incredibly beautiful area with so many sights to see as we get to know our ponies and explore this beautiful, remote location. The wild beauty of the Cairngorms unfolds around us as we begin to explore Britain's largest national nature reserve with a stunning 15 Munros, endless heathered moors, Caledonian pine forest and a wonderland of Scottish wildlife.
A longer day today riding on beside the river Avon, through steep sided glens and across heather clad grouse moors we ride into Glen Builg passing the ruins of Lochbuilg Lodge beneath the hills of Culardoch, then climbing high onto into the hills for stunning views of the mountains of the Cairngorms in all directions.
Today we ride through the rolling hills on ancient drovers roads, whisky smuggling trails and the military roads, built to police the rebellious Jacobites. Looking out for hen harriers and mountain hares today with far reaching views over the hills and glens of the Cairngorms .
We’ll ride today through the beautiful ancient pine forests in the shadow of the Cairngorms, looking out for Red Squirrels and Capercaillie as we ride and passing pretty Lochs and tumbling streams. We finish just outside Aviemore where we will say goodbye to the horses and riders will be taken to Aviemore where there are good onward transport links.
Price: 1598 GBP
Price based on sharing a twin or double room - single rooms may be available (but cannot be guaranteed) at an extra cost. Single supplement is £180. If you are travelling alone and willing to share a room, you do not need to pay a single supplement as 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. Payment can be made by cheque, bank transfer or credit/debit card via PayPal below. Please contact us if you require our bank details for transfer.
Please email or phone us to check availability on the ride before paying deposits.