HORSE RIDING VACATIONS
EXPERIENCE FREEDOM IN THE SADDLE
Traveling on horseback is one of the best ways to travel. Being outside, exposed to the elements, and seated high up, gives you a whole different perspective on your surroundings. Horseback riding is one of the world’s most exciting activities, as well as being one of the best ways to explore new countries and landscapes, as the popularity of horseback riding vacations worldwide clearly shows. Taking a horseback riding tour is an excellent way of learning new skills while getting close to nature in some of the most beautiful places on earth. Regardless of your level of skill or experience, there’s a horseback riding trip somewhere in the world that’s right for you. If you’re new to riding, you can find beginner friendly tours that will teach you to walk and trot in an equestrian ring or on easy trails. If you’re an experienced rider, you can take your skills to the next level with lessons in dressage and jumping, or just experience the exhilaration of trail rides in fantastic new environments. There’s no greater feeling of freedom!
Horse riding vacation in Spain offers a relaxing break through stunning scenery, riding very well-schooled Spanish horses, all born at home. It’s time for you to embark on a journey to an unspoiled destination in the heart of Spain, a preserved nature ideal for horse riding.
6 nights’ stay at hosts house,
daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, 5-day progressive riding (4 to 7 hours per day),
riding to Villuercas Ibores Jara UNESCO Global Geopark, a visit to Trujillo, use of excellent very
well-schooled PRE horses, use of English tacks, English-speaking guide and return airport
MADRID AIRPORT – TRUJILLO
Meet at Madrid airport (meeting time is at 3pm), transfer to Trujillo, 2.5 hours drive. Time to visit to the spectacular town of Trujillo before welcome dinner at the hotel with us where we learn about the ride and region on the map.
Transfer from Trujillo to Herguijuela. Distribution of horses. It is an easy day, it is time to meet the horses. Riding through the Dehesa , the Mediterranean forest, the habitat most similar covered Extremadura thousands of years ago.
Comfortable lunch in the countryside with excellent paella, cooked by us at the spot, good wines, salad, fresh fruit and coffee or tea with chocolate and biscuit.
After lunch short afternoon to Garciaz where the horses spend the night, no accommodation for riders, transfer (15 min) to Madroñera. Night and dinner at small and beautiful rural hotel. Time on the saddle 5 hours.
Beautiful views of the best preserved Mediterranean forests. The dominant species are the evergreen oaks, the holm or cork oaks and the deciduous oaks.
Comfortable lunch in the countryside, always with starters, main course, salad, fresh fruit, coffee or tea with chocolate and biscuit; good wines, beer, refreshment, the cool box is always open to everyone. Afternoon with magnificent views of the Sierra de las Villuercas, we get the Villuercas mountains in Berzocana, a beautiful small village in the mountains. Night and dinner at very nice rural hotel with spectacular sunsets over the Villuercas Geopark, time on the saddle 7 hours.
We can enjoy the view over the impressive Villuercas landscape, from the top of the mountains, with great mountainous views all around 360º. On any day riding we can observe Vultures, Eagles, Azure-winged Magpies, Red-billed Choughs, Shrikes and Ravens.
Villuercas has been declared Geopark (UNESCO, 2011) because of its Cultural and Natural Heritage and, of course, the great geological value of its relief, with a lot of interesting and visible geological elements. Very rural region, fields with stone walls. Comfortable Lunch in the countryside. Afternoon with good canters. Night and dinner at nice rural hotel, time on the saddle 6 hours.
Good trots and canters in the morning by the Dehesa . Cattle can be seen everywhere, cows, sheep, goats and iberic pigs. They still live in a way which is reminiscent of bygone days. After the luxury pic-nic, in the afternoon, good canters to Zorita. Dinner at local restaurant, night at rural Inn. Time on the saddle 6 hours.
We will ride in Dehesa Extremeña with good and long trots and canters to return to the beginning of the ride. After the lunch in the countryside, short afternoon to the place horses. Time in the afternoon to visit Trujillo town. Farewell dinner at the hotel.
Breakfast at hotel, departure from Trujillo at 10 am, to be at Madrid Airport about 12.30 pm so, please flights not before 2 pm All riders will be transferred at the same time.
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