Horseback riding in Andalusia. The name " Andalusia " comes from the Arabic word Al-Andalus and the term is derived in turn from " Vandalusia " or land of the Vandals. Andalusia is marked by the Arabic influence. The Sierra Nevada is one of the major mountains of Andalusia. Andalusia is a traditionally agricultural region. Andalusia has a rich and strong cultural identity such as flamenco, and certain architectural styles of Moorish influence. The mild climate in Andalusia in winter, spring and fall makes the area attractive for tourism and horseback riding in particular. There has been a sharp increase in sport and nature tourism, especially in the natural parks of the Sierra Nevada, and Cabo de Gata: three successful destinations offered by Cap Rando for great horseback trail rides and holidays !