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Peneda Gerês National Park Ride


Peneda Gerês National Park Ride
Northern Portugal Portugal

Close to the northern border between Portugal and Spain lies the Peneda-Geres National Park, a region of varied habitats which range from the high granite mountain landscapes to dense oak forests. Not only is this a beautiful, natural landscape but it is also the territory of a large predator, the magical Iberian Wolf, a species which your hosts have studied closely for several years. In your exploration of this peaceful region you will look for signs of the wolves' passage, visit fojos (ancient stone traps to catch the wolf) and talk about the history and legends surrounding the species. You may also be treated to one of the most enchanting sounds in nature - the howl of the wolf.

In addition to the wolf, the wild Garrano horse also roams this area freely. The rides often pass herds of these horses which is a wonderful sight to behold. Some of the riding horses used are also from the Garrano breed (the others used being Lusitanos, another Portuguese breed). This ride will take you through the oak woods and groves of birch, natural shelter for roe deer and wild boar, as well as patches of chestnut and holly trees which are inhabited by squirrels. Jays and orioles rest along the cliffs where you might also catch a glimpse of an eagle and some rare species of crow.

This riding holiday has been designed for true nature enthusiasts who wish to contemplate the natural jewels of the Iberian peninsula in the company of a good horse. The landscapes feature the natural pools of the Laboreiro river, hot water thermal baths, ancient paths and, of course one of the main peaks in the park, the Peneda Mountain.

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Center-based ride

Meeting: Castro Laboreiro
Airport: Porto
Transfer: Porto Airport
Riders: Min 1 riders
Max 6 riders

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    Peneda Gerês National Park Ride
    Tour Code: IT-PTPGNP
    8 days / 7 nights ~$1,870.00
    Dates : Apr-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 2021 07/24 - 07/31 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 1 /6 Expired
    B 2021 07/24 - 07/28 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP 1 /6 Expired
    B 2021 07/31 - 08/04 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP 1 /6 Expired
    A 2021 07/31 - 08/07 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 1 /6 Expired
    A 2021 08/07 - 08/14 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 1 /6 Expired
    B 2021 08/07 - 08/11 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP 1 /6 Expired
    B 2021 08/14 - 08/18 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP 1 /6 Expired
    A 2021 08/14 - 08/21 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 1 /6 Expired
    A 2021 08/21 - 08/28 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 1 /6 Expired
    B 2021 08/21 - 08/25 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP 1 /6 Expired
    B 2021 08/28 - 09/01 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP 1 /6 Expired
    A 2021 08/28 - 09/04 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 1 /6 Expired
    A 2021 09/04 - 09/11 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 1 /6 Expired
    B 2021 09/04 - 09/08 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP 1 /6 Expired
    B 2021 09/11 - 09/15 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP 1 /6 Expired
    A 2021 09/11 - 09/18 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 1 /6 Expired
    A 2021 09/18 - 09/25 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 1 /6 Expired
    B 2021 09/18 - 09/22 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP 1 /6 Expired
    B 2021 09/25 - 09/29 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP 1 /6 Reserve
    A 2021 09/25 - 10/02 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 1 /6 Reserve
    A 2021 10/02 - 10/09 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 1 /6 Reserve
    B 2021 10/02 - 10/06 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP 1 /6 Reserve
    B 2021 10/09 - 10/13 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP 1 /6 Reserve
    A 2021 10/09 - 10/16 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 1 /6 Reserve
    A 2021 10/16 - 10/23 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 1 /6 Reserve
    B 2021 10/16 - 10/20 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP 1 /6 Reserve
    B 2021 10/23 - 10/27 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP 1 /6 Reserve
    A 2021 10/23 - 10/30 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 1 /6 Reserve
    A 2021 10/30 - 11/06 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 1 /6 Reserve
    B 2021 10/30 - 11/03 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP 1 /6 Reserve
    B 2021 11/06 - 11/10 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP 1 /6 Reserve
    A 2021 11/06 - 11/13 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 1 /6 Reserve
    A 2021 11/13 - 11/20 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 1 /6 Reserve
    B 2021 11/13 - 11/17 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP 1 /6 Reserve
    B 2021 11/20 - 11/24 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP 1 /6 Reserve
    A 2021 11/20 - 11/27 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 1 /6 Reserve
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    Tack: English
    Horses: Lusitano and Garrano horses
    Pace: Approx 2 to 4 hours per riding day
    Walk, Trot, Canter, Gallop,
    Airport: Porto
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