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Gredos – Salamanka Ride

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

Enjoy the riding through two Spanish provinces with the centuries-old history. The trip from Avila to Salamanca offers you unforgettable ride among magnificent landscapes and medieval villages.

Salamanca is breathtaking! You will see the oldest university in Spain, roman bridge and castle, visit the most important monuments of the town, which architectural purity has been declared world heritage site by UNESCO, and even overnight in a monastery.

from US$ 2 067
per tourist for 8 days
Departing from
Madrid
Tour starts
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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

Enjoy the Local Specialties
Taste Serrano ham, Manchego cheese, olives, nuts and excellent Spanish wine
Explore Spanish Heritage
Visit historical and cultural sites and learn new information about country
Admire the Amazing Views
Ride through holm oak woods and pastures, see the beautiful mountains and deep rivers

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 – Angostura de Tormes
Day 3
Angostura de Tormes – El Barco de Avila – Becedas
Day 4
Becedas – Candelario
Day 5
Candelario – Neila de San Miguel – Guijo de Avila
Day 6
Guijo de Avila – Horcajo Medianero
Day 7
Horcajo Medianero – Alba de Tormes
Day 8
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
Premium
Hotel
6 nights
Guest House
1 night

The accommodation along the way varies from charming rural Inn in villages to delightful 4* hotels in El Barco de Ávila and in Salamanca town. 

All rooms have private bathrooms (except for the monastery on the day 6, you stay in a very special place, a chapel, and then you might have to share a bathroom for one night). Every room is very clean and comfortable.

Single rooms are possible on request with a single supplement (€210).

There is Wi-Fi in every place we stay and is for free, not at the monastery on the 6th day.

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, when is possible.

1 night
Hotel in Navarredonda de Gredos
2 nights
Hotel 4* in El Barco de Ávila
1 night
Rural Inn "Artesa" in Candelario
1 night
Rural Complex in Guijo de Avila
1 night
Monastery of Valdejimena
1 night
Hotel 4* in Salamanca

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 (€210);
  • alcoholic drinks other than wine with dinner;
  • massages;
  • items of a personal nature and gratuities.

Group size

up to 10 tourists

Duration

8 days
7 nights

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We recommend you to check the weather forecast before coming, always is important to bring sunglasses, sun cream, a rain coat, swimsuit and towel in summer for swimming in the mountain rivers.

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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
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    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

Dates and Prices

  • from US$ 2 067
    9 – 16 Jun 8 days 7 nights
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    15 – 22 Sep 8 days 7 nights
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    6 – 13 Oct 8 days 7 nights
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    27 Oct – 3 Nov 8 days 7 nights
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    17 – 24 Nov 8 days 7 nights
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