Trail ride to the beach

Beach Ride Weekend

Trail ride to the beach

590 € pp
4 Days / 2 Riding Days

Overview

Short Trail Description

A Spanish beach ride weekend at the Costa Brava! We ride across the beautiful hinterland of the Costa Brava down to the Mediterranean Sea. The Spain Beach Ride Weekend is suitable for experienced riders who are confident in the saddle at all gaits. The highlight of this trail is the gallop on the beach.

Duration

  • 4 Days / 3 Nights / 2 Riding Days

Participants

  • 4 - 12 Riders

Scenery

  • Coast
  • Mediterranean Coastal Area

Highlights & Facts

  • Cozy accommodation in a comfortable country house
  • Ride through medieval villages
  • Beach gallop at the crack of dawn
  • Unknown hinterland of the Costa Brava

Riding Level

  • 3 horseshoes or more (Intermediate)

Recommendation

The Beach Ride Weekend can only be booked in winter, spring and autumn. In summer, we are happy to organise day rides to the Catalonian hinterland.

Beach Ride Weekend

Trail Route

Day 1: Beach ride weekend in Spain

Arrival at Girona airport in the afternoon and transfer (approx. 30 min. from Girona) to the pretty country hotel near to the beach, which dates back to the 16th century and is built of natural stone. The rooms are tastefully furnished. The unique light transforms the surroundings into a picturesque painting. We have the opportunity to have a swim in the pool. What a wonderful place to start your beach ride weekend.

Day 2: Trail to the sea

At a steady pace, we ride through the amazing countryside of the Costa Brava towards the sea. Deep forests not only cover the mountains but reach further beyond the borders, meeting the meadows of the valley and flowing towards the Bay of Roses. On horseback, we discover the lovely medieval villages with their Iberic castles and romantic churches. We admire the beautiful architecture and are followed by the echo of our horse's hooves on the narrow streets. We spot window shutters decorated with flowers and huge, noble wooden doors with strong iron handles. We have a picnic and a siesta and then continue to ride towards the beach! After a long and exciting day, we reach the sea. We stay overnight in a cosy country hotel with a pool near the sea.

Day 3: Beach ride & beautiful Catalonia (*)

With the first rays of sunlight we start early. We arrive at the sea with our horses and a dream comes true - in front of us we have a long sandy beach. With the sunrise, we canter through the break point, our horses playing with the waves - they love the refreshing water. Afterwards, we ride on the banks of the River Fluvia into the hinterland where we have a picnic as well as a siesta. With renewed strength and well-rested, we ride though a softly curved hillside landscape back to our horse farm Mas Alba. We have the opportunity to swim in the pool or relax in the garden before our hosts treat us to a delicious dinner.

Day 4: Hasta la vista!

Transfer to Barcelona or Girona or extension to another trail.

> Important notice to all customers!

Information & Services

Included services

Notice: Changed services from 2019
  • Riding program as described
  • 4 days with 3 nights in a double room with shower and toilet, of which 1-2 nights' accommodation may be with a shared shower and toilet, 2 riding days
  • Arrival day dinner included/departure day breakfast included
  • 1 Riding day full board including wine (lunch picnic)
  • 1 Riding day half board (lunch not included)
  • Tax on stays in tourist establishments
  • Transportation of luggage
  • Local transfers during the trail

Not included services

Notice: Changed services from 2019
  • Flight or public transport (on arrival and on departure), taxi
  • Arrival to the trail start (taxi on demand)
  • Departure: collective airport transfer from/to Girona 30,- Euro/one way; from/to Barcelona 45,- Euro/one way
  • Entrance fees to Museums and Monuments
  • Drinks/food in bars
  • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
  • Coffee at dinner
  • One lunch (at restaurant aprox. 10,- Euro - 20,- Euro)
  • Tips for the team and other services

Notice

  • First day: on arrival dinner is at approx. 9 p.m.
  • Last day: before departure breakfast is at approx. 9 a.m. (lunch on demand, + 20€)
  • Due to local conditions, a route change or amendment may be necessary.
  • The tour operator reserves the right to substitute the described accommodations by equivalent if necessary.

Accommodation

Single Room / Double Room / "Half Double Room"

Single rooms cannot always be guaranteed though booked. If a previously confirmed single room is not available, the guest is entitled to a refund of the price paid for those nights surcharge.

Single travellers have the option to book a "Half Double Room".

Half double rooms for bookings 60 days prior to departure can only be booked, if at that time a same-gender customer is also waiting for a roommate. If this is not the case, we will book a single room with the regular, advertised surcharge.

  • Single room supplement + 30,- Euro/night

Transfer

Transfer fees for 2019 here
Airport Barcelona
  • Collective group transfer at approx. 10 a.m. after breakfast.
  • Please book your flight on departure from 2:30 p.m. onwards!!
Airport Girona
  • Collective group transfer at approx. 10 a.m. after breakfast.
  • Please book your flight on departure from 1:00 p.m. onwards!!

If the arranged transfer times do not fit with your departure times, we would be happy to organize a taxi for you (about €80-€120 from Girona, €240-€280 from Barcelona, depending on the trail start/end points). Other departure destinations provided on request.

Guaranteed departure

With a small group surcharge in case the minimum number of participants is not reached. (only on demand)

Important notice

Important notice to all customers!

All trail itineraries are general guidelines and in order to offer our customers the best riding holiday experience we make occasional changes.

Depending on the number of concurrent trails, the season, the weather and national holidays, we may make alterations to itineraries at short-notice, which could affect the number of riding hours per day, the route we take to any given destination or the use of alternative accommodation. Trails can also be ridden in both directions. All changes are at our discretion but when changes are made, we endeavour to ensure that our high standards of quality are maintained and reflected in the alternatives we choose.

(*) It is specified in the Coastal Law (Law 22/1988, of 28 July) and the regulations surrounding it (Royal Decree 1471/1989, of 1 December), that excursions operated in places of maritime public domain should not be for profit. We would like to advise that we do not charge for riding on any beach and therefore that part of any ride is free of charge.

Presentation, organization, photos and information by Rudi Stolz

Booking

Rideable Months

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Event-Dates

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Thu, 07.02.2019 Sun, 10.02.2019 590 €
Thu, 21.02.2019 Sun, 24.02.2019 590 €
Thu, 07.03.2019 Sun, 10.03.2019 590 €
Thu, 14.03.2019 Sun, 17.03.2019 590 €
Thu, 28.03.2019 Sun, 31.03.2019 590 €
Thu, 04.04.2019 Sun, 07.04.2019 590 €
Thu, 14.11.2019 Sun, 17.11.2019 590 €
Thu, 21.11.2019 Sun, 24.11.2019 590 €
Thu, 19.12.2019 Sun, 22.12.2019 590 €
Thu, 16.01.2020 Sun, 19.01.2020 590 €
Thu, 30.01.2020 Sun, 02.02.2020 590 €
Thu, 17.10.2019 Sun, 20.10.2019 590 €

Guest opinions

Beach Ride Weekend

October 2017

An experience to be repeated! The Beach Ride Weekend has exceeded all of our expectations! Even the first riding day was unique. What a great feeling riding on a beautiful Andalusian horse through the alleys of small villages that take you back to times long gone. We wanted to see the authentic part of Catalonia, far away from big hotel resorts. And we can only recommend this. Our guide was very experienced, and he could tell us many interesting facts about the Catalans’ culture.

Everything was perfectly organized – from the booking to the realization! The best part of this holiday was definitely the canter on the beach! Our horses were highly motivated, but easy to control. You can only get this feeling of pure freedom on a long sandy beach! Simply unforgettable!

This was the first, but certainly not the last time that we booked a holiday with Panorama-Trails! We are already looking forward to our next trail ride!

Petra & Daniel