Riding high on trails with views of two continents and two seas…
We think your riding holiday should have nothing to do with ‘roughing it’! So the hard physical adventure goes hand in hand with a little touch of luxury at Ride Andalucia. We have found ‘special’ hotels for our guests, good restaurants serving excellent local food and our picnics are waiting around a bend of the trail with chilled wine and seasonal fare.
“Last week’s riding with you was the best riding I’ve ever done, the scenery is incredible, your horses a joy to ride, and the whole experience amazing – as you can see from my ear to ear grins in the photos.” Fiona, September 2013N.B. RIDE ANDALUCIA CANNOT TAKE COMPLETE BEGINNERS,THE TERRAIN IS TOO CHALLENGING AND THE HOURS TOO LONG. HOWEVER RIDERS WITH A LITTLE EXPERIENCE WHO CAN GUIDE THEIR HORSE AND RISE TO THE TROT CAN HAVE RIDES TAILOR MADE FOR THEM.
Ride Andalucia offers a variety of riding trips of one or more days in the ‘Serrania de Ronda’, Andalucia, Spain. These may be SET DATE departures or PRIVATE RIDES.
The 4, 5, 6 and 7 day departures are for riders “able to ride comfortably and in control at all paces on a reasonably trained horse in open ground”.
The PRIVATE rides are adapted in length and pace to suit the riders.
Our regular rides include the SWEET CHESTNUT & WILD LAVENDER RIDE, THE CORK CUTTERS´CIRCUIT, LOST VALLEY ROUTE and CASTLE PLAINS. For these tours guests ride on to a different location every day.
An ideal ride for novice riders is the SHEPHERDS AND SMUGGLERS 3 or 4 day one centre ride, exploring fascinating country based in a pretty farmhouse.
Until we have firm bookings dates for these rides are flexible.
Click the links in the upper right sidebar for more information about these tours and please contact us for full itineraries.
We have several ONCE A YEAR SPECIAL RIDES.
AUTUMN 2014 ONLY! “LET´S RIDE TO RONDA” A ONE OFF RIDE FROM 29TH SEPTEMBER TO 2ND OCTOBER. This ride starts at the horses home base near Gaucin and ends in the magnificent small city of Ronda. Help us try out some new routes through the mountains! A real adventure!
The GOYESCA CELEBRATIONS. We run an annual ride which includes this festival, usually around the first week in September. This week is filled with bullfighting on foot and on horseback in the costume of the famous painter’s era and wonderful carriage driving displays and competitions in the 18th Century bullring.
In early May there is also a once a year opportunity to ride with us and spend a full day at the FERIA DE CABALLO in Jerez.
GALLOPS FOR GOURMETS, is a luxurious feast for the senses, discovering the delicious Andalucian cuisine and ingredients, feasting on the fruits of this wonderful countryside.
When the hills of Southern Andalucia are filled with wild flowers we run our SPRING FLOWER SPECIAL annual tour in late April.
Please note: As well as all rides listed we are able to easily tailor-make rides for private parties taking into account riding ability and length of riding days preferred.
Click the links in the upper right sidebar for more information about these tours and please contact us for full itineraries..
NB. All Dates Are Flexible Until Tours Start Booking Up So Please Enquire Well In Advance If You Want To Do A Particular Tour On Different Dates To Those Advertised.
“Just to say a huge thank you for a fabulous couple of days…I haven’t laughed so much for ages and I felt very honoured to be in such a spectacular setting on such majestic creatures. Karen thank you for creating the most lovely trip and for putting up with my fabulous dietary restraints….it was just a test!! I really hope Sammy enjoyed his day without my weight on Monday and the meadow land canters where phenomenal…” Michele May 2013.
“Thanks again for a wonderful 2 days, everyone back in Madrid enjoyed our stories, the photos and we have very fond memories.” Eero and Jon March 2013
“The many changes of scenery from the cork oaks and lavender bushes that we brushed through, to the mountain pass with its glorious wildflowers and then back to the vibrant green of the chestnut woods were so stunning I finally realized why Andalucia is raved about. And the way the horses picked their way around the steep valleys as agile as mountain goats made it a heavenly way in which to see your beautiful countryside. I could keep raving about it for paragraph after paragraph.” Frances May 2013
“Amazing! A weekend with Ride Andalucia horses in Ride Andalucia countryside and we are set up for the next few grey months at home. It was simply magical, thank you and the team so very much” Mick and Doug April 2013
“That was indeed one of life´s great experiences! Worth all the aches and pains an inexperienced rider who forgot to practice beforehand deserves. Unforgettable mountains and vultures and orchids and so much more. I´ll be back.” Nicholas April 2013
“We had a wonderful time with you – thank you so much for organising the riding and our fabulous stay at El Nobo. I think you run a great outfit there and was very impressed with your horses – I shall keep in touch and come back in September!” Corky June 2013