If you enjoy experiencing the great outdoors, enjoying beautiful vistas, natural wonders and rare wildlife, a trip on a horse or pony can be one of the best ways to enjoy everything nature has to offer. Across the world, there are all kinds of places well-suited for horse-back exploration – here are some of our favourites.
Renowned across the world as a spectacularly pretty and welcoming region, and brimming with all sorts of delights, be they architectural, cultural, artistic or culinary, Tuscany is a joy. Yet this quintessential Italian region is even better when it is seen from the saddle. Here you can ride through vineyards, sleepy villages and cypress tree-lined lanes ...
Countries such as Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Croatia, Poland and the Czech Republic offer a lot of experiences to travellers, from bustling cities to beautiful natural scenery. Many examples of beautiful outdoor destinations exist, particularly offering hikers a healthy and enjoyable trip – whatever their experience in trekking.
Treks for beginners
If you are not experienced in hiking, there is no need to be afraid of the prospect of climbing hills and crossing forests – Central Europe offers something for every skill level.
Veliki Risnjak Peak, Risnjak National Park, Croatia
A shorter hike that is round trip can be completed in around a day, the ascent of the lush Veliki Risnjak Peak is a ...