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Riding in the Alpujarras Mountains
from $1,235
Summary:

The Alpujarras is exceptionally beautiful & grand making it perfect for a horse riding holiday in Spain. Your experienced host has run trail rides in these mountains for over 30 years. Ride pure Andalusians.

Departure Dates:
  • 2023 4 nights: not running.
  • 2023 5 nights: 15, 22 Apr; 21 Oct.
  • Trip Length: 6 days/ 5 nights / 4 days riding or 5 days / 4 nights / 3 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: Approximately 3.5 - 6 hours in the saddle daily
  • Meeting point: Granada Airport (GRX) at 18:30
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be able to walk, trot and canter
  • Usual Group Size: 2-10
  • Transfer: 2023: from Granada Airport at 18.30 €60 per person each way for a minimum of 2 people (transfers for one person will be charged at €120+10% TVA); from Malaga at 16.30 €90 per person each way for a minimum of 2 people (transfers for one person will be charged at €180+ 10% TVA). There is also a bus from Malaga airport to Granada train station from which you can be collected.
Riding on the Spanish-Portuguese Border, Alto Alentejo
from $1,175
Summary:

A one-week trail crossing the Spanish-Portuguese border to soak up the rural culture of the beautiful Alto-Alentejo region and visit a local Lusitano and Alter Real stud farm. Accommodation in Spanish guesthouse/comfortable Portuguese hotel. 

Departure Dates:
  • 2023: 22 Apr (FULL); 13 May (FULL); 17 Jun; 2, 30 Sept.
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3 - 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Lisbon Airport (LIS)
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards.
  • Usual Group Size: 3 - 4
  • Transfer: 2023: From Lisbon Airport €83 (€85 in 2023) per person return. Group transfer pick up on Day 1 at 16:00 and drop off on Day 8 around 12:00 (noon). Plan your arrival before 16:00 and departure after 14:00.
Bubion village Alpujarras region Andalusia
from $1,085
Summary:

One of several Unicorn horse riding holidays in the Alpujarras, Spain. Experience an ambitious climb to the foot of Spain's highest mountains. Expect exceptional natural beauty, local gastronomy and an experienced host. For confident riders only.

Departure Dates:
  • 2023: 24 Jun.
  • Trip Length: 5 days / 4 nights / 3 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: Approximately 5-6 hours in the saddle daily
  • Meeting point: Granada Airport (GRX) at 18:30
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be able to walk, trot and canter
  • Usual Group Size: 2-10
  • Transfer: 2023: from Granada Airport at 18.30 €60 per person each way for a minimum of 2 people (transfers for one person will be charged at €120+10% TVA); from Malaga at 16.30 €90 per person each way for a minimum of 2 people (transfers for one person will be charged at €180+ 10% TVA). There is also a bus from Malaga airport to Granada train station from which you can be collected.
Summary:

Based at a beautifully restored hacienda in the heart of Andalusia all levels of rider can enjoy a mix of lessons and riding out while there are many activities for non-riders.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022/23: Open all year round, minimum stay of 3 nights. Low season: Jan, Feb; Mid season: Mar, Nov and Dec; High season: Apr to Oct. A supplement applies for stays during Christmas and New Year period.
  • Trip Length: Minimum of 3 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2 - 4 hours
  • Meeting point: Malaga Airport (AGP)
  • Riding Ability Required: From beginner onwards
  • Usual Group Size: 1-10
  • Transfer: 2022: 40 min drive from Malaga Airport €140 return per car per booking (max 4 pax) between 8.00am and 7.00pm, shared transfers between bookings not available, payable on site. Hotel pick up possible - please enquire. Transfers are also available from Santa Ana Train station in Antequera, approx €50 round trip per car.
    2023: 40 min drive from Malaga Airport €180 return per car per booking (max 4 pax) between 8.00am and 7.00pm, shared transfers between bookings not available, payable on site. Hotel pick up possible - please enquire.
Summary:

Beautiful finca accommodation in a National Park, riding on well schooled Andalusians. Suitable for  beginner to experienced riders, comfortable accommodation, swimming pool.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022/23: All year round on request. Closed 25th and 26th December.
  • Trip Length: Any length with a minimum of 3 nights.
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-3 hours (extra riding can be arranged for an additional fee)
  • Meeting point: Malaga Airport (AGP) or town
  • Riding Ability Required: From beginner onwards
  • Usual Group Size: 1-6
  • Transfer: 2022/23: From Malaga €85 per car each way divided amongst the passengers. Transfer time is approximately 1 hour. Payable on site.
    If hiring a car you MUST hire a 4x4.
Horses on the trail
from $2,069
Summary:

Ride through the Asturias region in far northern Spain famous for its apples, cider and regional food. Winding through Picos de Europa National Park, this 8 day/7-night trail brings together the best mountain scenery, beaches and food.

An ideal riding holiday for riders who want to explore the high mountain ranges as well as enjoy beach riding and gourmet culture in this hidden corner of Spain, untainted by mass tourism.

Departure Dates:
  • 2023: 23 May.
  • Other dates available on request.
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: Approximately 4 - 6 hours in the saddle daily
  • Meeting point: Oviedo Airport (OVD) or Bilbao Airport (BIO)
  • Riding Ability Required: Strong novice onwards. Must be secure in walk, trot and canter.
  • Usual Group Size: 6 - 8
  • Transfer: Return transfer included from either Oviedo or Bilbao airports at set times. Please note that you might have to take a taxi (approx. €50 per car) from Oviedo Airport if most the group arrive at Bilbao Airport.
Traversing the mountains en-route to Compostela
from $2,395
Summary:

This adventurous holiday covers the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in Spain from the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostella in 4 distinct stages. Choose from one or a combination of these week-long point-to-point trails to follow part or the whole pilgrimage route on horseback, discovering the beauty and history of northern Spain along the way. Accommodation is in comfortable guesthouses with hearty food along the way.

Departure Dates:
  • 2023 Pyrenean Stage: 15 Apr; 23 Sept.
  • 2023 Plains of Castilla: 22 Apr; 30 Sept.
  • 2023 Castillo to Galicia: 29 Apr; 7 Oct.
  • 2023 Santiago De Compostella Finale: 6 May; 14 Oct.
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding per stage
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4- 8 hours
  • Meeting point: Pyrenean Stage: Pamplona Airport (PNA)
    Plains of Castilla: Logrono Agoncillo Airport (RJA)
    Castillo to Galicia: León Airport (LEN)/Bilbao Airport (BIO)
    Santiago De Compostella Finale: Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ)
    Arrivals should be by 3pm. Departures not before 10am.
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter. Minimum age 12
  • Usual Group Size: 2-8
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point.
Riding in the Spanish Pyrenees
from $1,595
Summary:

Visit the Sierra Guara mountains and enjoy thrilling riding - from steep descents down the side of canyons to exhilarating gallops along open tracks covering up to 50km each day. This is a destination for confident, fit riders with the 'horse whisperer of the Pyrenees'. Unforgettable!

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: 4, 18 (FULL) Sept; 9 Oct.
  • 2023: 16 Apr; 7 May; 4, 18 Jun; 3, 17 Sept; 8 Oct.
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights /6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5 - 7 hours
  • Meeting point: Zaragoza (ZAZ) Airport, Spain or Huesca train/bus station.
  • Riding Ability Required: Experienced riders. Must be able to walk, trot and canter confidently and mount and dismount unaided.
  • Usual Group Size: 5 to 8
  • Transfer: 2022/23: €150 (€160 in 2023) return per person from Zaragoza (min 2 pax) or €100 return per person from Huesca. Barcelona transfers are also available, please see transfer information in Sample Itinerary for more. Transfers are payable on-site.
Cantering
from $1,055
Summary:

Delightfully rennovated accommodation with daily rides including a mini-trail to the beach, returning to the farmhouse base each day. Enjoy true Catalan cuisine including delicious tapas. This is the perfect way to see Catalonia!

Departure Dates:
  • 2023: 6, 20, 27 Feb; 27 Mar; 3, 24 Apr; 15 May; 12, 19 Jun; 17, 24, 31 Jul; 7, 21, 28 Aug; 11, 25 Sept; 23 Oct; 13, 20 Nov.
  • Special rate for February, November, July and August departures, please see Dates & Pricing
  • Trip Length: 6d/5n/4d riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: Approximately 4 to 6 hours in the saddle daily
  • Meeting point: Barcelona (BCN) or Girona (GRO) Airports
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be able to walk, trot and canter confidently and mount and dismount unaided
  • Usual Group Size: 2-11
  • Transfer: 2023: payable locally - €100 return from Barcelona (18:00 pick-up, 11:30 drop-off, 2hrs), €60 return from Girona (19:30 pick-up, 10:00 drop-off, 45min) per person.
Spain Catalan Beach & Meadows Trail
from $1,475
Summary:

This ride has it all: fit and forward going Andalusian horses, beaches, sand, natural dunes, quaint villages, castles and churches. Experience exhillerating beach gallops and overnight in small friendly hotels and guesthouses sampling the fine cuisine of the region. A bottle of local wine or cava is never far away of course!

Departure Dates:
  • 2023: 12 Feb; 5, 19 Mar; 16 Apr; 7 May; 17 Sept; 15, 29 Oct.
  • Special rate for February, March and November departures, please see Dates & Pricing
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding - 160km
  • Approximate riding time per day: Approximately 4-6 hours in the saddle daily
  • Meeting point: Barcelona (BCN) or Girona (GRO) Airport
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be able to walk, trot and canter confidently and mount and dismount unaided.
  • Usual Group Size: 4 - 11
  • Transfer: 2023: €100 return from Barcelona (18:00 pick-up, 11:30 drop-off, 2hrs), €60 pp return from Girona (19:30 pick-up, 10:00 drop-off, 45min). Payable locally.
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