Difficulty level: high (ONE OF OUR TOUGHEST TRIPS!)
Duration: 3 days
Time on horseback: 4-9 h daily
When: from 11th to 13th November 2017
No. participants: min 3 – max 5
The first day we ride from Villafranca del Cid town (Castellón province) to Mosqueruela town (Teruel province) following a cattle path. There are many cultural and natural attractions in Villafranca del Cid worth to see, as the “drystone” architecture or the town itself. We´ll ride through awesome landscapes while crossing a mountain range at 1.100-1.200 m above the sea level.
The second day, very early in the morning (6.00 am), we drive a herd of migrating beef cows from Mosqueruela to Vistabella del Maestrazgo area (Castellón province). We ride at a slow pace, following and guiding the cattle from the summer pastures to the winter ones. Our horses are used to work with cattle in the countryside. This is a unique opportunity for experiencing this tough and ancient tradition, riding through rough trails and beautiful landscapes.
The cattle belong to the Fernando Robres ecological livestock farm: Fernando Robres farm. This farm focuses on the welfare of the animals, on keeping the local traditions and on producing very high-quality meet. The cows are reared in freedom, born and raised in the mountains and fed on grass and ecological pastures without chemical fertilizers or pesticides. The winter pastures of the farm are in Vistabella (Castellón), while the summer ones are located in Mosqueruela and Linares de Mora (Teruel).
Fernando Robres farm also owns a store where they offer products made with the meet of the cattle they rear, as well as other ecological products produced in the area. We´ll have the opportunity of visiting the store and tasting their healthy and delicious products.
The third day we will ride in Vistabella and Penyagolosa Nature Park area. The Penyagolosa mountain is the highest mountain in the province (1,813 m), providing a magnificent panorama from its top. It is covered by a well-preserved and diverse forest. There are also many cultural and architectural attractions worth to visit. Our route runs along the slopes of the Penyagolosa mountain, following the route of the millenary Useres pilgrimage in some stretches. We ride through one of the most beautiful landscapes of the province. In this route, we´ll meet some riding challenges since the paths are quite incline.
This trip is full of innumerable architectural, historical and cultural attractions, which will take us back to distant epochs (village of Mosqueruela, for example). We will also tell you exciting stories and interesting traditions of the area, as the ancient Useres pilgrimage. And last but not least… we guarantee a great gastronomic and wine experience!
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You cannot miss this extraordinary riding trip, where you will live so many diverse and enriching experiences!!!
Total price for 3 days:
Riding: 475 € per person. Included: horse, riding equipment, native guides + translator Spanish-English, one rustic meal per day, accident insurance, cattle driving activity, horse and person transport.
Others (accommodation, breakfast and dinner): Prices can vary depending on the accommodation type (single or double rooms are available). It could be about 230 € in total for 3 days on average (prices estimated for single room use).
Weather and temperature: between 5 and 15 degrees. Some probability of raining. Maybe some wind.