- Riding Expeditions
- 7 days - 6 nights
- Intermediate to experienced
- Groups up to 10
- 4 - 6 hours/day in the saddle
At a glance
On this authentic 7-day trail ride (6 nights, 5 days of riding) you will explore on horseback the wild Extremadura region, located west of Madrid. The ride starts and finishes in Trujillo, a historic town with a mix of cultures. The highlight of the week is riding through Monfragüe National Park, a wonderful place to explore for Mediterranean flora and ornithology. The landscape during the ride is spectacular: holm and cork oaks woods and pastures (called Dehesa, the most emblematic landscape in Extremadura) and the impressive landscape of the Monfragüe National Park, which is perfect for horseback riding. You’ll have the opportunity to visit the cliff Salto del Gitano to admire the incredible birdlife. Black storks, (Egyptian) vultures and imperial eagles are just a few of the many beautiful birds that nest here.
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 advanced riders, with a maximum of ten (and the guide). The equipment (English saddles and bridles without bit) is excellently maintained.
Different variants of this route in Extremadura are available. Contact us for more info on available dates and matching routes.