6 days of Horseback riding in Andalusia, three landscapes: beaches, desert and mountain: wild beaches of the Cabo de Gata, the Tabernas desert, the Sierra Nevada mountain.

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 3 :You must be able to walk, trot, canter and gallop outdoor
Highlights
  • Three landscapes: beaches, desert and mountain
  • All the diversity of Andalusia on horseback
  • Culture and gastronomy of Andalusia
  • Very comfortable hotels

This exceptional week horseback trail ride, allows you to discover three totally different ecosystems in one week: the astonishing Cabo de Gata natural park and its wild beaches, the Tabernas desert, the only desert in Europe, and the majestic Sierra Nevada national park, the highest peaks in southern Andalusia.
These three sites are separated by barely 100 kilometers. Allowing riders to travel on horseback through a wide variety of landscapes in just one week: between Mediterranean beaches, desert, and mountains ! A "sporty" experience that allows you to enjoy breathtaking natural landscapes by crossing them to the rhythm of your horse's three paces with many beautiful canters. A route of great cultural richness: this trail ride passes by famous western movie shooting sites, crosses villages imbued with the Muslim influence of the 11th century, and mountains populated by bulls roaming free. Also a gastronomic horseback trip during which you can taste the traditional Andalusia cuisine: tapas, salmorejo, fried fish, grilled fish ...

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Itinerary
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HORSE RIDING WEEK IN ANDALUSIA
INDICATIVE ITINERARY *

Day 1 (Sunday): Meet directly at the hotel in San Jose at 7:30 p.m. Or transfer at 5 p.m. from Almeria airport to your hotel. Presentation of the ride, dinner and night in a hotel in San Jose. 

horse riding in AndalusiaDay 2 (Monday): Cabo de Gata Natural Park. San Jose - Arrecife - San Jose. Indiana Jones Beaches.
After breakfast, at 9:30 a.m., you meet the horses at the stables, located next to the hotel. We introduce you to your companion, who will accompany you throughout the week. After having prepared and tacked your horse, you leave for the unspoilt beaches of the Cabo de Gata: Genoveses, Mónsul, Media Luna and the Mermaids Reef: famous settings for emblematic shots of movies like "Indiana Jones" or "For a fistful of dollars", which you will immediately recognize. At noon, you picnic at "El Romeral": a property dotted with typical andalusian buildings, which were once used by farmers. After lunch and a break, you return to San Jose, going up the Tesorillo Valley. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Andalusia horseback tripweek horse ride AndalusiaDay 3 (Tuesday): Cabo de Gata Natural Park. San Jose - Los Escullos - San Jose. The Pirate's Path.
At 9:30 a.m., you get your horse ready again and set off from San Jose towards Los Escullos, following a wide path that runs along the coast and offers impressive panoramic views of the sea and hidden coves with crystal clear waters. As you advance, you come across small castles and watchtowers that once served to prevent possible incursions by Genoese, Berber or Turkish pirates. Back in San José, around 3 p.m., you enjoy a paella at the restaurant. After lunch, you leave by car to Tabernas, about 1 hour drive. Installation at your hotel and "western" dinner to put you in the mood !

horseback holliday AndalusiaDay 4 (Wednesday): Tabernas Natural Park. In the footsteps of Clint Eastwood.
In the heart of the Tabernas Desert, known as Spanish Hollywood, you explore the canyons that legends such as Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef and Eli Wallach have traversed on horseback. This landscape evokes the landscapes of Arizona and the Sonoran Desert in Mexico. In the 1960s, this place was used as the setting for the filming of famous "spaghetti" westerns. You picnic on the way in a canyon, the Canyon de Emboscada, and in the evening you enjoy a pleasant barbecue at your hotel.

Andalusia horse riding tripDay 5 (Thursday): Tabernas Natural Park. The oasis of Laurence of Arabia.
You go back south, following the canyon of the Oasis with its surprising little streams of water scattered everywhere, to the palm grove where Laurence of Arabia was filmed. From there, you head to Fort Bravo, to gallop through its streets and, later, watch the sheriff catch the bandits who robbed the bank. Picnic inside Fort Bravo, next to the Mexican village. After the picnic, we take you by car to the Sierra Nevada, to your hotel in Cogollos de Guadix (about an hour drive).

week horse riding vacationDay 6 (Friday): Sierra Nevada Natural Park. Lugros - Sendero de los pastores - The Pantaneta - Lugros.
After breakfast, we will drive you to the stables in the Sierra Nevada, located 15 minutes from the hotel. Your destination is La Pantaneta, a picturesque lake originating from the meltwaters of the Sierra Nevada. You reach it by the Sendero de los Pastores (Path of the Shepherds), which offers magnificent views of the plateau at 1,200 meters above sea level, passing through dense pine forests. You picnic at La Pantaneta, where the most intrepid can cool off ! Then you return to the finca to leave the horses, then we accompany you to your hotel before dinner.

discover Andalusia on horsebackDay 7 (Saturday): Sierra Nevada Natural Park. Lugros - Camarate - Lugros.
After breakfast and a short 15 minute drive to the meeting point with the horses, you set off towards El Camarate. As you go up, you take easy paths and paths, lined with oaks and olive trees, then mountain paths. These same paths were once used to guide cows and bulls to the high mountain meadows. Around noon, you reach an altitude of 2,000 meters, in a site with vast meadows and trees of Atlantic origin. You take the picnic from the saddle bags there. After lunch, you start the descent back to Lugros, where you say goodbye to your horse, then head to Cogollos de Guadix by car. Gourmet dinner and authentic flamenco show at La Almazara de Paulenca.

Day 8 (Sunday): End of your horseback riding in Andalusia and transfer after breakfast to Almeria airport or to pick up your car in San Jose.

* Indicative itinerary that may be subject to change if necessary.

MEETING/DEPARTURE

MEETING: 
Sunday afternoon in Andalusia at Almeria airport at 5 p.m., free transfer (45 mins) to the hotel in San José, or directly to the hotel in the evening.

DEPARTURE: 
End your horseback riding in Andalusia on Sunday morning after breakfast. Departure at 10am transfer to Almeria airport (1h15), or to pick up your vehicle in San Jose.

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

CAR RENTAL:
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.

Riding

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

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

GROUPS:
From 2-3 riders (with supplement) to 8 riders + the guide.


RYTHM:
4 days: 5 to 6 hours on horseback per day, 2-3 hours in the morning, 2-3 hours in the afternoon.
2 days: 1/2 days of 3-4 hours on horseback.

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

TACK: 
English and trail ride saddles. 

Comfort

a week horse riding AndalusiaACCOMMODATION: chambres
You will be accommodated in 3 different very comfortable hotels. In double or single bedrooms with supplement.
-2 nights in the Cabo de Gata park
- 2 nights in the Tabernas
- 3 nights in the Sierra Nevada.

INDICATIVE ACCOMMODATION (subject to availability):

week horse trail ride AndalusiaTRANSFERS:
with the support vehicle.

horseback trail ride in Andalusia
MEALS: 
Taken every evening in local hotels or restaurants to taste the famous tapas and typical Andalusian cuisine. At noon, an assistant prepares copious buffets or meals taken in a local restaurant. A picnic is carried in saddlebags in the Sierra Nevada.
   

Rates
Infos tarif

2024 PRICE / PER PERSON: 
The price is calculated for departures with a minimum of 4 riders. Possible departures from 2 or 3 riders with supplement.
1900 € / person in 2-3 person bedrooms 
Single bedroom supplement *: 250 €
Transfers from/to Almeria airport: Free at the set times.
Booking fees: 15 €
* If you book in shared bedrooms and we do not have a rider registered to share, the “single bedroom” supplement will be charged and refunded if a person registers wishing to share as well.

THE PRICE INCLUDES:
Horse and tack rental, guide, assistant, accommodation, all meals, 1 drink/pers during meals, transfers planned during the week, transfers from/to Almeria airport at the set times, 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 Malaga or Granada airports, 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 to Spain 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
Dates From Infos Contact
- 1900€ Information request
- 1900€ Information request
- 1900€ Information request
- 1900€ CONFIRMATION IN PROGRESS Information request
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.