With a history almost as old as humankind itself, horseback riding combines uniquely the thrilling adventure with the fundamental value of ecotourism: total respect for the natural environment. Unlike other adventurous sports, horseback riding remains unchanged since antiquity, having as its endearing feature the intimate relationship between man and horse. The horseback trip starts in Argalasti, an attractive village on the south of the peninsula of Magnesia, far from the usual tourist routes. From here you can reach beaches on both sides of the peninsula – open sea or calm gulf –, where you can enjoy the sea and the sun and get a bite in picturesque seaside taverns; or you can picnic in nature before you return to Argalasti for the evening. The area around Argalasti is hilly but relatively even, without steep gradients, covered with groves of perennial olive trees, interspersed with forest and brush, or streambeds in the shade of luxuriant plane trees. The cobblestone trails between villages travel you through time and they are ideal for horseback riding.