This is an excellent combination of cultural and natural tourism, and of course wine tourism
This equestrian journey through the region of Tierra de Barros is an excellent combination of cultural and nature tourism as well as wine tourism, inviting you to discover this region and to enjoy it.
The most representative towns of the region will be visited along the route as well as some of the wineries from the Designation of Origin Ribera del Guadiana.
Equestrian center visit, to check facilities, horses and evaluation of riders level. Excursion from the equestrian center through the beautiful surroundings. Visit and tastings in the wine cellars of Almendralejo. Barbecue dinner in the equestrian center. Accommodation in nice and cozy hotel in the center of Almendralejo.
In the morning, following a tasty breakfast, you will meet the horses and begin your first day of riding from the equestrian center. You will ride to Alange, at the foot of the reservoir of the same name, where we can take a bath. Short breaks during the trip allows you to enjoy the landscapes of vineyards, olive trees and meadows, typical landscape of this region of Tierra de Barros. Dinner and overnight in a nice hotel overlooking the reservoir. You have the possibility to enjoy visiting the spa of Alange, World Heritage since 1993.
From this beautiful town we head towards Puebla de la Reina, crossing the reservoir of Alange. We will pass through Palomas with its majestic church. Accommodation in a cozy country house in Puebla de la Reina.
This morning, you will head towards Villafranca de los Barros, the second largest town of this region. At this point is the Vía de la Plata, an important historical and cultural route crossing Extremadura from south to north.
Dinner and accommodation in Villafranca de los Barros.
Today you ride along beautiful paths from Villafranca de los Barros to Aceuchal across a large flat plain forms interrupted by the gentle undulations of the streams that pour to the river Guadajira. On this river was built the reservoir of Villalba de los Barros. Dinner and overnight in Aceuchal.
After an early start from Aceuchal, you are going to ride eastbound. Almendralejo is the end of this route Tierra de Barros. In this town there are numerous wineries and the Wine Museum.
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PRICE: 1.190 €
Price per person in double/twin room with bathroom.
PRICE PER PERSON INCLUDED
Minimum: 6 People
Maximum: 10 People
Horse breeds: Several
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: 5 days. 4-5 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.