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Wild Coast Wine Trail


Itinerary for Wild Coast Wine Trail



Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Depending on the season, the weather, national holidays and the number of trails running, we may make alterations to itineraries at short-notice. Trails can also be ridden in both directions.

Day 1 (Saturday): Horse riding holidays
Arrival at Barcelona or Girona and transfer to a beautifully situated country hotel, a typical Catalonian house built of natural stone. The location in this idyllic area where silence and tranquillity prevail makes this guest house the ideal place to enjoy nature and to relax. The lovingly designed garden, the pool, the meadows, and forests provide a wonderful atmosphere. What a place to start your horse riding holiday! Dinner around 9:00pm.
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight in Crespia


Day 2 (Sunday): Forest, countryside & river trail
A delicious breakfast is followed by a short transfer to our horse farm Mas Alba where we meet our proud Spanish four-legged partners. We saddle the horses and start our first riding day that leads us through thick stone oak and pine forests towards the river Fluvia. Sunrays break through the deep green of the seemingly tropical jungle. Bamboo trees border the path, and high up creepers and vines grow around the trees. We are in Spain, but the atmosphere reminds of Costa Rica.
At the river, a lunch table prepared with love is waiting for us. We enjoy various Catalan delights. Fresh salad, Manchego cheese, home-made goat cheese, fruits such as figs, peaches and cherries complete the fantastic lunch. 
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight in Romanyà d'Empordà


Day 3 (Monday): Natural stone villages – Gulf of Roses
Lonely paths are winding through the full-green flood plains along the river. A pleasant tranquillity surrounds us. Only when we ride through the Catalonian natural stone villages the hooves of our horses echo through the narrow streets and alleys.
At a lake, we regain our strength by a tasty picnic. Later in the afternoon, we canter towards the coast.
Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight in Sant Pere Pescador


Day 4 (Tuesday): Gallop on the beach & P.R.E. Horse Stud
In front of us we find a long sandy beach. The water splashes, the sand flies, and we canter into the sunrise. The horses play with the waves while we try to stay dry. An unforgettable experience!
In the middle of the bay the river Fluvia flows into the sea. Behind the river lies the wetland of Aiguamolls. Amid the rice fields we discover our impressive accommodation for the night: Catalonia's oldest P.R.E. (Pura Raza Española) Andalusian horse stud.
The stud owns more than 30 brood mares and excellent stallions, some with a significant impact on the breeding of the Pura Raza Española. The horses, that are bred here, are not only characterized by their beauty, but also by their outstanding attitude and rideability.
Besides wonderful horses and their history, charmingly furnished rooms await us. We have time to have a look around and to relax. And who knows - maybe you will find the horses of your dreams here!
In this wonderful atmosphere, we are spoilt with delicious paella with seafood and fresh vegetables in the evening.
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight in Castelló d'Empúries


Day 5 (Wednesday): Peralada – A journey to the Middle Ages
Trotting and cantering we reach the medieval Castelló with its impressive cathedral.
Crossing grazing land, we ride speedily and pass fields of vines and sunflowers on our way to Perelada.
Here we arrive at the friendly guesthouse of Fina and Pere. The beautiful garden and the swimming pool are perfect for relaxing! We enjoy our picnic and look forward to the afternoon when we will visit the glorious castle of the town and the local Bodega (winery), where we will not only learn interesting facts about Cava, but we will have a Cava tasting as well. Salud!
Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight in Peralada


Day 6 (Thursday): Wine tasting & stone oak forests
We follow the path of the river Llobregat and then ride through the wild landscape at the foot of the Albera Mountains. Cork and stone oak forests are now dominating the landscape occasionally interrupted by magical vineyards.
We visit a family-run winery to try one of the best wines of this area and to indulge in Catalan delicacies.
Full of new energy, we ride along laboriously built-up stone terraces, and ancient olive trees line the path. Numerous colorful flowers grow in the flood plains of Orlina. Mystically raising round rock formations and Celtic tombs from pre-Christian times remind us of a great past.
The lowlands of the Ampurdán resemble an amphitheater surrounded by mountains, whose exit is at the Gulf of Roses.
We stay the night at Emilia's country house in the village of Garriguella, which lies in the wine growing district. The tasteful furnishing, the whirlpool and a nice ambience are perfect for relaxing. Emilia is well-known for her delicious Mediterranean cuisine which we can enjoy extensively.
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Garriguella


Day 7 (Friday): Gulf of Lion
Diligently our horses climb over the coastal mountains, the last foothills of the Pyrenees. Having reached the crest, a breath-taking panoramic view on the entire Gulf of Lion up to the mysterious mountain Canigó is awaiting us.
After a delicious picnic at the beach, we travel back to Emilia's country house. It's nearly time to say farewell. We enjoy our last dinner together and let a wonderful week come to an end.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight in Garriguella


Day 8 (Saturday): Hasta la vista!
Breakfast around 9:00am. Transfer to Barcelona or Girona. Departure or continue to another trail.
Meals included: Breakfast

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Wild Coast Wine Trail
Tour Code: IT-SPCA02
8 days / 7 nights ~$1,690.00
Dates : Feb-May, Sept-Nov

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 09/27 - 10/04 8d / 7n 8 day Trip 1 /10 Reserve
A 2020 10/11 - 10/18 8d / 7n 8 day Trip 1 /10 Reserve
A 2020 11/08 - 11/15 8d / 7n 8 day Trip 1 /10 Reserve
A 2020 11/22 - 11/29 8d / 7n 8 day Trip 1 /10 Reserve
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Tack: Trail saddles
Horses: Andalusian, Andalusian Cross and Spani...
Pace: Moderate. 3-5 hours in the saddle per ...

Airport: Barcelona, Girona
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