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 of beech and holm oak, to the beaches of the Costa Brava, under a particularly blue sky in Catalonia.

Cap Rando Selection : Trips organized by Cap Rando partners
Stationary trail rides
In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement
Level 2 : You must be able to walk, trot, canter in an arena or outdoor
  • You come back every evening in a very comfortable accommodation with swimming pool

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A stationary horse riding in Spain, Catalonia :  Coming back every night in a very comfortable accommodation with a swimming pool, on the equestrian center. The daily rides cross the magnificent region of Empordá, with an incredible variety of landscapes, between meadows and forests, to the beaches of the Costa Brava (except at Easter and in summer), under the sky azure blue of Catalonia !

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A cheval en Costa Brava Catalogne
Programme intro


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 - Cervia de Tera. After a good breakfast, we prepare our horses with the help and recommendations of the guide. Today the route will take us to some beautiful poplars and beech forests, next to the Ter river. It is quite followed by fields and forests, crossing the village of Medinyà below its castle where you can see views of the region of Girona to the Gavarres mountains. After a delicious picnic next to the river, we have a pleasant return to Can Grau alternating small paths with immense meadows and dense and varied forests. During the journey we cross the village of Cervià de Ter where we can go around the Castle. Upon arrival, we can enjoy some relaxing moments in the gardens of Can Grau, or in the company of the horses that graze in the meadows of the farm. For dinner, Anne has prepared an excellent homemade meal in the Catalan style.

image-20221011131713-3Day 3 - Sant Marti d'Empuries. After a copious breakfast, we prepare our horses direction to the beach, which we have been looking forward to since the first day. The beach ride will be early tomorrow, and we have a long day in the saddle today. The horses will spend night closer by the seafront and we will return by car to can Grau this afternoon. We descend gently along paths surrounded by meadows, passing through Saus, Ventalló and Palau Borrell, to have our daily picnic next to the private Castle of la Garriga, in Sant Feliu de la Garriga. After lunch, we pass through Viladamat and Albons, alternating trot and some canter. It seems that our horses are smelling the sea breeze. We leave behind Mas Vilanera and its old mill, very close to the town of L’Escala, to reach Sant Martí d’Empúries. This beautiful village is located at the end of the beach where we can apreciate the Old Greek dock, from the 6th century BC, and where, a few meters away, we will leave our horses in paddocks enabled for this purpose.

image-20221011131502-1Day 4 - To the beach ! We get up early for breakfast, and then move to where we left the horses yesterday afternoon. We trot our horses along a stream for a few minutes until we reach the sea, at the beginning of the bay of Roses. We will continue galloping up the beach, stopping from time to time to enter the sea, until we almost wet our feet. After a long eight kilometres of golden sand and sparkling sea, we return inland, through fields of fruit and rice fields, towards Vilaür. We continue riding, now, between forests and silent streams and stop for picnic next to the lake of Valveralla, which allows us to relax horses and riders. We return to the mountain ridge to reach Can Sort, where we will leave the horses tonight to return by car to Can Grau.
Note that the beach is not allowed to riders at Easter and in Summer.

image-20221011131756-4Day 5: Vilaur – Galliners – Can Grau. After breakfast, we prepare our horses and leave Can Sort along the paths of the dense Mediterranean forest, following the mountainous ridge, with spectacular views over the harmonious chain of fields and meadows. We arrive at the river Fluvià, next to the town of Báscara and its famous racecourse, where we will test ourselves at a gallop. Then, we continue between olive groves and cereal fields, we pass farmhouses and churches, and finally another gallop on wide roads through the oak and cork oak forest, which takes us to Galliners, where we will have our picnic. We finally arrive at Can Grau passing through the small town of Vilamarí. Once our horses showered and in the meadow, we will enjoy an amazing moment together with a glass of cava to celebrate our pleasant experience in these lands in the company of 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.


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.

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.).

Gerona round trip: 60 € per person.
Barcelona round trip: 90 € per person.
Transfers are payable locally.

Bus www.sagalesairportline.com or train: www.renfe.com . You can book a private car transfer: 240 € / per car / per transfer.

We recommend a car rental, particularly cheap in Spain, on www.autoeurope.fr 

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 LEVEL: image 21
You must be confident at the three gaits (walk, trot, canter). Minimum age: 9 years old if good rider.

About 4-6 hours per day.

Maximum 8-10 riders. 

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

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

English saddles equiped with saddle bags.


At the equestrian center, in comfortable rooms in an old Catalan farmhouse with swimming pool, over two hundred years old transformed into a rural guesthouse for tourism and equestrian activities.

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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Infos tarif


In 2 or 3 person bedroom:
January to June and September to October: 1050 €
July & August: 1150 €
November: 995 €
Single bedroom supplement: 190 €.
Booking fees: 15 €
Return transfers from Girona airport: 60 € per person
Transfers to/from Barcelona airport: 90 € per person
Transfers to be paid directly on site.


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


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 (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 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).

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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 !


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:

Fill out the online registration form: https://www.horsebackridingvacations.eu/form/booking-form

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 citizens (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 non Europe Union 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/

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: You will be directed to the payment link after completing the online booking form: https://www.horsebackridingvacations.eu/form/booking-form
- By bank transfer: Our bank information will be sent to you after reception of your booking form.

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.

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.

See the cencellation policy: 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 transports.

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.