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Discovering the Ampurdan and the «Costa Brava» 6 nights with 5 riding days

Tour Details

6 nights with 5 days riding 

Accommodation always in “Els Masos d0en Coll”

 

Very pleasure, every day starting and finishing at the same place, which means no hotel changes and totally relax.

Discovery Ride program are a lovely and exciting rides around the Baix Empordà territory, an impressive area with a temperate climate. Through a land full of historical buildings, exciting civilizations, landscapes of great nature, good gastronomy and good wine. An unforgettable experience!

To make this experience more authentic, we will be accompanied with our racehorses. We invite you to stay at our accommodation, “Els Masos d’en Coll” a rural farm with a lot of history of our family, with more than 6 generations cultivating the land. Authentic rural tourism with all the services of today. Our philosophy EcoSlow: Live the tranquillity, disconnect from the routine and connect with nature!

The prices included

  • 6 nights and 5 days riding, through the variety of landscapes of Catalonia
  • In the same accommodation with a private bathroom
  • Full board with drinks: Catalan or Spanish food, with local and ecological products, always with water and wine
  • Professional multilingual guide
  • Type of horses: Andalusians and Hispanic Arab 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,ARRIVAL

In the afternoon we arrive at our rural accommodation in Els Masos d'en Coll (Llabià). It is located in the heart of Baix Empordà, in the middle of nature and far from the noise. Make yourself at home! Here you will find all the comforts in a rural environment. Before enjoying dinner, we will review the program of the week. We will do a introduction of the whole program, having the opportunity to talk one by one to find the perfect horse for each rider. Then, relax and enjoy a fantastic welcome dinner.

DAY 2,MEDIEVAL HISTORY BETWEEN RICE AND WETLANDS

We go to the Vila de Pals. Following different sections of the Daró river and the Molí de Pals ditch, we reach this enclave, El Molí de Pals (15th century), an obvious symbol of the rice culture of the area. We approach Pals, where we must set foot and make a visit to its historic center, take the opportunity to eat, relax and inspire the atmosphere of its cobbled streets and thousands of lively stories. We will pass through Sant Feliu and Sant Julia de Boada, through Fontclara, where it is known from a Benedictine monastery, where the current Church is based and with original paintings of the s. XI. A few minutes after arriving home, we went up to the Mirador de la Font Pascuala, apparently nothing more than an elevated point with a spectacular view over the Montgrí, the sea, the Medes Islands, Pals, Begur, ... but there was a Iberian settlement of which there are few walls left in the middle of the undergrowth, the existence of a fountain, of being elevated and with good visibility, gives it the excellence to reside in times gone by. After reliving so much history we came home, for a good rest.

DAY 3,THE TER RIVER, A VITAL ARTERY

Today we have to know the final section of the Ter river. There are very few places to cross the river, so we must go to Torroella to cross it. Fields of fruit trees, especially apple, corn and cereals, depending on the season, will escort us on almost the entire route. The terrain is practically flat throughout the route, which will make it easier for us to enliven the rhythm. We will arrive in Verges, cradle of the Catalan singer-songwriter Lluis Llach. We will continue among excellent cultivation fields, highly productive being in the alluvial zone. Arrived in Colomers we will have lunch to regain strength. Under the shadow of the poplars and with the singing of the water we will relax to soon embark on the path of return. We will pass through Sant Romà de Sidilla an abandoned medieval town where there are remains of the Church and some cases, also Sant Iscle d'Empordà, an exponent of how the inhabitants of past eras build the settlements in high zones to prevent flooding caused by the Ter. We will arrive again at Els Masos d’en Coll, after a nice day.

DAY 4,MEDIEVAL VILLAGES

Our destination today is to discover the great history of the Middle Ages, passing through Fontanilles and Palau-Sator, two small towns of ancient Roman origin and medieval history of the ninth century. We will always be surrounded by nature, this region is famous for its flat, very natural terrain and its beautiful light. We will arrive at Peratallada, one of the most important and best preserved centers of medieval architecture in Catalonia, from the 9th to the 13th centuries. Here time seems to have stopped. We will take time to visit, enjoy the architecture, houses with Gothic and Renaissance windows and arched doors with carved shields. and drink something, before following the path To continue we go to Els Clots de Sant Julià, where we will have lunch immersed in the ancestral silence. On the way home we will make a stop in Canapost, to see the exceptionally preserved necropolis. We return to our accommodation. Rest, pool, cocktail ..... A good dinner and sleep.

DAY 5,TOURING THE MONTGRÍ MOUNTAIN

Today we will leave Llabià and go to Torroella de Montgrí, a town of medieval origin, which currently maintains a balance between modernity and traditional country life. Always guarded by the Castle (S.XII) that crowns the massif, we will continue on our way into the Montgrí Natural Park. The bare limestone that characterizes the massif contrasts with the Continental Dune area that we will cross, populated by pine trees to fix the sand terraces. Halfway along the route we will approach the cliffs to have an exceptional view of the sea, we will take advantage of this idyllic point to replenish energy with a delicious meal. We will take some rest time and take advantage of it to go down on foot to Cala Pedrosa, where you can take a bath. We will continue along paths and paths surrounded by scrub and limestone until we resume the dunes, now fully consolidated, to continue towards farm fields and the river, but not before identifying some “masies” with guard towers, previously used as protection against pirates. We will continue our way to Els Masos d'en Coll, all the comforts await us in our accommodation. In this route we will have been able to have a wide view of the entire territory of the lower Ter that we travel with other routes.

DAY 6,LANDSCAPE, HISTORY AND MEDIEVAL, ARCHITECTURE IN THE EMPORDANET

After a careful and complete breakfast, it is time to prepare our four-legged friends and go out to enjoy together the so-called Empordanet, name that the locals give to the area of small towns in the interior of the Costa Brava, of medieval origin. Monells, a small town very well preserved, with a lot of charm, the walls of the old castle are preserved. A spectacular square with a neuralgic center of times gone by. We will take a well-deserved time to eat, rest and be able to stroll through the quiet cobbled streets. In return we will pass near Catalan masies, the Castell d'Empordà, exponents of the agricultural potential of the area. Almost at the end of the path we will find a pearl from the region. the Iberian ruins of Ullastret, the most important and largest ruins in all of Catalonia; The Iberian people are nowadays a mystery, since they are not conserved by writing, this settlement dates from the 6th century BC. until the Roman invasion. From past to present, we return to home.

DAY 7,ADIÓS AMIGOS. WE SEE YOU AGAIN

With the memory of having shared some magnificent days, knowing history, gastronomy, etc, We will prepare to return to our places of origin, we hope you had a great time and that the memories of your Horseback trip with us will last a long time.
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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.

Additional Info

  • Duration : 6 nights and 5 days riding
  • Price : 1075€

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Els Masos d'en Coll, 17257 Llabià

+34 633 212 260

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