Explore the Tajo International Natural Park, the archaeological remains, and a wide cultural and gastronomic offer
Over 1.500 kilometers of freshwater inland coastline Extremadura is located in the southwest of the Iberian Peninsula. This is a region of contrasts. The diversity and richness of natural spaces extend all its regions and it is the community with the most kilometers of fresh water coast in Spain. Heritage, nature and gastronomy together with the practice of equestrian tourism, are presented as a special way to discover this region. The Parque Natural Tajo Internacional holds riverbank forest, meadows with oaks and cork trees, archaeological sites and a wide cultural and gastronomical offer. We will visit Alburquerque, San Vicente de Alcántara, Valencia de Alcántara, Cedillo, Herrera de Alcántara, Santiago de Alcántara, Carbajo and Membrío.
Arrival and reception at the country house. Visit to the equestrian center to see the facilities and assess the level of knowledge of the riders. Welcome dinner and accommodation in a rural hotel in Alburquerque.
The route will take us through the meadow in the Sierra de San Pedro, upland ecosystem with oaks and wonderful cork trees. A route that allows a glimpse of the castle Azagala, located on top of the mountains. A peaceful location, surrounded by rockrose and strawberry trees with amazing views. Dinner and accommodation in Alburquerque.
This route takes us to San Vicente de Alcántara, the so called "city of the cork", where you can find the highest number of cork processing companies in the world. Dinner and accommodation in Alburquerque.
Itinerary through rugged landscape, dotted with rivers and streams.In the village of Valencia de Alcantara we will visit the most important dolmens in Europe. Lunch with typical products. Guided tour through the gothic quarter of Valencia de Alcántara and the church Rocamador. Here took place the marriage between the eldest daughter of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain and the King of Portugal. Dinner and accommodation in Herrera de Alcántara.
We ride over three days through one of the most emblematic natural parks of the community: Parque Natural Tajo Internacional. This route allows us to enjoy a wide variety of natural and cultural attractions (riverside forests, pine forests, archaeological sites, historical bridges…). Dinner and accommodation in Herrera de Alcántara.
Breakfast and departure.
PRICE: 2.150 €
Price per person in double/twin room with bathroom.
PRICE PER PERSON INCLUDED
Minimum: 4 People
Maximum: 10 People
Horse breeds: Cross
Type of saddle: English saddle and western
About the guides certifications: All activities are carried out with and by professionals in the equestrian and riding areas. Equestrian riding technicians and equestrian guides. They are highly qualified as equestrian and mountain guides with extensive professional experience.
Maximum weight of the rider: 90 Kg
Remarks: Prior meeting to review the technical features of the route, helmet use, and riders own riding kit (helmet, pants, and gloves, waterproof...).
Duration of the equestrian activity: 6 days. 8 hours per day.
Required Experience: Level 3 - Intermediate
Activities and schedules shown in the program may undergo modifications due to weather reasons.
LEVELS OF THE RIDER
1 - Beginner (equivalent to Below Gallop 1)
Rider with limited experience, unable to trot or gallop.
2 - Novice (equivalent to Gallop 2)
Rider is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, controls at the walk, moderate length posting trots and short canters.
3 - Intermediate (equivalent to Gallop 4)
Rider with a firm walk, confident and in control at all paces throughout (including trotting and cantering), but does not ride regularly.
4 - Advanced (equivalent to Gallop 5)
Intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least six hours per day.
5 - Expert (equivalent to Gallop 7)
Rider who meets the above requirements and is capable of handling a spirited horse in open country.
Should have Gallops qualifications, we show the equivalence of such qualifications the minimum level required for the route.
Not applicable to carriages driving.