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Manolo / Almería

Born in Barcelona in 1959, in 1992 he moved to Andalusia to devote himself to his passion: horses. He created the company Cabacci and since then he has devoted his life to this profession: professional trainer equestrian tourist guide, is vice president of the Association of equestrian tourism in Andalusia, he worked for the European project for Equitour the development of horse riding in Catalonia and Minorca He has also participated in the creation and touring villages in colonies of Guanajuato (Mexico).

CORPORATE PHILOSOPHY

Our horses do not transport us, they accompany us in our travels 28 years ago, we started the holidays on horseback and we remain firm in our ideas:

The Trails is not a competition. is to know the villages , the customs, the people, the landscape, the gastronomy of a place, accompanied by our horses.

To get good horses for Trails, we take care of our horses from an early age and we train them for holidays on horseback. without punishment, without spurs, many of them have nothing in the mouth, which allows our customers to discover “another type of relationship with the horse”. 

PROGRAMS

Beginnersweek                                                                                        795 / 900 or 1000 euro

Radial Routes at the Sea                                                                        895 / 1100 euro

Las Playas Virgenes de Andalucia                                                      1390 euro

Luxery tasting of the Virgin Beaches of Andalusia                         795  euro

“Tabernas” a desert of Cinema Almeria.                                            850 euro

The hidden face of the Sierra Nevada                                               1350 euro

Natural horse training  “Parelli” by Nadia Soleymanjo                1350 euro euro     

Dates 2021

From 3 to 9 January From 22 to 28 February From 10 to 20 March From 11 to 17 April From 26 April to 1 May From 10 to 17 May From 14 to 19 June From 3 to 10 July From 24 to 31 July From 07 to 14 August from 29 August to 4 September From 13 to 18 September From 27 September to 3 October From 25 to 31 October From 7 to 13 November From 29 November to 4 December.

Beginners week

Price 795 / 900 or 1000 euro

Dates 2021

10/01 > 16/01,  07/02 > 13/02, 07/04 > 11/04,11/07 > 28/08 (1100 euro), 03/ 11 > 07/11, 08/12 > 12/12

This horse riding holiday is intended for adults and children from the age of 7 who have never or very little ridden horse and want to learn the three courses (walk, trot and canter) in a short time. You drive in small groups so you get a lot of personal attention. You start every day after breakfast in the morning or after the hot meal in the afternoon, in the container with the lesson and then immediately make a trip through the beautiful region. You sit in the saddle for an average of 3 hours a day. At the end of the week you can relax outside and on the last day you can almost certainly gallop on the beach. For beginners we use horses that are suitable for starting riders.

Arrival: Sunday  Departure: Saturday

WEEKPROGRAM

DAY 1
Breakfast.
Information about the care of horses and harness before and after driving.
Driving lesson: rider position, balance, turns, the step and the ride. Excursion through nature, to practice what you have learned.

Estimated duration 2.30 hours - 3 hours.

DAY 2
Breakfast. Information about the care of horses and saddles before and after riding.
Riding lesson: Start of light trot: rhythm, balance.
Nature excursion, to practice what you have learned.
Estimated duration 2.30 hours - 3 hours

DAY 3images-2
Breakfast
Information about the care of horses and harness.
Riding lesson: with trotting, turning, hand changes, the trot starts in suspension.
Excursion through nature, to practice what you have learned.images-5

Estimated duration 2.30 hours - 3 hours.

DAY 4
Breakfast
Information about the care of horses and harness before and after driving.
Riding lessons: trot, turns, speed control, start of a canter.
Excursion through nature, to practice what you have learned.
Estimated duration 2.30 hours - 3 hours.

DAY 5
Breakfast.
We drive along the famous beach of "el Playazo", famous for its Roman presence, reason why the beaches were visited by the pirates, then we will cross the palm oasis where there are small water sources
Duration approx. 3 hours

DAY 6
Breakfast

** Lessons and excursions are every day in the morning or in the afternoon.

END OF THE PROGRAM

Information

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Arrival: Sunday

Departure: Saturday

The prices include

  • 6 nights at the hotel el Cortijo el Sotillo or similar *** very close to the equestrian center
  • Breakfast
  • 4 days of half-day and one full-day riding program including a picnic
  • Certified instructor
  • Maximum security
  • Horses trained to teach horse riding from any level
  • Accident and civil liability insurance

The horses are equipped with front and rear saddlebags.
It is advisable to use sunscreen and sunglasses throughout the year and to bring a water container and bathing suit.

There is the possibility to extend your stay.
The price includes: program, horse riding, staying and breakfast in a described or similar hotel.

Prices for a double room, individual surcharge of € 180.

Transfers

Manolo offers a transfer service from Malaga airport to the riding school in Cabo de Gata for only € 100 p.p. per ride (with a minimum of 2 persons), € 250 (4 persons). The duration of the trip is approximately 2:30 am and there will be a one-way transfer from Malaga at 5:00 pm and from Almeria on the day of return at 9:00 am.

AIRPORT ALMERIA: € 50 p.p.p. TRAVEL (2 TRANSFERS) Transfer must take place no later than 6 pm on the day of arrival and no earlier than 7 am on the day of departure.

Duration of the Transfers:
- San Jose - Almeria airport 45 minutes
- San Jose -Station of -Train buses 1h15min. Almería.
- San Jose - Granada Airport 2 hours 30 min.

We can arrange a special transfer for a fee

There is a bus company www.alsa.es that provides transport between Malaga airport and Almeria.

It is recommended to rent a car. It is very interesting to see Cabo de Gata Natural Park in free time and for that you need a car as there is no public bus service in the park. For more park information, visit www.degata.com.

If you fly to Malaga, an express bus goes to Almería.

From Alicante airport it is about 3 hours away by car, but you can also take the bus to Murcia. There you change to the bus to Almería. From Alicante the bus leaves every two hours (07:15 the first, 20:15 the last). From Murcia, the bus leaves for Almería at 10:45 AM, 11:30 AM, 2:15 PM, 6:30 PM and 8:00 PM. For bus times and prices, see the website of the Alsa bus company.

RADIAL ROUTES AT THE SEA   

Price  895 / 1100 euro 

Dates 2021

26/01 > 1/02, 23/02 > 29/03, 15/03 > 21/03, 31/05 > 06/06,  19/07 > 29/08, 22/ 11 > 28/11.

Designed for people wishing to discover the natural park: Its virgin beaches, its valleys, its small fishing villages. All without changing hotels during a half-day or full-day hike, combining it to your liking.

For a week, we will learn the techniques of outdoor hiking, climbing mountains, descending ravines, galloping in groups on the beach, this is the perfect program to learn about long-term hiking and be able to enjoy the horse. in the heart of nature without risk. This program is especially designed for people riding on a career recovery and wanting to try their hand outdoors in complete safety.

PROGRAM 

Day 1: Transfer of clients from the airport, bus station or train station in Almeria to the equestrian center, overnight in a hotel in San José.

Day 2: GENOVESES BEACHbo2

Genoveses, with the white sand dunes used in many films that can be identified just by sight of the beaches: Indiana Jones, Laurance d'Arabie… During this first day, we will all agree on the fact that the landscape is not at all common. These are without a doubt the last unspoiled beaches in the Mediterranean.

About 3 hours on horseback

Day 3: THE CLIFFS OF LOS ESCULLOS: the pirate route

Traveling on horseback along trails along the cliffs of Cabo de Gata Natural Park offers us without hesitation the most spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea in its best-preserved area ... this hike passes through an ancient path that served as a connection between the castles and watch towers. Indeed, during the 18th century, there were coast guards to prevent and protect in the event of a pirate invasion.

About 3 hours on horseback

DAY 4: THE WESTERN VILLAGES

Inside the park, far from the coast, are quite original villages such as "los albaricoques" where several western spaguetti scenarios were filmed in the 70s: Pour une Poignée de dolars, Le Bon, la Brute and the Ugly, etc ... The streets have names such as: Clint Eastwood, Sergio Leones ... Lunch at the local restaurant "El Alba", the owner (with a Mexican air), will offer us a typical cuisine of the area and tell us some anecdotes on appearing in films as a spaghetti western.

Around 5:30 a.m. to 6 a.m.

Day 5: THE VALLEY OF THE VOLCANOES:

To the north of the park are the Sierra de Gata mountains which have preserved the boilers of ancient volcanoes, creating a lunar-like landscape. They were in action 15 to 16 million years ago. We can observe the remains of fodder plantations and some rain crops. This is due to the arid zone that is Cabo de Gata. At the time, the population sharpened their knowledge in order to obtain water, they used this huge volcanic cone to collect the water from the rain which concentrates its lower part, where the crops are located.

We will ride our horses on the hills of the volcanoes and we will gallop in the paths that lead to the water of the rare rains from the top to the sea.

About 3 hours on horseback

 Day 6: MONSÚL BEACH

Mónsul is a 400-meter-long beach surrounded by rock formations of volcanic origin on its sides and a huge dune of fine sand at the back. In the middle of the beach is a large rock that has become the emblem of this beach and the natural park, called La Peineta de Mónsul. La Peineta is shaped like a giant wave that seems to want to return to the sea,

Steven Spielberg who decided to use this beach and other places in Almeria to film Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade with Harrison Ford and Sean Connery.

About 3 hour

Day 7. Transfer of clients to the airport after breakfast.

END OF THE PROGRAM

Information 

PRICE in double room, for a single room a supplement 180 € to pay atdagt-s-j-3arrival. 

Group of 2 minimum

Arrival: Sunday

Departure: Saturday

Including the horseback riding program and accommodation:

The journey

Manolo offers a transfer service from Malaga airport to the riding school in Cabo de Gata for only € 100 p.p. per ride (with a minimum of 2 persons), € 250 (4 persons). The duration of the trip is approximately 2:30 am and there will be a one-way transfer from Malaga at 5:00 pm and from Almeria on the day of return at 9:00 am.

AIRPORT ALMERIA: € 50 p.p.p. TRAVEL (2 TRANSFERS) Transfer must take place no later than 6 pm on the day of arrival and no earlier than 7 am on the day of departure.

Duration of the Transfers:
- San Jose - Almeria airport 45 minutes
- San Jose -Station of -Train buses 1h15min. Almería.
- San Jose - Granada Airport 2 hours 30 min.

We can arrange a special transfer for a fee

There is a bus company www.alsa.es that provides transport between Malaga airport and Almeria.

It is recommended to rent a car. It is very interesting to see Cabo de Gata Natural Park in free time and for that you need a car as there is no public bus service in the park. For more park information, visit www.degata.com.

If you fly to Malaga, an express bus goes to Almería.

From Alicante airport it is about 3 hours away by car, but you can also take the bus to Murcia. There you change to the bus to Almería. From Alicante the bus leaves every two hours (07:15 the first, 20:15 the last). From Murcia, the bus leaves for Almería at 10:45 AM, 11:30 AM, 2:15 PM, 6:30 PM and 8:00 PM. For bus times and prices, see the website of the Alsa bus company.

The prices include

  • 6 nights at the hotel el Cortijo el Sotillo or similar *** very close to the equestrian center
  • Breakfast
  • 4 days of half-day and one full-day riding program including a picnic
  • Certified instructor
  • Maximum security
  • Horses trained to teach horse riding from any level
  • Accident and civil liability insurance

ALL YEAR

LAS PLAYAS VIRGENES DE ANDALUCIA        

Price 1390 euro  

Dates 2021

17/01 > 24/01, 14/02 > 21/02, 21/03 > 28/03, 18/ 04 > 25/04, 02/05 > 09/05, 19/09 > 26/09,  17/10 > 24/10, 14/11 > 21/11, 26/12 > 02/01/21 (Special new years trek  price 1490 euro)

The Natural Park of Cabo de Gata has become one of the natural jewels for the tourism of Andalucía, Spain, and of all Europe. Small coves with crystal blue waters, ancient volcanoes converted into mountains of red lava, oasis of palm trees an small white fishing villages, which remind us your pirate invasions, sand dunes that have been the scene cinematographic film like: Indiana Jones, Lawrence de Arabia, for a Handful of Dollars ... Its dry climate and its almost 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, we can affirm that Almería is "where the sun passes the winter".

PROGRAM

DAY 1 SUNDAY

Transfer of customers from the airport, from the station to the hotel of departure

Explanatory meeting on the hike

Dinner and night in hotel el Sotillo o Dña Pakita http://www.playasycortijos.com/hotel-cortijo-el-sotillo/ where we waiting for our horses.

DAY 2 MONDAY

SAN JOSÉ - GENOVESES BEACH - SAN JOSÉ

Genoveses, Monsul, Media Luna, el arrecife de las sirenas (the reef sirens)imgresare undoubtedly the last virgin beaches of the Mediterranean which, with their white sand dunes, have served as a film set for films that we will skip to the eyes immediately just by seeing them: Indiana Jones, Lawrence of Arabia, For a Fistful of Dollars. For lunch, we will have a picnic at the foot of the cortijo “El romeral”, one of the typical facilities that served, it was a time, housing for farmers in the area. The afternoon, we will go up through the valley “del tesorillo”.

Dinner and accommodation at the hotel http://www.playasycortijos.com/hotel-cortijo-el-sotillo/

DAY 3 TUESDAY

SAN JOSÉ - RODALQUILAR

To the north of the park are the mountains of the Sierra de Gata which have preserved the boilers of ancient volcanoes, surrounded by a lunar landscape and original villages such as "los Albaricoques" where several scenarios of spaguetti western were shot: For a Handful of Dollars, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, etc ... streets have names such as: Clint Eastwood, Sergio Leones…

Lunch at one of the park's most special sites, “el cortijo del Fraile ”. This is where the events took place that inspired Federico Garcia for his work “Bodas de Sangre” (Marriage of Blood).

PICNIC LUNCH

Night at the Hotel www.oroyluz.com or similar

DAY 4 WEDNESDAY

RODALQUILAR - EL PLAYAZO - CALA DEL CUERVO

In the morning, after breakfast, allocation of horses and career adaptation before starting the hike: We start the hike living up to its name. For the first day of hiking, we will visit the eastern part of the Natural Park In this part of the hike, we we will head towards "the torre de los lobos" (the tower of the wolves) where we will be able to almost contemplate the whole natural park and if the weather is clear, snow-capped Sierra Nevada. We will ride to the popular beach of "el playazo", popular since the Roman presence, which is why it has received several visits from pirates, we will pass through an oasis of palm trees that were created by small water sources.

Picnic by the sea, “cala del cuervo ¨

Dinner and night in a hotel www.oroyluz.com

DAY 5 THURSDAY

RODALQUILAR - GOLD MINE - RODALQUILAR

We will take the old gold mine trail, we will pass through small ravines that were once the only one Connection between farms in the mountains and the sea, we cross the crater of the volcano which now forms the Rodalquilar Valley, we will discover the mineral walls that still hide the rest of the gold today and finally, We will visit the old mine installations which were in operation since 1933 y which finally closed went into 1986.

Picnic in ¨ CORTIJO MONTANO ¨

Dinner and night in a hotel www.oroyluz.com

DAY 6 FRIDAY

RODALQUILAR- LAS NEGRAS -RODALQUILAR

Las Negras is a beautiful place, of spectacular geology in an atmosphere of fishermen. At the end of its bay is El Cerro Negro (The Black Hill), a impressive rock formation, which looks like a tongue of lava, witness to what was the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata. In Las Negras you will find orchards irrigated by water which comes from small freshwater flows from the Rambla de las Agüillas and accumulated in small ponds near the sea.

Paella lunch in a restaurant near the sea

SPECIAL FISH ON THE GRILL DINNER IN A LOCAL RESTAURANT BY THE SEA

Night at the hotel www.oroyluz.com

DAY 7 Saturday

RODALQUILAR -LA ISLETA DEL MORO- SAN JOSÉ

We will leave Rodalquilar by a large path that borders the entire the coast. These trails were once used to monitor the coasts in pirate attack, which explains the presence of small castles and watch towers. With its little oasis of palm trees, we will have lunch in the form of a picnic on the beach of escullos.

Dinner and overnight at San José Hotel el sotillo **** o similar

DAY 8 SUNDAY

TRANSFER OF CUSTOMERS TO THE AIRPORT AFTER

BREAKFAST

End of program

Day 8 TRANSFER OF TO THE AIRPORT AFTER BREAKFAST

CUSTOM PROGRAM

MINIMUM DAYS 2 days program / 3 nights
MAXIMUM DAYS 6 days program / 7 nights
MINIMUM PEOPLE 4 persons (for more persons request price)
MAXIMUM PEOPLE 10 people

Includes horse riding program + full board accommodation including drinks + support vehicle with luggage transfer from Almeria airport

SUPPLEMENTS 
• Small group (2-3 persons) + € 125 / day
• Single room  210 euro (€ 30 / night)

The minimum group for these routes is 4 people, maximum group 10 people.

2-3 people with small group supplement of € 260 / person.

Prices for double room, single room supplement of € 210.

THESE PRICES INCLUDE

  • Every day in full board with water and a drink per person, the rest of the      drinks will be paid directly by the clients.
  • Transportation of suitcases and support vehicle. 
  • The use of the Spa at the Cala Grande hotel is included in the route of the Beaches and in the hotel Palacio de Oñate on the route of Sierra Nevada.
  • Extra drinks or cafeteria expenses are not included.
  • Special dinner is included in the special end of the year program.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • All the programs are guided by Manolo Ruiz.
  • All meals, including picnics, are regional cuisine typical of the area: paellas, meats, stews, vegetables from the orchards, in case of some special regime of food indicate it.
  • Horses are equipped with front and rear panniers.
  • It is advisable to use sun protection cream and goggles.
  • It is necessary to bring a container (water bottle) to carry water and a bathing suit.
  • The use of a safety helmet is not mandatory, although it is advisable.
  • Types of frames: English and running.
  • Front and rear saddlebags on all horses.
  • Type of horses: well-tamed Andalusians and Hispanic Arabs.
  • There is a bus company www.alsa.es, which carries out the transport between the Malaga airport and Almeria.
  • Take into account these schedules for the purchase of flights.
  • We can organize for you a transfer to other schedules with a price special.
  • It is very important that you plan the duration of the transfers to get your plane ticket.
  • Level required: medium (to be able to perform the 3 airs: step, trot and gallop).

    The journey

    Manolo offers a transfer service from Malaga airport to the riding school in Cabo de Gata for only € 100 p.p. per ride (with a minimum of 2 persons), € 250 (4 persons). The duration of the trip is approximately 2:30 am and there will be a one-way transfer from Malaga at 5:00 pm and from Almeria on the day of return at 9:00 am.

    AIRPORT ALMERIA: € 50 p.p.p. TRAVEL (2 TRANSFERS) Transfer must take place no later than 6 pm on the day of arrival and no earlier than 7 am on the day of departure.

    Duration of the Transfers:
    - San Jose - Almeria airport 45 minutes
    - San Jose -Station of -Train buses 1h15min. Almería.
    - San Jose - Granada Airport 2 hours 30 min.

    We can arrange a special transfer for a fee

    There is a bus company www.alsa.es that provides transport between Malaga airport and Almeria.

    It is recommended to rent a car. It is very interesting to see Cabo de Gata Natural Park in free time and for that you need a car as there is no public bus service in the park. For more park information, visit www.degata.com.

    If you fly to Malaga, an express bus goes to Almería.

    From Alicante airport it is about 3 hours away by car, but you can also take the bus to Murcia. There you change to the bus to Almería. From Alicante the bus leaves every two hours (07:15 the first, 20:15 the last). From Murcia, the bus leaves for Almería at 10:45 AM, 11:30 AM, 2:15 PM, 6:30 PM and 8:00 PM. For bus times and prices, see the website of the Alsa bus company.

LUXURY TASTING OF THE VIRGIN BEACHES OF ANDALUSIA

Price € 835 

Dates 2021: 3/02 > 7/02, 3/03 > 07/03, 7/04 > 11/04, 03/11 > 07/11, 08/12 > 12/1

5 days, 4 nights, 3 days horse riding. all inclusive.This Trail is designed for people who do not wish to follow a full itinerary of a week, for lack of sufficient days off, wish to organize their holidays on horseback by visiting Andalusia: Granada, Seville, Almeria, Cordoba or just do not  wish for equestrian Trails too long.

DESCRIPTION

This is an itinerant program that run through all the Natural Park. It combine routes along the seaside with inside valleys, you can find beautiful scenery and little unknown villages. The excellent weather without raining and soft temperatures make to ride possible all the year.  

Day 1 Customers pick up at the airport, bus station or train from Almería, transfer equestrian center and meeting to describe the route. After the breakfast we are going to decide the allocation of horses. 

Day 2 THE LAST VIRGIN BEACHES OF EUROPE, SAN JOSÉ , CABO DE GATA, GENOVESES BEACH, SAN JOSE.
We will ride through the western side of Cabo de Gata national park,
which consists of more than 3.500 hectares. We will visit the most
beautiful beaches of this coast, the Monsul and Genoveses beaches,
the half moon... the last virginal beaches of Mediterranean Sea. This
beach with its white sand dunes has been scenery of a lot of films,
such as “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”, “the adventures of Baron
Münchhausen” and “Lawrence of Arabia”.
At mid-day we’ll have a picnic lunch in “Cortijo El Romeral”, this is a typical
place in winch there are still living farmers and shepherds from this area.
In the evening we ascend through “el tesorillo” valley.

Day 3 THE ROUTE OF VOLCANOES, SAN JOSÉ , RODALQUILAR
In the northern face of this natural park we contemplate “Sierra de
Gata”, it still conserves craters of ancient volcanoes, surrounded by a
moonscape and original villages like “los Albaricoques”. Here we are going
to visit the sceneries of western movies in their streets (the good, the bad
and the ugly; a fistful of dollars...).
At midday.Picnic the “Cortijo del Fraile”, which is famous because
here Federico Garcia Lorca situated his well-known play “Bodas de
Sangre” (Blood Wedding), in the afternoon we arrive at the small village
Rodalquilar.

About 5.30 hours on horseback rhythm of the day: today the pace is a little slower because the terrain is volcanic and very hard for
horses. Despite this, we will enjoy the “ramblas” of sand to make 2
gallops in the morning and 2 gallops in the afternoon.
Lunch in local restaurant.
Dinner special Grilled fish at the seaside in a local restaurant.

Day 4 THE PIRATES ROAD, RODALQUILAR, LOS ESCULLOS, SAN JOSE
On this day we will discover the fascination of travel with the horse trails
bordering the cliffs of the park are undoubtedly the Mediterranean sea
views more spectacular in their area better preserved through “loma
pelada” path. with their little oasis of palm trees, Oasis of the “isleta del
Moro “; afternoon climb along the beach.
PicnicPicnic food in the escullos beach
About 5-5h30 on horseback rhythm of the day: today, we will
follow the volcanic cliffs, we will not have a few trots and only
two gaolpes during the day.

Day 5 TRANSFER SERVICE TO THE AIRPORT AFTER BREAKFAST
End of program

INFORMATION

  • Horse riding level: intermediate ( walk, trot and gallop -canter). 
  • Minimum group 4 – maximum 8 riders up to 2-3 people can confirm the output with a small group supplement. 
  • All meals including picnics, are meals regional typical of the area: paellas, meats, stews, garden vegetables. For all allergies and diets food, it is essential to report it 
  • Baggage transport and extra vehicle 
  • If you want an exclusive itinerary, check prices according to season. 
  • Request discounts for groups. 
  • Dates: check the calendar. 
  • Saddles: English and Randó. equipped with saddlebag front and back 
  • Horses: Andalusian and Arabo-Andalusian horses well trained for the Randó. 
  • Qualified instructor guide English and French speaking 
  • What to bring: sunscreen, sunglasses, a bottle of water. 
  • Wearing the helmet is not mandatory, but if you feel safer, we can lend you one.

PRICES INCLUDE

  • Every day full board with water and a drink per person, extra drinks will be billed directly to customers. by the hotels. 
  • All picnics are seated with tables chairs, cutlery, drinks and coffee. tea . we don’t picnic ̈ caw boy  ̈. 
  • Cooked picnic, Andalusian cuisine, no sandwich. 

TRANSFERS

Manolo offers a transfer service from Malaga airport to the riding school in Cabo de Gata for only € 100 p.p. per ride (with a minimum of 2 persons), € 250 (4 persons). The duration of the trip is approximately 2:30 am and there will be a one-way transfer from Malaga at 5:00 pm and from Almeria on the day of return at 9:00 am.

AIRPORT ALMERIA: € 50 p.p.p. TRAVEL (2 TRANSFERS) Transfer must take place no later than 6 pm on the day of arrival and no earlier than 7 am on the day of departure.Duration of the Transfers:
- San Jose - Almeria airport 45 minutes
- San Jose -Station of -Train buses 1h15min. Almería.
- San Jose - Granada Airport 2 hours 30 min.

We can arrange a special transfer for a fee

There is a bus company www.alsa.es that provides transport between Malaga airport and Almeria.

It is recommended to rent a car. It is very interesting to see Cabo de Gata Natural Park in free time and for that you need a car as there is no public bus service in the park. For more park information, visit www.degata.com.

If you fly to Malaga, an express bus goes to Almería.

From Alicante airport it is about 3 hours away by car, but you can also take the bus to Murcia. There you change to the bus to Almería. From Alicante the bus leaves every two hours (07:15 the first, 20:15 the last). From Murcia, the bus leaves for Almería at 10:45 AM, 11:30 AM, 2:15 PM, 6:30 PM and 8:00 PM. For bus times and prices, see the website of the Alsa bus company.

“TABERNAS” A DESERT OF CINEMA
ALMERIA a Land of cinema

Price  € 950

Dates 2021

19/05 > 23/05, 09/06 > 13/06, 06/10 > 10/10, 24/11 > 28/11

5 days, 4 nights, 3 days of riding all-in.

This route is designed for people who do not want to follow a full program of a week, due to a lack of enough days off, to organize their horseback holiday by visiting more of Andalusia: Granada, Seville, Almeria, Cordoba or just not too long want to sit on horseback.

DESCRIPTION OF THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

The Tabernas Desert Natural Site is located north of the city of Almeria, between the mountains of the Filabres and Alhamilla, which isolate it from the wet currents of the nearby Mediterranean Sea. Carcavas, slopes, streams and ramblas. Desert. Landscape transported from the rich seabed of the Mediterranean to these burned and barren Almeria plains, where a paradoxical sensation of astonishment takes over many of its visitors. It is considered as the only desert zone proper of the entire European continent. The place offers a huge and rich variety of environmental resources of interest, especially geological. Under a sub-arid Mediterranean climate, with rainfall that does not reach 250 mm annually and average temperatures above 17 ° C, Mediterranean-type rambles have formed, the well-known “bad lands” that shape grass steppes. Its varied landscape and luminosity with more than 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, have made it possible that from the 60s to the present day hundreds of films have been shot, not only western (the most famous trilogy of the dollar with Clint Eastwood), but also of Westerns, in the Tabernas desert many films of other genres have been shot, among which are: Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Cleopatra (1963), Patton (1970), Conan the Barbarian (1982) or Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). At the moment many films, advertisements and video clips are still filmed. At the end of 2013 Ridley Scott filmed in this desert Exodus, a film that tells the life of the biblical character of Moses, played by the British actor Christian Bale.

Day 1 Arrival at the airport, pick up by the customer and transfer to Tabernas. Dinner and accommodation in the rural houses of Albardinales.

Day 2 THE GREEN FACE OF THE DESERT

Albardinales, Collado Blanco, Albardinales. We leave the Albardinales residence in the morning, located in the Tabernas fields, this area is called "El Oro Verde" by the extensive olive cultivation and is recognized worldwide for its quality due to the sub-desert climate that dominates the region. We will ride a route between olive trees and semi-arid landscapes of Southeast Spain with its special flora. We cross a small hill that provides access to the contrasts of the landscape until we return to the starting point. After the horseback ride through the olive grove, we will take a break to learn more about the greenest face of the Almeria desert. And learn the secrets of developing the "best organic olive oil in the world. Picnic lunch About 5 hours on horseback accommodation in country houses and dinner in restuarant.

Day 3 Western route The albardinales, Rambla Roja, Fort Bravo.

We are the first to leave Los Albardinales. If you cross the fields of Tabernas, you will reach the most arid desert, cross plains, promenades and inland of great beauty, an open-air geological museum full of history. The route of the second day focuses on the audiovisual and cinematographic heritage of the desert as an exceptional and unique set for his physiognomy, so comparable to environments in Mexico, USA, among others. A characteristic place where the most exciting stories have found their ideal decoration. Cradle of the European Western, Leone rolled his trilogy and the mythical 'Until his time came' that exploded hundreds of recordings of all genres. Of the seven fixed western titles that were filmed, today we see 3, Fort Bravo is one of these. Dozens of titles were filmed here and today retain their role as decoration. Among the most recent films are: "800 bullets", "The Daltons", "Penny Dreadful" or "The Sister’s Brothers". To spend the day with the best western friend, we will dine in the "Saloon" and sleep in the accommodation in Fort Bravo, the scene of the best western photo in Almeria. 5 hours on horseback Fort Bravo accommodation.

Day 4 ARABIA OASIS LAURENCE Fort Bravo.

Today we not only travel on time, but also in space, we travel from the western landscapes of Mexico or Arizona to the deserts of the Middle East and Afghanistan. We visit mythical places such as the sets that served as Africa in "Patton", from Turkey in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade", from Australia in "Millenium", from the talent of Daenerys in "Game of Thrones", or from Afghanistan in "Hostilezone" and more recently, from Almeria itself in "Life is easy with your eyes closed", from Israel in "Resuscitated" or from New Mexico in "Terminator 6" ... more than 300 films under his belt and dozens of video clips , commercials, documentaries and other projects. and we will visit the oasis where Laurence was shot from Arabia. lunch in oasis film sets Accommodation Fort Bravo.

Dinner at a local restaurant (country music)

day 5 After breakfast Transfer to Almeria airport

SUPPLEMENTS
• Small group (2-3 persons) + € 175 / day
• Single room € 35 / night

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

  • Horse level: average (walk, trot and canter)
  • Minimum group 4 - a maximum of 8 riders up to 2-3 people can confirm the tour with a small group supplement
  • If you want an exclusive travel schedule, check prices according to season
  • Request discounts for groups
  • Dates: view the calendar
  • Saddles: English and Randó. equipped with saddle back front and rear
  • Horses: Andalusian and Arabo-Andalusian horses well trained for the Randó
  • Qualified instructor guide speaking English and French
  • What to bring: sunscreen, sunglasses, a bottle of water
  • Wearing the helmet is not mandatory, but if you feel safer, we can lend you one.

PRICES ARE INCLUDING

  • Full board every day with water and one drink per person, extra drinks are invoiced directly to customers. at the hotels
  • All picnics have tables, chairs, cutlery, drinks and coffee. tea. we don't picnic ̈ caw boy ̈
  • Cooked picnic, Andalusian cuisine, no sandwich. • All meals, including picnics, are regional meals typical of the region: paella, meat, stews, garden vegetables. For all allergies and diets it is essential to report this.
  • Luggage transport and additional vehicle.

    The journey

    Manolo offers a transfer service from Malaga airport to the riding school in Cabo de Gata for only € 100 p.p. per ride (with a minimum of 2 persons), € 250 (4 persons). The duration of the trip is approximately 2:30 am and there will be a one-way transfer from Malaga at 5:00 pm and from Almeria on the day of return at 9:00 am.

    AIRPORT ALMERIA: € 50 p.p.p. TRAVEL (2 TRANSFERS) Transfer must take place no later than 6 pm on the day of arrival and no earlier than 7 am on the day of departure.

    Duration of the Transfers:
    - San Jose - Almeria airport 45 minutes
    - San Jose -Station of -Train buses 1h15min. Almería.
    - San Jose - Granada Airport 2 hours 30 min.

    We can arrange a special transfer for a fee

    There is a bus company www.alsa.es that provides transport between Malaga airport and Almeria.

    It is recommended to rent a car. It is very interesting to see Cabo de Gata Natural Park in free time and for that you need a car as there is no public bus service in the park. For more park information, visit www.degata.com.

    If you fly to Malaga, an express bus goes to Almería.

    From Alicante airport it is about 3 hours away by car, but you can also take the bus to Murcia. There you change to the bus to Almería. From Alicante the bus leaves every two hours (07:15 the first, 20:15 the last). From Murcia, the bus leaves for Almería at 10:45 AM, 11:30 AM, 2:15 PM, 6:30 PM and 8:00 PM. For bus times and prices, see the website of the Alsa bus company.

The hidden side of the Sierra Nevada

Price 1450 euro

Dates 2021

30/05 > 06/06, 20/06 > 27/06, 05/ 09 > 12/09

7 nights and 6 days of riding

An a 8-day hike through the forested valleys and along the high peaks of the Sierra Nevada National Park where landscapes and small villages are discovered that have not yet been discovered by mass tourism ...

The trek in the Sierra Nevada leads over the north flank to Lugros, Jérez del Marquesado, La Calahorra and the Puerto de la Ragua. You often drive above 2000 meters, but you can also opt for a trip in a lower area over the vast plains where Sergio Leone has turned his famous spaghetti westerns.

The Sierra Nevada in Spain with its sixteen peaks above 3000 meters is the second highest mountain range in Europe after the Alps. Because of its location and many hours of sunshine, it is an ideal area to spend your vacation. The varied mountain landscape with its unique range of fauna and flora is recommended for those who love nature.

Day 1: Transfer to the stables, hotel dinner and overnight at the hotel Zenete **** - la Calahorra.

Day 2: La Calahorra - Aldeire - La Calahorra.

This morning, after breakfast, we will meet our horses and get on the saddle. Our drive in the Sierra Nevada is a former Muslim fort on a hill and was rebuilt in the Renaissance. The simplicity of the external military style contrasts sharply with the richly decorated Italian and in reality one of the first examples of Renaissance architecture in Spain. We will cross the fertile land in the region where many small irrigation channels of the Arab occupation occur, fields irrigated with almond trees, fig trees, olive trees and other crops. We climb to the highest point of the day at 1500/2000 meters, through the "paths of the glaciers" (sendero de los neveros), which were used in ancient times and were chipped to preserve their food. After a morning full of challenges for riders and their horses, picnic near a small river "The Rosandra". In the afternoon we return to the small Arab village of Aldeire.
Visit to the castle of Calahorra, XIV, castle of the castle on the outside
of the Renaissance palace in Spain.

Estimated duration: 5 hours

Dinner and overnight at the Zenete Hospederia (La Calahorra).

Day 3: La Calahorra - Cogollos

This morning we leave for the far west. We drive across the plateau through incredible red canyons that remind us of the Grand Canyon in America. We have a picnic by the lake at Cogollos before we drive up through the pine forests of the Sierra Nevada National Park. When the weather is good we can go for a swim in the water of the lake whose water comes from the melting of the eternal snow of the Sierra Nevada. After the picnic, we will explore the old mine paths
enter and thus reach the small, old village of Cogollos.

Special dinner
Stone grilling at the restaurant "La vaca en llamas".

Hotel accommodation Rural El Tesorillo.

Day 4: Cogollos - Alhorí River - Cogollos

This morning we climb to the summit of Postero Alto, we drive through Mediterranean pine forests and along clear streams. Finally we reach the summit at 1850 m. And have a picnic next to the Alhorí river. After the picnic we descend along the paths used by the local cowboys to move their cattle and arrive in the village of Jerez de Marquezado where we have a special dinner in a local restaurant.

Estimated duration: 5.5 hours

Night in "Casa Rural" of Cogollos "El Tesorillo" www.casaruraltesorillo.es

Day 5 Cogollos - Valle de Zalabí - Guadix

Today you descend into the valley of the Zalabí, with a beautiful landscape of red clay canyons and with the beauty of a fertile valley, where centuries ago the Arabs were residents of Andalusia (Moriscos), mulberry cultivars, to silkworms to feed.

Picnic, at a water fountain that comes from the peaks of the Sierra Nevada (the tejea).

Check-in 6 hours.

Dinner tapas tour in the old quarter of Guadix.

Overnight at hotel de Guadix Palacio Hotel de Oñate in the old quarter of Guadix.

DAY 6 Cogollos de Guadix - "End of the World" - Guadix.

Depart from the hotel to the Alhama River, the easternmost part of the nature park, whose scenery is reminiscent of the landscape of the spaghetti westerns that were filmed here in the 1970s to the "Arizona" desert.

We take the picnic under the pines.

Such 5-5:30 hours on horseback

Dinner: restaurant in the caves "la tinaja" Guadix ....

Overnight at hotel de Guadix Palacio Hotel Guadix. www.palaciodeoñate.es

DAY 7 Guadix - Cogollos - Guadix

The last day we say goodbye to the city of Guadix, we go to a beautiful horse trail that leads directly to the highlands of Albuñán.

Lunch "Paella" in the local restaurant in Cogollos in the afternoon we arrive in Paulenca, a cave-dwelling city where today 4000 people live in cave houses. We will discover the unique experience of sleeping 'in' the country in silence and proximity to nature. The hotel offers every comfort and we can also take a dip in the heated swimming pool in a cave.

Afternoon: we go by car to the city of Guadix. Afternoon ride through the caves of Guadix and dinner with flamenco show Accommodation at the Hotel Cuevas de Abuelo Ventura. 3h30-4h about horse

DAY 8 TRANSFER SERVICE TO THE AIRPORT AFTER BREAKFAST

End of the program

Required level: medium (be comfortable with all movements: walk, trot and canter) If you want to lend us a helmet, please let us know the size before you arrive.

The journey

Buses run from Malaga to Granada or Guadix every half hour. Granada is closer to la Calahorra, about 45 minutes travel. Manolo will pick you up from Granada. The total journey from Malaga to the hotel takes around 3.5 hours. For bus times and prices, see the website: www.alsa.es (also in English).

Included in the price of the Treks is:
Accommodation based on full board
Picnic on the way and drinks during dinner.
Double room (surcharge single room is € 180 euros).
Transport of the suitcases from hotel to hotel during the route.
Caps and chaps are present.

TRANSFER PRICE (NO TRANSFER INCLUDED IN THE PRICE) : 

  1. GRANADA  AIRPORT: € 50 / PERSON ROUND TRIP (2 TRANSFERS)
  2. MALAGA AIRPORT: € 100 / PERSON EACH TRANSFER.

Natural horse training  “Parelli” in Andalucía by Nadia Soleymanjo   

Price 1350  euro

For many years, I have tamed my own horses to guarantee my clients that on their routes they would enjoy a reliable, friendly horse that would allow them to enjoy their vacations on horseback in Andalucía. I used soft, non-aggressive methods, but I knew something was wrong, when I discovered Parelli through Nadia Soleymanjo, I understood it, I lacked confidence.

Manolo

Nadia Soleymanjo is a skilled, friendly horsewoman with a charming straightforward manner, dedicated, with a great passion and love for horses. She has learned from horsemen, and Parelli instructors, in Australia, where she spends long periods In Spain, she shares her passion, experience and knowledge with the aim of creating a positive and successful relationship with horses, based on the firmness of the good leader, the communication and the trust that these noble animals place in us. More than 15 years of experience in training horses.

She has also trained many people from a vast array of backgrounds and ages, in the skills of horsemanship, trained horses for the Raid Kaliber Andalucía and she has been a horse rider for several regional endurance.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The small group that will participate in the program, allows that from the first moment, we will work with a horse, learning how you think, how you feel. To “connect with him and turn his fear into “friendship. We will learn to know what kind of mind our horse has, to correct his unwanted behaviors and to teach him skills that allow us to enjoy our relationship regardless of the equestrian specialty to which we dedicate.

Day 1 The classes begin with firm guidelines, attending to the emotional and psychological connection with the horse, learning to transmit the energy that our partner will follow because we will become their leaders.

Day 2 With effective body language techniques that are strengthened by walking together in freedom. These walks in connection will provide us with self-control, concentration and leadership skills.

Day 3 Learn how to gain real confidence and competence on the ground with a prey animal. Better communication skills for safe and happy horses.

Day 4 Ground skills. “THE SEVEN GAMES, In the afternoon, walk outside with bitles bride. We will also provide the horses with security, happiness, playful moments that will make these beings wish to be with us “Advanced Psychology of the horse What objective will we achieve? CONNECTION WITH THE HORSES.

Day 5 Ridden skills, a way for human and horses to achieve a mutually beneficial relationship. In the afternoon, walk outside with bitles bride. We will enjoy pleasant days in which the horses will be the protagonists. We will travel the routes of their brain, feeling their loyalty to humans and we will be their best friend-leader.

Day 6 Transfer to the airport.

End of program.

CUSTOM PROGRAM

MINIMUM DAYS 2 days program / 3 nights
MAXIMUM DAYS 5 days program / 6 nights
MINIMUM PEOPLE 2 persons (for more persons on request price)
MAXIMUM PEOPLE 5 people

PRICE per DAY 180 € / person
INCLUDES horse riding program + bed & breakfast + transfer from Almeria airport

SUPPLEMENTS
• High season July and August + € 25 / day / person
• Small group (1 person) + € 50 / day
• Single room € 35 / night

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