8 Days / 7 Nights
On Request Best Rate
ABOUT THE HORSES:
The horses are Andalusian and Arab crosses ranging in height from 15-16 hands (1,50 - 1,65m). All the horses have been carefully selected for their good nature and endurance. The trainer takes great pride in the quality and the character of the horses and is adept in matching horse and rider. The horses are docile, strong, and well-adapted to the land. Riders requirements. It is not necessary to be an expert rides but it is essential that riders have trail riding experience, can easily manage a horse at all paces and be familiar and comfortable handling a horse on the ground. The pace of the ride will vary, but the ride includes walks, trots, canters and gallops depending on the terrain. One endurance riding competition is held in this region each year. A level of fitness is required, as two of the days (day 4 & 7 in the itinerary) are quite long - about seven hours- depending on the pace, of course. Tack. English saddles with seat savers. Small saddle bags available.
For intermediate and experienced riders who want to travel on horseback to discover the diversity of the Gredos river valleys and the traditions of this hidden Spain.
Group Size: Minimum 4 - Maximum 10
Riding for day: 5 - 6 hours
Riding experience: Intermediate
Pace: Moderate, with trots and canters
Track: English general purpose saddles
Horses: Andalusian and Arab cross
Weight limit: 220 Ibs / 95 kgs
EATING SCHEDULE AND CUISINE INFO
Lunch is usually a picnic in the countryside - some meals will be cooked on
the spot; others prepared and packed in the saddle-bags. Some lunches at local
bars. Some of the menus are: paella (cooked on the spot), T-bone steak -
barbecue (beef produced in the area of Avilan cows); white beans (label Barco de
Avila - from the region); green beans; lamb chops; and suckling pig. Aperitifs
consist of ham, different kinds of sausage, and exquisite sheep cheese.
Dinners are at restaurants that feature typical cuisine.
Drinks are included during meals: red wine - excellent Spanish wine "reserva 1993 o 1995" from Castille-La Mancha, and local red wine from Cebreros (Avila); white wine (Rueda from Castille - Valladolid); beer; water; and refreshments.
The usual schedule for meals: Breakfast 9.00 - 9.30am. Lunch at around 2.00 - 2.30pm followed by a siesta.
Dinner is usually served at 9.00 - 9.30 p.m.
Vegetarians can be accommodated with advance notification.
A support vehicle will meet the riders at lunch and at the hotels in the evening.
To confirm your seat on this tour a deposit of 600 Euros Per Person is need at the Time of booking request. NOTE: Some of the Terms and Condition for this tour may differ from the General Terms and Condition listed below. For full details regarding conditions on this tour please contact us by email.
3 Navarredonda de Gredos
1 Navacepeda de Tormes
1 Barco de Avila