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Nicole / Malaga


The ranch contains a little white town in the mountains of Mijas and the home of unnamedabout 200 Andalusian horses. In the south of Andalusia, between Malaga and Marbella, in the mountains of Mijas with views over Fuengirola and the Costa del Sol you find her equestrian centre. An independent little white town has grown up here during the years: 27 rustic typical Andalusian apartments are distributed all over the ranch, a swimming pool invites to refresh in summer, an Andalusian patio surrounded with boganvillas invites to common meals and a chimney salon to canny evenings in winter – all framed with the spacious corals.

Where is it

The ranch is a bit outside situated, away from the trouble of the Costa del Sol. You can walk up (about 40 minutes) to the town of Mijas, famous because the donkey taxi and with lots of small alleyways with typical handwork shops and bars with snacks and drinks.
To the beach of Fuengirola we offer transfers (with a small fee).
For sight seeing trips (see “Andalusia”) you can rent a car half- or one day directly on the ranch (bring your driving license). 
If you do not want to drive yourself there is a bus and train station in Torreblanca / Fuengirola.

Transfer

With your booking you have transfers at given times from and to Malaga airport included. Special transfers (Euro 30,-) can be booked extra and give you more flexibility with your flight booking.

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The horses

But at Nicoles everything moves around the horses as about 200 of them in all ages mention it their home. Most of them are born here and grown up in the spacious corals in herds, waiting to show you their homeland and typical marks – nobles, hardness and safety.
The tract with the boxes for the youngsters, which are in training, surrounds the patio where the trail horses get prepared for the rides. Here you get to know “your” horse, clean it before riding and shower it after. The guides always saddle the horses. 
At her ranch you live in between the horses – you wake up with a snicker and fall asleep with a snuffle from the corals. In a relaxed moment you can observe the young foals with their mums, the youngsters playing and the riding horses spooning with the others. Surely you fall in love with the youngsters that are on the first training.

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Programs and prices

Beginners programFinca Touren - Trails - Rutas

Discover your passion for horseback riding in a relaxed atmosphere amidst beautiful scenery on our amazing Andalusian horses. Did hours and hours at the lunge with commands nobody understands and a formal atmosphere get you off the riding? At Nicoles you life directly in the world of horses. Instruction in safe ground handling and riding is taught in small group settings. Our horses are reliable and experienced trail horses and you’ll build faith in them immediately.

These programs are not just for complete beginners but also for riders who do not be very safe in handling a horse on canters outside, with long riding break, riders that are a bit afraid of new riding styles and everybody who just wants to start it relaxed.

You have the possibility to change in another group ( Full Riding/Riding Light) when you feel safe in any situation.

We try to separate the groups a bit on riding experience so everybody can feel safe and have some fun.

General

The beginner programs can be booked for days or weeks.
To start in a closed group the arrival day is always Sunday (first ride on Monday morning).
On arrival and departure is no riding program

You ride with Andalusia mares and geldings in Spanish saddles with long stirrups and hackamore on one hand; a very easy and comfortable way of riding for riders and horses. You ride in walk or canter.
You do not need any experience even around as on the horse but should be in physical conditions to make this activity.
Weight limit 95kg trarterstrail


Beginner 1:  about 1 to 2 hours riding every day.

Beginner 2:  about 2 to 4 hours riding every day.

Included services

8 days / 7 nights in double room, single room with supplement, full board ( table wine included), rides of 1 – 2 hours in the mornings and/or afternoons, German and English speaking guide, horse with equipment, transfers from and to
Malaga airport at given times.

Prices

Low season: 01.01.2019 - 09.03.2019 and 26.10.2019 - 31.12.2019.
Beginners 1: € 574, - p.w.
Beginners 2: € 644, - p.w.
non riders 67 euros per night

Peak season

09.03.2019 - 26.10.2019
Beginners 1: € 630, -  p.w.
Beginners 2: € 700, -  p.w.
Not riders 67 euros per night.

Single supplement 15 euros per night.

The Riding Light program 

To combine the riding with sight seeing

Have a ride with an Andalusia horse through the mountains of Mijas in the morning and use the afternoon for sight seeing in Ronda or to relax on the sandy beach. We have the perfect program to combine the riding with culture, sight seeing or relaxing. And you can combine it on your individual conveniences: or one daily ride (in the morning or in the afternoon) or on one day two rides to use the next day for a longer trip.

Daily arrival possible.

By a booking of one week (7 nights) you have 6 rides of 2 – 2,5 hours in the surrounds of the ranch included which you can schedule on your own wishes. The position of the ranch invites to a lot of sight seeing – the cultural interesting towns of Seville, Cordoba, Granada, Ronda ( about 2 hours driving), the busy Costa del Sol and Malaga (about 40 minutes driving) the famous Marbella (about 30 minutes driving) or the sandy beach of Fuengirola ( about 10 minutes driving).

Also trips to the inland of Andalusia to know the typical life in towns, the handworks and all kind of “tapas” attract. In Jerez de la Frontera you can visit the Royal Spanish Riding School with their famous show “Asi bailan los caballos andaluces” and the big sherry factories.

Directly on the Ranch you can rent a car for days or half days. But often you get really good offers by your flight booking for rent a cars if you like to have it the whole week. Do not forget your driving license.

Price

Low season: 01.01.2019 - 09.03.2019 and 26.10.2019 - 31.12.2019

Price € 574, - per week

Supplement single room 15 euros per night.

Non-riders 60 euros per night.

Peak season: 09.03.2019 - 26.10.2019

€ 630,-  per week

Non-riders is € 67,-  per night.

Supplement single room 15 euros per night.

General information

The Riding Light program can be booked for days or weeks. This program can be combined with any program of the ranch. The arrival can be any day of the week. On arrival and departure is no riding program.

You ride with Andalusia mares and geldings in Spanish saddles with long stirrups and hackamore on one hand; a very easy and comfortable way of riding for riders and horses. You ride in walk or gallop. You should have good riding experience in the open country and be able to have a horse under control in the gallops.

Weight limit 95 kg

2 – 2,5 hours riding every day.

Arrival and departure

With your booking you have transfers at given times from and to Malaga airport included. Special transfers (Euro 30,-) can be booked extra and give you more flexibility with your flight booking.

Included services

8 days / 7 nights in double room, single room with supplement, full board ( table wine included), rides of 2 – 2,5 hours in the mornings and afternoons, 6 rides of 2 to 2,5 hours each in the surrounds of the, German and English speaking guide, horse with equipment, transfers from and to Malaga airport at given times

Full Riding program

On long rides in the mornings and in the afternoons through the mountains of Mijas, in the shadow of eucalyptus and pine trees, along flourished oleander, through vales and rivers, on a two-days-trail over the mountains of Mijas to Alhaurin where the horses stay overnight and the next day along the river of Fuengirola with a saddlebag picnic on the way – as coronation the day on the Atlantic beach with the horses.

Daily arrival possible Minimum 7 nights for the complete program

On the rides of 2 to 2,5 hours each in the mornings and in the afternoons you discover the area around the ranch, have fantastic views over the Costa del Sol and the coasts of Africa, you cross vales with flourished oleander and eucalyptus trees. For lunch you come back to La Paz and in summer you have the swimming pool for a refreshing “siesta”.

By bookings of one week you have a two-days-trail included. You start after breakfast with the horses to cross the mountains in the shadow of the pine trees to get to the interior. On the way you have fantastic overviews of the Costa del Sol, Sierra Nevada and all the white towns inland. The horses stay in Alhaurin for the night but you drive back for dinner and overnight at the Ranch. (riding time about 5 hours) The next day you follow pathways and small rivers back to the ranch with a saddlebag picnic on the way.(riding time about 6,5 hours).

With the necessary riding experience you have the possibility to book directly here a beach ride at the Atlanic (Euro 70,- / person). As it is not allowed to ride on the beach at the Costa del Sol we drive over to the Atlantic: In the morning we load the horses and you drive with a minibus along the Costa del Sol, cross Marbella, Estepona, the historic rock of Gibraltar and by good weather enjoy fantastic views over the costs of Africa. You cross Tarifa, the southernmost point of Europe and come to Facinas. Here you start your ride through the big farms of the famous black bull breeders Nuñez. You pass by the beautiful bulls in safe distance over “vereas”, the old cattle drive ways along sunflower and cotton fields with the typical Spanish red cows, the “retintas”, on your way to come to the fisher town Zahara de los Atunes. Here you will have your lunch in a hotel (as the name says the speciality is the fresh tuna fish).In the afternoon you get on the expanded white sandy beach. Except in summer months you just will meet some fishers here. The horses enjoy the gallops on the sandy ground as much as you will and to refresh they love to play in the waves. Near Barbarte you load the horses and drive back for dinner on the Ranch.

The Full Riding program can be booked for days or weeks. By bookings with less than 7 nights you have the rides in the mornings and afternoon in the surrounds of the ranch included, not the two-days-trail and not the beach day. The two-days-trail takes place with a minimum of 4 clients; the beach-day takes place with a minimum of 6 clients.

This program can be combined with any program. The arrival can be any day of the week. On arrival and departure is no riding program.

You ride with Andalusia mares and geldings in Spanish saddles with long stirrups and hackamore on one hand; a very easy and comfortable way of riding for riders and horses. You ride in walk or gallop. You should have good riding experience in the open country and be able to have a horse under control in the gallops. Weight limit 95kg 4 to 6,5 hours riding every day. On the two-days-trail you have to walk some parts (comfortable shoes)

Arrival and departure

With your booking you have transfers at given times from and to Malaga airport included. Special transfers (Euro 30,-) can be booked extra and give you more flexibility with your flight booking.

Included services

8 days / 7 nights in double room, single room with supplement, full board (table wine included), rides of 2 – 2,5 hours in the mornings and afternoons, two-days-trail (with min. 4 clients), beach day  with min. 6 clients), German and English speaking guide, horse with equipment, transfers from and to Malaga airport at given times

Not included: Lunch on the beach day.

Children special

Bring the new generation on the horses! Our “Special for kids”

Together with two adults we give one child till 6 years free or till 12 years with 50 % with accommodation in the same room.

Children who do not have much experience riding outside or because of their age do not have the force to control a horse themselves riding outside we recommend our BEGINNER program. Here they have two rides on very calm horses and easy ways to discover their love to the horses.
The swimming pool and our Spanish water dogs will keep them occupied the rest of the time.

Weekend special

No vacations? Bad weather? A lot of work ? Therefore we have our SPECIAL WEEKEND !!

For experienced riders we offer a short stay on La Paz:eten-300x201

Arrival on Friday, departure on Sunday

You have the transfers from and to Malaga airport at 2 times per day, 2 nights on the ranch with full board and three rides of 2 to 2,5 hours each included!!

And all this for just Euro 170,- / person in double room
or Euro 200,- / person in single room

New client & repeater special

Valid for all Andalusia Trails from the ranch .

To our new clients we offer a Gratis Day on La Paz before the trail – so you can know and try the horses and the way of riding before you start the trail.

Everybody who already made a program on the ranch gets 10% of the trail price (price of double room) for the fidelity.

Please inform on your booking.

Starters trail 

Price:  € 910,- 

Dates 2019 03/03/19 – 10/03/19, 21/04/19 – 28/04/19, 02/06/19 – 09/06/19, 16/06/19 – 23/06/19, 30/06/19 –07/07/19, 14/07/19 – 21/07/19, 04/08/19 – 11/08/19, 25/08/19 – 01/09/19, 22/09/19 – 29/09/19, 06/10/19 – 13/10/19

single room supplement: Euro 105,-

Romantic inland, small white towns,beach ride.

Weekly from Sunday to Sunday ( arrival and departure ) For groups also from Wednesday to Wednesday possible. It is a  8 days program with 4 days trail ride.

Starting with rides around the ranch through the romantic Andalusia countryside followed by a day at the Atlantic beach and a four-day tour through mountain villages from the Mediterranean Sea to the mountains. This riding holiday is designed for riders who want to experience trail riding for the first time, but also want the comfort of staying in the same location each night. Before going out on the four-day ride from town to town you will spend a day getting to know your horse and riding in the surrounding countryside. Each night, the horses are stabled at different places, while you are driven back to the Ranch.

Program

Day 1: Arrival in Malaga and transfer to the ranch

Day 2: After a good breakfast, introduction to the horses and explication of the Spanish riding style. Two rides, one in the morning and one in the afternoon will give you the chance to get used to the horses and way of riding but also to get confidence in the climbing with the horses. Lunch and dinner at the ranch.

Day 3: In the morning we load the horses and you drive with a minibus along the Costa del Sol, cross Marbella, Estepona, the historic rock of Gibraltar and by good weather enjoy fantastic views over the costs of Africa. You cross Tarifa, the southernmost point of Europe and come to Facinas. Here you start your ride through the big farms of the famous black bull breeders Nuñez. You pass by the beautiful bulls in safe distance over “vereas”, the old cattle drive ways along sunflower and cotton fields with the typical Spanish red cows, the “retintas”, on your way to come to the fisher town Zahara de los Atunes. Here you will have your lunch in a hotel (as the name says the speciality is the fresh tuna fish).In the afternoon you get on the expanded white sandy beach. Except in summer months you just will meet some fishers here. The horses

enjoy the gallops on the sandy ground as much as you will and to refresh they love to play in the waves. Near Barbarte you load the horses and drive back for dinner on the Ranch.

Day 4: Today is the first day of the four-day trail ride. After breakfast you begin your journey. Under the shadow of pine tree forests you cross the mountains of the Sierra de Mijas to Alhaurin El Grande. You have fantastic views over the busy Costa del Sol and the city of Malaga with its port, the costs of Africa and as contrast the inland with its hills and small white villages. On the way you have a picnic lunch. Later the horses stay in a coral close to Alhaurin. For dinner and overnight you drive back to the Ranch.

Day 5: Only a few miles from the touristy and fully developed coast time seems to stand still. We ride past small farms where donkeys and mules are still used as a means of transportation. Here we find endless orange and lemon plantations. In spring you can admire the magnificent almond blossoms. Lunch is in a venta, a small, typical restaurant close to the town of Coin, before you ride on towards the Rio Grande, the "big river" which runs water throughout the year. The horses stay here overnight and you return to La Paz.

Day 6: Andalusia's inland is romantic and peaceful, the exact contrast of the Coast. The Andalusia people are hospitable and everywhere we receive a warm welcome. We ride along old cattle drive trails and have a picnic on the way. In the late afternoon you reach one of the typical white mountain villages - Casarabonela - where the horses stay overnight. You are again driven back to the Ranchfor your overnight stay.

Day 7: Today the hills become mountains. Through pine forests you cross the Sierra de Alcaparan and the Sierra de las Aguas on soft, winding forest trails and enjoy great views over green valleys and endless mountains ranges with few scattered villages. At Puerto de Carmen then the horses are loaded in the trailer and all drive back to the ranch.

Day 8: Transfer to the airport in Malaga and departure. (Subject to modifications

General information

This program is for experienced riders who want to try the trail riding with the possibility to get used to horses and way of riding on two shorter rides the first day. This program can be combined with any program. The starter trail has as arrival day always the Sunday is a weekly program (Sunday to Sunday). Minimum of 4 clients to take place

On arrival and departure is no riding program.

You ride with Andalusia mares and geldings in Spanish saddles with long stirrups and hackamore on one hand; a very easy and comfortable way of riding for riders and horses. You ride in walk or gallop. You should have good riding experience in the open country and be able to have a horse under control in the gallops. Weight limit 95kg About 4 to 6,5 hours riding every day. On the four-days-trail you have to walk some parts (comfortable shoes)

Arrival and departure

With your booking you have transfers at given times from and to Malaga airport included. Special transfers (Euro 30,-) can be booked extra and give you more flexibility with your flight booking.

Included services

8 days / 7 nights in double room, single room with supplement, full board ( table wine included), one day with two rides of 2 – 2,5 hours, one beach day, 4 days of trail, German and English speaking guide, horse with equipment, transfers from and to Malaga airport at given times. 

Zahara trailTour - Trail - Ruta

8 days  

Price 1250,-

Dates 2019 02/03/19 – 09/03/19,16/03/19 - 23/03/19, 30/03/19 – 06/04/19, 20/04/19 – 27/04/19, 27/04/19 – 04/05/19 , 25/05/19 – 01/06/19, 08/06/19 – 15/06/19 , 22/06/19 – 29/06/19 , 06/07/19 – 13/07/19 , 24/08/19 – 31/08/19 , 07/09/19 – 14/09/19 , 21/09/19 – 28/09/19 , 05/10/19 – 12/10/19 , 19/10/19 – 26/10/19

Zahara - Jimena - Atlantic Coast Ride - Southern Andalusia - Visit the Royal Spanish Riding School

The triangle between Ronda, the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean offers ever changing, spectacular scenery. This is horse country! The trip starts on the beaches of the Atlantic coast where you can get used to the horses in all gaits. Turning inland, you'll ride through the coastal pine forests and across large meadows with herds of bulls and wild cattle. You will then head for the mountains and ride through the natural reserve Alcoronocales with its canyons and cork oak forests. At 3,000 ft you have a great view of the surrounding mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.

Ronda Trail  rondatrial

8 days  € 1250,-  Single room supplement: €175,-

Dates 2019 24/03/19 – 31/03/19, 14/04/19 – 21/04/19, 19/05/19 – 26/05/19, 01/09/19 – 08/09/19, 15/09/19 – 22/09/19, 13/10/19 – 20/10/19

Ronda trail – crossing the mountains of Ronda through Natural Park, lonely canyons and descents, over opened fields to the Atlantic beach

You start in the homeland of the famous bandits, cross on their ways three Natural Parks observing vultures and games. Over opened fields of sunflowers and cotton and the famous black bulls you come to the white sandy beach.
Long days with up to 9 hours in the saddle require a good condition and health to be able to enjoy this trail

White towns – three Natural Parks, mountains, fields & beach.

This trail can be combined with the Zahara trail to have a 14 days trail trough Andalusia

A beautiful new hotel for the second night – just next to Ronda – this gives you timeenough to discover this famous old town!!

White villages trail white-village-trail

8 days  € 1250,-

You can only book this trail with 6 persons or more.

White Villages – Ronda, Sierra de Grazalema, Villamartín: a breathtaking tour into the realm of the eagle.

If you thought you already know all horse riding possibility in Andalusia: we have a surprise for you! Unique mountain scenery with cliffy mountain ranges, over flown by golden eagles and lonesome valleys. On stony paths you scale the Ronda plateau, descending afterwards on the western side of the `Serrania de Ronda´ (Ronda mountain range) towards the agricultural plain between Arcos de la Frontera and Villamartín.

Riding through the natural preserve of Grazalema, known throughout the world for its 200 different bird species, you come to enjoy a panoramic view upon El Gastor reservoir.You take a swim in the crystal-clear waters the lake of Jimena has to offer us. And you get impressed by the safe Andalusian horses crossing the mountains.

General information

This trail is for experienced riders who like to cross “virgin” country sides and the White Villages of Andalusia

You ride with Andalusia mares and geldings in Spanish saddles with long stirrups and hackamore on one hand; a very easy and comfortable way of riding for riders and horses. You ride in walk or gallop.

You should have good riding experience in the open country and be able to have a horse under control in the gallops.

Weight limit 95kg

About 5 to 6 hours riding every day.

Doñana trail (El Rocio)   € 1595,-

You can only book this trail with 6 persons or more.

Doñana trail – on sandy ways under the pine forest to the world famous pilgrim town El Rocio
Every year to Pentecost more than one million of pilgrims with horses, bull carriages and jeeps from all parts of Spain make their way to the Paloma Blanca, the virgin of Rocio. She might be the richest in own land and cattle, gifts from grateful believers, protecting horses and cows.
In the southwest of Sevilla you follow the pilgrim ways to El Rocio. The environment of the National Park Doñana offers pine forests, oak trees, dunes, marshland and hunting ground. Thousands of migrant birds pass the winter months here.

General information

This program is for experienced riders who do not like the mountains and the altitude so much. Very adapted for complete groups.

You ride with Andalusia mares and geldings in Spanish saddles with long stirrups and hackamore on one hand; a very easy and comfortable way of riding for riders and horses. You ride in walk or gallop.
You should have good riding experience in the open country and be able to have a horse under control in the gallops.
Weight limit 95kg
About 5 hours riding every day

Feria trail     € 1150,-Feria de caballo en Jerez

2019 Fully booked

Jerez – well-known for horses and Sherry – is Spain’s capital for horse breeding and a “pilgrim destination” for horse-lovers from all over the world who meet here each year at the ‘Feria del Caballo’ (= horse festival). It started in the year 1284 as a livestock market and has developed into a show of the most beautiful horses in Spain. On the premises of the state-owned “stallion depot”, one show follows another; nobles and VIP’s on two and four legs parade past until early morning. The riding tour starts at the Atlantic beach in Zahara de los Atunes and passes through the typical Andalusian landscape with its meadows and olive groves surrounds you. Over Paterna, and Mojo you reach Jerez de la Frontera to participate in the Feria.

General information


This program is for experienced riders who want to enjoy the biggest horse far of Spain.
La Paz offers this trail as special trail every year. To participate at the horse fair you have to respect the official regalement.

On the trail you ride with Andalusia mares and geldings in Spanish saddles with long stirrups and hackamore on one hand; a very easy and comfortable way of riding for riders and horses. You ride in walk or gallop.
You should have good riding experience in the countryside and have your horse under control galloping and also on the festival place (the horses are used to).
Weight limit 95kg, riding time about 5-6 hours / day (one day without riding)

To participate on the feria ride you have to respect the official regalement about horses and riders. Riders have to wear the typical Spanish dressing ( Traje Corto ). We lend you the Spanish trousers and short jackets.
You have to bring or buy a white blouse, a red or colored shawl, high brown Spanish riding boots and a typical Spanish hat (sombrero). Your guides will help you to get it.
The horses have to be present on the feria with Spanish saddles, the Spanish stirrups and with the Spanish kerb (this requires a very soft hand from the rider). On the feria you will ride in walk and of cause always take care of all others. An experienced “feria” guide will be with you all the time so you can enjoy.

Arrival and departure

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You can flight to Malaga airport or to Jerez.
Arrival at Malaga till 16.00h, then transfer to Zahara de los Atunes
Departures from Malaga not before 13.00h
Arrival at Jerez during the day with transfer at 19.00h
Departure from Jerez during the day with transfer to the airport
after breakfast
All transfers have to be arranged with us before.

Included services


8 days / 7 nights in double room, single room with supplement, full board ( table wine included), lunch as picnic, 5 riding days, German and English speaking guide, horse with equipment, transfers from and to Malaga / Jerez airport at given times ( have to be arranged with us before)
Not included: Drinks and meal at the horse fair and the entrance to the horse show.
You can reserve the entrance to the horse show of the Royal Riding School by us and pay it directly to your guide.
Minimum of 4 clients to take place.
On arrival and departure is no riding program.

Have in mind our special offers for the Andalusia trails:
As new client we offer you a gratis day before the trail to get used to riding style and horses.
If you have been at any program of La Paz before you get 10% of the trail price.
Please note on the booking
This is a special trail we make every year to give you the possibility to take part of a very typical Spanish horse festival.
You will ride Spanish mares and geldings with Spanish saddles ( long stirrups) and hackamore on the trail. It is a very easy and comfortable way of riding for riders and horses. You will just walk and canter.

You should have experience in the countryside and have your horse under control galloping and also on the festival place (the horses are used to). Riding time about 5-6 hours / day ( one day without riding)
(Weight limit 95kg)

To participate on the feria ride you have to respect the official regalement about horses and riders. Riders have to wear the typical Spanish dressing ( Traje Corto ). We lend you the Spanish trousers and short jackets.
You have to bring or buy a white blouse, a red or colored shawl, high brown Spanish riding boots and a typical Spanish hat ( sombrero ). Your guides will help you to get it.
The horses have to be present on the feria with Spanish saddles, the Spanish stirrups and with the Spanish kerb ( what needs a very soft hand from the rider). On the feria you will ride in walk and of cause always take care of all others. An experienced “feria” guide will be with you all the time so you can enjoy.

 

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