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The Valleys of Gredos

8 days/ 6 days riding from 2334€

Riding levels

Each of our trips is assigned a minimum level of riding ability required. This reflects whether there is technical riding required; the terrain to be covered; the liveliness of the horses; the length of the riding days and the riding fitness required.




For novice riders, these riding holidays will give beginners the chance to get used to being in the saddle. In general, a beginner/ novice hasn't learned how to canter and has not yet mastered rising trot. They are able to mount safely and to control a horse at a walk. 



For intermediate riders who are at ease at 2 paces (walk and rising trot and are starting to canter in a forward seat) out in open countryside. The intermediate rider is able to mount and dismount their horse unassisted, use basic riding aids, ride at a rising trot for at least 10 minutes, to change and control the pace from a walk to a trot and comfortably canter over short distances.



For experienced riders who have mastered all 3 paces (walk, rising trot, canter in a forward seat) over uneven terrain. The experienced rider rides regularly, has a good seat and is confident of their own ability. They are able to control the horse at speed and change direction of their horse at any pace and in any circumstance as needed.



For advanced riders who have mastered all 4paces (walk, rising trot, canter gallop in a forward seat) over uneven terrain on all types of horses including those that are very spirited. The advanced rider rides regularly has good physical fitness, has good soft hands and has the ability to gallop for long stretches without getting tired.



For all riders, whether they are novices, intermediate level, experienced or advanced. Each rider will be allocated a horse that is suited to their ability. These riding holidays have a level of difficulty that can be adapted to the capabilities of each rider. For example: working with cattle on a ranch, dressage training, endurance training, natural horsemanship, trail riding orcentre based safaris.



For beginners and intermediate level riders. Each rider will be allocated a horse that is suited to their ability level. These riding holidays have a level of difficulty that can be adapted to the capability of each rider. For example: working with cattle on a ranch, dressage training, endurance ridingtraining natural horsemanship and centre based safaris.



For beginners, intermediate level  and experienced riders. Each rider will be allocated a horse that is suited to their ability level. These riding holidays have a level of difficulty that can be adapted to the capabilities of each rider. For example: working with cattle on a ranch, dressage training, endurance ridingtraining natural horsemanship and centre based safaris.



For intermediate level and experienced riders. Each rider will be allocated a horse that is suited to their ability level. These riding holidays have a level of difficulty that can be adapted to the capabilities of each rider. For example: working with cattle on a ranch, dressage training, long-distance ridingtraining,endurance ridingtraining natural horsemanship and centre based safaris.



For intermediate level, experiencedand advanced riders. Each rider will be allocated a horse that is suited to their ability level. These riding holidays have a level of difficulty that can be adapted to the capabilities of each rider. For example: working with cattle on a ranch, dressage training, long-distance ridingtrainingendurance ridingtraining natural horsemanship and centre based safaris.



For experiencedand advanced riders. Each rider will be allocated a horse that is suited to their ability level. These riding holidays have a level of difficulty that can be adapted to the capabilities of each rider. For example: working with cattle on a ranch, dressage training, long-distance ridingtraining,endurance ridingtraining natural horsemanship and centre based safaris.

Comfort

Each of our rides has been assigned an expected level of comfort

Nights in luxury or boutique accommodation. Rooms have private bathrooms. 

 

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SPAIN-The Valleys of Gredos

8 days/ 6 days riding from 2334€


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A trail riding holiday through the Valleys of Gredos, situated between the provinces of Avila, Cáceres and Salamanca, and crossed by the Duero and Tajo rivers. This is a tast of truly rural Spain with immense landscapes, unspoilt nature, remote Castillian villages and charming hotels. Ride across open fields with magnificent views and follow paths along river banks and through oak, pine and chestnut trees.

Strengths

- This is a particularly nice holiday in summer with average temperatures of 25 °c in Navarredonda Gredos (Riding at altitudes between 1000m and 1700m)
- Many opportunities for swimming in natural pools in the river
- Excellent Spanish and Arabic horses
- Visit the fortified medieval town of Avila , recognised as a world heritage site
-The local cuisine combines a number of excellent dishes - sample many delicious local specialities.
- Ride through the wild and untouched countryside through flowering valleys, mountains, forests and heathlands, with an amazing and diverse display of flora and fauna.

Itinerary

Day 1: - London - Madrid- Navarredonda de Gredos -

Accommodation : PARADOR DE GREDOS

Fly to Madrid. You will be transferred from Madrid airport (Pick up at 15:00, terminal 4, gate 10, Cafeteria Caprizzio) to Navarredonda de Gredos, a small village which is in the heart of Castile with stunning views over the Sierra. This region is steeped in history, where the Moors and Christians fought and where Romans built roads. On the way from Madrid, a stop in Avila for one hour visit of this medieval historic town, Unesco World Heritage city. You will enjoy a welcome dinner and stay overnight at the Gredos National Parador, the former hunting lodge of Alfonso XIII, which offers panoramic views of the Sierra de Gredos.

Day 2: Pinewoods and Summer Pastures - 4 hours

Accommodation : PARADOR DE GREDOS

Set off on horseback from Navarredonda, an easy first day ride today, while you get used to your horse. You will ride through pine forests, across open fields and follow paths towards the mountains with great views of the Sierra de Gredos. Aperitivo in the countryside and lunch at old sawmill by the river, an excellent paella cooked on the spot and other delicacies. In the afternoon ride back to the stables in Navarredonda, returning for dinner and overnight as the previous night.

Today's ride is short so that riders and horses get used to each other. If there are any change of horse it can be easily done, before leaving the next day for the rest of the ride.

A small Spa has been opened in the next village just 5 minutes away. It is possible to arrange a massage this evening before dinner. If riders interested in bird watching, an evening walk in the mountains can be organised.

Day 3: Navarredonda de Gredos – Navalperal the Tormes - 4 hours

Accommodation : HOTEL RURAL CRUZ DEL GALLO

This morning ride through woods and beautiful meadows in the valley of the Tormes river. You will follow the course of the river and enjoy a picnic lunch at the Pozo de las Paredes, a magical spot at the gorge of Barbellido, which joins the Tormes River. This is an ideal spot for a swim in summer. After lunch you will follow a cattle path, with great views of Navalperal the Tormes. Tonight you will stay at a new rural hotel near the Tormes River.

Day 4: NAVALPERAL THE TORMES – EL BARCO DE AVILA - 4 hours

Accommodation : PUERTA DE GREDOS

Today you will embark on a long half day ride, which will take you to El Barco. Ride along the Tormes River valley, along cattle paths, passing the village of Aliseda de Tormes. You will notice a distinct change in the vegetation as you approach the small town of El Barco de Avila. The hotel in Barco de Avila is a luxurious country house hotel which has a spa and an indoor heated pool. You will have a free afternoon to visit El Barco de Avila or just relax and enjoy the facilities at the hotel. El Barco de Avila is a 15th century fortified village with a medieval bridge stretching over the Tormes.

This evening a very special Spanish wine tasting and pairing
dinner will be offered in the local wine shop, one of the top ten wine shops of Spain.

Day 5: EL BARCO DE AVILA – HOYORREDONDO - 5-6 hours

Accommodation : LA TROCHA

Today's ride will take you through oak woodland and open pastures, following the cattle track between Barco and Hoyorredondo. You will arrive in Puente del Congosto, with a XVth century bridge and castle. Enjoy a picnic by the river, great for a swim in the summer. This afternoon there will be a short ride to Hoyorredondo. The evening will be spent at a beautiful and comfortable country hotel .

Day 6: HOYORREDONDO – SAN MARTIN DE LA VEGA - 4 hours

Accommodation : HOTEL RURAL LA DEHESILLA

A day with great contrasts in the landscape. The ride will start in the valley of the Corneja River with open flat valleys. You follow the river Corneja to its source, and stop for lunch near one of the water mills along the river. In the afternoon you will follow a Roman road up to the Puerto de Chia (5,686 feet) for a panoramic view of the Corneja Valley on one side, and the Alberche River on the other. You then descend to San Martin de la Vega where the horses spend the night. There will be a short transfer to a charming rural hotel in Barajas de Gredos.

Day 7: SAN MARTIN DE LA VEGA – NAVARREDONDA DE GREDOS - 3.5 hours

Accommodation : PARADOR DE GREDOS

On your final riding day, back to Sierra de Gredos, there will be great views of the peaks of the Sierra. You will descend towards the Tormes valley where you started. A very special catering lunch with a tasting
menu produced and served by one of the best restaurants in the area, at the most beautiful spot with panoramic views of the Sierra de Gredos. The afternoon ride will be short, with some good canters, before heading back to the stables. Overnight and farewell dinner at the Parador.

Day 8: Avila – Madrid -

After breakfast you will be transferred to Madrid, arriving around 12 noon. Please do not book flights departing before 1:00 pm.


Price details

- Flights are not included.

- The riding group comprises 1 up to 10 riders plus your guide. If there are fewer than 4 riders then the route may be changed but will still be of an equivalent standard. Additional transfer fees may apply.

- There is a single supplement of €150/£140 (2019) or €200/£180 (2020) if you end up in a single room - this is payable locally to your guide

- Rider weight limit is 90kgs (with equipment)
Please Note
The itinerary may be modified at anytime for security reasons, meteorological or events beyond our control such as blocked roads, rivers in flood, drought, strikes and local holidays. Equus Journeys, our local partners and their local guides will always strive to find the best solution and will alter the itinerary as needed.
The names of the hotels and accommodation are given for information only and depending on availability, they may be modified without notice and replaced by another of a similar standard.

PRICE INCLUDES

Support Team

2 English-speaking horse guides

Logistic

1 horse equipped with saddle and bridle
1 vehicle and driver
Chairs and table for the pique nique at lunchtime

Inland transports

Airport transfers to/from Madrid

Accommodation

Double room in hotel standard 3*

Meals

Full board from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on the final day
Drinks, wines, apéritifs and tapas

OPTION

Accommodation

Single room supplement

PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE

Meals

Beverage and personal extra

Extras

Tips to the local team

Insurance

Cancellation and travel insurance are not included in the above listed price. Please note that insurance is mandatory. We recommend taking out an insurance policy as soon as your trip is booked to cover you in case of cancellation

TIPS

Tips are welcome and recommended - usually 10%, but you should tip what you feel comfortable with. Tips should be handed out to Maria Elena who will distribute them as appropriate.

HORSES

A selection of 25 horses between 15hh - 16hh , Andalusians, Lusitanos , Hispano- Arab and Arab. All used for trail rides, but are well schooled in basic classical dressage. They are fun to ride, with a lot of personality and are well loved and happy.

All are ridden in English saddles with seat savers and saddle bags provided.

MINIMUM RIDING ABILITY

You need to be confident to ride at all paces and over varied terrain. This trip is suitable to riders of at least an intermediate level, comfortable riding out in the open.

Maximum rider weight clothed : 90kg/198 lbs with equipment on.

PACE

A lot of the ride is at walk due to the mountainous terrain, but there are regular trots, canters and occasional gallops when the terrain allows. The total distance of the trip is about 110 miles.

TACKING ABILITY AND PARTICIPATION

The team is responsible for grooming, saddling and unsaddling the horses. You can participate in grooming and feeding if you like.

TRIP CONDITIONS AND REQUESTED EXPERIENCE

Reasonable health & fitness is required. You must be able to cope with long hours in the saddle.

Trail riding experience over several days is a bonus, but is not required.

A support vehicle will follow the riders during the entire trip, meeting for aperitifs, meals and at night.

EQUESTRIAN EQUIPMENT

English leather saddles and tack (general purpose leather saddles with deep knee rolls).
Small saddlebags and seat savers are provided.

Helmets are mandatory. We recommend our riders to wear a helmet to the correct standard and you should bring your own to ensure a proper fit.

COMFORT

Accommodation on the ride is in a combination of Paradores and small village hotels that will vary in style, size and character. They are all comfortable and chosen as far as possible for their character and history. Rooms have private en suite bathrooms. Some nights are spent in the Parador of Gredos, an old hunting lodge built by King Alfonso XIII and now an imposing country hotel. Hotel rooms are twin bedded, but single rooms can be arranged at a supplement. Your luggage is transported from hotel to hotel by back up vehicle. Breakfast and dinner each day will be eaten at the hotels. Lunches are very rustic picnic style whilst out riding. The horses spend the night on land adjoining the hotels except at the Parador de Gredos.

CLIMATE

Temperatures are strongly influenced by the altitude, with the average of 1400m (the highest point is 1700 m and the lowest is 1000 m ).
The Gredos rides start in April with temperatures that may rise to 15-18ºC. Spring rides are spectacular with beautiful wild flowers and snow in the mountains (May–Early June).

Summer temperatures range from 25-30ºC.

Autumn temperatures average at 18ºC during the day. The weather will normally be sunny with clear blue skies with cool nights. T

The sun can be very intense at this altitude, so a brimmed hat, sunscreen and long-sleeved shirts are highly recommended.

Meals

A special attention is giving to the meals and quality of your food.

The local cuisine is excellent and much consideration is taken when
planning the meals to provide visitors with a sampling of the many different dishes produced in the area.

Lunch is usually a picnic in the countryside (a table and chairs will be organised). Some lunches will be cooked on the spot, others prepared the village bars or restaurants. Dinner is at the hotels will feature a varied selection of the typical cuisine.

Drinks are included during your meals: white and red wine, sherry, beer, soft drinks. Drinks outside meals - at the hotel bars - are not included.

Vegetarians can be accommodated with advance notice.

Support Team

Guide and local team

Maria Elena is a qualified trail leader certified by the Spanish Riding Federation. After many years spent working for the Marketing department of an American corporation, she decided to change careers and to dedicate herself to her passion for travels and horses. She speaks fluent French and English. She has ridden in several countries herself, including Tunisia, Argentina, the USA, Australia and Botswana.

Packing list

Head
- Riding helmets are mandatory and we recommend that you take your own to ensure a correct fit.
- Sunhat for when not riding
- Sunglasses - with a cord attached so they don't fly off when riding
- Buff or bandana for protecting your neck and face from the sun and dust

Upper body
- Thermal long-sleeved tops are a lightweight way of providing extra warmth, particularly in spring/autumn
- Long sleeved shirts to provide protection from the sun
- T-shirts
- Lightweight fleece or jumper
- Warm polar fleece or equivalent
- Waterproof jacket - rain can be difficult to predict and it's better to be prepared.

Legs
- Lightweight, comfortable riding trousers or jodhpurs - we recommend riding in them at home before taking them on holiday to ensure they don't rub
- Waterproof over trousers
- Casual clothes for the evenings
- Thermal leggings

Hands and Feet
- Comfortable riding boots. We recommend short boots with half chaps but you may wish to take long chaps or long boots.
- Lightweight shoes for the evenings
- Several pairs of socks
- Gloves - your hands are particularly exposed to the sun, wind or rain whilst riding

Nightwear
- Pyjamas etc

Other useful items
- Swimsuit - there are pools on some nights
- Small backpack for accessing items required during the day (carried by support crew)
- Camera and high capacity memory card. Spare battery
- Bumbag for carrying your camera and small items whilst riding
- Water bottle (2 litres or 2 x 1 litre)
- Ear plugs (for light sleepers)

In your luggage
- Any liquids, such as shampoo, moisturiser, deodorant unless they are less than 100ml and all bottles can fit in a small, clear, plastic ziplock bag.
- Swiss army knife or equivalent

In your hand luggage
- Any valuables, such as your camera, ipod, ipad etc.
- Your riding hat

Medical kit
- Sunscreen and lip balm - should be high factor
- Insect repellent
- Any medication you regularly take
- Blister plasters in case of any rubs
- Antiseptic cream, plasters, aspirin, anti-histamine, insect-bite salve etc...
- Spare prescription glasses/contact lenses
- Eye drops
- Imodium or similar anti-diarrhoea medication
- Re-hydration sachets
- Antiseptic wipes
- Handwash gel

Our Recommendations
- Please don't take a hard sided suitcase. Your luggage should be soft sided with a capacity of 60-80 litres.
- Backpacks cannot be worn whilst riding. We recommend a small bumbag or a coat with pockets so that you can carry small items with you during the day (passport, camera, sunscreen, lipbalm etc)
- We recommend travelling in your riding boots and carrying your hat and some riding clothes in your hand luggage - then if your luggage goes astray you are still able to ride!
- Any liquids in your hold luggage, such as shampoo, moisturiser, over 100ml should be decanted into small, clear, plastic ziplock bag. We recommend biodegradable washing products where possible.
- In your hand luggage take any valuables, such as your camera, ipod, ipad etc.
- We recommend taking a copy of your passport and insurance documents with you in case you lose your originals

ENTRY FORMALITIES

A passport valid for three months beyond the length of stay and issued within the past 10 years is required by British, Australian, Canadian and all other EU nationals.
If travelling from one border-free Schengen country to another however, EU nationals are not required to show a passport or national ID card. It is still recommended that you travel with your passport or ID card to prove your identity if necessary though.
Visas:
Nationals not referred to above are advised to contact their embassy for visa requirements.

BREXIT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The rules for travel to most countries in Europe will change if the UK leaves the European Union (EU) with no deal.

After 29 March 2019:

You should have 6 months left on your passport from your date of arrival. This applies to adult and child passports.

If you renewed a 10 year adult passport before it expired, extra months may have been added to your passport's expiry date. These extra months will not count.

The new rules will apply to passports issued by the UK, Gibraltar, Guernsey, the Isle of Man and Jersey.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/passport-rules-for-travel-to-europe-after-brexit

Addresses of consulates

  • Paris | Ambassade d'Espagne
    22, avenue Marceau
    75381 Paris Cédex 08
    Tél. : 01.44.43.18.00
    Fax :
    emb.paris@maec.es
  • Ambassade de France en Espagne
    Calle Salustiano Olozaga 9
    28001 Madrid
    Tél. : +34 91 423 89 00

    Fax :
    presse.madrid-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr

HEALTH

There are no vaccinations legally required to travel to Spain. Remember to take your EHIC card with you.
The health system in Spain is good. It's not exceptional, but certainly not bad. People who work in Spain are insured through a social security plan, which covers most of their needs. The only thing that is not included are dental treatments. There is also the possibility for a private insurance.
Pharmacies can be found in every town, and in bigger cities almost every street has one. Even at night it should not take you a long time to find a pharmacy that is open. Remember that more drugs are prescribed in Spain than any other country.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

It is a condition of your booking with Equus Journeys that you have travel insurance which covers you for the riding activities to be undertaken. Your travel insurance should cover you for medical expenses and repatriation. Your guides will require your travel insurance details before they allow you to ride and may refuse to let you ride if you cannot provide them. You should take your insurance documents with you.

TELEPHONE AND JET LAG

The international access code for Spain is +34. The emergency number for police, ambulance and the fire brigade is 112.

Time zone GMT +1

BUDGET AND MONEY

Spain has adopted the Euro (EUR, symbol: €) as its official currency. One Euro is divided into 100 (euro)cents, which are sometimes referred to as eurocents, especially when distinguishing them from the US cents.
Euro banknotes come in denominations of €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200 and €500. The highest three denominations are rarely used in everyday transactions. All Euro banknotes have a common design for each denomination on both sides throughout the Eurozone. The Euro coins are 1 cent, 2 cents, 5 cents, 10 cents, 20 cents, 50 cents, €1 and €2. Some countries in the Eurozone have laws which require cash transactions to be rounded to the nearest 5 cents. All Euro coins have a common design on the denomination (value) side, while the opposite side may have a different image from one country to another. Although the image side may be different, all Euro coins remain legal tender throughout the Eurozone.

VOLTAGE

230 volts AC, 50Hz. Round two-pin plugs are in use.

ACTIVITY :Trail Riding

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A trail riding holiday through the Valleys of Gredos, situated between the provinces of Avila, Cáceres and Salamanca, and crossed by the Duero and Tajo rivers. This is a tast of truly rural Spain with immense landscapes, unspoilt nature, remote Castillian villages and charming hotels. Ride across open fields with magnificent views and follow paths along river banks and through oak, pine and chestnut trees.

  • Gredos Valley Trail in Spain
    Horseback trails in the Gredos Valley Spain
  • On horseback in the valleys of Gredos
    Gredos Valley in horseback trail
  • Canters across the open fields of Gredos
    Gredos Valley on horseback
  • Crossing a river on a trail ride with horses
    River crossing with the horses
  • Bridge crossing in the Gredos Valley in Spain
    On horseback in the Gredos Valley, Spain
  • Ride beautiful Spanish horses
    Gredos Valley Trail
  • On horseback between the fields and mountains
    Horseback trail in Spain
  • Riding through the rural villages of Spain
    Horseback trails in the Gredos Valley Spain

STRENGTHS

- This is a particularly nice holiday in summer with average temperatures of 25 °c in Navarredonda Gredos (Riding at altitudes between 1000m and 1700m)
- Many opportunities for swimming in natural pools in the river
- Excellent Spanish and Arabic horses
- Visit the fortified medieval town of Avila , recognised as a world heritage site
-The local cuisine combines a number of excellent dishes - sample many delicious local specialities.
- Ride through the wild and untouched countryside through flowering valleys, mountains, forests and heathlands, with an amazing and diverse display of flora and fauna.

ITINERARY

Day 1: - London - Madrid- Navarredonda de Gredos -

Accommodation : PARADOR DE GREDOS

Fly to Madrid. You will be transferred from Madrid airport (Pick up at 15:00, terminal 4, gate 10, Cafeteria Caprizzio) to Navarredonda de Gredos, a small village which is in the heart of Castile with stunning views over the Sierra. This region is steeped in history, where the Moors and Christians fought and where Romans built roads. On the way from Madrid, a stop in Avila for one hour visit of this medieval historic town, Unesco World Heritage city. You will enjoy a welcome dinner and stay overnight at the Gredos National Parador, the former hunting lodge of Alfonso XIII, which offers panoramic views of the Sierra de Gredos.

Day 2: Pinewoods and Summer Pastures - 4 hours

Accommodation : PARADOR DE GREDOS

Set off on horseback from Navarredonda, an easy first day ride today, while you get used to your horse. You will ride through pine forests, across open fields and follow paths towards the mountains with great views of the Sierra de Gredos. Aperitivo in the countryside and lunch at old sawmill by the river, an excellent paella cooked on the spot and other delicacies. In the afternoon ride back to the stables in Navarredonda, returning for dinner and overnight as the previous night.

Today's ride is short so that riders and horses get used to each other. If there are any change of horse it can be easily done, before leaving the next day for the rest of the ride.

A small Spa has been opened in the next village just 5 minutes away. It is possible to arrange a massage this evening before dinner. If riders interested in bird watching, an evening walk in the mountains can be organised.

Day 3: Navarredonda de Gredos – Navalperal the Tormes - 4 hours

Accommodation : HOTEL RURAL CRUZ DEL GALLO

This morning ride through woods and beautiful meadows in the valley of the Tormes river. You will follow the course of the river and enjoy a picnic lunch at the Pozo de las Paredes, a magical spot at the gorge of Barbellido, which joins the Tormes River. This is an ideal spot for a swim in summer. After lunch you will follow a cattle path, with great views of Navalperal the Tormes. Tonight you will stay at a new rural hotel near the Tormes River.

Day 4: NAVALPERAL THE TORMES – EL BARCO DE AVILA - 4 hours

Accommodation : PUERTA DE GREDOS

Today you will embark on a long half day ride, which will take you to El Barco. Ride along the Tormes River valley, along cattle paths, passing the village of Aliseda de Tormes. You will notice a distinct change in the vegetation as you approach the small town of El Barco de Avila. The hotel in Barco de Avila is a luxurious country house hotel which has a spa and an indoor heated pool. You will have a free afternoon to visit El Barco de Avila or just relax and enjoy the facilities at the hotel. El Barco de Avila is a 15th century fortified village with a medieval bridge stretching over the Tormes.

This evening a very special Spanish wine tasting and pairing
dinner will be offered in the local wine shop, one of the top ten wine shops of Spain.

Day 5: EL BARCO DE AVILA – HOYORREDONDO - 5-6 hours

Accommodation : LA TROCHA

Today's ride will take you through oak woodland and open pastures, following the cattle track between Barco and Hoyorredondo. You will arrive in Puente del Congosto, with a XVth century bridge and castle. Enjoy a picnic by the river, great for a swim in the summer. This afternoon there will be a short ride to Hoyorredondo. The evening will be spent at a beautiful and comfortable country hotel .

Day 6: HOYORREDONDO – SAN MARTIN DE LA VEGA - 4 hours

Accommodation : HOTEL RURAL LA DEHESILLA

A day with great contrasts in the landscape. The ride will start in the valley of the Corneja River with open flat valleys. You follow the river Corneja to its source, and stop for lunch near one of the water mills along the river. In the afternoon you will follow a Roman road up to the Puerto de Chia (5,686 feet) for a panoramic view of the Corneja Valley on one side, and the Alberche River on the other. You then descend to San Martin de la Vega where the horses spend the night. There will be a short transfer to a charming rural hotel in Barajas de Gredos.

Day 7: SAN MARTIN DE LA VEGA – NAVARREDONDA DE GREDOS - 3.5 hours

Accommodation : PARADOR DE GREDOS

On your final riding day, back to Sierra de Gredos, there will be great views of the peaks of the Sierra. You will descend towards the Tormes valley where you started. A very special catering lunch with a tasting
menu produced and served by one of the best restaurants in the area, at the most beautiful spot with panoramic views of the Sierra de Gredos. The afternoon ride will be short, with some good canters, before heading back to the stables. Overnight and farewell dinner at the Parador.

Day 8: Avila – Madrid -

After breakfast you will be transferred to Madrid, arriving around 12 noon. Please do not book flights departing before 1:00 pm.

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