Contrabandist's Old Trails in Pyrenees

5.0 (7)
7 days 6 nights
Weight limit
95 kg / 209 lb
A riding holidays to ride the amazing Pyrenees, discover the Gastronomy at the Romanesque villages of the mountains and to ride back to the old trails the contrabandists used to cross to France along the ages.
The dates are set approximately, for further info please contact us.
The availability of all programs and schedules is subject to weather conditions. If unfavorable or unforeseen weather conditions arise, efforts will be made to offer comparable riding experiences. The team may adjust or alter the plans but will strive to provide a similar experience.
from US$ 1 561
per tourist for 7 days
Departing from
Comunidad Autònoma de Cataluña, Provincia de Barcelona, Sant Marti de Centelles, l'Abellá
Tour starts
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Number of individuals
up to 10 tourists over 16 years old
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Photo Vanessa M.
Vanessa M. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
A passionate of my country and loving to show around

Tour highlights

Pyrenean Landscape
Enjoy the beauty of the mountains and valleys
Riding Catalonia
Experience riding Spanish-Arabic horses on rocky reliefs
Wonder of Local Nature
Explore the region

Route details

Day 1
Arrival. Welcome to L’Abella
You will arrive to L’Abella on the Pyrenees, a typical and small Catalan village in the middle of the mountains with stone houses. Before dinner, we will go over the week's program. You will be told about the special characteristics of our Andalusian trail horses. You will be given an introduction to the week´s programme with an opportunity for a one-to-one conversation designed to find every rider their perfect horse. Then, you can enjoy a fantastic dinner!
No riding.
Day 2
From the Pyrenees to Alta Garrotxa Natural Park
Day 3
Espinadell Valley, Rocabruna and the French Border
Day 4
Costabona Mountain: High Pyrenees 2600m
Day 5
Pic de L’infern and Carança
Day 6
Puig de Sastre, Vall de Ripoll and L’Abella
Day 7
Tour provider's comments
This route is appropriate for experienced riders and for fit people used to walk on the mountains, because in some parts of this trail it will be required. We only recommend you this trail if you are in a good physical condition!
  • 5 riding days;
  • 6-8 riding hours a day;
  • English tack, trekking, with saddlebags;
  • trail with long gallops, canters, trots;
  • horses: Spanish, Hispano-Arabians, Arabians, Anglo-Arabian, Quarterback.


4 nights
Guest House
2 nights
4 nights
Hotel La Cabanya

A small hotel in the village of Setkases to enjoy nature in a quiet and family atmosphere, where you will find at your disposal a home-cooked restaurant with a dining room full of windows to enjoy food, drinks and scenery. Then, to relax, several spacious rooms with TV, bathroom and terrace.

1 night
Forn de Beget
1 night
Hostal El Quintà

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Comunidad Autònoma de Cataluña, Provincia de Barcelona, Sant Marti de Centelles, l'Abellá
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Tour conditions


  • 7 days, 6nights - full board;
  • all riding activities;
  • 2 guides: local and English speaking.


  • personal expenses and souvenirs;
  • high season supplement (from June to October) - 185€;
  • single room - 225€;
  • flights;
  • transfer from / to Barcelona airport: 150€.

Group size

up to 10 tourists


7 days
6 nights

It's important to know

Tell me about our guide

He is an experienced and talented rider, always accompanied by an English speaking back up guide.

Cancellation of booking

Tour reviews

Based on 7 reviews
  • N
    12 Sep, 2023
    about provider
    This is a very good riding school in a beautiful location. The owners are very friendly and attentive and the teachers and guides are great. They offer wonderful excursions and multi-day trips as well as day classes, multi-day camps for kids and you can even play horse soccer. The facilities are very practical and have a rustic look, blending in perfectly with the landscape.
    12 Sep, 2023
  • J
    3 Apr, 2023
    about provider
    Thank you Mark, Enric and Bernat for your kindness. We really enjoyed the trail and liked the route very much. Will definitely do it again!!!
    3 Apr, 2023
  • R
    13 Mar, 2023
    about provider
    It is a great place with dedicated staff who are passionate about their work and experienced. Our daughters loved it, it was our second time there and we will be coming again. The experience offered to us by David was exceptional. Thank you!!!
    13 Mar, 2023

Dates and Prices

  • Any dates on request during the season
    26 Mar – 4 Nov
  • from US$ 1 561
    4 – 10 Sep 7 days 6 nights
  • from US$ 1 561
    2 – 8 Oct 7 days 6 nights
  • from US$ 1 561
    9 – 15 Oct 7 days 6 nights

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