7 independent reviews for Catalan horse riding holiday in Spain

Reviews for Catalan horse riding holiday in Spain

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review 29 Jul 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Rowing.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Try the rowing on the lake.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Great.

review 13 Apr 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

All of the holiday was memorable, from the wonderful service provided by our hosts Gareth and Fiona, who went out of their way to make sure that everything went smoothly, to the superb horses that we were riding and the expert help of the stable owner, Rafa. The weather was great, the scenery spectacular and the food wonderful and very plentiful. Didn't want to come home again. Thank you to everyone.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Go for it.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

It helped local people in that it provided them with a living and helps them to conserve their way of life.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Fantastic, didn't want to come home again.

review 6 Sep 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Walking in the lower slopes of the Pyrennes

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Go for two weeks not one- you will not want to leave

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes it was very much in tune with the local community, taking guests to local restaurants, recommending local attractions and enabling guests to meet together and enjoy local events

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Brilliant

review 17 Apr 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The great people, the great food, the wonderful views and scenery and the good family friendly activities.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Bring money in cash as cards not accepted in more rural places.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

It was an eco hotel so this benefitted the environment and local people benefitted through our custom and the way the hotel used and promoted local produce.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Absolutely brilliant! We loved every part of it!

review 28 Mar 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Horse riding and kayaking Great massages and advice Meeting nice and interesting people Getting some tips on how to better undertake sports

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Take riding lessons rather than day trips Go cycling and getting some on site training

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Helped local people in terms of activities and spending

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Very interesting with plenty of activities and many lovely people

review 19 May 2015

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

We spent a lovely 6 days with Gareth and Fiona. The best bit was the communal meals and camaraderie between all the people staying there, whatever activity they were taking part in. Oh, and the adorable labrador pups. And the fantastic horses splashing through the river. And the friendly people. And the fantastic views of the Pyrenees. I just can't choose!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Book a car. The owners are really good about giving you lifts, but it can be difficult to get back in the evenings. We ended up having to cadge a lift with the son of a friend of the restaurant owner one evening, which was an experience. If you are riding, plan what you want to do in advance and let Rafa know - he has to get another job when the riding stables are not busy, so he needs to know in advance if you are doing a full day tour, or just a couple of hours riding in the morning. The itinerary on the website is (presumably) all possible, but they don't assume that's what you want to do. We arrived expecting a structured "today we will do this", but it's very much more "what would you like to do today?"

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

We spent our days at the riding stables. We were out of season & I think the only business that he had Monday to Friday that week.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Would definitely go back. Next year we might try and overnight horse riding trip into the mountains

review 3 Aug 2013

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Communal meals with so many colourful and friendly people! The wonderful family who ran the hotel who couldn't do enough for you, but didn't crowd you. The beautiful landscape in the middle of nowhere ,only 10mins from the nearest town. Every sporting facility provided, pool, gym, cycling and running and horse riding locally. Even in you're not up to treading the boards, the terrace and poolside are wonderful places to chill out.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Preferably have a car, though owners are helpful in proving lifts. Take day trips early morning or late afternoon as it can get quite hot. Be prepared ...plenty of flies and mosquitoes in summer months!!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Closing shutters during day reduced solar gain during day and so helped keep hotel cooler in evening. Local horse riding stables were superb.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Hats off to Fiona and Gareth, they really got the formula of a home from home with the conveniences of a hotel spot on! Five star, definitely five star, every bit of it provided what my family, from 4 to 40 years old, needed for a perfect holiday. They gave us a list of great places to visit, they had horse riding just down the road where my daughter would spend the day there if she could! It is definitely a place we will go to again.

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