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    Take a Little Ride

    Quit your whining and start whinnying! Join Vin Hesten Trail Rides for an unforgettable horseback riding trip with an experienced trail guide. You will venture through wine country and discover that there's much more to the area than just its impressive wines. You'll have the opportunity to pause for photos as you bask in the majestic, gorgeous sights of the mountains, vineyards, and oak forest hollows. This postcard-esque scenery will leave you breathless! Finish your journey by traveling through the badland trails of Temecula. And there's no need to worry if you've never been on a horse before -- your riding instructor will teach you all the fundamentals of riding atop a trusty steed! Say neigh to a boring day!
    Take a Little Ride

    41605 De Portola Rd, Temecula

    • Venture through gorgeous wine country by horseback with an experienced trail guide
    • Pause for photos as you take in the gorgeous sights of the mountains and oak forest hollows
    • Embark on a relaxing, meditative horseback experience
    • Journey through the badland trails of Temecula
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    Basic Falconry Lesson (Alpine)

    Looking for some new fine feathered friends? Get in touch with the sport of falconry during this introductory lesson! Perfect for those seeking a rare, hands-on experience with these remarkable creatures, you can participate in the steps of working with a trained bird of prey. Watch in awe as the bird takes flight from your gloved hand, soars the skies above, and comes back upon being called. You'll also learn about the history of falconry, the role of birds of prey in their natural environment, and the conservation efforts on the grounds of the beautiful Sky Falconry Ranch. This is an experience you can really sink your talons into!
    Basic Falconry Lesson (Alpine)

    595 W Boundary Rd, Alpine

    • Learn the fundamentals of falconry during this hands-on lesson at Sky Falconry Ranch
    • Participants experience free flying a raptor to and from the glove along with interactive field games
    • Insight into raptor biology, conservation and the ancient art of falconry
    • Create a lasting memory through photo opportunities with a bird of prey
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    Wine & Horses

    Quit your whining and start wining...And whinnying! Join Vin Hesten Trail Rides for a beautiful horseback riding trip with an experienced trail guide. You will venture through wine country and discover that there's much more to the area than just its impressive wines -- although that definitely will not go unappreciated! You'll have the opportunity to pause for photos as you bask in the majestic, gorgeous sights of the mountains and vineyards. This postcard-esque scenery will leave you breathless! Then you'll get the chance to get a taste of what makes wine country, well, wine country! Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting at one of the local wineries to finish your day. All your senses will be used on this trip! Just try not to have too many drunken horseback escapades...Although that does sound like the making for a fun story.
    Wine & Horses

    41605 De Portola Rd, Temecula

    • Venture through gorgeous wine country by horseback with an experienced trail guide
    • Pause for photos as you take in the sights of the mountains and vineyards
    • Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting at one of the local wineries
    • Use all of your sense on this relaxing journey
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    La Jolla Plunge Bike Tour

    Enjoy stunning views and stop at many of San Diego's most famous landmarks on the La Jolla Plunge bike tour. Your tour will start at the top of Mt. Soledad which is the highest coastal peak the San Diego area and offers a stunning 360° view of the entire San Diego coastline and even as far as Mexico. After you soak in the sights, you'll hop on your custom fitted Bianchi hybrid bike with your friendly guide. You'll then cruise down the mountain to the spectacular San Diego coastline to check out San Diego's premier landmarks. Your tour will start at the top of Mt. Soledad which is the highest coastal peak the San Diego area and offers a stunning 360° view of the entire San Diego coastline and even as far as Mexico.

    After you soak in the sights, you'll hop on your custom fitted Bianchi hybrid bike with your friendly guide. You'll then cruise down the mountain to the spectacular San Diego coastline where we will check out San Diego's premier landmarks.

    Landmarks include:

    • Admission into the La Jolla Sea Caves and Cave Store
    • Children's Pool and La Jolla Seal Beach to see the harbor seals
    • San Diego's famous surfing breaks
    • The La Jolla Sea Lion Rookery with up-close looks at these amazing animals
    • Views from 100-foot bluffs overlooking La Jolla Cove and Ecological Reserve
    • The quaint and historic La Jolla Village neighborhood
    • The diverse La Jolla Tide Pools highlighting our marine biological diversity

    What to Expect: The pace is not strenuous, but expect to do some pedaling! The bike riding on this tour is all on bike lanes on roads. This is not a mountain bike tour, the first 3.5-miles of your tour is downhill. The rest of the tour (approx. 10-miles) is done on the back streets of La Jolla, Pacific Beach and Mission Beach. The tour is mostly flat, with a few hills (that can be walked up).

    This tour is recommended for ages 14 and up.
    La Jolla Plunge Bike Tour

    La Jolla Shores, San Diego

    • Take an exhilarating 2-hour guided downhill bike ride from La Jolla to Mission Beach
    • Enjoy stunning panoramic views from the top of Mount Soledad
    • Ride through the beautiful beach communities of La Jolla, Pacific Beach, and Mission Beach
    • Descend 3.5 mile on a paved road with bike lanes down to the ocean
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