Bodrum horse safari offers you that more gentle pace of discovering the peninsula. With its rolling hills and the emerald green forest backdrop against an azure blue sky, there can be no better way to relax than in the saddle, swaying to the gentle gait of the horse.
A 20 minute ride from Bodrum takes you to the horse ranch and a quieter, slower pace of life than the city offers you. The horses you will ride at the ranch are chosen for their softer natures and love of the trek. From the moment you are introduced to your named horse, you just might fall in love. These sedate, lovely creatures are happy to exercise and seem proud to show you the beautiful landscape of the Bodrum peninsula, flanked by the shimmering Aegean sea.
You will ride through the orange groves and the pine forests, breathing in the most pure of air as you ride along. Riding also through villages where the locals are pleased to see you, and where you may buy a bottle of water and learn a little of the village customs.
In 2023, price of Bodrum Horseback Riding is 40 € per person. Children under 8 years old are not allowed to ride a horse but can ride the same horse together with their parents.
Everyday, all year round, anytime between 09:00 to 18:00.
This tour is not suitable for people with physical difficulties and this factor should be taken into consideration before booking.
Your tour starts with a pickup from your Bodrum hotel or apartment, by comfy air conditioned vehicle and a journey of approx. 20 minute to the horse ranch and home of your safari. There you will be greeted by the friendly staff and your guide for the day. All guides are qualified horsemen and women, and will give you a safety talk on arrival, issue you with a hard hat (this is non optionable) and introduce you to your horse for the day. Basic tuition will follow with a gentle ride around the stable yard to get you used to your new four legged friend.
Once everyone is comfortable you will begin your trek along the beautiful landscape of the Bodrum countryside, often times with the turquoise Aegean to your right and left of the peninsula. As your safari reaches its climax you will return to the ranch, filled with the glorious memories of your time on horseback exploring the rivers and villages of the western Bodrum peninsula.
The horse safari goes out every day throughout the summer season, usually twice a day. You choose when and the time for pick up will be printed on your ticket. The stables are usually open from 09:00 to 18:00.
The safari has a 4 hour duration from pickup time to return.
Cost of Bodrum Horseback Riding is 40 € per person in 2023. Children under 6 years old can join the tour and ride the same horse with their parents.
There are no prerequisites for riding at the horse ranch. Although children under the age of 6 can only ride with an adult. Because of the gentle nature of this tour older children can easily enjoy it. You do not have to have previous experience of riding, though it may help if you inform your instructor on arrival if you have.
You will be accompanied at all times by a professional instructor, travelling in convoy, with a front and rear guide, so that in the unlikely event of you getting into trouble, one of them will be with you immediately.
It is not recommended for people with a heart condition, or for pregnant women.
There is no problem. They may come along with you and wait at the ranch for your return. There they can see for themselves how the ranch is run and interact with the animals back at base, themselves, if they so wish. There will be refreshments available for them to purchase, in comfort, while they wait, and they are always there to take in that wonderful smile on your face as you return.
Your transfer to and from the hotel in Bodrum is included along with your professional instructor/guide and horse for the session. Insurance and riding helmet (mandatory) are also covered.
Any personal expenditure you may wish to make, such as photographs DVDs or drinks.
Your horse will be matched to you according to size and personality. If there is a specific horse you wis to ride you may let the guide know, who will do their best to accomodate you.
Suncream, and glasses are recommended, as is your swimsuit beneath your clothing. You will have a water stop and may wish to cool off in the water yourself.
Bring some money with you for those optional extras like drinks, photographs or DVDs. You should have a professional photographer with you most of the day, to capture those unforgettable moments on horseback, pictures that you may be unable to take yourself. They will be available for your purchase at the end of the tour.
Otherwise do bring your own camera, but remember to keep it in a waterproof container as you will be heading through the cooling water at some point.
Wear comfortable clothes for the ride, with sensible footwear. Longer shorts or trousers are recommended to avoid chafing of the thigh and for your comfort.