Cap Rando Selection : Trips organized by Cap Rando partners
Type
In line progressive trail rides
Comfort
In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement
Level
Level 3 :You must be able to walk, trot, canter and gallop outdoor

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Horseback riding trip in Andalusia. In the heart of Andalusia, South of Spain, this ride offers to discover the spectacular Sierra Nevada landscapes. Near Guadix, you will ride on horseback through canyons and deserts, contrasting with forests and meadows in the mountains. You will discover nice Andalusian white villages with architectural contrasts between Spanish and Arabian styles: this area was one of the last Moorish occupation in Spain.

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Itinerary
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Programme intro

TRAIL RIDE IN ANDALUSIA
INDICATIVE ITINERARY *

Day 1: Meeting in Granada. Transfer to your accommodation, Hospederia del Zenete ****, a beautiful hotel at the foot of the Sierra Nevada. Welcome, presentation, aperitif and dinner.

Day 2: CALAHORRA - THE ALDEIRE VALLEY - LA CALAHORRA. This morning, after breakfast, you will meet your horse and you will get in the saddle. The horseback trail ride in the Sierra Nevada leaves through the fertile lands where many small irrigation canals, dating from the Arab occupation, irrigate fields of almond trees, fig trees, olive trees and other crops. You will ride to the highest point of this day up to 1500-2000 meters, by the “trails of the glaciers” (sendero de los neveros), used in ancient times by men on horseback who came to cut blocks of ice to keep their food. After a morning full of challenges for both riders and horses, picnic near a small river “The Rosandra.” In the afternoon, you will return to the small Arab village of Aldeire. Visit of the outside of the 14th century Calahorra castle, the first Renaissance palace in Spain. About 5 hours riding.
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Day 3: CALAHORRA - COGOLLOS. This morning, you will ride to the Wild West of Andalusia. You will ride on a large trail through incredible red cliff canyons that transport us to the landscapes of the great American canyons of Colorado. A picnic will be waiting the riders at the Cogollos lake, fed by the melting snow of the Sierra Nevada peaks. Depending on the weather, you can swim in the blue water of this mountain lake. After the picnic, you will follow the old mining and reach the small Moorish village of Cogollos. The evening, great dinner with local tapas. Night in guesthouse, called "casa rural" in Andalusia. About 5 hours 1/2 riding.

rando cheval andalousieDay 4: COGOLLOS - RÍO ALHORÍ - COGOLLOS. This morning, you wilride to to the top of Postero Alto at 1850m, through the Mediterranean pine tree forests and along crystal water streams. This trail is used by farmers to bring their herds of over 4000 animals (cows and bulls) to graze freely in the mountains. At the top, horses and riders will sit in a landscape that reminds us of Canada with its high mountain streams and century-old chestnut trees. You will take the picnic near the Alhori river. The afternoon, you will follow the vaqueros trail to the village of Cogollos. You will enjoy a great dinner with grilled meat and local vegetables. About 5 hours 1/2 riding.

Day 5: COGOLLOS - VALLE DEL ZALABI - GUADIX. Today, you will ride down to the Zalabi valley, with a beautiful landscape ofimage 1085 red clay canyons, and with the beauty of a fertile valley. Centuries ago, the Arab inhabitants of Andalusia (Moriscos), used to cultivate the mulberry trees to feed silkworms. Picnic near a water fountain that comes from the peaks of the Sierra Nevada (the tejea). You will spend the night in a hotel in the old Guadix, and will enjoy this pleasant city and it's great tapas ! About 6 hours riding.

Day 6: GUADIX - FIN DEL MUNDO - GUADIX. Departure from the hotel towards the Alhama river. The Eastern natural park was the scenery of spaghetti westerns that were filmed here in the years 70s. After the “Arizona” desert, you will take the picnic under the pine trees. The afternoon, you will reach Paulenca, a troglodyte city where 4,000 people are still living in cave houses. Dinner in a troglodyte restaurant and night in Guadix.  About 5 hours riding.

rando cheval andalousieDay 7: GUADIX - COGOLLOS - CUEVAS. This last day, you will ride to a nice horse path that leads directly to the highlands of Albuñán. Lunch at a local restaurant in Cogollos. The afternoon, you will go by car to the city of Guadix after a 3h30-4h ride. The afternoon, you can have a carriage ride through the neighborhood caves of Guadix or, if you prefer, enjoy some shopping and visit Guadix. Dinner with Flamenco !  You will discover the unique experience of sleeping in the rock in a comfortable bedroom. This cave hotel offers a pleasant heated pool inside a cave.

Day 8: End after breakfast. Possible transfer to Granada. We suggest you to extend your stay and explore Granada city and the Alhambra. Ask to your guide to book entries for the visit.

* Indicative itinerary that may be changed if necessary.

MEETING/DEPARTURE

MEETING: 
Sunday afternoon, transfer from Granada airport or directly at your hotel near Guadix. 
Granada airport transfer: 30 € / per person to pay locally.


DEPARTURE: 
Sunday morning after breakfast.Transfer to Granada.
Granada airport transfer: 30 € / per person to pay locally.
We recommend taking a day before or after your hike to visit Granada and the Alhambra !

BUS:
From Malaga airport, you can take a bus to Granada: 
www.busbud.comwww.alsa.eswww.goeuro.fr
Informations for schuttles between Granada airport and bus station: 
www.granadadirect.com/transporte/autobuses-granada

CAR RENTAL:
We recommend car rental, particularly cheap in Spain from 30 € per week), on the site www.autoeurope.fr.

Riding

RIDING LEVEL: andalusia horse riding
You must be able to walk, trot, canter and galop outdoor on open spaces.

andalusia horse ridingGUIDE: 
Professional licensed guide. The guide speaks Spanish, French and some English.


andalusia horse ridingHORSES: 
Mixed Spanish and Arabian horses, well balanced, trail rides professionals. 

TACK: 
English and trail ride saddles. 

Comfort

ACCOMMODATION: 
In comfortable hotels and guesthouses. Single bedroom available with supplement.  
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MEALS: 
Dinners at the accommodations. An assistant prepares nice buffets at picnic places. 

LUGGAGE TRANSFERS:
Provided by an assistant by car.

 

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Rates
Infos tarif

2022 PRICE / PER PERSON:
1455 € in 2-3 person bedrooms 
Single supplement: 210 € to pay locally
Granada airport and bus station transfers: 60 € / per person / per transfer to pay locally
Registration fees: 15 € / person


THE PRICE INCLUDES: 
Horse and tack rental, guide, assistant, accommodation, all meals, 1 drink/pers during meals, luggage transfers, the financial bond for your payments by our travel agent guarantee. 


THE PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE: 
Individual insurance, additionnal drinks and drinks out of meals, sodas, hot drinks, visits, tips, transports, transfers from/to airports, all that is not indicated in "PRICE INCLUDES".

Dates
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- 1455€ CONFIRMATION ON PROCESS + Infos
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Booking
How to book
HOW TO BOOK:

By booking with Cap Rando, you get the benefit of the French travel agency law, one of the strictest in the world: an unlimited financial guarantee for all your payments !

BOOKING PROCEDURE:

1. CHECK THE AVAILABILITY, PRICE, DISCOUNT:
Check the availability and price (depending on the type of accommodation and after possible discounts) by contacting us through the availability & quote request form or by phone +33 (0)483431321, whatsapp +33(0)609520324, or e-mail: contact@horsebackridingvacations.eu

2. BOOKING:
Fill out the online registration form: 
https://www.horsebackridingvacations.eu/form/formulaire-d-inscription


3. INSURANCES:
Cap Rando is covered for its professional civil liability: GENERALI contract n ° AL974010.
To register on a Cap Rando holiday, you must be covered by an individual liability insurance covering your activity, individual accident, assistance, repatriation, and possibly cancellation (strongly recommended not to lose your payment in case of unforeseen your cancellation insurance contract).
For Europe Union citizens only: we offer to subscribe the "Cap Protection Security" from Chapka Insurance. This covers you for cancellation, interruption of stay, individual accident, assistance 24h / 24h, medical expenses abroad, luggage insurance, civil liability. You can also only take a cancellation insurance if you have insurance covering other risks. 
See all information about our cancellation policy and Chapka insurance offer.
For non West European citizens: if you pay by credit card, depending on your card, you may be fully covered: check your contract.
You can subscribe directly an insurance for instance on: https://www.axatravelinsurance.com/

4. PAYMENT:
A 30% deposit is required upon booking, the balance being due 60 days before the stay date. Less than 60 days before your departure date, full payment is requested at registration.
You can pay:
- By credit card on our secure payment website: Click here to access the server
- By bank transfer: Bank information

Your payments are guaranted by our GROUPAMA travel agent bond.
If you book a trip through Cap Rando, you have the guarantee not to loose any payment. 
The French law is the strongest and requires all French travel agencies to have an unlimited financial guarantee for their customers in case of financial failure.


5. CONFIRMATION:
You will receive a confirmation file and contract with the invoice and all practical information within 24 hours after reception of your registration form and payment.

6. CANCELLATION POLICY:
See general conditions and special covid conditions: cancellation conditions.
Please note: Any stay may be canceled in the event of insufficient bokkings to ensure the stay up to 21 days before the starting date. In this case, a replacement stay may be offered to you, if it does not suit you: full refund is guaranteed without compensation. We advise you to book refundable flights / trains.

Reviews
GUEST REVIEWS
Aurélie France) – May 2018

Despite a big plane delay (2h), the shuttle was waiting for me at the airport. A mare (Zulema) at the top of the top! Blood, brave, beautiful, endearing, what more could you ask for? Very good upholstery, very appreciable. It would be important to clarify that no loan of equipment for the rider (helmet) is planned and thus to encourage people to bring their own. A guide who is attentive and always ready to answer our questions about the region, attentive to the weather to change the schedule in case of bad weather, great horses, magnificent landscapes, gaits every day, comfortable hotels, large meal. A superb stay! Super reactivity of Didier Simonot of Cap Rando, as well by email, telephone or message. Financial gesture for the single supplement (not wanted at the start) Super!

Christine and René (France) – May 2016

Good evening M Simonot We have been back for a week from Sierra Nevada, it was a fantastic week. Horses on top, magnificent accommodation, great picnic as well as the pitches. Super well maintained horses. We highly recommend this ride. Good evening and cordial greetings. Christine and Rene. See you soon.