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Monfragüe National Park/ EXTREMADURA

8days/ 7 nights/ 6 days riding/ Adventure across the millenary Mediterranean forest in the South of Spain! Monfragüe is an exclusive horseriding destination.

The largest and best preserved Mediterranean forest worldwide is in Monfragüe (Extremadura), surrounded by hills populated with oak forests and Mediterranean thicket and dotted with rocks and streams. Rivers and reservoirs irrigate the riverside areas of Monfragüe National Park. All this results in a rich and varied plant and animal life.

ITINERARY: “MONFRAGÜE NATIONAL PARK RIDE”
 
Day 1  MADRID-TRUJILLO 
Meeting point at Madrid Airport, transfer to Trujillo. Short visit to the town and then wellcome dinner where we learn about the ride and region on the map.
Day 2 TRUJILLO- HERGUIJUELA-TORRECILLAS DE LA TIESA
Transfer from Trujillo to Herguijuela. Distribution of horses. Riding through the “Dehesa”, cultural landscape exclusive of southern and central Spain, it is possible to see bulls in freedom in the countryside, when we go riding through the  “Cañada Real Puerto de Miravete”.
Dehesa is a multifunctional agrosylvopastoral system (a type of agroforestry). Used primarily for grazing, they produce a variety of products including non-timber forest products such as wild game, mushrooms, honey, cork, and firewood. The tree component is oaks, usually holm (Quercus ilex) and cork (Quercus suber). Dehesa is an anthropogenic system that provides not only a variety of foods, but also wildlife habitat for endangered species such as the Iberian lynx and the Spanish Imperial eagle. 
Short afternoon through flat terrain to Torrecillas de la Tiesa, night and dinner in rural Inn, time on the saddle 6 hours.
 
Day 3  TORRECILLAS DE LA TIESA-JARAICEJO
Departure after breakfast, we ride by the cattle trail from Torrecillas de la Tiesa. Good trots and canters in the morning trough the Dehesa where cattle can be seen everywhere: local cows, sheep, goats and iberic pigs. We cross the Almonte river with a beautiful medival bridge. Dinner and night at rural hostal in Jaraicejo. Time on the saddle 5 hours.
 
Day 4 JARAICEJO-TORREJÓN EL RUBIO
Departure after breakfast, we ride from Jaraicejo, located at the foothills of the Monfragüe National Park, ideal for the observation of flora and especially fauna.  The trail passes through a large area of cork and holm oak. During the ride we can enjoy the view over the impressive Monfragüe National Park  landscape. Dinner and night at 4* hotel with SPA in the National Park. Time on the saddle 6 hours.
Day 5 TORREJÓN EL RUBIO-SALTO DEL GITANO-TORREJÓN EL RUBIO
Departure after breakfast, we will ride through the Monfragüe National Park. Today we ride up hill to Sierra de las Cochuelas, up the mountain we can see Tajo river and the impresive views of Monfragüe National Park. Tajo rives has canyons in this area with an impressive rock face known as Peña Falcon or Salto del Gitano where the rocks are home for Golden Eagle, Griffon Vulture, that breed on the cliffs, Black Vulture, Egyptian Vulture, Imperial Eagle, Black Stork, Blue Rock thrush, Peregrine and many others. After pic-nic, we visit the Salto del Gitano. We cross the Tajo river through the Cardenal Bridge from XV century (when is possible, some times is covered with the water of the river Tajo) to Real Villa de San Carlos, the unique little village in the middle of the National Park. In the afternoon we come back to Torrejón el Rubio. Dinner and night at the same 4* hotel. Time on the saddle 5 hours.

Day 6 TORREJÓN EL RUBIO-ALDEA DEL OBISPO

This day is through the Dehesa in the Monfragüe National Park, impressive landscape full of holm and cork oaks. Dehesa is an anthropogenic system that provides not only a variety of products (livestock, wood, icons, etc) but also wildlife habitat for many wild species. Horses spend the night in Aldea del Obispo. Transfer to Trujillo. Dinner and night at  hotel in Trujillo.

Day 7  ALDEA DEL OBISPO-HERGUIJUELA-TRUJILLO
Last day riding to the place where the ride starts. More trotting and cantering trought the Cañada Real with beautiful views of Trujillo town. After pic-nic we ride in the afternoon to finish the ride in our place. Dinner and night at same hotel in Trujillo.
 
Day 8 TRANSFER FROM TRUJILLO TO MADRID AIRPORT.
 
After breakfast, departure at 10 pm, on time for flights to Madrid Airport. All riders will be transferred at the same time, so if any rider needs to arrive Madrid before, all riders depart earlier or we can arrange transfer (at extra cost).
 
*We can change the itineraries due to the nesting season.

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GENERAL TRIPS INFORMATION

METEENG POINT Madrid

TRIP LENGTH The itinerarie is 7 nights, 6 days riding from Sunday to Sunday. The length of the ride it´s around 180 kms.

HORSES excellent Hispano arabs (andalusian arab cross) and andalusians horses (PRE), very well trained excellent character and very easy to ride

TACK We use English saddles with seat saver leather in excellent conditions, very confortables for horsesand riders and small saddle bags

WEITGH LIMIT 90 Kgs / 198 Lbs

NUMBER OF RIDERS Min 1 to Max- usually 10

LEVEL OF RIDING Intermediate to experience riders

 

To make a booking enquiry please e-mail us at emilio@jerebeque-trails.com Payment is by PayPal,Bank transfer, or credit card, with 20 percent at the time of booking and the balance due not later 4 weeks before your holiday We do have a small charge for payment by PayPal.

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05635 Navarredonda de Gredos - Avila - Spain
+34 635433079 - +34 920348093
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