Barichara and the surrounding region of Santander is often recognized as the birthplace of Colombia’s independence from years of Spanish dominance and rule. The region is well known for its great colonial architecture, royal roads, dense woodland and cascading waterfalls. Here you will be given the chance to discover a quaint countryside, inhabited by a unique people and home to a fascinating culture.
This trail is designed specifically for adventurous and inquisitive riders who want to take part in a challenging and ambitious horseback experience that will leave them feeling fulfilled and satisfied. Discover the extreme landscapes of Colombia as you follow the Royal roads used firstly by the Conquistadors, the traders and later by the revolutionaries and independence fighters against their Spanish king in the early part of the 19th century. The routes will lead you from the historic lands of Boyacá to the commemorative state of Santander. You will explore wild and diverse landscapes, as well as historic villages bustling with a vibrant, colourful culture and a rich, diverse past. You will meet people who have known hardship and adversity in the recent past but who are now emerging into the future with a sense of renewed freedom and energetic independence. Your host and guide is an experienced horseman and Colombian national who has dedicated much of his life to breeding and cultivating equestrian athletes, firstly in the competitive sport of polo, then for the long distance demands of Endurance racing and now for the trail of discovery. Together with a hardworking ground team, he hopes to share with you the unique relationship of horse and rider, the physical demands of the trail and magical realism of Colombia.
With first-hand knowledge of the exciting tours we offer, the ride consultants at Equitours look forward to answering any questions you might have about this ride. We want to help make sure that you select the trip of your dreams. Please call or email and get ready to pack your bags for a wonderful adventure!