Spending a holiday in the Wales is on the bucket list of many. With over 1,680 miles of coastline, mountains, valleys, and hundreds of castles, it’s easy to see the allure. Offering easy access to the area by plane, trains, and automobiles, it’s rapidly becoming a well-traveled and loved part of the United Kingdom. One of the best ways to experience the beautiful views of Wales is on horseback, even non-equestrians know this to be true. When it comes to planning your picturesque tour through the Welsh countryside, the options can be overwhelming. Thankfully, there’s Freerein, which has over 20 years of experience in guided trails and is the only horse riding holiday company in Wales that offers self-guided packages as well.
Freerein operates their trails from April to October, with April and October being the prime months due to the beautiful spring and autumn colors. With over 50 different trail ride options, 26 locations for accommodations during your rides, and hundreds of miles of trails, Freerein has something for everybody. From the fledgling rider to experienced equestrian, their guided and self-guided trails leave nothing to be desired when it comes to touring the Welsh countryside. Similar to spending a holiday at a ski resort, it is possible to go and navigate the area by foot, but why bother when Freerein offers a Learn to Ride package, which leaves even the most inexperienced rider able to hold their own and tour Wales by horseback.
The horses at Freerein are diverse and suitable for riders of all experience levels. “We have a fantastic herd of fit and friendly horses and ponies,” said Freerein owner Matt Williams. The horses and ponies range from 12-15.2hh and are all trained trail riding horses of the welsh cob type. Each mount is picked for the experience level of their rider and is ready to take you on the trail ride of a lifetime.
The guided trails at Freerein range from two to six days long, and can take you all the way from the border to the coastline. Each of the guided tours include a professional that helps guide your way and assist with any help the riders may need along the way. Each guided group includes no more than eight riders, offering an inclusive, friendly atmosphere for everyone on the trail. The self-guided packages at Freerein range from two to seven days, and you only travel with the individuals you book your trip with. You set your dates and destinations and are free to tour the area at the freedom of your whims.
No matter which package you choose with Freerein, there’s an assortment of accommodations, such as guest houses, bed and breakfasts, hill farms, and country inns, who provide a warm welcome to riders. Every option includes maps, rider support, and everything necessary to create the riding holiday that you’ve been dreaming of. Best part: Freerein offers simple, informative, and friendly booking, so you don’t have to worry about the typical headache that comes with planning a vacation.
For more information on booking a riding holiday with Freerein, please visit www.free-rein.co.uk.