At a glance
Your base for the week is the beautiful mountain village Navarredonda de Gredos, located in the Sierra de Gredos west of Madrid. From your hotel for the week you ride in different directions each day through varying landscapes, with exciting tapas and lunch breaks on the trail. It’s an unpoilt and wild part of Spain, where you can observe Iberic goats, golden eagles or black vultures. In the middle of the week, there is a mini one-night trail to a different mountain village. Running in summer only, there are opportunities to swim in beautiful fresh water rivers and pools at lunch stops. This trail is an ideal option for families or groups with a mix of more and less experienced riders as you do not have to ride every day if you don’t wish to do so.
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 a characteristic, family-run hotel. 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 30 kilometres. The equipment (English saddles and bridles without bit) is excellently maintained.