You will be staying in a small hotel with a swimming pool in the Sardinian countryside. The hotel is in the grounds of a stud farm where you will return every night for a good rest.
All meals are provided on this trail.
Breakfast will be taken at the hotel and offers good continental options.
Lunch: Picnic during the trail or lunch at the hotel.
Dinner is a three meal course at the hotel restaurant.
Extra drinks and alcohol are not included and can be purchased locally.
Sardinia enjoys a sunny subtropical maritime climate, temperatures being at their best in May and September. From May to the end of October the Mediterranean is the perfect temperature for dips in the sea. In July and August the temperatures stay around 35°C.
The late autumn rain replenishes the countryside, so in November you will be able to enjoy a green and refreshed Sardinian countryside. These rains last throughout the winter months when the climate becomes mild and humid, with snow falling on the mountain peaks and in the higher altitude regions of Gennargentu.
Guide and local team
Your main guides for this trail are English speakers.
Tipping is not mandatory, however it is left at your discretion.
- A riding helmet is MANDATORY. We recommend our riders to wear a helmet to the correct standard and you should bring your own to ensure a proper fit. Helmet makers (GPA, HKM, LAS Helmets, Lamicell, Troxel, Equithème) now offer horse-riding helmets that are ventilated, strong, light and comfortable.
- Sunhat: cap for when not riding
- Sunglasses - with a cord attached so they don't fly off when riding
- Buff or bandana for protecting your neck and face from the sun and dust
- Short or long-sleeved cotton shirts (to provide protection from the sun) or T-shirt in a quick-drying material
- Lightweight fleece or jumper.
- Warm Goretex-style jacket (water-proof and breathable) in case of rain
- 2 pairs of riding trousers
- 1 change of trousers (riding trousers or jeans)
- A bathing suit and a towel.
- Cotton or synthetic underwear (non-irritant)
Hands and feet
- 1 pair Comfortable riding boots. We recommend short boots with half chaps but you may wish to take long chaps or long boots.
- 1 pair of sandals
- Lightweight shoes or trainers for the evenings
- Several pairs of socks
- Gloves - your hands are particularly exposed to the sun, wind or rain whilst riding
Other useful items
- Small bumbag to be worn whilst riding
- A soothing cream may be useful to treat areas irritated by long hours in the saddle
- Backpacks are not to be worn whilst riding. Everything should be kept either in pockets or in a bumbag : lip balm, sun screen, small camera, glasses, rope etc.
- Ear plugs (may be useful)
- Camera and high capacity memory card. Spare battery
- Sunscreen and lip balm - should be high factor
- Insect repellent
- Any medication you regularly take
- Vitamin C tablets
- Blister plasters in case of any rubs
- Antiseptic cream, plasters, aspirin, anti-histamine, insect-bite salve etc..
- 10cm wide bandage
- Spare prescription glasses/contact lenses
- Eye drops
- Imodium or similar anti-diarrhoea medication
- Re-hydration sachets
- Antiseptic wipes
- Handwash gel
- Any liquids, such as shampoo, moisturiser, deodorant over 100ml and all bottles can be decanted into small, clear, plastic zip-lock bags. We recommend biodegradable washing products where possible.
- We recommend taking a copy of your passport and insurance documents with you in case you lose your originals
- In your hand luggage carry any valuables, such as your camera, iPod, iPad etc.
- Travelling in your riding boots and carrying your hat and some riding clothes is highly recommended - then if your luggage goes astray you are still able to ride!