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HORSE RIDING IN SPAIN
Spain

Spain is a Cap Rando flagship destination for horseback riding. In Spain, the offer of equestrian holidays is important, and it is sometimes difficult to find the one that suits you best. In addition, many structures are managed by foreigners (English, German, French) and we prefer to select Spanish guides and instructors, who perfectly know and love their region, speak English and offer quality services.
Thus, we offer horseback trips and riding holidays in different parts of Spain: Catalonia, Castile or Andalusia. Discover Spain on horseback with superb rides in the best parts of Spain for horseback rides: in Catalonia on the beaches of the Costa Brava, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains or in the beautiful Cabo de Gata Park in Andalusia, Extremadura, Sierra de Gredos: a wild country of southern Castile less known from tourists.
In Spain, Cap Rando offers horseback riding for beginers, Inn to Inn trail rides for confirmed riders, horse riding holidays particularly suitable for families.


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SHORT BREAK IN CATALONIA, EMPORDA & COSTA BRAVA

A Short horse riding between the Emporda hills and the Costa Brava, generally from Wednesday to Sunday. Discover the hills of Catalonia, its medieval villages, and enjoy the miles of sandy beach and the Mediterranean under the sun. If you do not have a full week for your horse riding holidays and want to enjoy the beach and the mountains, this horse riding tour in Spain is for you !

 

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DISCOVER CATALONIA ON THE COSTA BRAVA BALCONIES

Horseback ride in Catalonia on the Costa Brava balconies, 3 or 5 days on horseback in star around the same accommodation. A horseback trail ride through the Baix Empordà territory, a temperate climate zone of an extreme beauty. A territory rich in history, with many small villages of diverse civilizations, great natural landscapes, a comfortable accommodation with swimming pool, good gastronomy and good wines. An unforgettable horseback riding experience of in Spain.

 

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FROM THE FOOT OF THE PYRENNEES TO THE SEA

horseback trail rideriding trip in Spain that will take you from the foothills of the Catalan Pyrenees to the Mediterranean Sea, where you can enjoy the large bay of Roses. You will discover the natural landscapes of Baix Empordá and Alto Empordá, the Mediterranean forest, the coastline and its long sandy beaches as well as medieval villages such as Serra de Daró, Sant Iscle and Colomers. A horseback trip between sea and mountain.

 

BETWEEN CATALONIA HILLS AND COSTA BRAVA BEACHES

This horseback trail ride in Spain, will bring you through two large natural areas, from the Baix Empordà region to the Costa Brava, the natural protected area of Gavarres and the Montgrí Natural Park, the Medes Islands and the Ter River. The mountains and the sea accompany you, from the megalithic era to our time passing through the Roman lands, medieval and pirates.

 

 

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STATIONARY RIDE IN THE CABO DE GATA NATURAL PARK

This program allows you to discover the splendor of the Cabo de Gata Natural Park: its pristine beaches, valleys, small fishing villages ... You will discover the trail riding the techniques, in order to reach to be comfortable to ride in the mountains and gallop on the beaches. A perfect program to prepare you for the practice Inn to Inn progressive horseback trips and to enjoy the wilderness on a safe horse. Especially recommended for families, possibility to book only accommodation if you're non rider coming with a rider.
This ride is combinable on demand with
 Horse Training and Trail Ride in Andalusia - Cabo de Gata narural park - and Natural horsemanship in Cabo de Gata - Parelli horse training 

 

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TRAINING AND TRAIL RIDE IN THE CABO DE GATA NATURAL PARK

This week is dedicated to riders who want to quickly be able to ride outdoor. You will alternate lessons in an arena and trail rides in the Cabo de Gata Natural Park. At the end of the week, you will be able to go walk, trot and canter with your horse outdoor happy and safe. In addition, you will spend a wonderful vacation in this corner of paradise. This program is perfect for beginners to ride in family or with a group of friends. Manolo has created and led this program for over 25 years, horses are trained to obey the voice and work in groups. Manolo gives lessons on horseback, allowing to control your horse at any and to make quick progress in safety and confidence. Mild temperatures in the Cabo de Gata makes possible to enjoy this experience all the year long. Enjoy the end of your week cantering on beaches !

 

 

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PARELLI HORSE TRAINING IN THE CABO DE GATA NATURAL PARK

 

You will work with a horse, learning how you think, how you feel. To “connect” with him and turn his fear into “friendship”. We will learn what kind of mind our horse has, to correct his unwanted behaviors and to teach him skills that allow us to enjoy our relationship regardless of the equestrian specialty to which we dedicate. 
You will enjoy the rich experience of the guide who, although not a Parelli instructor, has learned from Nadia Soleymanjo, and wishes to make you discover what has allowed him to tamed his own horses for many years to guarantee that riders on their routes would enjoy a reliable, friendly horse that would allow them to enjoy their vacations on horseback in Andalucia.

 

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THE SIERRA NEVADA HIDDEN TRAILS

Horseback riding trip in Andalusia. In the South of Andalusia, South of Spain, this ride offers to discover the spectacular Sierra Nevada landscapes. Near Guadix, you will ride on horseback through canyons and deserts, contrasting with forests and meadows in the mountains. You will discover nice Andalusian white villages with architectural contrasts between Spanish and Arabian styles: this area was one of the last Moorish occupation in Spain.

 

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THE CABO DE GATA WILD MEDITERRANEAN BEACHES

Inn to Inn trail riding trip in Andalusia, in the Cabo de Gata Natural Park. You will ride through the Cabo de Gata Natural Park. It combines trails along the seaside and inside valleys, you will discover on horseback beautiful scenery and little unknown villages. The excellent weather and soft temperatures make this ride available all the year

 

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CABO DE GATA WILD BEACHES - SHORT  BREAK

A special program, designed for those who wish to do less than a full week ride, and possibly extend your stay to visit Andalusia: Granada, Seville, Almeria, Cordoba ...
The Cabo de Gata Park is located in the south-east of Spain in the far south-east of Andalusia, in the Gulf of Almeria. The Cabo de Gata Park is one of the jewels of Andalusia, Spain and the Mediterranean, it is probably one of the few spaces of the Mediterranean coast that has remained wild. Since 1997, the park has been declared a "biosphere reserve" by UNESCO for its ecological wealth. "Where the sun passes the winter": with approximately 2965 hours of sunshine, we can say that it is in this region of Andalusia that the sun passes the winter, with mild temperatures all year round. Small coves with crystal clear waters, ancient volcanoes converted into red lava mountains give the image of the Sierra de Gata, a lunar desert. Oasis of palm trees and small white fishing villages, remind us of the invasions of pirates. Here were shot famous adventure movies like Indiana Jones, Lawrence of Arabia, A fistful of Dollars.

 

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END OF YEAR IN THE CABO DE GATA NATURAL PARK

Finish the year on horseback under the Andalusian sun in South of Spain ! Located in the south-east of Andalusia and Spain, in the Gulf of Almeria, the Cabo de Gata Park is one of the jewels of Andalusia, Spain and the western Mediterranean. It is probably one of the few spaces on the Mediterranean coast that remained untouched today. Since 1997, the park of volcanic origin is declared a "biosphere reserve" by UNESCO for its ecological wealth.

 

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THE ALPUJARRAS WHITE VILLAGES

Between the Southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada and the Mediterranean, in the Alpujarras. This equestrian trip is offered over 4 or 6 days on horseback. The Alpujarras are marked by a succession of fertile valleys descending from Sierra Nevada to the Mediterranean. A wild region with a climate and Mediterranean vegetation, dotted with white villages, typical of Andalusia, with a strong historical past, the last Moors refuge in Andalusia.

 

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SIERRA NEVADA AND TABERNAS DESERT

A special trip on horseback through the beautiful Sierra Nevada to the Tabernas desert. You will discover the wild beauty of the Southern slope of the Sierra Nevada with superb views of the Mediterranean, before reaching the desert of Tabernas where you will ride in the landscapes that have served as a backdrop for many famous westerns.

 

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SIERRA NEVADA , CORDOBA ROYAL STABLES, ALHAMBRA

A horse riding trip in Andalusia through the Sierra Nevada nature, discovering the Andalusian gastromy and history, the Andalusian equestrian culture. This ride in the Sierra Nevada Natural Park, allows you to discover a wide variety of landscapes, from the high mountains to the rich Mediterranean valleys. Seat of the meeting between Christians and Arabs, the region is known for the beauty of its white villages. The journey continues with a visit to the Alhambra in Granada, then the Cordoba Mosque, both listed as World Heritage Sites. The last two days are devoted to visiting Cordoba and its Royal Stables, with the possibility of attending an equestrian show around the Spanish Pure Bread horse. And to end this program, a ride through the landscapes of olive trees typical of Andalusia. This horseback ride is inspired by the famous novel "The Revolts of Cordoba" by the writer and rider Ildefonso Falcones, a recommended read that will guide you through the history and nature of Andalusia, making this trip on horseback a real equestrian experience.

 

 

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THE SIERRA DE GREDOS & CRYSTALLINE WATERS

A stationary summer ride with relaxing full days riding from Navarredonda de Gredos to different direction every day, changing landscapes and opportunities for swimming in the crystalline waters of Gredos Mountains. One day, in the middle of the week, you will ride on a minitrail to a different village. The summer in Gredos is perfect for excellent riding holidays due to the altitude, Navarredonda is at 1600 m, so even in July or August it is not hot for full days riding and perfect for swimming in the fresh waters at lunch stops. It is a relax and comfortable ride, perfect for families and less experience riders, 5 nights at the same hotel, daily trails with different itineraries everyday through the wild landscape of the Gredos Mountains, where you can see Iberic goads, golden eagles or black vultures. Enjoy great lunches in the countryside, barbecues, paella..., after a relax swimming in the crystalline waters of the rivers.

 

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THE SIERRA DE GREDOS & CASTLES

Following the beautiful valley of the river Tormes, the landscapes are varied with its lakes, canyons, cliffs and meadows. You will cross medieval villages full of history and breathtaking landscapes. Your native guide of the region will present you these landscapes and the history of this country which fascinates him. Two itineraries are offered, 5 days or 6 days riding.

 

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THE CONQUISTADOR RIDE IN EXTREMADURA

This ride starts and finishes in Trujillo, a historic town with a mix of cultures. Trujillo was originally founded in prehistoric times on a granite batholith, then became the Roman town of Turgallium before the Arabs built a spectacular castle above the town in the 10th century. Trujillo was the birthplace of Francisco Pizarro and his brothers, who conquered Peru, as well as Francisco de Orellana who was the first to navigate the Amazon river. Pizarro's statue stands in the main square (Plaza Mayor) and there are many beautiful palaces around the square which were built by the Spanish Conquistadors in the 16th century. This ride takes you through spectacular woodland, pasture and the Dehesa (Mediterranean forest) of holm and cork oaks: the emblematic landscape of the Extremadura. You also ride in the Villuercas Geopark which offers great footing for the horses.

 

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HORSE TRANSHUMANCE BETWEEN SIERRA DE GREDOS AND EXTREMADURA

You will have the opportunity to become the guardians of the ancestral tradition of our culture: the transhumance, a horseback trip from Extremadura to Gredos Mountains in spring (North Transhumance ride) and from Gredos to Extremadura in autumn (South Transhumance ride). A progressive 7 days ride, following the Cañadas Reales, medieval cattle droves, North direction to Sierra de Gredos, crossing different regions and riding a long distance from the winter pastures in Extremadura to the summer pastures in Gredos Mountains. Spain is crossed by old cattle routes that served the pastoral economies of yesteryear. In Spain, these trails are called “cañadas reales” with 75m wide and around 800km long. They are still used by cattlemen who practice transhumance, spending summer in the mountains with their cattle and returning each autumn to the winter pastures. These old trails are more than merely routes for sending livestock to market. These routes are the toll motorways of yesteryear, the infrastructure that sustained transhumance. This is a real experience, travelling on horseback, you will follow the “Cañada Real” from Trujillo to Navarredonda de Gredos or vice versa, crossing 3 different regions in Spain (Extremadura, Castilla la Mancha y Castilla y León), riding in Cáceres province, Toledo province and Ávila province. Exclusive for good riders !

 

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THE MONFRAGÜE NATIONAL PARK IN EXTREMADURA

You will ride from the lovely town of Trujillo following North direction to the Monfragüe National Park, the largest and best preserved Mediterranean forest worldwide. The Monfragüe National Park is a wonderful place to visit for Mediterranean flora and ornithology. Located close to Trujillo, with the Tajo river running through it, the Monfragüe National Park is unique, it was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2003. Monfragüe takes its name from the Romans, who called it Mons Fragorum, the fragmented mountain. It is a typically Iberian landscape that provides a home for the Park’s incredibly diverse flora and fauna. Cork oaks, wild olives and holm oak trees are surrounded the National Park. The most popular birdwatching spot for visitors is the “Salto del Gitano”, a 300 meter cliff above the Tajo river. You will be able to admire the black storks, vultures, Egyptian vultures and imperial eagles ... just a few of the many birds that nest in the “Salto del Gitano”. The Park is also the site of Monfragüe Castle, an Arab construction. People have left many other marks on Monfragüe over the ages, with many prehistoric cave paintings.

 

 

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