9 Days | From £1900pp
Spain ( Best airport: Madrid)
Travel on horseback from Extremadura to the Gredos Mountains following the ‘Cañadas Reales’, a thousand year old route used by cattlemen who still practice transhumance to this 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.
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. Emilio knows the Cañadas reales very well; keeping up his family tradition of practicing transhumance with cattle.
There will be a maximum of 10 riders in a group.
Tack and Riding Equipment
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.
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 española, 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.
Get a free Transhumance Trail mini-brochure in PDF format.
9 days / 8 nights / 7 riding days
£209 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 (apart from day 5)
- 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.