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7 Day Pilgrimage to Guadalupe Monastery Horse Riding Holiday in Cáceres, Spain

Trujillo, Tierra de Trujillo, Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain

Picturesque Point to Point Trail in Spain

Experience a progressive ride with 5 days of riding, from the lovely town of Trujillo to the Villuercas Geopark (UNESCO), visiting picturesque villages in the Villuercas Mountains, and riding through the gorgeous landscape of Dehesa, holm and cork oaks woods and pastures, the most emblematic landscape in Extremadura. If you are thinking of an amazing riding holiday; a relaxing break with great riding through gorgeous scenery on very well-schooled PRE horses, terrific hosts with wonderful hospitality and long-standing experience, this is a great choice!

Key information

  • Horse Breed: PRE, Hispano-Arab cross

Highlights

  • 5 days of horse riding
  • Approximate daily riding time: 5 hours
  • Experience pilgrimage to Guadalupe Monastery
  • Riding through the “Dehesa” the cultural landscape
  • View over the impressive Villuercas landscape
  • Go through the vineyard in Cañamero
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 6 nights' accommodation

Styles


5 days with instruction
Group size: Minimum of 2 participants
Airport transfer included: Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport
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Accommodation

You will be accommodated in Trujillo for the first night, in a rural hotel in Madroñera for the second night, in a rural hotel in Zorita for the third night, in a rural hotel in Logrosán for the fourth night, in a rural hotel in Cañamero for the first night, and at Guadalupe Monastery Hotel for the last night.

Program

The horses

They are the highlight of these riding holidays! Serene horses, as the 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. The best looked after and most loved horses that you can find all over the world for riding holidays. 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, they can tell you many stories of them since birth. 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 we can offer them.

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 keep fit as they can walk around 20 kilometers every day in freedom. They live with other groups of animals, more horses, donkeys, cows and also wild animals such as 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, 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.

Itinerary

Day 1: Madrid - Trujillo

Meeting point at Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD), then transfer to Trujillo. Shortvisit to the town and then welcome dinner where you learn about the ride and region on the map.

Day 2: Trujillo – Herguijela - Madroñera

Transfer from Trujillo to Herguijuela. Distribution of horses. Riding through the “Dehesa”, cultural landscape exclusive of southern and central Spain.

Dehesa is a multifunctional agrosylvopastoral system (a type of agroforestry). Used primarily for grazing, they produce a variety of products including non-timberforest 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.

Short afternoon through flat terrain to Madroñera, night and dinner in a rural hotel, time on the saddle is five hours.

Day 3: Madroñera - Zorita

Departure after breakfast, you ride by the cattle trail to Zorita. Good trots and canters in the morning through the Dehesa where cattle can be seen everywhere: local cows, sheep, goats, and iberic pigs. Dinner and night at a rural hotel. Time on the saddle is five hours.

Day 4: Zorita - Logrosan

You will follow the greenway, an old railway built in the 20s that due to the Spanish Civil War was never finished. Along the greenway, you will see objects and buildings that remind you that there would have been a railway. During the ride, you can enjoy the view over the impressive Villuercas landscape. Dinner and night at a rural hotel. Time on the saddle is five hours.

Day 5: Logrosán - Cañamero

Departure after breakfast, you will go through the vineyard in Cañamero, famous in Spain for good wines and olives gardens. Here, the landscape changes to the beauty of Villuercasmountains, you can see Ruecas River canyons. You will follow the greenway. Dinner and night at a rural hotel. Time on the saddle is five hours.

Day 6: Cañamero - Guadalupe

This day is a short day from Cañamero to Guadalupe, you will go through the Cañada Real. You can enjoy the view over the impressive Villuercas landscape. On any day, you can observe Vultures, Eagles, Azure-winged Magpies, Red-billed Choughs, Shrikes, and Ravens.

Villuercas has been declared Geopark (UNESCO, 2011) because of its cultural and natural heritage and, of course, the great geological value of its relief, with a lot of interesting and visible geological elements. Comfortable lunch in the countryside, time on the saddle is four hours. Horses will go back to Trujillo by truck.

Evening to visit Guadalupe town and the Monastery. Dinner and night at Guadalupe Monastery Hotel. The Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe is located in the province of Cáceres at a location of great beauty, overlooking a valley surrounded by high mountains (Villuercas). The town of Guadalupe, built around the Monastery, whose foundation on 1337, offers in its buildings a unique stylewith a traditional architecture.

Day 7: Guadalupe - Madrid

After breakfast, departure from Guadalupe at 22:00, on time for flights. All riders will be transferred at the same time, so if any rider needs to arrive Madrid before, all riders depart earlier or Jerebeque Trails can arrange transfer (at extra cost).

Location

Guadalupe is located in the region of the Villuercas (Cáceres) in Extremadura, Guadalupe is a historic town of cobbled streets and traditional houses which houses monuments of great value, among which the Sanctuary-Monastery of Guadalupe, declared World Heritage Site (UNESCO). Guadalupe allows visiting other mountain towns belonging to the Villuercas, as Cañamero, Logrosan, or Berzocana. Another attraction of the area is discovered the simple but delicious cuisine of Extremadura, characterized by the excellent quality of its products.

Declared as a World Heritage Site in 1993, the monastery was commissioned in the fourteenth century by King Alfonso XI of Castile, in gratitude to the Virgin after his victory in the Battle of Salado, in the year 1340.

Since its founding, became a major pilgrimage center of the Peninsula Ibérica. It was also the scene of important events, including the audience granted to the Catholic Kings Christopher Columbus to give him the ships that would allow starting heading to America.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • 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

  • 5 days of horse riding
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Airport transfers

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Jerebeque Trails will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport Airport transfer included: Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

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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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 13, 2021
(7 days / 6 nights)

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