Denmark, Römö - 3 islands trailride – Römö, Mandö and Koresand – experienced riders
3 islands trail ride – Römö, Mandö and Koresand – experienced riders
During one week you will be offered exciting riding on three islands. Fantastic nature experiences and fun riding with lots of tölt and canter.
• 7 nights in a double room (standard) incl. half board, 6 riding days (according to the daily program)
• Free access to the wellness center with indoor pool, sauna and the possibility to book various treatments.
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Saturday - Arrival Coffee and cookie 15.00-16.30. Welcome meeting with a drink, information and video about Icelandic horses in the evening.
Sunday - 2 hours Kirkeby nature area ride The ride goes along nice small roads to Vråby nature area. You will enjoy lovely tolt and cozy gallops. During the ride, deer often stand and graze and watch the riders pass. Then over the heath and out to the Kirkeby plantation, where there are many nice riding trails. You will pass Römö's highest point, Spietsbierg.
Monday - 3 hours Sönderbeach Today you ride on Sönderbeach on the west side of Römö. Here, the finest sandy beach stretches along the entire length of the island. The beach is open and flat, which means that the opportunities to find amber are good. The northernmost part of the beach is blocked off as a military zone, while the rest of the beach can be used freely. The view is miles long, sand and sea.
Tuesday- 4 hours Havsand Along cozy little forest trails you come to Vråby nature area. Then across the dunes out to the almost endless beach. You ride along the seafront, and on this solid ground it fits great with beach gallopes.
Wednesday - Mandö 8 hours / 4½ hours riding In addition to the beautiful island of Römö, the island of Mandö is also available to explore. Here there are only 35 residents so winter time is very quiet. Here the equestrian center has a small farm, called Mandøgården. With this base, a lot of opportunities are offered to explore the nearby island of Mandø on horseback. On this ride, the exact start time cannot be determined until 1-2 days before due to the tide so it can be accomplished. In the stable in the morning the horses are brushed and loaded into horse trailer. They are driven to Vester Vedstad where the horses are unloaded and saddled and the adventure begins. There are trees down in the seabed that mark the path that is best to take to reach Mandö. The horses tussle bravely through the water. This historic road is not suitable for cars as it is rarely completely dry.
The tides are of utmost importance not to be stranded on the island. Therefore, it is important that the island is explored before the water rises again. If the water is too high, horse transport must come and take you home on the new Ebbevej, Lånningsvejen, where cars can also drive. Rain trousers and rubber boots are recommended, even if it does not rain (can be borrowed). When you reach all the way around the island and ride up the embankment you can see the whole island from above. You ride across moors and along the beach and pass through Mandö's only Mandø City. Then you reach Mandögården where you have lunch and enjoy the peace. Then the horses are loaded onto the trailers and you are driven home before the water rises. An entire day full of adventure and nature experiences. Tonight you will sleep extra well.
Thursday - 7 hours Koresandtur (3,5 hours riding) Today you will experience some of Denmark's most unique and untouched nature areas on the horseback. At Koresand, you have the chance to see gems, seals, a rich bird life and not a tourist or car within sight! You meet in the stable, brush the horses and load them into the horse trailer. Then you drive to Mandö farm. The horses are unloaded and saddled and you ride through the town, over the embankment and out on Koresand, of course with the tides. Koresand is a ca. 24 km2 large sandbank in the Wadden Sea southwest of Mandö. The area is also called the wet desert and for good reason. There is sand as far as the eye can see. If you go far enough, you see neither land nor water. Although Koresand gets bigger and bigger every year, there is no vegetation or permanent dunes as the whole area is still covered by the sea during the storm. It is an absolutely amazing freedom to walk, tolt and gallop across the flat sand, with the feeling that there is not end to it. Plenty of space, the sea all around, good views and no people, it makes Koresand the perfect home for hundreds of seals as well as thousands of birds. After about 3½ hours of riding you are at Mandögården again, where you eat some good sandwiches together. Then the horses are loaded into the trailers and you return home. Video in the bar in the evening.
Friday- 5 hours Römö half day ride with picnic Today you are invited to the longest ride of the week which is a pure delight on the comfortable Icelandic horse which is made for long rides. From the stable you ride along winding forest paths in fresh tolt. A canter will take you across the fields and then reach Sönderstrand over the sand dunes. Once out on the beach you can once again enjoy the canter, some times of the year only you are there, the whole beach is clean from imprints, only your hoof traces that show that someone has been there. During high season, there is another scenario, with bathers and full activity. When you reach Lakolk, the island's beach town, you take the saddle of your horses and eat your lunch. After well-deserved rest, it's time to get back up again and you ride along the dunes, across the road and into the woods again. Along the winding roads, you ride tolt and canter and finally reach the stable again. Say goodbye to your four-legged friend, or why not see you later.
Saturday - Departure after brekfast.