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

From 28th December to 4th January, enjoy six days on the saddle with a delicious dinner and friendly party on night 31st December in the Empordà health.

 

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Itinerary
Programme intro

END OF YEAR HORSE RIDING TRAIL RIDE IN SPAIN
INDICATIVE ITINERARY*

Day 1 (December 28): Welcome. Meeting at Girona or Barcelona airport, or directly at your guesthouse. Can Grau, located on the Pyrenees’ feet, facing the natural and wild reserve of the Medes Islands, and with thirty years’ experience riding holidays: the ideal place for a horse-riding start and an original way of discovering the region. On arrival day, you can enjoy a fantastic home cooked dinner and you will be told about the special characteristics of our Andalusian, Thoroughbred and Arabian crossed trail horses. You will be given an introduction to the week´s program with an opportunity for a one-to-one conversation with Ramon, designed to find every rider their perfect horse.

Day 2 (December 29): First riding day. Today, after breakfast, short briefing with your guide and saddling the horses, we are ready to leave. The horses are fresh, and we enjoy long canters through the Alt Empordà pine forests. Every hour we pass another beautiful village, castle, churches, arches, tunnel, old wooden doors with wrought iron knockers, the beauty of the stonework of the past. As the afternoon draws on, you can sense the proximity to the coast and at last we arrive at the Mediterranean large gulf of Roses. The assistance team is waiting for us and has prepare everything for the rest of our horses.

rando à cheval en EspagneDay 3 (December 30):  Vamos a la playa ! After an earliest start, we trot our horses 1 km down to the beach. The long curve of the Bay of Rosas stretches before us, kilometers of golden sand. Here we enjoy some excellent canters and gallops on the beach. After the beach ride, we head inland again following the river Fluviá, past a bird sanctuary where we can see flocks of migrating birds. The terrain is flat with lots of rice fields and peach, pears, and apple orchards. The pace today is lively ! In the afternoon, you continue your trip through a green oak forest to a horse farm where the horses will stay for the night, the riders are transferred to the accommodation in Can Grau.

Day 4 (December 31): Riding through the Empora. After an excellent breakfast, we tack up again and we will start going in West direction, back to Vilafreser. Despite being a prosperous area, the Empordá region still conserves the traditional rural and village way of life. The paths and tracks have not been asphalted nor has the countryside been fenced off so there is an unlimited combination of paths and bridleways to explore. After the ride, we will meet all the groups at Can Grau to enjoy an incredibly special dinner to celebrate the last day of the year. We will continue with a lively party, music in live during this emotional night !

Day 5 (January 1): Starting the year on horseback ! Maybe one of the best ways to start a new year! After breakfast, a little bit later today, we will join our horses and tack up again for the ride. We leave Vilafreser crossing oak forest, accompanied by scents of thyme and rosemary. Our destination for today is Besalú, a medieval walled village. This ancient capital is a jewel of Romanesque architecture set between two rivers. We cover many miles in the wildness Garrotxa through fields, open meadows and forest. Our hotel is in front of the spectacular medieval bridge and you have some time to wander around and absorb the unique atmosphere of this special village.

randonnée à cheval EspagneDay 6 (January 2): From Besalu to Emporda health. In the morning we leave from Besalú into the forest and over the rolling hills around. We ride through typical Mediterranean brush wood forest, thick with bushes and calcareous soil. This is a rocky area with old buildings of traditional rural architecture like shelters for herders and small stone walls. Up to the Fluviá, out of the rolling hills onto the plains, we canter and gallop through olive groves and along wheat fields. Our destination is a charming small hotel, a past Catalan country farmhouse restored where you will enjoy a delicious home cooked dinner.

Day 7 (January 3): Homeward bound. After breakfast, we tack up and leave the hotel South direction through Mediterranean Catalan scenery, crossing the small villages of Galliner and Vilamarí. We enjoy spectacular views over the coast plains and the foothills of the Empordà region. Crossing pine and oak forest, we stop for a rest and to have our daily picnic. For the last part of today, a gentle ride to finally join again Can Grau, where we can shower our horses and enjoy an other delicious dinner.

Day 8 (January 4): Adios Amigos ! Breakfast and departure…. Friends forever !! Transfer leaving to Girona or Barcelona airport.

* Indicative program that may be modified if necessary.

MEETING/DEPARTURE

MEETING:
28/12 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:
04/01 after breakfast. Paying transfers leave between 9 am and 9:30 am: for Girona airport (arrival around 10 am) and for Barcelona airport (arrival around 11:30 am).

TRANSFER PRICES:
Round trip Girona at the fixed times: 60 € per person.
Round trip Barcelona at the fixed times: 120 € per person.

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.

Riding

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

RIDING TIMES:
About 4-6 hours per day.

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

GROUP:
Maximum 11 riders + the guide.

HORSES:

image 2267Trail ride horses, crossed Spanish, Arabian.

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

Comfort

ACCOMMODATION: image 11
5 different accommodations, in very comfortable hotels and guest rooms, in 2-person rooms with private bathrooms.
Single bedrooms available 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 assistance vehicle.

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Rates
Infos tarif

2024 PRICE / PER PERSON
In double bedrooms: 1 890 €
Single bedroom supplement: 260 €
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, new year eve special dinner and animation, 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, Barcelone or Girona airport transfers, local taxes, 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

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.