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Joan / Catalonia

Hi, I'm Joan.

Welcome to our home. Located in the Empordà, the Costa Brava, a beautiful area in the north of Catalonia.
Our house with more than 500 years of history, where we still live caring for and cultivating the land, our own garden and farm. Our equestrian centre is located on the same farm, in different spaces that surround the entire house.
Restored for tourism, we offer you authentic rural accommodation with all services, such as Wi-Fi, swimming
pool, tourist information and homemade gastronomy with quality products. Quality and comfort, and what is more important, a friendly and close treatment. You will stay during our routes and stationary rides, learning programs and riding improvement program. Also
during the first and last night in all of our itinerant programs.

We transfer the whole philosophy of our agritourism to equestrian sports. When I explain the mission of our farm, you can clearly see what our objectives are.

We "create spaces and moments to give people opportunities to be happier"

Apart from the landscapes, the environment, the places, in our region we have a spectacular gastronomy, and we want to show it to you and offer it to the riders who follow our routes to make. Therefore, on almost all routes, with exception of closed seasons, there will be meals in restaurants serving local cuisine. It is a tradition in our culture to share good times around a table while enjoying good food.

The horses
We have our 21 horses in a herd, and we teach them with natural dressage so that they show their calmness and kindness, because they live in harmony.

Also remember that we have tutorials and especially the star routes, both half day and full day, which are ideal for riders with little experience or with experience but who have not ridden for a long time, as well as for those who have their first want to experience horse riding.

ITINERANT TRAILS

Catalonia, Mountain & Sea                                                 7 nights

Tasting the Costa Brava                                                       4 nights 
Tramuntana Land                                                                 4 nights 
Combined: Tasting Costa Brava + Tramuntana Land     7 nights 

STATIONARY TRAILS

Discovering the Ampurdan and the “Costa Brava” Full day riding From 2 to 7 nights 

Discovering the Ampurdan and the “Costa Brava” Half day riding From 2 to 7 nights
Riding Week 6 nights

ITINERANT TRAILS   

Day to day description on demand

Catalonia, Mountain & Sea    

Price   1790 euro

HISTORY, CULTURE AND NATURE

8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS 6 DAYS RIDING

Dates 2023

26th March – 02nd April, 30th April – 07th May, 28th May – 04th June, 17th – 24th September, 08th – 15th October, 05th – 12 November

This route runs through two large natural areas, through the Baix Empordà and the Costa Brava, the protected Natural Area of the Gavarres and the Natural Park of Montgrí, Medes Islands and Down Ter River. The mountains and sea will accompany us from the Megalithic era to our times going through the Roman, Medieval, and pirate lands. A very complete trail, it requires a good riding rhythm and a desire for adventure.

TASTING THE “COSTA BRAVA”

Price 990 euro

THROUGH FOREST, MEADOWS AND BEACHE

5 DAYS - 4 NIGHTS - 3 DAYS RIDING

Dates 2023

01st – 05th March, 15th – 19th March, 19th – 23th April, 23th – 27th April, 10th – 14th May, 24th – 28th May, 07th – 11th June, 10 - 14 en 13th – 17th September, 27th September – 01st October, 18th – 22th October, 22th – 26th November

Enjoy some excellent canters and gallops on great landscapes and views of the beach with our magnificent Spanish horses! 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 the mountains towards the sea and then to inland. The Tasting Ride will start by discovering the gorgeous medieval villages, then it will continue to make us feel the nature and the peacefulness of the mountains of the interior of Les Gavarres, and finally with a fantastic ride on the beach. If you do not have a full week for your horseback holidays and you want to enjoy beach and mountain: this is your Trail!

TRAMUNTANA LAND

Price 1040 euro

THROUGH NATURE, BEACH AND GASTRONOMY

5 DAYS - 4 NIGHTS - 3 DAYS RIDING

Dates 2023

12th – 16th March, 16th – 20th April, 13th – 17th September, 24th – 28th September, 25th – 29th October, 15th – 19th November

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 Ranch between paths, fields and fruit trees. Coast, beach and plain, a perfect formula to enjoy your holidays with our excellent horses!

COMBINE THE DOUBLE TRAIL TRAMUNTANA LAND AND TASTING THE COSTA BRAVA

7 NIGHTS, 6 DAYS RIDING   

Price 1890 euro

Dates 2023

12th – 19th March, 16th – 23th April, 10th – 17th September, 24th September – 01st October

STATIONARY TRAILS

DISCOVERING THE AMPURDAN AND THE “COSTA BRAVA

STAR-SHAPED ROUTE, FROM 1 TO 6 DAYS ON HORSEBACK

Price

Half day                                                       Full day

Days Nights Riding-days Price        Days Night Riding-days Price

3           2         1          450 euro           3          2       1          490 euro     

4           3         2          600 euro           4          3       2          690 euro
5           4         3          750 euro           5          4       3          890 euro
6           5         4          900 euro           6          5       4        1090 euro
7           6         5        1050 euro           7          6      5         1290 euro
8           7         6        1200 euro           8          7      6         1490 euro

Dates 2023

Full-day riding

01st – 28th February, 05th – 12th March, 19th – 26th March, 02nd – 16th April, 14th – 24th May, 03rd – 10th September, 01st – 08th October, 29th October – 05th November, 26th November – 22th December

November 6 – 13, November 20 – December 23

Half-day riding between June 11 and September 3 on request.

There is no horse riding on Sundays.

It is a star-shaped route, from 1 to 6 days on horseback. With the possibility of arrivals for any day of the scheduled week, choose how many days you want to ride and what day you want to arrive. More pleasure, because every day we start and finish at the same place, which means no hotel changes and more time to relax. The Discovering Horse Ride program has lovely and exciting rides around the Baix Empordà territory, an impressive area with a temperate climate. Through a land full of historical buildings, exciting civilizations, landscapes of great nature, good gastronomy and good wine. An unforgettable experience! To make this experience more authentic, we will be accompanied by our pure breed horses. We invite you to stay at our accommodation, a rural farm with a lot of history of our family, with more than 6 generations cultivating the land. Authentic rural tourism with all the services of today. Our philosophy the tranquillity, disconnect from the routine and connect with nature.

RIDING WEEK

LEARN TO RIDE A HORSE     

Price 995 euro   

6 nights 5 days riding

Dates: Throughout the year. On Sundays, there are no horseback rides or classes.

This program is designed for people who have never ridden or have barely ever ridden and want to start without risks. During the week, they will alternate between classes and field trips. When the program finishes they will be able to step and trot with their horse in the field, in balance with yourself and the horse without any risks. They will also have spent a wonderful holiday in the Baix Empordà and the Costa Brava. This program is perfect to start riding alone, as a family or with a group of friends, taking advantage of the holidays to learn how to horse ride. This program has been created and developed in collaboration with Manolo Ruiz, equestrian tourism consultant with 25 years of experience. The horses are trained to obey the voice and to work in groups, one of our experts teaches the students from a horse, maintaining control at all times of the student’s horse, which allows us to move quickly, safely and confidently; after this program the student will be able to trot and start at to gallop. Each day we do a class, and later we go on a trail to practice everything that we have learned.

This program includes only breakfast

Special transfers
Transfer from Barcelona airport at 6:00 p.m.
Up to 8 people. At any time € 264 per car - One way
Transfer from Perpignan airport at 6:00 p.m.
Up to 8 people. At any time € 230 per car - One way
Transfer from Girona airport at 7:00 p.m.
Up to 8 people. At any time, € 93 per car - One way
Transfer from the Girona train/bus station at a different time from the one included in the price.
Up to 8 people. At any time € 73 per car - One way
The return transfer, departure from the accommodation at 9:30 a.m.

COMING BY BUS
From Barcelona Airport or Girona Airport, you can take a bus to Torroella de Montgri, and then take a taxi until the accommodation, only 10 minutes by car. Duration from Barcelona: 3:00h. The bus company is www.moventis.es
And from Girona: 00:45h The bus company is www.ampsa.org/

For bookings, please sent an email to horsebackridinginspain@gmail.com

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Telephone: 0031612044440