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Catalonia, mountain and sea

Tour Details

A route through history and nature

8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS 6 DAYS RIDING

This route runs through two large natural areas, through the Baix Empordà and the Costa Brava, the Protected Natural Area of the Gavarres and the Natural Park of Montgrí, Islas Medes and Baix Ter.

The mountains and sea will accompany us from the Megalithic era to our times going through the Roman, Medieval, pirate lands.

The prices included

  • 7 nights high quality accommodation and comfort with a private bathroom
  • 6 days riding through the variety of landscapes of Catalonia
  • Full board with drinks: Catalan or Spanish food, always with water and wine
  • Professional multilingual guide
  • Type of horses: Andalusians and Hispano Arabic well trained
  • Transport of luggage and extra vehicle
  • Tourist Tax
  • Free transfers from airport or bus or train station of Girona, for other transfers consult price and schedules

DAY 1,WELCOME

Arrival to Els Masos d'en Coll, rural and equestrian tourism center, (www.elsmasosdencoll.com) once you arrive at Els Masos d’en Coll you will receive all the information about the routes, riding times, points of interest, accommodation, as well as other points that may have relevance for a good development of your holidays on horseback. At night, dinner will be with all the other riders so that everyone has their first contact and we can start feeling like a team so we can enjoy the next 6 days with our friends: the horses

DAY 2,ROUTE OF THE PIRATES AND THE FORTIFIED MASIAS

The moment has finally arrived, it’s time to make contact with our companion and become familiar with her or him. Then we continue with a quiet and calm route to the river Ter, towards Montgrí, we will pass by fortified farmhouses and you will be able to see how they were able to defend its inhabitants when there were pirate attacks. Then we will continue passing by the bottom of Montgrí till we get to the beach and then we will cross the river and make our way back. Returning to Els Masos d’en Coll we will go through apple crops, fields that were in past times ponds and wetlands.

DAY 3,THE MEDIEVAL VILLAGES OF CATALONIA

Today we are going to make our way to the mountains, we are going get closer to some medieval villages, we will go to Peratallada and we will contemplate what until the XVIII century was a lake and 2000 years before it was the sea. In Peratallada, Canapost, Castell d'Empordà, Monells, Cruïlles we will see stone constructions from the Medieval period. After we will arrive at the Mas Masaller accommodation (www.masmasaller.com) where after setting up the horses, we can rest in a quiet environment and in the evening we can savor some traditional dishes prepared by Joan and Marta.

DAY 4,THE "ROMANTIC" MIRADOR OF COSTA BRAVA

Today we will be going on a route that takes us through cork oaks and chestnut trees, passing through St Cebriá de Lladó, “Els Metges” of Romanesque times, unbeatable views from the Pyrenees to the Costa Brava. Next, we find the first megalithic vestige, a dolmen in a strategic viewpoint of “Puig d'Arques”, and descend heading to our accommodation for today. We will go through narrow paths and then we will find the hermitage of Sta. Llucia d’Arboç, another example of Romanesque construction in the area. We arrived and then rest because the trail for tomorrow is a long one.

DAY 5,THROUGH THE DOLMENS, WE ARRIVE TO THE SEA

Today we will go to the beach. After a good breakfast we will head to the beach. On the way we will be able to see old ice wells, abundant in the vicinity; the Dolmen "Tres Peus" one of the most well preserved megalithic monuments of the area and then we will enjoy the wide views over the whole plain with the blue Mediterranean to a companion us. We head along to the beach, but before, we will stop at some monuments such as the church of Sta. Coloma de Fitor, from the X century. Going through forests and Roman trails, surrounding the medieval village of Pals, where we will be accommodated tonight, it is very few meters from the beach. Once we have the horses in their area and they have been fed, we can have a nice rest in the cozy accommodation or go for a walk to the fine sand beach, Pals beach.

DAY 6,IN THE HEART OF THE COSTA BRAVA

Today we are in the Costa Brava, we are going to make a circular route passing through old mines and paths with holm oaks, cork oaks and pines, going to a high point where we can contemplate this beautiful landscape. Queremany, the viewpoint of Pals, that has splendid views of the beach of Pals, where some historians say that you were able to see the departure of Christopher Columbus's ships on his first trip to America. With this beautiful scenery we will continue our way to the beach where we will go and rest because tomorrow we have to get up very early.

DAY 7,BETWEEN THE TER RIVER, THE SEA AND THE RICE FIELDS

Today we depart very early, there is the possibility of riding on the beach. We follow the entire beach to the mouth of the Ter river and we abandon the sea passing through apple trees and rice crops, cultivation fields, where depending on the time of year we can enjoy magnificent rice fields, the famous rice of Pals. A good rice casserole to close these magnificent 6 days of route awaits us, come on. Note: Depending on the time of the year the Horses will not be able to enter the beach, but we can always enjoy ocean views on our horse, and on foot we can reach the beach.

DAY 8,ADIÓS AMIGOS, WE SEE YOU AGAIN

With the memory of having shared some magnificent days, knowing prehistory, history, gastronomy, etc. we will be able to return to our places of origin, not if before receiving a souvenir that reminds us that the Costa Brava on horseback is a pleasure.
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Els Masos d’en Coll

A farmhouse with history of our family. All meals are made with high quality products from our garden and farm, or from local producers. We have rooms with private bathroom, and 3 apartments for up to 4 people each. Free Wi-Fi, all services, most importantly, friendly and close service.
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Other Accomodations

All our accommodations have all the services. Single, double and triple rooms, always with private bathroom. Our work as a travel agency, is always to offer in our routes, accommodation and quality services, with a rural style that characterizes us.

Additional Info

  • Duration : 8 days
  • Person : 4-8 riders
  • Price : 1.350€

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Els Masos d'en Coll, 17257 Llabià

+34 633 212 260

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