Cap Rando Selection : Trips organized by Cap Rando partners
Type
Stationary trail rides
Comfort
In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement
Level
Level 2 : You must be able to walk, trot, canter in an arena or outdoor

Stationary ride in Andalusia - This program allows you to discover the splendor of the Cabo de Gata Natural Park: its pristine beaches, valleys, small fishing villages ... You will discover the trail riding the techniques, in order to reach to be comfortable to ride in the mountains and canter on the beaches. A perfect program to prepare you for the practice Inn to Inn progressive horseback trips and to enjoy the wilderness on a safe horse. Especially recommended for families, possibility to book only accommodation if you're non rider coming with a rider.

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Itinerary
Programme intro

HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDE IN ANDALUSIA
INDICATIVE ITINERARY *

Day 1: Meeting in Andalusia. Transfer from Almeria airport, bus station or train station. Night in a hotel near San José.

Day 2: Genoveses beach. Genoveses, with its white sand dunes, used to be the location for many movie shootings: Indiana Jones, Arabian Laurance… During this first day, you will discover an extraordinary landscape: undoubtedly the last wild beaches of the Mediterranean. Free lunch, afternoon and dinner.
About 3 hours on horseback the morning.

Day 3: The pirate trail. You follow the trails on horseback along the cliffs of Cabo de Gata Natural Park, and discover the most spectacular views of the Mediterranean in the area. This ride passes through an old path that served as a connection between the castles and the watchtowers: indeed, during the 18th century, there were coast guards to prevent and protect in the event of a pirate invasion. Free lunch, afternoon and dinner.
About 3 hours on horseback the morning.

Day 4: The Volcano Valley. To the North of the park, are the Sierra de Gata mountains, which have preserved the craters of ancient volcanoes, creating a lunar landscape. They were in action 15 to 16 million years ago. At the time, the population worked to irrigate this area, using this huge volcanic cone to collect rainwater which concentrates on its lower part, where the crops are located. You ride on the sides of the volcanoes and canter on the paths that lead from the volcanoes to the sea. Free lunch, afternoon and dinner.
About 3 hours on horseback the morning.

Day 5: The Andalusian “cortijos”. As you enter the Cabo de Gata natural park, you pass typical Andalusian constructions: the famous "cortijos", some of Arab origin. These are isolated houses where families who worked in the fields lived, some of which have become “white villages”, self-sufficient with rainwater harvesting systems (“aljibes”), rudimentary installations for the cultivation of cereals (“ eras”) and windmills for making flour. Free lunch, afternoon and dinner.
About 3 hours on horseback the morning.

Day 6: Monsùl beach. Mónsul is a 400-meter-long beach, surrounded by rock formations of volcanic origin on its sides, and a huge dune of fine sand. In the middle of the beach, there is a large rock that has become the emblem of this beach and of the natural park, called La Peineta de Mónsul. This rock is shaped like a giant wave that seems to want to return to the sea. Steven Spielberg chose this beach to film "Indiana Jones" and "The Last Crusade" with Harrison Ford and Sean Connery. Free lunch, afternoon and dinner.
About 3 hours on horseback the morning.

Day 7: End of your horseback ride in Andalusia. Transfer to Almeria after breakfast.

* Indicative itinerary, which may be subject to modifications if necessary.

MEETING/DEPARTURE

MEETING: 
Sunday afternoon free transfer fom Almeria airport at 6 pm, from Almeria bus station at 5 pm, or paying transfer from Malaga airport at 4:30 pm, or directly at your hotel in San Jose.

DEPARTURE: 
Saturday morning after breakfast. Free transfer leaving at 9 am to Almeria airport or bus station (arriving at about 11 am).

TRANSFERS FROM/TO MALAGA AIRPORT:
1 person: 250 € return
2 to 4 people: 200 € / person round trip.

BUSES: 
From Malaga airport (terminal 3) or from Granada bus station, you can take a bus to Almeria
See websites: www.busbud.comwww.alsa.eswww.omio.com

CAR RENTAL:
In order to visit the region during your free afternoons and to be able to have lunch and/or dinner in typical restaurants (meals not included in the package), we recommend a car rental at very advantageous rates in Spain, from from 30 € per week on the site: www.autoeurope.fr 

FLIGHTS:
Flights to Andalusia are not included in our prices because it is generally more interesting to book your flights yourself, a flight package included is generally more expensive with agency commissions. However, we are at your disposal to help you find the best rates or offer you a transport trip included on request: free service.
Note:
The nearest airport is Almeria. Flights are often cheaper to Malaga. From Malaga you can take a bus, we can also give you an estimate for transfers. The best thing is to rent a car (about 2h30 drive). A car allowing you to travel on site, to visit this very beautiful region, and to have lunch and/or dinner in the many very nice local restaurants !

Riding

 

RIDING LEVEL: andalusia horse riding
You must be able to walk, trot and have a little experience in canter.

RYTHM:
About 3 hours trail riding each morning.

GUIDE : 
Professional licensed local guide. The guide speaks Spanish, French and English.

horse riding in AndalusiaHORSES: 
Mixed Spanish and Arabian horses, well balanced, trail rides professionals.

TACK: 
English or trail ride saddles. 


Comfort

ACCOMMODATION: chambres
In a very comfortable hotel: with swimming pool 10 minutes from the beaches, or hotel near the village of San José depending on period and availability.

INDICATIVE HOTELS:

Hotel Cortijo El Sotillo






Hotel Dona Paquita

 



MEALS:
Only breakfasts are included. Free meals at the hotel or in the many typical restaurants of the surrounding villages.

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Rates
Infos tarif

2024 PRICE / PER PERSON: 
1050 € / person in 2-3 person bedroom
Single bedroom supplement: 260 €
July - August:
1300 € / person in 2-3 person bedroom
Single bedroom supplement: 360 €
All dates:
Transfers from/to Almeria airport or bus station at set times: Free.
Booking fees: 15 €

PRICES INCLUDE: 
Horse and tack rental, guide, assistant, accommodation and breakfasts, transfers from/to Almeria airport or bus station at set times,our financial bond for your payments by our travel agent guarantee.

PRICES DON'T INCLUDE: 
Individual insurance, lunches and dinners, visits, tips, transports, transfers from/to  or , all that is not indicated in "THE PRICE INCLUDES".

INSURANCE:
A civil liability and travel insurance (assistance/repatriation) is compulsory. A cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
A payment by credit card can make you benefit from its possible insurance (check your contract).
We offer to Europe Union, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway residents: the Chapka insurances.
Cap Security: full insurance with cancellation. Cap Cancellation: cancellation only.
See prices & information

FLIGHTS:
Flights are not included because it is more interesting to book directly your ticket: a transport package included is generally more expensive with agency commissions. However, we are at your disposal to help you find the best prices or to offer you a flight included package on request (free service).

Dates
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Booking
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
If you already have received the confirmation of the availability and the price, you can proceed directly to your booking:

2. BOOKING:
Fill out the online registration form: https://www.horsebackridingvacations.eu/form/booking-form
If you are registering and paying for several riders, you can add riders on the form.
If you have difficulty with the online form or if you prefer:
- Download the Excel file for 1 rider
- Download the Open Office file for 1 rider
- Download the Excel file for 2 riders
- Download the Open Office for 2 riders
To be completed, saved on your computer, and sent by email as an attachment.
Your personal information (birth date, height, weight, riding level & experience, health information, etc.) are contractuals. The facility / guide / instructor may exclude on site and without compensation, any person whose information is different from the information provided on the registration form, and/or who does not correspond to the conditions of participation.

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 cancellation for a reason covered by a cancellation insurance).
We offer to Europe Union, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway residents (only) to subscribe the "Cap Security" insurance from Chapka Insurance. This covers you for cancellation, interruption of stay, individual accident, assistance 24h / 24h, repatriation, medical expenses abroad, luggage insurance, civil liability. You can also only subscribe a "Cap Cancellation" cancellation insurance if you have insurance covering other risks. 
See all information about our cancellation policy and Chapka insurance offer.
For other country citizens: if you pay by credit card, depending on your card, you may be fully covered: check your contract.
The US citizens can subscribe directly an insurance for instance on: https://www.axatravelinsurance.com/

4. PAYMENT:
- For a stay starting at more than 60 days: It is requested at registration: 30% of the price of the stay, the payment of the insurance possibly subscribed, the transport possibly requested, the booking fees. The balance is to be paid 60 days before the start date of the stay.
- For a stay starting at less than 60 days: Full payment is requested upon registration.
- For a stay starting at less than 21 days: Full payment by credit card is requested upon registration.
- If these are the last places available: Payment by credit card is requested upon registration.
You can pay:
- By credit card on our secure payment website: You will be directed to the payment link after completing the online booking form.
- By bank transfer: Our bank information will be sent to you after reception of your booking form.
For a quick processing and to secure your registration, receipt of your confirmation file within 24-48 hours: choose a payment by credit card. In addition: payment by credit card can allow you to benefit from its possible insurance.
Please note: your reservation will only be confirmed after receipt of your payment.
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 useful information within 24-48 hours after reception of your registration form and payment.

6. TRANSPORTS:
Before booking your transport: we advise you to wait for the receipt of the confirmation file and check that your transports feet with the meeting/separation times of the offered transfers. We recommend booking refundable transports.

7. CANCELATION POLICY:
Please note: Any stay may be canceled if there are insufficient bookings to ensure the stay up to 20 days before the date of a stay of more than 6 days, 7 days for a stay of 2 to 5 days. In this case, you may be offered a replacement stay or a departure with a supplement, if these proposals do not suit you: a full refund (unless you have accepted a possible supplement upon registration), excluding booking fees and possible non-refundable transport, is guaranteed without compensation.
See the cencellation policy: cancelation conditions.

8. SALE CONDITIONS:
You can consult the sale conditions: see the conditions.


 

Reviews
GUEST REVIEWS
Nicole (non-rider) and her granddaughter Noellia (France) - October 2023

Michel the instructor - Nothing to say - very helpful and available.
Noelia -12 years old- sometimes felt insecure because she discovered steep and stony terrain that was unknown to her. But that’s the goal of this kind of stay ! Dakota was very kind to her young rider.
Hotel Dona Pakyta in San José is a very nice establishment. We were very well accommodated in a sea view room with a beautiful terrace.
A small downside on the quality of the bedding, which is a little “stiff”!! Very good varied food.
The only downside to this stay is that Noelia found herself alone !! So a little disappointed not to share this stay with other teenagers or adults which could perhaps have caused a little emulation. Positive side: an instructor for her alone but at 12 years old, possible friends count a lot!
Cap Rando Services: Nothing to say ! Everything went very well - registration - payment.

Jean (Belgium) - May 2022

Our guide, Anton: more than perfect. Listening to everyone. I learned a lot. What a beautiful person and very respectful of animals !
My horse Morgana y Faraz and the tack were perfect !
Comfortable accommodation.
Excellent services from Cap Rando !
Stay to recommend !