Cap Rando Selection : Trips organized by Cap Rando partners
Type
In line progressive trail rides
Comfort
In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement
Level
Level 3 :You must be able to walk, trot, canter and gallop outdoor
From
1950€
Duration
9 days 8 nights - 7 days riding in Spain

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 !
 

 

Itinerary
Programme intro

HORSEBACK TRANSHUMANCE IN SPAIN
INDICATIVE ITINERARY *

 

Day 1: Meeting directly at the accommodation (the addres will be given with your booking confirmation) or free transfer from Madrid airport (meeting at 3 pm), 2 hours 1/2 drive transfer to Trujillo. Time to visit the spectacular town of Trujillo before a welcome dinner at the hotel with your guide who will talk about the ride and the region on a map.

Day 2: Trujillo - Herguijuela - Torrecillas de la Tiesa. Transfer from Trujillo town to Herguijuela (10 min) where the horses are waiting for their riders, distribution of horses. Riding through the “Cañada Real”. Lunch in the countryside with excellent paella cooked at the spot. In the afternoon, you will ride across flat terrain to Torrecillas de la Tiesa. Night and dinner in a very nice rural Inn. About 5 hours riding.

Day 3: Torrecillas de la Tiesa - Casas de Miravete. Departure after breakfast. This morning, you will ride in an open countryside trough dehesas (Mediterranean forests) and beautiful landscape. Nice trots and canters in the morning. Lunch in the countryside. In the afternoon, a short ride to Casas de Miravete: a small village in a spectacular enclave in the Monfrague National Park. Dinner at local bar with good local food and overnight at rural Inn. About 6 hours riding.

Day 4: Casas de Miravete - Navalmoral. A ride in the morning along the “Cañada Real”, with impressive views of Sierra the Gredos in front of you. Crossing the Albalat Bridge (16th century) over the Tagus River, one of the important public works built during the reign of His Catholic Majesty Charles I of Spain and V of Germany, with a great shield in relief of Emperor Charles with the double eagle. Picnic by the Tagus river reservoir water. The afternoon, you will ride to Navalmoral de la Mata. Dinner and night in a small hotel. About 7 hours riding.

Day 5: Navalmoral – Las Ventas de San Julian. Departure after breakfast. You will follow the Cañada Real in a flatter area with nice trots and canters. Here the Cañada has an unusual wide of 200m. Horses spend the night at Las Ventas de San Julian, transfer for dinner and night to a beautiful rural Inn in Calzada de Oropesa. About 6 hours riding.

Day 6: Las Ventas de San Julian - Navalcán. After breakfast, you will continue your ride following the Cañada Real. Here the landscape changes, you will ride along the reservoir water close to Navalcán with beautiful views of the Gredos Mountains. Dinner and night at a lovely rural Inn in Navalcán. About 6 hours riding.

Day 7: Navalcán - Mombeltrán. This day is a beautiful ride from Navalcán to Mombeltrán. This day, you will change the Cañada to take another Cañada to go to the Gredos Mountains. Beautiful views, Toledo province is left and you will cross to Avila province in Castilla y Leon. Dinner and night at hotel in Mombeltrán. 6 hours riding.

Day 8: Mombeltrán - Navarredonda de Gredos. After breakfast, you will start to climb the more than two thousand years old Roman road, very well preserved. It was used by the Roman armies and the transport of metals crossing the Sierra de Gredos through the abrupt mountain pass Puerto del Pico. Later in the medieval time, it used to be a cattle route. You will ride on this Roman road up the mountains with amazing views, and cross the picturesque mountain village: Cuevas del Valle. When you will reach the Puerto del Pico, at the end of the Roman road, the landscape will change with beautiful mountainous landscape. Lunch at local restaurant at Puerto del Pico. After lunch, you will ride in green mountain pastures with stone walls and the highest peaks of Gredos in front of you to finish this amazing horse riding day. About 6 hours riding.

Day 9: Breakfast and departure. Free transfer to Madrid leaving at 10 a.m., to be at Madrid Airport about 12.30 p.m.

* Indicative itinerary that may be changed if necessary. Reverse side for the October transhumance.

 

MEETING/DEPARTURE

MEETING: 
Sunday afternoon at your 1st accommodation (the address will be given with your booking confirmation) 
Free transfer from Madrid airport: meeting at 3 pm - 2 hour drive
DEPARTURE: 
Sunday morning after breakfast. Free transfer to Madrid. Departure at 10 am. Arrival at 12:30 pm.
CAR RENTAL:
We recommend car rental, particularly cheap in Spain from 30 € per week), on the site www.autoeurope.fr.

Riding

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RIDING LEVEL: 
You must be able to walk, trot, canter and galop outdoor on open spaces.

randonnee a cheval en espagneHORSES: 
Purebred Spanish, Hispano-Arabian and crossbreeds. Serene horses, result of an excellent natural education. Most of them are born and raised on the spot. They live in freedom and herd in vast pastures and pine forest.

TACK: 
High quality English saddles with a silicone seat. All tack is in excellent condition, very comfortable for horses and riders.

GUIDE: 
Professional licensed guide. The guide speaks Spanish and English. An assitant follows by car insuring luggage transfers and preparing copious lunches.

RIDING TIMES:
5-6 hours per day on average.

Comfort

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HEBERGEMENT: 
In comfortable hotels and guesthouses. Single bedroom available with supplement.

MEALS: 
Dinners are taken every night in the hotels and guesthouses. For lunch, an assistant prepares local dishes served at the table: salads, barbecue, paella, fresh fruit, wine and coffee or tea.


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The assistant transfers luggage every day. 







    
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Rates
Infos tarif

PRICE 2020 / PER PERSON: 
1 950 € in 2-3 person bedrooms 
Single supplement (if you don't want to share with other riders): 230 €
Booking fees: 15 € / person

PRICE INCLUDES: 
Horse and tack rental, guide, assistant, accommodation, all meals, drinks during meals, luggage transfers, transfer from/to Madrid, financial bond for your payments by our travel agent guarantee. 

PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE: 
Individual insurance, drinks out of meals, sodas, hot drinks, visits, tips, all that is not indicated in "PRICE INCLUDES".

Dates
Dates From Infos Contact
- 1950.00 €

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- 1990.00 € RETOUR + Infos
Booking
How to book
HOW TO BOOK:


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)483431234, whatsapp +33(0)609520324, or e-mail: [email protected]

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). We offer West European citizens to subscribe the "Cap Protection Insurance" from Chapka Insurance: see prices. 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. If you pay by credit card, depending on your card, you may be fully covered: check your contract.
For non West European citizens, 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.