Wild at heart 1-Ride the free River of Vindel´n

Join us for a fantastic 3-day horseback riding adventure including a tour along our national river; Vindelälven (or the river Vindel´n), one of the last free rivers in Sweden. We spend the night in an old poineer's place "Aitelnas viste" a jewel amongst jewels. The day after, if the water level allows, we wade across the river (on horseback), an exciting experience that many appreciate ..... at least afterwards!

From the top of the mountain Ammar you can see the infinite space in all directions. If we are lucky we can see a buzzard or a golden eagle soars in the sky and maybee we hear the laughter of the ptarmigan. We arrive back to Ammarnas about 5 pm and enjoy a waiting hot tub on Hedebo farm. You spend the night at Hedebo farm. 

Programme:

Wednesday:
Arrivel to the village Ammarnäs in the afternoon/evening. You spend the night at Hedebo farm.
(Meals are not included).
 

Thursday:
Extended half day riding-tour from 10 am. Forest riding along a creek up to an old settlers place. Hay meadows with its barns have been restored. Canter along these meadows is a delightful experience. On the way back we wade across the creek (if water level allows). We conclude with riding horses home to Hedebo farm. In the afternoon we recommend a guided tour of the visitor´s center. Breakfast (prepare on one's own) and sandwich-lunch are included in basic price.
12-15  km / 3 - 3½ hours in the saddle

Friday:
We start at 09.30 am against the old pioneer place; Aitelnas viste, a very old cabin from 1880s. Aitelnas viste lies in the mountain valley, very beautiful under the steep slope of the mountain hillside and along the shore of the river vindel´n.The fine sandy beaches welcomes you to try a dip in the crystal clear, shimmering green but cold mountain water. Breakfast (prepare on one´s own), lunch and dinner are included in the basic price.
17 km / 3 - 3½ hours in the saddle.

Saturday:
We start early in the morning. The day includes wading on horseback across the river Vindel´n, an exciting experience that, perhaps, makes it tickles in your stomach, we climb up to Stuore Jåppen and maybee 1 or 2 canters across the expanses. After the ride it feels good with a warm hot tub at Hedebo farm. You spend the night at Hedebo farm. Breakfast and lunch are included in the basic price.
25 km / 5 - 5½ hours in the saddle

Sunday:
Cleaning of the accommodation and departure. Checking out no later then 12 o´clock. Breakfast (prepare on one´s own) is included in the basic price
 

OBS! Movies taken from the horses back - not the best quality

Riding day one

Photo: Margareta Ivarsson
Photo: Margareta Ivarsson
Photo: Gunnar Wikström

This is Aitelnas

Wade across the river

Year 2016

 

Departures Wild at heart 1 "Ride the free river of Vindel´n"

Week 30: 27/7 - 31/7
Week 34: 24/8 - 28/8
Week 37: 14/9 - 18/9

 

  To participate on the tour....

* Need to be in good physical shape
* Max weight: 95 kilos
* Able to gallop or at least think you are.
* Mini: 2 participants on the tour.
* Able to saddle, groom etc.
* From 12 years
* Newbeginners should be between 14-60 years of age
  
       
  Basic price "Free river of Vindel´n" : 5 550 SEK / person incl.

* Riding according to programme           
* Accommodation on Hedebo farm in cabin or lappish tent (3)
* Accommodation in the mountain (1)
* Bath in a wood-fired hot tub (1)
* Horse with packing equipment
* Riding guide (english spoken)
* Lending of helmets
* Fullboard during activities.
- Breakfast (4), Lunch (3), Dinner (1)
   Note!

* Only simple outdoor toilets are available on this tour.

* We share common sleeping cabin.