Ride Overview - Tordillas Ride
An unforgettable fast-paced horseback riding vacation in Uruguay! The interior region offers vast open country and rugged landscapes to ride across. The people are friendly and love animals. Your lodging and stable will be based near picturesque Pueblo Eden hidden in the rolling hills and granite outcroppings. Arab/Thoroughbred horses are your partners along trails which trace olive groves and vineyards. The Uruguayan wines are just getting worldwide recognition and the quality olive oils are still a real secret. You will taste both during this ride along with a visit to an old gold mine. Comfortable bungalows provide a good rest at the end of your adventurous day. You can top this equestrian vacation with a pre or post ride visit to Punta del Este, the Saint Tropez of South America, and experience beautiful beaches, outlandish discotheques, casinos and world-class restaurants.
“There’s a secret spot in Uruguay, completely surrounded by hills and amazing landscape: Pueblo Eden…And not too far away, a paradise for horse lovers … We spent a couple of days riding amazing Arabian horses and exploring the area. Unforgettable.” L.S.
Ride Itinerary - Tordillas Ride
You will be transferred from Montevideo airport to Haras Las Tordillas (approximately 80 miles/130 km). After you have settled into your private bungalow, you will mount up for a short ride. Afterward, you will meet your guide and your fellow riders during dinner.
After a full breakfast, you will ride across the open country to Lote 8, an ultra-chic olive oil producer perched on a hilltop with 360° views of some of the most beautiful countryside, the Eden Valley. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to trot and canter. A delicious picnic of sandwiches, cold cuts, and local wine will be served. At Lote 8, you will enjoy a wine and olive oil tasting. If you wish you can also have a guided visit. The horses will be stabled at Lote 8 for the night. A short transfer by car or van of approximately 20 minutes duration will take you back to Las Tordillas, where you have dinner and spend the night.
Before leaving for the ride you need to prepare an overnight bag with a change of clothes and your bathroom needs since you will be spending that night in another location Your change of clothes will be delivered by our staff to the cabins of Villa Eden. Transfer back to Lote 8 to pick up your horse. Today, you ride in the direction of Pueblo Eden, crossing through streams and beautiful tree galleries. The pace will be slower morning ride does not allow for a fast ride. Stop for lunch at a typical bar/restaurant at Pueblo Eden. After lunch your ride to winery Viña Eden, where you will be offered a wine degustation of their excellent wines with cold cuts. ( If you wish you can also make a guided visit to their wine producing installations) You then continue the ride to the cabins of Villa Eden, where at night you will be served a typical Uruguayan barbecue with the local wines an then spend the night at the cabins.
After breakfast, you ride in the direction of Pueblo Eden (two hours duration) where you will have lunch at a famous typical pasta restaurant Posta De Vaimaca. After lunch, ride to Las Tordillas through open Country where fast rides are possible. ( duration 3 hours ). Dinner and overnight at Las Tordillas.
Breakfast at 9 am In today’s ride we will stop on a lovely picnic spot for lunch where, depending on the weather conditions, you may enjoy a swim in a beautiful waterfall while the horses rest. Riding time approximately 5 hours. Dinner at Las Tordillas where you will spend the night.
Breakfast at 9 AM Today your ride is to Minas the Oro, an old picturesque gold mining site where you can visit the 800mts long underground galleries where gold was mined. Www.lr21.com.uy Lunch at the site Back to Las Tordillas by private transfer with a duration of 20 minutes. Farewell dinner and overnight at Las Tordillas
After breakfast, transfer back to Montevideo.
Ride Details - Tordillas Ride
Dates: January 16th – 23rd, February 13th – 20th, March 5th – 12th,
April 19th – 25th, May 14th – 21st, June 20th – 26th, July 18th – 24th,August 27th – September 3rd, September 17th – 24th, October 22nd – 29th, November 19th – 26th, December 10th – 17th
Airport: Montevideo Carrasco (MVD)
Other Meeting Place: Punta Del Este
Riding Days: 7
Daily Riding Hours: 2 – 6
Riding Ability: STRONG INTERMEDIATE: Confident and in control at all paces including posting trots, two point canters and gallops in open country. Fast paced ride.
Group Size: 2 – 8
Maximum Weight limit: 95 Kg./ 187 lbs.
Accommodations: comfortable bungalows with ensuite bathrooms
Total of 2 in group: $3,100.00 per person
Total of 3: $2,800.00
Total of 4: $2,500.00
Total of 5: $2,370.00
Total of 6: $2,250.00
Included: all accommodations, English speaking guide, 5 days riding, horses, all meals
Not Included: airfare, transfer to and from the airport ($250 per car, roundtrip)
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