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Joan and Day live in an traditional Catalan country house dating back to the 18th century. This property has been run for 17 years, welcoming guests to a traditional farmhouse with an organic garden. We make our guests feel at home with a personal service and our own philosophy.

What is our philosophy?

It must be ecological, It is peace, It is vitality, It lives in a healthy way, It connects with the earth and nature, It is the most simple and pure appreciate, It respects the environment and the people. The team creates EcoSlow Experience, a travel agency specializing in outdoor tourism. The horse rides show the best landscape of Catalonia, the local gastronomy with the best accompaniment. All routes start at home, Els Masos d'en Coll Agrotourism.

We have 21 horses that live in flock in semi-freedom. We work with them daily by techniques of natural dressage and Parelli, to improve horse-rider communication and thus ensure a good development of the trail.

Where is it?

At the farm youwake up to the birdsong, walk the roads and forests, observe how the fields are full of life, how the farmers work the land, listen and feel the silence of the Empordà.
In an unbeatable location, at the foot of the Parc Natural del Montgrí, the Baix Ter and the Medas Islands, in the Golden Triangle of the Empordà, with its medieval villages and the incredible coves and beaches. Between Sea and Mountain.

Programs Joan

STAR ROUTES

In the weeks with STATIONARY programs  we offer different possibilities; we will confirm the programs with 2 riders.

Our great availability of own accommodation, horses, resident guide and own assistance, allows us to offer an open calendar for à la carte, private, short breaks or simply stays and interaction with horses.

Discovering  the Costa Brava

5-6 hours on saddle, full board

  • 2 nights / 1 riding day    385 €
  • 3 nights / 2 riding days  510
  • 4 nights / 3 riding days  675 €
  • 5 nights / 4 riding days   840 €
  • 6 nights / 5 riding days 1000 €
  • 7 nights / 6 riding days 1170 € 

3-4 hours on saddle, breakfast and lunch included           

  • 2 nights / 1 riding day   365 €
  • 3 nights / 2 riding days 485 €
  • 4 nights / 3 riding days 600 €
  • 5 nights / 4 riding days 725 €
  • 6 nights / 5 riding days 850 €
  • 7 nights / 6 riding days 975 € 

Beginners week

  • 6 nights 5 days riding. 900 euros
  • 2 nights 2 days away.   395 euros

Treks

  • Short trail Tasting the Costa Brava.                  765 euros.
  • Catalonia, mountains and sea.                 v.a.1350 euros.
  • New Year's                                                          1450 euros.
  • From the Pyrenees to the Costa Brava.   v.a.1350 euros.

Non riders can stay for 95 euros p.p.p.d. on a half board basis in a shared room with a rider.

Breakfast is available for 10 euros, lunch and the evening meal for 18 euros.

Look for dates below or on the Calendar page.

STAR ROUTES

DISCOVERING THE COSTA BRAVA

4 nights 3 days riding
from 765 euros.

Dates 2022

23th – 27th March 765 €, 06th – 10th April 765 €, 23th – 27th April 825 €, 11th – 15th May 825 €, 25th – 29th May 825 €, 14h – 18th September 825 €, 28th September – 02nd October 825 €, 12th – 16th October 825 €, 02nd – 06th November 765 €

With this discovery tour you start and end every day at the farm, which means that you do not change hotel and you can fully relax.
The program is a beautiful and exciting journey of discovery around the territory of Baix Empordà, an impressive area with a temperate climate. You drive through a country full of historic buildings, exciting civilizations, beautiful natural landscapes, good gastronomy and good wine.
An unforgettable experience!
To make this experience more authentic, we will be accompanied by our horses.
They will guide you through this "Costa Brava" region.
Many gallops through unspoiled nature, green valleys and beautiful medieval villages, we will even have the opportunity to cross a river together.
We invite you to stay in our farm with the history of more than 6 generations of our family working the land.
With the history of the past, authentic rural tourism with all the conveniences of today.
Our philosophy EcoSlow: live quietly without routine and make contact with nature!

DAY 1 ARRIVAL
In the afternoon we arrive at our accommodation. It is located in the heart of Baix Empordà, surrounded by nature and far away from the noise. Make yourself at home! Here you will find every comfort in a rural environment. Before we start enjoying the dinner we will discuss the program of the week. We can talk quietly about the special features of our Spanish and Arabian horses, an introduction to the entire weekend program, where we have the opportunity to find the perfect horse for every rider Relax and enjoy a fantastic welcome dinner!

DAY 2 MONTGRI, MEDES ISLANDS AND the river TER
Today we leave Llabià and go to the city of Torroella de Montgrí, a city of medieval origin, a city that currently has a balance between modernity and traditional rural life, we will continue our way to the Montgrí Natural Park, with the castle on top, Built in the 13th century, 322 meters above sea level. From the top of the massif we can enjoy a magnificent view over the Mediterranean Sea: the beaches, the N.P of the wetlands of Emporda, the vast plain of cultivation fields, a landscape from the north to the south of the Costa Brava. Along the way we stop at a good spot in the forest to enjoy a picnic lunch. We will continue our way to 'home', all comfort awaits us in our accommodation.

DAY 3 ALONG THE TER RIVERphoto :

Today the route takes us through grain and fruit plantations, along the river Ter, a very important area for many birds such as seagulls, ducks and a beautiful fauna. A landscape with endless flat roads that give us the opportunity to enjoy long and exciting gallops while enjoying the company of your horse and the silence of nature. We will ride through narrow streets of small villages carved in stone, and all we hear is the sound of the horse's hooves. We stop to eat in a restaurant with a beautiful view and a good atmosphere, close to the river. We return to our accommodation between meadows and beautiful colors, a landscape with large blue skies where the mountain of Montgrí and its castle will always accompany us along the horizon, will become our perfect setting during our entire stay. We arrive at the farm to enjoy a well-earned rest.

DAY 4 MEDIEVAL VILLAGES

Today's destination is discovering the history of the Great Middle Ages, passing through Fontanilles and Palau-Sator, two small villages of ancient Roman origin and medieval history of the 9th century. We will always be surrounded by nature, the green color of the fields and practically a blue sky all year round, this region is known for its flat terrain, very natural and its precious light. Then we arrive in Peratallada, one of the most important and best preserved medieval architecture centers in Catalonia, from the 9th to the 13th centuries. The time here seems to have stopped. We will enjoy a cowboy picnic and some free time to take pictures and walk around the village and to see houses with Gothic and Renaissance windows and arched doors with carved shields. We return to our accommodation, upon our arrival we will enjoy a relaxing moment in the gardens or in the company of the horses as they roam the fields of the farm.

DAY 5 GALLOPPES AND MORE MEDIEVAL HISTORY
Today we will enjoy, fields and beautiful paths full of olive trees, peace and good gallopades, a landscape strewn with villages until we reach Pals. If you liked Peratallada and its history, you will enjoy his sister Pals, with history from the 9th - 15th centuries, one of the stars of the area, a charming stone village with small cobbled streets and decorated with flowers. It is elevated on a small hill where we can see the sea in the distance, spectacular views from a village with a medieval spirit. We stop to eat at a restaurant nearby, enjoying a traditional rice dish. Then we will quietly enjoy the sky and the landscape, until we return to our farm.

DAY 6 ORIGIN OF THIS COUNTRY, RUINS IBÉRICAS OF ULLASTRET

Today we have a very interesting day. We leave after a good breakfast, because every day we prepare our horses and drive towards Ullastret through beautiful landscapes, we pass this Gothic city, which has a small stone core with sturdy walls that protected it from invasions. We will continue a little further until we find the Iberian ruins of Ullastret, the most important and largest ruins in all of Catalonia; the Iberian city is a mystery nowadays because there are no preserved writings. We will continue our journey through the interior of the region, through small rural areas, farms and typical houses. We will stop to rest and find strength with a picnic, then we will go back to the farm.

DAY 7 CROPS AND FRUIT TREES
Today we will have the opportunity to drive longer and more actively along the Ter River nature park, we will see many birds and fields with fruit trees all year round. You and your horse will gallop a lot. This route offers a beautiful view of the entire Montgrí mountain, with the castle at the top. We continue on our way to Verges, where we stop to eat at a local restaurant. Later we go back to the farm where we have time to rest, talk or continue to explore the area without a horse. In the afternoon we descend to our rural accommodation in the Empordà, to be visited again.

DAY 8 L'EMPORDANET, BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE AND HISTORY
After an extensive breakfast, it's time to prepare our four-legged friends and leave for Empordanet, a name that the locals give to the area of ​​small towns in the interior of the Costa Brava, from the medieval era. We can enjoy the freedom of trotting and galloping on flat paths with a beautiful view, fresh air and peace. We pass small villages with stone houses, until we reach the star of the day, Monells, a small town that has been very well preserved, with a lot of charm, the walls of the old castle have been preserved. We take a well-deserved time to eat, rest and step into the quiet cobblestone streets. We return to our accommodation through Mediterranean pine forests, vineyards, fields and farms (typical Catalan houses).

Information

4 nights / 3 days riding: Description days: 5th to 7th

Single room supplement: 30€ per night ( direct payment at arrival)
Single person willing to share, if there aren't another person for share with 15 days before of departure, must to pay directly the advertised supplement.
FOR EQUESTRIANS FROM 12 TO 17 YEARS OLD ACCOMPANIED

Price includes

Spending the nights in the same accommodation with a private bathroom.
Riding through the variety of landscapes of Catalonia.
Full board with drinks: Catalan or Spanish dishes, with local and ecological products, always with water and wine.
Professional multilingual guide.
Type of horses: Andalusian and Hispano Arabic well trained.
Transport of luggage and extra vehicle.
Tourist tax.

Transfer information

Free transfer from Girona airport. Special transfers up to 4 people anytime.

One-way to/from Barcelona’s airport 220€ per car.
One-way to/from Girona’s airport 75€ per car. From and to Girona Airport or Girona Train Station, in a single transfer for all customers:
Arrival: Pick-up at 7:30 p.m.
Please book flights to Girona with a landing time no later than 17:30h.
Departure from accommodation at 9:30 a.m.
Please book flights from Girona not earlier than 12:00h.
The Girona-Accommodation journey is 1 hour, for more information
and other transfers, contact us.
NOTE: There is very cheap connection to Girona with bus or train from Barcelona.
The train company is Renfe www.renfe.com and the bus company is
Segales.

The program is tailor-made. The entire week is from Sunday to Sunday but riders can arrive any day of the week and run any length (minimum 3 nights-2 days of riding).
4-6 hours a day on horseback.
Group: Minimum group: 2 riders - Maximum group: 8 riders.
Weight: max. 90 kg. Experienced riders with more weight in consultation.
Meals: Every day full board with water and one drink per person, the rest of the drinks are paid directly.

Beginners week

Learn to ride a horse in Catalonia!

Prijs 900 euros

Single room supplement: 30€ per night ( direct payment ) Single person willing to share, if there aren't another person for share with 15 days before of departure, must to pay directly the supplement.

This program is intended for people who have never or hardly ever
have riden a horse and want to start without risks. During the week, classes are given alternately in the tank and rides are made.
At the end of the week you will be able to step outside and trot and make a starting canter. You will also have spent a wonderful holiday in the Baix Empordà and the Costa Brava.
This program is perfect to start alone, as a family or with a group of friends, and take advantage of the holiday to learn horse riding. The horses are trained to obey the voice and to work in groups. Every day we do a lesson and later we go on the road to practice everything we have learned outside in nature.

Program

The days start with breakfast and a lesson about taking care of the horses and saddles before and after riding and end with a ride outside to practice what has been learned.

photo :

DAY 1

Transfer from the airport, bus station or Girona train station to the stables.

DAY 2
Lesson about balance, riding and turning while walking.

Estimated duration 2.30 hours - 3 hours.

DAY 3
Riding position, balance, driving and turning while walking and initiation to the trot the rhythm and balance.

duration 2.30 hours - 3 hours.

DAY 4

During the trot we will learn how to turn, change hands and then we will start learning the trot in suspension.

Estimated duration 2.30 hours - 3 hours.

DAY 5
While trotting in suspension we learn how to turn around, determine the speed and then we will start galloping. Estimated duration 2.30 hours - 3 hours.

DAY 6
Ride  through medieval villages.

Today we will enjoy a trail on the paths that have been made many years ago on Iberian and Roman horses. The path leads us to Peratallada, through fields and along stone walls. Magnificent views of the sea, with the Medas Islands, the Natural Park of Montgrí, Pals, the Ullastret Pond, with all its history, etc. There will be some very special moments, accompanied by our friends (Golfo, Diablo, Zara, Reina, ....) who have shown us during these days the symbiosis that has existed for years between woman / man and mare / horse.

Duration approx. Three hours.

DAY 7ALLOTJAMENT-COLABORADOR4

Breakfast

Extra information

Stay on a Catalan farm. All meals are made with high quality products from our garden and farm, or local producers. We have en-suite rooms and 3 apartments for up to 4 people each. Free Wi-Fi, friendly and good service.
Duration: 7 days
Minimum 2 riders max. 40
Riders between 12 and 17 years old under supervision.

Price included

Riding program
Pick up at the airport, bus or train station in Girona.
6 nights with accommodation with breakfast in a real Catalan country house.
5 days of driving with programmed lessons and outings
Qualified guide
Maximum safety measures
Horses trained to teach all levels

Trails

Tasting the Costa Brava 

Mini trail from Wednesday to Sunday

Price 765 euro

Price in a double room basis.

Single Room: 145 € per person (single person willing to share no supplement)

Dates 2022

23th – 27th March 765 €, 06th – 10th April 765 €, 23th – 27th April 825 €, 11th – 15th May 825 €, 25th – 29th May 825 €, 14h – 18th September 825 €, 28th September – 02nd October 825 €, 12th – 16th October 825 €, 02nd – 06th November 765 €

Enjoy some excellent canters and gallops on the beach with our magnificent Spanish horses! Kilometres of golden sandy beach and the Mediterranean Sea are the delight of any rider. We will be riding through the typical landscape of Empordà, from inland towards the sea and then the mountain. The Beach Ride will start with a fantastic ride on the beach, and after that we will discover the gorgeous medieval villages and feel the nature and the peaceful of the inland mountain of Les Gavarres.

If you want to spend a complete week riding, you can join our Two Beaches Ride that combines the itinerary of the Beach Ride with three more days on horseback and with one more beach!

PROGRAM

DAY 1. WELCOME TO THE FARM (WEDNESDAY)

You will arrive to de farm. Before dinner we will go over the week's program. You will be told about the special characteristics of our Andalusian trail horses. You will be given an introduction to the weekend ́s program with an opportunity for a one-to-one conversation designed to find every rider’s perfect horse (this individual conversation could take place on Thursday morning instead). Then, you will enjoy a fantastic welcome dinner!

DAY 2. TOWARD THE BEACH OF PALS (THURSDAY)

Today we will leave the farm towards the beach of Pals. Over 3,5 kilometres long and surrounded by dunes and pine trees, it follows the whole rice growing plain. This sandy beach has some magnificent views over the Illes Medes. After our gallop, we will stop for a nice lunch.

At the afternoon, we will ride to the south through crops and forest. We will leave our horses in the stable and we will be driven to Calella de Palafrugell where we spent the night. Originally, the town of Calella was fishermen’s cottages, but now it’s a really peaceful and harmonious place where you can enjoy the beach before the dinner.

DAY 3. THE GAVARRES PARK (FRIDAY)

Today, we will ride inland to the Park of les Gavarres. This park has a large network of paths which will allow you to discover the most important Catalonian cork oaks and maritime pine forest. Vegetation here is that of wet, shady areas near mountain streams, forests are made up of alders, hazels and chestnuts, contrasting with the rest of the predominantly Mediterranean territory.

At the hotel, a beautiful rural guesthouse, we will be able to rest the rest of the afternoon and taste a homemade Catalan dinner.

DAY 4. MEDIEVAL VILLAGES (SATURDAY)

The trail leads us back to Masos d’en Coll, passing through the most well-preserved medieval villages of Spain. You will ride cross pretty medieval villages and towns that are mere dots on the map become quaint terracotta coloured settlements the closer you get. Peratallada and Ullastret are worth prising yourself away from the beach. We will be back at Masos d’en Coll in the afternoon and have some free time to enjoy your Saturday afternoon.

DAY 5. DEPARTURE

Departure after breakfast. We hope to see you soon in another adventure!

TRAIL CHARACTERISTICS AND OTHER INFORMATION

  • Pace: trail with long gallops, canters and trots.
  • Hours a day: 4-6 hours a day
  • Group: Min. group: 4 riders – max. group: 8 riders
  • Horses: The horses for this programme will be our Spanish Breed Horses, because they are very good trained to ride on the beach and for short trails.
  • Weight: max 90 kg. 
  • Meals: in the trails we have lunch in a sitting down picnic including local home made food and drinks (including wine). As for dinners, they will be in the hotel where we will sleep and will also be Catalan or Spanish home made food including water and wine.
  • Special diet: we can easily adapt to any special diet requirement riders may have so please let us know in advance when the booking is done. Otherwise we cannot guarantee it.
  • Guides and languages: the guides for this trail are experienced guides. We always guarantee fluent English speaking guides. If you are interested in another language, do not hesitate to ask. We may have a German or French speaking guide under demand (extra charge may apply).
  • Note: sometimes changes may apply to the program due to weather conditions, special situations beyond our control always under our guides’ responsibility and trust.
  • Pick up at the airport, bus or train station in Girona.

Tramuntana Land

5 DAYS - 4 NIGHTS - 3 DAYS RIDING
THROUGH NATURE, BEACH AND GASTRONOMY

Price  765 euros

Dates 2022 0th – 24th March 765 €, 20th – 24th April 765 €, 08th – 12th May 825 €, 09th – 13th October 825 €, 30th October – 02nd November 825 €WHAT’S AIR OF THE “COSTA BRAVA”?

It’s a circular trail that takes you through the landscapes of the Alt Empordà, a flat area, full of fields that will allow us to jog and gallop at our own pace, surrounded by many rural paths, a very little urbanized area. We will be able to discover small quiet villages, where you still live from agriculture. A landscape that changes according to the season, we will pass through wheat fields, poppies and sunflowers. We will reach the Bay of Roses, where a long beach of fine sand awaits us, the good temperatures and the sunny days throughout the year, will allow us to enjoy the atmosphere of the sea. We will continue along the coast, enjoying the sea, and the breeze, from the cliffs of the Montgrí Natural Park, Medes Islands and Down Ter River, we will have incredible views of the sea and the Medes Islands, finally we will return to the farm  between paths, fields and fruit trees. Coast, beach and plain, a perfect formula to enjoy your holidays with our excellent horses!

Day1

Arrival and transfer to Els Masos d'en Coll, a typical Catalan agricultural property. Feel at home! Here you will find all the comforts of great accommodation as well as a rural and traditional setting. Our accommodation is located in the heart of the Baix Empordà, the "Costa Brava", a few kilometers from the beach. The good atmosphere, the pool, the meadow and the landscape offer you a lovely atmosphere. Before enjoying dinner, we will review the program of the week. We will be able to talk quietly with our guides about our expectations, experience on horseback, etc., having the opportunity to talk one by one to find the perfect horse for each rider. Afterwards, relax and enjoy a fantastic welcome dinner!

DAY 2 - The most unknown area of the Costa Brava

After having slept and after a good breakfast, we will contact the Horses, we will be ready and we will go.
We leave Els Masos towards the interior, crossing the alluvial zone of the river Ter, the main artery of this territory and which facilitates the irrigation of fruit trees, corn, cereals and orchards. We pass through Sant Iscle d'Empordà, a typical sample of settlement construction in somewhat elevated spaces to to avoid floods, it preserves part of its 11th century wall and rectory. We will enjoy long dirt roads, which will allow us long trots and gallops, according to th rhythm of our group. We will continue passing through small villages with stone houses and ruins of medieval origin.
At noon we will reach the river where we will cross the dam, a bridge of about 103 m, with about six meters high above the river level. On the other bank of the river we will find a wooded area where our horses will rest while we eat at a local restaurant. After a good rest, maybe even a nap next to the noise of the river water, we will continue riding on the way to our next accommodation. It is an ideal day to make contact with your four- legged travel companion, a flat and relaxed day. This less-known area of the Costa Brava allows us to enjoy quiet horseback riding throughout the year, allowing us to enjoy the landscape and the sound of the birds near the river. We arrived at the accommodation, and after leaving our equine friends, we rested well in the garden before dinner.

Day 3 From River water to sea water

After a full breakfast, we will prepare our horses and head to the coast. Ahead, a day on horseback awaits us through the Empordà landscapes, endless paths between lush crops, small villages and many opportunities to ride at a faster pace. We will follow the route that the river makes towards the sea, meeting it several times during the day allowing us to come into contact with the water and our horses. We will stop to rest and have a good lunch, a delicious local menu always accompanied with D.O. Empordà, representing this fertile wine-growing land. We will continue to our beach destination, passing through a beautiful Mediterranean forest, with soft dirt paths winding through
the trees, a perfect place to enjoy long trots and gallops, according to the rhythm of our group. Once settled in the accommodation, we can take a walk to the beach to feel the sea breeze while we wait for dinner. Our accommodation today has an unbeatable location, just five hundred meters from the fine sand beach of San Pere Pescador.

Day 4 You the horse and the sea breeze

It is the last day, and with enthusiasm we will get up at dawn so that just when the sun rises, we will be on the beach. With the sun's rays peeking over the horizon, we will ride next to the sea with an indescribable feeling of freedom, accompanied by our equine friends, a fantastic feeling. We will enjoy jogging and galloping, playing with the foam of the waves, until we reach Sant Martí d'Empúries, here we stop to shower the horses and have a
good breakfast. We continue towards the Montgrí mountain, a majestic massif that will have watched over us throughout the route and that separates Alto del Baix Empordà, it is an emblem of the Montgrí, Medas Islands and Down Ter River Natural Park. Formed of limestone, with sea cliffs over a hundred meters high; and the famous 13th century castle at the top of the mountain, offers us a unique, special landscape. We will ride through this magnificent place crossing the mountains at the lowest point, the continental dune of beach sand brought by the strong winds from the north, locally called "Tramuntana", currently it is a sand dune fixed by the roots of Mediterranean pines and turned into forest. On the hill just when we reach its south face, we will find beautiful views over the Medas Islands, the Ter river and, in the background, the Gavarres mountains. We continue to the rural accommodation, where we will arrive for lunch. Before finishing, we will give the last portion of food, hug and farewell to our mare or horse, which will have made us enjoy a few days of spectacular outing.

Day 4 - 5 See you soon friends

After spending a wonderful vacation together with our horses, it is time to say goodbye. And, we hope to welcome
you back very soon!

Included

• 4 nights high quality accommodation and comfort with a private bathroom
• 3 days riding through the variety of landscapes of Catalonia
• Full board with drinks: Catalan or Spanish food, always with water and wine
• Professional multilingual guide
• Type of horses: Andalusians and Hispano Arabic well trained
• Transport of luggage and extra vehicle
• Tourist tax
• Group transfers included to/from Girona train/bus station in a single transfer for all clients.

PRICES
Itinerant trail with full board, drinks include, 4 nights, 3 days on horseback. 5-7 hours on horseback per day. From 765 € Per rider in double room with another person.
SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT 35 € per night The single person willing to share does not pay a supplement at the time of booking, but if there is no other person to share 15 days before departure, they must pay the supplement.

TRANSFER INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
To and from Girona train/bus station in a single transfer for all clients: Arrival: Pick up at 7:30 p.m. Departure: from the accommodation at 9:30 a.m.

PRIVATE TRANSFER PRICE
Up to 4 people. At any time. 240 € per car - One way from / to Barcelona Airport 210 € per car - One way from / to Perpignan Airport 80 € per car - One way from / to Girona Airport or City

PRICE NON-RIDER / HALF-BOARD
Person who does not ride sharing room with rider 95 € per night, with half board, breakfast and dinner. We recommend car rental to visit the area.

EXTRA NIGHT Without riding
There is the possibility of expanding your stay before or after the program 60 € per night -Sharing double/twin room with breakfast 90 € per night -Single room with breakfast Request price in an apartment for 4 people:

EXTRA DAY RIDING
60 € Half day 3-4 hours on horseback 100 € Full day 5-6 hours on horseback
EXTRA LUNCH OR DINNER ( Direct Payment )18 € per meal Delicious menus in our farmhouse, with traditional dishes of Mediterranean cuisine, with local and organic products, always with water, one alcoholic drink per person and coffee or tea.

PRIVATE GROUP SUPPLEMENT
150 €, 2-3 pax
100 €, 4-5 pax
50 €, 6-7 pax
No extra cost, 8-9 pax

DISCOUNTS
25 % Third person in a triple room
5 % discount for riders who repeat with us

Single room supplement: 35 € per night.
The single person willing to share does not pay a supplement at the time of booking, but if there is no other person to share 15 days before departure, they must pay the supplement announced.
Equestrians from 12 to 17 years old, they must be accompanied. Experienced riders under 12 years old, consult.

7 NIGHTS, 6 DAYS RIDING
COMBINE THE DOUBLE TRAIL: TRAMUNTANA LAND AND TASTING THE COSTA BRAVA

Catalonia, mountains and beach

A route through history and naturephoto :

7 NIGHTS 6 DAYS

1350 -1450 euros

Dates 2022

27 March – 03rd April 1350 €, 15th – 22th May 1450 €, 05th – 12th June 1450 €, 18th – 25th September 1450 €, 16th – 23th October 1450 €, 13th – 20th November 1350 €

This route runs through two large nature reserves, through the Baix Empordà and the Costa Brava, the protected nature reserve of the Gavarres and the natural park of Montgrí, Islas Medes and Baix Ter.

The mountains and the sea will guide us from the megalithic era to our time through the Roman, medieval, pirate land.

DAY 1 WELCOME
Transfer from the airport or on your own to the stables. As soon as you arrive you will receive all information about the routes, driving times, places of interest, accommodation and other points that may be important for your horseback holiday. In the evening the dinner is with all participants, so that everyone can make their first contacts and we start to feel like a team, so that we can enjoy the next 6 days with our friends: the horses.

DAY 2 ROUTE OF THE PIRATES AND THE MASIAphoto :
The moment has finally arrived, it's time to make contact with our horses and to get to know him or her. Then we continue with a quiet and calm route to the river Ter, towards Montgrí, you pass through fortified farms and you will see how they were able to defend their inhabitants when there were pirate attacks. Then you continue along the foot of the Montgrí until you reach the beach and then you will cross the river and find your way back. Returning to the farm we go through apple crops, fields that were ponds and wetlands in recent times.

Riding time: 5 hours

DAY 3 THE MEDITERRANEAN VILLAGES OF CATALONIA
Today we head for the mountains, we come closer to some medieval villages, we will go to Peratallada and we will think about what was a lake until the XVIII century and 2000 years before it was the sea. In Peratallada, Canapost, Castell d'Empordà, Monells, Cruilles we will see stone constructions from the Middle Ages. After arriving at the destination for the night, after taking care of the horses, we can rest in a peaceful environment and in the evening enjoy traditional dishes prepared by Joan and Marta.

Riding time: 5h 30 mphoto :

DAY 4, THE "ROMANTIC" MIRADOR OF THE COSTA BRAVA
Today we go on a route that takes us through forests of cork oaks and chestnut trees, through St Cebriá de Lladó, "Els Metges" of Romanesque times, unbeatable views from the Pyrenees to the Costa Brava. Next we find the first megalithic remnant, a hunebed at a strategic point of "Puig d'Arques" and we descend to our accommodation for today. We will go along narrow paths and then we will find the hermitage of Sta Llucia d'Arboç, another example of Romanesque construction in the area. We arrive 'home' and rest, because the route for tomorrow is long.

Riding time: 5 h 30 m

DAY 5 THROUGH THE DOLLENES, WE GO TO THE SEA
After a good breakfast we go to the beach. Along the way we will be able to see old ice pits, abundant in the neighborhood; the Dolmen "Tres Peus" one of the best preserved megalithic monuments of the area and then we will enjoy the wide view over the entire plain with the blue Mediterranean Sea. We go to the beach, but earlier we stop at a number of monuments such as the church of Sta. Coloma de Fitor, from the X century. We go through forests and along Roman paths and the medieval village of Pals, where we will stay tonight, it is just a few meters from the beach. Once we have the horses in the meadow and they have been fed, we can relax in the cozy accommodation or take a walk to the fine sandy beach, the Playa del Racó.

Riding time: 5 hours 30 minutes to 6 hours

DAY 6 IN THE HEART OF THE COSTA BRAVAphoto :
Today we are in the Costa Brava, we will make a circular route along old mines and paths with holm oaks, cork oaks and pines, to a high point where we can see this beautiful landscape. Queremany, the viewpoint of Pals, with a beautiful view of the beach of Pals, which some historians say you saw the departure of the ships of Christopher Columbus on his first trip to America. With this beautiful landscape we will continue our way to the beach where we will rest because we have to get up early tomorrow. Driving time: 5 h 30 m.

DAY 7 BETWEEN THE TER RIVER, THE SEA AND THE RICE FIELDS
Today we leave very early, there is the possibility to ride on the beach, depending on the circumstances. We must keep in mind that we are in a nature park and that there may be limitations. We follow the entire beach to the mouth of the Ter River and leave the sea through apple orchards and rice crops, cultivation fields, where we can enjoy beautiful rice fields, the Arrós of Pals, depending on the time of year. A good rice dish to end this beautiful 6 days.

Riding time: 5 h 30 m

DAY 8, ADIÓS AMIGOS, WE SEE EACH OTHER

With the memory of sharing some wonderful days, knowledge of prehistory, history, gastronomy, etc., we can return to our places of origin, after first receiving a souvenir that reminds us that the Costa Brava on horseback is a is fun.
Extra information

Included in the pricephoto :

7 nights of quality accommodation with a private bathroom.
6 days riding through the variety of landscapes of Catalonia.
Full board with drinks: Catalan or Spanish food, always with water and wine.
Professional multilingual guide.
Type of horses: Andalusians and Hispano Arabian well trained.Transport of luggage and extra vehicle.
Tourist tax.

Pick up at the airport, bus or train station in Girona.

TRANSFER INCLUDED ON THE PRICE 

From and to Girona Airport or Girona Train Station, in a single transfer for all customers: 

Arrival: Pick-up at 7:30 p.m. 

Please  book flights to Girona with a landing time no later than 17:30h,   

Departure: Leave from accommodation at 9:30 a.m.  

Please  book flights from Girona not earlier than 12:00h.  

The Girona-Accommodation journey is 1 hour, for more information and other transfers, contact us. 

NOTE: There is connection to Girona with bus or train from Barcelona. The train company is Renfe www.renfe.com and the bus company is Segales. 

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PRIVATE TRANSFER 

Up to 4 people. Anytime.  220€ per car - One way to/from Barcelona’s airport  75€ per car - One way to/from Girona’s airport

PRICE NON RIDER / HALF-BOARD

95€ for night and person non-rider on half board sharing room with rider

EXTRA NGHT ( Direct Payment ) Without riding   

There is the possibility of expanding your stay before or after the program  60€ per night - Sharing double/twin room with breakfast 90€ per night - Single room with breakfast. Request price in apartment Mas Pou for 4 people.

OTHER INFORMATION OF INTEREST 

  • The horses are equipped with: Front and back saddlebags  
  • We have English saddle 
  • The helmet is mandatory. We have helmets available for riders 
  • It is advisable to use cream and glasses, sun protection all year 

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  • Dates:  Saturday to Saturday, check the calendar. Always, it's possible other dates, private group or not private, during all the year and of all our programs, especially the weeks without program.  
  • Rhythm: Step, trot and gallops. 
  • Hours per day: 5-7 hours on horseback per day. 
  • Group: Minimum group: 4 riders - Maximum group: 8 riders. Ask about our prices of private routes and the supplement for guaranteed departures of small groups from 3 people. 
  • Horses: Spaniards and Hispano-Arabic well tamed.
  • Weight: Max 90 kg. Experienced riders with more weight, consult. 
  • Meals: Every day in full board with water and one drink per person, the rest of the drinks will be paid directly by the clients. 
  • Special diet: If you need a special diet, request it in advance. 
  • Guides and languages: Our guides communicate with our clients in Catalan, Spanish, English, French and possibility of German. 

Single room supplement 30€ per night ( Direct payment ) 

Single person willing to share, if there aren't another person for share with 15 days before of departure, must to pay directly the advertised supplement.  

FOR EQUESTRIANS FROM 12 TO 17 YEARS OLD ACCOMPANIED

SUPPLEMENTS

SUPPLEMENTS SMALL GROUP
Check the minimum riders for each program and their small group supplement.
Horse trail from Pyrenees to Costa Brava: Guaranteed departure with 4 riders. For 3 riders:
210 € per person.
Catalonia, Mountain and Sea: Guaranteed departure with 2 riders. For 1 rider in private.
Tasting Costa Brava: Guaranteed departure with 2 riders. For 1 rider in private.
Discovering the Ampurdán and the Costa Brava: Guaranteed departure with 1 rider.
Riding week, Riding getaway: Guaranteed departure with 1 rider.

SUPPLEMENTS PRIVATE GROUP ITINERANT PROGRAMS
Weekly programmes
300 €, 2-3 pax
200 €, 4-5 pax
100 €, 6-7 pax
No extra cost, 8-9 pax
Minitrail “Tasting the Costa Brava”
150 €, 2-3 pax
100 €, 4-5 pax
50 €, 6-7 pax
No extra cost, 8-9 pax

STATIONARY PROGRAMS
30% 1 pax
15% 2 pax
10% 3 pax or 4 pax
5 pax or more, no extra cost

EXTRA COSTS
NON-RIDER
Person non-rider sharing room with rider. We recommend own vehicle to visit the area or move to the different accommodations.
ITINERANT PROGRAMS: 95 € per night, half board
DISCOVERYNG THE AMPURDÁN AND THE COSTA BRAVA: 95 € per night, full board
DISCOVERYNG THE AMPURDÁN AND THE COSTA BRAVA: 75 € per night, breakfast and lunch included.

RIDING WEEK, RIDING GETAWAY

60 € per night, with breakfast included
EXTRA NIGHT ( Direct Payment ) Without riding
60 € per night - Sharing double/twin room with breakfast
90 € per night - Single room with breakfast
Request price in apartment Mas Pou for 4 people.

EXTRA LUNCH OR DINNER (Direct Payment)

Always in stays at the farm.
Delicious menus in our Farmhouse with recipes of traditional dishes, drinks included: water,
glass of wine or beer and coffee.

ITINERANT PROGRAMS 18 € per meal

EXTRA HALF DAY RIGING ( Direct Payment )
Always in stays in Els Masos d’en Coll Agrotourism.
HALF DAY RIDING: 60 €

PRIVATE TRANSFER
Up to 4 people. Anytime.
225 € per car - One way to/from Barcelona’s airport
80 € per car - One way to/from Girona’s airport

IN ALL PROGRAMS
8% Discount for groups from 7 to 12 riders
75 € for double trail with more than 9 nights
50 € for double trail with more than 6 nights
5% discount for riders who repeat with us

Note: Sometimes changes can be made to the program, due to weather conditions, and / or special situations that are beyond our control; always under the responsibility and trust of our guides.

Always, it's possible other dates, private group or not private, during all the year and of all our programs, especially the weeks without program.

Bookings:

horsebackridinginspain@gmail.com

Telephone: 0031612044440

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References

Hi Marion
We had a great time, thank you.
For your website if you like:
We spent four nights at Joan's. The property is situated among the most beautiful of Spain's landscapes, and it is loved.  Our rooms were brand new, extremely comfortable, and everyone was friendly and caring. The horses are fat and friendly, and ready for any kind of adventure. Our riding tours took us through the countryside to ancient villages, the beach, and through pristine agricultural lands. Paloma, our riding leader, is an enthusiastic equestrian and passionate about Costa Brava.
A dream vacation!
Kim

Hi Marion,

We had a wonderful holiday! The horses, people and food have made it unforgettable.

Absolutely worth repeating

Greetings, Mariëlle

Hello!

We had a great time, a fantastic holiday.

We have lots of photos and we will of course email you some of the best!

Regards

Diedrik