The Dutch island of Terschelling is located about 15 km off the coast of the Wadden Sea in the North Sea. It belongs to an archipelago called the Frisian Islands, and of course you should ride on beautiful Friesian horses here.
The island is known for its 30 km long sandy beach which is made for lovely gallops. Here you can enjoy wonderful rides in exciting nature all year round. The different rides take you through the picturesque sand dunes, past cranberry fields, through the idyllic forest and of course along the beach. One day you might do an evening ride, which ends around the campfire. During the week you will have access to a free bicycle when not riding, and with that you can explore the island during the free time.
The rides are suitable for both beginners and more advanced riders as you will be divided into two groups depending on riding experience.
Accommodation & food
You will stay in a nice holiday village with apartments located only about 700 meters from the stable. Cozy studios / apartments mostly located on the second floor. The studios / apartments have a sleeping loft/ upstairs bedroom which is reached by a spiral staircase. There is twin/ double bed (for max. 2 persons) Living room with a sitting area and TV, WLAN. Towels and sheets are provided. Kitchen with a gas stove, refrigerator and microwave, coffee maker and kettle.
You will eat breakfast in the restaurant. More restaurants (about 1 km away) can be reached by bike.
The different rides take you through the picturesque sand dunes, past the cranberry fields and the idyllic forest and of course out on the 30 km long sandy beach on the island. One day you ride a 2 hour ride in the morning and then an evening ride, which you end with cozy social activities around the campfire. You have a day off and that day you can explore the island by bike. On site you will get many tips on sights. During the summer (July, August) there is the opportunity to swim with the horses.
The week includes 5 riding days: 5 x 2 hours, 1x 3 hours.
Here you find about 30 Friesian horses (about 150-182cm). English saddles.
The Friesian horse, which is always black, is a beautiful and muscular horse that moves proudly with high leg lifts. It is unusual in that it has a lot of feathering at the fetlock, although it is a light horse. The Friesian horse is also, with its gentle and friendly temperament, very pleasant to handle and ride.
The great beach and the North Sea is excellent for kite surfing, windsurfing or sailing. The island also has about 250 km of hiking trails and is especially easy to explore by bike. On request, transport can be booked on site (extra fee).
Ability description: Outdoor riding level 1-3
Included in the price: 7 nights, 5 days riding (around 13 hours), apartment, breakfast, rental bike.
Not included: Travel to and from Terschelling. Lunch, dinner, drinks, tax (cirka 1,70 EURO per person / day, paid on spot).
Travel: Fly to Amsterdam and continue with train or car to Harlingen. If you arrive by car you park it in Harlingen (pre-book parking here: https://www.parkeren-harlingen.nl/), then you get on the ferry (without car) to West-Terschelling (around 15 EUR / way / person), and then you continue on rental bike for about 12 km (luggage will be transported with car) or local bus from the ferry to your apartment about 20-30 minutes. There is a bus stop outside the area where you will stay.
Here you can plan your journey from Amsterdam Schipol to Harlingen Haven https://www.ns.nl/en/
Here you can find timetable for the ferry from Harlingen to Terschelling https://www.rederij-doeksen.nl/en
Arrival/ departure day: Arrival Saturday afternoon or evening, departure the following Saturday after breakfast.
Optional arrival/departure: You can choose another arrival and departure day, just mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Season: All year.
Single room: It is possible to book an apartment for only one person. For price click on ”Book on request” under Dates & price. If there is no one to share with single room supplement will be added.
Number of riders: Minimum 1 maximum 6 per group.
Credit card: Yes, at the accommodation.
Tipping: Not necessary but appreciated.
Electricity jack: EU-standard
Age limit: Min. 8 years old.
Beach: Kilometers of nice beaches within 0-7 km.
Riding equipment to borrow: Helmet but we recommend you bring your own.
Special diet: Inform when booking.