Sierra de Gredos

7 Days  |  £1249pp

Spain ( Best airport: Madrid)

Sit back and enjoy the incredible panoramic views

Ride the ancient paths of the Gredos Mountains on this true trail ride across central Spain. Travel west following the Tormes river valley, through breathtaking landscapes which differ each day – from medieval villages full of history, to the tops of rocky mountains, to stunning valleys. An unmissable adventure!

Level of Riding and Fitness

This trail ride is suitable for intermediate to experienced riders, meaning you should be happy and confident cantering a horse in open spaces. The pace of the riding is moderated, with trots and canters every day. Canters are dependent on the terrain; in many areas the terrain is very rocky.

The riding time each day is between 4 and 7 hours.

Weight limit: 90 Kgs / 198 Lbs

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.

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Accommodation and Dining

The accommodation varies from charming rural Inns in villages to delightful 4* hotels. All rooms have private bathrooms. Single rooms are possible on request with a single supplement.

Horses stay in fields next to the accommodation.

The food is one of the highlights of this trip. Tapas breaks will be waiting for you in any unexpected place with Serrano ham, Manchego cheese, olives, nuts, etc. Lunchtime is relaxing and social with delicious home cooked Spanish dishes such as Paella, Tortilla Española, BBQ and salads. Followed by a siesta in the peaceful countryside.

Dinner is around 9 pm and you have a choice of dishes and courses of local Spanish recipes. All the drinks are included during the meals, including excellent Spanish red and white wines, beer, canned drinks and water.

There is free Wi-Fi at every accommodation.

Special diet (vegetarian, gluten free, allergies, etc.) can be arranged with advance notice.

A support van follows the group during the whole week to transfer your luggage.

Get a free Sierra de Gredos mini-brochure in PDF format.

Itinerary

Sierra de Gredos

7 days / 6 nights / 5 days riding
£1249pp

Single occupancy (on all nights except for one)

£119

Small group supplement

All rides will confirm with two people. Small group supplement will apply if there are only 2 or 3 riders in a group. Payable locally in €.

Small group supplement for 2 riders in a group: 100€/person

Small group supplement for 3 riders in a group: 70€/person

International flights

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

On arrival day please plan your flight to arrive at Madrid by 2pm. Your departure flight on the last day of your holiday can be any time after 2pm.

Price Includes
  • 5 full days of riding
  • Shared accommodation
  • Breakfasts
  • Lunches
  • Evening meals
  • Wine / beer during lunch and evening meal
  • Water / soft drinks
  • Airport transfers
  • Services of guide
Price Excludes
  • Flights
  • Tips

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7th June 2020 - 5 Saddles Available - £1249pp
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19th July 2020 - 8 Saddles Available - £1249pp
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16th August 2020 - 10 Saddles Available - £1249pp
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30th August 2020 - 6 Saddles Available - £1249pp
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13th September 2020 - 8 Saddles Available - £1249pp
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20th September 2020 - 10 Saddles Available - £1249pp
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18th October 2020 - 10 Saddles Available - £1799pp

Why not combine your holiday abroad with a 2-day trail in Wales!

When riding the saddletravel.com exclusive Sierra de Gredos trail on 18th October 2020, we offer a special 2-day trail with Freerein Riding Holidays in Wales on 19th September 2020. A great opportunity to meet your like-minded fellow riders prior to travelling to Spain to ride the Sierra de Gredos trail together.

Riding with the Trail Expert: Marc
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