There are as many hunting trip itineraries as hunting destinations, and for this reason here, at Caza Hispanica, we want to make it more visual to you and from time to time we will publish some sample itineraries so you know what to expect when you come and hunt in Spain with Caza Hispanica. A few weeks back we talked about a 5 day Gredos Ibex hunt, on this occasion we are going to comment upon a 5 day Beceite Ibex hunt, that will give you a general idea of what a sample Beceite Ibex hunting trip may look like.
Do your homework
As we already mentioned a few articles back, and as you already know from being an experienced hunter, there are several preparations you need to do before your arrival day to Spain. Here are the important 3 steps before the beginning of your Spanish hunt itinerary:
Prepare your documents: HUNTING DOCUMENTS AND GUN PERMIT FOR SPAIN
Prepare your luggage: WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME? THE ULTIMATE GEAR LIST FOR YOUR SPANISH HUNT
Prepare yourself and your gun: HOW TO PREPARE MYSELF FOR A HUNT IN SPAIN? HAVE YOUR RIFLE READY FOR THE SPANISH GAME
These 3 steps apply for any hunting trip to Spain, not only for the case of the Beceite ibex hunt. Now we are going to get into the details of a 5 day Beceite Ibex hunt itinerary in Spain with Caza Hispanica.
Beceite Ibex hunting trip itinerary
DAY 1: ARRIVAL DAY AT VALENCIA AIRPORT
The Beceite Ibex’s homeland is north from Valencia, so for a Beceite Ibex hunt you would fly into and out of Valencia. Flights from the US or Canada to Spain arrive normally between 9 and 11 in the morning. Caza Hispanica´s PH, Vicente Gil, and the interpreter would be personally waiting for you at the arrival gate in Valencia and we would go together to the customs office where we will import your gun.
After the gun has been picked up we would drive around 2 hours to the hunting area of the Beceite Ibex, in the province of Teruel, the county with the most beautiful villages in Spain, a lot of country life, cured ham, sweet wine, lots of culture and good people. If you come during the months when days are shorter we would stay at a manor house built in the 17th century, Hotel los Leones, that has impressed each one of our clients so far. Delicious food and a strong atmosphere of history and culture make this accommodation a unique place only accessible when hunting with Caza Hispanica. If you come during the months of April-May, we would stay in a village closer to the hunting area, so the driving time would not take away too much of our precious hunting or sleeping time, both important for a successful hunting holiday.
As we would arrive in this area around noon, after lunch we will go out and sight in the gun to make sure you have it ready for your next day’s first Spain hunting day
DAY 2 AND 3: Beceite Ibex hunt DAYS
We wake up early in the morning, before the sunrise and have breakfast at the hotel. By when the sun is up we will be on the mountain starting our stalking of the Spanish Beceite Ibex. We will have 2 or 3 local guides with us and they will try to cover as much of the area as possible, using walkies to inform each other where they are located and what they are seeing.
Normally at midday the ibex stop their feeding and lay down and have a 2-3 hours nap. While they do this it is impossible to see them moving, so we will take advantage of their break and we will have lunch as well. Normally it would be a picnic style lunch, with sandwiches when we would talk about our hunting experiences, you would tell us about yours and by the end of our break we will know a lot more about each other. In the afternoon we will continue our quest until you will have harvested your desired Beceite Ibex.
We will see many animals in the concession that we use for our Beceite Ibex hunt. Our guides will tell you the size of each Beceite Ibex that we see, and when we see the one that you like best we will try to get as close as possible, as quietly as possible.
DAY 4: TOURISM DAY(S)
Whenever someone comes all the way to Spain to hunt a Spanish species they add at least one day for tourism, in this way they enjoy our vast cultural background and get to see the Spanish lifestyle as well. Normally after a Beceite Ibex hunt we visit the Castle of Peñíscola, located on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, an old and historical building from the 13th century, built by the Knights Templar on the remains of an old Moorish citadel. It was the residence of Pope Benedict XIII, who turned it into a palace and papal library when he moved to Peñíscola in 1411.
At lunch we normally avoid the restaurants for tourists and always reserve a table at the best restaurant in town, in the port, where we delight our guests with freshly caught fish. While we are having lunch we can see how fishing boats return from their daily time out in the sea and they unload the fresh seafood and fish.
After lunch we normally drive towards Vall D’Uixo, another town where we find the longest underground river in Europe. We will have a boat tour and you will enjoy this beautiful place with stalactites and stalagmites, a place that makes you wonder of the mysteries of the nature.
Other tourism options in this area are wine cellars, Valencia tourism and shopping day, local festivals – especially in Spring-, museums, cathedrals, and many more.
Accommodation and meals will be at best hotels and restaurants in the area. Our daily fees include lodging and food, so you will only have to cover the costs of entry tickets to these touristy places. The last night will be spent in a hotel close to the airport in Valencia as on the next day you will have to catch a flight.
DAY 5: DEPARTURE DAY
After a quick breakfast -if your flight is not too early-, we will head towards the airport in Valencia. We will have to pass by the gun registration office again and prepare the documents for your gun. We will accompany you to your check in desk and after dropping off your luggage we will say goodbye, not before planning your next hunting trip with Caza Hispanica.
This is what a Beceite Ibex hunt itinerary looks like with us. We hope we were able to give you a sweet taste of it. If you have any question or would like to talk about a Beceite ibex hunt with us write us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hunting with you soon!