Pyrenean Adventures - Spain

Experience Level

Herdsmen's Trail (Pyrenees High Mountain)

4 star rating   30 July 2017

The riding lived up to my expectations. There were some stretches of tarmacked road to cover but they were thankfully not too long and while this is more of a climb than a very fast ride we did trot and canter, where weather and terrain permitted it. There were plenty of rocky trails, and the views were lovely, especially on the last two days of riding

The horses seemed well fit for the job, and I was given a good little horse that I enjoyed riding. There was only one guide, and being a larger group the last few often couldn’t hear the commands given out at the front (however hard we tried keeping close with our ears open). This was a little frustrating, as they were at time quite important.

The Riding

How well were you matched with the right horse for your ability?
4 star rating
How would you rate the variety of riding, pace or terrain?
4 star rating

The Accommodation

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5 star rating
How would you rate the standard of the food?
5 star rating

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I have even made a note of some of the places we stayed should I ever be in the area again. They were all clean, comfortable and well kept, and in lovely countryside, villages or small towns. Beget was a particular treat.

Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

Plan and prepare for your holiday?
4 star rating
Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
5 star rating

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It was excellent! The travel guide from In The Saddle was surprisingly useful, and the communication with XXL Adventure beforehand was very good indeed.