“Experience the Beauty of Spain while hunting the 4 Ibex Species”
Our Ibex Grand Slam and Private Tour of Spain has been designed for both hunter and non-hunter alike. You will experience the full beauty of Spain while completing one of huntings most prized feats – “The Spanish Ibex Grand Slam”. Your adventure will take you to all corners of the country. You will visit Spain’s most historic cities, stay in castles, experience fine dining, and hunt all 4 species of the Spanish Ibex (Gredos, Beceite, Southeastern, and Ronda). All of this in just 12 days. This is not a rushed tour or hunt. You will have plenty of time to hunt, tour, take in some of the country’s most historic sites, and experience the true beauty of Spain.
In the heart of the Iberian Peninsula, toward the West, is the Central System, a long mountain range, formed by a series of mountains, among which we find the ‘Sierra de Gredos’, which gives the name to this subspecies of the Spanish Ibex. Sierra de Gredos is bordered by the Spanish provinces of Salamanca, Cáceres, Ávila, Madrid and Toledo, and its highest altitude of 2,592 meters is in the Avila province. It is in this long mountain range where we can find a lot of different areas for hunting the Gredos Ibex. We can find private and public hunting areas, such as the Hunting Reserve of Gredos.
Accommodation in Gredos
La Espadella looks always for the best accommodations near to the hunting areas, sometimes are 4 stars hotels, sometimes rural lodges, but always we chose a high quality accommodations in order to offer our customers the best options when they hunt with us. All the hotels will make your stay unique and very comfortable.
Beceite Ibex is the sub specie of the most widely distributed Spanish Ibex on the Iberian Peninsula. One of the largest colonies of Spanish ibex can be found in the Puertos de Tortosa-Beceite region, a mountainous massif located between the provinces of Tarragona (Catalonia), Teruel (Aragón), and Castellón (Valencia). The region is characterized by the vegetation of pine, oak, and holm-oak as well as a beech forest. The territories that own La Espadella are the cradle of the Spanish ibex in the province of Castellón, where 28,000 years ago our ancestors already practiced hunting as a way of life, as can be seen in the cave paintings of the area.
Accommodation in Beceite
La Espadella own a private First-Class mountain Lodge that offers comfortable accommodation and its surrounded by the beauty of nature with a great service and attention to the clients. It it has 12 spectacular double rooms for your comfort. It also provides great amenities to enjoy your stay in variety of ways: outdoor swimming pool. BBQ, WIFI service, Phone calls, laundry/dry cleaning. The meals are exclusively made by a permanent chef and all of them are made with the best regional products.
The Spanish Ronda Ibex is distributed across southern Spain, in the province of Málaga. It’s possible to find the Ronda Ibex in the Serranía de Ronda, Sierra de las Nieves and Sierra de Grazalema. This areas are very varied with hills, valleys, forests of olives trees, pines and oaks. Morphologically it is the smallest of the four different types of ibex which are differentiated in our country and the densities of this subspecies are much smaller than those of the Beceite or Gredos Ibex, but its hunting is exciting.
Accommodation in Ronda
We stay at El Parador de Ronda, which is located in one of the most beautiful and well-known areas of the town of Ronda, the Puente Nuevo that overlooks the deep cleft above the Tajo at which the town is located. The building occupies the old Town Hall, a neoclassical building with large windows and balconies. Inside, the space is spacious and bright, with a sober and elegant decoration. The rooms have a private balcony and exceptional views over the mountains. It also has an outdoor pool, gardens and terrace. The Parador also has an excellent restaurant specializing in Andalusian cuisine, in which seasonal produce and local cheeses and meats predominate.
The Southeastern Ibex or Sierra Nevada is a very old specie in the Iberian peninsula. Sierra Nevada is a mountain range in the region of Andalusia. It contains the highest point of continental Spain, the third highest in Europe, after the Caucasus Mountains and the Alps, Mulhacén at 3,478m above sea level. The Southeastern Ibex can be found all over the Eastern side of Andalusia in the provinces of Granada, Almeria, and Jaen. This fantastic hunt takes place near the majestic city of Granada.
Accommodation in Granada
The accommodation in Granada takes places at the Emblematic luxury Hotel and palace inspired by the Alhambra itself, the Alhambra Palace Hotel. Culture, pleasure, elegance and aristocracy coexist in this centenary hotel, pioneer of tourism in Andalusia and Spain. The hotel has unforgettable views of the romantic city of Granada and the corners of the romantic forest of La Alhambra. The hotel offer you Gastronomy and relaxation in its terraces and viewpoints.
Total length of hunt/tour is 12/13 nights which does not include Madrid or Barcelona. We will stop along the way between each new destination for sight seeing. PLEASE note that this is a VERY, VERY flexible adventure and we will change or modify it to your liking.