Crystalline Waters of Gredos

This summer ride with fixed accommodation takes you to the most beautiful places in the Sierra the Gredos, an unspoiled and diverse part of Spain. During your daily siesta on the trail you can enjoy a refresing swim in the gorgeous, crystalline waters of the mountain rivers.

Best period

July - August

Price

From € 1.760

Ideal length

7 days - 6 nights

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Highlights

Explore on horseback an unspoiled part of Spain, with beautiful views of the Sierra de Gredos and through medieval villages.
Enjoy a daily swim in the beautiful, crystalline waters of the mountain rivers.
Ride well-trained PRE (Pura Raza Española) horses, personally bred and trained by your guide.
Be pampered by a small and personal team of locals.

Quick facts

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.

More information

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.

What do others say?

What an amazing service, and most importantly, an incredibly cool trip! We intentionally chose to book through OTC for that extra sense of security. Going away for the first time is always a bit thrilling, but OTC provided us with great peace of mind through their excellent guidance and abundant information. We had several questions beforehand, and Laure-Anne promptly, thoroughly, and kindly answered them all. Even when there were some uncertainties upon arrival, she handled it well, and everything was resolved smoothly. Additionally, the location in Poland (Warmia-Mazuria) was truly stunning—a beautiful estate, friendly people, well-cared-for horses, and exciting rides (especially the cross, which is a must-try!). I would wholeheartedly recommend both this place and OTC itself. It was top-notch!!! Thanks so much!
I recently had the most extraordinary riding holiday that surpassed all expectations. The journey from Petra to Wadi Rum offered breathtaking scenery, providing an unparalleled sense of freedom in the expansive desert landscapes. I'm incredibly glad that I came across an article about Outside the Corral in Feeling, followed Laure-Anne's wonderful Instagram page, scheduled a virtual coffee, and eventually booked this ride, which, in my opinion, ranks among the best in the world! Laure-Anne added a special touch to the experience; she was incredibly responsive, enthusiastically helped me with all my questions, and even provided several locations where I could get fit for the ride. Her guidance truly made the entire experience even more magical. Now, I'm left wondering whether to book one or two riding vacations with her next time!
Julie Van der Heyden
We had a wonderful riding holiday in Portugal with Outside the Corral. The location of Monte Velho Equo Resort is indescribably beautiful. The terrace has an incredible a view where you can see the horses galloping from the terrace. Also, I have never had a more beautiful view while sitting in the sauna. I can definitely recommend the trail rides. The trail horses are top notch and this way you get to know the surrounding area. Our guide always took us to the most beautiful spots. My biggest fear was that the horses would not be treated well, but nothing could be further from the truth. The horses are very well looked after. Lastly, Laure-Anne guided us very well. Even though it was our first riding holiday, we knew exactly what to expect. Definitely highly recommended!
Very nice experience! Laure-Anne makes all the time for you, discusses your wishes and then gives options that suit you. As a result, the trip suits the person booking it. But also afterwards, Laure-Anne is easy to reach for questions and thinks along with you. For example, my flight got changed and she immediately thought about how to solve the transfer. Also the personal aspect, with a message before your trip, but also checking in afterwards to see how your trip went. Makes it a nice and personal travel agency. And because she only offers riding holidays and visits them herself, she knows what she is selling. Laure-Anne, thanks again for the service and the fantastic trip I made thanks to you. I will definitely book here more often!

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