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Visit Salzburg to experience the Sound of Music tour followed by a week of hiking, hacking and yodling in beautiful Alpine scenery, based at the family-friendly 3* Strasserwirt, a 700 year old country house hotel.

A seven night break costs just £346 per adult on half-board with return transfer from Salzburg airport (or 4 nights on half board: £261 per adult)

Sing like Maria to your heart’s content, as you visit the scenes where the famous film was shot, including the 18th century Mirabell Gardens, where Maria and the children were seen singing ‘Do-Re-Mi’ around the statue of Pegasus, the winged horse,  and Leopoldskron Castle which was used as the von Trapp family home.

Then spend the rest of the week at this traditional Tyrolean hotel which has been in the Nothegger family for generations. The hotel lies in one of the most beautiful valleys in Austria and is surrounded by peaks which are easily accessible by foot or on horseback. The hotel has its own riding school and offers lessons of the highest quality throughout the year in addition to daily rides out in small groups, both for novice and for experienced riders. Maps and advice provided for hikes into the hills.

A seven night break costs just £346 per adult on half-board with return transfer from Salzburg airport Kids on half-board in adults’ room with transfer: 0-6 years: £66, 7- 12 years: £161, 13-15 yrs: £210. Short breaks also available: 4 nights on half board: £261 per adult: 0-6 years: £, 7- 12 years: £161, 13-15 yrs: £210. Sound of Music tour £40 per adult. 10 hours of riding (either group lessons or rides out) cost £125, (5 hours : £65). Family carriage rides also offered (£50 for 4 people).

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Special Autumn offer at the Post – free luxury spa treatment for horse-lovers!

Lying in a bed of hay is all the rage in the Tyrolean Alps of Italy, where they swear by its curative and energy-giving properties.
But it’s not any old hay, it’s full of the herbs and flowers which are unique to the surrounding high alpine meadows. What’s good enough for your horse must be good enough for you!
Enjoy a free hay bath spa treatment for all riders booking at least a four night break at the 4* Post Tolderhof in Italy, if you book with The Riding Company.
The hotel, famous for its ride and spa packages, lies in the heart of a popular mountain village, with an alpine backdrop that is glorious to see during the Autumn months.
The offer is only available up to 19th October, 2008, so get booking!
For four nights on ¾ board with five hours of riding and transfer (Innsbruck), it’s £420 per person or £340 without transfer. Or why not stay for seven nights with 10 hours of riding with transfer for £632 or £525 without?

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Potentially one of the most obscure beauty treatments that we at The Riding Company have ever stumbled across, but the hay bath is fabulous for miraculously freeing up those niggling aches and pains.
The treatment is famous in South Tyrol, Italy and just as luck would have it, visitors to the gorgeous Post Hotel in Italy can sample the treatment there for a mere 30 euros.
Find out more on The Riding Company’s website below:

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Being greeted by Shaolin monks, Lipzzaner horses and a world class golf resort may not be what you expect from a typical spa resort, but the Supreme Hotel in Austria is far from everyday.
Tucked away amongst stunning countryside just south of Vienna, the award winning five star spa hotel offers the largest private Lipzzaner stud farm in Austria.
Known for its historical castles and beautiful woodland, the dressage horses can be taken for hacks or carriage rides around 450 km riding trails on varied terrain around the Burgenland valleys.

After a long day riding; soothe aching muscles with a tailored, invigorating massage by the resident monk from the Shaolin Monastry in China. Classes in the Chinese martial art, Qi Gong and a form of Ashtanga Yoga especially adapted to riders’ needs are also on tap.
But if riding isn’t your sport, the resort holds some of the finest golf in the world at Europe’s first David Leadbetter Golf Academy. There are also squash and tennis courts on site. The Better Tennis Academy, ran by Gery Riedl, former coach of Venus and Serena Williams offers private and group tuition.

But if the thought of all that exercise sounds far too tiring, a tranquil haven can be found at the Yin-Yang Spa.
As just one of two spa hotels in Austria to be awarded top marks for its wellness facilities, the resort is built around natural hot water springs with thermal water – perfect for boosting energy and increasing immunity.

The Supreme Hotel is located in Bad Tatzmanndorf, Austria and accessible from the UK by flights to Vienna-Schwechat Airport (130km from the resort) and Graz-Thalerhof Airport (90km away). Prices start at £510 for a four day break.
For more information on the resort visit the website for The Riding Company at http://www.theridingcompany.com/uk/riders-resort-wine-region email info@theridingcompany.com or call The Riding Company 020 7917 9880.

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