Emmy Winning Equitrekking Debuts New Season on Create TV

February 25, 2011

Equitrekking®, the Emmy Award-winning lifestyle travel series hosted by travel expert Darley Newman, debuts a new, fifth season of high definition episodes on Create® TV starting March 30th, taking viewers on global travel adventures in South America, the Middle East, Europe and North America.

Create TV, a digital channel of popular Public Television lifestyle programs that reaches over 82% of U.S. TV households, will broadcast Equitrekking on Wednesdays and Sundays at 9:30am, 3:30pm and 9:30pm ET. The fifth season of Equitrekking includes thirteen half hour, high definition episodes from Uruguay, Alberta, Turkey’s Coast, Cappadocia & Istanbul, Jordan: Wadi Rum, Aqaba & Jerash, Jordan: Petra, Royal Stables & Dead Sea, Great National Parks, Great American Ranches, Vermont, the Carolinas, Georgia Coast, Wyoming, Colorado and Spain.

In each episode of this eco-friendly travel series, Darley meets local people to experience history, adventure and culture both in and out of the saddle. Highlights include gaucho culture, rural estancias and the coastal cities of Montevideo and Punta del Este in Uruguay. On Turkey’s scenic Mediterranean Coast, Darley hikes the chilly waters of Saklikent Gorge and horseback rides through the abandoned Greek city of Kayaköy, before discovering Istanbul and Cappadocia. Alberta brings viewers on two different pack trips into Banff National Park and Kananaskis, riding to high altitudes and camping in the Canadian Rockies. Viewers then travel to a historic ranch in the foothills of the Rockies and into Calgary for the fast-paced Calgary Stampede.

“This season of Equitrekking is our most diverse yet. From riding with the Bedouin in the Middle East and through vineyards in Uruguay to visiting spice markets in Istanbul and pristine parks in the USA, we cover the globe and introduce viewers to the world’s most exotic and accessible destinations,” said Darley. “With local people as our guides, Equitrekking gives viewers a more personal take on travel and world cultures.”

On a two-episode journey through the Middle Eastern country of Jordan, Darley rides with the Bedouin in the spectacular Wadi Rum Desert, explores magical Petra, hikes Jordan’s version of the Grand Canyon, snorkels in the Red Sea and floats in the Dead Sea. In the well-preserved Roman city of Jerash, Darley tries NASCAR’s ancient counterpart, dressing in Roman garb and hopping a ride on a horse drawn chariot. To gain insight into the history and characteristics of the Arabian breed, Equitrekking gains exclusive access to the Royal Stables, where Darley interviews HRH Princess Alia on an insider’s tour.

Equitrekking Great National Parks takes a closer look at some of the remarkable landscapes, wildlife, and adventures in America’s National Parks. Parks profiled include Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef in Utah, the Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina, Canyon de Chelly in Arizona, Kenai Fjords in Alaska, Haleakala National Park on Maui, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii’s Big Island, Cumberland Island in Georgia and Yellowstone in Wyoming. Equitrekking Great American Ranches delves into the history, culture and scenery of historic ranches in Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, Alberta, Texas, Maui and the Big Island.

Learn more at http://www.equitrekking.com/ and http://www.createtv.com

April Create TV schedule

You can watch more of Equitrekking on Create TV, a PBS lifestyle channel that reaches over 82% of the U.S., starting March 30th. Here's the April schedule.

Equitrekking broadcasts Wednesdays and Sundays at 9:30am, 3:30pm, 9:30pm EST:

Wed, March 30th - 501 Equitrekking Alberta

Sunday, April 3rd - 502 Equitrekking Jordan: Wadi Rum, Aqaba & Jerash

Wed, April 6th - 503 Equitrekking Uruguay

Sunday, April 10th - 504 Equitrekking Jordan: Petra, Royal Stables & Dead Sea

Wed, April 13th - 505 Equitrekking Turkey's Coast, Cappadocia & Istanbul

Sunday, April 17th - 506 Equitrekking Great American Ranches

Wed, April 20th - 507 Equitrekking Great National Parks

Sunday, April 24th- 508 Equitrekking Vermont

Wed, April 27th - 509 Equitrekking Carolinas

Saturday April 30th (special broadcasts of 503 Equitrekking Uruguay) 11:30am, 5:30pm, 11:30pm

Sun, May 1st - 510 Equitrekking Georgia Coast

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