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One Week, Barcelona

Fly to Barcelona (Girona) airport with Ryan Air from regional airports throughout the UK. Once at the airport you will be collected and taken to your accommodation (35 mins). This programme is available for complete beginners to the most experienced riders with lessons and fabulous all day picnic rides.

What's Included:

  • 7 nights B&B
  • Hotel accommodation
  • 6 days riding
  • Lessons and hacks OR full day rides

Price: from £1250pp

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"The fact that this is my second time to take a riding holiday would explain how good Equestrian Escapes is. Their response is always quick and helpful. This time, I had a holiday with a non-horse rider husband. Equestrian Escapes kindly made an arrangement according to our needs. Accommodation was very comfortable. It is run by very nice couple, Fiona and Gareth. I felt as though I had come back to see my old friends.

Riding experience in Girona was so nice. The view all the way from the horseback was breath taking. Staff at the equestrian care about their riders very well. One occasion, we had very experienced riders and less experienced riders in the same group. The staff arranged the riding course according to our level and made sure for every one to ride happily together."

Day One

Fly into Girona or Barcelona airport. You can either hire a car or we can arrange to collect you from Girona airport/train station. If you fly into Barcelona you can easily get the train/bus to Girona for a collection.

You will be staying in small beautifully appointed 'casa rural' just 1 km from the stables. Here all rooms are en suite, there are lovely private gardens and a large outdoor swimming pool plus a restaurant, massage suite and bicycle hire. You may like to eat in the hotel this evening, you can pay for this directly. Riding will commence tomorrow.

Day Two

This morning your riding programme will begin. You can walk to the equestrian centre, it is just 1km away, you will then be met by your instructor and his grooms. The centre is located north of Barcelona and is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, surrounded by mile upon mile of private tracks and pathways - perfect for riding along!

The centre offers excellent tuition including jumping lessons and they are able to cater for total beginners right up to the most experienced competition riders. Experienced riders will be enjoying six full days riding out. Beginners can choose to have a mixture of lessons and hacks with a break for lunch. If you would prefer to design your own riding plan please let us know upon enquiring.

This evening you can either eat in the hotel or you drive into the local medieval town of Besalu. The 12th century Roman bridge over to the town is a real landmark. The restaurants in this region are a gastronomic delight serving a mixture of traditional Spanish and local dishes.

Day Three

Beginner riders will enjoy a similar riding plan to day two, combining a lesson and a hack out, whilst more experienced riders will be making the most of the wonderful local scenery and head out for a longer ride.

Our instructor is a fantastic horseman who has previously ridden for the Spanish show jumping team, therefore he offers a very high standard of tuition including jumping lessons for the more experienced rider. He competes in the Spanish Western Championships every year, often returning home with medals. His horses often win western, show jumping and dressage competitions.

Day Four

A similar riding plan is available as in previous days. If you need help to plan your ideal riding package we are always available to help! In addition to the riding this is a beautiful area, one afternoon or evening you may like to visit the medieval town of Besalu, there is a bus that passes your hotel each day.

Day Five

Beginner riders will enjoy their 4th lesson with our instructor, followed by a hack out. Hopefully by now you are starting to learn about the correct posture, hand and leg position and feeling comfortable rising in your trot. Whilst the more experienced riders will be making the most of their ability, riding different horses and enjoying some fast paced riding through this wonderful area.

Day Six

By now you have your daily routine. When you are not riding why not walk the city walls of Girona. The city wall was built in Roman times in the 1st century BC. It is possible to walk the entire length of the walls and climb the towers, where visitors can enjoy panoramic views of Girona and the surrounding countryside.

Day Seven

Today is your final day of riding in this truly spectacular area so make the most of it!

Day Eight

Today you will either be heading back to the airport or continuing on your Spanish journey. We can arrange for a transfer back to the airport which can be paid for directly, alternatively those wishing to extend their stay with a few nights in Barcelona may also organise this through Equestrian Escapes.

One week riding break in Barcelona

Cost including 7 nights B&B in this beautiful country house hotel plus 6 full days of riding or a mixture of lessons and hacking out suitable for beginners to advanced riders is from £1250pp.

There is a single room supplement of £50 per night.

Transfers are available from Girona airport or train station for €75 each way, and Figueres train station €55.  A 3 course evening meal in the hotel is €35pp (transfers and evening meals to be paid for directly in Euros).

Equestrian Escapes are happy to reserve your transfers for you however, as payment for this service is made directly to the transfer provider this service does not form part of our contract with you. As such, we are unable to accept responsibility for any delays, missed transfers etc.

Customer Feedback:

"I love horse riding and couldn’t  think of any better way to spend some time in Spain and learn a bit about Spanish culture. At the stables, Rafa, Nuria and Silvia made my riding holiday really wonderful and challenging. They have wonderful horses of all sizes and types and are very warm and welcoming."

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We inspect all the horses in our horse riding holidays to ensure the best quality holiday for you.

For tips regarding your holiday such as what to wear and riding ability, please visit the Travel Tips page.

We work hard to ensure that each customer has a great time on their holiday. Please see some riding holiday reviews here.

We have a large range of holidays to suit a range of riding abilities. Please see here for more information.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

How To Book

  • 30% deposit to book
  • Final balance 8 weeks prior to holiday
  • Book On-line by filling in the booking form below
  • and pay deposit via WorldPay
  • or Book by phone on 01829 781123.

Optional Extras

  • Additional hacks
  • Additional lessons
  • Additional nights
  • Evening meals
  • Bike hire
  • Girona airport/train station transfers
  • Single room supplement £50pn