Horse riding and carriage rides in the national park
Where can I ride a horse and drive a carriage?
Most of the trails are reserved solely for riders or carriages. However, some sections of the path have to be shared by riders, carriages, hikers, dog lovers and cyclists. Special consideration is required from all sides here so that everyone can calmly experience the national park.
Several riding stables in Ahrenshoop, Born, Prerow and Zingst offer guided rides and carriage rides in the national park. On the island of Hiddensee, in addition to the traditional island carriage rides, guided rides are available.
Why is it so important to stay on the trails?
Many habitats in the national park, especially on dunes or in damp areas, are very sensitive to damage caused by hooves. Protected plants grow here, young forests or large reed beds are allowed to take root. Horse hooves would leave permanent scars here. In addition, wild animals should be left undisturbed and in peace in the entire protected area.
Riding on the beach
Even if it is tempting, riding on the beach is forbidden in the national park even when the beach is empty or less crowded. Untouched sections of beach are of great importance to the natural development of the coasts, including their animal and plant inhabitants. As with other sports in the national park (e.g. cycling, surfing, fishing), equestrian sports are only permitted in certain places to calm the protected area. Outside the national park, riding on the beach may be possible in the off-season. The spa administrations can provide more information.