There are lots of ways to explore Corfu, from boat tours and bikes to just getting out and walking around. But few experiences can match taking in the beautiful sights of the island on horseback.
Corfu has a rich history of horsemanship and, with its miles of trails, wonderful beaches and lesser-known areas, the saddle makes the ideal way to see the island from any one of our Corfu private villas.
Even if you’ve never ridden before, you can sample the delights of seeing everything Corfu has to offer on horseback on your trip. Here are a few places to try.
Trailriders Horse Trekking
Operating since 1992, Trailriders Horse Trekking Centre has a sterling reputation when it comes to safety and the experience they offer.
Sitting about 2km from Ano KoraKiana, Trailriders offers guided trekking tours of the central northern area of Corfu. Sitting at the foot of the dramatic and beautiful Pantokrator mountains, it’s the ideal spot to experience the northern portion of the island in a unique way. Offering nine horses that are both comfortable with novice and experienced riders, Trailriders also provides any clothing you might need, quality safety equipment and specialised insurance for the duration of your ride. The stable location is easy to reach from the many Corfu luxury villas in the area, and everyone from the young to the old can benefit from a wonderful, serene trekking experience.
Carolina’s Holiday Horses
Situated in the lovely north-west of Corfu, Carolina’s Holiday Horses offers a smaller-scale horse riding experience that’s perfect for any couple on their Corfu villa holidays, with riding groups kept to three people at most.
Carolina’s Holiday Horses provides different riding tour options, depending on what you want to see and do. One option is to ride straight from the stables into the heart of the Greek countryside, taking in a real slice of rural Greek living. Or, if you prefer, you could strike out towards the beautiful ancient villages of Doukades and Skripero and do some sightseeing and stop for refreshments.
What makes Carolina’s Holiday Horses an exceptional experience is not just the small riding groups, but also the fact that Carolina is more than willing to segue into other activities like hiking, biking and sailing so that you can sample some of the other delights of the island.
Arena Horse Riding
When it comes to covering all the bases, you can’t get a better horse riding experience on Corfu than that offered by Arena Horse Riding.
For those who haven’t ridden before, Arena Horse Riding provides experienced, friendly guides that will help you get the hang of the basics. If, however, you’re a little more experienced, then the guides on hand are more than willing to help you plan and explore whatever areas you want to see along the stunning northeastern Corfu coastline. Moreover, if you’ve ever wanted to take a beachside ride and finish it off with a swim alongside your trusty steed, then Arena Horse Riding can provide just that!