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Germany Horseback Riding Holiday

If you're looking for a change of location in which to go riding, a new holiday in Germany could be just the thing. An hour south of Hamburg, this rural retreat offers dynamic trail riding weeks that will have you returning year after year. At Pferdeschulze, there are so many trails to experience and to discover. During your stay, you'll experience memorable encounters with nice people, well-kept horses, and glorious nature!

Key Information

  • Rider Weight Limit: 90 kilograms / 198 pounds
  • Tack Type: Classic
  • Horse Breed: Mixed Haflinger, Pinto, Hanoverian, Holsteiner

Highlights

  • 6 days in the saddle
  • Approximate daily riding time: 2 to 3 hours
  • 1 introductory trail and 1 introductory lesson
  • Daily full board meals will be provided
  • Tea and water available at all times
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: German
Group size: 4-6 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Sauna
  • Terrace

The accommodation is a three-minute walk from the stables in the country inn with double and single rooms, all ensuite and all with a tea making station. The hotel offers a sauna with a relaxing area, an outside terrace overlooking the cute countryside garden including mature trees, a stream, and a beach and barbeque corner! Massages can be booked as an extra.

Landhotel Hitzacker has modern decor and a combination of stylish accessories, creating a country-house atmosphere without sacrificing exaggerated luxury. You will be accommodated in an "inn-style" three-star hotel which offers single and double rooms. You are invited to relax in the sauna and restrooms or retreat into the gardens overlooking the green fields with a book.

Program

On this equestrian break, you're guaranteed at least two to three hours of trail riding for five days. On the first day, you will be offered an introductory lesson together with a one-hour trail, whilst you're getting to know the yard, your horse, Landhotel Hitzacker, and similar-minded riders. This package runs from Sunday to Sunday and is designed for intermediate or well-ridden riders.

You'll get the opportunity to provide Landhotel Hitzacker with the necessary information relating to your riding ability so that when you arrive, you'll be ready to trail!. Experience this trail week on horseback, while in the saddle, rarely will you see people, just vast spaces of forests, river marshes, and wildlife. Judging from previous trail riders, there will be breathtaking moments that you will never forget!

Included excursions

What to do whilst out of the saddle...Regional Excursions:

RELAX! or if need be....

Hitzacker is a fairy tale small town 7 km away nestled between the famous Gohrde forest and River Elbe (east/west German border) offers romantic, medival architecture, hosting a world renowned summer and winter music festival. It has it´s own archeological site, and a brand new promenade named after the late prince of Holland Klaus von Almsberg who originated from Hitzacker. The quaint shops dotted around the market square offer quirky, individual, regional products.

Hitzackers boasts an outdoor lido, a natural lake, the Elbe itself for swimming or canoeing.

Bird watching is a favorite for the avid observer.

Biber watching too!

Excursions further afield are reached by train are Lüneburg, Hamburg and Berlin.

Information you may need to make your decision.

Location

This well run equestrian center nestles in the village of Wietzetze near Hitzacker in Lower Saxony and specializes in riding holidays for all abilities. It is an ideal place for holidays on biking, hiking, and horseback riding. Here, relaxation is on top of the agenda. Hitzacker being a fairytale medieval town, also offers an archeological excavation site together with a Bronze Age open-air museum.

Also a spa town, Hitzacker is a perfect place to unwind and leave all your cares behind. Here, you will experience unique untouched nature along the river Elbe. The Elbe marshlands invite you to discover varied wildlife and plants, together with an array of birds of prey; a real insider tip for nature lovers and those aspiring to be!

Food

Daily full board meals are included, as well as tea and water available all day. Meat and vegetarian options are available and meals will be served in buffet style.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Massage

cosmeticfacials

extra lessons

bike hire

Spa treatments

we can gladly organise well being "in house" spa treatments like:

Massage

Footreflex

Lymphdrainage

Craniosacrale thearapy

Facial massage

Kinesiologie thearapy

What's included

  • 6 days in the saddle
  • 1 introductory trail
  • 1 introductory lesson
  • 5 x 2 to 3 hours of trail riding
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily full board meals
  • Tea and water available at all times
  • Transfer to and from the local train station in Leitstade
  • Access to the sauna and wellness areas
  • Use of Wi-Fi

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Airport transfers
  • We offer a holiday "no show" insurance (55 EUR per person/per stay)

How to get there

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Arrival by train

From Lüneburg, you can go to Forest Station Leitstade. From Leitstade, there is a free transfer to the hotel.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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8 days / 7 nights
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This trip requires a minimum of 4 participants

Sunday November 7, 2021
(8 days / 7 nights)

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