Connie, the owner of the Bavarian Horse Riding Stables, is the perfect guide and a great professional. A ride will give you a unique view of Kefalonian nature, you will travel through valleys, hills and woods and you can even swim with the horses!
Connie is a professional Horse Trainer from Germany and raises 13 Horses for Beginner, Experienced, Young and Old riders. The horses live in open stables like a big family group, so they are calm on the rides and ride using English and Western Saddles. Trips last from 1 -4 hours.
You can make a trek to St. Fanentes riding through the abandoned, pre-earthquake villages, and experienced riders can even end their ride at Sami beach by swimming with the horses.
The stables also provide lessons in Dressage and jumping.
1st possibility: Ride up to the mountains and into the countryside passing olive trees and orchards.
2nd possibility: Ride through a forest to a plateau where there are fantastic views over Sami Bay, and to the islands of Ithaka and Lefkada.
1 ½ hrs or 2 hours
Ride along an old donkey trail to an old village where there once was a winery, visit another village ruined by the 1953 earthquake and enjoy the beautiful view over Ithaka and Lefkas.
1st possibility: Climb up in the mountains until 1000mtr. high to 2-3000 years old olive trees with a breathtaking view over the island of Ithaka and Lefkada and the mainland, as well as the bay of Sami
2nd possibility: Ride to the monastery Fanentes up to the mountain with a fantastic view over Lefkas and Ithaka.
This ride will take you through 4 old villages destroyed by the 1953 earthquake, with a great view over the valley and the Cyprus tree forest. You will trek through some historic buildings and get a feeling of how life was for the Greeks 300 years ago until the big earthquake in 1953
1st possibility: Ride up to the mountain and then down to the sea for a break. Take the horses into the sea, and, if you are a very experienced rider, you can swim with your horse. After that ride back to the stable through a big olive plantation in the valley, continuing along an old donkey trail next to a riverbed with some beautiful old historic buildings and a bridge from the seventeen century.
2nd possibility: Ride in the countryside and trek to an old village, destroyed by the 1953 earthquake. Again you have a great view over the valley around the area.