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Kingdom of Castile Ride - across the Gredos Mountains


Accommodations for Kingdom of Castile Ride - across the Gredos Mountains


Accommodations
These are progressive rides, so nights are spent in different locations. Only the long weekend ride is stationary with all nights spent in Navarredonda de Gredos.

Description
Accommodations are in small hotels and rural inns with private bathroom (toiletries almost always included). Most overnights are at charming rural hotels where we enjoy the exquisite regional cuisine, known for its tendency to be gourmet. We will also experience modern hotels, built in the traditional European style, located in areas of outstanding beauty.
All accommodations provide free Wi-Fi access.

Accommodation Itinerary - subject to changes based on availability

Gredos - Salamanca Ride

Night 1: Hotel in Navarredonda de Gredos
Night 2 & 3: Hotel in El Barco de Avila
Night 4: Hotel in Candelario
Night 5: Hotel in Guijo de Avila
Night 6: Monastery Valdejimena in Horcajo
Night 7: Hotel in Salamanca

Hotel in Navarredonda de Gredos
This small hotel is surrounded by nature and provides great views of the mountains. The bedrooms all come with Wi-Fi access, a TV and private facilities. Guests are welcome to relax in the panoramic lounge or outdoor terrace.

Hotel in El Barco de Ávila
This beautiful hotel built out of noble materials offers modern and comfortable accommodations featuring private bathrooms with hair dryer and toiletries, heating/air-conditioning, a TV, free Wi-Fi access and hardwood floors. The property benefits from a beautiful view over the city and surrounding mountains as well as a lovely garden and terrace.

Rural Hotel in Candelario
This rural hotel is housed in a beautiful building featuring the local architectural style. During its restoration in the 90s, great care was taken in conserving the charm of the traditions while providing more modern accommodations. Each room has its own decor and comes equipped with Wi-Fi access, a TV, heating and private facilities.

Hotel in Guijo de Avila
This small hotel has 20 modern accommodations, all equipped with full bathrooms, air conditioning, a TV and internet access.

Hotel in Salamanca
The hotel is housed in a beautiful historic building with a neoclassical renaissance façade. Rooms are simply decorated and all have air conditioning, a satellite TV, a safe and private bathroom with free toiletries. Free Wi-Fi is available at the reception.


Castles of Gredos Ride
Night 1: Hotel in Navarredonda de Gredos
Night 2: Hotel in Hoyos del Espino
Night 3: Hotel in El Barco de Avila
Night 4: Rural Hotel in Hoyorredondo
Night 5: Rural Hotel in Navacepedilla
Night 6: Hotel in Navarredonda de Gredos

Hotel in Navarredonda de Gredos
This small hotel is surrounded by nature and provides great views of the mountains. The bedrooms all come with Wi-Fi access, a TV and private facilities. Guests are welcome to relax in the panoramic lounge or outdoor terrace.

Hotel in Hoyos del Espino
This family hotel has been welcoming visitors since 1978. It has 15 guestrooms; all fitted with a private bathroom and a TV. There are public areas where guest can read a book, enjoy the view, watch TV or simply surf the internet. There is also a small garden with colorful flowers and a terrace.

Hotel in El Barco de Ávila
This beautiful hotel built out of noble materials offers modern and comfortable accommodations featuring private bathrooms with hair dryer and toiletries, heating/air-conditioning, a TV, free Wi-Fi access and hardwood floors. The property benefits from a beautiful view over the city and surrounding mountains as well as a lovely garden and terrace.

Rural Hotel in Hoyorredondo
This charming rural accommodation is surrounded by beautiful nature and has been built in the traditional architectural style of the area. It has 6 guestrooms with a rustic decor, private facilities and a TV. There is a lovely garden and terrace where guests can relax. There is also a living room with a big fireplace that guests are welcome to use. Wi-Fi is available in public areas.

Rural Hotel in Navacepedilla
This charming rural complex has 17 accommodations with beautiful views over the surrounding mountains. The rooms feature natural materials with stone walls and beam ceilings. Each one of them has been fitted with a TV, free Wi-Fi access, a lounge area with fireplace, air conditioning and a modern bathroom. Guests are also welcome to relax in the beautiful garden.


Valleys of Gredos 
Night 1: Hotel in Navarredonda de Gredos
Night 2: Country House in Cuevas del Valle
Night 3: Country Hotel in San Martin del Pimpollar
Night 4: Country House in San Martin de la Vega
Night 5: Hotel in Hoyos del Espino
Night 6: Hotel in Navarredonda de Gredos

Hotel in Navarredonda de Gredos
This small hotel is surrounded by nature and provides great views of the mountains. The bedrooms all come with Wi-Fi access, a TV and private facilities. Guests are welcome to relax in the panoramic lounge or outdoor terrace.

Country House in Cuevas del Valle
This lovely rural accommodation benefits of great mountain views. The rooms are simply decorated and all include a TV, air conditioning and heating as well as a private bathroom and free Wi-Fi access.

Country Hotel in San Martin del Pimpollar
This small hotel offers comfortable bedrooms with great mountain views. Each room features a TV, Wi-Fi access, heating and private facilities. There is a lounge area where guests can relax in front of the fireplace.

Country House in San Martin de la Vega
This charming stone house accommodation offers 2 cozy bedrooms and a shared bathroom. There is a living room with a TV, free internet access and a washing machine. Guests are also welcome to use the small terrace.

Hotel in Hoyos del Espino
This family hotel has been welcoming visitors since 1978. It has 15 guestrooms; all fitted with a private bathroom and a TV. There are public areas where guest can read a book, enjoy the view, watch TV or simply surf the internet. There is also a small garden with colorful flowers and a terrace.


Pristine Waters of Gredos
Night 1 to 3 + 5-6: Hotel in Navarredonda de Gredos
Night 4: Hotel in Navacepeda de Tormes

Hotel in Navarredonda de Gredos
This small hotel is surrounded by nature and provides great views of the mountains. The bedrooms all come with Wi-Fi access, a TV and private facilities. Guests are welcome to relax in the panoramic lounge or outdoor terrace.

Hotel in Navacepeda de Tormes
This small mountain hotel has 16 guestrooms that all come equipped with a private bathroom and a TV. The building is made out of local materials (stone and woods) and was originally built in 1974 and refurbished in 2000.


Room Occupancy
If we are unable to find another rider to share the room with you, the single supplement fee applies.


Meals
All meals are included on this trip.

The food is a highlight of this trip! Mamen will delight you with the tapas-breaks waiting for you with Serrano ham, Manchego cheese, olives, nuts, etc.

Lunches are taken on the trail; in the countryside (we bring tables and chairs) and always include a starter (salad, gazpacho, vegetables, etc), a main course (paella, iberian pork, fish, etc), fresh fruit, coffee and local wines. Lunchtime features delicious home cooked Spanish dishes such as Paella, Tortilla Española, Iberian pork bbq, salads, and soft cheese very typical from Extremadura “Torta del Casar”. Lunch is often followed by a siesta in the countryside.
 
After the day riding, your dinner in the evening is around 9 pm and you can choose from different dishes and courses of local Spanish recipes. Your dinner is usually taken at the accommodation and include a choice between 3-5 starters (mix salad, soup, vegetables, pasta, etc), 3-5 main course (grilled beef, pork, stews, fish, omelet, etc), a dessert (flan, rice pudding, fruit, cake, etc), local wine, bread and coffee or tea.

The following drinks are included in the package: red and white wines, beer, refreshments, coffee or tea during the meals and aperitifs. Water bottle is provided every morning.

Dietary Restrictions
Special diets (vegetarian, gluten free, allergies, etc.) can be arranged with advance notice.

This trip includes some wine with dinner and can accommodate special dietary requests.

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Kingdom of Castile Ride - across the Gredos Mountains
Tour Code: IT-SPGRE1
7 days / 6 nights ~$0.00
Dates : June to Nov

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
ABeginner
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
BNovice
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
CIntermediate
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
EAdvanced
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
   
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
   
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
   
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
   
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
   
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
   
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
C 2020 06/07 - 06/13 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP Castles of Gr... 4 /10 Reserve
B 2020 06/21 - 06/28 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP Castles of Gr... 4 /10 Sold Out
E 2020 07/05 - 07/11 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP Pristine Wate... 4 /10 Reserve
F 2020 07/08 - 07/12 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP- Long Weekend... 4 /10 Reserve
E 2020 07/12 - 07/18 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP Pristine Wate... 4 /10 Reserve
F 2020 07/15 - 07/19 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP- Long Weekend... 4 /10 Reserve
C 2020 07/19 - 07/25 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP Castles of Gr... 4 /10 Reserve
E 2020 08/02 - 08/08 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP Pristine Wate... 4 /10 Reserve
F 2020 08/05 - 08/09 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP- Long Weekend... 4 /10 Reserve
E 2020 08/09 - 08/15 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP Pristine Wate... 4 /10 Reserve
F 2020 08/12 - 08/16 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP- Long Weekend... 4 /10 Reserve
B 2020 08/16 - 08/23 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP Castles of Gr... 4 /10 Reserve
C 2020 08/30 - 09/05 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP Castles of Gr... 4 /10 Reserve
A 2020 09/06 - 09/13 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP The Gredos Sa... 4 /10 Reserve
C 2020 09/13 - 09/19 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP Castles of Gr... 4 /10 Reserve
B 2020 09/20 - 09/27 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP Castles of Gr... 4 /10 Reserve
D 2020 11/22 - 11/28 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP Valleys of Gr... 4 /10 Reserve
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Tack: English with saddlebag
Horses: Pura Raza Española PRE (14), Pure Hisp...
Pace: Moderate with extended trots and contr...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Madrid
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