Ride with gauchos on a horseback holiday in Patagonia
The wild west has its cowboys and Patagonia has gauchos. Located at the southern tip of South America, Patagonia straddles both Argentina and Chile on the southern section of the Andes.
Here, nature and open grass fields merge to create challenging horseback riding holidays. If I am up for the challenge with my new hip, I’ll go horseback riding in Torres del Paine National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 1978.
Explora guides and gauchos lead the horseback rides around Lake Toro and near the Serrano River. We’ll cross the pampas and take out our cameras to capture pictures of Mount Balmaceda. Stay tuned to see if I am able to join in a horseback riding vacation in Patagonia.
Pony Trekking in Scotland
Did you know that 2013 is officially the year of natural Scotland? What’s more natural than getting on the back of a horse and trekking through the stunning landscape of the Scottish highlands? While I haven’t yet traveled to Scotland, a horseback riding vacation in the Alladale Wilderness Reserve and stay at Alladale Wilderness Lodge would be fine with me. I’ve also been recommend to Perthshire for horseback riding on 850 acres at the five star Gleneagles Hotel.
Where will your travels take you on a horseback riding vacation this year?
Where to go horseback riding
Visit Italy www.italia.it/en/home.html
El Borro Resort, Spa and Winery www.ilborro.com/en
Visit Maui www.gohawaii.com/maui
Travassa Hana www.travaasa.com/hana
Visit Montana visitmt.com
The Ranch at Rock Creek www.theranchatrockcreek.com
Explora Patagonia travel www.explora.com/explora-patagonia
Visit Scotland www.visitscotland.com
Alladale Wilderness Lodge www.alladale.co.uk/Stay-at-Alladale/Activities/Pony-Trekking
The Gleneagles Hotel www.gleneagles.com
Photos lifted from websites.