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Black Forest Castle Ride


Itinerary for Black Forest Castle Ride



We offer different dates each year for people that want to join us for some exciting and exhilarating trail riding. The spring week is usually not as heavily-booked as the autumn week.

Sample Itinerary: Black Forest Weeks - subject to changes

This is a progressive ride including 4 riding days.

Day 1: Arrival
Arrival in the afternoon, get settled in and take a look around the castle manor, dinner together and overnight at the castle.
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight at Castle Sindlingen

Day 2: Introductory Ride
After breakfast it's time for our first ride to get to know the horses. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the castle! In the afternoon we will go on a longer ride through extensive forests, meadows and fields.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Castle Sindlingen


Day 3: Ride to Besenfeld
Welcome to the Black Forest! Today you will enjoy a long (6-7 hours) and brisk rider over the heights of the Black Forest until we reach the village of Besenfeld, which is located at almost 1.000 meters above sea level and close to the town Freudenstadt. Here the world is still in order and the village and its surroundings radiates peace and tranquility. We will stay in a quaint and cozy inn for the next tow night.  (luggage will be transported by vehicle)
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at Country Inn in Besenfeld


Day 4: Murgtal Valley Ride
Today we continue our journey on a somewhat shorter ride west to the slopes of the "Murgtal" valley. For lunch we will stop at a nice hut above the village of Schwarzenberg. From here we will enjoy wonderful panoramic views over the "Murgtal" and the heights of the Black Forest. After the break we ride back to the village of Besenfeld where we enjoy a cold drink and relax for the rest of the day.
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at Country Inn in Besenfeld


Day 5: Ride to Enztal Valley
After breakfast we ride along the old wine road at an altitude of approx. 1.000 meters with excellent views. The scenery here is very beautiful - true undisturbed nature that is untouched by civilization. For lunch we stop at the quaint "Grünhütte" (green hut) which is located in a clearing in the woods, above the village of Wildbad. Enjoy a hearty lunch and don't miss out on the specialty - homemade German "Pfannkuchen" (pancakes) with local berries! Back in the saddle, we ride towards the  "Enztal" valley and enjoy a nice last gallop.  Later we will be transferred back to Castle Sindlingen, where we enjoy a farewell dinner.
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight at Castle Sindlingen


Day 6: Departure
Departure after breakfast.
Meals included: Breakfast

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Sample Itinerary: Hacking Week - subject to changes

This is a center-based ride with 5.5 riding days.
This week has a lot of flexibility for riders. You can participate daily in morning and afternoon hacks (trail rides) and a couple all day rides into the pretty and peaceful surroundings of the castle.

Day 1: Arrival
Arrival in the afternoon, get settled in and take a look around the castle manor, dinner together and overnight at the castle.
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight at
Castle Sindlingen

Day 2: Introductory Ride
Morning and afternoon trail rides along trails on and nearby the castle to get to know your horses today first.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at
Castle Sindlingen

Day 3: All Day Ride
All day ride with a tasty picnic lunch across the high plateau of the Gaeu or into the "Schoenbuch"
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at
Castle Sindlingen

Day 4: Half Day Rides
Morning and afternoon short hacks (2 hrs. each )
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at
Castle Sindlingen

Day 5: Gasthof Ride
All day ride with lunch at a "Gasthof".
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at
Castle Sindlingen

Day 6: High Plateau Ride
Separate morning and afternoon rides across exploring more of the high plateau.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at
Castle Sindlingen

Day 7: Departure
One final hack and departure at lunchtime.
Meals included: Breakfast

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Sample Itinerary: Easter Hacking Week - subject to changes

This is a center-based ride with 3.5 riding days.

Day 1: Arrival
Arrival in the afternoon/ early evening, get settled in and take a look around the castle manor, dinner together and overnight at the castle.
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight at
Castle Sindlingen

Day 2: Trail Rides
Two hacks per day, separated by lunch.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at
Castle Sindlingen

Day 3: Trail Rides
Two hacks per day, separated by lunch.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at
Castle Sindlingen

Day 4: Trail Rides
Two hacks per day, separated by lunch.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at
Castle Sindlingen

Day 5: Departure
One final hack and departure at lunchtime.
Meals included: Breakfast
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Black Forest Castle Ride
Tour Code: PG-SIA1
6 days / 5 nights ~$1,200.00
Dates : March to Oct

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
ABeginner
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
BNovice
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
CIntermediate
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
EAdvanced
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
   
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
   
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
   
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
   
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
   
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
   
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
B 2020 03/22 - 03/28 7d / 6n 7 day, AP- Hacking Week (5.5... 4 /15 Expired
C 2020 04/09 - 04/13 5d / 4n 5 day, AP - Hacking Week, Ea... 4 /15 Reserve
A 2020 05/03 - 05/08 6d / 5n 6 day, AP- Black Forest Trai... 4 /15 Reserve
B 2020 09/06 - 09/12 7d / 6n 7 day, AP- Hacking Week (5.5... 4 /15 Reserve
A 2020 10/11 - 10/16 6d / 5n 6 day, AP- Black Forest Trai... 4 /15 Reserve
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Tack: English
Horses: Warmbloods, Irish Hunters
Pace: Moderate with fast paced stretches, 4-...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Stuttgart/ Frankfurt
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