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Estancia Pinos Altos

10,000 Beautiful Acres in La Mancha

Spain Partridge Hunting

Estancia Pinos Altos

Located 100 miles Southeast from Madrid near the town of Cuidad Real lies a restored 16th century estate encompassing 10,000 acres in the beautiful La Mancha region. Pinos Altos has been in the Saiz Family for hundreds of years and serves as their personal hunting estate as well as a place they invite other sportsmen to enjoy the finest big game and wingshooting Spain has to offer.

This unique shooting experience is also hailed as one of the best couple’s trips Trek offers. Non-shooting guests of Pinos Altos are treated to daily tours of the beautiful Spanish countryside to explore nearby towns and villages including historical points and to do a little shopping along the way.

The Trip

Located 100 miles Southeast from Madrid near the town of Cuidad Real lies a restored 16th century estate encompassing 10,000 acres in the beautiful La Mancha region. Pinos Altos has been in the Saiz Family for hundreds of years and serves as their personal hunting estate as well as a place they invite other sportsmen to enjoy the finest big game and wingshooting Spain has to offer.

This unique shooting experience is also hailed as one of the best couple’s trips Trek offers. Non-shooting guests of Pinos Altos are treated to daily tours of the beautiful Spanish countryside to explore nearby towns and villages including historical points and to do a little shopping along the way.

The Hunting

Each hunting day starts with an 8:30 AM breakfast and then set out for the shoot. It’s about a 20-minute drive to the most shooting areas where you will draw pegs. Each day will consist of 4-5 drives depending on shooting conditions and consists of an allotted total of 600 partridge for the line of eight guns. You’ll have two drives in the morning followed by a delicious field snack and then two more drives followed by a huge elegant lunch. Each hunter has their own loader and a secretary to carry your shells, shotguns, set up your blind, etc. Your only job is to shoot! A line of beaters generally 40-50, will push the partridge over the shooters at their assigned pegs set about 15-30 yards down the crest of a hill. The birds will come flying fast and quick over the hill and the shooting is fast and furious. A good shot can expect to spend three to four shells per partridge. There’s time for a shower and some rest before dinner. These are special affairs with traditional meals and an elegance depicting an era gone by, yet still here. Other Activities: Among the non shooting activities will be a trip to Toledo, and visits to nearby typical haciendas, small villages and historical points. You may also choose to go shopping for leather goods, porcelain, ceramics, pottery and local wines.

The Accommodations

Pinos Altos is a restored 16th century estate that has been in the Saiz family for hundreds of years and is used as their personal vacation and hunting lodge. This 10,000 acre estate is a perfect place to host a group of shooters whether it is a guy’s trip or a group of couples. The Spanish architecture blends well with the European countryside and has a touch of classic elegance that will impress even the most well traveled shooter. There are 14 expertly appointed bedrooms with private baths, two living rooms, impressive dining room, and terrace that overlooks the property as herds of red stag and fallow deer move in the distance.

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