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3 Day Hispanity Route to the Royal Monastery of Guadalupe Horse Riding Holiday in Spain
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Spain Horse Riding Holiday

The Equestrian Center Dehesas Extremeñas, in the town of Navalmoral de la Mata, from where you will depart, is located in the heart of the Campo Arañuelo region, strategically surrounded by natural, historic, and cultural enclaves of great importance. You will leave for the town of Guadalupe, crossing areas of scrubland, a forest of chestnut trees, oaks, and cork oaks, up to the thicket in areas of poor and slate soil with abundant water currents.

Key Information

  • Rider Weight Limit: 220 pounds / 100 kilograms
  • Tack Type: English Tack
  • Horse Breed: Mixed, Crusader

Highlights

  • 3 horse riding days
  • Total riding time of approximately 17 hours
  • Transportation of luggage in the car during the route
  • Spanish and English-speaking equestrian guide with an accredited degree
  • Daily full board meals with wine, water, and soft drinks
  • Support vehicle during the entire route
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • 2 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Styles


3 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
Group size: 4-10 participants
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Accommodation

During this holiday, you will be staying in a rural hotel, Hotel Rural Las Mozas, with more than 30 years of experience in hospitality where you can enjoy a very familiar treatment and homemade dishes made with the best products on earth such as crumbs, kid or suckling pig, among others. You will be provided with a shared room for two, there would be a supplement if you would like to stay in a private room.

Program

With a varied fauna that turns hunting and fishing into a true traditional activity, typical of the Comarca de los Ibores, make stops at emblematic sites such as Porch of the Curia ("The Mármoles"), the Roman ruins of Augustóbriga, and the hamlet of La Avellaneda, in the middle valley of the Ibor river.

Pernoctermos, in the town of Castañar de Ibor, is an intermediate point of the route to finally reach Guadalupe, where anyone who wishes can visit the splendid Royal Monastery of Guadalupe, a monument of remarkable importance, the main Monastery of the Jerónimo Order, and exceptional exponent of the architecture for its diversity and variety of styles.

Day 1: Navalmoral de la Mata - Bohonal of Ibor.

After the arrival of clients, the first objective is to evaluate the level of knowledge of the riders in the equestrian center. After contact with riders, amazons, allocation of horses and equipment, embark on a route to the town of Valdehuncar, among oak forests and extensive farms dedicated to livestock activity, ascending slightly through "the hills of Valdehuncar."

Stop and eat on the banks of the Tagus River. After lunch, pass by the Porch of the Curia ("Los Mármoles"), the Roman ruins of Augustóbriga. Arrive at Bohonal de Ibor, the accommodation of horses and riders.

Day 2: Bohonal de Ibor - Navalvillar de Ibor

You will see an Impressive route for its scenic beauty. Travel on most of the stretches following the course of the Ibor River with spectacular vegetation and fauna, crossing areas of scrubland, holm oaks, cork oaks, and enjoying panoramic views of great beauty due to the differences in levels throughout the journey.

During the whole ride, ride through the Viteruercas Ibores Jara Geopark where you will appreciate a landscape alternating between vegetation and rock formations such as the typical stones, which are superficial geological formations associated with the fragmentation of the outcrops of the quartzite strata.

This circumstance makes the landscape that you will enjoy an overwhelming sensation of wild nature. Have lunch on the banks of the river Ibor at the height of Castañar and arrive at Navalvillar de Ibor, where the horses will spend the night.

Day 3: Navalvillar de Ibor - Guadalupe

Start the last section to Guadalupe, continue with the wonderful natural landscape of the Ibores until you reach Guadalupe. Take advantage of the shelter of the Ibor River, you will once again make the stop for meals, enjoying the shadows provided by the abundant riverbank vegetation along the river.

Arrive in Guadalupe where those who wish may visit the Monastery (subject to arrival time, not including guided tours or other services). Conditioned by the authorization of the City Council, you can water your horses in the same square as the Monastery. Say your farewells and the end of the route.

Important Information

  • Previous meeting to see the technical characteristics of the route. (Compulsory)
  • Mandatory use of a helmet (in the case of non-acceptance of the rule under any circumstance, the equestrian center places at the disposal of the client the document of the resignation of responsibility, by which it will be able to carry out the routes without the helmet under its responsibility.) (Compulsory)
  • Riding equipment of the rider (helmet, pants, gloves, raincoat, etc.) (Optional)
  • The activities and schedules reflected in the program may suffer modifications due to weather conditions.

Rider Skill Level Allowed

  • Level 2: Low

Rider who is able to climb and descend without help, controls the pace, moderate trot in length, and short gallops.

  • Level 3: Medium

Rider who has a firm step, is confident and controls in all rhythms (including trot and gallop) but does not travel regularly.

  • Level 4: High

Intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and feels comfortable in the chair for at least six hours a day.

  • Level 5: Expert

Rider who meets the above requirements and who is capable of handling an energetic horse in the open.

Tour Guides

Dehesas Extremeñas Centro Ecuestre has two Sports Technical Guides in Riding with extensive experience in equestrian routes, experience in RAID (Endurance) competitions nationwide at the highest level, experience in dressage competitions, experience in jumping obstacles and speaks the English language with a university degree.

Location

The horse route of this holiday is to Guadalupe, crossing the Villuercas-Ibores-Jara Geopark. This Ruta de la Hispanidad is a spectacular tour on horseback where you will see the Royal Monastery of Guadalupe, a pilgrimage center in the most important Iberian Peninsula after Santiago de Compostela declared it a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993.

Food

Daily full board meals are included, as well as wine, water, and soft drinks.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Soda
  • Alcoholic beverages

What's included

  • 3 riding days (Total of 17 riding hours)
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Daily full board meals with wine, water, and soft drinks (Lunch picnic for the days en route)
  • Spanish and English-speaking equestrian guide with an accredited degree
  • Horse during the equestrian activity
  • Feeding and lodging of horses of clients
  • Support vehicle during the entire route.
  • Transportation of luggage in the car during the route
  • Roundtrip airport transfers

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Extras in the accommodation and menus
  • Extra excursions, extra visits outside the package offered to monuments
  • Entrances to shows

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please arrange your flight to arrive at Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD). Transfers are not included but can be facilitated, for more information, please send Dehesas Extremeñas Centro Ecuestre an inquiry.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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