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Short Break, Barcelona

Fly to Barcelona (Girona) airport with Ryan Air from regional airports throughout the UK. Once at the airport you can either hire a car or a pick up can be organised (35 mins). Flexible riding programmes are available for beginners to experienced riders with lessons available and fabulous rides out.

What's Included:

  • 4 nights B&B
  • Country House Hotel accommodation
  • 3 days riding
  • Lessons or hacks out
  • Flexible riding programme

Price: from £775 pp

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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 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. Riding programmes are flexible depending on weather etc.

Day Two

Today 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 also offers excellent tuition including jumping lessons and they are able to cater for total beginners right up to experienced competition riders.

Experienced riders may choose to head off on a longer trek with a stop for lunch / tea. For the less experienced rider we will start with a lesson followed by a break and then a hack out. This is an ideal opportunity for beginners or nervous riders to gain confidence.

This evening you can either eat in the hotel or you can 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. Evening rides may be offered at certain times of year.

Day Three

Beginner riders may like to enjoy a similar riding plan to day two, whilst more experienced riders may like to make 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!

Day Five

Ride this morning if time permits or if not then head back to the airport for your flight home as it is, alas, the end of your riding holiday. Those wishing to extend their stay with a few nights in Barcelona may also organize this through Equestrian Escapes.


4 nights B&B in a beautiful Country House Hotel plus 3 full days of riding for experienced riders OR 3 x 1 hour lessons and 3 x 2 hour hacks for beginners from £775 per person, single room supplement £50 per night. 

Transfers are available from Girona airport or train station for €50 each way, and Figueres train station €55.  A 3 course evening meal in the hotel is €25pp (transfers and evening meals to be paid for directly in Euros).

The stables are a 1/2 mile walk from the hotel. Transfers to and from the stables are available but are not included in the price. If you wish to book these transfers it must be done in advance.

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:

"What an excellent location we loved the region. It’s definitely an outdoors enthusiast paradise. Conveniently located within 1 hour distance of the coast, the French border and Barcelona. Girona is ~20 minutes away and it is a lovely city. Would definitely return to further explore this region. The quality of accommodation was excellent. Our hosts made us feel at home. The house is beautiful with lovely views and all modern amenities one could ask for. The horses are well trained and well behaved. The trails are beautiful and suited for all levels. The ride to the nearby small towns is fabulous and the food was delicious. A wonderful experience!"

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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

  • Flexible dates
  • 4 -14 nights
  • 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 nights
  • Additional lessons
  • Additional hacks
  • Meals
  • Transfers
  • Single room supplement £50pn