Horseback riding in Catalonia, Spain

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Meeting: Llabià
Airport:   Girona       Train station:   Girona
Transfer: Girona train station    Distance: 45 km / 28 miles

Pick-up/ drop-off is included from Girona train station at set times.
Pick-up from Girona train station at 7:30pm on Day 1.
Departure from accommodation at 9:30 am on the last day of the trip.

Tack: English. Some Western saddles available.
Horses: Andalusians and Spanish-Arabian crossbreds.
Pace: Adapted to the riders.
| Walk | Trot | Canter |
Level: Riding Level (Click for legend) (1 to 2 out of 5)    Beginner & Novice
Age: Min 3
Weight: Max 200 lbs
Riders: Min 1 riders Max 8 riders
(per riding group)
Max Capacity 48
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, mainly Andalusians and Spanish-Arabian crossbreds. They are all kept together as a herd so they have developed a close bond. All our horses live together in semi-freedom, in an area of more than 60,000 m2, featuring different environments (holm oak forest and fields with forage). 
They are 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. 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. Experienced riders over this weight might be able to ride (please inquire).

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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Learn to Ride in Catalonia
Tour Code: RCSPCA01
7 days / 6 nights ~$1,080.00
Dates : Available all Year

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 Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
A 2022 02/01 - 03/20 7d / 6n 7 day trip, B&B (5 riding da... 1 /8 Reserve
B 2022 02/01 - 03/20 3d / 2n 3 day trip, B&B (2 riding da... 1 /8 Reserve
A 2022 04/27 - 05/08 7d / 6n 7 day trip, B&B (5 riding da... 1 /8 Reserve
B 2022 04/27 - 05/08 3d / 2n 3 day trip, B&B (2 riding da... 1 /8 Reserve
A 2022 06/12 - 09/14 7d / 6n 7 day trip, B&B (5 riding da... 1 /8 Reserve
B 2022 06/12 - 09/14 3d / 2n 3 day trip, B&B (2 riding da... 1 /8 Reserve
A 2022 11/06 - 12/23 7d / 6n 7 day trip, B&B (5 riding da... 1 /8 Reserve
B 2022 11/06 - 12/23 3d / 2n 3 day trip, B&B (2 riding da... 1 /8 Reserve
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Tack: English. Some Western saddles availab...
Horses: Andalusians and Spanish-Arabian crossb...
Pace: Adapted to the riders.
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Girona
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