Rhodes Camping Trail

South Aegean Greece: (IT-GRER03)
URL: https://www.hiddentrails.com/tour/greece_rhodes_camp.aspx

Introduction
South Aegean Greece
Embark on a great camping adventure across Rhodes!

This wilderness trip lets you discover some of the island's most beautiful landscapes: Mount Ataviros, Limni Beach...and much more!

Well-trained horses, delicious food and friendly people make this a holiday to remember.

Accomodation


Accommodations

This is a progressive ride, so nights are spent in different locations.

Description
While in Laerma, the package includes accommodation near Thari Monastery. It is possible to upgrade to a more luxurious accommodation in Laerma.
Wi-Fi is not always available at the night accommodations. We think this will allow you to relax and enjoy your holidays even more.

Accommodation Itinerary - subject to changes
Night 1 & 2: Laerma
Night 3, 4 & 5: Camping
Night 6: Saint Filimonas Monastery in Arnitha
Night 7: Laerma



Accommodation near Thari Monastery
The rooms are simple but clean and comfortable. Most room have private bathrooms.

Accommodation in Laerma
There are 4 different studios. Each studio has its own kitchenette, private facilities (with hairdryer) and a small balcony. They all come equipped with air conditioning, Wi-Fi and a TV.



Camping
We provide tents, military beds and sleeping bags so you do not need to bring anything. There are no portable washrooms so you need to dig a hole in the ground. There is a shower but you should be aware that the water is not heated.


Room Occupancy
Solo travelers can choose to share a room. However, if no one is found to share the room with you, the single supplement fee applies.



Meals
All meals are included from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on the last day.

Breakfast is filling and it comes with coffee and juice.
The midday meal is usually a small picnic featuring traditional Greek food (meatballs with pitas and spinach, pies, wraps...) served with one soft drink.
Dinner includes generous portions of Mediterranean style food (moussaka, mezze...) as well as one drink.
We provide plenty of water throughout the tour.

Dietary Restrictions
We can cater to dietary restrictions if given prior notice.

This trip includes and can accommodate special dietary requests.

Riding


Philosophy
We want you to spend safe and joyful holiday on horseback. This why we specialize in small groups. It is important to us and for your enjoyment that horse and rider get along. Each tour begins with a standard ritual of brushing and stroking your horse. Before any tour we give you a instruction for western riding and to which commands our horses respond. Then, we go in the round pen, where you can get to know your horse better, before we go on with the tour.

Riding Level
We consider beginner riders, people who have completed less than 50 riding lessons (please be honest about how often you have sat on a horse).
Beginners and more experienced riders are only mixed in case they know each other and agree to share the experience.
For this tour, we expect all participants to feel comfortable and in control at all gaits.

Itinerary


Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Day 1: Arrival
We can arrange a transfer from Rhodes airport (extra cost) for you. Welcome dinner to meet everyone..
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight in Laerma


Day 2: Introduction
In order to get to know your horse, we follow a 30 min, introductory course. Then, we go on an acclimatization ride, and we visit Thari Monastery. Once back at the ranch, we'll go for a snack and then go through the program of the week.
This afternoon, you may rest in the hammocks or refresh in our paddling pool. Tonight, we go for dinner in a traditional tavern.  
Riding approx. 2.5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Midday snack & Dinner
Overnight in Laerma


Day 3: Ride to the Dam
Today, it is tome to start our riding adventure. We ride to the the biggest dam of Rhodes and on the way, we will see an old stone grave. Once at the dam, we can go for a refreshing swim. 
Riding approx. 3.5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Midday snack & Dinner
Overnight Camping


Day 4: Mount Ataviros Ride
We start riding in the valley of the red earth (Kokino Homa), and then take a nice hammock break. Our goal for the day is the highest mountain of Rhodes: Mount Ataviros.   
Riding approx. 4.5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Midday snack & Dinner
Overnight Camping


Day 5: Panoramic Ride
This morning, we have a great view of the valley below and we can even see today's final destination: Limni beach. We make our way down the valley by following a river bed, next to the gorge of Monolithos.
Once at the beach, we can swim and relax. Depending on the weather, we can go with the horses in the water. We then pitch our tents and enjoy the beautiful sunset over the sea.  
Riding approx. 5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Midday snack & Dinner
Overnight Camping


Day 6: Limni Beach to Arnitha
We ride for about 4 km along the beach and, depending on the nature of the subsoil, we treat ourselves to a beach gallop. Then, we start making our way towards Arnitha through a small gorge and interior valleys.  
Riding approx. 3.5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Midday snack & Dinner
Overnight at St. Filimonas Monastery in Arnitha


Day 7: Ride back to Ranch
Today, we go on a nice ride through forests and olive groves, until we reach the village of Profilia. From there, we can see the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas. Tonight, we arrive back at the ranch in time for a farewell dinner.   
Riding approx. 5.5 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


Rates and Dates for Rhodes Camping Trail

Rates include:

Accommodations, Local transfers (between horses and accommodation), All meals with water, 6 riding days, Entrance fees for visits, Gratuities & Tax
We provide saddle bags and it is possible to borrow a helmet

Packages and Options



  • SeasonYearDescriptionEUR ~US$
    A
    20228 day ride, AP€1250$1500
The US Dollar Rate is Based on Exchange Rate of 1.2

* prices are per person based on double/twin occupancy

Transfer and Other Charges:



 DescriptionEUR~US$
2022 Rhodes airport transfer, one way
- to be paid locally
60 $70
2022 Single supplement 150 $180

Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
A 2022 05/08 - 05/15 8d / 7n 8 day ride, AP 3 /6 Expired
A 2022 06/05 - 06/12 8d / 7n 8 day ride, AP 3 /6 Expired
A 2022 09/04 - 09/11 8d / 7n 8 day ride, AP 3 /6 Reserve

Dates Note: Custom trips can be arranged for groups of 4+ pax

Rates do not include:

Airport transfers, Extra drinks, Insurance (mandatory - must include horseback riding)

Other Info
Meeting: Laerma
Airport: Rhodes Airport
Transfer: Rhodes Airport

Climate:
                                            Laerma area


Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average High Temperature (°F)

58

58

62

67

74

81

85

85

81

75

67

61

Average Low Temperature (°F)

48

48

51

56

62

69

73

74

70

63

56

51

Average High Temperature (°C)

14

15

17

20

23

27

30

30

27

24

19

16

Average Low Temperature (°C)

9

9

11

13

17

20

23

23

21

17

13

11

Source: NOAA


Seasons
Rhodes climate is typical of the Mediterranean and is strongly influenced by the sea. The Island has a pleasantly sunny climate.

Summers are hot, dry and very sunny. Day-time temperatures in summer are often mitigated by cooling sea breezes.
Spring and autumn are cooler, except when the occasional Scirocco wind from Africa brings unseasonably high temperatures and humidity.
Winters are mild, with the occasional short cold spells brought about by the north and north-easterly winds from central Europe.

Annual rainfall is low.

What To Bring:
 
This list is only a guideline for you

 

Travel documents and Voucher
Flight tickets
Passport
Visa (check with your consulate)

 

RIDING GEAR
Riding pants or Jodhpurs (used if possible!). No jeans.
Riding boots that are also comfortable for walking. Mini chaps.
Riding helmet. Best if you bring you own. We have simple helmets for free in the stables.
Riding gloves
Hat (with chin strap) for sun protection
Lightweight Rain coat

 

PERSONAL CLOTHING
Jacket or sweater for cool evenings
Comfortable T-Shirts/Shirts
Jeans
Shorts
Underwear and socks
Pyjamas
Bag for dirty clothes
Trekking boots/ comfortable shoes
Swimsuit
 
ADDITIONAL THINGS TO BRING
Personal Toiletries
Insect protection
Personal medications
Sore cream (for the emergency)
Sewing kit
Handkerchiefs
Adapter for electric appliances
Camera and enough extra film or batteries
Belt pack
Address book and pen (for postcards!)
Sun glasses with strap
Sun tan lotion and lip balm