Preliminary day-by-day program
DAY 1 WELCOME TO CATALONIA
In the evening you arrive in the equestrian farm, situated deep in the heart of the Empordá countryside. The country cottage, name is « Masia » in Catalan language, is located in the Empordá region in the middle of nature, hidden from busy people and curious. It is a more than two hundred years antic Catalan farmhouse converted into a rural guest house for tourism and horseback activities. After a homemade cooked dinner we will explain the program of the week and we will talk about the characteristics of our crossed horses of Spanish and Arabic, the best of each breed. You also will have the opportunity of an individualized one-to-one conversation designed to find the ideal horse for each rider.
DAY 2 RAVÒS DEL TERRI
Today our destination is the village of Ravós del Terri with its beautiful castle very well preserved. We cross the "Serra" through fields and forests where you can enjoy nice views of the northern region of Girona, to the mountains of the Pyrenees, with its snow capping. After the picnic, we will return to our farm along a smooth path lined with farmland and farmhouses, the typical countryside of Catalonia. Upon arrival, we can enjoy some relaxing moments in the garden, or in the company of the horses who will take a well-deserved rest in the meadows of the farm.
DAY 3 VILADEMULS
Today we will ride into the beautiful and well-preserved area of Vilademuls. Leaving the farm heading north, we pass through Vilafreser small village and its Gothic-Renaissance church of Romanesque origin, with XIV century façade. We enjoy nice trots and canters on the country roads through dense forest with rosemary and thyme everywhere, to finally have our daily picnic near Tarradelles village. On the way back we pass typical farms, fields, and crops. In the distance, we can make out the medieval defence tower of Vilafreser. Due to its great height of 18 m, it is considered an exception into this characteristically Catalan towers.
DAY 4 CERVIÀ DE TER
After a good breakfast, we prepare our horses with the help and recommendations of the guide. Today the route will take us to some beautiful poplars and beech forests, next to the Ter river. It is quite followed by fields and forests, crossing the village of Medinyà below its castle where you can see views of the region of Girona to the Gavarres mountains. After a delicious picnic next to the river, we have a pleasant return to Can Grau alternating small paths with immense meadows and dense and varied forests. During the journey we cross the village of Cervià de Ter where we can go around the Castle. Upon arrival, we can enjoy some relaxing moments in the gardens of Can Grau, or in the company of the horses that graze in the meadows of the farm. For dinner, Anne has prepared an excellent homemade meal in the Catalan style.
DAY 5 BASCARA – GALLINERS
After breakfast, we prepare our horses and leave on the dense Mediterranean forest, following the mountainous ridge, with spectacular views over the harmonious chain of fields and meadows. We arrive at the river Fluvià, next to the town of Báscara and its famous racecourse, where we will test ourselves at a gallop. Then, we continue between olive groves and cereal fields, we pass farmhouses and churches, and finally another gallop on wide roads through the oak and cork oak forest, which takes us to Galliners, where we will have our picnic. We finally arrive at th farm passing through the small town of Vilamarí. Once our horses showered and in the meadow, we will enjoy an amazing moment together with a glass of cava to celebrate our pleasant experience in these lands in the company of horses.
DAY 6 ADIÓS AMIGOA
Breakfast and departure… Thanks for your visit! We hope to see you again soon!
NOTE: The itineraries described are one of the many possibilities offered by the Empordà territory. The organization reserves the right to modify them based on meteorology and other factors of interest.