Catalonia: Pyrenees & Costa Brava 2021
The Costa Brava, in Catalonia, is one of the places in the Mediterranean where the land meets the sea with truly spectacular contrasts: rocky spurs, forest, sandy basins and the intense blue of the sparkling sea. From the top of the Pyrenees we will be able to admire these contrasts, reaching peaks up to 2800 meters, crossing gorges and sometimes lunar landscapes.
Shared guaranteed departure dates, minimum 1 person departing from Italy
PARTICIPANTS: MIN 4 MAX 10
If you do not want to rent a car, pick-up at Barcelona airport (T1 - Café Jamaica) at h. 18.00 (170.00 Euros per person) and group transfer of about an hour to Camprodon, more precisely to L’Abella, a small village of stone houses on the slopes of the Pyrenees. Illustration of the travel plan and overnight stay in a typical farm, Guesthouse L’Abella or similar (shared services).
Departure from L’Abella in the direction of the Salarsa valley, through forests of huge oak trees, visit to a Roman church and continue to another Roman testimony, Pont de Bolassell. Crossing the dense vegetation again we will arrive at the highest peak of the day, Coll de Salomò, at 850 meters. The day will end in Oix in Forn de Beget or similar.
Departure through the area called Alta Garrotxa, characterized by dense forests of oaks and gorges where you can cool off. We will climb up to Talaxà and then descend on the other side in a valley and then back up to Coll de Bassegoda. Break for a picnic lunch. In the afternoon, we will cross the Muga River to enter the Albanya area. Overnight at Camping Bassegosa Park or similar.
A day with smooth terrain that will allow us to do various gallops. At Lake Boadella we will take a swim with the horses; a unique and unforgettable experience. We will then cross the Albera National Park, a protected area due to its vegetation and its clayey formations. Arrival at the delightful medieval village of Perelada, famous for its "cava", a sparkling wine similar to our sparkling wine. Overnight in Cal Rajoler or similar.
Today we are moving away from the mountains to ride in the area that runs along the famous Costa Brava From Parelada we will head towards Llanca, a small historic village a few steps from the sea but hidden for protection from attacks from the sea in the distant 9th century. Overnight at Hotel Beri in the center of the old town or similar.
We will head to the beach with the horses and you can go swimming. We will then ride through the Albera Natural Park to return to Llanca. Free afternoon at leisure, last farewell dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Beri or similar.
Breakfast and independent transfer to Barcelona international airport or group transfer for 10.30 (on request - consider a flight no earlier than 2.00 pm).
Tariff per person, starting from:
|From 18 April 2021 to 15 May 2021||€ 1,650||€ 320|
|From 30 May 2021 to 30 October 2021||€ 1,870||€ 320|
|From 31 October 2021 to 6 November 2021||€ 1,650||€ 320|
(B / L / D): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = Dinner
Shared guaranteed departure dates, minimum 1 person departing from Italy:
Difficulty level: From ° to °°°°°
DURATION: 7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS
DIFFICULTY: °°° (INTERMEDIATE)
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.
GAIT: FROM 6 TO 8 HOURS PER DAY ON THE SADDLE APPROX. We proceed to the three gaits. I walk along mountain trails and will rarely be asked to walk while carrying the horse by hand. 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 a charming hotel. Start and end in the same place.
The first night will be on the Costa Brava, at the stables, in a lovely 17th century farmhouse recently restored. It is located just 2km from the picturesque village of Vilopriu and not far from the medieval towns of Girona, Olot and Besalu. 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 and tastings of local wines.
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.
The tariff includes
The tariff does not include
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
from € 1.800 - Voli esclusi
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
from € 1.600 - Voli esclusi
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
from € 890 - Voli esclusi
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