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Four Valleys

4.7 (3)
7 days 6 nights
Spain
Difficulty
Moderate
Comfort
Upscale
Weight limit
90 kg / 198 lb

This is a mountainous ride through picturesque river valleys Tietar, Tormes, Alberche, Corneja and the Gredos Mountains. You will see pine forests, gorges with very green and wild meadows and climb the highest places of the mountains.

The relief does not allow trotting or cantering in many areas so we enjoy walking with breathtaking views around. Do not miss the opportunity to discover the most amazing places of the Gredos on horseback!

from US$ 1 694
per tourist for 7 days
Departing from
Madrid
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Number of individuals
up to 10 tourists over 10 years old
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Photo Emilio R.
Emilio R. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
I was born in Sierra de Gredos, El Barco de Avila, Grandson of the most important Avilan cattleman in the region. I am the pure connection with my own horses, expert rider, riding instructor by Spanish Equestrian Federation, professional in equestrian tourism over 30 years, I dedicate my whole life to my horses, a specialist in natural horsemanship and PRE horse breeder. Every ride is personally guided by me, with an experience over 30 years as equestrian guide. I am an expert rider and I have a special ability to match my horses with riders. I am leading the groups with my confident and well-mannered homebred horses that are a pleasure to ride, you will always feel very safe. I am English speaker. Furthermore, I personally take care of my horses, breaking, training and giving them that serene, confident and friendly character that you have not seen in any other of your riding trips.

Tour highlights

Discover the Untouched Nature
You will explore the wild area in the north side of the mountains
Travel Along the Ancient Road
You will ride through the Roman Road (II century B.C.) to join the Cañada Real, very important medieval paths drovers for Merino sheep Transhumance
Admire the Mountain Sceneries
You will appreciate the beauty of river valleys from the ranges and tops

Route details

Day 1
Madrid – Navarredonda de Gredos

Meet at Madrid airport (meeting time is at 3 pm), transfer to Navarredonda de Gredos, 2 hours’ drive with a break in Avila town for a short visit, amazing walled medieval town World Heritage Site UNESCO. 

Enjoy your welcome dinner at the hotel with us in Navarredonda de Gredos, a mountain village at 1,600 m altitude with beautiful views of the highest peaks in Sierra de Gredos.

Riding: no riding.

Day 2
Navarredonda de Gredos – Cuevas del Valle (Tietar River Valley)
Day 3
Cuevas del Valle – Puerto del Pico – San Martín del Pimpollar (Alberche River Valley)
Day 4
San Martín del Pimpollar – San Martín de la Vega (Corneja River Valley)
Day 5
San Martín de la Vega – Navacepeda de Tormes (Tormes River Valley)
Day 6
Navacepeda de Tormes – Navarredonda de Gredos (Tormes River Valley)
Day 7
Departure
Difficulty
Moderate
Tour provider's comments

Intermediate to experienced riders, means that you should be comfortable to walk, trot and canter in group and in open spaces and your seat should be independent from your hands. On the rides you will be riding for between four to seven hours a day so it is important to be as riding fit as possible.

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Accommodation

Comfort
Upscale
Hotel
6 nights

The accommodation in this itinerary is charming rural Inn in remote villages. All rooms have private bathrooms. Every room is clean and comfortable.

Single rooms are possible on request with a single supplement (€150).

There is Wi-Fi in every place we stay and is for free.

There are towels, shampoo and liquid soap in each room and in some places they have hair driers.

Special diet (vegetarian, gluten free, allergies, etc.) can be arranged with advance notice.

The accommodation has been carefully chosen by us, due to the quality and also for the place for horses, they will rest in a field next to the hotel where we spend the nights.

6 nights
Rural Inn in Villages

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Madrid
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Tour conditions

Included

  • all transfers from/ to the meeting point (Madrid airport at the set time);
  • all meals from the welcome dinner on the first day to the breakfast on the last day;
  • white and red wine, water, beer, canned drinks with lunch and dinner;
  • accommodation in twin bedded rooms with private bathroom;
  • riding, horses, tack;
  • English speaking guide;
  • luggage transport and excursions described in itinerary.

Extras

  • international flights; 
  • single supplement (€150);
  • alcoholic drinks other than wine with dinner;
  • massages;
  • items of a personal nature and gratuities.

Group size

up to 10 tourists

Duration

7 days
6 nights

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Tour reviews

4.7
Based on 3 reviews
  • L
    Laura
    19 Jul, 2023
    about provider
    Great trail ride with very well cared horses and delicious food!
    19 Jul, 2023
  • J
    Julie
    20 Jun, 2023
    about provider
    Amazing week with great, well trained and brilliantly cared for horses. Emilio and Mamen look after their groups just as well as the horses! Such a nice adventure….if you care about horses, and want memories tto keep for ever then go!
    20 Jun, 2023
  • AS
    A. Schmidt
    6 Apr, 2022
    about provider
    Wonderful experience! Nice people and horses, great scenery, delicious food. Emilio and Mamen clearly love their horses that live outside, healthy and happy. Highly recommended!
    6 Apr, 2022

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