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9-day ride: Soulride – So close to heaven
28. August 2020 @ 09:00 - 5. September 2020 @ 16:00CHF2200
Soulride – So close to heaven
Trail ride through the Rhaetian Alps in Graubünden with 7 days and 6 nights
A soul ride – you ride through mountainous terrain in deep connection with your horse. Climbs, descents and longer gallops alternate, depending on the day’s stage. The varied landscapes are breathtaking and bring you close to their nature. Through the attentive interaction with your horse partner, you will also succeed in exciting passages. In fairness, there are occasional places that we carry ourselves to ensure safe movement for the horses in the field. It is an average of 30-50 min/day on foot. Then the next gallop will be even more fun.
In the high valleys we rest in mountain villages at an altitude of 1’800 m above sea level, to then climb again up to 2’800 m above sea level.
In the Rhaetian Alps you will find peaks from 3,400 to 4,050 meters above sea level. Riding in the Rhaetian Alps is a special adventure with great variety in wild mountain world with its clear lakes, crossing various passes (up to 2’800 m.), discovering new worlds, from high valley to plateau, to glacier tongue. At altitude we encounter the Alpine Five: ibex, red deer, golden eagle, marmot and chamois. In between, a detour into the civilization of the region is worthwhile.
The expected route leads via Bivio and the Pass Lunghin into the Engadin, through the Engadin, to the Keschhütte and via Alp d’Err back to Alp Flix.
Data -prices from 2020 Soulride – so close to heaven
- Arrival: 28.8.`20, 9h
- Implementation from 2 and up to max. 4 people
- Private appointments from 4 riders
- August 28, 2020 to September 3, 2020: CHF 2’200
Services included in the price:
- Horseback riding trip with 7 days and 6 nights
- Transportation to and from the station
- Supervision during the ride by a German/English/French speaking guide
- Provision of horses with equipment, including saddlebags
- Accommodation 2 persons per tent and room, single persons share
- Breakfast, picnic and snack, dinner without drinks
- Horse transport over the pass in the event of weather conditions
Services not included
- Expenses of a personal nature such as drinks, tips and souvenirs
- Meals, services and activities not mentioned
- Arrival to train station Tiefencastel, respectively Alp Flix
- personal equipment, including sleeping bag and insulation mat
Arrival to Tiefencastel by train and pick up at the train station, return transfer to the train station on the last day, train departure should not be before 16h.
Rides between July and September on fixed dates, max. 4 participants; private appointments on request for 4 persons or more
in the Alps, the months of July to September are suitable for the targeted altitude. The passes are then usually free of snow. High solar radiation is to be expected, as well as cold spells.
Quarter, Appaloosa, Achal Tekkiner, Warmblood, crossbreeds, experienced mountain horses.
alCotti system saddles = special trailride saddles, customized to the horse, comfortable seat
Riding experience –
confident in all gaits, experience in cross-country, you should be able to control your horse confidently, you are on average 6 h/day in the saddle, certain mountain sections are run uphill, or downhill, good personal fitness, max. Rider weight 90 kg
the rides are led by an experienced guide. The riders are obliged to wear a helmet.
3 nights each 2 persons in expedition tent, 1 x with shower/WC, otherwise crystal clear mountain stream water
3 nights in mountain hut, or pension or fixed building
Full board without drinks, starting with lunch on the first day and ending with lunch on the last day.
It should be noted that we are moving in high alpine terrain. The pass crossings can be done in good weather. In case of bad weather forecast, the ride leader will decide whether the horses will be transported to the other side of the pass. This is for the safety of all involved. Today’s weather reports are very accurate, and allow to decide on the respective eve, whether the Alternatvprogramm is used.
In such a case, the horses are transported by trailer to continue the ride on the other side of the mountain.
Level 3-4, Safety in all gaits required, also good fitness. It is also important that you are not afraid of heights for this ride
Highlights of the trip
- Pristine nature
- Grandiose landscapes
- Powerful mountain world
- Passes steeped in history
- Close to the soul
Registration after a non-binding preliminary talk with me: +41 79 661 98 58