Santa Rosa

Sonoma Horseback-Riding Tour

Geyserville, United States
Wine Country Horseback Adventure
  • 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Take in the scenery of California wine country on a horseback ride in Sonoma County. With a guide, you'll have the chance to admire the vineyards of Dry Creek Valley and the waters of Lake Sonoma as you traverse the rolling wilderness on horseback.
  • Ride at a gentle pace with a guide from the Ranch at Lake Sonoma along the Southlake Trail
  • Enjoy views from the top of Skaggs Vista
  • See Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley, and Mt. St. Helena
  • Small-group tour limited to six for a more personalized experience

What's Included

  • Helmet
  • Water bottle
  • Parking Fees
  • Photos taken on ride
  • Bottled water
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Meeting And Pickup

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What To Expect

Lake Sonoma

1 hour 10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Ranch at Lake Sonoma

1 hour 10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Geyserville

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

St. Helena

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Closed-toed shoes required; no sandals
  • Long pants recommended
  • Must be under 225 lbs (102 kg)
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Please dress appropriately
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Legal guardian must be present to sign liability form for children under 18 years old
  • You cannot bring bags, backpacks, purses, water bottles, or canteens on the ride; please leave these items behind
  • Minimum 2 per booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Ryan_T
Our guide, Nikki, was incredible. Super sweet and had tons of knowledge about the area. This was my first time on a horse, and Nikki made me feel safe and comfortable with everything - SOOO much fun!!

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Incredible
Michelle_D, Nov 2023
We loved this! Nikki our tour guide was incredible. Beautiful ranch overlooking Sonoma Lake. We loved our horses and had an incredible anniversary.
A must do!
Jennifer_C, Sep 2023
My husband and I enjoyed an amazing private ride. The views were incredible, the horses were beautiful and well trained and our guide was full of information and fun conversation. Clean ranch with sweet doggos to boot! Highly recommend!
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you so much for spending your time to sit back and review us!
Lovely ride
Marley_W, Sep 2023
Really great ride. I had a relaxing experience and enjoyed hearing about the area and type of horses they had. Also loved that instruction was given on how to ride. Thank you !
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Yes it helps to know how to ride when you are riding! We hope to have you back again for a tour some day, see you soon!
This was amazing!
Jeffrey_W, Aug 2023
Nikki, our guide, was friendly and accommodating. She consistently checked in with our group throughout the ride to ensure we were comfortable and feeling good. Nikki was flexible with the group and when two riders wanted to stop, she finished a portion of the tour, let them off, then took the rest of us on an extended tour. The instructions on how to direct the horses were clear, and Nikki would look back at the group throughout the tour and give us notes on how to hold the reins. The scenery was beautiful, I felt safe on the horse, and overall it was a great experience!
Response from Host, Sep 2023
I am so glad we were able to customize your ride! Please come back again for the Heritage Oaks tour!
Horses in Sonoma
Nancy_G, Aug 2023
Great time. Views are amazing. Stables are relaxed the physical place is amazing The owners are so friendly accommodating and knowledgeable.
Rockin’ Experience!
Alison_C, Aug 2023
Nikki was wonderful! Very knowledge and kind. Looking forward to those camping/riding trips someday! See y’all again, soon!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Us too, and thank you so much for your kind review!
Book This Ride
Tabitha_L, Jul 2023
I’ve been on many trail rides over the years, this was my favorite yet. The owners knew each horses history & their care for them is so apparent. There are over 20 horses, some are for customers, others are still being acclimated to their new home there at the ranch. I felt welcome, safe & laughed literally the whole time. Our guide was the owner & her passion for this Ranch is contagious. The views were like a painting, I could’ve rode there for hours, just beautiful. Trail itself is fine for all ages, a few ups and downs but nothing extreme.
Great ride through the valley
Lynette_C, Apr 2023
The owner was very friendly and we felt comfortable and safe. Good to wear a hat or provided helmet as there are branches along the trail. We stopped at a scenic viewing point and the owner was gracious to take pictures of us. The horses were easy to ride and had good tempermants.
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Thank you for the kind review! Less branches now as we did a haircut to the trail, so come back and see us again one day!
Beautiful scenery, great company - all around fun!!
Ryan_T, Sep 2022
Our guide, Nikki, was incredible. Super sweet and had tons of knowledge about the area. This was my first time on a horse, and Nikki made me feel safe and comfortable with everything - SOOO much fun!!
Fun with the horses
Carmen_Q, Jul 2022
It was a nice experience. We enjoy the landscape, the morning weather and the tour guide who was friendly all the time.
Amazing experience riding...
patricia_h, Jul 2022
Amazing experience riding the horses with spectacular views of lake sonoma The staff were awesome! So nice and helpful
It was a great...
Pavel_S, Jul 2022
It was a great experience. Highlights were the beautiful view of Lake Sonoma and the path through the Redwoods. We had no experience at horseback riding but it was not needed. Our guide was great!
Great
Atef_H, Mar 2022
Great views. Would have liked some more time at the good spots. Took a while to start the tour but was done in 2 hours total.
Everything I expected and more
Milvia_Servin, Sep 2021
The view was astonishing and pure tour guide was very kind and descriptive of the sites as well as making it an enjoyable time for me and my family. Would definitely reccomend for those seeking a great time in a peaceful scenery
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Thank you so much for reviewing our Ranch!
Fun Experience
Kim_F, Aug 2021
Our trail ride was beautiful and we felt very safe on our horses. The views were amazing and our guide was very knowledgeable about the area and super friendly.
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Thank you for writing us a lovely review!
Great ride with gorgeous views
Melinda_M, Jul 2021
The ride was perfect. Easy trail with beautiful views. Gentle well trained horses and our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. I highly recommend this activity.
Loved it
jorge_e, Jun 2021
Loved the view of the landscape. The employees are very nice and helpful. The ride was amazing for me being a first time.
Response from Host, Jun 2021
Thank you so much for reviewing us!
Perfect Getaway
Aveli_B, Jun 2021
The Ranch is amazing- People, all atmosphere, horses and the trails! We love it! I recommend to everyone. Just a perfect day 😊
Wonderful experience
Karen_P, Aug 2018
I tool my son for the day and for something different . We had a great time and Nikki was right on the mark for sizing up our horses based on personality! I could not have asked for a better ride ! Highly recommend visiting Nikki and David! They are fantastic host! Beautiful views ....
Une escapade magique !
Stephane_M, Aug 2023
Tres bon accueil, promenade et encadrement top ! Resultats nettement superieus a nos attentes. Un endroit magique !

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