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Horse Ride the Camino Frances

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The last 150 km to Santiago de Compostela, Camino Frances on Horseback.

Travelling on horseback is a great alternative to walking and can be a unique experience. It allows you to cover a lot more ground, around 30km per day, and provides you with an elevated viewpoint from which you can admire the Camino Frances' gorgeous scenery. 

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Who will come with us?

The manager and organizer of the specific route are going to lead the way on the lead horses. With an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) carrying your luggages with a trailer with everything you need, rest assured you will have a comfortable trip.
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Horse Ride the Camino Frances Day 1 O'Cebreiro

We collect our riders and their luggages at 3.00pm in the arrival hall of the Santiago airport.
Then we travel by car to the small village  of O'Cebreiro.  We meet at the famous pilgrim  town of O'Cebreiro around 6pm.
O'Cebreiro is situated on the border of the Lugo province and it is about 230km to the east of Santiago the Compostella.
It is famous  for  its  Chapel  where the ancient buildings of Pallozas Celtic are and a miracle is said to have occurred. The place is on a hilltop, overlooking  impressive landscapes  of mountains and lowlands.  In the evening, we have dinner and sleep in our comfortable  rooms in a mountain chalet. Typically a specialty of the area is prepared for dinner and served in an informal mountain lodge where we eat in the presence of many other travelers and pilgrims who are also on their way to Santiago the Compostella.

 

Horse Ride the Camino Frances Day 2 O'Cebreiro to Samos

We leave O Cebreiro after breakfast. In the meantime, our horses will have arrived and saddled. You will be assigned a horse for the trip. We travel through rolling hills and woods and finally arrive at the town of Samos after about 7 hours of riding. We do stop regularly at local bars and restaurants on the way for rest and refreshments (not included). Lunch will be a typical Spanish 3 course lunch, served in a local restaurant in the town of Triacastella. We then stable our horses and be transported to our hotel. After some rest we meat for a late dinner with specialties of the area.

 

Horse Ride the Camino Frances Day 3  Samos to Portomarin

After breakfast we collect our horses and start our ride for the trip. We shall pass the ancient town of Sarria where we stop for our first refreshment and if time permits, visit the ancient monastery. We then continue our trip until lunch at a typical Galician farm, famous for its country side lunches prepared on an open barbecue.  We then continue our trip on the trail to the town of Portomarin where we arrive in the early evening hours. Here we stable our horses at the old stables of the Spanish national police and spend the night in the posada of Portomarin, a hotel with international standards. Portomarin is situated on a large man-made lake and is famous with pilgrims from around the world. Those who wish to attend or visit mass and socialize with other pilgrims spend the night in this typical Spanish village while others might go for a swim. Dinner is served later in the evening.

 

Horse Ride the Camino Frances Day 4 Portomarin to Palas de Rei

After breakfast we collect our horses once again and start our trip. The final destination of the day is Palas del Rey where we want to see the ancient monastry head quarter, the Head of Santiage. We follow the river and the trails. After a coffee break, we cross a hill ffrom where you see this beautiful scenary from up above. In the afternoon, our lunch is in a small simple family restaurant, where we are served a typical local lunch. This gives some good rest for our hungry riders and horses. We continue our trip to Palaz del Rey.  Dinner is served  in  the late evening. Hotel accommodation are also provided for.

 

Horse Ride the Camino Frances Day 5 Palas de Rei to Arzua

After breakfast we mount our horses and follow the road to Arzua. The road follows the ancient trail and takes us through old Roman roads and bridges to the town of Melide. Here we shall meet many other pilgrims and enjoy a special pilgrims lunch. If time permits we shall visit the local cathedral  and the Headquarters of the Order  of Knights and Ladies of the Order of the Road to Santiago. We will then follow the road through forests and over hills to the town of Arzua, famous for its famous Spanish Cheeses and Hams. If time permits we can visit a traditional Spanish saddle maker and tack shop. We shall spend the night in a 3 star hotel owned by Swiss owners. Dinner shall be served here also.

 

Horse Ride the Camino Frances Day 6 Arzua to Santiago de Compostela

After a well-deserved rest we continue our trip to our final destination the city of Santiago de Compostella. The road will be crowded with pilgrims of all nationalities on their final day trip. You can imagine everybody shall be full of expectations to finally arrive at their destination. We follow the medieval trail through dense forests and wooded lots. After a stop for coffee and refreshments, we arrive in the afternoon around lunch time. The place is close to Santiago Lavacollos. After a festive lunch, we continue our trip on horseback in  the  early  afternoon to Santiago Monte del Gozo, where we visit the monument and can see the town of Santiago for the first time. Since traffic density and safety concerns, we are not allowed to enter the city center of Santiago on horseback. So we dismount our horses here and thank them for their companionship. We continue our trip from here with a guide to Santiago. We visit the cathedral and if you wish, we accompany you to the Roman Catholic Bishops office to obtain your Compostella; an official document of the Roman Catholic Church stating  in Latin  that  you  have  accomplished  your  pilgrimage. And there, our services will finish.
We suggest spending some more days in the historic town of Santiago, visiting the Pilgrims mass in the Cathedral or just socializing with other pilgrims and visitors and exchange stories of your adventures. You can extend your trip with a visit to the beautiful Atlantic beaches of Galicia or a stay at our Ranch Granja OCastello near Pontevedra, where you can just relax or join us for a horse trip into the Suido Mountains.

 

 

 

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  • Distance:150 km
  • Duration:7 Days
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