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Rancho Notorious

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Address: Boroncana, Noord, Aruba
Phone Number:
+297 586 0508
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Experts since 1978 in horse management, classes, competitions and tours...

Experts since 1978 in horse management, classes, competitions and tours Explore the beauty of Aruba on an adventurous Horseback riding tour!Ride Horseback through Aruba's natural wonders and enjoy breathtaking sights on your way. At Rancho Notorious , we specialize in small personalized tours with friendly, attentive, multi-lingual CERTIFIED guides with your safety and enjoyment in mind. All skill levels welcome. Explore breathtaking sights and natural wonders such as California Lighthouse, Alto Vista Chapel, scenic countryside, Malmok Beach or gallop along the northeast coast through sand dunes. We have Helmets available, English and western tack. Morning, afternoon and sunset 1,2 and 3 hour tours.Something for evryone, wether your experienced or a novice rider. Children are more than welcome. We are Fully licensed and insured. Mountain bikers walhalla !! guided by a certified cycling coach. KNWU. from beginners to expert riders. 350km of trails for different skill levels. you may bring your own click pedals/shoes and helmet. Specializing in small groups on the ATV 4wheeler tours. very personalized full of information about the Island. Great machines. single and double machines available.

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Advanced and Extreme Customized Mountain Bike around the Island 75km

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Thank you Barbara for the great experience at Rancho. Wilma was a wonderful tour guide who took the time to take pictures for us and to find some shells for me on the beach. I... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Thank you Barbara for the great experience at Rancho. Wilma was a wonderful tour guide who took the time to take pictures for us and to find some shells for me on the beach. I would recommend everyone who wants to go horseback riding in Aruba to go to Rancho Notorious. You will not be disappointed.

Thank lf830
South Jordan, Utah
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I booked this for a day of exercise and fun while cruising. The guide picked us up at the designated meeting place and took us to the ranch. There we were presented with two mountain bikes that were in excellent condition. They were newer bikes with disc brakes. We were also provided with water bottles that had... More 

Thank BikingStarGazer
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit to Rancho Notorious and it was just as fun as last year. We would highly recommend it to any cyclists that want some history of the island, some exercise and great views. Geert is a topnotch cyclist and guide and took our group of 6 along the trails and single track to see the sights.... More 

Thank ssallen53
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oh dear. I wanted to enjoy this, but there are huge problems if you know anything about horses. Many were lame, too skinny, and some had awful sores under the saddles. I can see why many beginners have a good time, but I have ridden all over the world and these horses are in a very bad condition. I do... More 

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bbok3003, Manager at Rancho Notorious, responded to this review

hi I am sorry to hear this but i think you might have the wrong place. Our animals are like our own children and we care very much about them. please visit our face book page and you can view pictures of all. kind regards notorious staff More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived in Aruba for a week of vacation. Legs were getting twitchy. Needed to ride. Google led me to Rancho Notorious. Booked a ride for the next morning. Willing to join a group. Arrived to find I was getting a personal tour of the trails by Geert, the resident cycling coach and race promoter. Personal tour at the group ride... More 

Thank Ian E
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a wonderful experience this morning. I did many ridings before around the world. First, as I was going solo, I was nervous about them cancelling on me because they did not have enough people, but this was NOT the case at Rancho Notorious. They conducted the tour anyways with just me and the fabulous well experienced guide. Many... More 

Thank Paris-Marrakech-girl
Newaygo County, Michigan
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Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

This was a great trip! We've never mountain biked, but are road bikers. Geerd was helpful and very experienced. I now want to Mtn bike more. The scenery was beautiful. Though it was hot, I was very thankful for the breeze. Would do this excursion again!

Thank susiQ6
Huber Heights, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 9, 2017 via mobile

Had a great time riding ATV's last week with my husband all around the small island of Aruba. We were picked up on time from our hotel and taken to the ranch about 10 minutes away. We did the Baby Beach tour option, which was a blast. We had about 30 minutes of swim time during the tour in the... More 

1 Thank cholland2
New City
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Reviewed February 28, 2017

So we rented two AT's and our wives were the passengers. Geert, our guide (and owner) took us on an awesome ride, first though the "desert" side of the island and then through the National Park, which really does not have any driveable paths. It was quite the adventure and the walk down to the natural swimming pool was unique.... More 

1 Thank Roy K
Sparta, Illinois
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Reviewed February 26, 2017

Had a great adventure on a guided tour with Geert Herbots, the owner of Rancho Notorious. We left for a 2 hour ride and found some rugged single track, surrounded by cactus and other pokey vegetation. We ascended some decent hills and then saw some amazing vistas of the east coast of the island. Geert did a great job of... More 

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