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$32 -- Scenic Horseback Ride on the Pacific, Reg. $50

Sold out - This deal was published February 28, 2013 and sold out March 15, 2013.
$32 -- Scenic Horseback Ride on the Pacific, Reg. $50
By Travelzoo Staff
Take a 90-minute ride along the picturesque Mendocino coast, an area of Northern California The New York Times says is unique for its "profound natural beauty and fierce independence." For $32, regularly $50, this trip leaves from Ricochet Ridge Ranch, two miles north of downtown Fort Bragg.

Why we love it

  • For $32, regularly $50, horseback ride along Ten Mile Beach with Ricochet Ridge Ranch
  • The 90-minute ride takes you through MacKerricher State Park and right onto the beach
  • The park's dramatic headlands and arresting vistas receive a glowing 4.5-star Yelp rating
  • Ricochet's owner Lari Shea has been a riding instructor for 32 years
  • Pick between English- and Western-style riding
  • Look for wildflowers along the trail as they come into bloom this spring

When

Feb. 28, 2013 - June 28, 2013

Where

Ricochet Ridge Ranch
24201 North Highway One
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
(See Map)
Tel: 707-964-7669

What's included

  • The ranch has been operating for more than 25 years and receives a 4.5-star rating from more than 100 TripAdvisor reviewers. Upon arrival, riders are greeted by the friendly staff, who evaluate comfort and experience levels before pairing riders with their horses.
  • The 90-minute guided ride follows a trail through MacKerricher State Park to Ten Mile Beach. Most of the ride is spent riding along the beach where you may stroll in the surf before heading back to the stables. Be on the lookout for migrating whales (through mid-April) and sea lions sunbathing on rocks just off shore.
  • Rides are daily at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m; all levels of experience are welcome. Private and longer rides are available directly through the merchant.

The fine print

Vouchers can be redeemed starting Thursday, Feb. 28, through June 28, 2013. Reservations are required. Arrive 15 minutes prior to the departure time. Children must be 6 years old. Subject to weather conditions. You'll be asked to provide information regarding age, weight and experience level when making a reservation. Rides are daily at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Not valid on holidays and holiday weekends. A 24-hour cancellation policy applies. See below for full terms and conditions.

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$32   $50
36% off | 631 bought
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Ricochet Ridge Ranch
95% Enjoyed Ricochet Ridge Ranch
95% (180 ratings)
Sold out at
1:59 a.m. CT on March 15
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95% Enjoyed Ricochet Ridge Ranch
(180 ratings)
4.6
Quality of Service
4.6
Quality of Activity
4.7
Value for the Money
Overall Enjoyed Most Other Comments

When we got there they said they didn't have a reservation for us. Come to find out, their software was 20 years old. We lucked out because we were the only ones there so it was like a private ride. Our guides name was Nole. He was very friendly and very chatty which made a fun ride for us. The best part of our experience was the way he talked to the horses. I was able to see their personalities and relationships with each other and with Nole which was incredible to witness. This Travel Zoo deal was 45 minutes away from where we stayed (also a Travel Zoo deal) but it was well worth the scenic drive. Nole also recommended a restaurant to eat at when we left which was also a great experience.

Jan 15, 2015 Ashlee CA, United States

Out tour guide, Veda, was so informational and enjoyable to be around! The horses were obviously very well taken care of and the environment was stunning!

Jan 12, 2015 Tanya California, United States

Apparently,I didn't ask enough questions prior to booking. I assumed we could gallop our horses once on the beach. We were advised to stay in a walking single file line. Kinda boring....

Carolyn, our leader was personable. If we return we'll book a private ride which allows for a bit of galloping, although expensive.

Nov 30, 2014 Mark CA, United States

Being on the beach, and the staff was so kind and helpful

May 29, 2014 Robert California, United States

Our guide and I'm sorry, but I forget her name. She was extremely friendly and telling us about the local area. She also found the perfect horse for my 17 year old son who has never rode and for myself. I had a couple bad experiences with horses in the past, but she found the perfect horse for me to ride.

Our family enjoyed the beach ride. It was relaxing and fun and I would love to do it again.

May 15, 2014 DEBBY California, United States

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24201 North Highway One
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Tel: 707-964-7669

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