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Rhodes Sunshine Trail

Itinerary for Rhodes Sunshine Trail

Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Day 1: Arrival
We can arrange a transfer from Rhodes airport (extra cost) for you. After dinner, we will have a briefing on the trail route.
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight in Laerma

Day 2: Introduction
Today, we go for our first ride around the ranch. Expect beautiful panoramic views over the valleys. It is the perfect time to get to know your horse. We will also visit the Thari monastery.
Riding approx. 2 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Midday snack & Dinner
Overnight in Laerma

Day 3: Monastery Ride
The real adventure begins as our ride lets us explore trails that are completely off the beaten track. Our goal for the day is a little Monastery. As we travel through forests and valleys, we will hopefully see some deer. There are good opportunities for some exciting canters. Depending on the weather and riding time, we can potentially visit the Donkey Sanctuary. 
Riding approx. 4 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Midday snack & Dinner
Overnight in Laerma

Day 4: Relax (no riding)
Choose between a relaxing day or an exciting sightseeing day. It is possible to rent a motorbike or a car and discover the wonderful places Rhodes has to offer. Alternatively we can drive you to a splendid beach where you can stay for the whole day and relax.
We can also book one of the following activities for your day off (extra cost): Catamaran Tour, Tour to the Irleand Symi, private Tour to Rhodes Town, or Massage at the Ranch.
Meals included: Breakfast, Midday snack & Dinner
Overnight in Laerma

Day 5: Horsemanship or Trail Ride
Have you ever tried T-Touch? The horses do so much for us, so let’s give them something back! We can teach you the Tellington Jones touch. We will show you how you can help a nervous horse become relaxed and calm. Understanding how to create the steps towards a more confident horse, how to take away the horses pain, how to keep the horses back in good shape and condition and also how to make the horse more focused.
After this we can try a little horsemanship and also riding bareback (the entirety of the program is around 4 hours). If you are concerned about riding bareback you can just have a little go in the round pen and afterwards tack up the horse before heading out.
If you already know about T-Touch, Horsemanship and so on, you can also choose to go on a trail ride with us for 4 hours as an alternative option.
Riding approx. 4 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Midday snack & Dinner
Overnight in Laerma

Day 6: Laerma Dam Ride
We ride to the dam of Laerma, where you can go for a swim, discover the lake by canoe or just chill in the hammock. After our relaxing time we will visit the stone graves from 300 B.C. Then, it is time to head back to the ranch.
Riding approx. 4.5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Midday snack & Dinner
Overnight in Laerma

Day 7: Panorama Ride
For our last riding day, we ride up to heights of 400m, allowing us to enjoy a fantastic view of the dam below. Upon our return to the ranch, Taki will be ready to welcome us with a well deserved BBQ. 
Riding approx. 3 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Midday snack & Dinner
Overnight in Laerma

Day 8: Departure
Enjoy breakfast before heading off to your next adventure.
Meals included: Breakfast

Non-Riding Activities
Non-riders are welcome to join this trip. They can spend some time canoeing on the nearby lake or practice archery at the ranch (archery is free). It is also a good idea to rent a car and explore the island.
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Rhodes Sunshine Trail
Tour Code: IT-GRER02
8 days / 7 nights ~$1,285.00
Dates : All year round

Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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A 2022 01/01 - 12/31 8d / 7n 8 day ride, AP 1 /6 Reserve
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Tack: Western (some Australian and English s...
Horses: Mix of different breeds including Apal...
Pace: Approx. 4 hours in the saddle per ridi...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Rhodes Airport
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