Regular independent travellers will happily tell you that you’ll find numerous like-minded companions on a riding holiday. From enthusiastic thrill seekers, eager for the adrenaline rush of galloping with game in the Serengeti to sociable types, keen to explore picturesque vineyards of Tuscany - the choices are endless. From ranch holidays dedicated to groups of singles, to trail rides for all, the perfect riding holiday for singles awaits. Your first holiday as a single traveller can be daunting yet liberating; consider the following pointers to help you through the process.
Riding Holidays for Singles
1) Cost – The dreaded phrase “Single Supplement” often deters many a lone traveller. Some rides do however offer specialist singles weeks and others may have departures with no single supplement or one or two single rooms or tents with no additional charge. Most establishments will help customers avoiding having to pay a single supplement by arranging same-sex room shares.
2) Type of Holiday – Whether you are looking for a luxury safari, exotic beach riding or a desert camping trail, your choices are in no way limited by travelling alone. A little research is always worthwhile, as you may find some destinations cater more for family groups or couples. Whilst you would never be made to feel unwelcome, you may prefer a ride where there are likely to be a few other single riders. Solo travellers can often be a little apprehensive about the prospect of meal times alone, but on many riding holidays, sociable evening can be the highpoint of the trip, offering a chance to bond with your group and share stories.
3) Group Size – You will have one fundamental trait in common with others in your group - you are all adventurous, keen riders. Larger group sizes will allow you to mingle with your riding companions, and make a few friends along the way. Your fellow riders may even be keen to make plans and book other riding holidays with you.
Horse Riding Holidays
Spain: Horse Riding Spain is a friendly establishment, ideal for single travellers.
France: Horse Holidays France offer trail riding and short-break riding holidays in a spectacular location, a short commute from Paris. Sociable, chatty guides will help single travellers feel very at ease.
Canada: Montana Hill Guest Ranch is a warm, friendly guest ranch in pristine British Columbia. As riding holidays for singles go, this is a a great option! The relaxing ranch has a host of activities on offer from roping lessons to Spa treatments, and of course trail riding through breath-takingly beautiful scenery.
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