Mauritius tourism is mostly all about leisure and relaxing for tourists who visit the island because of the numerous ways that one can do this that is relaxing on the beaches, taking walks around and horseback riding. The country has many places that are gazetted for horse breeding and riding and these provide tourists with an unforgettable experience.
There is a lot to discover when it comes to horseback riding in Mauritius for example riding along the beaches, discovering the lagoons, the forests off the beaten roads and so much more. You can either go as a couple celebrating a honeymoon, friends trying to relax or as a family because either way you will want to go back to Mauritius just to go horse riding again after your experience.
It does not matter whether you are really good at horse riding or not because there are levels when it comes to riding and each person will be given an experienced tour guide according to his or her level so that you all get to enjoy your time on the Island. A few of the places where you can enjoy a horseback ride experience on the island of Mauritius include the following.
The Riambel beach is located in the southern part of the Island and one of the many public beaches in Mauritius. It is filled with palm trees and the expanse of the white sand makes it a perfect place for tourists to visit while in Mauritius. It is also considered to be one of the best paces for tourists to explore nature and the best way for one to experience nature while at the Riambel beach is by going for a horseback ride.
The Riambel beach is next to a sugarcane plantation and this is where the stable for the horses is located. It has one pony and about ten horses and these can be ridden by anyone for as long as your age permits you and not to forget, the horses are well taken care of and well bred. Some of the things you should know before participating in a horse ride at the Riambel are:
You can enjoy riding your horse along the beach especially in the evening and you do need to worry about the riding equipment because these will be provided at the stable before you leave. Grab a camera and head down to the Riambel beach to enjoy an evening filled with horse riding. However you should note that the stable is always closed on public holidays and Sundays and therefore you should plan accordingly.
Horse riding can also be done in Northern Mauritia at the different designated places with the help of an experienced tour guide. The horses are bred at the Les caleches du Paradis, a ranch that is located in the Northern part of the country and the trail that is used for horse riding goes through the Daruty forest. The stable has about three ponies and eight horses all belonging to different species which makes the ride more fun. Both experienced riders and beginners are accommodated here and the beginners are given someone who will guide them through the ride so as to minimize accidents.
For nature lovers, a horse ride through the Daruty forest which is a private reserve is the best as you will get to see the rare tree species in the forest and at your own pace with your children following around on ponies. A camera is a necessity so that you remain with all the memories from this horse ride in the Northern part of Mauritius. A few things that you will need to note before heading out for a horse ride here include:
They have two sessions here that is the morning and afternoon session and each session must have a maximum of only ten people. Make sure that you keep time so that you enjoy your session and carry some water with you especially those who want to ride the horses at gallop speed.
This is the perfect place for tourists who have children to go out and enjoy exploration of the Island on horses or ponies for the children. The Domain was previously a hunting ground which was turned into a ponies breeding area so as to cater for children who want to learn how to ride horses and at the same time enjoy the peaceful nature on the Island of Mauritius. Pointers you should have in mind before heading out for riding here include:
The domaine de L’Etoile is all about letting the children create their own childhood memories by engaging in some activities like horseback riding and that is why you should not miss out on the chance of taking your children horse riding or in this case, pony riding.
The Belle Mare beach is located in the eastern part of the island and is one of the few places where you can enjoy a horse ride while you are in the country. There is a stable near the beach and this has a pony and about 15 horses for tourists who want to learn how to ride and those that want to explore the beach and the surrounding areas. The horses are well taken care of so you do not need to worry about them being infected and some of the things that you need to note before you head out for horse riding include:
The horseback riding along the Belle Mare beach is carried out both in the morning and afternoon and the sessions are organized according to the level of the riders. Children will pay 59 euros per ride whereas the adults have to pay at least 69 euros per ride.
The le Morne Mountain is a UNESCO heritage site that has a tragic history to it about the slaves who killed themselves by jumping off the mountain after soldiers came to tell them that they were free. A horse ride around the Le Morne is private and goes for about 135 euros for adults and 110 euros for the children. You get to ride around the Le Morne Island, the Mountain using the marked routes and also along the beach. Pointers to note as you head out for horse riding are:
There are 20 horses on the le Morne and two ponies for the children and you will be glad to know that they are all well taken care of and vaccinated. The horse ride along the Le Morne will give you a clear insight on how the nature surrounding the Mountain looks like for example the beaches, the forest, the lagoons, the whole Island among others and since it is Mountain horse riding, it is better not to take children on this horse ride excursion.
There are also many other places where you can enjoy a horse ride within Mauritius and all these will give you a chance to explore the Island from a different point of view.