Our trail in the Spanish-Portuguese border region of the Extremadura and Alentejo. 8 days/7 nights/6 riding days. Trailride without packing bags.

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Riding Experience
Accomodation

Dates 2017
11.03.-18.03.17 10.06.-17.06.17 30.09.-07.10.17
25.03.-01.04.17 01.07.-08.07.17 21.10.-28.10.17
22.04.-29.04.17 02.09.-09.09.17 18.11.-25.11.17

Rates 2017 (flights not included)
Extremadura-Trail 780,- EURO
Single room surcharge 125,- EURO
Airport Transfer 75,- EURO
Prices include:
8 days, 7 nights in en-suite double rooms in country guesthouse ( Casa Rural ); single rooms available against surcharge; full board of Spanish cuisine (picnic lunch, 3 course dinner incl. table wine), vegetarian plates possible; riding program as per description; guide; collective transfer.
Not included: insurance, optional entrance fees, additional beverages
Minimum number of participants: 2, maximum: 10; daily riding time 4-5 hours;

Itinary:
1st day: Arrival airport Lisbon, meeting at the coffee bar "Starbucks", group transfer to La Codosera, dinner and tour briefing.

2nd day: After breakfast, transfer to the Finca. We will match horse and rider, groom and prepare the horses for the trail. We will give a short instruction in the riding ring. We start off towards direction to the mountain Lamparona, the highest point in the region. We ride through cork oak and pine forrest. For lunch break we stop at the natural swimming pool of the Rio Gevora ( posibility to swim in summer season).In the afternoon we pass the large landed property of La Calera. Over a hill range we come to the Mayadil, where the horses stay for the night. We go back to La Codosera. Transfer ~20min.

3rd day: We ride through pinewood and rather mountainous terrain and are following an old smuggler path through a river bed which bring us to plane fields. After lunch we pass meadows with cattle and sheep. After passing again the Rio Gevora we will enjoy a nice canter, which ends up near our end point of the day. The horses stay near the former monastery Carrion. The riders can visit the monastary. Transfer ~15min.

4th day: On our way to the border to Portugal we pass pasture land with stone oaks. We can observe the typical Spanish black pork. In the afternoon the landscape gets a bit hilly. Before we reach a Finca close to the Portuguese border, we will enjoy a long canter through huge olive trees. Transfer ~30min.

5th day: Today we have to round a storage lake already on Portugal side. We have picnic on a property of a horse breeder. We are in a bird reservate and with a bit of luck we can observe vultures, storks and eagles. The horses stay on a property close to Arronches. Transfer ~20min.

6th day: Today we have another riding day in Portugal. We ride through the typical landscape with pasture land, stone- and cork oak trees, cattle, sheep and horses. From the picnic is missing only a short way to the place where the horses stay for the night, a Lusitano horse breeder. We can have a look at them. In the afternoon we will visit the little white village Alegrete.(Transfer 30min.)

7th day: Our last riding day bring us through the Natural Park Serra do Saõ Marmede back to the Finca. First we pass again pasture land, then the terrain is getting more rocky. Lunch near the little village La Tojera, but still on Portuguese side. We pass the green border and will reach the Finca in the afternoon. There we have to say "Good-buy" to the horses.

8th day: Transfer to the airport and departure.

Total riding distance:
4-5 hours daily riding time; around 150 km, 6 riding days.
  • minimum number of participants 2, max. 10 participants
  • Weight limit 85 kg.

Riding experience: A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces but does not ride regularly.

Accommodation in typical spanish guesthouse ( casa rural ) and typical spanish kitchen.

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