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Horse Ride French Way

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Astorga to Santiago

Dates will be determined by demand

The last 255km 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. 

Camino on Horseback is all inclusive! 
Dates will be determined by demand

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 luggage and everything you need, you can rest assured you will have a comfortable trip. 
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Horse Ride the Camino Frances Day 1 Astorga

We collect our riders and their luggage at 3.00pm in the arrival hall of Santiago airport.
Then we travel by car to Astorga or Rabanal del Camino.   A welcome dinner awaits, giving you a chance to get to know the other riders on your group.

 

Horse Ride the Camino Frances Day 2 Rabanal del Camino to Ponferrada

We will leave Rabanal del Camino after breakfast.  The horses will be saddled and you will be assigned a horse for the trip.  Today you will initially head up and over the highest peak of the Camino Frances before making your way back downhill to Ponferrada.  Here you will leave the horses where they will spend the night in an equestrian centre and we will transport you to Villafrance del Bierzo to have dinner and your overnight stay.

 

Horse Ride the Camino Frances Day 3  Ponferrada to Trabadelo

After breakfast we will take you to the horses and we will continue on our journey to Trabadelo.  A gentler terrain than the day before you will pass by vineyards and woodland allowing you to really enjoy the El Bierzo landscape.  Just before Trabadelo you will see the landscape become hillier as you now begin to enter the hills that will lead to O?Cebreiro.  Both you and your horse will spend the night in Trabadelo.

 

Horse Ride the Camino Frances Day 4 Trabadelo to O?Cebreiro

A short ride today will take you from Trabadelo up through the hills to the pilgrim town of O?Cebreiro.  Here you will have time to relax and mingle with other pilgrims.  Be sure to explore this pretty village that is known for its round houses and straw roofs.

 

Horse Ride the Camino Frances Day 5 O'Cebreiro to Samos

We leave O Cebreiro after breakfast and travel through rolling hills and woods before arriving at the town of Samos, 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. After lunch we will pass through the Oribio River valley to reach our destination for the evening, Samos. After stabling the horses you will be transported to your hotel. After some rest we meet for a late dinner with specialties of the area.

 

Horse Ride the Camino Frances Day 6 Samos to Portomarin

After breakfast we collect our horses and start our ride for the day. 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 countryside 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. There is an opportunity for those who wish to attend mass as well as socialize with other pilgrims.

 

Horse Ride the Camino Frances Day 7 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 de Rey.  We follow the river and the trails through the Ulla valley. After a coffee break, we cross a hill from where you see this beautiful scenery from an elevated position. In the afternoon, our lunch is in a small simple family restaurant, where we are served a typical local lunch. This gives a welcome rest for our hungry riders and horses. We then continue our trip to Palas de Rey and enjoy dinner in the evening.

 

Horse Ride the Camino Frances Day 8 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 over bridges to the town of Melide. Here we shall meet many other pilgrims and enjoy a special pilgrims lunch. After lunch we will pass by Castaneda, where lime for the Cathedral was sourced.  Some pilgrims would take stones from here to increase their penance.  If you want to do this you will have to walk however as no horse has to do penance!  From here we will follow the road through forests and over hills to the town of Arzua, famous for its famous Spanish Cheeses and Hams.

 

Horse Ride the Camino Frances Day 9 Arzua to Santiago de Compostela

After a well-deserved rest we continue our trip to our final destination the city of Santiago de Compostela. The road will be crowded with pilgrims of all nationalities on their final day of their Camino. You can imagine everybody shall be full of excitement to finally arrive at their destination. We follow the medieval trail to Labacolla and where we will leave the horses to continue the last stretch on foot with the other pilgrims to the Cathedral.  If you don?t want to walk this last section into Santiago you can get a lift with the support vehicle to the Cathedral.

What you get

Camino de Santiago included tick box Mix of accommodation in 2*, 3* or 4* hotels
Camino de Santiago included tick box Airport Transfers (Santiago Airport)
Camino de Santiago included tick box Experience guide
Camino de Santiago included tick box Breakfasts, lunches & dinners with local foods
Camino de Santiago included tick box Daily Luggage transfers
Camino de Santiago included tick box Horses
Camino de Santiago included tick box Car support
Camino de Santiago included tick box Horse equipment
Camino de Santiago included tick box Pilgrim passport
Camino de Santiago included tick box 24/7 Customer service

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  • Duration:9 Days
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