This horse riding holiday is a great introduction to the delights of riding abroad and will leave you with fantastic memories; galloping along unspoilt beaches, through forested national park, and quaint white-washed villages. Based on the Costa de la Luz this destination is very convenient for European travellers as Malaga is such a popular hub. This riding holiday offers the perfect balance between exhilarating riding, relaxation and socialising. The horses are fit, responsive and ready to go.

The accommodation is a comfortable and  friendly 3* star hotel only 50 metres from the beach in Barbate, so it is an ideal base for sunbathing, swimming and relaxing after horse riding. Meals are provided in a variety of typical Spanish restaurants. The town is lovely and the friendly local people will soon make you feel very welcome. As well as providing a great horse riding holiday Barbate also has lovely walks available and shopping in the town centre. The town also has a lovely old quarter that takes you back to how Spain used to be.
 

Please Note: The opinions expressed in these reviews are the author's and do not necessarily reflect the views of Unicorn Trails Ltd. These reviews are "directly from the horses mouth" and unedited. Unicorn Trails may make additional comments for clarification clearly identified in red.

Review received from BM of Hexham on 24/04/2022

Ride Summary
What was your overall impression of the holiday
A superb holiday in every respect
Overall impression
Unicorn Trails sales staff

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Additional Comments
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Meals

Accommodation

Miscellaneous

Was this trip accurately described to you beforehand?
YES
Please give more details to explain your response:
It was over and above.
Was there anything you should have known and were not told? NO
Please give more details to explain your response:
All clear or clarified
What could we do to improve this ride?
Nothing
How would you rate the difficulty of this ride out of 10 where 1 is very easy and 10 is very advanced?
8
Please explain why you scored it as you did:
It is fast paced in safe areas. Forward going horses for experienced riders or those who ride regularly
Would you recommend Unicorn Trails to your friends?
YES
Please give more details to explain your response:
Excellent, knowledgeable service. Thank you Jo
May we use you as a reference for other people wishing to go on this ride?
YES
Any other comments:
Fully recommend this holiday.
Unicorn comments: Thank you for your feedback and glad you enjoyed your trip to Spain!

Sample 7 night itinerary:

Day 1
Your holiday starts at Malaga airport where guests are collected at 14:30 with transfer to Barbate. Over dinner the weeks holiday is discussed.

Day 2
Guests are collected from the hotel at 09:30 each day. Today's ride leads through the beautiful pine forest to the 17th century Mecca tower overlooking cape Trafalgar. This introductory ride allows you to get to know your horse, with the faster paces being introduced as your confidence grows.

Day 3
Your first beach ride. The route leads through the pine forest to the beach ‘Hierbabuena’. Plenty of opportunities to canter, with a memorable beach gallop. 

Day 4
Today's route takes us to the cliffs overlooking Barbate. The ride has superb views of Barbate, the surrounding mountains and on a clear day North Africa. This ride includes lots of long gentle canters.

Day 5
A day free from riding. An optional excursion to Jerez to visit the Royal Spanish riding school can be arranged according to availability (booked on site, additional fees apply).

Day 6 
Today we head to the scene of the famous sea battle where Lord Nelson lost his life at Cape Trafalgar. We follow the coast to El Palmar spending most of the ride on the beach enjoying canters and gallops.

Day 7
On the final day the ride follows roller coasters of sand and allows plenty of opportunity to canter and gallop. The route joins the cliffs leading to Caños de Meca.

Day 8
Transfer to Malaga airport for your return flight.

Please note that the ‘free day’ may be changed to Day 4 to accommodate riders joining the short break. The excursion to Jerez only operates on Thursdays and is not included in the ride price.

Sample 4 night itinerary:

Day 1
Collection from Malaga airport and transfer to Barbate. Dinner in the evening when the weekend break is discussed. 

Day 2 
Forest ride, with breakfast, lunch and dinner. Today's ride leads through the beautiful pine forest to the 17th century Mecca tower overlooking cape Trafalgar. This introductory ride allows you to get to know your horse, with the faster paces being introduced as your confidence grows.

Day 3
Beach ride, with breakfast, lunch and dinner. Today we head to the scene of the famous sea battle where Lord Nelson lost his life at Cape Trafalgar. We follow the coast to El Palmar spending most of the ride on the beach enjoying canters and gallops.

Day 4
Forest ride, with breakfast, lunch and dinner. Today's route takes us to the cliffs overlooking Barbate. The ride has superb views of Barbate, the surrounding mountains and on a clear day North Africa. The ride follows roller coasters of sand and allows plenty of opportunity to canter and gallop

Day 5
Transfer to Malaga airport for your return flight.

Please note: It may be possible to include another ride on the beach if everyone wants to and depending on the weather and tides.

Riding is in the morning, then lunch served in the village where the horses are kept. You are returned to Barbate about 3.30pm where you are free until 8pm when you are collected for dinner.

 

Summer Beach Horse Riding
Unlike most other horse riding holidays on the Iberian Peninsular there is riding on the beach for twelve months of the year at this location. Some of the beaches in the area are hardly used at any time of the year for sunbathing and riders have them to themselves. The law in Spain and Portugal prohibits taking horses on the beach at any time of the year. However in practice this law is only enforced when the beaches are heavily used. On the main Spanish Costa's like the Costa del Sol this law is enforced stringently. On the Costa de la Luz the law is only enforced on busy beaches from the 1st June to 30th September. This location is lucky as they have beaches where this law is currently not enforced.

Optional Extra
A trip to Jerez de la Frontera to see the Royal Spanish riding school can be arranged, subject to availability. After the display there is time to visit the tack shop nearby, go to the Museo del Enganche or even try some sherry tasting. Lunch is taken at a typical Spanish bar in Jerez. The trip can be booked and paid for on site.


Non-Riders
Non-riders are welcome, and the area is a good base for non-riding holidays. There are many other sports available, such as scuba diving, wind surfing and golf. The local public transport is good and car hire is also available locally. Information can be provided on local places of interest and there is a tourist information office in the town. Non-riders are booked on a half board basis.


Solo Travellers 
There is no single room supplement during low and mid season. Solo travellers will be allocated a twin room without a balcony or sea view to themselves and will not have to share. During high season there is a compulsory supplement for solo travellers.


Flight Information

Flights to Malaga Airport.

Flights are available from most UK airports. Transfers from Malaga airport are included for our horse riding holidays with collection no later than 14:30 on arrival Sunday and return to Malaga arriving no earlier than 10:30 on departure Sunday.

 

Please note: All itineraries are given for your guidance only and it may be altered on the ground and in accordance with the prevailing conditions by the organising team.

Horses & Riding

We currently have 12 horses, all locally bred Andalusian and Arab crosses, ranging from 14.3hh to 16.3hh in size. Our horses are a very important part of our family and are well mannered, forward going and responsive, with a kind calm temperament. We buy all our horses locally and they stay with us for life. They are sure footed, strong and used to riding in the warm Spanish climate. The horses are very responsive to weight and seat aids and able to neck rein.



Our trails provide superb off road horse riding through the Barbate nature reserve. With our farm bordering the nature reserve we have direct access to fantastic riding through unspoilt forests and unforgettable days on the beach. With long wide firebreaks, and twisty forest tracks the park couldn't have been designed better by a horse rider. Two of our routes on our horse riding holidays take in the beach where you will enjoy a riding experience never to be forgotten. At times the pace of the beach is fast and exhilarating, at times it is mesmerising and relaxing.


Rider requirements

This ride is for strong intermediate and experienced riders: Each day there are plenty of opportunities for long collected canters along sandy tracks, and exhilarating gallops along firebreaks. In-between canters the horses relax and walk at a leisurely pace, enabling us to take in the peaceful tranquillity of the forest. With the floor of the forest being sand the going is good for the horses whatever the weather.
The horses are prepared by grooms at the stables to ensure any specialist tack is properly fitted. Riders are expected to untack the horses at the end of each ride.
Maximum weight 13 st/187 lb/85 kg. The minimum age for this ride is 14 years.

Weight Limit

The weight limit for this ride is 187 lb/85 kg, please enquire if you are an experienced rider exceeding this weight.

Your accommodation for the week is an important part of a horse riding vacation. We use the luxurious and well appointed 3 star hotel Adiafa in the seaside town of Barbate. The hotel is situated only 50 meters from the beach and is ideal for relaxing after horse riding. Being small and family run the hotel is very friendly and welcoming.



All the rooms are spacious twin bedrooms with an on-suite bathroom with bath and shower, with some having a balcony and full sea view. Rooms are allocated that are without a balcony and single bookings will have their own bedroom. There is a supplement that can be paid to upgrade rooms to one with a balcony and full sea view. Air-conditioning, wi-fi internet connection and international digital TV is also provided in the bedrooms. Please note that during Low Season an alternative accommodation will be used, an apartment hotel Playa Barbate or similar. 



From March to mid-November guests are allocated rooms at the Hotel Adiafa. However, from mid-November through to the end of February the hotel Adiafa is closed. During this period guests stay at the aparthotel Playa Barbate in an apartment with a balcony and side sea view.



The horse riding vacations would not be complete without good food and drink. A breakfast buffet is provided in the hotel's cafeteria (additional charge on site). Relaxed Lunches are eaten after the ride in traditional 'tapas' bars. Dinners are taken at a variety of quality restaurants within Barbate. All meals are typical 'Andaluz' with superb meat and fish dishes being served. Vegetarians can be catered for.



Hotel Adiafa will have a buffet breakfast available for 2023. Breakfasts can be prebooked with payment of a supplement (see detailed prices), or if preferred can be paid for locally while guests are here. The breakfast is a help yourself buffet, with cereals, fruit, cooked meats, eggs, croissants, toast, preserves, tea, coffee, etc. The supplement excludes breakfast on departure Sunday due to our airport transfer time. There is no breakfast service at the aparthotel Playa Barbate.


Vegetarian or other dietary requirements can be accommodated with advanced notice. Please contact Unicorn Trails with requests.

Documents - Visa and Consulate Info

Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct documentation in place for your trip. If Visa’s are required the requirements can change from year to year depending on diplomatic relations. Please request information from the appropriate Consulate in your home country. Unicorn Trails will assist with any questions you have or supply any necessary supporting documents as required by the consulate on request.

General information:

Visa are not required for U.K. or other European nationals. In the UK the British Foreign Office gives travel advice on travel insurance, passport and visas, health and vaccinations, legal issues and emergency issues. They can be reached on 0207 008 0232/0233 or at www.fco.gov.uk

The British Consulate in Madrid is at the Calle de Fernando el Santo 16, 28010 Madrid. Tel: +34 91 7008200. Email: commerce@ukinspain.com www.ukinspain.com.

The Spanish Embassy in the U.K can be found at 39 Chesham Place, London SW1X 8SB. Tel: (020) 7235 5555.

Climate Summary

Spring and autumn is generally a good time to visit and the days are sunny and warm (25 Celsius). In the summer it can be very hot with temperatures exceeding 30 Celsius on a regular basis.

Climate Chart

Health

No special health precautions are required for visits to Spain, for further details please see your local doctor. We do advise taking plenty of sunscreen!

For up to date information on specific health concerns please contact the Medical Advisors For Travellers Abroad. Their website can be found at www.masta.org

Health (ride specific)

No special health precautions are required for visits to Spain, for further details please see your local doctor. We do advise taking plenty of sunscreen!

Electricity

Voltage is the same as in the UK and most appliances such as battery chargers for videos, hair dryers etc. can be plugged in with appropriate adapters. These are available for purchase at most airports and travel shops.

230V 50HZ with a two pronged round pin plug

Film and Camera Equipment

Packing List

Light summer clothing is needed on most departure dates. You need a riding helmet or broad rimmed hat which must stay on firmly and sunglasses with string are recommended. 2 pairs of riding trousers / jodhpurs (cycling shorts if you like the extra padding! for men), half chaps are recommended, riding gloves, jersey, warm jacket (Spring and Autumn), shorts, long sleeve shirts, T-shirts, sarong or wrap, swimsuit, plenty of socks, raincoat (seasonal), sun block, camera on a shoulder strap with a pouch which can be secured to your belt, bum bag, shorts, lightweight riding boots or trainers.

There are only a few hats to borrow, so please bring your own to ensure a good fit.

Programmes

This holiday has either a 8 day/7 night programme with 5 days riding starting on Sundays or a 5 day/4 night programme with 3 days riding starting on Wednesdays available February to November.

Departure Dates

2022 8d/7n: Sunday arrivals from January 30 to December 4 (Low Season: Jan 30 - May 1; Oct 9 - Dec 4; Mid Season: May 1 - Jun 26 and Sept 11 - Oct 9; High Season: Jun 26 - Sept 11).
2022 5d/4n: Wednesday arrivals from February 3 to December 4 (Low Season: Feb 2 - May 1; Oct 12 - Dec 4; Mid Season: May 4 - Jun 26 and Sept 7 - Oct 9; High Season: Jun 29 - Sept 4).
Ride closed between 18 July - 13 August due to excessive temperatures.
2023 8d/7n: Sunday arrivals from February 5 to November 26 (Low Season: Feb 5 - Apr 30; Oct 1 - Nov 26; Mid Season: Apr 30 - Jun 25 and Sept 17 - Oct 1; High Season: Jun 25 - Jul 16 and Sept 3 - 17; Peak Season: Aug 20 - Sept 3).
2023 5d/4n: Wednesday arrivals from February 8 to November 26 (Low Season: Feb 8 - Apr 30 and Oct 4 - Nov 26; Mid Season: May 3 - Jun 25 and Sept 20 - Oct 1; High Season: Jun 28 - Jul 16 and Sept 6 - Sept 17; Peak Season: Aug 23 - Sept 3).
Ride closed between 17 July - 19 August due to excessive temperatures.

Pricing
Single supplement must be paid if booking alone.

Single room supplement: during Low Season guests travelling alone will be allocated a twin room at the Adiafa without a balcony or an apartment at the playa Barbate to themselves free of charge. For all other dates there is a single person supplement that will be charged for a single use twin room without a balcony.
Shared Bookings: Two guests travelling together will be allocated a shared room. If preferred these guests can pay a single room supplement to guarantee a single room without a balcony and should be paid by both guests.
Odd Numbers of Guests: During low season, three, five, or seven guests on a booking will be allocated shared twin rooms and one individual use room without charge. During all other dates the individual room will be charged the single room supplement. To avoid this charge there is a triple room option available. These rooms all have balconies and sea views. If a triple room is preferred by the guests, there will be no supplement to pay for the balcony upgrade or an individual use room.

No of   
days/nights
Riding days Product item description £
2022 5d/4n Low Season5d/4n3double pp645
2022 5d/4n Low Season5d/4n3non-rider325
2022 5d/4n Low Season5d/4n3Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room55
2022 5d/4n Low Season5d/4n3for two guests booking together staying in separate rooms50
2022 8d/7n Low Season8d/7n5double pp1,095
2022 8d/7n Low Season8d/7n5non-rider549
2022 8d/7n Low Season8d/7n5Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room85
2022 8d/7n Low Season8d/7n5single supplement (for guests booking together staying in separate rooms)85
2022 8d/7n Mid Season8d/7n5double pp1,329
2022 8d/7n Mid Season8d/7n5non-rider665
2022 8d/7n Mid Season8d/7n5Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room85
2022 8d/7n Mid Season8d/7n5single supplement (two guests booking together staying in separate rooms)139
2022 5d/4n Mid Season5d/4n3double pp745
2022 5d/4n Mid Season5d/4n3non-rider375
2022 5d/4n Mid Season5d/4n3Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room55
2022 5d/4n Mid Season5d/4n3single supplement (guests booking together staying in separate rooms)90
2022 5d/4n High Season5d/4n3double pp815
2022 5d/4n High Season5d/4n3non-rider405
2022 5d/4n High Season5d/4n3Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room55
2022 5d/4n High Season5d/4n3single supplement145
2022 8d/7n High Season8d/7n5double pp1,445
2022 8d/7n High Season8d/7n5non-rider725
2022 8d/7n High Season8d/7n5Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room85
2022 8d/7n High Season8d/7n5single supplement215
2023 8d/7n Low Season8d/7n5double pp1,195
2023 8d/7n Low Season8d/7n5non-rider595
2023 8d/7n Low Season8d/7n5Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room80
2023 8d/7n Low Season8d/7n5Single room supplement99
2023 5d/4n Low Season5d/4n3double pp709
2023 5d/4n Low Season5d/4n3non-rider355
2023 5d/4n Low Season5d/4n3Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room50
2023 5d/4n Low Season5d/4n3Single room supplement60
2023 8d/7n Mid Season8d/7n5double pp1,279
2023 8d/7n Mid Season8d/7n5non-rider639
2023 8d/7n Mid Season8d/7n5Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room80
2023 8d/7n Mid Season8d/7n5Single room supplement149
2023 5d/4n Mid Season5d/4n3double pp749
2023 5d/4n Mid Season5d/4n3non-rider375
2023 5d/4n Mid Season5d/4n3Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room50
2023 5d/4n Mid Season5d/4n3Single room supplement85
2023 8d/7n High Season8d/7n5double pp1,369
2023 8d/7n High Season8d/7n5non-rider685
2023 8d/7n High Season8d/7n5Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room80
2023 8d/7n High Season8d/7n5Single room supplement235
2023 8d/7n High Season8d/7n5Breakfast supplement at hotel Adiafa (except departure day)55
2023 5d/4n High Season5d/4n3double pp789
2023 5d/4n High Season5d/4n3non-rider395
2023 5d/4n High Season5d/4n3Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room50
2023 5d/4n High Season5d/4n3Single room supplement135
2023 8d/7n Peak Season8d/7n5double pp1,459
2023 8d/7n Peak Season8d/7n5non-rider729
2023 8d/7n Peak Season8d/7n5Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room80
2023 8d/7n Peak Season8d/7n5Single room supplement329
2023 8d/7n Peak Season8d/7n5Breakfast supplement at hotel Adiafa (except departure day)55
2023 5d/4n Peak Season5d/4n3double pp829
2023 5d/4n Peak Season5d/4n3non-rider415
2023 5d/4n Peak Season5d/4n3Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room50
2023 5d/4n Peak Season5d/4n3Single room supplement189
No of   
days/nights
Riding days Product item description
2022 5d/4n Low Season5d/4n3double pp719
2022 5d/4n Low Season5d/4n3non-rider365
2022 5d/4n Low Season5d/4n3Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room62
2022 5d/4n Low Season5d/4n3for two guests booking together staying in separate rooms56
2022 8d/7n Low Season8d/7n5double pp1,225
2022 8d/7n Low Season8d/7n5non-rider615
2022 8d/7n Low Season8d/7n5Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room95
2022 8d/7n Low Season8d/7n5single supplement (for guests booking together staying in separate rooms)95
2022 8d/7n Mid Season8d/7n5double pp1,489
2022 8d/7n Mid Season8d/7n5non-rider745
2022 8d/7n Mid Season8d/7n5Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room95
2022 8d/7n Mid Season8d/7n5single supplement (two guests booking together staying in separate rooms)159
2022 5d/4n Mid Season5d/4n3double pp835
2022 5d/4n Mid Season5d/4n3non-rider419
2022 5d/4n Mid Season5d/4n3Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room62
2022 5d/4n Mid Season5d/4n3single supplement (guests booking together staying in separate rooms)99
2022 5d/4n High Season5d/4n3double pp909
2022 5d/4n High Season5d/4n3non-rider455
2022 5d/4n High Season5d/4n3Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room62
2022 5d/4n High Season5d/4n3single supplement165
2022 8d/7n High Season8d/7n5double pp1,615
2022 8d/7n High Season8d/7n5non-rider809
2022 8d/7n High Season8d/7n5Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room95
2022 8d/7n High Season8d/7n5single supplement239
2023 8d/7n Low Season8d/7n5double pp1,335
2023 8d/7n Low Season8d/7n5non-rider665
2023 8d/7n Low Season8d/7n5Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room90
2023 8d/7n Low Season8d/7n5Single room supplement115
2023 5d/4n Low Season5d/4n3double pp795
2023 5d/4n Low Season5d/4n3non-rider399
2023 5d/4n Low Season5d/4n3Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room56
2023 5d/4n Low Season5d/4n3Single room supplement68
2023 8d/7n Mid Season8d/7n5double pp1,429
2023 8d/7n Mid Season8d/7n5non-rider715
2023 8d/7n Mid Season8d/7n5Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room90
2023 8d/7n Mid Season8d/7n5Single room supplement169
2023 5d/4n Mid Season5d/4n3double pp839
2023 5d/4n Mid Season5d/4n3non-rider419
2023 5d/4n Mid Season5d/4n3Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room56
2023 5d/4n Mid Season5d/4n3Single room supplement95
2023 8d/7n High Season8d/7n5double pp1,529
2023 8d/7n High Season8d/7n5non-rider765
2023 8d/7n High Season8d/7n5Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room90
2023 8d/7n High Season8d/7n5Single room supplement265
2023 8d/7n High Season8d/7n5Breakfast supplement at hotel Adiafa (except departure day)62
2023 5d/4n High Season5d/4n3double pp885
2023 5d/4n High Season5d/4n3non-rider445
2023 5d/4n High Season5d/4n3Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room56
2023 5d/4n High Season5d/4n3Single room supplement149
2023 8d/7n Peak Season8d/7n5double pp1,635
2023 8d/7n Peak Season8d/7n5non-rider815
2023 8d/7n Peak Season8d/7n5Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room90
2023 8d/7n Peak Season8d/7n5Single room supplement369
2023 8d/7n Peak Season8d/7n5Breakfast supplement at hotel Adiafa (except departure day)62
2023 5d/4n Peak Season5d/4n3double pp929
2023 5d/4n Peak Season5d/4n3non-rider465
2023 5d/4n Peak Season5d/4n3Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room56
2023 5d/4n Peak Season5d/4n3Single room supplement215
No of   
days/nights
Riding days Product item description $
2022 5d/4n Low Season5d/4n3double pp725
2022 5d/4n Low Season5d/4n3non-rider365
2022 5d/4n Low Season5d/4n3Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room62
2022 5d/4n Low Season5d/4n3for two guests booking together staying in separate rooms57
2022 8d/7n Low Season8d/7n5double pp1,229
2022 8d/7n Low Season8d/7n5non-rider619
2022 8d/7n Low Season8d/7n5Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room96
2022 8d/7n Low Season8d/7n5single supplement (for guests booking together staying in separate rooms)96
2022 8d/7n Mid Season8d/7n5double pp1,495
2022 8d/7n Mid Season8d/7n5non-rider745
2022 8d/7n Mid Season8d/7n5Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room96
2022 8d/7n Mid Season8d/7n5single supplement (two guests booking together staying in separate rooms)159
2022 5d/4n Mid Season5d/4n3double pp835
2022 5d/4n Mid Season5d/4n3non-rider419
2022 5d/4n Mid Season5d/4n3Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room62
2022 5d/4n Mid Season5d/4n3single supplement (guests booking together staying in separate rooms)99
2022 5d/4n High Season5d/4n3double pp915
2022 5d/4n High Season5d/4n3non-rider455
2022 5d/4n High Season5d/4n3Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room62
2022 5d/4n High Season5d/4n3single supplement165
2022 8d/7n High Season8d/7n5double pp1,619
2022 8d/7n High Season8d/7n5non-rider815
2022 8d/7n High Season8d/7n5Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room96
2022 8d/7n High Season8d/7n5single supplement245
2023 8d/7n Low Season8d/7n5double pp1,339
2023 8d/7n Low Season8d/7n5non-rider669
2023 8d/7n Low Season8d/7n5Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room90
2023 8d/7n Low Season8d/7n5Single room supplement115
2023 5d/4n Low Season5d/4n3double pp799
2023 5d/4n Low Season5d/4n3non-rider399
2023 5d/4n Low Season5d/4n3Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room57
2023 5d/4n Low Season5d/4n3Single room supplement68
2023 8d/7n Mid Season8d/7n5double pp1,435
2023 8d/7n Mid Season8d/7n5non-rider719
2023 8d/7n Mid Season8d/7n5Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room90
2023 8d/7n Mid Season8d/7n5Single room supplement169
2023 5d/4n Mid Season5d/4n3double pp845
2023 5d/4n Mid Season5d/4n3non-rider419
2023 5d/4n Mid Season5d/4n3Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room57
2023 5d/4n Mid Season5d/4n3Single room supplement96
2023 8d/7n High Season8d/7n5double pp1,539
2023 8d/7n High Season8d/7n5non-rider769
2023 8d/7n High Season8d/7n5Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room90
2023 8d/7n High Season8d/7n5Single room supplement265
2023 8d/7n High Season8d/7n5Breakfast supplement at hotel Adiafa (except departure day)62
2023 5d/4n High Season5d/4n3double pp889
2023 5d/4n High Season5d/4n3non-rider445
2023 5d/4n High Season5d/4n3Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room57
2023 5d/4n High Season5d/4n3Single room supplement155
2023 8d/7n Peak Season8d/7n5double pp1,639
2023 8d/7n Peak Season8d/7n5non-rider819
2023 8d/7n Peak Season8d/7n5Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room90
2023 8d/7n Peak Season8d/7n5Single room supplement369
2023 8d/7n Peak Season8d/7n5Breakfast supplement at hotel Adiafa (except departure day)62
2023 5d/4n Peak Season5d/4n3double pp929
2023 5d/4n Peak Season5d/4n3non-rider465
2023 5d/4n Peak Season5d/4n3Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room57
2023 5d/4n Peak Season5d/4n3Single room supplement215
No of   
days/nights
Riding days Product item description SEK
2022 5d/4n Low Season5d/4n3double pp7,895
2022 5d/4n Low Season5d/4n3non-rider3,979
2022 5d/4n Low Season5d/4n3Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room675
2022 5d/4n Low Season5d/4n3for two guests booking together staying in separate rooms615
2022 8d/7n Low Season8d/7n5double pp13,405
2022 8d/7n Low Season8d/7n5non-rider6,735
2022 8d/7n Low Season8d/7n5Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room1,039
2022 8d/7n Low Season8d/7n5single supplement (for guests booking together staying in separate rooms)1,039
2022 8d/7n Mid Season8d/7n5double pp16,279
2022 8d/7n Mid Season8d/7n5non-rider8,139
2022 8d/7n Mid Season8d/7n5Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room1,039
2022 8d/7n Mid Season8d/7n5single supplement (two guests booking together staying in separate rooms)1,715
2022 5d/4n Mid Season5d/4n3double pp9,119
2022 5d/4n Mid Season5d/4n3non-rider4,589
2022 5d/4n Mid Season5d/4n3Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room675
2022 5d/4n Mid Season5d/4n3single supplement (guests booking together staying in separate rooms)1,105
2022 5d/4n High Season5d/4n3double pp9,975
2022 5d/4n High Season5d/4n3non-rider4,959
2022 5d/4n High Season5d/4n3Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room675
2022 5d/4n High Season5d/4n3single supplement1,775
2022 8d/7n High Season8d/7n5double pp17,685
2022 8d/7n High Season8d/7n5non-rider8,875
2022 8d/7n High Season8d/7n5Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room1,039
2022 8d/7n High Season8d/7n5single supplement2,635
2023 8d/7n Low Season8d/7n5double pp14,625
2023 8d/7n Low Season8d/7n5non-rider7,285
2023 8d/7n Low Season8d/7n5Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room979
2023 8d/7n Low Season8d/7n5Single room supplement1,225
2023 5d/4n Low Season5d/4n3double pp8,689
2023 5d/4n Low Season5d/4n3non-rider4,345
2023 5d/4n Low Season5d/4n3Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room615
2023 5d/4n Low Season5d/4n3Single room supplement735
2023 8d/7n Mid Season8d/7n5double pp15,665
2023 8d/7n Mid Season8d/7n5non-rider7,835
2023 8d/7n Mid Season8d/7n5Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room979
2023 8d/7n Mid Season8d/7n5Single room supplement1,835
2023 5d/4n Mid Season5d/4n3double pp9,179
2023 5d/4n Mid Season5d/4n3non-rider4,589
2023 5d/4n Mid Season5d/4n3Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room615
2023 5d/4n Mid Season5d/4n3Single room supplement1,039
2023 8d/7n High Season8d/7n5double pp16,769
2023 8d/7n High Season8d/7n5non-rider8,385
2023 8d/7n High Season8d/7n5Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room979
2023 8d/7n High Season8d/7n5Single room supplement2,879
2023 8d/7n High Season8d/7n5Breakfast supplement at hotel Adiafa (except departure day)675
2023 5d/4n High Season5d/4n3double pp9,669
2023 5d/4n High Season5d/4n3non-rider4,835
2023 5d/4n High Season5d/4n3Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room615
2023 5d/4n High Season5d/4n3Single room supplement1,655
2023 8d/7n Peak Season8d/7n5double pp17,869
2023 8d/7n Peak Season8d/7n5non-rider8,935
2023 8d/7n Peak Season8d/7n5Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room979
2023 8d/7n Peak Season8d/7n5Single room supplement4,039
2023 8d/7n Peak Season8d/7n5Breakfast supplement at hotel Adiafa (except departure day)675
2023 5d/4n Peak Season5d/4n3double pp10,159
2023 5d/4n Peak Season5d/4n3non-rider5,079
2023 5d/4n Peak Season5d/4n3Room upgrade (room with balcony) per room615
2023 5d/4n Peak Season5d/4n3Single room supplement2,325
Recommended Reading

- ‘The New Spaniards’ –John Hooper, ‘Driving over Lemons’- Chris Stewart, ‘The Story of Spain’- Mark Williams, ‘South of Granada’ – Gerald Brenan, ‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’ – Ernest Hemmingway, ‘As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning’- Laurie Lee and ‘Don Quijote de la Mancha’ – Miguel de Cervantes. For the equestrian traveller who would like to see what is possible on horseback visit www.thelongridersguild.com also a fantastic place to acquire your equestrian travel books is www.horsetravelbooks.com

Other Activities

A visit to Jerez de la Fronterra to see the famous stallions of the Royal Andalucian School of Equestrian Art can be arranged when the rest day is on a Thursday (75 Euros).
Other local activities:
Scuba diving
Diving school based in Barbate harbour.
Full week open water PADI course for beginners, on completion a PADI diving licence will be issued.
Immersions for experienced divers holding a PADI licence can be arranged.
Cycling
Single or multiple day mountain bike or road bike hire can be arranged from the hotel.
Photography
Single or multiple day photography courses can be organised.
Ideal for guests with a bridge or DSLR camera wishing to learn more about getting the best from the camera.
Walking
The area is ideal for hiking, advice can be given about routes, etc.
Beach
Beautiful fine golden sand beaches for sunbathing.
Safe swimming off Barbate beach

Wildlife

The natural park is characterised by beautiful woods of umbrella pines with rosemary, blackthorn and palms, and rocky cliffs and outcrops. This is a protected area due to the ecosystems of the rocks and the rich offshore marine life. It is considered one of the most diverse and best-preserved parts of the Andalucian coast. The spectacular cliffs are full of nooks, which provide a safe home for birds, including herring gulls, egrets, kestrels and one pair of peregrine falcons who have decided to nest here.

Other Information

There is WiFi available at the hotel

Other Country Information

Spain is a beautiful and diverse country, the second largest in Europe. The official language is Castilian Spanish but Catalan, Galician and Basque are also spoken. Territory includes two island archipelagos – the Balearics and the Canaries – and two enclaves on the North African coast, bordering Morocco – Ceuta and Melilla. The African influence can be found throughout Spain but especially in the south, for example the guitar was invented by the Spanish when they added a sixth string to the Arab lute. Music and art permeates Spanish culture, most obviously displayed in the fire and passion of the Flamenco and the stunning modern architecture found in the cities.

The famous siesta is still enjoyed by the majority of Spaniards, most shops close at lunchtime for two or three hours so everyone can escape the often scorching afternoon sun. Evening meals are served late into the evening with plenty of wine or sangria. Often meals can last two or three hours, especially if your host is serving Tapas, small and varied dishes of meats, bread, vegetables. Paella is also a delight and very popular across the country.

Spain is one hour ahead of GMT and they use the metric weights and measures system, so kilometres and kilograms instead of miles and pounds. There is approximately 1.6 kilometres in a mile and 2.2 pounds in a kilogram. The international dialling code for Spain is +34.

Travel Summary

Meeting-point (getting there):
Malaga airport
Transfer:
Transfers from Malaga airport are included with collection no later than 14:30 on arrival Sunday (or Wednesday) and return to Malaga arriving no earlier than 10:00 on departure Sunday.
Flight Guide:
London to Malaga with Easyjet from London Gatwick and Monarch from Luton. From £60.00

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