Pilgrimage to Guadalupe

7 Daysย  |ย  From ยฃ1360pp

Spain ( Best airport: Madrid)

This trail in the Extremadura region of Spain takes you through spectacular scenery and picturesque mountain villages, from the โ€˜Dehesaโ€™ near Trujillo to the Villuercas UNESCO geopark. Ride fit and responsive Hispano-Arab horses over 5 days, enjoy long lunches in the countryside and sample the best of Spanish cuisine.

The Riding

Guadalupe is an historic town of cobbled streets, traditional houses and monuments of great value, like the Royal Monastery, built in the 14th century. This trail is a fantastic cultural experience with excellent food and accommodation.

The pace of this ride is dependent on the terrain, with trots and good canters where possible. You will cover on average 25-35 km per day through changing landscape. There is one section on day 3 where you may be required to dismount and walk downhill for approximately 20 minutes.

Level of Riding and Fitness

Intermediate to experienced riders, which means that you should be comfortable to walk, trot and canter in a group in open spaces and your seat should be independent from your hands. On the rides you will be riding for between four to seven hours a day so it is important to be as riding fit as possible. The weight limit is 90kg.

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, and will give you interesting facts along the route.

The group size is 4-10 riders. The trail can be confirmed for 2 and 3 riders for a small group supplement.

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 varies from charming rural Inns to a delightful 4* hotel in Trujillo town. All rooms have private bathrooms and are very clean and comfortable.

Single rooms are possible on request for a single supplement.

The food is another highlight of this trip; your hosts will delight you with tapas-breaks during the trail with serrano ham, manchego cheese, olives, nuts, etc. Lunchtime is a relaxing and social affair with delicious home cooked Spanish dishes such as paella, tortilla espaรฑola, iberian pork bbq, salads, and soft cheese very typical of the Extremadura region.

After your day of riding, your dinner will be served at your guesthouse and you will have a choice of different dishes and courses from local Spanish recipes.

Dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice.

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Itinerary

Pilgrimage to Guadalupe

7 days / 6 nights / 5 riding days
ยฃ1360pp

Flights & Airport transfers

Do not book flights until you have received the Booking confirmation email from saddletravel.com.

Transfers are included from Madrid airport at set times. 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 12:00pm, so your departure flight can be any time after 2pm.

Private transfers outside of these times can be arranged for an additional cost.

Price Includes
  • Transfers at set times
  • All meals
  • White and red wine with lunch and dinner
  • Accommodation in twin rooms
  • 5 days riding
  • Excursions described in the itinerary
Price Excludes
  • Flights
  • Single supplement
  • Alcoholic drinks other than wine with lunch and dinner
  • Items of a personal nature and gratuities

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