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Meeting: Abella
Airport:   Barcelona       Train station:   Ripoll
Transfer: Barcelona airport    Distance: 150km / 93 miles

Transfer from Barcelona or Girona airport at 6pm on Day 1. We strongly recommend planning a flight arrival NO later than 4:00pm. Drop of at Barcelona or Girona airport around noon on the last day. Please DO NOT book a return flight before 2:00pm.

Tack: English with saddlebags
Horses: Spanish, Hispano-Arabians, Arabians, Anglo-Arabian
Pace: Trail with long gallops, canters & trots. 4-7 hours per day.
| Walk | Trot | Canter | Gallop |
Level: Riding Level (Click for legend) (3 to 4 out of 5)    Intermediate
Age: Min 16
Weight: Max 210 lbs
Riders: Min 4 riders Max 10 riders

Riding Experience
This route is appropriate only for intermediate riders and above. Participants should also be fit enough to lead their horses on mountain trails.

The tack is English and trekking style and most horses are ridden in snaffles. Saddle bags are provided to carry items required during the day and for picnic lunches.

The horses used are well schooled Spanish, Hispano-Arabians, Arabians, Anglo-Arabian, and Quarter horses. They have all been carefully chosen and most are between 14.2hh (150cm) and 16hh (165cm) and are of a medium build. They are sure-footed, fit, forward going, responsive to ride and well adapted to the requirements of the sometimes rough terrain.
The horses are all trained using natural horsemanship techniques, which helps to create an enthusiastic, good natured horse that is keen to collaborate with its rider, and really enjoys its work.
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. The horses live outside all the year round in a herd to helps to create a psychologically balanced animal well adapted to the necessities of trail riding and group riding. The herd of 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.

On average, we spend 4-6 hours in the saddle per day, covering 25-30 km daily. We will be riding for 5 days.

The main guide will be Xavi, an experienced and talented rider, always accompanied by an English speaking back up guide.

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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Pyrennean Mountain Trail
Tour Code: PR-CJSP
8 days / 7 nights ~$2,040.00
Dates : April to October

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
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.
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.
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
B 2022 04/24 - 05/01 8d / 7n 7 day trip, AP (Low) 4 /10 Reserve
B 2022 05/01 - 05/08 8d / 7n 7 day trip, AP (Low) 4 /10 Reserve
B 2022 05/15 - 05/22 8d / 7n 7 day trip, AP (Low) 4 /10 Reserve
A 2022 05/29 - 06/05 8d / 7n 7 day trip, AP (High) 4 /10 Reserve
A 2022 06/19 - 06/26 8d / 7n 7 day trip, AP (High) 4 /10 Reserve
A 2022 09/11 - 09/18 8d / 7n 7 day trip, AP (High) 4 /10 Reserve
A 2022 10/02 - 10/09 8d / 7n 7 day trip, AP (High) 4 /10 Reserve
A 2022 10/19 - 10/26 8d / 7n 7 day trip, AP (High) 4 /10 Reserve
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Tack: English with saddlebags
Horses: Spanish, Hispano-Arabians, Arabians, A...
Pace: Trail with long gallops, canters & tro...
Walk, Trot, Canter, Gallop,
Airport: Barcelona
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