Cap Rando Selection : Trips organized by Cap Rando partners
Type
Circular Inn to Inn trail ride
Comfort
In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement
Level
Level 2 : You must be able to walk, trot, canter in an arena or outdoor
From (offer)
1335€
Highlights
  • High mountain ride with breathtaking landscapes of the Pyrenees

The North of Spain on horseback, on the peaks of the Pyrenees in Aragon, in the Benasque valley. At the French border, on the paths and mountain tracks. The landscapes are spectacular and varied. You cross the Natural Park of Posets-Maladeta, where the highest peaks of the Pyrenees are found with Aneto culminating at 3404 m. There are three massifs, declared "Natural Monument of the Pyrenean Glaciers". These glaciers shaped this valley for 40 million years. You horseback trip on different levels of altitudeallows you to enjoy different landscapes: mixed forests, black pine forests, alpine meadows, the high mountains lakes, glaciers and eternal snow, ... Habitat of different protected species like the capercaillie, the bearded vulture, or the brown bear. You cross medieval villages such as Ansils, Cerler, Sahún and the villages of Solano, discovering their history, their medieval architecture, and their unique way of life.

Itinerary
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Programme intro

HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDE IN THE SPANISH PYRENEES
INDICATIVE ITINERARY *

Day 1: Arrival at the end of the afternoon at your hotel in Anciles. Guided tours of Anciles, a medieval village, before dinner. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. 

horse riding in SpainDay 2: After breakfast, transfer to Anciles to meet the horses and get ready for the ride. Today's ride passes through a mix forest with a lot of variety of trees; ash trees, birchs, oaks, red pines, wild cherry trees,...until arriving in Cerler.  This village is at 1540m of altitude and it's the highest village of the Pyrenees. After Cerler the forest changes and it becomes a forest of high mountain with the typical black pine and firs, and if we are lucky we could meet capercaillie, endangered animals and other animals like the bearded vulture.  We arrive at alpine meadow around 2000 m. of altitude and we can see beautiful view from the valley. You leave the horses to return to your hotel by car .

horseback trail ride in SpainDay 3: We cross to the south of the valley, El Solano (sunny area). Today we go up a ski slope until we see the south side of the Aneto (3404m), the king of the Pyrenees, and the Massif of the Maladeta.  We will have a spectacular scree slope and a path until 1000 metres below.  The landscape is spectacular, and we discover how glaciers chiseled and eroded the mountains creating the valley millions of years ago. From there we will change the view and the massive of Turbón will be in front of us.  Transfer to your hotel.

Day 4: Today is the day for discovering different villages, singular architecture of the Benasque valley and Romanic horse riding trip in Spainchurches and hermitages.  We are riding traditional tracks which join different villages. We are crossing Ésera river, drinking natural water of the depths of the mountains, and looking at the best Romanic hermitage of the valley, Virgen de la Gracia.  It’s a Romanic lombard style building of the 12th century.  This kind of construction has its origin in Lombardy, Italy, and they rose up to shelter the pilgrims who went to Santiago de Compostela in the "Camino". History of the village, the style life of their population, their constructions, hermitages, laundromats, fountains, take us back many years ago. Transfer to your hotel.

horseback riding in Pyrenees in SpainDay 5: El Collado of Sahún is a mountain pass of 2.025 m. of altitude and it connects two valleys of the Pyrenees, Benasque and Plan.  We are in the middle of a great alpine meadow and we enjoy the silence, breathe fresh and pure air, look at incredible landscapes,... but going down we found a great surprise, two magnificent  waterfalls that come down to Barbarisa lake, there we rest and cool off.  A long narrow path going through a mixed forest that guide us until Sahún, known for its traditional descent of fire torches, "Las Fallas", celebrating the summer solstice.  A pre-Christian festivity. In the last part of the trip we cross the Ésera river to get back to Anciles. Transfer to your hotel.

Spain equestrian holidayDay 6: We go to Benasque from Anciles, the main village that gives its name to the valley.  After a few miles we can find some remains from the civil war. In the Benasque Valley there are other valleys created by glaciers 40 millions of years ago.  One of them is the “Estós Valley”.  In the Estós Valley the farmers carry their cattle in transhumance from the high meadows at different seasons of the year.  There are cows that freely graze in large areas of meadows and forests bathed by river Estós. El Perdiguero, one of the most beautiful and unknown mountain of the Pyrenees of 3222m., you can't take your eyes off it during our journey going through the Estós Valley. Transfer to your hotel.

equestrian week ride in SpainDay 7: The last stage of the trip is in the bottom of the valley, where there is the massif of the Maladeta, the highest mountains of the Pyrenees with the spectacular Aneto summit of 3404 m.  It’s the scene that we see continuously on the track to the Portillón de Benasque of 2444 m. and gateway to France. Portillón de Benasque is one of the most iconic places in the valley for its beauty and history.  For many years and in extreme conditions many of the population of the Benasque Valley used the Portillon to sell and buy their merchandise in Luchon, a village of France. At this stage we ride through the heart of the Natural Park Postes-Maladeta. Transfer to your hotel.

Day 8: End after breakfast and departure.

* The program is indicative, it can be modified in the event of weather imperatives or other imponderables.

MEETING/DEPARTURE

MEETING: 
Day 1 (Sunday) at the end of the afternoon directly at the hotel (contact details will be sent to you with confirmation of your registration).


DEPARTURE: 
Day 8 (Sunday) after breakfast.

TRANSFERS:

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CAR RENTAL:
We recommend car rental, which is particularly cheap in Spain, on the website: www.autoeurope.fr

Riding

RIDING LEVEL & CONDITIONS: image-20220203151759-1
You must be comfortable at the three gaits(walk, trot, canter) in good physical condition. Some passages must be done by walking horse in hand. Maximum weight: 95 kg.

RYTHM:
6 to 7 hours on horseback per day on average. The gaits are adapted to a mountain ride: essentially walk, a little trot, and a few canters when the terrain and the relief allow it.

GUIDE:
Local guide speaking English, French, Spanish.

GROUPS:
4 to 8 riders + the guide.

equestrian holiday in SpainHORSES:
Spanish breed horses and crossbreeds suitable for mountain rides.

TACK:

Quality English and trail ride saddles, equipped with saddle bags. Classic bridle or hackamores.

Comfort

ACCOMMOATION: image 4
All nights in a simple, family-run rural hotel. Horses stay in different pastures, riders are transfered every evening and morning to/from the hotel (about 20 mn drives).

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image-20220203160700-1MEALS:
Dinners every evening at the hotel: a varied and quality cuisine. At noon, picnics are carried in saddlebags on horseback, in order to enjoy the most beautiful mountain sites, often inaccessible by vehicle.

    

Rates
Infos tarif

2022 PRICE / PER PERSON: 
In 2-3 person bedrooms: 1 385 €

Single bedroom supplement *: 70 €
Barcelona transfers: see the arrival / departure section
Booking fees: 15 €
* If you book in a shared bedroom and there is no one to share, the single bedroom supplement will be charged, refunded if a person wishing to share registers later.

THE PRICE INCLUDES: 

Horse and tack rental, guide, accommodation, all meals, drinks wine and water) during meals, itinerary transfers, financial bond for your payments by our travel agent guarantee. 

THE PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE: 

Individual insurance, drinks out of meals and not included (sodas, hot drinks, aperitives) visits, tips, transport from/to Anciles (Aragon), all that is not indicated in "THE PRICE INCLUDES".

INSURANCE (if you don’t already have one):
We offer to Europe Union citizens (only) Chapka insurances:
Cap Security: full insurance with cancellation. Cap Cancellation: cancellation only.
See prices & information

FLIGHTS :
Flights are not included because it is more interesting to book directly your ticket: a transport package included is generally more expensive with agency commissions. However, we are at your disposal to help you find the best prices or to offer you a flight included package on request (free service).

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Booking
How to book
HOW TO BOOK:

By booking with Cap Rando, you get the benefit of the French travel agency law, one of the strictest in the world: an unlimited financial guarantee for all your payments !

BOOKING PROCEDURE:

1. CHECK THE AVAILABILITY, PRICE, DISCOUNT:
Check the availability and price (depending on the type of accommodation and after possible discounts) by contacting us through the availability & quote request form or by phone +33 (0)483431321, whatsapp +33(0)609520324, or e-mail: contact@horsebackridingvacations.eu

2. BOOKING:
Fill out the online registration form: 
https://www.horsebackridingvacations.eu/form/formulaire-d-inscription


3. INSURANCES:
Cap Rando is covered for its professional civil liability: GENERALI contract n ° AL974010.
To register on a Cap Rando holiday, you must be covered by an individual liability insurance covering your activity, individual accident, assistance, repatriation, and possibly cancellation (strongly recommended not to lose your payment in case of unforeseen your cancellation insurance contract).
For Europe Union citizens only: we offer to subscribe the "Cap Protection Security" from Chapka Insurance. This covers you for cancellation, interruption of stay, individual accident, assistance 24h / 24h, medical expenses abroad, luggage insurance, civil liability. You can also only take a cancellation insurance if you have insurance covering other risks. 
See all information about our cancellation policy and Chapka insurance offer.
For non West European citizens: if you pay by credit card, depending on your card, you may be fully covered: check your contract.
You can subscribe directly an insurance for instance on: https://www.axatravelinsurance.com/

4. PAYMENT:
A 30% deposit is required upon booking, the balance being due 60 days before the stay date. Less than 60 days before your departure date, full payment is requested at registration.
You can pay:
- By credit card on our secure payment website: Click here to access the server
- By bank transfer: Bank information

Your payments are guaranted by our GROUPAMA travel agent bond.
If you book a trip through Cap Rando, you have the guarantee not to loose any payment. 
The French law is the strongest and requires all French travel agencies to have an unlimited financial guarantee for their customers in case of financial failure.


5. CONFIRMATION:
You will receive a confirmation file and contract with the invoice and all practical information within 24 hours after reception of your registration form and payment.

6. CANCELLATION POLICY:
See general conditions and special covid conditions: cancellation conditions.
Please note: Any stay may be canceled in the event of insufficient bokkings to ensure the stay up to 21 days before the starting date. In this case, a replacement stay may be offered to you, if it does not suit you: full refund is guaranteed without compensation. We advise you to book refundable flights / trains.