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 Southwest-Rhodes Trail 

 

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Experience all the wonders on offer from the Beach, the Mountains and their Panorama views,

all connected by wonderful Culture, quaint traditional Greek Villages & suberb Mediterranean Dishes!


1) First Day, arrival at the ranch.

 - Overnight at the apartment

 

2) Second Day, we will first get to know the horses and afterwards visit the famous Monastery "Thari".

We shall saddle the horses and set off on a beautiful Panorama ride lasting 3 Hours, during this time you will get to know your chosen horses.

 - Breaktime at the ranch

- Overnight at the apartment

- Riding time roughly 2,5h

 

3) Third Day, on this day we shall go to Aigios Isideros, a small mountain village 523m below the highest mountain in Rhodes, Ataviros. Once we have arrived those who still have enough energy have the opportunity to climb part of Ataviros, along an old goat path. Also you have the chance to try home-made suma, wine and honey . In the evening in the tavern the locals will welcome you with the traditional hospitality and also serve some delicious local dishes for you to enjoy.

- Breaktime in the hammocks

- Overnight at a Hostel

- Riding time roughly 4,5h

 

4) Fourth Day, this day will provide wonderful panoramic views whilst we travel along the forgotten donkey and carriage paths, whilst on route to our destination, Monolithos. The name means a huge single rock (in Greek "lithos"), to which the castle was built on around the 15th Century, in order to guard the sea in the Dodecanese. The charm of Monolithos comes mainly from its amphora form. The charming white stone houses with their tiled roofs and red geraniums, which can be seen to climb up the hills of the medieval castle. We are able to explore the village on foot for a scenic walk along the traditional paths.

- Breaktime in the hammocks

- Overnight in Monolithos

- About 5,5 h riding time

 

5) Fifth Day, today the horses will enjoy a day off, during this time we can discover the village, experience some of the culture or just relax at the beach. In the evening we can try some wine in a little old wine cellar prior to having our dinner. Expect an exciting selection of Tapas and Mezze to satisfy your appetite!

- Overnight in Monolithos

 

6) Sixth Day, in the morning we shall ride to the cliffs of Monolithos and lead our horses downhill to the beach. The beach is very long but we will travel 4km along before stopping to have a rest and also a swim. Depending on the weather you will have the fantastic oppurtunity to swim with your horse as well. Afterwards we can explore our way to Arnitha, a village with an occupancy of roughly 300 residents. The history of this village dates back to the Hellenistic period. At the end of the village you can find the small chapel of Saint Nicolas, originating from the 13th century. Here we will stay in a small monastery called saint Filimonas, located right next to the village. On offer for our dinner is a delicious variety of fresh Mediterranean cusine.

- Breaktime in the hammocks/at the beach

- Overnight in the monestary

- Riding time roughly 4h

 

7) Seventh Day, Leaving Arnitha we will head deeper in to the countryside, heading through the valley, before venturing way up to the Mountain Village, Profilia. There we will have our breaktime in a traditional tavern originally used by bandits! (Listi=Bandit). From here our eyes can wander across the gorgeous panorama view, looking back on the path which we previously travelled along.

- Breaktime in the tavern

- Overnight at the apartments

- about 5,5 h riding time

 

*Throughout this week we will cover roughly an amazing 110 km of scenic trails.*

 

8) Eighth Day, sadly this is the final day where you can depart the ranch, however there is the oppurtunity to stay another week if you would like to do so.

 

 

Costs:

€ 1240.- Euro- Half Board including a midday snack P.P.

€  150.- Euro- Single room P.P.

   

 

Inclusive:

- Transfer from the apartment to the Ranch (1,2 and last day)

- Breakfast with coffee & juice,

- Snack with a soft drink

- Dinner incl. one drink

- Plenty of water throughout the tour and provided with the meals

- Archery

 

 

The following is not included:

- Additional drinks

- Insurance

- Flights

- Transfer to and from the airport (available at €60 Euro each booking one way).

 

If you have any questions or would like to book, please do not hesitate to contact us using the following email:

info@elpidaranch.eu 

 

   

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