Horse Theme Tour
This is an active horse riding tour for those who don’t want to tense, but just want to live in relaxed rhythm with a little physical training.
(Accomodation at the leisure base, radial excursions, riding skills are not obligatory).
Duration: 6 days
Arrival dates: every Sunday, starting with June, 5
Day 1, Sunday
Arrival in “Zarechnoye” estate. Sightseeing tour. Accomodation in the rooms. Lunch. Meeting with horses. Instructions in accidents’ prevention. The 1st lesson in horseback riding (in the paddock). A walk to the shore of Lake Baikal. Dinner. An evening campfire. Overnight in the estate.
Day 2, Monday
Breakfast. Practice in horseback riding in the paddock. At the discretion of the instructor (if the group is ready for this) – horse riding tour to the meadow. Lunch. Revision of skills. Climbing to shamanist Mishka Mountain. Dinner. An evening campfire. Overnight in the estate.
Day 3, Tuesday
Breakfast. The first horseback riding practice lesson “at large”. The route: Marble quarry – the Viewing Point.
The white marble is extracted here; it is for decoration of buildings and other constructive needs. You may take pictures on this place. The Viewing Point overlooks the magnificent panoramic view on the lake that helps to understand its beauty and majesty. The bravest of you can climb to the platform; its height is about 9-storied building. You will never forget the view that you see from there. “Illustrated” plan for the next week. Return to the estate. Lunch. After lunch – horseback riding practice. You will be able to improve your skills in horseback riding, to feel your horse better, to master new skills in horseback riding. Dinner. An evening campfire. Overnight in the estate.
Day 4, Wednesday
Breakfast. The real march to taiga – 2 days horse riding tour to Barkhany Bay. The path runs mainly on the forest and rural roads and on top of the ridges with magnificent views on the lake. Sometimes, for security purposes of you and your horse, you need to dismount on the very steep climbs and descents. Rest on the way, dry rations: nuts, dried fruits, chocolate. Arrival to the equipped camp. Placing the camp, a hot dinner on the campfire. Overnight in tents.
For those not wishing to take part in horse riding tour, there will be rest at the leisure base – a set of active service (rafting by “bubbles”, rental of bicycles, walks).
Day 5, Thursday
Breakfast. A walk to Barkhany locality. Preparation of the horses, continuation of the tour in the back direction. The route runs along the forest road, where some kinds of off-roaders may go. Return to the estate, festive dinner, and hot bathhouse. Overnight in the estate.
Day 6, Friday
After breakfast – farewell to the horses. Gathering, free time. Lunch. Awarding the certificates in honor of ending the tour. Departure to Irkutsk.
The price includes:
- Meals: the full board;
- Horseback riding lessons;
- A visit to the bathhouse in “Zarechnoye” estate;
- Excursions according to the itinerary;
- Horse guide-instructor and dismounted guide services.
The price does not include:
Transfer from Irkutsk to “Zarechnoye” and back.
Each participant must have a set of personal items: warm clothes (replacement), a cap or a hat with a visor from the sun, sunscreen / tanner, a small backpack for camera and others, a sleeping bag, a suit that protects against wind and rain, an individual first aid kit of the tourist, a flashlight, and matches. (If necessary, equipment can be rented at the base, but you should inform of it beforehand).
Be sure to bring comfortable shoes (for replacement). Shoes with a small square heels or flat soles are required for the horse tour. Boots with long bootleg or leggings are welcomed.
All participants of the tour will be insured against accidents.
If there are vegetarians or people with severe restrictions on the acceptance of a food, you must inform about it in advance to agree a separate menu.
In case of bad weather, the tour organizer reserves the right to change the program informing the members of the group beforehand.
In case of late arrival of a tourist to the place of departure of minibus taxi (on which he booked a ticket) to the point of beginning of the tour, the tourist pays for a transfer by taxi at his expense.
Hotel or flat reservation in the city on the days of arrival-departure is possible.
To know all the current prices refer to the managers