Discover Gastein on horseback, throughout the year.
Your four-legged companion will carry you reliably and surefootedly over meadows and through snowy forests, along trails and across small streams. In Gastein, there are three riding stables where you can ride full-size horses as well as ponies. Experienced riders can book trail rides or riding lessons in Gastein. Take private or group lessons to improve your dressage or showjumping skills. Thanks to indoor arenas, there is absolutely no reason you can't also go riding in winter or when the weather is bad outside. In summer, you will be able to head out to the riding paddock, or take a ride down one of Gastein Valley's bridle paths and marvel at the mountain panoramas. Enjoy a gentle gallop through the forest and across lush green meadows. Your heart will beat fast, the air clear as crystal, and you won't be able to stop smiling. What rider could possibly resist experiences such as these?
Has your child always wanted to ride a pony? Make that dream come true and visit one of the riding stables in Gastein. Your youngsters will be slowly introduced to the horses and how to handle them appropriately. After spending lots of time grooming and stroking them, it will be time to get in the saddle. First they will simply be led by the reins, then later taught using the lunge line. And it goes without saying, the stables have riding helmets available to borrow. Afterwards, feeding the horse an apple or a carrot is an absolute must, of course!
Horse lovers can go riding both in Bad Hofgastein and Bad Gastein. Icelandics, ponies and full-size horses - simply stop by one of the riding stables or learn more before you go.