Rates
Included
Itinerary
Riding times
Riding Experience
Accomodation

Date 2017
05.11.-12.11.17    

Rates 2016 (without arrival and transfer)
Fiesta de Golega 1.150,- EURO
single room surcharge 150,- EURO
airport-group transfer 75,- Euro
Included to the trail
8 days/ 7 nights in double rooms /en suite (single room against surcharge ); full board ( picnic lunch, 3 course diner incl. table wine in nice typical restaurants; luggage transport by car; collective transfer; detailed tour description ( by agencies );
not included: insurance, additional beverages, entrance fees

Itinary:
Day 1: Arrival, transfer from Lisbon Airport to the little Spanish village of La Codosera where you will stay for the first 2 nights. Diner and tour briefing.

Day 2: Breakfast, transfer to the Finca to meet the horses. 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 soon as we are on Portuguese ground, we will make our way towards the West. After our picnic lunch we will reach somewhere near Urra where we will leave the horses with a famous Lusitano breeder. Return to La Codosera by car.

Day 3: 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 Portalegre. In the afternoon we will reach somewhere in the vicinity of the small town of Crato where the horses will stay for the night. We will go by car to Alter do Chaõ, a 4* hotel, the old convent of the village, which will be our accommodation for the next three nights.

Day 4: After breakfast we will drive to Crato to meet the horses. On our ride we will pass by some impressive granite rocks and make our way towards the little village of Aldeia da Mata, where the horses stay for the night on the ground of a Lusitano horse breeder. After lunch we will stop at the Portuguese National Stud in Alter do Chaõ, with its more than 750 year-old buildings.Guided visit of the stud farm.

Day 5: We will pass through the village and heading to Cunheira with vast Eukalytus forest on our way.Close to the village we will have picnic. After lunch we go ahead and see some former rice fields, now pasture land for cattle. We end up in Torre das Vargens, where the horses stay for the night. We go back to the hotel.

Day 6: In the morning we will cross the river Sor. We are following a plateau and end up close to Rosmaninhal.There we will enjoy lunch in an idyllic place. After the picnic we have to say good-by to the horses. We are leaving to Golegã to visit in the afternoon the festival for the first time. For dinner we go to our hotel in Torres Novas.

Day 7: After breakfast we go to Golegã to spend the day there. We have possibility to visit shows and competitions. Day program and lunch on own organization. We meet again in the late afternoon to go back to the hotel for dinner.

8th day: Breakfast and transfer to Lisbon Airport.

Total riding distance:
2,5-6 hours daily riding time (about 140 km, 5 riding days).
  • minimum number of participants 4, max. 10 participants

Riding Qualification: You need to be an experienced rider in all terrains and at all three paces and have a very good level of fitness, as parts of the tour cover quite challenging 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 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