A sporty horseback ride in Spain with active paces, for riders eager for sensations and discovery, wishing to experience a ride at an endurance pace in a horse riding region with varied landscapes: between hills and beaches of Catalonia, recovering in the evening in very comfortable accommodation.

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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
  • Active ride

  • Comfortable accommodation

  • Varied landscapes

Four long days of horseback riding and nature. For riders who want more than equestrian tourism, we present this horseback riding tour of 5 to 6 hours on horseback per day with a lively pace, and up to 40 km in one day, totaling more than 160 km in four days. You travel on trails, plains and beaches of Alt Empordà, with extended gallops, combined with nights in Torroella de Montgrí and La Escala, where you can enjoy the nightlife !

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Itinerary
Image programme
randonnee endurance a cheval Espagne
Programme intro

ACTIVE RIDING TRAIL RIDE IN SPAIN, CATALONIA & COSTA BRAVA
INDICATIVE ITINERARY *

Day 1: Welcome. Meeting at the horse farm at the end of the afternoon, and you will meet the team. Before dinner, the week's program is presented, as well as the peculiarity of endurance horses, Arabs and Anglo-Arabs crossed. You will have the opportunity to have a one-on-one conversation designed to find each rider their perfect horse.

image-20231026160912-1Day 2: Along the Ter river - Montgri - Gola de Ter. Today’s ride is promising. The entire route crosses a landscape that combines cultivated fields, which extend into the clearings of the poplar forest on the banks of the Ter river, with small human settlements scattered and integrated into the landscape. Crossing fields of mosaics, you enjoy excellent gallops. For lunch you stop by the river in a grove, near the pretty village of Verges, and are welcomed with a refreshing drink. As you continue riding during the second part of the day, you follow the path that leads to Torroella de Montgrí walking gently, then you follow the river again until reaching the sea. Riding through the natural spaces of La Gola del Ter, La Platera or El Ter Vell, you have the opportunity to appreciate fantastic beach landscapes on this trail. On Fonollera beach, the river forms a lagoon and flows completely into the sea, facing the Medes Islands. You are right at the mouth of the river Ter.

Day 3: Torroella, Montgrí, Sant Martí d'Empúries. You resume the trail from the day before, following the river Ter to Torruella, where you cross it, then continue into the Montgrí massif, with its imposing castle which dominates the valley. In the upper pine forest, you take the picnic of the day while enjoying a breathtaking view. Then, you go down gently to the Escala, passing through the Masia hotel: an old mill where you spend the night, to image-20211214200939-2Sant Martí d'Empúries, raised on a mound where we can see the ancient Greek pier.

Day 4: Day 4: The second beach - Valveralla lake - Sant Mori. You trot about a kilometer to the beach. The long curve of the Bay of Roses stretches before you: kilometers of golden sand. You delight in a few exhilarating gallops on the beach. You then head inland along the Fluvià River, passing a bird sanctuary where you can observe flocks of migratory birds. Cafe in Sant Pere Pescador. The land is flat with numerous rice plantations and peach, pear and apple orchards. Today, the pace is brisk. At lunch time you arrive at Lake Valveralla, where you dip the horses' legs to rid them of sea salt and enjoy the picnic. In the afternoon, you continue to walk a series of trails and forest tracks. You regularly pass by a beautiful village, a castle, a church, arches, tunnels, old wooden doors with wrought iron knockers: the beauty of the stone of the past. In the afternoon, you arrive at the horse yard.

image-20211214200859-1Day 5: Can Sort - Bascara - Can Grau. After a good breakfast, you saddle your horse at the Can Sort farm. Then, through paths through fields and oak forests, you discover the famous Bàscara racecourse, unfortunately fallow due to maintenance. you picnic in the magnificent hermitage of Sant Baldiri. You set off again on more mountainous trails, before arriving at the horse farm. On your way, you cross the Serres and enjoy the view of the hermitage of Sant Mer. Finally, a friendly goodbye with the team at the swimming pool before dinner.

Day 6: ADIÓS AMIGOS. Breakfast and departure...

* Indicative itinerary that can be modified if necessary.

MEETING/DEPARTURE

 

MEETING:
Wednesday directly at the accommodation between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Paying transfer from Girona airport at 7:30 p.m., from Barcelona airport at 6 p.m.

DEPARTURE:
Sunday afternoon. Transfer to Girona airport (arrival around 4:30 p.m.), Barcelona airport (arrival around 6 pm). Plan flights from 8 p.m.

TRANSFER PRICES:
Round trip Girona: 60 € per person to be paid locally.
Round trip Barcelona: 120 € per person to be paid locally.

FROM BARCELONA TO GERONA:
Bus www.sagalesairportline.com or train: www.renfe.com 
CAR RENTAL:
Particularly cheap in Spain, on www.autoeurope.fr 

FLIGHTS:
Flights are not included in our prices because it is generally more interesting to book your flights yourself, an inclusive flight package is generally more expensive with agency commissions. However, we are at your disposal to help you find the best rates or to offer you a trip including transport on request: free service.

Riding

RIDING LEVEL: image 1262
You must be a very good rider, able to walk, trot, canter outdoor on open spaces.

RIDING TIMES:
About 5-6 hours per day.

GUIDE: 
Professional licensed guide. The guide speaks Spanish, English, German (on request).

GROUP:
Maximum 11 riders + the guide.

HORSES:
image 2267Trail riding and endurance horses: Mostly crossed Spanish and Arabians. Horses are trained in endurance.

TACK: 
Trail ride, English, some western saddles. The saddles are equipped with saddlebags..

Comfort

ACCOMMODATION: image 11
In very comfortable hotels and guesthouses, in 2-person ensuite bedrooms.
Single bedrooms with supplement.

image 2268MEALS:randonnee a cheval et gastronomie Espagne
In the evening, dinners are served in accommodations, prepared with local products. At noon, copious buffets are prepared by an assistant. Some days: picnics are taken in saddle bags. Wine is included with meals.

LUGGAGE TRANSFERS:
Insured by the assistance vehicle.



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Rates
Infos tarif

2024 PRICE / PER PERSON: 

In double bedrooms: 1260 €
Single bedroom supplement: 220 €
Booking fees: 15€
TRANSFERS:
Girona airport: 60 € per person rount trip to pay locally
Barcelona
airport: 120 € per person rount trip to pay locally
Transfers are payable locally.

 

THE PRICE INCLUDES: 

Horse and tack rental, Guide, Assistant preparing midday meals, accommodation, evening meals,  midday meals, drinks during meals (wine, beer and coca at lunches, wine only at dinners), breakfasts, luggage transfers, the financial guarantee of your payments by our travel operator deposit.

 

THE PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE: 

Individual insurance, drinks without meals and not included, any visits, Barcelona or Girona airport transfers not included, tips, local taxes to pay locally (±1€ / night), everything 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.
See prices & information

 

FLIGHTS:
Flights to Spain 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).

 

Dates
Dates From Infos Contact
- 1260€ CONFIRMED DEPARTURE Information request
- 1260€ Information request
- 1260€ LAST SPACES Information request
- 1260€ CONFIRMED DEPARTURE Information request
- 1260€ FULL Information request
- 1260€ FULL Information request
- 1260€ Information request
- 1260€ Information request
Booking
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
If you already have received the confirmation of the availability and the price, you can proceed directly to your booking:

2. BOOKING:
Fill out the online registration form: https://www.horsebackridingvacations.eu/form/booking-form
If you are registering and paying for several riders, you can add riders on the form.
If you have difficulty with the online form or if you prefer:
- Download the Excel file for 1 rider
- Download the Open Office file for 1 rider
- Download the Excel file for 2 riders
- Download the Open Office for 2 riders
To be completed, saved on your computer, and sent by email as an attachment.
Your personal information (birth date, height, weight, riding level & experience, health information, etc.) are contractuals. The facility / guide / instructor may exclude on site and without compensation, any person whose information is different from the information provided on the registration form, and/or who does not correspond to the conditions of participation.

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 cancellation for a reason covered by a cancellation insurance).
We offer to Europe Union, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway residents (only) to subscribe the "Cap Security" insurance from Chapka Insurance. This covers you for cancellation, interruption of stay, individual accident, assistance 24h / 24h, repatriation, medical expenses abroad, luggage insurance, civil liability. You can also only subscribe a "Cap Cancellation" cancellation insurance if you have insurance covering other risks. 
See all information about our cancellation policy and Chapka insurance offer.
For other country citizens: if you pay by credit card, depending on your card, you may be fully covered: check your contract.
The US citizens can subscribe directly an insurance for instance on: https://www.axatravelinsurance.com/

4. PAYMENT:
- For a stay starting at more than 60 days: It is requested at registration: 30% of the price of the stay, the payment of the insurance possibly subscribed, the transport possibly requested, the booking fees. The balance is to be paid 60 days before the start date of the stay.
- For a stay starting at less than 60 days: Full payment is requested upon registration.
- For a stay starting at less than 21 days: Full payment by credit card is requested upon registration.
- If these are the last places available: Payment by credit card is requested upon registration.
You can pay:
- By credit card on our secure payment website: You will be directed to the payment link after completing the online booking form.
- By bank transfer: Our bank information will be sent to you after reception of your booking form.
For a quick processing and to secure your registration, receipt of your confirmation file within 24-48 hours: choose a payment by credit card. In addition: payment by credit card can allow you to benefit from its possible insurance.
Please note: your reservation will only be confirmed after receipt of your payment.
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 useful information within 24-48 hours after reception of your registration form and payment.

6. TRANSPORTS:
Before booking your transport: we advise you to wait for the receipt of the confirmation file and check that your transports feet with the meeting/separation times of the offered transfers. We recommend booking refundable transports.

7. CANCELATION POLICY:
Please note: Any stay may be canceled if there are insufficient bookings to ensure the stay up to 20 days before the date of a stay of more than 6 days, 7 days for a stay of 2 to 5 days. In this case, you may be offered a replacement stay or a departure with a supplement, if these proposals do not suit you: a full refund (unless you have accepted a possible supplement upon registration), excluding booking fees and possible non-refundable transport, is guaranteed without compensation.
See the cencellation policy: cancelation conditions.

8. SALE CONDITIONS:
You can consult the sale conditions: see the conditions.