From the Spanish border to the Portuguese shores of the Atlantic Ocean in 8 days ( 6 riding days ). Horseback riding in pristine Portuguese landscapes that are still completely unspoilt by tourism. You will get insights into the traditional way of living and the cordial Portuguese hospitality.

Rates
Included
Itinerary
Riding times
Riding Experience
Accomodation

Dates 2017
08.04.-15.04.17 16.09.-23.09.17
20.05.-27.05.17
 

Rates 2017 (without flight fees)
Transportugalia-Trail 1.150,- EURO
additional fees for single rooms 150,- EURO
airport-group transfer 75,- Euro
Included to the trail
8 days, 7 overnight stays in double rooms with bathroom (single room against surcharge ); full board - picnic lunch, 3 course diner ( typical restaurants; including table wine),vegetarian meal possible; riding horse/program; guide; luggage transport by tour bus; collective transfer. Hispano-Arabs and Lusitano-Arabs/Anglo-Luso
not included: insurance, optional entrance fees, additional beverages. Hispano-Arabs and Lusitano-Arabs Horses.

Itinerary:
1st day: Arrival, meet the other riders, transfer, diner and tour briefing. You will spend the night in a guest house in the little Spanish village La Codosera.

2nd day: Breakfast, transfer to the Finca to meet your horse. Start of the tour in La Codosera. In the morning we will cross pasture land covered by cork- and holm-oaks and will then cross the Spanish/Portuguese border. As we are on Portuguese ground, we will make our way towards the West. We will end up near Portalegre, where we will leave the horses for the night. Return to La Codosera by car.

3rd day: We will cross open range grazing land and cork oak forests. Wide and even paths give us the chance to enjoy some galopping. We will have our picnic lunch near Crato in the shadow of a sycamore tree alley. We will then follow an old roman route, pass near a historical bridge and pass by some impressive granite rocks before we reach the little village Aldeia da Mata. The horses stay for the night on the ground of a Lusitano horse breeder. We will have a short transfer to the hotel in Alter do Chao, where we stay for the next two nights in the old convent of the village.

4th day: We will cross vast eucalyptus forests on our way to Cunheira, where we will meet the picnic near the village. In the afternoon we are riding over former rice fields, as we make our way to Torre das Vargens. The horses stay here for the night, we go back to our hotel.

5th day: Today we have a short trace. we will cross the river Sor when we heading for Rosmaninhal. Landscapes vary between eucalyptus and cork- and holm- oak forests. After picnic lunch the horses will be brought by truck to tommorrow´s point of departure. We will go to our next hotel in Torres Novas, nearby the old castle. Afternoon free for relaxing or visting the castle and the town.

6th day: We will cross the rugged, romantic mountains of the natural preserve "Serra de Aire e Candeeiros" where our horses will get the chance to demonstrate how sure-footed they are. After lunch we will have an excitingly steep descent in front of us, leading from the heights of the natural preserve down to the flatter coastal area. You can already smell and taste the salty winds coming in from the Atlantic Ocean. At the end of this eventful day we will reach Juncal where we will leave the horses for the night. We will go by car to Nazaré and spend our first night at the shore of the Atlantic Ocean.

7th day: Transfer to Juncal. We will cross a vast pine forrest as we make our way to the unspoilt "Praia do Norte", a sandy beach stretching out across several kilometers, where we will enjoy our final ride. We will reach Nazaré,a former fishing village, nowadays a bathing resort, situated at the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Here we will have to say good-bye to our horses. There will be enough time left to go for a swim or do some shopping, before we will meet for diner and exchange our impressions of the tour. Accommodation in Nazaré.

8th day: Breakfast and departure.

Riding times
2,5-7 hours daily riding time, about 200 km, 6 riding days.
  • minimum number of participants 4, max. 8 participants
  • Weight limit 85kg. ( or extra horse )

Riding Qualification: A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces. You need to be a fairy experienced rider and have a good level of fitness, as the tour goes through quite challening terrain. We will walk and lead the horses over short distances.

Accommodation/Board Ensuite double rooms in country guesthouses and hotels, a limited number of single rooms are available upon request. Full board of tasty Portuguese cuisine.

The Transportugalia-Trail, the Golegã-Trail and the Extremadura-Trail can only be booked through these travel agencies.

 














 
Finca La Herradura - Paraje Vaciatrojes - 06518 La Codosera - Badajoz (España) - Tel: (+34) 649 928603