Short Break to the beach

Costa Brava Ride

Short Break to the beach

890 € pp
+ additional services

Overview

Short Trail Description

The Costa Brava ride to the Wild Coast makes the dream of cantering by the sea come true! On our Spanish horses, we ride through the marvellous hinterland of Catalonia to the sea.

Duration

  • 4 Days / 3 Nights / 3 Riding Days

Participants

  • 4 - 12 Riders

Scenery

  • Coast
  • Mediterranean Coastal Area

Highlights & Facts

  • Long gallops through untouched nature
  • Beautiful architecture from the Middle Ages
  • Beach gallop at the crack of dawn
  • Fantastic view on the Pyrenees

Riding Level

  • 2 horseshoes or more (Basic)

Recommendation

This short program on the Costa Brava complements itself well with a few days at the sea. Sailing, surfing, or diving are other great ways to extend this holiday!

Trail Route

Day 1: Mas Alba – Costa Brava

Arrival in Barcelona or Girona (Costa Brava) and a short transfer (approx. 30 min. from Girona) to the family-run horse riding farm of Mas Alba (or a nearby pretty country hotel, depending on the season). The country houses date back to the 16th century and will welcome you immediately to explore.

The rooms are tastefully furnished with views over meadows, forests, and the surrounding horse pastures. The unique light transforms the surroundings into a picturesque painting. What a fantastic place to start your horse riding holiday!

Day 2: Costa Brava - "Costa Rica"

Surrounded by dense pine and stone forests and fertile farmlands, secluded paths wind their way through the hills of the Pre-Pyrenees. Our first ride takes us into untouched nature which is home of numerous birds of prey. In splendid canters, we arrive at Galliners and Orfes, two stone-built villages from the Middle Ages.

In the wetlands of the River Fluvia, bamboo, lianas and creepers grow. The atmosphere reminds of the tropical "Costa Rica"! After a delicious picnic, we ride to an old mill by the river, with its South American ambience.

Day 3: Costa Brava - Gulf of Roses (*)

Through the beautiful hinterland of the Costa Brava we ride towards the sea. The thick forests flow out over the mountains, merge with the plains and lead us to the Gulf of Roses. On a fresh water lake, we make picnic and go swimming. Then we follow the River Fluvia. Near the mouth of the river, we discover Miguel’s cosy country house by the sea. A palm tree shows us the way to the horse pasture. Miguel is an excellent cook and will surprise us with his Mediterranean dishes.

Day 4: Sun, sea and beach - Vamos a la playa! (*)

The noise of the waves excites us. The smell of the coast, the wind, and the salty air - we are with our horses by the sea! A dream comes true - before us stretches a kilometre-long sandy beach. With the sunrise, we canter through the surf. On a sandbank, our horses play with the waves. Over fruit plants we finally return to our country house by the sea. If you're lucky, you can enjoy a delicious lunch at Miguel before departure (not included). In the early afternoon, our stay at the sea ends and we are transferred to Girona or Barcelona by transfer service.

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Information & Services

Character

With steady and quiet conditions, these rides are through forests and meadows and along paved paths through stone villages with spectacular river crossings. Canters along a sandy beach and panoramic views along the Wild Coast are hard to beat. These are the ingredients of the Costa Brava Ride! The Costa Brava Beach and Discovery Trail is ridden at all gaits, so it is recommended that you know how to connect with your four-legged partner. It is also perfect for experienced riders who usually just train in the arena and would be interested to experience trail rides. Our sure-footed horses provide the necessary security in this varied terrain. Every day you will spend 3-6 hours in the saddle.

Booking

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Event-Dates

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Sun, 12.12.2021 Wed, 15.12.2021 890 € *
* Prices without not included services

Guest opinions

Costa Brava Ride

December 2017

Fantastic horses, delicious food, beautiful accommodation and deserted beaches – this is how you ca summarize our Costa Brava Ride. I can recommend this trail to everyone who needs a short break. It is fascinating how natural und pristine the Costa Brava is. On horseback you can also reach remote places.

My highlights were the beach canters. Our guide has safely let the group even at good speed. We enjoyed it just as much as the horses did!

December is a great travel time. You can get away from the cold winter and enjoy the tranquility in Catalonia – and, of course, the superb food!

Thank you for this unforgettable holiday! I will certainly return for a longer trail!

Karina W.

Costa Brava Ride

April 2013

Hello!
Many thanks for the great holiday and ridings at the Beach and discovery ride last week with Albert!

It all was soooo nice!!! J I came back to home to Finland yesterday evening and I'm still in a very euphoric feelings! Probably will stay in this mood with the good feelings for quite a long time now J…despite the cold weather here in Finland. I just have to look at the pictures I took at the trail last week … and I'm all smile & happy and relaxed again! J

All your arrangements, accommodation, food, dinners and your horses are just great & superb! I can't think of anything that I could have wished to have more!

Extra special thanks to Albert for a great week!! He is so nice and good guide. Friendly, very nice person, all smile all the time, very good with the horses and has so good humor too!!

I liked very much also the nice cava parties we had! JJ

Wishing all the best for you All and a nice summer ahead!

I hope I'll get a chance to come back soon! … very soon! J

Special regards to Albert too!

Kind regards,

Anita

Costa Brava Ride

March 2012

Hi Rudi!

Thank you so much for a wonderful riding trail! We had a great time with lots of laughs. The horses, the nature, your organization, your guiding skills, the food and last but not the least all the vino tinto and cava ;) - everything was amazing!

We are recommending everybody who wants to get a fantastic riding experience to visit Spain and Panorama-Trails.

We will most likely be back again next year! All the best!

7 crazy women from Sweden

Costa Brava Ride

May 2011

Thank you very much Rudi and Nikki for an amazing experience...my first riding holiday and I now have the bug! I'm trying to plan my next already and I haven't been back a week yet! I will recommend you to my friends - the horses were all clearly well looked after and a pleasure to be around. The scenery was beautiful and the guide very competent. Bogi and his wife were very accommodating and have a beautiful home full of character. The amount of riding was perfect and the interaction with the horses (regular feeding, grooming and tacking up) was ideal to improve both my confidence and competence.

Once again, thank you

Best wishes,

Janice Saunders

Costa Brava Ride

December 2008

Hi,
we just want to thank our brilliant guide Simon for 5 wonderful days of riding from Mas Alba to the sea and back. It was quite an experience with a variety of different types of nature and challenges on the horseback. Simon guided us in his gentle way and he showed us some good horsemanship. We want to recommend Simon and the tour to everybody else who wants to get a fantastic riding experience.

Bjorn and Rosita from Stockholm, Sweden

Costa Brava Ride

November 2008

Hi Rudi and staff ( all of you )
Thank you for a wonderfull holiday, the best I have ever had.
Everything was just OK, THE HORSES, the food, the trail, everything.
I am trying to find a shop in denmark where i can buy the CAVA.
I am on the trail of Bandits in springtime, and I hope to meet my new friends again.

Have a nice day,

Birgit from Denmark.

Costa Brava Ride

November 2008

Hello Everyone!!

Thank you all so much for a fantastic holiday! I can't remember when I last laughed so much! You were all fabulous, I look forward to another!

Cheers again.
Lots of love,

Sarah x (Angie's niece-God help me!!!!!)

Costa Brava Ride

April 2008

greatz

ps: i just wanted to say i had a wonderfull time. It was a week to never forget.

brenda

Costa Brava Ride

November 2006

I had a wonderful time.
Thank you

Dian