Short Trail Description
The pirates trail is a spectacular ride along the coast which combines steep cliffs, hidden coves, and lovely beaches in an unforgettable top-class riding experience. Every day this marvellous trail leads us through the sensational Mediterranean landscape along the Costa Brava.
The gilded age of piracy along the Costa Brava was between the 14th and 17th centuries. One of the most notorious pirates was Barbarossa Khair ad Din (red beard), a Turkish pirate. Along the wild coast he attacked small seaside villages, stole spices, wine, and ceramics, and ran an oppressive slave trade. To forewarn against pirate attacks forts and Moorish towers were built along the coast.
Traditional piracy is surely part of the past, but this beautiful trail ride allows us to discover the wild coast on horseback.
Our "coastal trail ride by the sea" is a paradise for sportive riders, who like to combine adventurous riding through pristine nature with relaxing hours on fine sandy beaches and in lonely coves.
- 7 Days / 6 Nights / 5 Riding Days
- 4 - 12 Riders
- Mountain & Sea
- Mediterranean Coastal Area
Highlights & Facts
- Lonely coves and fine sandy beaches
- 4 coastal national parks in one trail ride: Cap de Creus, marshland Aiguamolls, the cliffs of Montgri, Medes Islands
- Climbing with the horses
- The pearl of the Costa Brava: Cadaques
- Swimming, riding and relaxing
Good hiking boots with profile make it easier for you to descend into the hidden bays. The blue waters tempt to have a fresh bath in the sea: do not forget your bathing clothes!!