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Ramón and Anne / Almería

Ramon and his partner Anne own a farm in Catalonia and Cabbaci in Almería. Ramon was a teacher at the University of Barcelona, ​​​​and then went on to work professionally as a developer/builder. He has been involved in the horse world since 1986. He was a board member of the Catalan Equestrian Federation and numerous equestrian tourism initiatives. A few years ago he started collaborating with Manolo van Cabacci in Almeria.Anne is a certified architect and has a passion for nature and botany. Her enthusiasm for the horse world and horse riding since childhood form the basis for her involvement.She speaks Catalan, Spanish, French and English, allowing her to effectively manage reservations and customer service. She is also responsible for the organization and logistics of accommodation and meals and picnics for the trips.

Programs

Dayroutes

Beginnersweek                     v.a. 795  euro

Radial Routes at the Sea      v.a. 895 euro

Treks

Las Playas Virgenes de Andalucia                                    1395 euro

Tasting of the Virgin Beaches of Andalusia                      835 euro

“Tabernas” a desert of Cinema Almeria                          950 euro

The hidden face of the Sierra Nevada                              1455 euro

Dates

08/01 > 14/01,  12/02 > 18/02, 25/02 > 04/05 (795 euro), 02/07 > 08/07, 09/07 > 15/15, 16/07 > 22/07, 23/02 > 29/07, 30/07 > 05/08, 06/08 > 12/18, 13/08 > 19/08, 20/08 > 26/08, 27/08 > 02/09 (1000 euro), 15/10 > 22/10, 22/10 > 28/10 09/ 11 > 25/11 (795 euro)

Beginners week

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 3
BreakfastInformation 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

  • Group of 2 minimum
  • 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

Dates

04/01 > 08/01, 08/02 > 12/02, 15/03 > 19/03, 12/04 > 16/04, 14/ 05 > 18/05, 11/06 > 15/06, 06/09 > 10/09,  20/09 > 24/09, 15/10 > 19/10, 12/11 > 16/11,  03/12 > 07/12

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.

LAS PLAYAS VIRGENES DE ANDALUCIA  

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Price 1390 euro

Dates 22/01 > 29/01, 19/02 > 26/02, 26/03 > 02/04, 23/ 04 > 30/04, 28/05 > 04/06, 18/06 > 25/06, 18/10 > 25/10, 29/10 > 05/11, 26/11 > 03/12 

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".

SHORT TRIP TASTING OF THE VIRGIN BEACHES OF ANDALUSIA

Price € 835,-

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.  

DESERT OF “TABERNAS” ALMERIA

Price  € 950

Dates 01/02 > 05/02, 05/03 >09/03, 05 > 14/05, 10/09 > 14/09, 08/11 > 12/11

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

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.

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 hidden side of the Sierra Nevada

7 nights and 6 days of riding

Price 1450 euro

Dates 30/04 > 07/05, 24/ 09 > 01/10, 01/10 > 08/10

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.

For bookings please sent an email to horsebackridinginspain@gmail.com

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Telephone: 0031612044440