Spain ~ Segovia

7 nights riding from village to village, staying in comfortable hotels and paradors, available May, June, September and October.

The province of Segovia is in Central Spain, in the Meseta, the great high plateau of the Iberian Peninsula. The ride offered here is a journey back in history, through open landscapes, ancient woods and river valleys. It starts and ends in the medieval city of Segovia, a UNESCO World Heritage Town, which boasts a magnificent cultural heritage including the 1st century AD colossal Roman Aqueduct and the Alcazar Fortress with its stunning views of the city.
The exceptional combination of historic sites accessible by horse and the open, unspoilt Castilian countryside that is ideal for riding make this a unique ride. History at a canter!

Rides are run from fixed dates between April and October for 7 nights.

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Riding: 4-6 hours a day

Horses: Andalucian crosses, Anglo-Hispanos

Pace: moderate overall

Riding ability: intermediate to experienced riders

Weight limit: 90kg (14st 2lbs)

Accommodation: 3* and 4* hotels and Parador

Group size: max 10

Season: April to October

Price: 7 night trails from 3100 Euros (approx £2740) per person


Horses: The horses used are Andalucian crosses, mainly Anglo-Hispanos (Andalucian and Thoroughbred cross. They are fit, willing and fun to ride. Tack is good quality English style, with leather general-purpose saddles with deep knee rolls, and saddle-bags provided.

Hours: There is between 4 and 6 hours riding a day riding, with breaks for rests and lunch.

Pace and experience required: To join these rides you should be a reasonably experienced rider who is comfortable, secure and in control on a well schooled horse at a walk, trot and canter in open country and over varied terrain. You should also have a fairly good level of general and riding fitness. The rides are run at a good energetic pace overall, with plenty of chances for long trots and cross-country canters.


Accommodation is in a selection of comfortable hotels, all carefully chosen for their location and character. The first and last nights are spent at a charming 4* hotel built in the cloisters of a 15th C monastery in the heart of Segovia. One night is at the 4* National Parador of La Granja. Rooms are en-suite and are mostly twin bedded although single rooms can be arranged at a supplement. Your luggage is transported from accommodation to accommodation by vehicle. Breakfast and dinner each day will be eaten at the hotels. Lunches are usually picnics out riding.


Rates 2024

Segovia; History at a Canter (7 nights) Euros 3100
Gredos & Segovia (7 nights) -  Euros 3100
single supplement - 250 Euros
Segovia Escapes (4 nights) - Euros 1500
single supplement - 150 Euros

Rates include - all riding, 7 or 4 nights twin accommodation, meals, wine and other drinks with lunch and dinner and transfers from / to Madrid airport at set times with the group.

Rates exclude -
international flights, single supplements, personal medical insurance (compulsory), extra drinks on route, any visa fees, personal items at hotels and any tips.

Prices are quoted in Euros. Payments to us can of course be made in pounds sterling if you wish and we can give you a sterling rate at the time of booking.

Dates 2024

Segovia; History at a Canter (7 nights)
28th April to 5th May 2024
12th to 19th May 2024
26th May to 2nd June 2024
9th to 16th June 2024
8th to 15th September 2024
29th September to 6th October 2024
13th to 20th October 2024

Gredos & Segovia (7 nights)
19th to 26th May 2024
16th to 23rd June 2024
23rd to 30th June 2024
15th to 22nd September 2024

Segovia Escapes (4nights)
8th to 12th May 2024
4th to 8th September 2024
23rd to 27th October 2024

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Itinerary in brief - Segovia; History at a Canter 

Day 1 You will be met at Madrid, usually at about 3 pm, and driven around an hour and a half to Hotel San Antonio in Segovia. Dinner and the night at the hotel.
Day 2
Breakfast, then drive a short way to meet the horse, following cattle drovers route, Canada Real, to the forest of Valsain. A picnic lunch the ride on in the afternoon to the Parador de La Granja where the night is spent.
Day 3
From La Granja re-join the Canada Real, riding on the slopes of the Guadarrama range to Sotosalbos. Continue through holm oaks to lunch spot by the river Cega. In the afternoon ride on to the medieval town of Pedraza. Dinner and night at a hotel in town.
Day 4
From Pedraza a half days ride along ancient bridle paths takes you across open farmland and plains. Leave the horses and transfer to Sepulveda. The afternoon to visit the Duraton gorges. Night at the hotel in Sepulveda.
Day 5
A short drive back to the horses. The ride today follows the Duraton river then up towards the mountains. A picnic near the prehistoric caves near Enebralejo and ride on to a traditional mountain village where the night is spent.
Day 6
Breakfast and set off riding again, riding on the slopes of the sierra Guadarrama and through the oak forest of Pradena. A picnic by a river and then continue to Sotosalbos where the night is spent in a country hotel.
Day 7
The morning ride takes you past the towns of Santo Domingo de Piron and Torrecaballeros. Picnic near the ruins of an old ranch and in the afternoon a short ride takes you back to the stables. Farewell dinner and the night at the Hotel San Antonio in Segovia.
Day 8
Breakfast and then transfer back to Madrid for your onward journey, arriving about 12 noon.
  Contact us at or on tel (+44) (0)1837-82544 / 825440 for further information, detailed itineraries, dates and answers to questions.

The meeting point for the rides is Madrid airport. There are several flights a day to Madrid from London. British Airways have regular flights from Gatwick and Heathrow and Iberia fly several times a day from Heathrow. Easy Jet usually have a daily flight from Luton and also some flights from Stansted. Fares vary with the airline and season but budget around £150 to £250 return.

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