Bedroom 1
Bedroom 2
Breakfast room
Outside rooms
Sitting room no 1
Stables back at base
Swimming pool back at base
Canter!
Riding through Catalan villages
First day before departure on the ride
my horse grazing
Horses resting at lunchtime
Horses grazing at sunset
Lunch back at base
Swimming with your horse
mini trail to the sea
Having a break on the morning ride
Riding out
Ride by the lake in Catalonia
Tying up your horse for lunch
Splashing in the water
map of mini trail to beach 2015

Whilst enjoying the comfort of one comfortable inn, we ride in a different direction each day including a trail to the beach. Andalusian horses will adeptly guide you on this discovery trail deep into the heart of Catalonia where the riding is as varied as the ever changing landscapes of the region. There are plenty of opportunities to canter along the plains and meadows, over river valleys and through the winding forest trails.

Ride to medieval cobbled and walled villages and enjoy the famous Catalan cuisine and wines from the Empurdan region which are served throughout the ride. The diverse range of dishes, tapas and picnics making this a gastronomic way to discover the local area with opportunities to take days off or ride every day. A more relaxed experience than the trails with no pressure to ride each day or pack your bag each night.

Please Note: The opinions expressed in these reviews are the author's and do not necessarily reflect the views of Unicorn Trails Ltd. These reviews are "directly from the horses mouth" and unedited. Unicorn Trails may make additional comments for clarification clearly identified in red.

Review received from HV of Newport on 21/05/2018

Ride Summary
excellent - a few comments to make but non earth shattering!!
What was your overall impression of the holiday

Unicorn Trails sales staff
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Efficiency     (X) Excellent     (   ) Good     (   ) Fair     (   ) Poor
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Riding tour leader
Professionalism     (   ) Excellent     (X) Good     (   ) Fair     (   ) Poor     (   ) N/A
Horsemanship     (X) Excellent     (   ) Good     (   ) Fair     (   ) Poor     (   ) N/A
Pacing of Ride     (   ) Excellent     (X) Good     (   ) Fair     (   ) Poor     (   ) N/A
Concern for Safety     (X) Excellent     (   ) Good     (   ) Fair     (   ) Poor     (   ) N/A
Leadership     (   ) Excellent     (X) Good     (   ) Fair     (   ) Poor     (   ) N/A
Friendliness/availability     (   ) Excellent     (X) Good     (   ) Fair     (   ) Poor     (   ) N/A
Knowledge of local Culture     (   ) Excellent     (   ) Good     (X) Fair     (   ) Poor     (   ) N/A
Knowledge of local Flora/Fauna     (   ) Excellent     (   ) Good     (   ) Fair     (X) Poor     (   ) N/A
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Language skills     (   ) Excellent     (   ) Good     (X) Fair     (   ) Poor     (   ) N/A
Additional Comments
Ouir leader Sabina was not good at English (she was Polish!) but she made this up by her lovely personallity. We missed not having information about the areas, villages, flowers, history etc..
Horses and Tack
Condition of Horses     (X) Excellent     (   ) Good     (   ) Fair     (   ) Poor
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Performance of Horses     (X) Excellent     (   ) Good     (   ) Fair     (   ) Poor
Additional Comments
Very fit well mannered horses who knew their job. Light to ride and very sure footed. Very fast.
Meals
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Accommodation
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Weather     (X) Excellent     (   ) Good     (   ) Fair     (   ) Poor
Was this trip accurately described to you beforehand?
    (X) NO     (   ) YES
Please give more details to explain your response:
It was a very fast ride. Covering many miles a day. (max day 38 km, least ridden 24 km) This was an advanced riders ride only. We loved it but one lady in our group found the days too long and too fast.
Was there anything you should have known and were not told?     (   ) NO     (X) YES
Please give more details to explain your response:
No way of getting a coffee or drink in the evening at the accommodation. No bar available. This was a shame. If you did not drink beer or wine you were on water. Not near a village so no way of getting out at all.
What could we do to improve this ride?
Just give out more information on the speed of the ride. A Guide who spoke more english would be a bonus. Saying that we got on very well with Sabina.
How would you rate the difficulty of this ride out of 10 where 1 is very easy and 10 is very advanced?
8
Please explain why you scored it as you did:
Fast paced long days and difficult terrain to cover at times.
Would you recommend Unicorn Trails to your friends?
    (   ) NO     (X) YES
Please give more details to explain your response:
Had a lovely holiday would return to this ride again. We understand the accommodation is to change (approx 3/4 months) and that there will be facilities for a bar and coffee etc at the new farm base. This information came from Ramon and Anne.
May we use you as a reference for other people wishing to go on this ride?
    (   ) NO     (X) YES
Any other comments:
No. Had a lovely time thank you.
Unicorn comments: Thank you for your feedback. Glad you had a great time! :)

DAY 1 WELCOME 
Arrive at Masia la Palma (or similar) hotel. Before dinner we will go over the week's programme and sample some of the full-bodied local real wines. You will be told about the special characteristics of our trail horses. You will be given an opportunity for a one-to-one conversation designed to find every rider their perfect horse. Then you can enjoy dinner!

DAY 2 VALVERALLA LAKE
After a hearty breakfast we saddle up and prepare for the trail with the help and suggestions of your guide. The destination today is the nice Valveralla Lake with its forest of beech trees, meadows and fields, where we can enjoy spectacular views over the Gerona region and the mountains of Gavarres.
After a delicious picnic, we turn back to Masia la Palma, in the direction of the Fluvià river. On the way we pass through the medieval villages of Sant Miquel de Fluviá, Sant Mori and Saus, where we can stroll through the village and see the castle from the outside. We continue, alternating small villages with vast meadows and dense forests. Then we will have a short break for a coffee or a beer at the quiet village of Vilaür, a charming place that preserves the medieval wall. We will cross the East gate to enter the Main Square (where the Duquesa de Alba has a pretty house). Once we arrive, we can relax by the swimming pool until dinner.

DAY 3 HIPODROME OF BASCARA - ESPINAVESSA

After breakfast and preparing the horses, we will leave through tracks surrounded by Mediterranean forest. The mountain creeks offer amazing views of prairies and meadows. We will then reach Fluvià River, near the village of Báscara with its famous hippodrome, where we will test our gallop. The picnic will take place at Masía La Palma. On our way we will find country cottages and churches, all surrounded by olive groves and cereal fields. Then, we will turn back through the villages of Parets de l’Empordá and Galliners. Today it’s a long day in the saddle.

DAY 4 TER RIVER - COLOMERS

After another delicious breakfast we saddle up our horses and ride through forests, meadows and fields, to Riera de Llampaies, our destination today and we will discover the magnificent Baix Empordá. We will have our daily picnic at Colomers, near the Ter River where we can have a nap under the beech trees. We follow our route crossing the quiet villages of Vilopriu and Saus back home. There we can offer a fresh shower to our horses and have a swim in the swimming pool before dinner.

DAY 5 ARENYS D'EMPORDÁ
We saddle up our horses and leave in the direction of the Fluvià River. On the way we pass through pine and oak forests near the villages of Saus and Sant Mori. Then we will arrive at sant Miquel de Fluviá and have our daily picnic in front of the river under the shade of the trees. In the afternoon, coming back to Can Sort, we will cross Arenys d’Empordá, where we can see the castle Palau de Santa Eulalia, and continue through the characterful villages of Vilajoan and Calabuig with its tower/church that dominates the entire valley. Return for dinner.

DAY 6 SANT MARTÍ D'EMPURIES
Today we prepare to take our horses to the beach which is what we've been looking forward to all week! Firstly though we have a full day of riding to do to get there. Tonight the horses will sleep in a cane field near the sea. We make a gentle descent on paths surrounded by meadows, past Saus up until Ventalló and Palau Borrell for a delicious picnic beside the private Garriga Castle, in Sant Feliu de la Garriga. In the afternoon we pass Viladamat and Albons, alternating trotting and some cantering. It seems that our horses smell the sea breeze. We pass Mas Vilanera, which has an old mill and is near the village of L'Escala, and reach Sant Martí d’Empuries. At the end of the beach is an old Greek pier, dating from the sixth century BC, where we will leave our horses in paddocks and then go back to Masia la Palma by car.

DAY 7 THE BEACH
We get up early for breakfast and then move to where we left the horses yesterday afternoon. We mount and trot beside a stream for a few minutes until we reach the sea, at the beginning of the bay of Roses. We will continue to gallop along the beach, stopping occasionally to enter the water until almost wetting our feet. After a long eight kilometres of golden sands and sparkling sea, we turn to go back home through orchards and paddy fields. After riding through silent woods and streams we stop for a relaxing lunch next to an old “tintaría”. We return to the hills to reach Vilaür, enjoying our last route in the Empordà mountain range, at the heart of the Costa Brava.

DAY 8 ADIOS AMIGOS

Breakfast and departure…. we hope to see each other again soon!!

Please note that, subject to availability, the hotels named here may be changed for another hotel of similar standard

We think our hosts in Catalonia are some of the best in the business! They offer a range of rides and in the unusual event of a ride not confirming ie. there are 3 or less riders, an alternative rail or based ride will be offered and the difference in price refunded so you can book your flights with confidence.

On this horse riding holiday, you will need to dismount and walk next to your horse over short distances so good walking boots are required.

Transfers
Set group transfers take place on Sundays so if the 7 night option (Programme A) has been booked then the return group transfer price is applicable (see 'Transfer' in information box above).

For riders who have booked for less than 7 nights, the group transfer price may not be applicable, depending on how many people are arriving on that day (minimum 4 people for a group transfer). If the minimum number is not reached then a private taxi can be booked by your hosts at a cost of €40 one-way from Girona and €185 one-way from Barcelona. Riders will then join the normal group transfer on the departure day, Sunday, and will pay for a one-way group transfer.

For non-group transfers, the private taxi transfers are €60-€70 one-way from Girona and €200-€250 one-way from Barcelona. These prices are subject to change depending on the taxi company and time of transfer.

All transfers are payable on-site.

Riding Programmes:
8 days, 7 nights, 6 days riding - Sunday to Sunday
7 days, 6 nights, 5 days riding - Monday to Sunday
6 days, 5 nights, 4 days riding - Tuesday to Sunday
5 days, 4 nights, 3 days riding - Wednesday to Sunday
4 days, 3 nights, 2 days riding - Thursday to Sunday

Please note: All itineraries are given for your guidance only and it may be altered on the ground and in accordance with the prevailing conditions by the organising team.

Horses & Riding

The horses used for rides are well-schooled pure or crossbred Andalusians. 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 oftentimes rough terrain.



The tack is English and trekking style and most horses are ridden in snaffles. English saddles and trekking saddles are utilised. Saddle bags are provided to carry items required during the day and for picnic lunches. You will be paired with a suitable horse based on your experience and preferences, but if for any reason after the first day you feel that you are not well matched then just let your guide know and you will be given another horse.

Rider requirements

To participate in this trip you must be a reasonably competent rider (English style). 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 groom and tack up their own horse each day in preparation for rides.

Your guide will go over the week's programme when you first arrive (usually at dinner on the first night), explaining the special characteristics of the Andalusian trail horse and of the tack used, then discussing each rider's ability, experience and their preference as to the kind of horse they would like to ride. The minimum age for this ride is 14 years.

Weight Limit

The weight limit for this ride is 14 st/198 lb/90 kg, please enquire if you are an experienced rider exceeding this weight.

Masaia la Palma hotel or Can Sort guesthouse. Can Sort is a large farmhouse and the 'logistical' home to the Catalonia Trails team and their horses. It is situated on the slopes of a hill overlooking the extensive plains of the Ampurdán and the Bahia de Rosas. The snowy peaks of the Pyrenees can also been seen in the distance. The atmosphere at Can Sort is tranquil and relaxing; enjoy the large swimming pool, the extensive gardens, the friendly staff and of course the traditional Catalan cuisine! Bedrooms are spacious with en-suite bathrooms and some have terraces or open out directly onto the garden.

The horses are turned-out in the large green meadows surrounding the farmhouse and the stables are on your doorstep.


The meals are plentiful and contain many typically Catalan dishes as well as regular European dishes. Breakfast is substantial, lunches are either saddle-bag picnics (extensive with quiche/salted cakes/chorizo/Catalan cured meat/fruit/cheese/ham/wine/biscuits/chocolate) or sit-down lunches at a table prepared by the back-up team (hot food/mixed salads/cheese/biscuits/fruit). Dinners are 3-4 course and accompanied by good local wines.


A bottle of local cava is never far away and the atmosphere is very welcoming. The team always tries to showcase their regional and Catalan products resulting in beautifully prepared meals for all to enjoy!


Please note that, subject to availability, the hotels named here may be changed for another hotel of similar standard

Vegetarian or other dietary requirements can be accommodated with advanced notice. Please contact Unicorn Trails with requests.

Documents - Visa and Consulate Info

Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct documentation in place for your trip. If Visa’s are required the requirements can change from year to year depending on diplomatic relations. Please request information from the appropriate Consulate in your home country. Unicorn Trails will assist with any questions you have or supply any necessary supporting documents as required by the consulate on request.

General information:

Visa are not required for U.K. or other European nationals. In the UK the British Foreign Office gives travel advice on travel insurance, passport and visas, health and vaccinations, legal issues and emergency issues. They can be reached on 0207 008 0232/0233 or at www.fco.gov.uk

The British Consulate in Madrid is at the Calle de Fernando el Santo 16, 28010 Madrid. Tel: +34 91 7008200. Email: commerce@ukinspain.com www.ukinspain.com.

The Spanish Embassy in the U.K can be found at 39 Chesham Place, London SW1X 8SB. Tel: (020) 7235 5555.

Climate Summary

Due to the interaction of Mediterranean and mountain climate in this region, you will find ideal conditions for horse back riding the whole year round. In spring the climate is mild, summer is not too hot, the autumn pleasantly warm and winter with its clear air, not too cold. Especially recommended are March and April as well as November!

Climate Chart

Health

No special health precautions are required for visits to Spain, for further details please see your local doctor. We do advise taking plenty of sunscreen!

For up to date information on specific health concerns please contact the Medical Advisors For Travellers Abroad. Their website can be found at www.masta.org

Electricity

Voltage is the same as in the UK and most appliances such as battery chargers for videos, hair dryers etc. can be plugged in with appropriate adapters. These are available for purchase at most airports and travel shops.

230V 50HZ with a two pronged round pin plug

Film and Camera Equipment

Good quality film is widely available for purchase as well as batteries (normal, alkaline and lithium). There is electricity available each night to recharge cameras and batteries. There is good mobile reception in some part of most days. At the base the mobile reception is variable but there is free wifi.

Packing List

We recommend wearing jodhpurs, as these protect your legs from soreness, and you will find a light-weight, cotton pair, more comfortable during the summer months. You may need two pairs if you are on one of the longer rides.

Your riding boots should have a sole with tread and be comfortable for walking, as you are certain to lead your horse on some occasions. Jodhpur boots and half-chaps are a more flexible combination for comfort and leg protection than long riding boots.

A long-sleeved shirt is recommended for protection against the sun and against scratches when riding through undergrowth.

Lightweight riding gloves are useful, as is a "bum bag" to contain your camera and any other items you may need during your ride.

We strongly recommend taking a water-bottle, especially on trail rides, which can be refilled en-route; these can be carried in the saddle-bags provided.

A light cotton scarf can help to avoid breathing in too much dust in dry areas.

Bring sunglasses, also to protect your eyes from dust.

Suncream and lip balm are also recommended.

It is essential that you bring good wet weather gear. Although it rains very little, when it does it is normally a heavy downpour, consequently a jacket or cape and waterproof trousers are a good idea.

Please bring a photocopy of your travel insurance certificate with you.

Last but not least... do not forget your bathing suit!

Programmes

This ride is available on set dates with 8d/7n/6 days riding and can be confirmed online. Shorter stays are available from 5 days upwards. Please let us know if you wish to book another date, we can confirm new dates on request for 4 or more riders between February and November.

Departure Dates

2018:23** Sept, 7, 21 Oct, 4 Nov (** denotes high season) Other dates on request
2019: 24 Feb; 17, 24 Mar; 5** May; 2** Jun; 1**, 8**, 15**, 22**, 29** Sept; 6**, 13, 20, 27 Oct; 3, 10, 17 Nov. (** denotes high season) Other dates on request.

Pricing
No single supplement is charged if the rider is willing to share with someone of the same sex, and a sharer can be found.


No of   
days/nights
Riding days Product item description £
2018 Low Season 8d/7n8d/7n6double pp1,059
2018 Low Season 8d/7n8d/7n6single supplement199
2018 Low Season 8d/7n8d/7n6non rider half board709
2018 Low Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5double pp909
2018 Low Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5single supplement169
2018 Low Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5non-rider609
2018 Low Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4double pp759
2018 Low Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4single supplement139
2018 Low Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4non-rider505
2018 Low Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3double pp605
2018 Low Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3single supplement195
2018 Low Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3non rider half board405
2018 Mid Season 8d/7n8d/7n6double pp1,155
2018 Mid Season 8d/7n8d/7n6single supplement199
2018 Mid Season 8d/7n8d/7n6non rider half board805
2018 Mid Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5double pp989
2018 Mid Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5single supplement169
2018 Mid Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5non-rider689
2018 Mid Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4double pp825
2018 Mid Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4single supplement139
2018 Mid Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4non-rider575
2018 Mid Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3double pp659
2018 Mid Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3single supplement115
2018 Mid Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3non rider half board405
2018 High Season 8d/7n8d/7n6double pp1,219
2018 High Season 8d/7n8d/7n6single supplement115
2018 High Season 8d/7n8d/7n6non rider half board869
2018 High Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5double pp1,045
2018 High Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5single supplement169
2018 High Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5non-rider745
2018 High Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3double pp699
2018 High Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3single supplement115
2018 High Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3non-rider405
2018 High Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4double pp869
2018 High Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4single supplement139
2018 High Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4non-rider619
2019 Low Season 8d/7n8d/7n6double pp1,059
2019 Low Season 8d/7n8d/7n6single supplement199
2019 Low Season 8d/7n8d/7n6non rider half board709
2019 Low Season 6d/5n6d/5n4double pp759
2019 Low Season 6d/5n6d/5n4single supplement139
2019 Low Season 6d/5n6d/5n4non rider half board505
2019 Low Season 5d/4n5d/4n3double pp605
2019 Low Season 5d/4n5d/4n3single supplement115
2019 Low Season 5d/4n5d/4n3non rider half board405
2019 Low Season 4d/3n4d/3n2double pp455
2019 Low Season 4d/3n4d/3n2single supplement85
2019 Low Season 4d/3n4d/3n2non rider half board305
2019 Mid Season 8d/7n8d/7n6double pp1,155
2019 Mid Season 8d/7n8d/7n6single supplement199
2019 Mid Season 8d/7n8d/7n6non rider half board805
2019 Mid Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5double pp989
2019 Mid Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5single supplement169
2019 Mid Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5non-rider689
2019 Mid Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4double pp825
2019 Mid Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4single supplement139
2019 Mid Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4non-rider575
2019 Mid Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3double pp659
2019 Mid Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3single supplement115
2019 Mid Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3non rider half board459
2019 Mid Season 4d/3n4d/3n2double pp495
2019 Mid Season 4d/3n4d/3n2single supplement85
2019 Mid Season 4d/3n4d/3n2non rider half board345
2019 High Season 8d/7n8d/7n6double pp1,219
2019 High Season 8d/7n8d/7n6single supplement115
2019 High Season 8d/7n8d/7n6non rider half board869
2019 High Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5double pp1,045
2019 High Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5single supplement169
2019 High Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5non-rider745
2019 High Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4double pp869
2019 High Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4single supplement139
2019 High Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4non-rider619
2019 High Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3double pp699
2019 High Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3single supplement115
2019 High Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3non-rider495
2019 High Season 4d/3n4d/3n2double pp525
2019 High Season 4d/3n4d/3n2single supplement85
2019 High Season 4d/3n4d/3n2non rider half board375
No of   
days/nights
Riding days Product item description
2018 Low Season 8d/7n8d/7n6double pp1,159
2018 Low Season 8d/7n8d/7n6single supplement215
2018 Low Season 8d/7n8d/7n6non rider half board775
2018 Low Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5double pp995
2018 Low Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5single supplement185
2018 Low Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5non-rider665
2018 Low Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4double pp829
2018 Low Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4single supplement155
2018 Low Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4non-rider555
2018 Low Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3double pp665
2018 Low Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3single supplement215
2018 Low Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3non rider half board445
2018 Mid Season 8d/7n8d/7n6double pp1,265
2018 Mid Season 8d/7n8d/7n6single supplement215
2018 Mid Season 8d/7n8d/7n6non rider half board879
2018 Mid Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5double pp1,085
2018 Mid Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5single supplement185
2018 Mid Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5non-rider755
2018 Mid Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4double pp905
2018 Mid Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4single supplement155
2018 Mid Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4non-rider629
2018 Mid Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3double pp725
2018 Mid Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3single supplement125
2018 Mid Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3non rider half board445
2018 High Season 8d/7n8d/7n6double pp1,335
2018 High Season 8d/7n8d/7n6single supplement125
2018 High Season 8d/7n8d/7n6non rider half board949
2018 High Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5double pp1,145
2018 High Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5single supplement185
2018 High Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5non-rider815
2018 High Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3double pp765
2018 High Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3single supplement125
2018 High Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3non-rider445
2018 High Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4double pp955
2018 High Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4single supplement155
2018 High Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4non-rider679
2019 Low Season 8d/7n8d/7n6double pp1,159
2019 Low Season 8d/7n8d/7n6single supplement215
2019 Low Season 8d/7n8d/7n6non rider half board775
2019 Low Season 6d/5n6d/5n4double pp829
2019 Low Season 6d/5n6d/5n4single supplement155
2019 Low Season 6d/5n6d/5n4non rider half board555
2019 Low Season 5d/4n5d/4n3double pp665
2019 Low Season 5d/4n5d/4n3single supplement125
2019 Low Season 5d/4n5d/4n3non rider half board445
2019 Low Season 4d/3n4d/3n2double pp499
2019 Low Season 4d/3n4d/3n2single supplement92
2019 Low Season 4d/3n4d/3n2non rider half board335
2019 Mid Season 8d/7n8d/7n6double pp1,265
2019 Mid Season 8d/7n8d/7n6single supplement215
2019 Mid Season 8d/7n8d/7n6non rider half board879
2019 Mid Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5double pp1,085
2019 Mid Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5single supplement185
2019 Mid Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5non-rider755
2019 Mid Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4double pp905
2019 Mid Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4single supplement155
2019 Mid Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4non-rider629
2019 Mid Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3double pp725
2019 Mid Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3single supplement125
2019 Mid Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3non rider half board505
2019 Mid Season 4d/3n4d/3n2double pp545
2019 Mid Season 4d/3n4d/3n2single supplement92
2019 Mid Season 4d/3n4d/3n2non rider half board379
2019 High Season 8d/7n8d/7n6double pp1,335
2019 High Season 8d/7n8d/7n6single supplement125
2019 High Season 8d/7n8d/7n6non rider half board949
2019 High Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5double pp1,145
2019 High Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5single supplement185
2019 High Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5non-rider815
2019 High Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4double pp955
2019 High Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4single supplement155
2019 High Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4non-rider679
2019 High Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3double pp765
2019 High Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3single supplement125
2019 High Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3non-rider545
2019 High Season 4d/3n4d/3n2double pp575
2019 High Season 4d/3n4d/3n2single supplement92
2019 High Season 4d/3n4d/3n2non rider half board409
No of   
days/nights
Riding days Product item description $
2018 Low Season 8d/7n8d/7n6double pp1,385
2018 Low Season 8d/7n8d/7n6single supplement259
2018 Low Season 8d/7n8d/7n6non rider half board925
2018 Low Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5double pp1,189
2018 Low Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5single supplement219
2018 Low Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5non-rider795
2018 Low Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4double pp989
2018 Low Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4single supplement185
2018 Low Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4non-rider659
2018 Low Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3double pp789
2018 Low Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3single supplement255
2018 Low Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3non rider half board529
2018 Mid Season 8d/7n8d/7n6double pp1,509
2018 Mid Season 8d/7n8d/7n6single supplement259
2018 Mid Season 8d/7n8d/7n6non rider half board1,049
2018 Mid Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5double pp1,295
2018 Mid Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5single supplement219
2018 Mid Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5non-rider899
2018 Mid Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4double pp1,079
2018 Mid Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4single supplement185
2018 Mid Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4non-rider749
2018 Mid Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3double pp865
2018 Mid Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3single supplement149
2018 Mid Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3non rider half board529
2018 High Season 8d/7n8d/7n6double pp1,595
2018 High Season 8d/7n8d/7n6single supplement149
2018 High Season 8d/7n8d/7n6non rider half board1,135
2018 High Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5double pp1,365
2018 High Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5single supplement219
2018 High Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5non-rider975
2018 High Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3double pp909
2018 High Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3single supplement149
2018 High Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3non-rider529
2018 High Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4double pp1,139
2018 High Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4single supplement185
2018 High Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4non-rider809
2019 Low Season 8d/7n8d/7n6double pp1,385
2019 Low Season 8d/7n8d/7n6single supplement259
2019 Low Season 8d/7n8d/7n6non rider half board925
2019 Low Season 6d/5n6d/5n4double pp989
2019 Low Season 6d/5n6d/5n4single supplement185
2019 Low Season 6d/5n6d/5n4non rider half board659
2019 Low Season 5d/4n5d/4n3double pp789
2019 Low Season 5d/4n5d/4n3single supplement149
2019 Low Season 5d/4n5d/4n3non rider half board529
2019 Low Season 4d/3n4d/3n2double pp595
2019 Low Season 4d/3n4d/3n2single supplement109
2019 Low Season 4d/3n4d/3n2non rider half board399
2019 Mid Season 8d/7n8d/7n6double pp1,509
2019 Mid Season 8d/7n8d/7n6single supplement259
2019 Mid Season 8d/7n8d/7n6non rider half board1,049
2019 Mid Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5double pp1,295
2019 Mid Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5single supplement219
2019 Mid Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5non-rider899
2019 Mid Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4double pp1,079
2019 Mid Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4single supplement185
2019 Mid Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4non-rider749
2019 Mid Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3double pp865
2019 Mid Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3single supplement149
2019 Mid Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3non rider half board599
2019 Mid Season 4d/3n4d/3n2double pp649
2019 Mid Season 4d/3n4d/3n2single supplement109
2019 Mid Season 4d/3n4d/3n2non rider half board449
2019 High Season 8d/7n8d/7n6double pp1,595
2019 High Season 8d/7n8d/7n6single supplement149
2019 High Season 8d/7n8d/7n6non rider half board1,135
2019 High Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5double pp1,365
2019 High Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5single supplement219
2019 High Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5non-rider975
2019 High Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4double pp1,139
2019 High Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4single supplement185
2019 High Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4non-rider809
2019 High Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3double pp909
2019 High Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3single supplement149
2019 High Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3non-rider649
2019 High Season 4d/3n4d/3n2double pp685
2019 High Season 4d/3n4d/3n2single supplement109
2019 High Season 4d/3n4d/3n2non rider half board485
No of   
days/nights
Riding days Product item description SEK
2018 Low Season 8d/7n8d/7n6double pp12,275
2018 Low Season 8d/7n8d/7n6single supplement2,275
2018 Low Season 8d/7n8d/7n6non rider half board8,199
2018 Low Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5double pp10,525
2018 Low Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5single supplement1,949
2018 Low Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5non-rider7,029
2018 Low Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4double pp8,769
2018 Low Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4single supplement1,625
2018 Low Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4non-rider5,859
2018 Low Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3double pp7,015
2018 Low Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3single supplement2,255
2018 Low Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3non rider half board4,685
2018 Mid Season 8d/7n8d/7n6double pp13,389
2018 Mid Season 8d/7n8d/7n6single supplement2,275
2018 Mid Season 8d/7n8d/7n6non rider half board9,315
2018 Mid Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5double pp11,475
2018 Mid Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5single supplement1,949
2018 Mid Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5non-rider7,985
2018 Mid Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4double pp9,565
2018 Mid Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4single supplement1,625
2018 Mid Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4non-rider6,655
2018 Mid Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3double pp7,649
2018 Mid Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3single supplement1,299
2018 Mid Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3non rider half board4,685
2018 High Season 8d/7n8d/7n6double pp14,129
2018 High Season 8d/7n8d/7n6single supplement1,319
2018 High Season 8d/7n8d/7n6non rider half board10,055
2018 High Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5double pp12,109
2018 High Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5single supplement1,949
2018 High Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5non-rider8,619
2018 High Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3double pp8,075
2018 High Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3single supplement1,299
2018 High Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3non-rider4,685
2018 High Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4double pp10,095
2018 High Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4single supplement1,625
2018 High Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4non-rider7,179
2019 Low Season 8d/7n8d/7n6double pp12,275
2019 Low Season 8d/7n8d/7n6single supplement2,275
2019 Low Season 8d/7n8d/7n6non rider half board8,199
2019 Low Season 6d/5n6d/5n4double pp8,769
2019 Low Season 6d/5n6d/5n4single supplement1,625
2019 Low Season 6d/5n6d/5n4non rider half board5,859
2019 Low Season 5d/4n5d/4n3double pp7,015
2019 Low Season 5d/4n5d/4n3single supplement1,299
2019 Low Season 5d/4n5d/4n3non rider half board4,685
2019 Low Season 4d/3n4d/3n2double pp5,265
2019 Low Season 4d/3n4d/3n2single supplement975
2019 Low Season 4d/3n4d/3n2non rider half board3,515
2019 Mid Season 8d/7n8d/7n6double pp13,389
2019 Mid Season 8d/7n8d/7n6single supplement2,275
2019 Mid Season 8d/7n8d/7n6non rider half board9,315
2019 Mid Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5double pp11,475
2019 Mid Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5single supplement1,949
2019 Mid Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5non-rider7,985
2019 Mid Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4double pp9,565
2019 Mid Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4single supplement1,625
2019 Mid Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4non-rider6,655
2019 Mid Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3double pp7,649
2019 Mid Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3single supplement1,299
2019 Mid Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3non rider half board5,325
2019 Mid Season 4d/3n4d/3n2double pp5,739
2019 Mid Season 4d/3n4d/3n2single supplement975
2019 Mid Season 4d/3n4d/3n2non rider half board3,989
2019 High Season 8d/7n8d/7n6double pp14,129
2019 High Season 8d/7n8d/7n6single supplement1,319
2019 High Season 8d/7n8d/7n6non rider half board10,055
2019 High Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5double pp12,109
2019 High Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5single supplement1,949
2019 High Season - 7d/6n7d/6n5non-rider8,619
2019 High Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4double pp10,095
2019 High Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4single supplement1,625
2019 High Season - 6d/5n6d/5n4non-rider7,179
2019 High Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3double pp8,075
2019 High Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3single supplement1,299
2019 High Season - 5d/4n5d/4n3non-rider5,745
2019 High Season 4d/3n4d/3n2double pp6,055
2019 High Season 4d/3n4d/3n2single supplement975
2019 High Season 4d/3n4d/3n2non rider half board4,309
Wildlife

The flora and fauna in this region is plentiful and varied. On the plains you'll come across plenty of livestock such as herds of sheep and cattle as well as wild boar, deer and many species of birds. As you climb higher into the mountains you may be lucky to see mountain goats and eagles soaring. The flora is really special. Meadows of sweet smelling and colourful wild flowers such as, lavender, thyme and sunflowers. Walnut groves, beech and oak forests make for cool riding and provide perfect shade for a relaxing picnic.

Other Information

Non-riders can easily join this holiday while their travelling companions ride. At Can Sort non-riders can relax by the pool or in the gardens or perhaps have a horse riding lesson? The area surrounding Can Sort has a wealth of opportunities, from visiting the Dali Museum in Figueres to visiting the beaches near l'Escala or taking in the sights and sounds of Gerona.
Car-hire is recommended although taxi's can be easily booked and are not very expensive. It is usually possible to find the riders for a picnic lunch too. Please note that lunches are not included in the non-rider price.

Other Country Information

Spain is a beautiful and diverse country, the second largest in Europe. The official language is Castilian Spanish but Catalan, Galician and Basque are also spoken. Territory includes two island archipelagos – the Balearics and the Canaries – and two enclaves on the North African coast, bordering Morocco – Ceuta and Melilla. The African influence can be found throughout Spain but especially in the south, for example the guitar was invented by the Spanish when they added a sixth string to the Arab lute. Music and art permeates Spanish culture, most obviously displayed in the fire and passion of the Flamenco and the stunning modern architecture found in the cities.

The famous siesta is still enjoyed by the majority of Spaniards, most shops close at lunchtime for two or three hours so everyone can escape the often scorching afternoon sun. Evening meals are served late into the evening with plenty of wine or sangria. Often meals can last two or three hours, especially if your host is serving Tapas, small and varied dishes of meats, bread, vegetables. Paella is also a delight and very popular across the country.

Spain is one hour ahead of GMT and they use the metric weights and measures system, so kilometres and kilograms instead of miles and pounds. There is approximately 1.6 kilometres in a mile and 2.2 pounds in a kilogram. The international dialling code for Spain is +34.

Travel Summary

Meeting-point (getting there):
Barcelona (BCN) or Girona (GRO) Airports
Transfer:
2018/2019: payable locally - €90 return from Barcelona (18:00 pick-up, 11:30 drop-off, 2hrs), €60 return from Girona (19:30 pick-up, 10:30 drop-off, 45min) per person.
Flight Guide:
London - Girona or Barcelona from £50 return. Please see "getting there" for flight information
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