EQUESTRIAN HOLIDAYS IN SPAIN
Spain is one of the most popular equestrian destination. The offer of equestrian holidays is important in Spain, it can be difficult to find the horseback riding program which suits you best. In addition, many structures are managed by foreigners (English, German, French) and we preferred to select Spanish partners, knowing their region perfectly, and offering quality services.
In Spain, we offer training courses, progressive Inn to Inn week horseback riding trips for experienced riders, and stationary programs particularly suited to families.
Discover the different regions of Spain on horseback:
- In Catalonia and on the Costa Brava beaches
- In Andalusia: the Sierra Nevada or the superb Cabo de Gata park with its wild beaches
- In Extremadura and in the Sierra de Gredos: a wild area, less known to tourists, in high mountains
- In the Spanish Pyrenees
- In the Balearic Islands: in Mallorca for training programs, or in Minorca for an incredible Inn to Inn horseback trip !
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ACTIVE TRAIL RIDE IN CATALONIA & COSTA BRAVA
A particularly active horseback trail ride in Spain ! For riders who wish to combine equestrian tourism and active horseback riding with many gaits. You ride 5 to 7 hours each day at a rapid pace, covering up to 50 km in one day, for a total of 170 km in 4 days between the hills of Catalonia and the beaches of the Costa Brava. You cross the hilly trails, the plains, and the beaches of the Alt Empordà region, with numerous and prolonged trots and gallops. A very active horseback trail ride in Spain, with many paces, for riders eager for sensations and discovery wishing to experience a ride at an endurance pace, in a riding region with varied landscapes: between hills and beaches of Catalonia, recovering the evening in very comfortable accommodation.
Three days on horseback in the heart of nature at the weekend: Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Explore the varied landscapes of Catalonia with its medieval villages, castles, abbeys and churches steeped in history, ... and the beaches of the Costa Brava.
DISCOVER CATALONIA ON THE COSTA BRAVA
A stationary horseback riding trail ride in Spain, in Catalonia : Coming back every night in a very comfortable accommodation with a swimming pool. The daily trail rides cross the magnificent region of Empordá, with an incredible variety of landscapes, between meadows and forests, to the beaches of the Costa Brava (except at Easter and in summer), under the sky azure blue of Catalonia !
A horseback ride through the landscapes of the Empordà and its coast. Beautiful landscapes and a great artistic heritage. You ride to the magnificent mouth of La Gola de Ter and its view of the Medes Islands, now converted into a protected natural area. Beaches, sand, naturally formed dunes, beautiful villages, castles and churches await you. Discover the medieval sites of Peratallada, Torroella de Montgrí, and stroll along two sandy beaches. Exciting galloping experience by the sea.
THE SMUGGLER TRAIL RIDE IN CATALONIA & SPAIN PYRENEES
A horseback trail ride going up to 2000m altitude. Discover one of the loveliest regions of Catalonia, a trip in the Romanic Catalan culture. This is the heartland of the region where the four red and yellow lines flag flies proudly on this breathtaking trail. You have the opportunity to taste different delicious Catalan dishes. You will discover three distinct landscapes: the fertile prairies near the river Fluvià, the mighty peaks of the Pyrenees and the warm wooded hills of the Garrotxa. This trail is an interesting mixture for riders that know how to measure their horse and at times leading them on foot.
BETWEEN COSTA BRAVA & SPANISH PYRENEES
This horseback riding trip in Spain leaves at the foothills of the Pyrenees, goes through the rolling plains of the Empordà, and recahes the bay of Rosas: eight kilometers beach ! Explore the fantastic nature of Alt Empordà. Discover small medieval villages such as the real Besalú, Crespià and Bàscara. Cross hills and fields of wheat, poppies and sunflowers. Discover forests full of wild herbs. Walk along a small winding stream. The Alt Empordà is full of culture, history and natural diversity.
END OF YEAR IN CATALONIA, BETWEEN EMPORDA & COSTA BRAVA
Six days of horseback riding under the Catalonian sun and starting the new year on horseback in Spain in the Empordà, between the Costa Brava and the Spanish Pyrenees. With a delicious festive New Year's Eve dinner to end the year !
STATIONARY RIDE IN THE CABO DE GATA NATURAL PARK
This horseback ride in Spain will allow you to discover the splendor of the Cabo de Gata Natural Park, in the south of Spain, in Andalusia: its virgin beaches, its valleys, its small fishing villages ... All without changing the scenery. 'hotel by doing half-days and day rides. You will discover the techniques of outdoor trekking, in order to be comfortable riding in the mountains and galloping on the beaches. A perfect program to prepare you for the practice of itinerant trips and to be able to enjoy the horse in full nature in safety. Particularly recommended for families, if some do not ride, it is possible to book accommodation only.
TRAINING AND TRAIL RIDE IN ANDALUSIA
During this week on horseback in Spain, you will alternate riding lessons in an arena and trail rides in the Cabo de Gata Natural Park in Andalusia, to put your lessons into practice. At the end of the stay, you will be able to go horse riding outdoors with pleasure and safety. In addition, you will have a wonderful horse riding holiday in Spain in this corner of paradise. This program is perfect for getting started with horseback riding with your family or with a group of friends. Manolo has created and animated this program for over 25 years, horses are trained to obey the voice and work in groups. Manolo gives his lessons on horseback, allowing control of the horse and the riders at all times, allowing rapid, safe and confident progress. Throughout the year, the mild temperatures of Andalusia and Cabo de Gata, make it possible to fully enjoy this equestrian stay in Spain.
PARELLI HORSE TRAINING IN THE CABO DE GATA NATURAL PARK
You work a horse in a small group (4 people) to introduce you to the Parelli method, get to know your horse's state of mind, correct his unwanted behaviors and teach him what will allow us to benefit from your relationship with him, in the various equestrian practices. You benefit from the experience of the guide who, although not being a Parelli instructor, trained with Nadia Soleymanjo, to make you discover what has enabled her to educate her horses for several years, and allow you to learn 'then apply to your horse.
THE SIERRA NEVADA HIDDEN TRAILS
Horseback riding trip on the steepest side of the Sierra Nevada ! In the heart of Andalusia, in the south of Spain, come and discover the spectacular landscapes of the Sierra Nevada on horseback, on its most pleasant slope for riders, with particularly varied landscapes. In the region of Guadix, you can admire the ocher terrains jagged by time where the chimneys and the doors of cave dwellings whiten in the sun while the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada loom in the distance. There is really something to marvel at under the sun that shines more than 300 days a year in Andalusia. Canyons, marshes, mountain villages, deserts: the South of Spain radiates sumptuous landscapes where Andalusian architecture and vestiges of the Muslim era mingle to a flamenco tune. This equestrian trip in Spain, is offered with accommodation of great comfort and character with a local Spanish guide (we favor Spanish providers rather than the many foreign providers in Andalusia) a guide passionate about his region ... a friend !
THE CABO DE GATA WILD MEDITERRANEAN BEACHES
Inn to In horseback trail ride in Andalusia. The Cabo de Gata Park is located in the extreme south-east of Spain in Andalusia, one of the jewels of Andalusia, Spain and the Mediterranean, a rare space on the Mediterranean coast remained a virgin today. Since 1997, the park has been declared a "biosphere reserve" by UNESCO for its ecological wealth. “Where the Sun Spends the Winter”: With around 2,965 hours of sunshine, it can be said that this region of Spain is where the sun spends the winter, with mild temperatures all year round. Small coves with crystal clear waters, ancient volcanoes converted into mountains of red lava give the image of the Sierra de Gata, a lunar desert. Oasis of palm trees and small white fishing villages, remind us of pirate invasions. Here were filmed famous adventure films such as Indiana Jones, Lawrence of Arabia, For a Fistful of Dollars.
CABO DE GATA WILD BEACHES SHORT BREAK
Horseback riding holiday in Andalusia. A special program designed for those who wish to make less than a full week ride, and possibly extend their stay to visit Andalusia ... The Cabo de Gata Park is located in the South-East of Spain in the extreme south-east of Andalusia, in the Gulf of Almeria. The Cabo de Gata Park is one of the jewels of Andalusia, Spain and the Mediterranean, it is probably one of the rare areas of the Mediterranean coast that has remained wild. Since 1997, the park has been declared a "biosphere reserve" by UNESCO for its ecological wealth. “Where the sun spends the winter”: With around 2,965 hours of sunshine, we can say that this region of Andalusia is where the sun spends the winter, with mild temperatures all year round. Small coves with crystal clear waters, ancient volcanoes converted into mountains of red lava give the image of the Sierra de Gata, a lunar desert. Oasis of palm trees and small white fishing villages, recall the invasions of pirates. Here were filmed famous adventure films such as Indiana Jones, Lawrence of Arabia, For a Fistful of Dollars.
END OF YEAR IN THE CABO DE GATA NATURAL PARK
End the year on horseback under the Andalusian sun in Spain ! Located in the South-East of Andalusia and Spain, in the Gulf of Almeria, the Cabo de Gata Park is one of the jewels of Andalusia, Spain and the Western Mediterranean. It is probably one of the few areas on the Mediterranean coast that remains untouched today. Since 1997, the park of volcanic origin has been declared a "biosphere reserve" by UNESCO for its ecological wealth.
THE ALPUJARRAS WHITE VILLAGES IN ANDALUSIA
A horseback trail ride in Andalusia in southern Spain between the southern slope of the Sierra Nevada and the Mediterranean, in the Alpujarras. This horseback ride is offered over 4 or 6 days on horseback. The Alpujarras are marked by a succession of fertile valleys descending from the Sierra Nevada towards the Mediterranean. A wild region with a Mediterranean climate and vegetation, dotted with white villages typical of Andalusia with a strong historical past, the last refuge of the Moors in Andalusia.
SIERRA NEVADA AND TABERNAS DESERT
Horseback ride in Andalusia. A superb trip on horseback, through the superb Sierra Nevada to the Tabernas Desert. You will discover the rugged beauty of the southern slope of the Sierra Nevada with superb views of the Mediterranean, before reaching the Tabernas Desert where you will ride in the landscapes that have served as the backdrop for many famous westerns.
SIERRA NEVADA , CORDOBA ROYAL STABLES, ALHAMBRA
A trip on horseback in Andalusia through the nature of the Sierra Nevada, discovering the gastronomy and heritage of Andalusia, Andalusian equestrian culture, Andalusian heritage. The trip ends with a visit to the Alhambra of Granada, Cordoba and its Royal Stables, with the possibility of attending an equestrian show around the Purebred Spanish horse.
THE SIERRA DE GREDOS & CRYSTALLINE WATERS
A stationary horseback ride in Spain with relaxing days riding in the Sierra de Gredos andh pleasant swimming in the crystal clear waters coming from the mountains. In the middle of the week, at some dtes, you will go for an overnight ride in another village. A relaxing and comfortable ride, perfect for families and less experienced riders, with six nights in the same hotel.
THE SIERRA DE GREDOS & CASTLES
Into the wild Spain on horseback. Following the beautiful valley of the Tormes river, the landscapes are varied with lakes, canyons, cliffs and meadows. You will cross medieval villages steeped in history and breathtaking landscapes. Your guide, native of the region, will make you discover these landscapes and the history of this country which fascinates him.
THE CONQUISTADOR RIDE IN EXTREMADURA
This horseback riding tour in Spain will you through spectacular forests, pastures and the Dehesa (Mediterranean forest) of holm oaks and cork oaks: the iconic landscapes of Extremadura. You also ride in the Geopark of Villuercas, a beautiful and protected region in Spain.
HORSE TRANSHUMANCE BETWEEN SIERRA DE GREDOS AND EXTREMADURA
Live an extraordinary experience: a transhumance on horseback in Spain, from Extremadura to the mountains of Gredos in spring (northern transhumance) and from Gredos to Extremadura in autumn (southern transhumance). A 7-day horseback trek, following the Cañadas Reales, the northern slope of the Sierra de Gredos, crossing different regions and riding through pastures in the Gredos mountains. Program exclusively for experienced riders !
THE MONFRAGÜE NATIONAL PARK IN EXTREMADURA
A journey on horseback through the southern Spain, from the pretty town of Trujillo to Monfragüe National Park, the largest and best preserved Mediterranean forest in the world. Monfragüe National Park is a wonderful place to visit for Mediterranean flora and ornithology. With the Tajo crossing it, the Monfragüe National Park is declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. Monfragüe takes its name from the Romans, who called it Mons Fragorum, the fragmented mountain. It is a typical Spanish landscape that is home to an incredibly diverse flora and fauna. The most spectacular place to observe birds is the "Salto del Gitano", a cliff 300 meters above the Tajo river. Here you can admire black storks, vultures, Egyptian vultures and imperial eagles. The park is also the site of the castle of Monfragüe, an Arab construction. Civilizations have also left many cave paintings.
THE SPANISH PYRENEES IN ARAGON
Horseback riding in the Pyrenees in Spain, on the peaks of the Pyrenees in Aragon. A ride in the Benasque valley on the French border, on high mountain trails and tracks. The landscapes are spectacular and varied. You cross the Posets-Maladeta Natural Park, where the highest peaks of the Pyrenees are found with the Aneto culminating at 3404 meters, habitat of various protected species such as the capercaillie, the bearded vulture, or the brown bear.
You cross medieval villages discovering their history, their medieval architecture, and their unique way of life.
More than 160 km of adventure on horseback in a wild nature !
THE PEAKS OF EUROPE
"Los Picos de Europa": A National Park which culminates at 2649 meters, in the Cantabrian mountain range, between the provinces of Asturias, León and Cantabria, about thirty kilometers from the sea, Atlantic ecosystem. Covered in oak and beech groves, the park takes its name from the impressive rock formations. The park is the habitat of two of the most emblematic animals that live in Spain: the brown bear and the Iberian wolf ! The ride starts from the Cillorigo de Liébana Valley, in Cantabria, one of the gateways to the Picos de Europa. Discover one of the most wonderful regions of Spain, with breathtaking landscapes. Comfort and gastronomy for this superb horseback trail ride in a less known and wild Spain !
MINORCA : THE HORSE ISLANDRide on the ancient Camí de Cavalls, a historic trail of around 200 km. This horseback ride will take you through rocky landscapes and coves with crystal clear waters. A ride in five stages which will make you discover the abrupt landscapes of the North coast, and the coves with limpid waters of the South coast, and discover the diversity of Menorca declared a Biosphere Reserve in 1993.
TRAINING AND TRAIL RIDE IN MALLORCA
Horse riding holidays in Spain on the Mallorca island: we offer a riding course and horseback riding tours in the wild Mallorcan countryside. You are accommodated in a very comfortable finca with swimming pool, spa, sauna, jacuzzi, with a Spanish Purebred horse breeder, 20 minutes from the beaches. You can alternate between courses in the arena, and trail rides in the wild nature of Mallorca to put your learning into practice.
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