Catalonia Ride, SpainGo Back
Here is WHY you need to secure a saddle seat on the riding holiday in Catalonia, Spain:
*You get to ride a forward-moving Andalusian – one of the most revered and famed breeds of the equine world – for five glorious days.
*It’s a point-to-point ride, which ultimately means each day you’ll be riding to a new destination. Your start point, the unruly, crinkled sierra of the Pyrenees; your end point, the ‘Wild Coast’ of the Mediterranean Sea.
*You’ll enjoy sun-bleached picnics beside crystal clear mountain streams AND go bareback swimming with your horse on day five – a true pinch yourself moment – for sure.
*With this itinerary there are oodles of opportunities for free-running canters along serene, seaside paths, expansive river valleys and through charming, Cork Oak forests iconic to this region of Catalonia. Imagine: Pyrenean peaks loom above meadows and glittering lakes, plains are pock-marked with volcanic cones and windblown capes give way to sandy beach paths and fertile vineyards.
*From dusk to dawn, you’ll be immersed on every sensory level – taste, touch, smell, see and hear – from the regional food, vino, history, music – you’ll live and breathe it for five splendid days. It’s here, at your horse’s pace, that you’ll fall in love with the Spanish way of life.
Perfecto – wouldn’t you agree?
time in saddle: on average between 5 to 7 hours daily
breed of horses: Andalusian and Andalusian-cross breeds
type of tack: Spanish and English endurance saddles
pace: the trail includes mountainous and flat terrain in the valleys and plains. For this reason the riding pace is very mixed. Lively canters and steep mountain climbs means riders need to be active out of the saddle. For example, two of the days the horses have to be led by us due to the terrain. Comfortable walking shoes are very helpful for approximately 30 minute descents.
riding ability: suitable for intermediate to advanced riders only.
weight limit: 90kg *please contact us if you are above this weight for a further assessment
accommodation: a mixture of country guest houses, pensións (boarding house) and welcoming family-run hotels. Please be advised the accommodation varies each night from twin-share rooms with ensuite to twin-share rooms with shared bathrooms depending on the location.
seasons: June to September
group size: minimum of 4 and a maximum of 12 guests
ride length: 7 days, 6 nights with 5 riding days
2019 departure dates:
June 10 to 16 – ONE globetrotter booked
June 16 to 22
June 24 to 30
June 30 to July 6
July 15 to 21
July 21 to 27
July 27 to August 2
August 5 to 11
August 12 to 18
August 18 to 24
August 24 to 30
September 2 to 8
2019 ride rate:
€1290* per person twin share
A single supplement charge of €30 per night will apply (subject to availability) for guests not wanting to share a room. Please be advised single rooms cannot always be guaranteed though booked. If a previously confirmed single room is not available, you will be entitled to a refund of the price paid for that night.
PLEASE NOTE: the single supplement charge will apply to solo travellers if we do not have another guest willing to share.
*The price includes twin share accommodation; 3x riding days with full board including wine (picnic lunch); 2x riding days with half board only including wine; tax on stays in tourist establishments.
*The price does not include international or regional flights and travel insurance (compulsory); airport transfers on arrival and departure dates; 2x lunches/dinners at restaurant (board fee of €60 payable locally in cash to guides at first dinner); other alcoholic beverages and soft drinks; coffee at dinner and drinks/meals from bars; entrance fees to Museums and Monuments; and staff tips (these are expected, the amount can be decided at your discretion).
Accepted payment is by credit card only. There is a 2% surcharge on all credit card payments. Since you’ll be paying in a foreign currency, in this case EURO, we believe paying via credit card is the most cost effective and easiest option for you.
Why is the price quoted in European Euro?
With our overseas riding destinations (rides other than in Australia), the currency is dictated by our partner in that country. Therefore due to fluctuating exchange rates we have to quote in the same currency.
A collective airport transfer service is available at Girona and Barcelona airports on arrival and departure day only (priced per person per way – payable locally in cash).
FURTHER READING AND VIEWING
Keen to find out more about Rudi Stolz, Globetrotting’s guide for this riding adventure? Click here.