A stationary horseback ride in Spain : With the same accommodation every evening, which avoids having to change hotels every day. The route crosses the magnificent Empordá, with an incredible variety of landscapes, between meadows and forests, in Catalonia.

Cap Rando Selection : Trips organized by Cap Rando partners
Type
Stationary trail rides
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
Highlights
  • You come back every evening in a very comfortable accommodation with swimming pool
  • Possibility of massage or yoga

Horseback riding in Spain, Catalonia, a stationary ride with one comfortable accommodation, avoiding changing accommodation every day. Daily rides cross the magnificent Empordá region, with an incredible variety of landscapes, between meadows and forests !

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Itinerary
Image programme
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Programme intro

HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDE IN CATALUNIA
INDICATIVE ITINERARY *

Day 1 - Welcome ! In the evening upon, you arrive at the equestrian farm of Can Grau. The country cottage, name is « Masia » in Catalan language, is located in the Empordá region in the middle of nature, hidden from busy people and curious. It is a more than two hundred years antic Catalan farmhouse converted into a rural guest house for tourism and horseback activities. After a homemade cooked dinner we will explain the program of the week and we will talk about the characteristics of our crossed horses of Spanish and Arabic, the best of each breed. You also will have the opportunity of an individualized one-to-one conversation designed to find the ideal horse for each rider.

image-20221011131545-2Day 2 - After a good breakfast, you prepare the horses with the help and recommendations of your guide. Today your destination, is the village of Ravós del Terri with its magnificent, very well preserved castle. You cross the "Serra" through fields and forests where you can enjoy beautiful views over the northern region of Girona, up to the Pyrenees mountains, with their snow-capped peaks. After the picnic, you return to the horse farm via a smooth path lined with farmland and farms: the typical Catalan countryside. As soon as you arrive, you can enjoy moments of relaxation in the gardens or at the pool, or in the company of the horses who will take a well-deserved rest in the farm meadows.

image-20221011131713-3Day 3 - Today you head to the beautiful unspoilt region of Vilademuls. Leaving the equestrian center, heading north, you cross the small village of Vilafreser and discover its Gothic-Renaissance church of Romanesque origin, with a 14th century facade. You enjoy lovely trots and canters on country tracks through a dense forest with rosemary and thyme everywhere, finally having a picnic near the village of Tarradelles. On the way back you pass typical farms, fields and crops. In the distance, you can see the medieval tower of Vilafreser. Due to its great height of 18 meters, it is considered an exception in these typically Catalan towers.

Day 4 - Today the ride takes you to beautiful poplar and beech forests along the Ter River. The trail is lined with fields and forests, crosses the village of Medinyà below its castle where you can admire views of the Gavarres mountains. After a delicious picnic by the river, you make a pleasant return alternating small paths with immense meadows and dense and varied forests. During the journey you pass through the village of Cervià de Ter where you can tour the castle. Upon arrival, you can enjoy moments of relaxation in the gardens or on the terrace overlooking the horses. For dinner, Anne has prepared an excellent home-cooked meal in Catalan and Provence style.

image-20221011131756-4Day 5: After breakfast, you prepare your horse and set off on the trails in the dense Mediterranean forest, following the mountain ridge, with spectacular views of the range, fields and meadows. You arrive at the Fluvià river, next to Báscara and its famous racecourse. Then you continue between olive groves and grain fields, passing farms and churches, and finally a canter on wide tracks through the forest of oaks and cork oaks, which brings you to Galliners, where you have a picnic . You finally arrive at the horse farm passing through the small village of Vilamarí. Once your horse is showered and in the meadow, you enjoy a moment with a glass of cava to celebrate your pleasant experience on these lands in the company of the horses.

Day 6 - Adios ! End of your stay after breakfast and departure.

* Indicative program that can be modified if necessary. Note that the beach is not allowed to riders at Easter and in Summer.

MEETING/DEPARTURE

MEETING: 
Day 1 directly at your accommodation between 5 and 8 pm.
Paid transfer from Girona airport at 7:30 p.m., from Barcelona airport at 6 p.m.

DEPARTURE: 
The morning of day 6 after breakfast. Transfer to Girona airport (arrival around 10 a.m.), or Barcelona airport (arrival around 11:30 a.m.).

TRANSFER PRICES:
Gerona round trip: 60 € per person.
Barcelona round trip: 120 € per person.
Transfers are payable locally.

FROM BARCELONA TO GERONA:
Bus www.sagalesairportline.com or train: www.renfe.com .

CAR RENTAL:
We recommend a 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 21
You must be confident at the three gaits (walk, trot, canter). Minimum age: 9 years old if good rider.

RIDING TIMES:
About 4-5 hours per day.

GROUP SIZE:
Maximum 8-10 riders. 

GUIDE: 
Professional licensed guide. The guide speaks Spanish, English, French, German.

equestrian holiday in SpainHORSES:
Trail ride horses, crossed Spanish and Arabian.

TACK: 
English saddles equiped with saddle bags.

Comfort

ACCOMMODATION: image 11
On the equestrian center, in comfortable rooms in an old Catalan farmhouse over two hundred years old, transformed into a rural guest house for tourism and equestrian activities. Has a lovely swimming pool and garden to relax in.
It is an old Catalan farmhouse immersed in a landscape of forests and meadows. The farm has been restored with simplicity and with the greatest respect for the environment, both for the materials and for the architectural and comfort solutions. Specially designed for stays in harmony with nature and enjoying the horses: you can see them from the terraces and the garden, they graze peacefully in the vast meadows in the surrounding area.

image 2268MEALS:randonnee a cheval et gastronomie Espagne
In the evening, dinners are served in your accommodation with local produces. At noon, copious picnics are prepared by an assistant. Wine is included with meals.

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Rates
Infos tarif

2024 PRICE / PER PERSON:

In 2 or 3 person bedroom: 1150 €
High season (from July 28 to August 25): 1250 €
Single bedroom supplement: 220 €.
Booking fees: 15 €
TRANSFER PRICES:
Return transfers from Girona airport: 60 € per person
Transfers to/from Barcelona airport: 120 € per person
Transfers to be paid directly on site.

 

THE PRICE INCLUDES: 

Horse and tack rental, guide, assistant preparing the midday meals, accommodation, all meals,  1 drink per meal, the financial guarantee of your payments by our travel operator deposit.

 

THE PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE: 

Individual insurance, transfers from/to Gerona or Barcelona airport, additional drinks, visits and personal expenses, tips, local taxes to pay locally (±1€ / night), anything 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
Infos calendrier

IN SUMMER, A PROGRAM WITH HALF DAYS MORNING RIDES IS AVAILABLE:
SEE THE SUMMER PROGRAM

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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.


 

Reviews
GUEST REVIEWS
Camille (Switzerland) – November 2019

Reception: Super welcome from the manager, very caring, with home cooked meals at all meals. We even had a Catalan dessert cooked in front of us the last evening.
Cavalry: The general condition of the cavalry (Excellent). My horse (Excellent). Well-treated, well-fed horses that evolve in a healthy outdoor environment.
Saddlery & Equipment: Excellent. Endurance material, Wintec synthetic saddle, good condition.
The comfort, cleanliness and comfort of the accommodation (s): Excellent. Very nice cottage, spacious room with bathtub.
Your general satisfaction on the stay: Excellent stay with very attentive staff, nice and well-treated horses and various landscapes every day!
Quality of the Cap Rando services: Excellent. Good follow-up of our file despite our many discussions, listening to our desires and constraints, we recommend Cap Rando! Only small point of improvement: we asked for a paying transfer and asked if another option was possible: we were told that we could rent a car. However, we discovered when arriving on site by the service provider that it was possible to take a train to access a closer town, which would have reduced the cost of the transfer. To reconsider for the next customers.