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Renting horses on the camino, how does it work?

camster

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francés 2019
#1
I'm curious how the process works to rent horses to ride a part of the camino, or maybe a single day, like the climb to O'Cebreiro, for example.
I wonder where you leave your horses after the day and if there are things you need to consider if it's something you would like to do.
 
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SJPDP-Finisterre X 2, El Norte incompleto
#2
I'm curious how the process works to rent horses to ride a part of the camino, or maybe a single day, like the climb to O'Cebreiro, for example.
I wonder where you leave your horses after the day and if there are things you need to consider if it's something you would like to do.
I haven't done it, but I believe that for the ride to O Cebreiro that the owner goes with you.
 
Camino(s) past & future
June 2017 Francés
October 2017 Le Puy / Francés
June/July 2018 Norte
#3
For Cebreiro you just call Victor, the guy in Hererrias who has the horses, the night before and tell him you'll be there next morning. He speaks some English. His posters are up in local bars.
https://www.facebook.com/Al-Paso-130539220478376/

It costs 35 + 5 for your backpack. It would be good to spend that evening in Las Hererrias so you're there and fresh at the right time.

At your own risk. First time I've ever ridden and it scared the bejeez...
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francés 2019
#6
For Cebreiro you just call Victor, the guy in Hererrias who has the horses, the night before and tell him you'll be there next morning. He speaks some English. His posters are up in local bars.
https://www.facebook.com/Al-Paso-130539220478376/

It costs 35 + 5 for your backpack. It would be good to spend that evening in Las Hererrias so you're there and fresh at the right time.

At your own risk. First time I've ever ridden and it scared the bejeez...
Thank you for the info.
I was wondering where you leave the horses after the day though? I imagine he has a building up there you need to ride to?
 
Camino(s) past & future
This upcoming May 31st through July 1st approximately.
#11
I'm curious how the process works to rent horses to ride a part of the camino, or maybe a single day, like the climb to O'Cebreiro, for example.
I wonder where you leave your horses after the day and if there are things you need to consider if it's something you would like to do.
Victor has 6 horses at Las Herrerias. The information is in the Brierley book. He will escort you up to O’Cebrerio and then spend time with you before returning back down the mountain. The day we did it there were 6 of us so Victor had to walk......no wonder he looks to be in such great shape. The horses are also well cared for- they are very precious to him. He is a very interesting person who speaks perfect English.
It takes about 2 hours to get to the top.
 
Camino(s) past & future
April 2017 or Sept 2017
#12
Victor had to walk or, at times run up the day I went up as he had rented out all the horses. He is great shape and very interesting to talk with. The horses were all getting new shoes the morning I rode up and looked well taken care of. We all sat and had drinks at the top. A great memory.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francés 2019
#13
Victor has 6 horses at Las Herrerias. The information is in the Brierley book. He will escort you up to O’Cebrerio and then spend time with you before returning back down the mountain. The day we did it there were 6 of us so Victor had to walk......no wonder he looks to be in such great shape. The horses are also well cared for- they are very precious to him. He is a very interesting person who speaks perfect English.
It takes about 2 hours to get to the top.
Wow, only 2 hours, that's good, compared to how long this day should be.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francés 2019
#14
Victor had to walk or, at times run up the day I went up as he had rented out all the horses. He is great shape and very interesting to talk with. The horses were all getting new shoes the morning I rode up and looked well taken care of. We all sat and had drinks at the top. A great memory.
Horse riding is beginning to sound like a nice option against the Dragonte route!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Contemplating yet another "final" camino
Porto to SdC May 2019
#19
Make sure your travel insurance covers horse riding. We had some Americans come through last week who had ridden from O Cebreiro, the horse one of them was riding dipped suddenly for a drink in a stream (really hot Saturday 30+ degrees) and took the rider, an experienced horseman, by surprise and they both went down. His wife told me he was bruised down the whole of one side from hip to shoulder.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francés 2019
#20
Make sure your travel insurance covers horse riding. We had some Americans come through last week who had ridden from O Cebreiro, the horse one of them was riding dipped suddenly for a drink in a stream (really hot Saturday 30+ degrees) and took the rider, an experienced horseman, by surprise and they both went down. His wife told me he was bruised down the whole of one side from hip to shoulder.
wow, how sad! Thank you for the information, I will make sure to check before leaving.
 

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