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Posted on December 4, 2015 by Sophie Tabouel
Activities And Day Tour Suggestions: Blazing Saddles-Horse Riding and ATV Quad Bikes
Blazing Saddles Cairns is the place to go for some great outdoor full day or half day fun with your family or best mates. For exciting horse-back riding and ATV quad bike tours make a booking to visit Blazing Saddles which is only 10 minutes north from Cairns city at Yorkey’s Knob in the northern beaches. Free coach transfers from your hotel accommodation can be arranged whilst you book your tour here on line.
These one and a quarter hour action packed day tours give you and your family the chance of viewing some traditional Australian outback, a sprinkling of rainforest and sugar cane fields while conquering challenging terrain and mastering your personal horse or all terrain quad bike vehicle. Your day can be as challenging as you make it.
All horse riding and quad biking skill levels are catered for and safety instructions and demonstrations are presented at the beginning of your session. While visiting Blazing Saddles choose from a one and a quarter hour session in the morning or afternoon (45 minute session late afternoon) horse back riding tour or ATV quad bike tour.
You can create a full day experience by combining the two activities for an awesome adventure. The first tour of the day starts when your family is collected from a selection of pick up times from 8:45am pick up and then, 10.45am, 12.45pm or 2:45pm for the 45 minute ride when you will be collected from your Cairns or Cairns Northern Beaches holiday accommodation. Blazing Saddles offers a complimentary bus transfer in the tour price to get you to the Blazing Saddles property in Yorkey’s Knob.
The minimum age for ATV is 12 however children from 4 to 11 can now enjoy a Buggy ride while their parents and siblings zoom around on their ATV – Fun for the whole family guaranteed!
Horseback Riding with Blazing Saddles
There are over 70 easy going horses at Blazing Saddle and each person is paired up with a horse that is suited to age, height, weight and riding skill level. Kids as young as four years old are able to ride a horse and even the most experienced horse riders can enjoy a canter through the Australian bushlands. Generally during your two hour ride you will wind through paddocks of bushland and rainforest, climb rock hills, walk through creeks and conquer steep inclines. If you feel comfortable then you may be able to take your horse for a trot.
Be assured that you are in safe hands throughout the entire day. The professional staff will assess everyone’s abilities and confidence levels in a non- discriminatory manner, giving personalised attention for those in need. Only the most advanced safety gear is used at Blazing Saddles including safe-rider safety stirrups with a quick release mechanism.
There is nothing more transpiring than travelling horseback through authentic Australian landscapes, where you are in complete control of the friendly giant beneath you. Please note children have to be 4 years old and up and weight restrictions apply.
ATV Quad Bike Tours with Blazing Saddles
Choose from a powerful 250 cc quad bike or a more agile 90 cc ATV. No licence or previous experience is necessary; all you need to bring along is your sense of adventure and excitement and a pair of old trousers and closed in shoes. Test the limits of your powerful quad bike vehicle as you wind through challenging dirt track obstacle courses, weave in and out of rainforest tracks and dart through creeks and puddles of mud.
Although the day can prove to be an adrenaline rush there is an option of taking it easy and just cruising through the tracks, admiring the lovely scenery that passes you by. The Honda ATV’s that are used at Blazing Saddles are serviced regularly and have enough power so you can really feel the grunt and manipulate the challenging hill climbs and water traps. You will be having so much fun on your scenic ATV tour that you won’t even notice that your face, shirt and pants have been completely painted with mud and dirt!.
Cairns Horse Riding & ATV Quad Bike Combo Day Tour
Can’t decide which tour you would rather do? Why not do both? Blazing Saddles offers a full day option where you can do both horseback riding and ATVing. You choose the order in which you would like to do them. This is the ultimate way to get the most out of your day. Read here in more detail about Blazing Saddles and your family options on the Cairns Horse Riding tours and the Cairns ATV Quad Bike tours.
Author: Christina James – The Tour Specialists
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