Saddle up for a Wales rideA new trail-riding trip through...


May 08, 1994|By Kara Kenna

Saddle up for a Wales ride

A new trail-riding trip through the North Wales countryside has been added to the horseback vacations offered by Cross Country International Equestrian Vacations. Ideal for beginner, intermediate and advanced riders, the trail covers about 120 miles across the Lleyn peninsula, one of the most remote regions Wales.

Riding groups are limited to a maximum of six riders, plus a leader. The cost for the six-day/seven-night trip, which follows // the Pilgrim Trail westerly, is $1,425; a three-day/four-night trip that travels east along the Snowdonia Trail costs $950. Both fees include horse and equipment fees, overnight accommodations, three meals a day and the British Value Added Tax.

For more information about this ride and others throughout the British Isles and Ireland, write to Cross Country International, P.O. Box 1170, Millbrook, N.Y. 12545; (800) 828-8768.

Keep those dogies rollin'

Cheyenne, Wyo., a historical trail head and destination for thousands of cattle in the 1880s, is soon to have a new attraction. Beginning this summer, the Lone Tree Land & Cattle Co. is scheduled to offer tourists a chance to ride the range and drive and herd cattle in the best cowboy tradition.

The six-day Western adventure trips will include driving cattle over part of the scenic 30,000-acre Terry Bison Ranch, located 10 miles south of Cheyenne. Participants will get to see herds of bison, deer and antelope at close range.

Cattle drive adventures will begin every Monday and conclude Saturday at noon throughout the summer. For more information, call (800) 206-8004.

Kicks on Pier Sixty Six

Set sail for luxury at the newly renovated Pier Sixty Six Crowne Plaza Resort & Marina during the May Fort Lauderdale stop of the Whitebread 'Round the World Race, the world's longest and most challenging yacht race. Pier Sixty Six is offering an exclusive Whitebread package of $139 per night (single occupancy) or $162 per night (double occupancy), available until May 22. The package includes breakfast each morning in the Mariners Grille, an official Whitebread commemorative poster and parking.

Set on a tranquil, tropical 22 acres, Pier Sixty Six Crowne Plaza Resort & Marina features 388 rooms and suites within a 17-story tower and garden setting. The resort features six restaurants and lounges on the property.

OC For more information, contact (305) 525-6666 or (800) 327-3796.

A race on the Mississippi

The Delta Queen Steamboat Co. opens its "In the Good Old Summertime" cruises by continuing the tradition of steamboat racing -- the sport Mark Twain declared "royal fun." The company's annual Great Steamboat Race will retrace the route of the duel in 1870 between the Natchez and the Rob't. E. Lee. Pitting the National Historic Landmark Delta Queen against the largest-ever steamboat Mississippi Queen, the race covers 1,135 river miles during an 11-night cruise that begins June 24 in New Orleans.

The cruise ships celebrate the spirit and adventure of the 19th century while offering the pleasures and modern conveniences of today. Passengers enjoy elegant staterooms, fine dining, live music and daily activities. On July 4, the race concludes when the first boat passes the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.

Fares for the 1994 Great Steamboat Race range from $1,740 to $6,470 (per person, double occupancy). For more information, write 30 Robin St. Wharf, Dept. PY94, New Orleans, La. 70130-1890; (800) 543-1949. The 1994 edition of "Planning Your Trip to Europe," a 60-page, information-packed booklet that includes general travel information and tips, a calendar of 1994 events and travel highlights of 25 countries, is available free from the European Travel Commission. To order a copy, call (800) 659-5006.

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