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Meeting: Llabià
Airport:   Girona       Train station:   Girona
Transfer: Barcelona airport or Girona airport    Distance: 45 km / 28 miles

Pick-up from Barcelona airport at 6:00 pm or from Girona airport at 7:30 pm.
Drop off at Girona airport for 10:30 am or at Barcelona airport for noon.

Tack: English with saddlebags. Some Western saddles available.
Horses: Andalusians and Spanish-Arabian crossbreds.
Pace: Trail with long gallops, canters, and trots. 4-6 hours per day.
| Walk | Trot | Canter | Gallop |
Level: Riding Level (Click for legend) (3.5 to 4 out of 5)    Good Intermediate
Age: Min 16
Weight: Max 90kg
Riders: Min 4 riders Max 12 riders
Riding helmets are mandatory for this ride.

Riding Experience
You should be well balanced, comfortable and secure in the saddle and able to control a well-schooled horse outside at all paces. Riders are expected to be able to cope with a variety of different going and different types of terrain. All the rides are aimed at reasonably capable riders, who are also fairly fit and riding regularly.
Participants are expected to ride regularly in the months before they go to ensure they can cope with the hours in the saddle. There are also places on the rides where you will need to dismount and lead your horse - if the ground gets rough or steep, and for a short time to warm the horses up and cool them down each day.
Riders are expected to tack up their own horses. Our guides will show you how if you are unfamiliar and will double check that tack is properly placed every day before you ride.

Horses
We currently have 21 horses. They are all kept together as a herd so have developed a close bond. They are Andalusians and Spanish-Arabian crossbreds, well-trained and cared for. We work with them daily by techniques of natural dressage and Parelli to improve horse-rider communication and thus ensure a good development of the trail.
The horses naturally adapts well to the rhythm of a trail ride, traveling up to 30km a day from place to place as a wild herd would do when looking for food and water. A great deal of time has been spent selecting and training the horses for these trekking routes. Not too boisterous to be difficult for lower level riders, yet with enough spark to make an enjoyable ride to experienced riders.

Pace
We spend on average 4-6 hours on horseback per day (6 or 3 riding days total – depending on the program chosen). The pace is moderate with plenty of opportunities to canter and gallop.

Weight Limit
Max 90 kg (~200lbs). We reserve the right to exceptionally check on riders weigh. Riders far over this weigh will not be able to ride.

Guides
We have 4 guides (1 per every 8 riders) who have the necessary qualifications and experience guiding groups and horses. Guides are first aid trained and always carry a first aid kit with them. Our guides are all fluent in English. If you are interested in another language, do not hesitate to ask. We may have a German or French speaking guide available.
Guides always carry a mobile phone while riding and coverage is available throughout the route.

Note: A travel insurance is required to take part in this trip!


Passport and Visa Requirements: Passport valid for at least three months beyond length of stay required by all nationals referred to in the chart except:(a) 1. EU nationals holding a valid national ID card.Note: EU nationals are onl. more
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Spanish Beaches Adventure
Tour Code: HT-SPCA06
8 days / 7 nights ~$1,585.00
Dates : Mar- May, Oct- Nov

Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
ABeginner
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
BNovice
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
CIntermediate
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
EAdvanced
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
   
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
   
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
   
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
   
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
   
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
   
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
A 2019 10/13 - 10/20 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (high) 4 /12 Reserve
C 2019 10/16 - 10/20 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP (high) 4 /12 Reserve
A 2019 10/27 - 11/03 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (high) 4 /12 Reserve
D 2019 10/30 - 11/03 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP (low) 4 /12 Reserve
B 2019 11/10 - 11/17 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (low) 4 /12 Reserve
D 2019 11/13 - 11/17 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP (low) 4 /12 Reserve
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Tack: English with saddlebags. Some Western...
Horses: Andalusians and Spanish-Arabian crossb...
Pace: Trail with long gallops, canters, and ...
Walk, Trot, Canter, Gallop,
Airport: Girona
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