Spain - Costa Brava Rides

  • Open Feb-Apr, Sep-Nov
  • Set arrivals
  • 7 nights / 6 days of riding | 3 to 6 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Barcelona
  • Weight limit: 14st 1lbs (90 kg) (197 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 12

These holidays are more relaxed that the Pyrenean Adventures and Catalan Coastal trails, but they still require riding fitness.

As you ride you explore the real Costa Brava (known locally as the Wild Coast), a diverse region of extraordinary natural beauty and heritage. Medieval fishing villages dot the wild coastline where secluded, rocky coves sheltered by pine covered hills alternate with long sandy beaches.

The Coast Trail is a 7 night ride which incorporates 3 full days and 3 half days of riding. It also includes non-riding activities such as an afternoon visit to a vineyard, castle and stud farm. On one day, you will need to lead your horse on foot downhill for around 30 minutes.

Please note that these trails will have long trots and canters. For this reason, it’s best to be as riding fit as possible.

The horses are mainly Andalusian horses ridden in English tack.

You should be confident at all paces riding a forward going and responsive horse outdoors. The pace is varied and there are opportunities for trots and canters.

Weight limit is 90kg.

This is a participatory riding holidays and you are expected to groom and tack up your horse in the morning and at lunchtime as well as making sure they are settled into their corral at the end of the day.

Please note that the Ride Operator does not permit any rider to wear an air jacket. However, normal body protectors are welcome.

The accommodation is clean and comfortable and ranges from hostels to guesthouses. The horses are usually corralled in nearby paddocks and you walk a short distance to your accommodation for the night.

Twin and double rooms are available and in most cases these have private bathrooms, although the bathroom is not always adjoining. Occasionally two bedrooms may share a bathroom. One of the places you might stay in is a renovated old mill which has small apartments. These have a double bed on a balcony and two beds downstairs with one bathroom. This may be booked as two single rooms.

If you request a single room or end up in a single room by default, then a single supplement applies and is payable locally.

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Upcoming Dates

Holiday Experience LevelExp Lvl Arrive - DepartArr - Dep   Price Itinerary Availability
Coast Trail 19 Mar 2023 - 26 Mar 2023 7 nights 7 ngts $2,580.48 View (.pdf) Book
Coast Trail 16 Apr 2023 - 23 Apr 2023 7 nights 7 ngts $2,580.48 View (.pdf) Full
Coast Trail 24 Sep 2023 - 1 Oct 2023 7 nights 7 ngts $2,580.48 View (.pdf) Book

Prices

This ride requires a minimum of four people booked to confirm to run. It may be possible to guarantee a departure with fewer people on payment of a small group supplement which is payable locally. Please contact us to enquire about small group supplement amounts.

INCLUDES Accommodation; riding; all meals are provided with a glass of wine. There is a cash contribution which must be paid locally to the guide.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT Single rooms are subject to availability and not guaranteed. If you request a single or end up in a single by default, the supplement of €30 per night applies and is payable locally. For 2023, the supplement is €40 per night payable locally.

PAYABLE LOCALLY Entrance fees to museums and monuments; drinks (alcoholic and soft)/food in bars;  coffee at dinner; single supplements; airport transfers; contribution towards meals EUR 90 per person payable locally; tips (€35 - €50). The meal contribution is €150 - €180 in 2023.

NEAREST AIRPORT Girona. Transfers also available from Barcelona.

TRANSFERS For 2022, shared transfers (set time only) cost €60 per person each way for Barcelona and €45 per person each way for Girona. In 2023, Barcelona transfers will cost €75 per person way, and €60 per person each way for Girona.

If you cannot meet these shared transfer times taxis can be arranged at a cost of €80 - €120 per vehicle (one-way) from Girona or €240 - €280 from Barcelona.

NOT INCLUDED Flights to Girona or Barcelona.


Getting There

For Coast Trail

There are organised transfers from both Barcelona and Girona Airports.

Flights to Barcelona should be scheduled to arrive before 16:30 and arrive by 17:45 to Girona. Return flights at the end of the ride should depart after 14:30 from both Barcelona and Girona.

Please note: If you need to take a Covid-19 test before travelling home, you should fly to Barcelona as there is a testing facility at the airport. At the end of the ride, return flights should depart 17:00 or later to allow time for your test results to be issued. Tests can be pre-booked here: https://trustoneapp.com/registration/eurofinsmegalab/

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Location

These rides are in Catalonia the eastern most part of Spain bordering on France and Andorra.


Weather & Climate

The climate of Catalonia is typically Mediterranean, with many hours of sunshine, mild in winter and warm in summer.

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Guest Review

I was very impressed at how well the horses were looked after. The guide was very good at judging each riders capability and was quick to change horses and challenge better riders.

Anita ,Leicestershire

4 star rating Overall rating: 4/5
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