Horse lovers will agree that nothing is more majestic than seeing sand kicked up behind a stallion’s hoof and that, perhaps, there isn’t a better travel companion for Central California’s splendor than a galloping beauty. Experience the majesty for yourself while riding through some of the finest scenery in California wine country!
One of Central California’s leading equestrian riding venues, Outback Trail Rides, offers a variety of packages to accompany different size groups so that you may enjoy your ideal ride in the sunshine. All riding abilities are more than welcomed, but do be aware that the terrain can be mountainous, as they feature some of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the country. Riding season is from April to December, Monday through Saturday.
The views are not the only great advantage for choosing to ride equestrian through Paso Robles’ vineyards. Often a horseback ride through win country, naturally, involves wine. In fact, two of Outback Trail Rides’ courses begin at the picturesque Calcareous Vineyard in Paso Robles. The Drover is a 1.5-hour ride that begins at 10 a.m., and the one-hour mountain-view trail called The Bushman has two departure times; 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. How about ending your adventure with a picnic in a beautiful wine valley with a glass of a local red or white?
The Work Family Guest Ranch, just outside of Paso Robles, offers a family-owned, local atmosphere for those same adventure-seeking visitors. Spend one and a half hours – or more at special request – trekking through Central California’s rugged terrain with a group or on your own. The horse stable also hosts multiday youth camps for children to enjoy.
If you are more fascinated by California’s coasts and cliffs, Outback Trail Rides also offers exclusive beach rides on Morro Bay. This one-hour beach ride is recommended for intermediate to advanced riders. If this better suits your expertise, be sure to reach out in advance to check the current riding schedule.
Central California is known for its rolling hills and various terrains. Ride through it with the glory of a triumphant, equestrian companion, and call it a day by ending your trip with a local wine of your choice!
Allegretto Vineyard Resort Paso Robles is wine country’s finest luxury hotel and an easy twenty-minute drive to Calcareous Vineyard, where Outback Trail Rides depart from. The resort is about forty minutes outside of Morro Bay.