The magnificent Central European country of Austria boasts stunning alpine regions, picturesque lakes and beautiful cities. Horse riding is a popular traditional summer past-time and provides the perfect way to immerse yourself in the solitude of the remote wilderness of the more inaccessible areas. From galloping through the Ötztal Valley under clear blue skies, surrounded by imposing but majestic glaciers, to Classical Dressage tuition on the famous Lipizzaner in cultural capital Vienna, Austria has something to offer every rider. Week long trail rides through the many National Parks such as the mysterious Kalkalpen, with its 300km of horse riding tracks or the ancient forests, lush green alpine pastures, rugged mountainsides and spectacular waterfalls of Hohe Tauern, with leave you with an air of unmatched tranquillity. Canter on small, pretty yet sturdy Haflingers past sparking lake shores, criss-crossing mountain streams, or opt for a Western Ranch stay, learning roping and driving skills, and sleeping out under the stars on summer pack trips.
From Adventurous Rides in the summer sunshine high into the Alps, to snowy Winter Sleigh Driving holidays, Austria will guarantee a breath-taking panorama, a wealth of flora and fauna and a traditional warm, friendly welcome.
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