Riding high on trails with views of two continents and two seas…

Horseback riding holidays in southern Spain

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 2013
N.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.

Regular Rides (see a list of all tours at the bottom of the page)

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.

Special Rides (see a list of all tours at the bottom of the page)

We have several ONCE A YEAR SPECIAL RIDES.

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.

CANTERING CUISINE 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 or May.

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.

“Every trail is a perfect adventure that anyone who has a love for horses and nature must experience, as my family and I will continue to do! Congratulations on your well deserved success.” Caroline and family 2016

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for such a fabulous ride this morning. Both of us had a super ride, and it was lovely to be mounted on pleasant, well-schooled horses that seemed to really know their job. It goes without saying that the scenery was stunning, and we learnt loads of local lore from you.
We are now looking at the calendar to see if it would be possible to fit in a 4 day ride during one of the holidays… Watch this space!”  Carolyn and Izzy February 2016

“Your Winter Warmer is well named! To ride out over the wild and windy mountains one day and under cold blue skies the next, knowing that however variable the weather our delightful village house and woodburner and cosy bar next door await us in the evening – perfect and romantic! Pepe and Michelle January 2016

“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

“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