Excellent point to point trail horse riding holiday in Spain. Ride north from the small white-washed villages of Burgos to the Atlantic Ocean at Santander and enjoy various landscapes from mountain passes to the fast beach riding along the Atlantic Coast.
The horses are all Pure Spanish (PRE) and Spanish mix, forward-going and very responsive, sure footed and experienced in difficult terrain, ridden in Spanish style saddles. Accommodation on each night is in comfortable small hotels and guest houses with en-suite bedrooms, the food typical of the region.
This Spanish horse riding holiday will appeal to intermediate riders who are interested in a combination of scenery and culture with comfortable hotels, good company and beautiful horses.
Transfer Madrid – Covarrubias.
Transfer from Madrid airport to Covarrubias.
Sotopalacios – Altos de Dobro.
We leave Sotopalacios, a small village near Burgos and neighbour of Vivar del Cid, where the famous knight El Cid was born and begin your way to North of Burgos towards Santander´s beach. We ascend to the 1000m limestone plain Paramo de Masa and finish our first day in picturesque mountain village
Altos de Dobro – Corconte
We leave Dobro and descend into the Canyons of the Ebro for a truly beautiful and memorable morning ride. Passing through small towns, we climb to the port Tornos and later cross the Desfiladero de las Palancas passage. A steep climb follows before we rest for lunch on the river shore in Hoz de Arreba. In the afternoon we arrive in Soncillo where the stage ends and we make our way to the Spa Corconte, full of history and legend next to the Ebro dam near the Puerto del Escudo.
Concorte – Cotillo de Anievas
We leave Corconte climbing to the mountain top surrounded by virgin grasslands, wandering animals and wide horizon, heading towards Sel de la Carrera. Here we have lunch and then to ascend to the mountain Cildo and descend to Cotillo de Anievas, a typical mountain village. Overnight in cozy and very stylish rural hotel.
Cotillo de Anievas – Castañeda.
We make our way to the Valley of river Pas and the sea coast between grasslands and forests of eucalyptus. We eat in the chapel of Aés and then ride along the river Pas on our way to Castañeda.
Castañeda – Liencres.
Meandering through the eucalyptus forests and through small villages to Puente Arce where we stop for lunch and siesta at the river bank. Our afternoon ride takes us down to the beach of Liencres.
Liencres – Liencres
On the last day we will enjoy our time on the beach, galloping in the waves and enjoying the fresh sea air.
Breakfast and transfer back to Madrid airport.