Conquistador’s Trail

7 Days  |  From £1360pp

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, canter through green pastures (Dehesa), and observe the abundance of wildlife native to this area.

The Riding

The pace of this ride is dependent on the terrain; where the ground allows there are opportunities for good canters.

You will be covering on average 25-35 km per day across changing landscapes and spending 5-7 hours in the saddle per day.

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.

The Horses

You will be expertly matched by Emilio to one of his excellent Hispano-Arab horses. Born at home, very much loved and extremely well looked after, these horses love their job and make for very easy, relaxed riding. All horses are fitted with English tack, with a silicon seat saver and saddle bags supplied for small personal items. A support vehicle will transport your luggage and will be available at your lunch breaks.

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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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Itinerary

Conquistador’s Trail

7 days / 6 nights / 5 riding days
£1360pp

£1249pp sharing
£120 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.

Price Includes
  • Transfers
  • All meals
  • Wine with lunch and dinner
  • Accommodation in twin bedded rooms with private bathroom
  • Riding
  • Luggage transport and excursions described in itinerary
Price Excludes
  • International flights
  • Single supplement
  • Alcoholic drinks other than wine with dinner
  • Massages
  • Items of a personal nature and gratuities

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