Thinking of planning a getaway and exploring nature with some good friends and great horses? Trail riding is a great way to explore nature and decompress; there’s no better way to enjoy a scenic new landscape than in the saddle.
To that end we’ve put together a list of some of the world’s most incredible equestrian vacation destinations that offer fantastic options for sightseeing on horseback.
Alberta, Canada boasts some of the best views of the breathtaking rocky mountains in North America.
Banff National Park offers multiple different guided trail-riding tours that encompasses gorgeous views of the mountains, lush forests, rushing rivers, and glistening lakes.
From beginners to advanced riders, Banff caters for everyone with some of the most striking visual backdrops anywhere on earth.
For those looking to truly take a walk on the wild side, some of the most gorgeous views of the African plains can be seen from horseback on the Solio Reserve in Kenya.
Riders can enjoy views of the Aberdares mountains, open plains, and swamps.
There’s also a strong chance that you’ll get a good look at the wildlife; zebras, giraffes, rhinos, cheetahs, and more await you on your trail ride through the Kenyan Solio Reserve.
The Golden Circle is one of Iceland’s most popular tourist destinations.
Rolling waterfalls, lush fields, glaciers and more: this trail ride is an incredible experience that allows riders to explore the gorgeous and mystical highland moors from the back of sturdy viking steeds.
It’s certainly no secret that Italy boasts some of the most warm and inviting landscapes in the world.
Riders can enjoy the idyllic Tuscan countryside on their ride while soaking in the warm Italian sunshine.
Hawaii is home to some of the world’s most gorgeous beaches, mountains, and wild trails.
The Haleakala National Park offers trail rides through the island of Maui, traveling through lush forests, past flowing lava, and even right through the crater of a volcano.
Wyoming is a popular destination for skiing, but it is also a fantastic destination for those looking for a trail ride through the western wilderness.
Catch incredible views of the Grand Tetons and glimpses of the North American wildlife such as moose, elk, bison, and fox on your ride.
The Blue Mountains offer some of eastern Australia’s most gorgeous trail riding views of the high country.
Riders can enjoy traveling through lush pine forests, over wild bushlands and past sparkling, rolling creeks.
For those looking for an incredible and refreshing ride on gorgeous sandy Australian beaches, Noosa Beach in Queensland is a fantastic option.
Riders can choose between exploring the wild northern Australian bushlands as well as the shore, or they can simply go for a leisurely stroll beachside.
As equestrians, we’re always on the lookout for new and exciting ways to enjoy our time in the saddle. If you’re looking for new and exotic destinations for a breath taking trail ride, it’s worth considering one of the locations that we’ve covered here!
Go forth and explore, friends!
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