The golden sand of Agadir 2021
Long gallops on sandy tracks will lead us through deserted areas, inhabited only by hundreds of cacti that create intricate labyrinths. On the one hand, a fertile valley full of plantations, on the other, a dry and rocky land that reaches the Atlantic coast. We will meet Berber women in their multicolored dresses, sand dunes and flocks. On the deserted beaches lapped by the ocean, we will gallop out of breath dragged by the enthusiasm and vigor of our horses. An experience for expert riders who have the temper to spend many hours on the saddle and to live the spartanity of life in a tent.
Shared guaranteed departure dates, minimum 1 person departing from Italy
PARTICIPANTS: MIN 4 MAX 9
Arrival in Agadir, and autonomous transfer to the Sud Bahia hotel. The meeting with our correspondent is scheduled for h. 20.00 at the hotel for dinner and illustration of the program. Overnight at the hotel in a standard double room.
After having breakfast ,departure by car to the starting point where the horses await us and about 40 km outside Agadir. we will meet the horses about 40 km outside Agadir. Once on the saddle ,we will cross the fertile Soussplane valley, whose sandy roads will allow long gallops. We will pass through an agricultural area and small villages. Our camp will be set up on the edge of the last village in the area, valleys and mountains on the horizon.
Endless sand tracks characterize these areas, where people live mostly on sheep farming. At times you will see the locals looking at the group with curiosity… it is not common to see horses and riders in these parts! Dinner and overnight in a tented camp.
Today, we will leave the fertile Souss plain behind to enter the rocky hills dotted with cacti and thorny bushes. In this region, the Berbers live mainly from the production of Argan oil, which in recent years has gained a lot of ground in cosmetics. For lunch we will stop near a lake in the mountains and in the afternoon we will return to the camp set up on the shore of Lake Youssef Ibn Tachafine.
After having breakfast ,we ride to the top of the Tachilla hills, from which we will have a magnificent view of the lake, before turning in the direction of Tiznit. The landscape varies between sand dunes and rocky plains crossed by canyons. In the afternoon we will leave the horses and we will go by car to the town of Tiznit, built in 1882 by Sultan Moulay Al Hassan of the Alaouiten Dynasty, an Arab stronghold against the Berber populations. Famous for its silver work and its Medina that we will have time to visit. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
After having breakfast ,we will reach the horses and ride on the saddle towards the Atlantic coast, crossing strings of cacti until we feel the ocean breeze. There will be gallops on the beach before a stop for a picnic lunch overlooking the sea. In the afternoon we will arrive at the camp set up near the ocean.
Throughout the morning we will ride following the coast, from time to time going through the sand dunes that line the sea, the possibility of launching the horses in a real race along the deserted beach. Lunch break in a eucalyptus forest and then return to civilization. We will say goodbye to the horses and by car we will return to Agadir, where we will have the last dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast and independent transfer to the airport in time for your return flight.
Tariff per person, starting from:
|From 13 February 2021 to 28 February 2021||€ 1,030||€ 80|
(B / L / D): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = Dinner
Shared guaranteed departure dates, minimum 1 person departing from Italy:
Difficulty level: From ° to °°°°°
DURATION: 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
DIFFICULTY: °°°° (ADVANCED)
ACCOMMODATION: hotel + tented camp
EQUIPMENT: ENGLISH TREKKING SADDLE with pockets for water bottles
HORSES: ARABI-BERBER, a cross that takes the best of the two breeds, light and resistant, it is an excellent horse to travel long distances even in desert temperatures.
GAIT: 6 to 8 hours in the saddle (up to 50 km per day). The three gaits will be used depending on the terrain, long gallops. The control of the horse in open spaces and a good physical condition are required.
MAXIMUM WEIGHT : 90 KG
TYPE : itinerant with overnight stays in hotel + tented camp
There are 3 nights in a hotel + 4 nights in a tented camp
AGADIR: first and last night at the Hotel Sud Bahia , Rue des Administration Publique – Agadir (Tel +212 5288-21125 ). 3 * category structure, simple but comfortable and equipped with swimming pools, spa, gym, wi-fi, typical cuisine restaurant, bar. It is located about 30 km from Agadir International Airport and a couple of km from the main points of interest.
TIZNIT: Hotel Tiznit , Rue Bir Anzarane, (tel. +212 5288-62411 ). Small comfortable structure in Arabic style.
MOBILE CAMP: Every evening a simple mobile camp will be set up where you will dine and sleep surrounded by nature. The tented camp is very basic, a good spirit of adaptation is required and we recommend that you bring your own sleeping bag.
CLOTHING / EQUIPMENT:
We suggest to bring layered clothing due to the sensitive temperature range, sleeping bag, flashlight, rainproof, swimsuit, water bottle. There is no hard alcohol at the camp, you can bring your own bottle if you wish.
Note: The itinerary described above is to be considered indicative. It may be subject to variations due to weather conditions or circumstances beyond our control.
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