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Vineyard Trail - Ruta del Vino


Itinerary for Vineyard Trail - Ruta del Vino



Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Day 1 (Saturday): Arrival
Arrival in Madrid, Spain and transfer to the first accommodation. It may be possible depending on the time of arrival, to visit Sepúlveda in the afternoon. It has picturesque town walls, churches and traditionally built houses.
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight at La Cerca Blanca or Posada del Duratón or similar in Sebúlcor


Day 2 (Sunday): Sebúlcor to Fuentidueña
We start our route in Sebulcor, a small town that allows the most direct access to the Natural Park of “Las Hoces del Río Duratón”. Riding between pine groves, forests of shore, sabinas and junipers, we cross the Park and enjoy a precipitous view of the meandering S bends of the Duratón river. We ride in the habitat of hundreds of leonados vultures and some Egyptian vultures as well as kites, eagles & sparrow hawks. If we are really fortunate, we will see the only pair of Real Eagles that nest in the park. Otters, genets and other species are prevalent. Upon arriving in the small town of San Miguel de Bernuy we stop for a wonderful lunch in a restaurant. After our siesta, we head down the river Duratón to Fuentidueña and the end of our first day.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at La Cerca Blanca or Posada del Duratón or similar in Sebúlcor


Day 3 (Monday): Fuentidueña to Curiel via Peñafiel
Riding along the Duratón River, we find the point where it joins the Duero River. We head towards Peñafiel with its majestic Castle (built during the 10th century and reconstructed in the 14th century, it is a National Historical Monument) and the Provincial Wine museum, both of which we will have the opportunity to visit. We stop for a picnic in Peñafiel. 
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel Posada Real Castillo de Curiel or similar in Curiel


Day 4 (Tuesday): Ride to Valle del Cuco
Today we ride a circuit around the plateau of Peñafiel, taking in the Valley of Cuco, down by the Castle of Curiel to come back again to the foot of the mountain where the Castle is located. Visit to the Wine cellar of PROTOS or other.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at H
otel Posada Real Castillo de Curiel or similar in Curiel

Day 5 (Wednesday): Curiel to Quintanilla de Onesimo
We cross the Duero River and once on the right bank we visit the most emblematic wine cellars of the region: Pesquera, Dehesa de los Canónigos, Emina. We also visit the Monastery of Santa Maria de Valbuena (San Bernardo) of the order of the Cister and permanent seat of the Foundation “Las Edades Del Hombre”.
We finish the day, too tired to ride further but with energy to visit another wine cellar or two, to drink (a little) and to eat, in Quintanilla de Onesimo!
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at 
Hotel Fuente de la Aceña  or similar in Quintanilla de Onesimo

Day 6 (Thursday): Quintanilla de Onésimo to Traspinedo
We dedicate the day to riding, rising to the high lands from where shores of the Duero River can be seen stretching out before us. We enjoy a wine-tasting and traditional lamb dish called “Lechazo” in a wine cellar in Traspinedo.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at 
Hotel Fuente de la Aceña  or similar in Quintanilla de Onesimo

Day 7 (Friday): Traspinedo to Portillo
Today we ride through resin pinewoods towards Portillo; the village famous for its “Encierros” (traditional bulls round up). It has an impressive 14th century Castle, churches and butter almond cookies called Mantecados or Zapatillas. We will have lunch in typical regional restaurant.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight in Covarrubias


Day 8 (Saturday): Airport transfer
Transfer to Madrid and departure after breakfast.
Meals included: Breakfast
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Vineyard Trail - Ruta del Vino
Tour Code: PG-BUTV
8 days / 7 nights ~$2,130.00
Dates : May- September

Trip Rating :
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 2020 05/23 - 05/30 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 4 /9 Expired
A 2020 06/27 - 07/04 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 4 /9 Reserve
A 2020 08/29 - 09/05 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 4 /9 Reserve
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Accommodation
Tack: Spanish (Vaquero) and some English
Horses: Pura Raza Española, Hispano Arab, Lusi...
Pace: Moderate with nice canters
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Madrid
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