Inn to Inn trail ride in Andalusia, in the Cabo de Gata Natural Park. You will ride through the Cabo de Gata Natural Park. It combines trails along the seaside and inside valleys, you will discover on horseback beautiful scenery and little unknown villages. The excellent weather and soft temperatures make this ride available all the year.
HORSEBACK RIDING TRAIL RIDE IN ANDALUCIA
INDICATIVE ITINERARY *
Day 1: Arrival for your horseback ride in Andalusia. Transfer from Almeria airport, bus station or train station. Presentation, dinner and overnight in a hotel in San José.
Day 2: San José - Genoveses Beach - Monsul, Media Luna, the Sirens' Reef: without a doubt, the last Mediterranean wild beache, with their white sand dunes, shooting sites for many famous movies: Indiana Jones, Lawrence of Arabia, For a Fistful of Dollars. For lunch, picnic at the foot of the “El Romeral” cortijo, one of the typical facilities that once served as accommodation for the local farmers. In the afternoon, you ride up through the “Del Tesorillo” valley. You go back to your hotel in San José.
Day 3: San José - Rodalquilar. To the North of the park are the Sierra de Gata mountains, with the craters of ancient volcanoes, surrounded by a lunar landscape and typical villages like “Los Albaricoques”. Several famous western movies were filmed here, such as "for a fistful of dollars", "the good, the bad and the ugly". The streets are named after Clint Eastwood, Sergio Leone… Lunch at the" Cortijo del Fraile: it's here where the events inspired Federico Garcia for his work “Bodas de Sangre” (The Blood Bride) took place. Night in a hotel with swimming pool.
Day 4: Rodalquilar - El Playazo - Cala del Cuervo. You ride to discover the eastern part of the Natural Park. You head to "la torre de los lobos" (the wolve tower), where you can enjoy the view over the whole natural park when the weather is clear, up to the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada. You ride to "el playazo" beach, known since the Roman presence, which was a landmark for pirates. Return to your hotel with swimming pool.
Day 5: Rodalquilar - Old gold mine - Sierra de Gata - Rodalquilar. You take the old gold mine trail, straddling small ravines that were once the only connection between farms, between sea and mountain. You cross the crater of the volcano which now forms the Rodalquilar valley. You discover the cliffs which still hide gold today, and you visit the mine old installations which used to be in operation since 1933 and which finally closed in 1986. Picnic at the gold mine. Return to your hotel with swimming pool.
Day 6: Rodalquilar - Las Negras- Rodalquilar. A long morning ride, of about 4 hours towards Las Negras, a beautiful place with many irrigated orchards, and an atmosphere of fishermen. At the bottom of its bay is El Cerro Negro (The Black Hill), an impressive rock formation that looks like a lava spit, witness to what was the Cabo de Gata Natural Park. Late lunch: a paella in a restaurant by the sea. In the afternoon, you can take a swim in the sea. Then, return to your hotel where you can enjoy the swimming pool and possibly book a massage or a spa (not included in the price) for you relax before dinner.
Day 7: Rodalquilar - La Isleta del Moro - San José. You leave Rodalquilar by a path that runs along the coast. These trails were once used to monitor the coast in the event of a pirate attack, which explains the presence of small castles and watchtowers. Picnic on the beach of Escullos, hidden behind its small oasis of palm trees. Night in a hotel in San José.
Day 8: End of your horseback riding tour in Andalusia and transfer to the airport after breakfast.
* Indicative itinerary which may be subject to modifications if necessary.
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.
Sunday 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.
From Malaga airport (terminal 3) or from Granada bus station, you can take a bus to Almeria
See websites: www.busbud.com, www.alsa.es, www.omio.com.
We recommend car rental, particularly cheap in Spain from 30 € per week), on the site www.autoeurope.fr if you do not arrive in Almeria: flights are often cheaper to Malaga with many lowcost companies. About 4 hour drive from Malaga, 2 hours 30 from Granada.
You must be able to walk, trot, canter and galop outdoor on open spaces.
Professional licensed guide. The guide speaks Spanish, French and some English.
From 2-3 riders (with supplement) to 8 riders + the guide.
Mixed Spanish and Arabian horses, well balanced, trail rides professionals.
English and trail ride saddles.
You will be accommodated in 2 or 3 different comfortable hotels (depending on the dates), 4 to 7 nights with swimming pool. In double or single bedrooms with supplement.
An assistant prepares nice buffets at picnic places or in restaurants.
The assistant transfers luggage between hotels.
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 !
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: email@example.com
If you already have received the confirmation of the availability and the price, you can proceed directly to your 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.
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/
- 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.
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.
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.
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