Itinerary 3 days Private Horse Riding Tour

private tailor-made horse riding tours

For aduly intermediate and advanced Riders

day 0ne: CAR DRIVE TO THE FARM AND HORSEBACK RIDing TO SAN MIGUEL DE SEMA TOWN

We pick you up in your hotel in the morning and we will travel by car for around 3 hours to a hotel outside of Villa de Leyva town where we will sleep all the nights. During this travel, we will visit the place where was the battle of independence of our Country in 1819. Also we will eat a typical “arepa boyacense”.
We will take lunch and then the horse ride will begin.

 

We are going to explore the mountainous area of the Raquira Region, located at 2300 meters above sea level, with temperatures between 18 and 24 centigrade during the day, normally dry weather, with rainy weather on some days. There are many small and adventure trail going up to the top of those mountains. We will pass through oak forest and brooks.

 

During the horse riding, we will see beautiful landscapes of the mountain range and the valleys of Villa de Leyva, Raquira and Tinjacá. We will visit a typical rural small town (San Miguel de Sema). We can visit the church and the typical construction and we can eat some goodies.

 

Rivas Ridingcolombia use to ride faster than the rides in Europe. We do a lot of canter but not very much gallop. We will ride for about 3-4 hours.

day two: horse riding TO FUQUENE LAKE LANDSCAPE

After a good breakfast and a 30 minutes ride by car we get the place where the ride will begin.
 We will do horse riding up to the mountains range, taking different dirty roads and trails. We will  do horse riding through oak forest and brooks. Close to the top of the mountains we can see behind and watch beautiful landscapes. After we cross the mountain range, a new valley is open to our view to observe from the top of the mountain the Fúquene Lake. Until the 1970’s Laguna de Fúquene was Colombia’s largest lake. Today only 3,000 hectares are left from the originally 10,000 hectares because the flat lagoon was dried or filled with land to gain acreage for agriculture and stock farming. We will stop here to enjoy the landscapes, to let the horses rest, eat snacks and to rest a little bid. After the arrival we will have a tardy and succulent lunch.
After the lunch, if you are tired, we can go back to the hotel or we can do a short visit to Villa de Leyva. Villa de Leyva is the small town that better preserves memories of old colonial times and expresses the best of Spanish influence. It was founded in 1572 and built according to Spanish architectural norms. Even the location of the city (in a valley) seems to be an emotional encounter of the New World with places from Spain.
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DAY THREE: COMEBACK TO BOGOTA

It is the day we come back to Bogota.  Usually we leave around 11 am. We can do a small hike or buy some gifts in Villa de Leyva.  After that, we will start the travel to Bogota and we will stop in the middle of car drive for lunch in a nice restaurant with a beatiful view. We will comeback to your hotel around 3 pm.

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