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//An introductory course to riding during the weekend

An introductory course to riding during the weekend

per person
Level: Initiation
Duration: 3 days
Availability: from 2014-01-03 to 2017-12-31

You will stay for two nights in el Mas Vermell, a traditional Catalan farmhouse built in the XVII century and dedicated, generation after generation, to the cultivation of land and the husbandry of livestock. During the weekend, you will all take an introductory course to riding, in an equestrian centre near Begur.
Besides, you will combine this stay with the possibility of doing a great combination of cycling routes while visiting the most representative villages of el Baix Empordà (Ullastret, Peratallada, l'Estartit, Parlavà, Torroella de Montgrí and Palau-Sator among others).

The farmhouse is composed of five different apartments identified by colours. In this case, we suggest you to stay in the blue one.
All the apartments preserve the typical beauty of the traditional architecture of l'Empordà (stone walls, wooden beams, rustic furniture, a fireplace) combined with the actual facilities (heating system, television, ceramic hob, internet connexion, air conditioning and so on) to make your stay as pleasant as possible.
This one, in particular, has two double bedrooms, a full equipped kitchen and bathroom.
Outside each apartment you will find a comfortable and cozy terrace, with tables and chairs, from where you will be able to enjoy the fantastic views and tranquility of Fontanilles.

There's also a common picnic area with a barbecue, fully equipped.
Besides, the price of this package includes a one day rental of four touring bikes that you can use to do any of the cycling routes or visit villages around Fontanilles.
We suggest you some of the most varied and interesting ones (for all levels).

Conditions of An introductory course to riding during the weekend

This package is indicated for 4 people and it can only be booked during the weekend.
It consists of the following parts:
• Main activities
- Accommodation for two nights for four people in the blue apartment of el Mas Vermell, located in Fontanilles.
- A two day introductory course to riding for four people in Begur.
- Bike rental for four people in order to do all the available routes across the Baix Empordà (included in the price of the package).

• Introduced as combinable activities (extra suplement)
- The possibility of renting four touring bikes for another day.

1) RED APARTMENT - Mas Vermell
This apartment is fully equipped for four people. Bathroom available, two bedrooms, a full kitchen, a porch and a common area. It also offers heating, TV, car park, a fireplace, WiFi internet connection, a washing machine, a dish washer, a stereo, a great garden, air conditioning, bedclothes and bath towels.
You will be able to enjoy its outdoor pool, barbecue, garden and private car park.
Check-in will be done at 16h and check-out at 12h.

This riding course lasts for two days and consists of two sessions of one hour that will be done in the equestrian center facilities, between Regencós and Begur.
This lessons will show you the basic technique of riding, its different movements and speeds, the proper body position while you are on top of a horse, as well as their care and maintenance.
Kids under six will not be able to ride horses (in these cases, the equestrian centre will provide ponies instead).

Included in the price of the package, you will have at your disposal touring bikes that will let you do all the routes that you want in order to visit the closest villages to Fontanilles.

These are the three routes that we have prepared and suggest you. Even so, you can always change them and visit those villages that you prefer the most.
All the routes are designed so that the start and end point will be the same: the farmhouse.

• The l'Estartit Cycle Circuit (Fontanilles - Torroella - la Gola del Ter - els Griells - el Ter Vell (l'Estartit) - Mas d'en Pi - Molí del Mig - Torroella - Fontanilles).
A 32km long route that it is meant to be done in 3h.
It will take you from Gualta to the mouth of el Ter. Once there, you will head north until you nearly reach l'Estartit. In order to finish, you will head back to Fontanilles while you cross fields of different crops.

• Ullastret Circuit (Fontanilles - Palau-Sator - Ullastret - Fonolleres - Parlavà - Ultramort - Sant Iscle d'Empordà - Serra de Daró - Gualta - Fontanilles).
A 27km or 18km long route, depending wether you want it to be long or short.
This route will make you cross one of the most important sites of the area: the Iberian ruins of Ullastret as well as other small medieval villages. Remeber you can always stop and have something to eat or drink in one of the many restaurants you will fins along the way.
After 10km, once you leave behind Ullastret, you have two options: continue straight to Serra de Daró (short version) or you do an extra loop of nearly 9km passing through the villages of Parlavà, Ultramort and Sant Iscle d'Empordà.

• To les Basses d'en Coll (Fontanilles, Mas Romaguera, Platja de la Gola del Ter, Basses d'en Coll, Mas Gelabert, Fontanilles).
The route has a distance of 24km and the approximate time is 2h30.
You will cross the characteristic paddies of Pals as well as La Gola del Ter beach. If you turn you will reach les Basses d'en Coll and that will be your last point of interest of the route before heading back to Fontanilles.


If you have any questions, contact with us and we will answer all of them
Telephone: (+34) 972 18 32 46 / (+34) 639 45 72 46
Timetable: from 9 am to 7 pm