Why book with Ride Andes?
Ride Andes is an unmatched experience for those who love horses and the raw nature of mountains, forests, lakes, beaches and rivers. Ride Andes is a specialist riding tour company and the tours have been running since 1996.
Guests are matched with destinations and horses to ensure the best possible experience, one to cherish and remember forever. That is the number one priority.
Sally Vergette, the British owner, has ridden in all the destinations offered, personally designing many of the tours herself.
The company is hands-on with the whole tour, from booking to boarding your flight home. They are in constant contact with the locals – the guides and hosts whom you will be staying with.
Do I need to be an experienced rider?
There are Ride Andes tours for riders at all levels. There are routes specifically designed for experienced rides and routes for beginner/novice riders.
Private Rides: Depending on the itinerary chosen, the guide will set the pace that suits the least experienced rider(s).
Fixed Date Rides: Experienced riders only. *
*There are some routes more challenging than others. For example, the Chile/Argentina Across the Andes rides are mainly steady paced and relatively easy (except the 14 day tour). In Ecuador, as well as challenging routes, we have tours during which beginner riders learn on the trail!
A simple email outlining what sort of riding you like and what riding experience you have can have you signed up to the most suitable and ideal tour. It is essential that you complete the detailed booking form to enable Ride Andes to select the best horses for your profile.
I used to ride a lot but now rarely ride. Is that a problem?
Many guests who join our rides are ‘rusty’, as long as it is known in advance, this is not a problem.