It has always been a dream of mine to ride in Switzerland. The landscape always looks so magical in every video and picture and I’ve always remembered a holiday I took with my family as a kid where we drove through the beautiful Swiss mountains on our way to Italy. That image of riding through that landscape has always stuck with me and I finally got to go on a full day ride in Switzerland! In this post I’ll be telling you all about the ride, accommodation, what you can expect and more.This article contains links, some of which are affiliate links. If you make a purchase through one of my links, I earn a commission which allows me to fund this blog. I only post links of products and services I have used and enjoyed and that have truly benefited me on my travels!
When planning my road trip through Switzerland, Austria and Poland, I was checking out some places to ride and a friend of mine and fellow Africa-enthusiast came with the suggestion of San Jon in Scuol. One thing that’s for sure is the ride did not disappoint! At San Jon they have so many different riding options. Besides the outrides, there are horse drawn carriages and sleigh rides, youth riding camps and riding lessons, which makes this place perfect for non-riders as well. They also have 1 to 6 hour day rides, we went on the 6 hour ride and it was mind-blowing. You’ll be amazed by how many different amazing views you can see on a 1 day ride.
Overnight horse-riding treks
The options for multi-day trails are endless, they offer 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 9-day treks. One of their rides is called the 3-country trail, passing through Switzerland, Austria and Italy and it is now at the top of my 2022 bucket list! The landscape at San Jon Ranch is often incredibly similar to Canada, and their multi-day treks also go by historical sites, castles and cloisters. Besides all these amazing options, you also have the opportunity to bring your own horse for a short period of time or for boarding. They offer short vacations such as a combination of a western course with outrides, riding and visiting the thermal baths, skiing vacations, romantic weekends including sleigh and carriage rides and so much more. Last but not least, they also offer some fantastic opportunities to participate in horsemanship workshops. They offer horsemanship lessons, but also weekends and whole horsemanship-oriented holidays of up to 6 days. There is something here for every type of horse and animal lover, rider or not!