Zouina Cheval - Horse trails in the south of Morocco: Essaouira, Agadir and Ouarzazate!

Zouina Cheval in Essaouira / All Regions
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Horse riding center in Essaouira. We offer horse rides (1h to day with picnic) and treks with nights in camp from 2 days/1 night to 6 days/5 nights

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Essaouira is located on the Atlantic coast, between Casablanca and Agadir, at about 3h drive from Marrakesh airport.

The town is protected by Unesco and very charming.

Closest airport: Marrakech (there is one in Essaouira but just for flights from Casablanca, Paris and London).

The stables are located in a village called Diabat, at 3 km from the medina of Essaouira. We arrange your pick up and drop off from the medina to the stables for free.
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Additional information about the area

Excursions: We organised 1 to 6 days treks on demand in the surrounding of Essaouira (treks in "loop") from 2 participants:
The one day trek include a picnic
The Discovery of Sidi Kaouki: 2 days/1 night
The loop of Argana: 3 days/2 nights
The loop of Neknafa: 4 days/3 nights
The Atlantic Quest: 5 days/5 nights
The Knights of Essaouira: 6 days/5 nights

But also in other régions from 3 participants:
From Agadir to Essaouira with transfers included: 8 days/7 nights
The paths of 1000 kasbahs next to Ouarzazate with transfers included: 8 days/7 nights - This trek is only organized from october to April.

You can either complete a group already formed or suggest your own dates for a trek.
Traveling by car:
We are located in Diabat, at 3 km of Essaouira. We will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel and transfer you to the stables for free
A car is necessary
Traveling by plane:
Marrakech airport then 3h of car or bus. We can arrange your return transfers and book for you the first and last nights in riad in Essaouira

nearby /
on the property

Beach, Golf course, Surfing, Hiking

Not more
than a 15 min.
walk away

Restaurants, National Historic Sites, Shopping

Other types of leisure activities:

We also offer other activities, including camel rides/treks, quad biking and hiking for the non-riders or if you want to practice other additional sports during your stay in Essaouira.
Horse trail on the Atlantic coast
Horse trail on the Atlantic coast
Galoping on th beach
Galoping on th beach
Information about the riding facility / horse farm/ranch


Holiday Company, Horse Trekking Station, Riding Stable, Campground / Campsite
Guest Capacity:
Minimum age for guests:
age 10 & up

General description:

Horse riding center in Essaouira. We offer horse rides (1h to day with picnic) and treks with nights in camp from 2 days/1 night to 6 days/5 nights

Amenities/equipment of the riding facility

  • Riding Hall-Indoor Arena
  • Shower facilities for Horses
  • Sea / River / Ocean for horses
  • Gastronomy available
  • Riding area / bridle-path

Details of the Riding area

Outdoor arena for horse and rider training. We offer horse riding courses to beginers.

More details of the property

Stables are located along a river, next to the forest and the beach for a nice riding experience. Beautifull dunes in the area.
All horses have their own boxe for their comfort.
What we have to offer
  • Horses for guests available
  • Riding lessons - Riding classes
  • Short Term stays (2-5 days)
  • Weekend stays
  • Long Term stays
  • Family Trips
  • Group activities
  • accommodation for Non-Riders too
  • Reduction for Non-Riders
  • Supervised Children's Activities
    (age 10 & up)
  • Evening program
  • Barbecues

Additional Animals on the property

12 horses, 2 dogs, one donkey and 10 camels

Other offers and explanations

horse rides
Horse treks
horse trails
Horse riding courses
Camel rides
Camel treks
Nights in camp under traditional Moroccan tent
Quad biking
Horses available in our riding program
Number of Horses:
in all >10 Horses are available.
Kind of Horses:
For Beginners, For Advanced Riders
Riding (trained for / saddle):
English / Classic, Iberian riding, For guided Trail Rides
More information of the Horses for rent (Breed - Training etc.)
All our horses are perfectly well-trained barb arab stallions. They are gentle and adaptative to the rider: full of energy for good riders but patient and nice with beginers.
Riding program
  • with horses for rent
  • Guided Trail Rides
  • by the hour rides
  • All-day Rides
  • Pack Trips / Horse Trekking
  • Weekend Rides
  • Short Week 3-5 days
  • 5-8 days
  • Trailrides on request
  • Horse Trekking with different Stations
  • Riding on the beach / by the sea
  • Cross-Country
Minimum age for Trail Rides:
age 10 & up
Riding experience:
No restriction
Demand on rider:
little demands
Big/Heavy Riders:
max. 90 kg - 200 lbs
Notes and supplements for the Trail Rides / Riding Program
Discover the real Morocco by experiencing the beauty and authenticity of the country on our Barb arab stallions. An outstanding experience with nights in camp to be as close as possible to nature.

Training - Riding lessons - Riding classes
Minimum Age for Riding Classes:
no limitation
Guest lodgings

Overnight stay in bivouac

>10 Tents, Tepees, Hay Stores etc. :
High level of performance of the bivouacs (food tent, shower tent with hot water, toilet tent). Professional Moroccan cook for preparing lunches and diners.
>10 Campground / Campsites :
High standard level in the camps during the trek pleasant dining tent, shower tent with hot water, chemical loo in a separate tent.
Possibility to sleep in groups under the big Moroccan tent or isolated in igloo tents. Foam mattresses are supplied but you will need to bring a sleeping bag and camping pillow.
Ou cook prepares traditional, succulent and highly diversified Moroccan fare daily.
Amenities - special features:
Toilet and wash room, Showers
Kind of Catering:
  • Breakfast on request obligatory
  • Half-board on request obligatory
  • Full-board on request obligatory
More information of the Catering:
Our treks are all included. The camp is moved on each day.
Transportation of material and equipment with a support vehicle. You will have an access to your luggage each day for lunch and diner.
General information of the accommodation
Special features:
Dogs permitted
More information of the accommodation:
Price example: Trail ride with transfers and overnight stays in Riad. 8 days/7 nights, including 6 riding days + 5 nights in bivouac from 870 € Marrakech airport. Prices for other packages on request.

Rates and contact

Rates of the Horses for rent

Rates for renting a Horse:
15,00 Euro per hour / Horse
Notes to the rental costs:
From 2 days/1 night at 220 euros to 6 days/5 nights horse treks at 870 euros. Optional return airport transfers and 2 nights in riad before and after the trek for 110 euros.
SARL Zouina Cheval
First name:
Last name:
+ 33 (0)682 65 27 42
Phone 2:
+ 212 (0)669 80 71 01

You can contact us with the following languages:
English, French

Emails are checked several times a day so do not hesitate to email us.
Otherwise, please call Sophie for further information

E-Mail address: Inquiry

Company: SARL Zouina Cheval
Zip/Postal Code: 44000
Street: Diabat
Country: Morocco -- All Regions -- Essaouira
Phone: + 33 (0)682 65 27 42
Phone 2: + 212 (0)669 80 71 01