Catalonia: Between sea and mountains 2021
A fantastic itinerary that goes from the mountains of the Pyrenees to the Mediterranean Sea. We will start from the mountains above Girona, then enter the forest of Garrotxa, Empurdà with its olive trees and vineyards and finally the beach. The beauty of this stretch of coast will satisfy your eyes and good food and good wine will satisfy your senses.
Shared guaranteed departure dates, minimum 1 person departing from Italy
Other customizable dates are available on request from March to November
PARTICIPANTS: MIN 4 MAX 8
Arrival at Girona airport (pick-up at 19.30 at the Information Office) (or at Barcelona airport transfer upon request for a fee - pick up Terminal 1 at Café Jamaica) and transfer to Can Muni, a nice little 15th century village with stone houses. Dinner with the rest of the group and the guide, overnight in this delightful small country hotel.
We will begin our adventure by discovering the countryside dotted with small traditional villages that alternate with lush forests. For lunch, break in Pontos, at the "Torre dell’Angelo". Continue in the afternoon to Vilanant, where we will have dinner and overnight in an ancient property that belonged to Count Rocaberti.
From here we will begin our ascent into the Pyrenees, but not before having enjoyed long gallops in a flat area planted with vineyards and olive trees. Along the course of the Muga River, we will stop for a quick lunch and if time permits we will have the opportunity to cool off. In the afternoon we will begin to climb up to Cantallops, in the Mediterranean Pyrenees, where the best hotel in the area awaits us for dinner and overnight.
Today the track winds through the Pyrenees and we will cross the most beautiful areas of the Empordà area. We will ride mainly at the pass due to the winding paths and in some places we should accompany our horse by hand. We will pass by the proud 11th-century fortress of Recasens and upon arriving at the top of the mountains we will stop for lunch, with an incredible view of the coast at Cap de Creus. Dinner and overnight in a small traditional hotel in the mountains.
Leaving the altitudes we will cross the Empordà plains, among olive trees and vineyards and passing through towns such as Garriguella and Vilanova de la Muga. Break for lunch in Castillo de Empuries, a small medieval town that was once the capital of Empordà. In the afternoon, brisk pace to reach Sant Pere Pescador, where we will spend the night in an old house by the sea.
Breakfast and an electrifying start to the day with long gallops on the beach. We will arrive in l'Escala and then continue on the Montgri massif, a mountainous area that separates the Upper Empordà area from the Lower one, well protected, rocky areas, whose walls are thrown into the Mediterranean Sea. Break for lunch overlooking the Bay of Roses and back down to the town of Estartif, where we will spend the night.
Our route today will bring us back to our starting point in Can Muni. Morning at a fast pace and I arrive in time for a lunch of typical dishes. Afternoon dedicated to relaxation. Last dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast and transfer to Girona airport with departure at 9.30 am from the hotel. Arrival in Girona at 10.30 (or to Barcelona on request for a fee).
Tariff per person, starting from:
|From 22 May 2021 to 23 October 2021||€ 1,800|
(B / L / D): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = Dinner
|Fee for non-riders in double HB (they need their own car)||
|PRIVATE transfer from / to Girona airport one way (max 4 people)||
|PRIVATE transfer from / to Barcelona airport one way up to 4 people||
|Single supplement – to be paid locally||
Shared guaranteed departure dates, minimum 1 person departing from Italy:
Difficulty level: From ° to °°°°°
DURATION: 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
DIFFICULTY: °°° (INTERMEDIATE)
ACCOMMODATION: traditional hotels
EQUIPMENT: ENGLISH, SPANISH SADDLE
HORSES: ANDALUSIAN, ARAB-SPANISH, ARAB, ANGLO-ARAB very balanced and well trained. Good temperament and accustomed to the selected routes and terrains. At the beginning of the week the guide will entrust you with the most suitable horse according to your personality and your equestrian level.
GAIT: FROM 6 TO 8 HOURS PER DAY ON THE SADDLE APPROX. We proceed to the three gaits. I pass along the mountain paths, it may happen that you are asked to proceed on foot carrying the horse by hand along some short stretches of the path. A good physical condition and the ability to take care of the horse entrusted to him are required. It is recommended to mount regularly in the months before departure.
TYPE : Itinerant trekking with overnight stay in traditional hotels. Start and end in the same place.
First and last night they will be on the Costa Brava, at the stables, in a lovely 17th century farmhouse recently restored. Although authentic and immersed in the countryside, it offers a high standard of services and every type of comfort.
During the trek, overnight stays are planned in small hotels along the route, selected for their charm and personality.
The culinary part will be very interesting on this trip: typical Catalan cuisine.
Note: The itinerary described above is to be considered indicative. It may be subject to variations due to weather conditions or circumstances beyond our control.
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