- Riding Expeditions
- 6 nights
- Intermediate to experienced
- Groups up to 10
- 4 - 7 hours/day in the saddle
At a glance
On this authentic 7-day trail ride (6 nights, 5 days of horseback riding) from hotel to hotel you will explore on horseback the Sierra de Gredos, located west of Madrid. The route follows the Tormes River and is exceptionally varied. Beautiful, rustic landscapes with views of the Sierra de Gredos and medieval villages full of history alternate. The view will never bore you. The ride starts in the beautiful mountain village of Navarredonda de Gredos, leads to El Barco de Ávila and ends back in Navarredonda de Gredos. Every evening, when you reach the next stop, you experience an incredible satisfaction and look back on a day full of special experiences.
On this trip, you'll be firmly pampered. From the moment you land in Madrid until the end of the trip you will be in the hands of your friendly, knowledgeable hosts Emilio and Mamén. They know the area inside out and love sharing their local knowledge with you. You will stay in characteristic, rural hotels. The accommodation was carefully selected for its quality and the presence of adjoining pastures for the horses. During the day on the trails you will be spoiled by relaxing lunch and tapas breaks with delicious homemade Spanish dishes such as paella, tortilla, Spanish ham, followed by a siesta in the quiet countryside. At dinner you can again enjoy renowned local Spanish recipes and specialties. This is not the place to go hungry!
The horses are without a doubt one of the highlights of the trip. Guests ride PRE (Pura Raza Española) horses, almost all of which were bred and trained by Emilio himself. They are strong, reliable and very nice to ride. The horses are considered part of the family and are treated with the utmost care. The rides are easy-going, with exciting canters in-between. The average distance covered per day is 25 to 35 kilometers. The group consists exclusively of intermediate to advanced riders, with a maximum of ten (and the guide). The equipment (English saddles and bitless bridles) is excellently maintained.
Different variants of this route are available. Contact us for more info on available dates and matching routes.