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    Horse Ride the Camino Frances Day 1 O'Cebreiro

    We collect our riders and their luggage at 3.00pm at the airport of Santiago in the arrival hall. Collectively we 
    travel to by car to the small village  of O'Cebreiro.  We meet in the important pilgrim  town of O'Cebreiro 
    around 6.00pm. O'Cebreiro is placed on the border of the province of Lugo with Leon and about 230km to the 
    east  of  Santiago  the  Compostella.  It is famous  for  its  Chapel  where  an  important  miracle  occurred, and its Pallozas, Celtic buildings of the old times. It is set on a hilltop overlooking  impressive landscapes  of mountains and lowlands.  We will have dinner and will sleep in mountain  chalets with comfortable  rooms. Dinner will be a typical specialty of the area, served in an .informal mountain lodge where we eat in the presence of many other travelers an pilgrims, on their way to Santiago the Compostella.

     

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

    We shall have breakfast in O Cebreiro and then vacate our rooms. In the meantime our horses will have arrived and saddled. You will be assigned a horse for the trip. We shall travel through rolling hills and woods to the town of Samos where we shall arrive after about 7 hours of riding. Of course we stop regularly at local bars and restaurants 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. In the early evening we shall arrive in the town of Samos, famous fro its medieval monastery. We shall then stable our horses and be transported to our hotel. After some rest we shall meat for a late dinner with specialties of the area.

     

    Horse Ride the Camino Frances Day 3  Samos to Portomarin

    After  breakfast  we shall  collect  our  horses  and  start  our  ride  for today trip. We shall pass the ancient town of Sarria where we shall  stop  for  our  first refreshment  and  if  time  permits  visit  the ancient  monastery. We shall  then continue our trip until we have 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 shall arrive in the early evening hours. Here we shall stable our horses at  the old stables of the Spanish national police and spend the night in the posada of Portomarin, a hotel of high international standards. Portomarin is situated on a large man- made lake and is famous with pilgrims from the world over. Those who wish can attend mass or visit and socialize with the many pilgrims who will spend the night in this typical Spanish village others might desire to go for a swim. Dinner shall be 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 shall start our dayâ!TMs trip that will ultimately lead us to Palas del Rey. We shall follow the river and the trail. After a coffee break we shall then cross a hill enabling us beautiful area whole area. In the afternoon, our lunch shall be take, in a small simple family restaurant, where we  shall be served  a typical  local lunch  which  will serve our hungry  riders  and pilgrims  well. After some rest for  horses and riders  we shall continue  our trip to Palaz  del Rey, where  we will intend  to visit the ancient Head quarters monastery  of  the  Knights  of  Santiago.  Diner  is  being  served  in  the  later  evening  hours. Hotel accommodation shall be 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 via old Roman roads and  bridges  to the town of Melide.  Here  we shall  meet  with  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 and joy 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 shall arrive in the afternoon near at our lunch destination close to Santiago Lavacollos. After a festive lunch we shall continue our trip on horseback in  the  early  afternoon to Santiago  Monte  del  Gozo, where we shall visit  the monument and can see the town of Santiago for the first time. Since traffic density and safety concerns doe not allow us to enter the city center of  Santiago on horseback we dismount our horses here and thank them for their companionship.  We continue our trip from here by a guided visit to Santiago. We shall visit the cathedral and if you wish, 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 and adventures. If desired 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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    The last 150 km to Santiago de Compostela, Camino Frances on Horseback.

    Travelling on horseback allows you to cover a lot of ground, around 30km per day, and provides you with an elevated viewpoint from which you can admire the Camino Frances scenery. 

    This Camino on Horseback is all inclusive! 

    09 Oct 16 - 14 Oct 16 (Last seat available)
    19 Mar 17 - 24 Mar 17
    09 Apr 17 - 14 Apr 17
    21 May 17 - 26 May 17
    18 Jun 17 - 23 Jun 17
    09 Jul 17 - 14 Jul 17
    20 Aug 17 - 25 Aug 17
    03 Sep 17 - 08 Sep 17
    08 Oct 17 - 13 Oct 17

    Who will come with us?
    The manager and organizer of the route, which also goes to the head of the expedition as guide horse. With an all-terrain vehicle support, carrying luggage and a trailer with everything you need, always at our side with their “continuing care”.

    The Horses
    The Horses are very well suited to the terrain, mostly native breed. No need to be an expert rider, but it is advised some experience in horse riding.

    Additional information
    The climate in Galicia is very variable, but always benign (you should go prepared for rain with water proof clothing). The route is guaranteed in any season or month of the year, provided there is a minimum of 6 people to do it, the most recommended season is between March and October.

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    • Levels:Camino Walking Package difficulty
    • Distance:150 km
    • Duration:7 Days
    • Starting From:O'Cebreiro
    • Finishing At:Santiago de Compostela
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