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 3 :You must be able to walk, trot, canter and gallop outdoor
Highlights
  • Two days cantering on the beach
  • Crossings of charming villages
  • Swimming in the sea with a view of the cliffs of the Medes Islands

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Horseback riding in Spain between the sea and the mountains of Catalonia: a varied ride through the north-east of Spain, crossing hilly landscapes and green mountains, to the Mediterranean beaches. Medieval villages, accommodation in comfortable typical guest houses, farms, and family hotels.

Itinerary
Image programme
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Programme intro

INDICATIVE ITINERARY *

Day 1: Arrival in Spain (Barcelona or Girona) and transfer to our first accommodation, an old mill from the 16th century which enchants us with its unique character. The South American style garden is a beautiful relaxing paradise! What a beautiful place to begin your holiday in Spain. 

Day 2: Spain like Costa Rica.
We ride through thick oak and pine forests and leave towards the mountains. In a hidden valley, we cross a small stream. Some sun rays pierce the deep green of a tropical-looking jungle. Bamboo trees border the path, and high up creepers and vines grow around the trees. We are in Spain, but the atmosphere reminds us of Costa Rica. The River Fluvia winds through a hilly terrain. We ride through the lovely river valleys and discover a nice place for our first picnic. In the afternoon, we continue on our way trotting and cantering, until we arrive at a beautiful old mill near to the river; our accommodation for the night. The South American-looking garden is a wonderful, relaxing paradise! In this romantic place, we and our well-trained four-legged friends find a unique place for the night.

rando EspagneDay 3: Wild Coast - Costa Brava.
The River Fluvia winds its way through the country to the sea. On a small lake, a friendly Catalan named Dani welcomes us with a glass of cava, the Catalan champagne, and a mid-day table prepared with love. After lunch, we follow the river Fluvia. We cross the river and ride through a wild river landscape. At its estuary, we have a spectacular view of the Gulf of Roses. We are at the Mediterranean Sea in Spain! A palm grove leads us to the cosy country house "Mas Joncar". With a drink on the terrace, we let the day end. If you want to, you can have a refreshing bath in the "natural stone pool" before dinner.

Day 4: Vamos a la playa !
With the sunrise, we see a kilometre-long sandy beach. A dream comes true: Riding in Spain, riding by the sea! The water splashes, the sand flies, we canter along the surf. The horses play with the waves and we try to stay dry. The canter along the beach is an unforgettable experience!
The path gently follows through the continental sand dunes and the Mediterranean pine forest up to the rugged mountain massif Montgri. On top of the cliff, we are rewarded with a fantastic view of the endless sea. Seabirds glide over the coast in the wind. In the scent of lavender, rosemary, and thyme we strengthen ourselves with a delicious saddle bag picnic. Later we descend into the plain of the River Ter. With long canters through the river dykes, we reach again the Mediterranean Sea. We can enjoy the sunset at the beach or in the swimming pool of the hotel.

Day 5: Spain, sun, beach, and the sea.
Right after breakfast we are back at the beach! In front of us we see the protected islands of "Medes". A canter through the soft sand of the bay brings us into the rice fields of the wide plain, up to the pine trees near the coast. We pass the pearls of the Catalan coast: Pals, Palau-Sator and Peretallada. Old city walls surround the nested rustic stone houses. On the patterned paving stones of the narrow streets, we can still see the grooves and bursts of the horse-drawn carts of the past days. In this medieval atmosphere, Dolores and Luis await us at their comfortable accommodation. In the evening, the householders offer a delicious barbecue with meat and vegetables from the garden.

Day 6: Catalonia.
The terrain is flat, the ground soft and sandy. At a fast pace, our well­ trained horses trot and canter to the river "El Ter". Fruit plantations alternate with grain fields and deep green poplar forests which give us the necessary shade. On a romantic hillside, next to a small church, we see a red-and-white tablecloth shining. We look forward to another, delicious picnic from Dani. After a siesta, we ride though a softly curved hillside landscape back to the horse farm.

Day 7: Transfer to Barcelona or Girona.

* The program is indicative, it may be modified in the event of meteorological or other imponderable circumstances.

MEETING/DEPARTURE

MEETING: 
Day 1 (Sunday) late afternoon. Paid transfer from Girona airport at 6:30 p.m. or Barcelona at 5:30 p.m.

DEPARTURE: 
Day 7 (Saturday) after breakfast. Paid transfer to Girona airport (flights after 1:00 p.m.) or Barcelona (flights after 2:30 p.m.).
Paid transfer to pick up your vehicle at the starting point if you come by car.

TRANSFERS:
Girona airport: 45 € per transfer per person = 90 € return.
Barcelona airport: 60 € per transfer per person = 120 € return.
Transfers are payable locally in cash.

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

Riding

LEVEL & CONDITIONS: image-20221023181810-1
You mustbe comfortable at the three paces (walk, trot and canter) outdoors, independent riding on sometimes difficult trails, and in good physical condition. Some passages must be done by walking horse in hand. From 16 years old. Maximum weight: 90 kg.

RYTHM:
4 to 7 hours on horseback per day on average. The paces are adapted to the terrain: at a walk, a little trot, and a few canters when the terrain and the relief allow it.

SUPERVISION:
Local guide speaking French, English, Spanish.

GROUPS:
4 to 10-12 riders + the guide.

image-20230807121804-1HORSES:
Spanish breed horses and crossbreeds suitable for mountain riding. Horses have a good life ! They are raised in a natural setting in herds. They are selected for their temperament suitable for trail riding. They're balanced and sure-footed.



image-20230807122130-2TACK:
Comfortable touring saddles, specially designed for long distances at walk, trot and canter ! Together with the saddler "Hidalgo", the facility has developed the perfect trail riding saddle: very comfortable for horse and rider and safe. The saddle pads are handmade with the best materials, such as medical "anti-pressure material", which provides ideal conditions for the horses back. Saddle bags are provided for all riders.

Comfort

ACCOMMODATION: image 4
In 2 person bedrooms, in hotels and guest houses. Rooms with private bathrooms, some rooms with shared bathrooms in case of unavailability of ensuite bedrooms.
The accommodation offer a warm atmosphere. Far from mass tourism, you will be spoiled by attentive hosts with their local specialties. You will get to know the culinary culture of the region through the lovingly prepared dishes based on fish, game, vegetables and fruits. Without forgetting the good wine of the Empordá wine region: your taste buds will not be neglected on this trip !
image-20230808185408-1Some have a swimming pool, which invites you to cool off in summer. The gardens with their cozy terraces offer the ideal setting for a well-deserved drink to relive the day in a friendly atmosphere. The rooms, mostly with private bathroom, are nicely furnished and you almost feel at home.
Progressive Inn to Inn rides do not guarantee the same level of comfort every evening: one of the pleasures of traveling on horseback is the variety ! The accommodations are chosen for their location on the route and for the quality of their welcome. More or less comfortable, you will always have a memory: a good meal, an atmosphere, or an exceptional setting. The price is not justified by high comfort accommodation, but by the high logistical costs on a traveling horseback trip.

image-20230808185203-1MEALS:
The breakfasts are typically Spanish: hot drink / fruit juice / bread, butter, jam, honey / cereals, and often: cheese and sausiche ... depending on the accommodation.
Dinners are taken at the guest tables of the accommodation or in typical catalan restaurants. Local cuisine, varied and refined. Wine is included with meals.
Lunch: picnics are taken away in saddlebags or brought by vehicle by an assistant.
Special diets can be accommodated by specifying this when booking.

   

Rates
Infos tarif

2024 PRICE / PER PERSON: 
In 2-3 person bedrooms: 1 790 €
Single bedroom supplement *: 40 € per available night
Picnics & lunches: 150 € to pay cash locally
Airport transfers:
From/to Girona: 45 € per transfer per person = 90 € return.
From/to Barcelona: 60 € per transfer per person = 120 € return.
Transfers are payable locally in cash.
Booking fees: 15 €
* Single bedrooms cannot always be guaranteed although reserved. If a previously confirmed single room is not available: refund of the paid price for the nights in  shared bedrooms. If you book in shared bedrooms and there is no one to share, the single supplement will be charged, refunded if a person wishing to share registers later.

THE PRICE INCLUDES: 
Horse and tack rental, guide, accommodation, dinners and breakfasts, drinks wine and water) during meals, itinerary transfers, luggage transfers, the financial bond for your payments by our travel agent guarantee.

THE PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE: 
Individual insurance, lunches (150 € to pay cash locally), drinks out of meals and not included (sodas, hot drinks, aperitives) visits, tips, the trip to get to the meeting point and leave from the separation point, the last day transfer to your vehicle if you come by car (75 € to pay cash locally), booking fees (15€ / person), all that is not indicated in "THE PRICE INCLUDES".

INSURANCE:
A civil liability and travel insurance (assistance/repatriation) is compulsory. A cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
A payment by credit card can make you benefit from its possible insurance (check your contract).
We offer to Europe Union, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway residents: the Chapka insurances.
Cap Security: full insurance with cancellation. Cap Cancellation: cancellation only.
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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). request (free service).

Dates
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