Horseback riding in Spain on the heights of the Costa Brava: 1 to 6 half days riding around a pleasant accommodation. A region of Spain rich in history, with many small typical villages, varied landscapes, local gastronomy based on farm produce, and good wines !

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Type
Stationary trail rides
Comfort
In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement
Level
You must be able to walk and trot

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A summer horseback ride in Catalonia, to enjoy the summer rhythm in Spain ! Mornings on horseback in the cool, followed by a pleasant lunch based on local products on the horse farm. In the afternoon: Spanish-style nap, relaxation by the swimming pool, or go by car to visit a region rich in historical heritage, with superb medieval villages, or go and enjoy the nearby beach !

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Itinerary
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HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDE IN CATALUNIA
INDICATIVE ITINERARY *

You can choose: from 2 nights and 1 half day riding, up to 7 nights and 6 half days riding. No ride offered on Sundays:

Day 1: In the afternoon, welcome and check in to your accommodation located in the heart of Baix Empordà. Before enjoying an optional good dinner, presentation of the program of your stay.

Monday: Medieval villages. You will discover places steeped in history and full of charm. You pass through the villages of Fontanilles and Palau-Sator: two small villages of Roman and medieval origin dating from the 9th century. A rather quiet ride with a few canters. Then you take advantage of the pleasant path that leads to Peratallada to set off at a canter. Peratallada is one of the most important and best preserved villages of medieval Catalan architecture from the 8th to the 13th century. It is a fortified village, where time seems to have stood still. This is an opportunity to stop for a drink and stroll through its alleys. On the way back you stop in the village of Canapost to discover its necropolis. Return to the horse farm, horse care. It's time to relax by the pool while you wait for lunch.

Tuesday: On horseback towards the Costa Brava coast. By pleasant paths, where it is possible to trot and canter, you reach the banks of the river Ter until its mouth in the sea, called "La Gola del Ter", to discover a breathtaking view of the famous islands Medes. The mixture of fresh and salt water forms small marshes and a wetland, where an environment rich in flora and fauna develops, and invites relaxation and relaxation. You have the opportunity to observe a great diversity of birds: it is a popular destination for bird watchers. Return to the horse farm along the river again. Lunch served by your hosts.

Wednesday: After a good breakfast, it's time to prepare your horse and get back on the track. An active morning, with many gallops. Today you walk along the old Lake Ullastret, formed by the accumulation over many years of sediment deposits from the Pyrenees and carried there by the River Ter, giving way to this large freshwater lake. This was voluntarily drained during the second half of the 19th century to make fields of cereals and olive trees. From the eastern shore you have a panoramic view of the island of Reixac and the hill of Sant Andreu at the other end of the ancient lake, where important Iberian settlements have been established. Along the way, you will take the time to observe an old olive tree with a trunk over 4.5 meters in diameter, before returning to your accommodation for lunch.

Thursday: The Ter river. This morning, you enjoy long gallops on pleasant trails. The ride takes us to the surroundings of medieval villages, and it is always along the water that you ride to discover rivers, irrigated lands, mills. The landscape is dotted with small villages, such as Gualta and its medieval bridge dating from the XVI-XVII century, then the village of Torroella de Montgri where you cross the river, on one of the few bridges in the area. Now head west, towards Canet de la Tallada: there you will find a Republican anti-aircraft bunker dating from the Spanish Civil War, where an airfield was previously converted to crops today. Very close by, in the river, you will discover Canet Island and a lock, where water collects and is transformed into a protected nature reserve for fauna, especially for seabirds. You continue on your way until you reach the village of Verges, birthplace of the Catalan singer-songwriter Lluis Llach and known for his procession of the “dance of death” during Easter week. Return to the horse farm, horse care, lunch.

Friday: In the heart of the Emporda. After breakfast, it is time to prepare the mounts and explore the “Empordanet”: this is the name that the inhabitants give to the area of ​​small villages of medieval origin in the interior of the region. Costa Brava. They still retain all their old charm. Today you ride in the footsteps of feudal lords. Head to the hilltop village of Llabia, where you can visually embrace the entire day's journey. Seen breathtaking on what was once a lake. You then descend to the agricultural areas and the edges of the old lake to ride along the fields of cereals and olive trees to Ullastret: a fortified village with impressive fortification walls with narrow and steep streets. The ride continues through forests and fields. Along the way, you come across the Castell d´Emporda, a particularly preserved 12th century castle / palace, now transformed into a luxury hotel.

Saturday: Today, you go on horseback to discover panoramic views of the sea, but without reaching it. You enjoy a quiet ride with small trots and canters. You pass near the village of Fontanilles, with its Church as a central point and the only vestige of times past, since the castle has disappeared over time. You then cross Fontclara: a charming little village in the middle of fruit orchards. You continue your horseback ride through quiet paths, which allow you to choose the pace, trotting or cantering, towards St Julià de Boada, another small village with one of the oldest churches (10th century) in the region. Return to the equestrian center and accommodation, with the possibility of passing by two farms of local producers: the Ros-Roca cellar and the Mooma cider house, where depending on the date, you can meet the owners, in order to taste their products. After this ride, you give care to your horse. A meal with local products awaits you.Saturday: Today, you go on horseback to discover panoramic views of the sea, but without reaching it. You enjoy a quiet day with small trots and canters. You pass near the village of Fontanilles, with its Church as a central point and the only vestige of times past, since the castle has disappeared over time. You then cross Fontclara: a charming little village in the middle of fruit orchards. You continue your horseback ride through quiet paths, which allow you to choose the pace, trotting or galloping, towards St Julià de Boada, another small village with one of the oldest churches (10th century) in the region. Return to the equestrian center and accommodation, with the possibility of passing by two farms of local producers: the Ros-Roca cellar and the Mooma cider house, where depending on the date, you can meet the owners, in order to taste their products. After this ride, you give the last care to your horse. A meal with local products awaits you.

Last day: End of your stay after breakfast. Free transfer to Girona airport.

* Indicative itinerary that can be modified if necessary.

MEETING/DEPARTURE

MEETING: 
Day 1 directly at your accommodation between 7 and 9 pm. Free transfer from Girona airport at 7:30 p.m. Private transfer outside of this schedule: € 80 per car.


DEPARTURE: 
The day of your choice (2 nights minimum) after breakfast. Free transfer to Girona airport departing at 9:30 am. Plan flights from noon. Private transfer outside of this schedule: € 80 per car.


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

TRANSFERS FROM / TO PERPIGNAN:
Transfer possible from / to Perpignan airport: 210 € per car and per trip.

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 walk and trot to get the most out of your ride. If you are comfortable with the three gaits (walk, trot, canter): you will also appreciate this stay, the rides are done in groups of levels. Minimum age: 9 years old.

RIDING TIMES:
About 2-4 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 2
Horseback riding in SpainBeautiful restored farmhouse with a swimming pool. Bed and Breakfast, in 2 person beroom with private bathroom.
Single bedroom available with supplement.





MEALS:
rando a cheval en espagneimage-20220330220413-1In the evening, optional dinners are served at the farm by your hosts based on local and the farm produces. At lunchtime, hearty buffets are prepared by an assistant. Wine is included during meals.

 

 

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Rates
Infos tarif

2022 PRICE / PER PERSON:

In 2 person bedroom:
3 days / 2 nights / 1 half day riding: 390 €
4 days / 3 nights / 2 half days riding: 535 €
5 days / 4 nights / 3 half days riding: 675 €
6 days / 5 nights / 4 half days riding: 825 €
7 days / 6 nights / 5 half days riding: 975 €
8 days / 7 nights / 6 half days riding: 1125 €
Single room supplement: 35 € per night to be paid on site.
Optional evening meal (not included): 18 € to be paid on site.
Booking fees: 15 €
TRANSFERS:
Gerone airport at set days and times: free
Gerone airport out of times: 80 € / car / transfer
Barcelone airport: 240 € / car / transfer
Perpigan airport: 210 € / car / transfer
Transfers are payable on site.

THE PRICE INCLUDES: 

Horse and tack rental, guide, accommodation, breakfasts, lunches, 1 drink per meal, transfers from / to Girona airport at the fixed times, the financial guarantee of your payments by our travel operator deposit.

THE PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE: 

Individual insurance, transfers from/to Barcelona, additional drinks, dinners (optionals), visits and personal expenses, tips, 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 :
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).

Dates
Dates From Infos Contact
- 390€ ON REQUEST BETWEEN 12 AND 30 JUNE + Infos
- 390€ ON REQUEST BETWEEN 12 AND 30 JUNE + Infos
- 390€ ON REQUEST IN JULY + Infos
- 390€ ON REQUEST IN AUGUST + Infos
- 390€ ON REQUEST IN AUGUST + Infos
- 390€ ON REQUEST IN AUGUST + Infos
- 390€ ON REQUEST IN AUGUST + Infos
- 390€ ON REQUEST IN AUGUST + Infos
Booking
How to book
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

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).
For Europe Union citizens only: we offer to subscribe the "Cap Protection Security" from Chapka Insurance. 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. 
See all information about our cancellation policy and Chapka insurance offer.
For non West European 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/

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.

6. CANCELLATION POLICY:
See general conditions and special covid conditions: 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 flights / trains.

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.