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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
Highlights
  • Superb rides between the foot and the peaks of the Sierra Nevada
  • Accommodation in the heart of the historic center of the pleasant little town of Guadix
  • Free meals to enjoy the many restaurants and tapas bars typical of Andalusia
  • Combine horseback riding with a visit of Andalusia: Granada, the Alhambra...
  • Moderate summer heat, riding over 1000m elevation and up to 2000m!

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On horseback in Andalusia: a stationary horseback ride on the northern slopes of the Sierra Nevada: the gentler side of this superb mountain range in Southern Andalusia. A new program that is more cultural, more gastronomic, with beautiful canters on the gentle slopes and the immense plains of the north face of the Sierra Nevada. You discover the history of the Moors who remained in these lands after being expelled from Granada, and you walk through villages that have not changed in appearance since the Arab presence. You are staying in a comfortable 4* hotel ideally located in the historic center of the pleasant Andalusian town of Guadix. 5 long mornings on horseback that allow you to combine the pleasure of horseback riding, and visit Andalusia the afternonn on your own: Granada, the Alhambra, the Desert of Tabernas and its Western village ...

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Itinerary
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Programme intro

TRAIL RIDE IN ANDALUSIA
INDICATIVE ITINERARY *

Day 1: Meeting in the late afternoon at Granada airport or directly at your hotel in Guadix. Welcome by your guide and presentation of your week. 

rando a cheval en andalousieDay 2: Lugros- Shepherds Trail- La Pantaneta - Lugros.
After a good breakfast, you drive to the equestrian facilities (15 minutes), to get to know the horses. This first day, you adapt to your horse. You follow an easy path with wonderful views of the plateau (at an altitude of 1200m). You take the “Shepherd trail” which crosses thick pine forests. The density of these forests, the silence of the path and the tranquility of the environment allow you to discover the almost magical nature of this place. You arrive at “La Pantaneta”: a small lake surrounded by mountains formed by the melting snow of the Sierra Nevada. Then you ride to Lugros, and from there drive back to your hotel: relax at the spa or go for a walk in town.

rando cheval andalousieDay 3: Lugros - Camarate - Lugros.
After a good breakfast, transfer to the horses. You leave on horseback to enjoy the gentleness of these mountains by easy trails used in the past for the cattle moving. They allowed the inhabitants of this region to drive their cows and their “toros bravos” to the green meadows of the high mountains, called “El Camarate”. It is a special place that mixes vast meadows with trees of Atlantic origin. Site named “the enchanted forest”, because it seems that one can feel the presence of gnomes or fairies. Then you descend to Lugros and drive back to your hotel. Relax at the hotel or go and enjoy excellent tapas in a lively bar !

image-20230314172622-1Day 4: Lugros - Jerez del Marquesado - Lugros.
After breakfast, transfer to the horses. You cross the white streets of Jerez del Marquesado to head towards the “Picón”, one of the highest mountains of Sierra Nevada (summit at 3090m) climbing up to 2000m above sea level. You find small streams and waterfalls, which lead the water that comes from the mountains to the eternal snows. You travel the same paths as the miners of Santa Constanza for many years. Then you descend to Lugros and return to your hotel. Relax or go visit the pleasant historic center of Guadix. 

semaine rando cheval en AndalousieDay 5: Lugros – Valle del Zalabí – Lugros.
After breakfast, transfer to the horses. You go on horseback down from the plateau (1200m) towards the Zalabí valley, crossing a green landscape, surrounded by cultivated fields. In another era (Andalousí), they were occupied by mulberry trees which fed the silkworms needed to make the robes of the Muslim sultans who lived in Andalusia. Then you go to Lugros and return to hotel.

image-20230314173213-1Day 6: Lugros – Fin del Mundo – Lugros.
On this last day riding, you are going to discover, without a doubt, one of the most spectacular spaces in Sierra Nevada: the “End of the World”. This red clay valley, reminiscent of the Grand Canyon, was formed in the Quaternary by the thawing waters of the Sierra Nevada, and shelters in its walls many inhabited caves. Still more than 4,000 people live there. You return to the Lugros Equestrian Facilities where you say goodbye to your horse before returning to the hotel.

Day 7: End of your horseback riding in Andalusia after breakfast. Possible transfer to Granada. We advise you to extend your stay in Andalusia and visit the city and the Alhambra. Ask your guide on site to book tickets for the visit.

image-20230314162419-1* Indicative itinerary that may be changed if necessary.

Ideas and suggestions for visits during your free afternoons and evenings:
 rando cheval The old town of Guadix and the troglodyte district
 rando cheval The Guadix cathedral
 rando cheval Granada and the Alhambra (45mn drive from Guadix)
 rando cheval The Tabernas desert and its westen village (50mn drive from Guadix)
rando cheval Getaway to the sea towards Motril (1h15 drive from Guadix)

MEETING/DEPARTURE

rando cheval AndalousieMEETING: 
Sunday afternoon, transfer from Granada airport or directly at your hotel near Guadix. 


DEPARTURE: 
Saturday morning after breakfast.
We recommend taking a day before or after your ride to visit Granada and the Alhambra !

TRANSFERS:
From/to Granada airport: 90 € / vehicle of maximum 8 people / trip (=180 € round trip), to be paid locally.
From/to Malaga airport: 230 € / vehicle of maximum 8 people / trip (=460 € round trip), to be paid locally.

BUSES:
From Malaga airport, you can take a bus to Granada: 
See the websites: www.busbud.comwww.alsa.eswww.omio.com
Informations for schuttles between Granada airport and bus station: 
www.granadadirect.com/transporte/autobuses-granada

CAR RENTAL:
For this program: in order to take advantage of your free afternoons and be able to visit the region, we recommend a car rental at very advantageous rates in Spain: from 50 € per week on the website www.autoeurope.fr.

Riding

RIDING LEVEL: rando cheval en Andalousie
You must be comfortable at the 3 paces: walk, trot, canter.

RYTHM:
5 mornings of about 3-4 hours on horseback at three gaits (walk, trot, canter when the terrain permits).

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: randonnee cheval andalousie
In a 4**** hotel in the center of Guadix on the night & breakfast basis. A comfortable hotel located in the historic center of Guadix. Equipped with a spa, gym and physiotherapy.
Hotel Palacio de Oñate: http://palaciodeonate.com/

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MEALS: rando cheval andalousie
Only breakfasts are included. Lunch and dinner: meals are free, to take advantage of the many restaurants and lively tapas bars in Guadix. Guadix is renowned for the quality of its tapas: among the best in Andalusia ! The hotel offers its restaurant with refined and local cuisine, and its cafeteria.

Rates
Infos tarif

2024 PRICE / PER PERSON:
1050 € in 2-3 person bedroom
Single bedroom supplement: 250 €
Transfers: see the Arrival/Departure section
Registration fees: 15 € / person

THE PRICE INCLUDES:
Horse and tack rental, guide, about 3-4 hours riding every morning, accommodation,breakfasts, daily return transfers betwwen the hotel and the horse facility, the financial bond for your payments by our travel agent guarantee.

THE PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE: 
Individual insurance, any visits, lunches and dinners, transport and transfers from/to Almeria, Granada or Malaga, tips, 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.
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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).

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