We all know of it!
Australia’s most famous wine region, the Barossa Valley.
It’s the sort of place when you’re astride a horse, you see and feel it for “real” – the development of the region depended on hardworking horses who cultivated the land, worked the vineyards, moved stock and transported kids to school.
In this 4 night/5day horse riding adventure you can immerse yourself in the landscape, the amazing food and wine experiences, explore the charming countryside and interact with the local people. Jen and Jeremy have found the best kept secrets and best riding trails possible.The landscape offers a breathtaking patchwork of vineyards, farmland and forest.
Days are full of time in the saddle crossing the Barossa Valley Ranges and dropping down into local wineries for lunch or skipping around the forestry trails, stock routes and quiet country roads, popping out at magnificent stone huts and historic homesteads for a “breather.”
Its “pinch me now stuff” to ride through vine rows and then sit down on a balcony overlooking these vines and enjoy a wine made from the grapes.
The temperate South Aussie climate lends itself beautifully to the production of extraordinary wines and this tour is without a doubt a wine & culinary adventure. From cellar doors, to a fine dining restaurant, a hearty breakfast at the deservedly famous Farmers Markets to time at Maggie Beers Pheasant Farm.
The team of horses are trained and fit for endurance riding. The horses are all naturally educated and ridden bitless and barefoot. They have guided guests on the sell out “Tassie Tiger Trail” with their chests puffed proudly and they are ready to showcase the Barossa.
Part of your holiday experience is to enter their world and training methods and challenge yourself and horse with groundwork, obstacles and tricks before you head off trail blazing across the Barossa.
It’s a horse-riding adventure where you develop a deep connection with your horse.
THE NITTY GRITTY
Hours in the saddle: 2 to 6
Breed of horse: Arabian and ArabX.
Pace: depending on the group
Riding ability: beginner to advanced. Advice on weight/height preferred prior to tour. Max weight 90 kilos.
Accommodation: Modern, beautifully appointed farm homestead. 4 bedrooms with two shared bathrooms.
Season: March to September – 2018 ONLY – dont miss out!
Group Size: Maximum 5.
Special group charter tours available on request.
Ride length: five days, four nights
Food: the menu is based on showcasing the local South Australian produce. All diets catered for please advise at booking.
Itinerary determined by weather, distance and access regulations and requirements.
Guests transfer available from Adelaide Airport only. Pick up at approx. 11am.
Flights arriving earlier can grab a cuppa and wait. Most hotels are short taxi ride away or offer airport bus transfers
Drive time to the Barossa is approx. 1 hour 15min drive time.
SET DEPARTURE DATES
EASTER: MARCH wed 28th to Sunday 1st
APRIL Wednesday 11th to Sunday 15th
APRIL wed 25th to Sunday 29th
MAY wed 9th to Sunday 13th
MAY wed 23rd to Sunday 27th
JUNE wed 13th to Sunday 17th
JULY winter woolies on demand