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Horse Trail From Pyrenees To «Costa Brava»

Tour Details

Circular trail that takes you up the Catalan Pyrenees and down to the Mediterranean Sea, where you can enjoy an incredible gallop on Roses Beach. With our magnificent horses, we will ride through the fantastic nature of the Baix Empordà and Alt Empordà with it’s Mediterranean forest, stunning coastline and long sandy beaches.

Discovery the little medieval villages, like Báscara, Crespià, Pals or Peratallada. We will pass by wheat fields, poppies and sunflowers. Discover pines forest and cork trees, filled with aromatic herbs to arrive at the end of the Pyrenees, where the mountains meet the sea.

We leave the foothills of the Pyrenees and ride through the Albera wine growing region: olive groves and vineyard, intense natural beauty.

Then we leave the mountains behind us because the rolling plains of the Empordà region are waiting for us, and at the end, in the long curve of Bay of Roses, infinity beach of sand!

We will continue along the coastline, enjoying the sea, the cliffs and the breeze, to return to Els Masos d’en Coll through fields and fruit trees.

Coast, beach and Catalan Pyrenees a perfect formula to enjoy your holidays with excellent horses!

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,ARRIVAL

Arrival and transfer to Els Masos d’en Coll, a typical Catalan agricultural property. Make yourself at home! Here you will find all the comforts in a rural and traditional setting. It is located in the heart of Baix Empordà, “Costa Brava”, few kilometers from the beach. The good atmosphere, the pool, the meadow and the landscape offer you a charming atmosphere. Before enjoying dinner, we will review the program of the week. We can talk quietly with our guides about our expectations, horse experience, etc., having the opportunity to speak one by one to find the perfect horse for each rider. Then, relax and enjoy a fantastic welcome dinner!

DAY 2,FROM IRRIGATION TO DRY LAND

After the night's rest, a good breakfast, we make contact with the Horses, we all prepare, and we go. We will leave Els Masos towards the interior, crossing the alluvial zone of the Ter River, the main artery of this territory and that facilitates the irrigation of the fields of fruit trees, corn, cereals and orchard. We will pass along Sant Iscle d'Empordà, typical sample of construction of the settlements in somewhat elevated spaces to avoid the wetlands. The most arid terrain awaits us once we have crossed the river, then of to lunch in Colomers, close to the river, on the way to Can Sort. Ideal day to make good contact with your travel companion, on a flat and relaxed journey. We arrived at Can Sort, after leaving our friends in his paddock we took a good rest to taste the delicacies that Cristina will prepare for us.

DAY 3,THE NATURE THAT SUBSISTS

We get up, have a tasty breakfast and ready to go. Today's trail runs between farmland and forest, passing through several towns of historical interest. We arrived in Bascara, enclave in times past on the road to France, there are writings of the ninth century, we pass the river Fluvià, we remember its waters, we will find them again on the penultimate day, we will cross Pontós with its archaeological site of the sixth century. We will stop in Torre del Ángel, a Tower with history and from where we will enjoy a wide view to the sea. Here with the Horses in the shade of the pines we will take a delicious meal, nap, rest. And we will continue on our way to our accommodation today.

DAY 4,DRY STONE, WORLD HERITAGE

After a good breakfast, our four-legged companions, already eaten too, await us for a trail between vineyards and olive trees. We go north, we will pass through Vilanant and Llers, until we reach the Muga River, in a small dam with waterfall included we can bathe our mares and with dare also the riders, the water is always very fresh. A good meal in the shade of some willow tree, the well-deserved rest and we continue towards Capmany, already immersed in the D.O. of Empordà wine, land of wine. We continue to Cantallops, in a hotel located in a beautiful enclave, from where you can see the bay of Rosas and where we can give ourselves a relaxing massage (reservation required). A good typical dinner and rest. In this section you have to enjoy the walls and rustic dry stone buildings listed as a world heritage site.

DAY 5,WINE, THE BOOD OUR LAND

Today a pure mountain route awaits us through the Sierra de la Albera, in a first section we will pass near the impressive castle of Requesens, from the 11th century, now fully restored and with private access. Landscape of the Mediterranean Pyrenees, paths between cork oaks and holm oaks and intermittent views of the sea. We will stop in an enchanted village to replenish energy and rest a little, to continue in the afternoon through more accessible land with vineyards and olive trees guarding our path. We reach Vilamaniscle, high above the ruins of an old castle preside over the town. Our hotel, a perfectionist restoration of a farmhouse, where we highlight a large dining room overlooking the sea and where Chef Montse will prepare a delicious dinner. Before this, not being able to ignore that we are in a wine production area, we will allow ourselves to make a tasting in a “Celler” with artisanal elaboration.

DAY 6,DESCENT TO THE SEA

We leave the Pyrenees behind to go to the beach, we are still accompanied by olive trees and vineyards, which give life to villages like Garriguella, already on flatter terrain our pace of route can increase until we reach Castello d'Empuries, passing through Vilanova de The Muga. We will have lunch again by the Muga River under the riverside trees if there is a lot of sun or on the shore of thick sand if we want to be under the king star. We will can move to Castelló d'Empúries and visit it, full of historical past retains many vestiges of the Medieval period.

DAY 7,NATURAL PARK OF MONTGRI, DOWN TER AND MEDES ISLANDS

It is the last day, and we will look forward to dawn so that just when the sun rises we are on the beach. On horseback, next to the sea and with the sun's rays peeking over the horizon, the indescribable feeling of freedom that will take us to Sant Martí d'Empúries, where we will stop to shower the horses and have a good breakfast. We will continue towards the Montgrí, majestic massif that will have watched us throughout the route and that separates the Alt del Baix Empordà and emblem of the Natural Park Montgrí, Medes Islands and Down Ter River. Limestone and with a continental dune that we will cross until we reach its southern face, where we will find beautiful views over the Medes Islands, the Ter River and the Gavarres in the background. We continue to Els Masos d’en Coll, where we will arrive at lunchtime. Not before without giving the last portion of food, hug and farewell to our mare or horse, which will have made us enjoy some spectacular days of walking.

DAY 8,SEE YOU SOON FRIENDS

After spending a wonderful vacation together with our horses, the time to say goodbye has come. We hope to welcome you again very soon !
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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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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 : 1350€

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