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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                                                                               950 euro

Radial Routes at the Sea                                                              850 euro

Las Playas Virgenes de Andalucia                                           1500 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  

                                                                                                            

Beginners week

Price 950 euros

Dates 2019: 4-10 / 08, 11-17 / 08, 8-24 / 08, 5-31 / 08

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

PROGRAM

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 3
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 PROGRAMimages-5

Including riding program and accommodation.
Pick up at the airport, bus or train station from Almería.
6 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast.
5 day driving program lesson and tours.

Certified monitor.
Maximum safety measures.
Horses trained to teach all levels.

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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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.
For groups of more than 3 people you can change the arrival and departure day.
Transfer in these programs is from Almería airport or Almería bus station and is included in the program, There is a bus connection from Almería to Malaga airport. The bus company is Alsa www.alsa.es/.

Manolo offers a transfer service from Malaga airport to the stables in Cabo de Gata for only € 100 per person (with a minimum of 2 people).
The duration of the journey is approximately 2:30 am and there will be a single transfer from Malaga at 5 pm and from Almería on the day of return at 9 am.

The free transfers included in the price of the program will be provided no later than 6 p.m. on the day of arrival and no earlier than 7 p.m. on the day of departure, in a single transfer for everyone.
Special transfer at other times is possible against payment. From Malaga airport the price is € 250 (4 people).
It is advisable to rent a car. Getting to know the whole park is very interesting. There is no public transport in the park. For more park information www.degata. com /.

RADIAL ROUTES AT THE SEA   

Price  850 Euro  May, June, September 950 Euro

Dates 2019: 22 - 28/01, 12 - 18/ 02, 12 - 18/3, 09 - 15/4, 07 - 13 /5, 15 - 21/10, 10 - 16/12

This is the ideal program for customers who have made with us the week riding program and who wants to start riding routes; we offer a half riding route daily in different landscapes of Natural Park, and one riding day with picnic meal. It is also a perfect program for those, with an intermediate level of riding, want to do short routes and return each day at the same hotel, to enjoy their holidays and maybe share with friends or family who do not ride horses.images-2

Price per person in double occupancy, for single room € 180 single supplement To be paid directly on arrival.

MINIMUM GROUP: 2 persons.

MAXIMUM 4 RIDERS For 1 person can carry out the program of small group surcharge € 180 / person.

From Sunday to Saturday.

PRICES INCLUDEdagt-s-j-3

  • Six nights in hotel www.oroyluz.com. our new equestrian center and our horses are in the hotel’s facilities, clients should not move to riding programs.
  • For families or couples who want the comfort of a themed apartment horses on www.caballodemar. es
  • Four days of half day riding and one full riding day, included picnic.
  • Qualified instructor guide
  • Maximum security measures
  • Accident insurance and public liability
  • Minimum group 2 - maximum 4 riders
  • Transfer from airport, bus or train from Almería
  • To transfer from Malaga airport price per transfer € 250 (4 persons )

The free transfer included in the price of the program will be made no later than at 18 h. the day of arrival and no earlier than 7 h. starting the day in a single transfer for all clients - We can arrange for you a special transfer to other schedules.

Accommodation

These programs are made with accommodation in this hotel oro y luz is located next to the village of Rodalquilar, or themed apartment horses on www.caballodemar.es

There is a bus www.alsa.es company, providing the transport between the airport Malaga and Almeria.

It is recommended to advise customers to rent a vehicle, it is very interesting to see all the Natural Park Cabo de Gata, in spare time and for that they need a car, as there is no public bus service within the park for more www.degata.com/ park information.

It is recommended to use sunscreen and sunglasses year round.

This is the best option for riders that want to discover the surroundings of the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata- Nijar: the virgin beaches, valleys, little fisher villages... All of these things without moving your accommodation.

PROGRAMbo2

DAY 1

Customers pick up at the airport, bus station or train from Almería, transfer equestrian center and meeting to describe the route.

Accommodation in Rodalquilar

DAY 2 TORRE DE LOS LOBOS - EL PLAYAZO In this part of the route, we head Rodalquilar Valley, famous since the Roman presence, for its gold mines, for which reason this beaches were visited by pirates, as well as landscape will visit some of the most interesting story in this area,along a narrow path that runs along the coast; these roads served a day for coastal surveillance, with the arrival of Pirates. Will ride by the famous beach “el playazo” Beach. Golden, crystalline and in a white- rugged setting, it is crowned by the castle of San Ramon. 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

Half day route.

DAY 3 LAS MINAS DE ORO “GOLD MINES”

We will cross the interior of the old mines, and climb through the ravines that served only connection between the farms of the interior of the mountains, we are going to ride through the crater forming the Rodalquilar Valley, discover mineral walls still remains hidden gold and visit the old facilities of the mine was in operation from 1933 and finally closed 1986

Half day route

DAY 4 THE WESTERN LANDSCAPES,

In this Landscapes, we are going to visit the scenery's of western movies that were filmed in the seventies in their streets (the good, the bad and the ugly; a fistful of dollars...). Everybody knows them as “spagetti western”. We also passed through a historical place in the Natural Park, “the friar’s farmhouse”, where the real events took place, that Federico Garcia Lorca inspired his novel Bodas de Sangre.

Half day route.images-5

DAY 5 THE VOLCANO

We can not know the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata, without visiting those responsible for its creation, Volcanoes will cross the crater of a volcano and we can see how despite millions of years have passed, the traces of these eruptions remain.

Half day route.

DAY 6 LAS NEGRAS

On the way to “las Negras” we find vegetable gardens irrigated by the water coming from small flows in the Rambla de Las Agüillas and collected in a species of pools near the sea. The village of Las Negras is formed by a group of simple houses, white, and by the sea, From the Negras we take the path that leads to San Pedro Cala, impressive ecological value.

Half day route.

DAY 7 TRANSFER 

End of program.

LAS PLAYAS VIRGENES DE ANDALUCIA        

Price 1500 euro  

Dates 2019

19 - 26/02, 05 - 12/3, 19 - 26/3, 02 - 09/04, 16 - 23/04, 30 /4 - 07/5, 14 - 21/5, 01 - 08/10, 22 - 29/10, 19 - 26/11, 27/12 - 03/1/2020 *Special new years* (1680 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

Collection of clients at the airport, bus station or train of Almería transfer to the equestrian center where the horses awaits us, meeting to explain the route, dinner and accommodation hotel gold and light in Rodalquilar or similar. www.oroyluz.com,

Day 2 RODALQUILAR - THE TOWER OF LOS LOBOS - EL PLAYAZO-CALA DEL CUERVO - RODALQUILAR
In the morning after breakfast, meeting the horses, and track adaptation we start the route: In this part of the route, we will go to "the tower of the wolves" from where we will see practically all the Natural Park and if the day is very clear the snowy peaks of Sierra Nevada, We will ride through the famous beach of "el playazo", famous since the Roman presence, reason for which its beaches were
visited by the pirates, we will cross oasis of Palmeras that They have created together with small springs of water.

Picnic by the sea in the crow's creek.

Approximately 5 hours on horseback.

Dinner and accommodation in hotel gold and light www.oroyluz.com

Day 3 RODALQUILAR - LA ISLETA DEL MORO - ESCULLOS - SAINT JOSEPH
We leave Rodalquilar, by a narrow path that borders all the coast, these roads served one day for the surveillance of the coasts, before the arrival of Pirates, which demonstrates the presence of small castles and watchtowers, with their small oasis of palm trees.imgres

Picnic lunch by the sea on the beach of the sculptures.

Approximate duration 5-5, 30 hours on horseback.
Dinner and accommodation in San José Hotel el Sotillo **** or similar www.cortijoelsotillo.es

Day 4 SAN JOSE - PLAYA DE GENOVESES -PLAYA DE MONSUL - SAN JOSE
We start the route living up to its name, first we will visit the western part of the Natural Park: Genoveses, monsúl, half moon, the reef of the mermaids are undoubtedly the Last virgin beaches of the Mediterranean, with sand dunes
white where movies have been shot that we will remember: Indiana Jones, Lawrence of Arabia. At noon we will take our picnic next to the cortijo "el romeral"
one of the typical constructions that still serve today housing for farmers in the area, in the afternoon we will ascend through the valle del Tesorillo, towards San José.
Approximately 5-5 hours on horseback.

Dinner and accommodation in San José Hotel el Sotillo ****
or similar www.cortijoelsotillo.es

Day 5 SAN JOSE - MAJADA ROUND VOLCANO - CORTIJO DEL FRAILE - FERNAN PEREZ
On this day we will discover the fascinating of Transit with the horse on trails that are surrounded by ancient volcanoes that will lead us to the north of the park are
find the mountains of the Sierra de Gata that preserve the boilers of ancient volcanoes, surrounded by a lunar landscape and villages originals like apricots where with a tour of its streets we will discover the scenarios where many spaghetti
western were shot, (for a handful of dollars, the good the ugly and the bad, etc.), with names on its streets like: Clint Eastwood, Sergio Leone ... Picnic lunch in one of the most special places of the park "el cortijo del Fraile" this was the place where the events that inspired Federico García Lorca in his work "Blood Wedding".
In the afternoon in the afternoon we will arrive at the small village of Fernán Pérez,
where "Maise" will receive us in his old flour mill rehabilitated and converted into a cozy family accommodation.
Approximately 5-5 on horseback.

To end the day during dinner, Maise will offer us a Moroccan dinner : cous cous, vegetables from local gardens, honey sweets

Dinner and accommodation in Molino de Maise

Day 6 FERNAN PEREZ - GOLDEN MINES - LAS NEGRAS
We will take the old path of the gold mines, we will use the ravines that served as the only connection between the farmhouses of interior of the sierra with the sea, crossing the crater of the volcano that forms the valley of Rodalquilar, we will discover the walls of minerals that still hide gold and we will visit the
old facilities of the mine that was in operation since 1933 and finally closed 1986.
fork Picnic lunch: in the gold mine. In the afternoon we will arrive at the magnificent hotel cala grande ****
www.calagrande.es
We can have a whim in the spectacular Spa, where awaits us: the sauna, the hammam, the jacuzzi  * the Spa circuit is included in the program
Special dinner "fish" in local restaurant in town.
Approximate duration 5-5, 30 hours on horseback.

Day 7 LAS NEGRAS - VALLE DE LAS HORTICHUELAS - RODALQUILAR
This last day we will ride on horseback only half a day, and be able to use the afternoon to rest prepare the luggage or make the Last minute purchases.
We will find irrigated gardens for the water that comes from small flows in the Rambla de Las Agüillas and collected in some species of rafts near the sea.
The urban core of the loops is formed by a group of simple, white houses.
Lunch in Gold and light restaurant.
Approximate 3, 30 hours on horseback.

Accommodation and dinner at hotel oro y luz www.oroyluz.com

End of the program.

Day 8 TRANSFER OF CLIENTS TO THE AIRPORT AFTER BREAKFAST

DURATION OF TRANSFERS
• San Jose - Almeria airport 45 minutes
• San José - Bus station - train from Almería 1h15mn.
• San José - Granada Airport 2h 30 min.
• San Jose-Malaga Airport 3 hours
• Sierra Nevada (La Calahorra) -Airport of Granada 2h.30 min
• Sierra Nevada (La Calahorra) - Malaga Airport 3 hours
• Sierra Nevada (La Calahorra) - Almeria airport 2 hours

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 € 180.

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 transfer from the airports or bus or train station of Almería.
  • For transfer from:
  • - Malaga airport price for each transfer € 90 (180 i / v).
  • - Granada airport price for each transfer € 50 (100 i / v).
  • 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.
  • Free transfers included in the program price will be made no more. After 6 pm the day of arrival and not before 7 p.m. the day of departure in a single transfer for the whole group.
  • 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).

LUXURY TASTING OF THE VIRGIN BEACHES OF ANDALUSIA

Price 2010 € 795  in double room all inclusive.For a single room supplement € 120 to be paid directly on arrival

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. 
  • Airport, bus and train transfers Almería.

TRANSFERS 

Free transfers include in the price of program will be carried out at 19:00. the day arrival and minimum at 8 o’clock in the morning. The day of departure, a single transfer for all customers. Take account his schedules for booking your airline tickets. 

For transfers from Malaga airport, the price is 90 € per person for each transfer (Minimum 2 people) 

We can organize for you a transfer special outside his hours, consult the prices. 

There is a bus company www.alsa.es, which makes transfers between Malaga airport and Almeria.

The minimum group for these routes is 4 persons, up to 3 people can confirm exit. With small group supplement of 260 € / person. If you want a route exclusively consult prices according to season. Prices for a double room, single room supplement 180 euro.

THESE PRICES INCLUDE

  • Every day full board with water and a drink (wine or beer) per person, drinks other paid
  • Customers directly
  • The transfer from the airport or bus or train station of Granada and Almería
  • To transfer from Malaga airport fee per transfer € 250 (4)

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

Price 2020  € 850      in double room all-in.

For a single room surcharge € 120 payable directly on arrival

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

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.
  • Airport transfers, bus and train connections Almeria TRANSFERS
  • Free transfers included in the price of the program are carried out at 7 pm the day of arrival and at least at 8 a.m. in the morning. The day of departure, a single transfer for all customers. Take into account hiss schedules for booking your airline tickets.
  • For transfers from Malaga airport the price is 90 € per person for each transfer (Minimum 2 people)
  • We can organize a transfer special for you outside of his hours, consult the prices
  • There is a bus company www.alsa.es, which carries out transfers between Malaga airport and Almería.

The hidden side of the Sierra Nevada

Price 1350 euro

Data 2019: 02/06 - 09/06, 23-30 / 06, 16-23 / 09, 15-22 / 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:
Transfer Granada-La Calahorra or Almería - San José.
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.

Natural horse training  “Parelli” in Andalucía by Nadia Soleymanjo   

Price 1350  euro

Price per person in double occupancy Single supplement € 180 to be paid on arrival.

Data 2019: 17 /02 - 03/02, 14-20/04, 09-15 /06, 13-19 /10 

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.

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