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Spain, Catalonia - Extreme trail, short week

A long horse-riding weekend through inner Costa Brava. Four complete days of riding and nature. For riders who want more than just tourism but not yet at competition level, we present this trail of 5-7 hours riding per day and an increased pace, and up to 50 km in one day adding up to a total of 150 km in 4 days.  We ride along paths, plains and beaches of the Alt Empordà region, with prolonged canters, combined with nights in Besalú and Sant Marti d’Empuries, where we can enjoy some nightlife. 

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS – 150km – 5/7 HOURS x 4 DAYS RIDING
Vilafreser – Gulf of Rosas - Vilafreser- Besalu - Vilafreser

“For athletic type and highly experienced riders”

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You will arrive at the farmhouse at end of afternoon and you will meet Catalonia Horse Trails team. During dinner we will go over the week's program. You will be told about the special characteristics of our Arabian and crossed Anglo Arabian trail horses, fit for “endurance”. You will be given an opportunity for a one-to-one conversation designed to find every rider their perfect horse. Then, you can enjoy a fantastic and cheerful dinner!

We will start our trail going down to Baix Empordà. Despite being a prosperous area, it still conserves the traditional rural and village way of life. The paths and tracks have not been all asphalted nor has the countryside been fenced off so there is an unlimited combination of paths and bridleways to explore. Every hour we pass another beautiful village, castle, church, arches, tunnels, old wooden doors with wrought iron knockers. After passing the village of Sant Mori, we will have our daily picnic in a kermes oak forest. Then we will continue toward the Gulf of Roses to end up at our hotel which is situated closer the beach. Here a fabulous paëlla is waiting for you.

Today is nice day in the saddle. The long beach ride awaits us, plenty of galloping and trotting before arriving to Sant Pere Pescador. We will have our lunch stop at the Valverella lake before heading to the start point at the farmhouse. After showering the horses, we leave them in their paddocks for their well-deserved rest. Then, you can enjoy a fantastic and cheerful dinner with garden and local products. 

After breakfast and preparing our horses, we leave through tracks surrounded by Mediterranean forest. The mountain creeks offer amazing views of prairies and meadows. We will then reach the Fluvià River and on our way we will find country cottages and churches. Then, we stop for our picnic in the gardens of a restored antic Catalan farmhouse. In the afternoon we ride our horses through fields and olive trees, we pass the village of Crespia and head towards Besalú, a medieval walled village, the ancient capital. It is a jewel of Romanesque architecture, set between two rivers. Once in Besalú, we will spend the night at a nice hotel. Dinner at the village. 

For our last day riding, we leave Besalú and its fantastic medieval bridge and where the squares, stone cut pillars and cool shady arched passageways are a wonder to be hold. The atmosphere of this ancient medieval village is unique with its spectacular bridge and Romanesque architecture. On different tracks than the day before, we will head towards the hermitage of Ollers where we have our picnic. Now it becomes a bit more hillie and passing through Sant Mer and Les Serres we arrive back to the farm house.

Farewells and goodbyes before leaving for the airport 16h00-16h30…. ¡Hasta pronto amigos!



Dates and prices

DateDaysName of tripPrice from
16/10/20235Spain, Catalonia - Extreme trail, short weekEUR 1,084Book on request
08/11/20235Spain, Catalonia - Extreme trail, short weekEUR 1,084Book on request

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