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7 Day Picturesque Horse Riding Holiday in Monfragüe National Park, Spain

Trujillo, Tierra de Trujillo, Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain

Scenic Horse Riding Holiday Spain

Jerebeque Trails Horse Riding offers you unique rides with an excellent quality all around and they invite you to discover the most authentic riding holidays in Spain. If you are thinking of an amazing riding holiday; a relaxing break with great riding through gorgeous scenery on very well-schooled PRE horses bred by Jerebeque Trails Horse Riding, very much loved and the best cared in Spain; terrific hosts with wonderful hospitality and long-standing experience, this is definitely your choice!

Key information

  • Horse breed: Serene horses, pure Hispano-Arab cross, and a few crossed

Highlights

  • 5 days of horse riding
  • Approximate daily riding time: 4 - 6 hours
  • Horse riding session in Monfragüe National Park
  • Good trots and canters in the morning through the Dehesa
  • Ride by the cattle trail of “Cañada Real” to Jaraicejo
  • Ride through the open landscape of Trujillo
  • 6 nights' accommodation

Styles


5 days with instruction
Group size: Minimum of 2 participants
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Accommodation

You will be accommodated at a hotel in Trujillo for the first night, a rural hotel in Torrecillas de la Tiesa for the second night, a rural hotel in Jaraicejo for the third night, a beautiful four-star hotel in Torrejón el Rubio for the fourth and fifth night, and a hotel in Trujillo for the last night.

Program

Itinerary

Day 1: Adolfo Suárez Madrid - Barajas Airport (MAD) - Trujillo

Meet at Adolfo Suárez Madrid - Barajas Airport (MAD), meeting time is at 15:00. Then, transfer to Trujillo with two and a half hours’ drive. It’s time to visit the spectacular town of Trujillo before welcome dinner at the hotel with Jerebeque Trails Horse Riding where you learn about the ride and region on the map.

Day 2: Trujillo - Herguihuela - Torrecillas de La Tiesa

Transfer from Trujillo to Herguijuela. Distribution of horses. Easy day riding, it is time to meet your horse, in the morning riding through an open landscape with beautiful views of Trujillo town. lt is possible to see bulls, sheep, and goats roam free in the countryside when you go riding through the Canada Real Puerto de Miravete. On this Monfragüe National Park trip, you will ride through the Cañadasreales, the Spanish medieval network of paths for cattle movement, 75-meter wide, perfect for riding.

You'll have a short afternoon ride through a flat terrain to Torrecillas de la Tiesa and spend the night and have dinner in a rural hotel. The time on the saddle is six hours.

Day 3: Torrecillas de La Tiesa - Jaraicejo

You will depart after breakfast. You ride on a cattle trail of “Cañada Real” to Jaraicejo, it’s a very nice medieval village in the national park. You will have good trots and canters in the morning through the Dehesa where a cattle can be seen everywhere: local cows, sheep, goats, and Iberian pigs. Lunch in the countryside. In the afternoon, you cross the Almonte River through a medieval bridge, it’s a really nice enclave. Dinner and overnight stay will be at a rural hotel in Jaraicejo. Time on the saddle is six hours.

Dehesa is a multifunctional agrosilvopastoral system (a type of agroforestry). Used primarily for grazing, they produce a variety of products including non-timber forest products such as wild game, mushrooms, honey, cork, and firewood. The tree component is oaks, usually holm (Quercus ilex) and cork (Quercussuber). Dehesa is an anthropogenic system that provides not only a variety of foods but also wildlife habitat for endangered species such as the Iberian lynx and the Spanish imperial eagle and many birds.

Day 4: Jaraicejo - Torrejón el Rubio

You will depart after breakfast. You ride on a cattle trail to Torrejón el Rubio. You will have good trots and canters in the morning through Dehesa. Another luxury picnic is waiting for you in a beautiful spot along your way. In the afternoon, you will ride through Dehesa accompanied by great views of Sierra de Gredos in front of you. Dinner and overnight stay will be at a beautiful four-star hotel with spa. You will spend two nights here. Time on the saddle is six hours.

Day 5: Torrejón el Rubio - Salto del Gitano - Torrejón el Rubio

You will depart after breakfast, you will go through the national park to Salto del Gitano. You will cross the maximum protection area of the park, the National Park Reserve and for that, you will need special authorization. You get the highest place in the Sierra de las Corchuelas, surrounded by oaks, unique and incomparable views to enjoy the peace and pure nature. You can see Tajo River canyons. Have lunch beside the Tajo River and after that, it's time to visit the cliff Salto del Gitano to admire the black storks, vultures, Egyptian vultures and imperial eagles, just a few of the many birds that nest in Salto del Gitano. Come back to Torrejón el Rubio to the same hotel as the previous night. Dinner will be at the four-star hotel. Time on the saddle is five hours.

Day 6: Torrejón el Rubio - Trujillo

This day is a beautiful day to ride from Torrejón el Rubio to Aldea del Obispo. You will ride through the Cañada Real and have lunch beside the Almonte River, an amazing enclave where the Cañada Real cross the river by another beautiful medieval bridge. After lunch, horses are transported back home by a truck. Transfer to Trujillo. Dinner and overnight stay will be in Trujillo. Time on the saddle is four hours. There will be a farewell dinner at the hotel in Trujillo.

Day 7: Trujillo - Madrid

After breakfast, depart from Trujillo at 10:00 on time for your flight. The transfer is two and a half hours, so please schedule your flights not before 14:00. All riders will be transferred at the same time, if any rider needs to arrive in Madrid before, Jerebeque Trails Horse Riding can arrange a transfer at extra cost.

The horses

They are the highlight of these riding holidays! They are serene horses, a result of an excellent natural horsemanship. They will make you feel an immediate connection with them. They are a pleasure to ride and to be around.

Most of them were born and bred at home, others are with Jerebeque Trails Horse Riding since they were fouls. They are the best looked after and most loved horses that you can find all over the world for riding holidays. The horses are beautiful PRE horses, they also have some pure Hispano-Arab cross and a few crossed.

Jerebeque Trails Horse Riding breeds their own horses, after the magical work you will enjoy riding them. The beloved horses are, above all, happy horses. They live in freedom and in group, living, eating, drinking, sleeping, and traveling together with the most natural life can offer them.

They are the best well-mannered horses for riding. They live in a huge pine forest, a common land of 500 hectares in the Gredos Mountains or in the rich pastures in the Dehesas of Extremadura. They are fit as they can walk around 20 kilometers every day in freedom. They live with other groups of animals such as other horses, donkeys, cows and also wild animals like wolves, roe deer, deer, wild boar, foxes.

Stud breeding farm

At Jerebeque Trails Horse Riding, they use PRE horses breeding by Jerebeque Trails Horse Riding from the mares that also work on the rides, they are mares chosen for their resistance, work capacity, good character and for the favorite color grey.

Jerebeque Trails Horse Riding chooses stallions with the best and most contrasted origins within the race of the horse Andaluz horse, so they have got PRE horses for the rides of the best quality due to their ability to work in resistance in the hot summer temperatures and the lack of water as well as the capacity to survive in the snowy mountains of the Sierra the Gredos. Serene horses are horses with excellent character, friendly, and close to the humans, easy to ride, they always give you the last breath in your gallops across the wide and length of the Cañadas Reales in Extremadura dry by the heat and muddy by the rain, they will also be able to take you to the highest peaks and deepest valley of the Sierra de Gredos along the granitic trails.

Note: The itinerary may vary due to weather or other circumstances.

Location

This horse riding holiday will take place in Monfragüe National Park, Spain. You will go and explore Trujillo, Herguijuela, Torrecillas de la Tiesa, Jaraicejo, Torrejón el Rubio, and Salto del Gitano.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 4 to 6 hours of daily riding time
  • 5 days of horse riding
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Good trots and canters in the morning through the Dehesa
  • Horse riding session in Monfragüe National Park
  • Ride by the cattle trail of “Cañada Real” to Jaraicejo
  • Ride through the open landscape of Trujillo

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 17% 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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7 days / 6 nights
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Tour information
  • 2019 tours: For 2 riders extra cost per person is 50 EUR each way. For 3 riders extra cost per person is 33 EUR each way (payable locally).
  • 2020 tours: For 2 riders, the extra cost per person is 100 EUR each way. For 3 riders, the extra cost per person is 70 EUR each way (payable locally).
Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 2 participants

Saturday March 27, 2021
(7 days / 6 nights)

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