Fly into Girona or Barcelona airport. You can either hire a car or we can arrange to colect 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.
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! 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.
For the less experienced rider we will start with a lesson followed by a break for lunch and then a hack out. This is an ideal opportunity for beginners or nervous riders to gain confidence. Experienced riders will be heading off on a full day trek with a stop for lunch.
This evening you can either eat in the hotel or you can get the local bus 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.
Today will follow the same riding plan as yesterday. If you are an experienced rider but would enjoy a lesson with our instructor this can be arranged, we can be flexible with the riding plan. Later this afternoon you will be enjoying a well earned and relaxing 1 hr long masaage back at the hotel. Just what you need after two days in the saddle!
Today you will colelct your mountain bike from Fiona at the hotel, she will provide you with a map and you will enjoy an exhilarating day of cycling over the varied terrain in and around the mediaeval town of Besalu. For the adrenaline junkies there are expereicned mountain bike routes high up in the hills, or if a gentle ride through the local villages is more up your street don't worry, you are free to enjoy the whole day at your chosen pace!
Sadly today is the end of your riding holiday and it's time to head back to the airport for your flight home. Those wishing to extend their stay with a few nights in Barcelona may also organize this through Equestrian Escapes.
Transfers are available from Gerona airport or train station for €50 each way, and Figueres train station €45. A 3 course evening meal in the hotel is €21pp (transfers and evening meals to be paid for directly in Euros).
The stables are a 1km 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.
SHORT BREAKS ARE NOT AVAILABLE IN JULY AND AUGUST
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Equestrian Escapes specialises in riding holidays in Europe, Peru and the UK. Our horse riding holidays can be tailor made to suit all ages and cater for all different riding experiences.
For more information or to book please contact us on 01829 781123 to speak to our Equestrian Experts.