Spain ( Best airport: Madrid)
Ride in the beautiful Extremadura region of Spain over 5 days, starting in the lovely town of Trujillo, following the trail east to the Villuercas Geopark (UNESCO) and staying in picturesque villages on route. Travel through the Villuercas Mountains with it’s spectacular panoramic views and see a hidden side of Spain from horseback.
Level of Riding and Fitness
Intermediate to experienced riders, means that you should be comfortable to walk, trot and canter in a group and in open spaces and your seat should be independent from your hands. You will be riding for between four to seven hours a day so it is important to be as riding fit as possible. Weight limit is 95kg.
Guides and Group Size
You will be guided by Emilio, an English-speaking guide who, with 30 years of riding experience knows each stone of every path. You will ride through his birth town of Barco de Avila where he grew up riding horses with his brother.
There will be a maximum of 10 riders in a group.
Accommodation and Dining
The accommodation is in charming village Inns and a delightful 4* hotel in Trujillo town. All rooms have private bathrooms and are clean and comfortable. Single rooms are possible on request with a single supplement. Wifi is available throughout.
The food is another highlight of this trip. Tapas breaks will include Serrano ham, Manchego cheese, olives, nuts, etc. Lunchtime is a relaxing and social affair with delicious home cooked Spanish dishes such as Paella, Tortilla Española, Iberian pork bbq, salads and soft cheeses typical of Extremadura. A siesta will follow in the peace of the countryside.
After your day in the saddle, your dinner will be served at your accommodation and you have a choice of different Spanish dishes. All drinks are included during meals; excellent Spanish red and white wines, beer, canned drinks and water.
Dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice.
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7 days / 6 nights / 5 riding days
£135 single supplement
Flights & Airport transfers
Do not book flights until you have received the Booking confirmation email from saddletravel.com.
Please plan your flights to/from as follows:
On arrival day please plan your flight to arrive at Madrid by 2pm in time for the 3pm group transfer. You will be transferred back to Madrid in time for 12:30pm, so your departure flight can be any time after 2pm.
- All meals
- Wine with lunch and dinner
- Accommodation in twin bedded rooms with private bathroom
- Luggage transport and excursions described in itinerary
- International flights
- Single supplement
- Alcoholic drinks other than wine with dinner
- Items of a personal nature and gratuities