Spain, Catalonia

If you want to experience beautiful and exciting trail rides where you will be warmly and personally cared for from the very beginning, then this is the place for you.

You can choose from different rides. Trail rides where you move from hotel to hotel or the Costa Brava Discovery where you stay on a farm all week or weekend. All rides start from the beautiful eighteenth century farm situated in the foothills of the Pyrenees. You will have the chance to gallop along untouched beaches, explore small medieval villages such as Besalu, Crespia and Bascara and enjoy wonderful picnics with wine, and not to mention the beautiful dinners that only taste better after a long and exciting day in the saddle.

Accommodation and Food

If you choose the Mountains & Sea, Beach & Meadows,  you will spend nights at different hotels and farms. If you have set you mind on the Catalonian Discovery or the Weekend Ride, you will stay on the same farm for your entire stay.

Single Rooms: You can book a single room (Prices for the Single Room Supplement are under Dates and Prices). If you are prepared to share a room, you do not need to pay the Single Supplement if you are allocated a single room.

Safe deposit box: No
A/C: No
Hair Dryer: Yes
Towels and sheets: Yes
Fridge: No

There is also a restaurant and a common room with an open fireplace. On warmer days, it is nice to take a dip in the pool. On the other nights, you will stay in hotels and guesthouses specially chosen for their character. You will stay in double rooms with shower/toilet and in some cases with a shared shower/toilet.

Breakfasts are typical and tasty hotel breakfasts and lunch generally consists of picnics.

A support car will usually bring a hearty lunch consisting of cold cuts, salads and wine and a table will be set for you. When the support car cannot reach you, you will have a ‘western-style’ picnic consisting of bread, cheese and cold cuts that you will bring with you in your saddlebags. 

Dinners consist of three courses and are both substantial and tasty and include nutritious Mediterranean inspired food with lots of vegetables. Water and wine are included.

Horses

You can choose from about 40 beautiful Andalusia and Spanish horses.  There is everything from calm and stable horses for the unsure rider to lively and energetic horses that make demands of their riders.
The rides are fun and diverse with lots of trotting and galloping.
You will care for your horse during your stay, including brushing, saddling etc…
The horses are very well groomed and in good physical condition. On the trail rides, they are fed three times a day and washed every evening. The horses are unsaddled at lunch and in the evenings there is a pasture where they can relax and have a well-deserved rest.

Travel Information

Ability Description: Trail Ride Level 2-3 >>

Included in the price: Accomodation and riding according to program, full board incl. water and wine.

Not included: Flights, transfers, insurance, drinks and extras not mentioned. 

Travel: Book flight/rental car >>
Flight to Barcelona (1h 45 min. from the riding centre) or Girona (50 min. from the riding centre).

Transfer: Book in advance with HorseXplore and pay in cach direct to riding centre.
From Barcelona Airport
Price: 90 EUR/person/return for the weekly program. 
Time: At 6.00pm. Book a flight that arrive no later than 4.00pm. Book a return flight that departs after 1.00 pm. For Extreme trail return flight that departs after 8.00 pm.
Meeting point: In Terminal 1 (A) of the Café di Fiore (just in front of arrival gate). If you arrive to another terminal so calculate that it takes about 30 minutes to get to Terminal 1 (A).

From Girona Airport
Price 60 EUR / person round trip for all programs except Smugglers Trail 90 EUR/person round trip..
Time: At 7.30 pm. On the way home, you will be at Girona airport about 10:00 am.
Meeting point:  Bar Caffriccio 

Will you arrive at times other than normal transfer times, we recommend car hire as it is expensive by taxi.

Season: March to November. 

Single room: Can be booked with a supplement. For price click on ”Book on request” under Dates & prices. If you are willing to share room, you will not have to pay a supplement if you are allocated a single room.

Currency: EUR
Credit card: The riding centre accepts credit cards.
Tipping: Not required but appreciated.

Wifi: There is Wi-Fi at the riding centre and most of the hotels.
Electricity jack: EU standard

Group size: Min. 4  max 11 riders. On Catalonia Discovery rides min. 2 max. 11 riders. On Cattle Drive min. 6 and max 16.
Age limit: Minimum 14 years (younger riders are accepted if they are experienced). 

Beach: 30 minutes by car from riding center.
Pool: Yes on some hotels

Misc.:
Riding equipment to borrow: Helmet
Saddle bag available: Yes
Special diet: Inform when booking.

Climate

From April to end of October, it is normally more than 25 degrees during the day. In July-August there may be more than 30 degrees in the shade. Sea water has a temperature of about 25 degrees all the way to the end of October, but is colder in spring. It rarely rains, except during November to February.

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