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Across the Mountains

Trashumance Ride spring from South to North

Moving the horses like the old tradition in Spain to the summer pastures across the Gredos mountains , where the contrasts in the landscape are unbelievable; from grassy holm oak fields to the rocks of the Gredos mountains.
In spring we move horses south to north. It,s a beautiful trip with everyday different views.

ITINERARY DAY BY DAY


Day 1º MADRID –BUENAVENTURA
Arrival at the hotel at about 6pm. The hotel Rincon de la Fuente is a charming hotel with magnificent views of the River Tietar and its valley and the Gredos mountains. Dinner at the hotel

Day 2º BUENAVENTURA –HONTANARES-NAVALCAN
Morning ride along the Tietar river valley. Stop at Hontanares. We will join of the main cañadas, the one that will take us through the Gredos mountains
Lunch at the cañada .Afternoon a long a beautiful path to Navalcan. Dinner at the rural hotel.

Day 3º NAVALCAN-RAMACASTAÑAS-MOMBELTRAN
From Navalcan through pine woods and holm oaks we will meet the Tietar River and later cross it . Lunch at the cañada . This afternoon we will ride along the Cañada leonesa Occidental on its way north, in the direction to the mountains .Dinner at the hotel in Mombeltran.

DAY 4º MOMBELTRAN SANTA CRUZ – SAN ESTEBAN DEL VALLE
Short day ride. We start our gradual approach to the mountains
Riding through ochards of fruits and olive trees, we will get to Santa Cruz del Valle and San Esteban del Valle where we will have lunch and stay for the night. Dinner at the same place. Afternoon free to visit the village and rest.

Day 5º SAN ESTEBAN DEL VALLE- PUERTO DEL PICO-NAVARREDONDA DE GREDOS
This day we have a steep and spectacular ascent to the mountains on a 2 nd century Roman road. We will dismount and walk several times by the road, At the top we have spectacular views over the cinco villas and the Tietar River valley, lunch at Puerto del pico. Afternoon ride through cordel ( path to join the cañadas ) to Navarredonda de Gredos
Dinner at the hotel

Day 6º RIDE FROM AND TO NAVARREDONDA
Day ride through the beautiful countryside of the Gredos mountains . Dinner at the hotel.

Day 7º
Departure from Navarredonda at around 10 am to be in Madrid at around 12 pm
ITINERARY MAY VARY DUE TO WEATHER OR OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES
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GENERAL TRIPS INFORMATION
METEENG POINT.. Madrid
TRIP LENGTH All the itineraries are 6 nights 5 days riding from Sunday to Saturday ( not Gredos – Salamanca ride its 7 nights 6 days riding from Sunday to Sunday ).
The length of the rides its around 180 kms
HORSES excellent Hispano arabs ( andalusian arab cross) and andalusians horses ,very well trained excellent character and very easy to ride
TACK.We use English saddles with seat saver leather in excellent conditions , very confortables for horses and riders and small saddle bags
WEITGH LIMIT. 90 Kgs / 198 Lbs
NUMBER OF RIDERS Min4 TO Max 8
LEVEL OF RIDING .Intermediate to experience riders

 

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05635 Navarredonda de Gredos - Avila - Spain
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