HORSEBACK RIDING IN SPAIN
Spain is a Cap Rando flagship destination. In Spain, the offer of equestrian holidays is important, and it is sometimes difficult to find the one that suits you best. In addition, many structures are managed by foreigners (English, German, French) and we preferred to select Spanish guides and instructors, who perfectly know and love their region, speak English and offer quality services.
Thus, we offer horseback trips and riding holidays in Catalonia, Castile or Andalusia. Discover Spain on horseback with superb rides in different parts of Spain: in Catalonia on the beaches of the Costa Brava, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains or in the beautiful Cabo de Gata Park in Andalusia, Extremadura, Sierra de Gredos: a wild region of southern Castile less known from tourists.
In Spain, Cap Rando offers horseback riding for beginners, Inn to Inn trail rides, horse riding holidays particularly suitable for families.
HORSE RIDING HOLIDAY IN SPAIN : DISCOVER THE CATALONIA ON HORSEBACK
A stationary horseback ride in Spain to discover the Emporda and Costa Brava on horseback in a nice accommodation with swimming pool. You will discover an amazing variety of landscapes, meadows and pine or oak tree forests, beaches, ... between the blue sky and the blue Mediterranean ...
HORSEBACK RIDING TRAIL RIDE IN SPAIN : THE COSTA BRAVA BEACHES
Enjoy some excellent canters and gallops on the beach with magnificent Spanish horses ! Kilometers of golden sandy beach and the Mediterranean Sea are the delight of any rider. You will ride through the typica Empordà landscapes, from the land to the sea. With lots of long canters and gallops through pine forest, you will reach the long curve of the Rosas bay. Here, you will enjoy a fantastic gallop and a stop to take the horses into the water: they love it ! You will continue crossing a nature reserve, the Natural Park of Aiguamolls de l'Emporda, a marshy land and shelters predominantly aquatic birds. Finally, you will ride back to Can Muní through crop fields and old villages, discovering the beautiful stone work of the past.
HORSE TRAIL RIDE IN CATALONIA : TWO BEACH RIDE
Galloping on the Mediterranean beaches ! This horseback ride in Spain makes you discover two beaches, the Bay of Roses and the Bay of l'Estartit on the Costa Brava on horseback. You will ride in the Natural Park of Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, the second wetland of Catalonia and a great refuge for water birds. Very different is the Montgrí, Illes Medes and Baix Ter Natural Park, with the Castle of Montgrí. You will also visit medieval villages such as Castellò d'Empuries, Peratallada, Pals.
HORSEBACK INN TO INN TRAIL RIDE IN SPAIN : HILLS AND BEACHES IN CATALONIA
A circular horseback trail ride, which takes you from the Catalan Pyrenees foothills down to the Mediterranean sea, where you can enjoy an incredible gallop on the Roses beach. With great horses, you will ride through the fantastic nature of the Alt Empordà, the Mediterranean forests, stunning coastline and along sandy beaches. You will discover little medieval villages, like Báscara or Crespià. You will ride along wheat fields, poppies, sunflowers, grapes and olive trees. You will enjoy the shade of pine forests and cork trees, filled with aromatic herbs to reach the end of the Pyrenees, where the mountain is meeting the sea !
HORSEBACK TRIP IN SPAIN : FROM THE PYRENEES TO THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA
Horseback riding trip in Spain from the Pyrenees to the Mediterranean. A superb equestrian travel from the mountains to the Mediterranean Sea. You will leave the Girona Pyrenees, where you can admire the beautiful scenery of mountains and hardwood forests. Sheltered by the Pyrenees in the south, the climate is pleasant, vegetation and landscapes vary with altitude. You will start in mountain landscape, followed by the Mediterranean hills of the Empordà, and have a great end on the Mediterranean beaches. Variety of landscapes and gastronomic variety are the wealth of this region of Spain: enjoy the calf of the Pyrenees and the fish and seafood from the Costa Brava with local wines.
HORSEBACK RIDING HOLIDAY IN ANDALUSIA : STATIONARY RIDE TO DISCOVER THE CABO DE GATA NATURAL PARK
Stationary horseback ride in Andalusia. This program allows you to discover the splendor of the Cabo de Gata Natural Park: its pristine beaches, valleys, small fishing villages ... All without change hotels doing half days. You will discover the trail riding the techniques, in order to reach to be comfortable to ride in the mountains and gallop on the beaches. A perfect program to prepare you for the practice an Inn to Inn horseback ride to enjoy the wilderness on a safe horse. Especially recommended for families, open to non riders.
TRAINING AND TRAIL RIDE IN ANDALUSIA
This week is dedicated to beginners who want to quickly be able to ride outdoor. You will alternate lessons in an arena and trail rides in the Cabo de Gata Natural Park. At the end of the week, you will be able to walk, trot and canter with your horse outdoor happy and safe. In addition, you will spend a wonderful vacation in this corner of paradise. This program is perfect for beginners to ride in family or with a group of friends. Manolo has created and led this program for over 25 years, horses are trained to obey the voice and work in groups. Manolo gives lessons on horseback, allowing to control your horse at any and to make quick progress in safety and confidence. Mild temperatures in the Cabo de Gata makes possible to enjoy this experience all the year long. Enjoy the end of your week cantering on beaches !
HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDE IN ANDALUSIA : THE SIERRA NEVADA HIDDEN TRAILS
In the heart of Andalusia, South of Spain, this Inn to Inn trail ride offers you to discover the spectacular Sierra Nevada landscapes. Near Guadix, you will ride on horseback in Andalusia through canyons and deserts, contrasting with forests and meadows in the mountains. You will discover nice Andalusian white villages with architectural contrasts between Spanish and Arabian styles: this area was one of the last Moorish occupation in Spain.
HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDE IN ANDALUSIA : THE CABO DE GATA MEDITERRANEAN RIDE
Inn to Inn horseback trail ride in Spain, Andalusia, in the Cabo de Gata Natural Park. You will ride through the Cabo de Gata Natural Park. It combines routes along the seaside and inside valleys, you will discover on horseback beautiful scenery and little unknown villages. The excellent weather and soft temperatures make this ride available all the year.
HORSEBACK RIDING TRIP IN ANDALUSIA
THE DOÑANA NATURAL PARK & JEREZ HORSE FERIA
This horseback riding tour in Spain will make you discover the natural park of Doñana where "the horse is the king"! The natural park counts more than 1000 wild horses of Marismeña race or marsh horse, one of the ancestors of the Iberian horses. The Jerez de la Frontera Ferry is the ideal place to spend a relaxing holiday in the heart of the famous Jerez Horse Festival. the Andalusian capital of the horse lives at the rhythm of the feria, a colorful festival where Andalusian ride the finest Andalusian horses, where the typical wine of Jerez flows and the songs and dances of the stands of the feria. The parade of the squires and carriages is a spectacle of nobility, elegance and solemnity which force the admiration. Jerez, for the occasion, is adorned with its most beautiful assets and the various stands, decorated in the purest Andalusian style, compete with beauty and originality. The public is very numerous on the site of the "Real de la Feria", to see closely these horses which have so fierce pace, and these carriages adorned with their finest finery. Evening show at the Royal Riding School !
HORSEBACK RIDING IN ANDALUSIA
EL ROCIO HORSE FESTIVAL AND THE DOÑANA NATURAL PARK
The Doñana Natural Park is a paradise for horses, in the most important European wetland area. Between the provinces of Huelva, Seville and Cadiz, the Doñana is a labyrinth of land and water, marshes, ponds and streams, pine forests, dunes, beaches and cliffs providing shelter to thousands birds. The park is also a dune system that lies between Matalascanas and the mouth of the Guadalquivir: more than 25 kilometers of white sandy beaches. Here, "the horse is the king" ! The natural park has over 1000 wild horses of Marismeña breed, or horse of the marshes, one of the ancestors of the Iberian horse.
HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDE IN ANDALUSIA : ENF OF THE YEAR RIDE
Inn to Inn trail Ride in Spain and New Year's Eve in Andalusia, in the Cabo de Gata Natural Park, South East of Spain. Enjoy the most sunny European area for this end of the year Inn to Inn ride. You will ride through the Cabo de Gata Natural Park. It combines routes along the seaside and inside valleys, you will discover beautiful scenery and little unknown villages. And enjoy the New Year's Eve dinner !
HORSE RIDING HOLIDAY IN SPAIN : THE SIERRA DE GREDOS STATIONARY RIDE
This is a stationary summer horseback ride with relaxing full days riding from Navarredonda de Gredos to different direction every day, changing landscapes and opportunities for swimming in the crystalline waters of Gredos Mountains. One day, in the middle of the week, you will ride on a minitrail to a different village. The summer in Gredos is perfect for excellent riding holidays due to the altitude, Navarredonda is at 1600 m, so even in July or August it is not hot for full days riding and perfect for swimming in the fresh waters at lunch stops. It is a relax and comfortable ride, perfect for families and less experience riders, 5 nights at the same hotel, daily trails with different itineraries everyday through the wild landscape of the Gredos Mountains, where you can see Iberic goads, golden eagles or black vultures. Enjoy great lunches in the countryside, barbecues, paella..., after a relax swimming in the crystalline waters of the rivers.
HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDE IN SPAIN : SIERRA DE GREDOS & CASTLES
You will ride in Spain following the beautiful valley of the river Tormes, the landscapes are varied with its lakes, canyons, cliffs and meadows. You will cross medieval villages full of history and breathtaking landscapes. Your native guide of the region will present you these landscapes and the history of this country which fascinates him.
HORSEBACK RIDING TRIP IN SPAIN : THE CONQUISTADORS TRAIL RIDE
This ride starts and finishes in Trujillo, a historic town with a mix of cultures. Trujillo was originally founded in prehistoric times on a granite batholith, then became the Roman town of Turgallium before the Arabs built a spectacular castle above the town in the 10th century. Trujillo was the birthplace of Francisco Pizarro and his brothers, who conquered Peru, as well as Francisco de Orellana who was the first to navigate the Amazon river. Pizarro's statue stands in the main square (Plaza Mayor) and there are many beautiful palaces around the square which were built by the Spanish Conquistadors in the 16th century. This ride takes you through spectacular woodland, pasture and the Dehesa (Mediterranean forest) of holm and cork oaks: the emblematic landscape of the Extremadura. You also ride in the Villuercas Geopark which offers great footing for the horses.
HORSEBACK INN TO INN TRAIL RIDE IN SPAIN :
BETWEEN SIERRA DE GREDOS AND EXTREMADURARA
You will have the opportunity to become the guardians of the ancestral tradition of our culture: the transhumance, a horseback trip from Extremadura to Gredos Mountains in spring (North Transhumance ride) and from Gredos to Extremadura in autumn (South Transhumance ride). A progressive 7 days ride, following the Cañadas Reales, medieval cattle droves, North direction to Sierra de Gredos, crossing different regions and riding a long distance from the winter pastures in Extremadura to the summer pastures in Gredos Mountains. Spain is crossed by old cattle routes that served the pastoral economies of yesteryear. In Spain, these trails are called “cañadas reales” with 75m wide and around 800km long. They are still used by cattlemen who practice transhumance, spending summer in the mountains with their cattle and returning each autumn to the winter pastures. These old trails are more than merely routes for sending livestock to market. These routes are the toll motorways of yesteryear, the infrastructure that sustained transhumance. This is a real experience, travelling on horseback, you will follow the “Cañada Real” from Trujillo to Navarredonda de Gredos or vice versa, crossing 3 different regions in Spain (Extremadura, Castilla la Mancha y Castilla y León), riding in Cáceres province, Toledo province and Ávila province. Exclusive for good riders !
HORSEBACK INN TO INN TRAIL RIDE IN SPAIN : MONFRAGÜE NATIONAL PARK IN EXTREMADURA
Inn to Inn horseback trail ride in Spain. You will ride from the lovely town of Trujillo following North direction to the Monfragüe National Park, the largest and best preserved Mediterranean forest worldwide. The Monfragüe National Park is a wonderful place to visit for Mediterranean flora and ornithology. Located close to Trujillo, with the Tajo river running through it, the Monfragüe National Park is unique, it was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2003. Monfragüe takes its name from the Romans, who called it Mons Fragorum, the fragmented mountain. It is a typically Iberian landscape that provides a home for the Park’s incredibly diverse flora and fauna. Cork oaks, wild olives and holm oak trees are surrounded the National Park. The most popular birdwatching spot for visitors is the “Salto del Gitano”, a 300 meter cliff above the Tajo river. You will be able to admire the black storks, vultures, Egyptian vultures and imperial eagles ... just a few of the many birds that nest in the “Salto del Gitano”. The Park is also the site of Monfragüe Castle, an Arab construction. People have left many other marks on Monfragüe over the ages, with many prehistoric cave paintings.