Always an adventure!
unique tailor made riding holidays...
Experience the best...
Come to ride in Cyprus
the island home of Aphrodite,
and treat your senses to a myriad of
ENJOY THE NATURE...
Ride your horse amongst the most exquisite mix of mountainous and coastal scenery, wildlife and history. Butterflies, Bee Eaters and Byzantine churches; goats and Greek temples; mouflon and the Mediterranean; orchards and orchids. Bestride the vast Akamas peninsula with views of two coasts of Cyprus - see the famous turtle beaches.
SEE THE HISTORY...
Treks which meander through traditional villages and past bridges of the old Venetian camel trail. Paths which take you deep into the mountain forest. Woodland tracks which open out onto wide undulating plains. Ride through the deserted Turkish villages - a stark reminder and a fascinating, intimate insight into a rarely seen aspect of this beautiful island's recent history.
HAVE AN ADVENTURE!
Get seriously far away from it all- stay at a forest hostel or in a tipi. Lazy days, taking in images of unparalleled beauty which unfold around you as you and your horse peak the ridge of one valley and command stunning views of the next.
YOU DESERVE SOME FUN!
Feel the wind in your face and the warm sun on your back
Our team comprises five horses - Farouk, Alfonzo, Harry, Tychon and Eclipse. Most were bred for racing and this is their second career â€“ Farouk, Harry, Alfonzo and Tychon look after novice riders, but will also enjoy a better rider who can â€˜press their buttons' too! They are 16hh+ and 7 to 17 years old. Eclipse is for more experienced riders who may want to try out his wide talents; he is 15hh and 7 years old.
They all love their job and work very well as a team. Groups are therefore small and intimate!
We also partner the herd to provide Horse Assisted Education - Leadership, Teambuilding, Personal Development and Soul Coaching. The programmes are profoundly effective at rediscovering core skills and developing the 93% of our communication which we already know is non-verbal. Horses give accurate, instant and non-judgemental feedback which challenges our behaviour and improves our clarity of purpose.
We have a permit from the Department of Forests to ride in the forest â€“ so day picnic rides and overnight trips to Stavros (where you can stay in the hostel or camp) explore well â€˜off the beaten track'. We often see wild Mouflon, various birds, butterflies, flowers and lizards etc.
The hotel nearby, Paradisos Hills, offers luxury accommodation for a centered riding holiday, as a base for the longer treks, or somewhere for the non riders in your group to chill out while you ride!
The longer treks are mainly during spring and autumn (March to May and mid Sept to Christmas) - day rides and hour/two hourly treks run all year, depending on the weather. The speed and route chosen depends on the experience of the riders and the condition of the ground. A mixed group will ride to the pace of the least experienced, but every effort is made to keep your group private for your maximum enjoyment.
We look forward to meeting you.
Be free - Ride in Cyprus !
How to find us? Maps and directions...
From Larnaca and Limassol, take the Highway to Paphos
At the roundabout
at the end of the highway, go straight on
(2nd exit) following signs to the
Straight on at the traffic lights to a
, take 1st exit. Two sets of traffic lights
down the road turn right - signposted Polis.
Follow the road up hill 20 mins through Stroumpi and on on ... stay on Polis road
You come through Skoulli and see a village sign for GOUDI
Turn right at GOUDI sign (there is a supermarket on the right - Byron Half Way Supermarket - The sign for Lysos and Stavros tis Psokas etc is behind a tree!!)
On on up hill for 5 mins follow signs for Stavros tis Psokas and Lysos
At T junction turn right (nasty
sharp right on top of steep slope)
. Through Peristerona
village. Through Lysos village wiggle wiggle past coffee shops -
you'll see signs for Paradisos Hills hotel and RideInCyprus. Go past
Paradisos Hotel - 1.5km to go. Turn right at blue RideInCyprus sign,
down track, keep left, stables are 200m.