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Nicole / Malaga


In the south of Andalusia, between Malaga and Marbella, in the mountains with views over Fuengirola and the Costa del Sol you find her ranch its the home of unnamedabout 200 Andalusian horses. 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.

Programs 2019 / 2020

Beginners program (1 or 2 trips per day)          from 82 euros per day
Advanced program (1 or 2 trips per day)          from 92 euros per day
The light riding program                                      82 euros per day

Star routes

  • Novice tour                                                             910 euros
  • Andalucia Pure                                                       910 euros
  • Tapas tour                                                               910 euros

Trails

  • Zahara trek                                                          1250 euros
  • Andalusia Pure                                                      910 euros
  • Feria de Caballos Jerez                                       1350 euros

For dates look on the page Trails.

Prices and descriptions of trails and programs are on this page.

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).
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.

If you stay  for longer and want to visit a few things we always recommend to rent a car – they are really cheap at the airport and you are flexible.

You can walk up to Mijas from the ranch ( 30 – 40 minutes)

We also can organize transfers – beach Euro 7,- / car one way.

Fuengirola town Euro 10,- / car one way

Mijas Euro 10,- /  car one way

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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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Beginners program 2020

Discover the world of horses - on relaxed outside rides with our very experienced trail horses or in intensive lessons

Prices 2020

Big riding package with 10 outside rides of about 2 hours each
Euro 300,-
Small riding package with 5 outside rides of about 2 hours each
Euro 175,-

Outside ride of about 2 hours Euro 40,-

Riding lesson after agreement 1 hour Euro 35,-

The booked riding package is part of the booking and is not transmissible to other clients

You can arrange you holiday completely individual

We offer double rooms and single rooms (single rooms with supplement) and also a few rooms with three beds. If you travel alone and do not want to book the single room with supplement we offer half double rooms which you share with another client.

You can book your stay just with breakfast if you want to discover the surrounds and Spanish kitchen. Or you book your stay with full board.

Prices of rooms 2020

Prices per person and night in double room
Single room supplement Euro 15,00 / night

High season 08.03.20 – 25.10.20

Euro 63,00 Overnight with breakfast
Euro 70,00 Overnight with full board

Low season 01.01.20 – 08.03.20 and 25.10.20 – 31.12.20
Euro 40,00 Overnight with breakfast
Euro 47,00 Overnight with full board

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 the Ranch 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.
The good news: You only ride at walk or canter. Our way of riding, the Doma Vaquera is the similar style of the western riding - very comfortable for horse and rider while hacking out. The very comfortable Spanish saddle give you a firm seat. Maybe you cannot impress an experienced rider after this one week, but you have had a lot of fun and what is most important, you will have gained faith and confidence on horseback!
Before you mount your horse on the first day the basics are covered. You get an introduction about the general handling of horses. How you approach a horse to gain its trust; how it reacts. The saddles are shown and explained to you. Then you're ready to mount your horse for the first time and you will be surprised that it does not take so much to communicate with horses. After a few time you get a feeling for the basic aids. How and why a horse turns in different directions... Now you are ready to discover the surroundings of the ranch on easy trails. Out in the countryside you are suddenly a lot more relaxed. You enjoy the beautiful scenery and learn very easily how to go with the movements of your horse. The trails are chosen according to your skills and confidence. But there is no need to worry - your horse also looks after you, forgiving small mistakes.
Surely after a few rides you feel firm enough to try a first canter on easy way – the reins in one hand you have the other free to hold the mane…
Also for all riders who are a bit afraid or insecure or those with some bad experience in the past this program is ideal to get some confidence in a small group with experienced horses.
If you already have some experience riding in the country but like to start it slowly you can change in another riding group when you fell save for it
(Subject to modifications)

Other activities

So you can combine your riding program completely on your own wishes. But also for all those who just want to ride now and then the location of the ranch offers all kind of activities: you are just about 10 minutes away from the animated Costa del Sol with sandy beaches, bars and restaurants. The small white villages with their handmade gifts and narrow alleys are accessible in about 30 minutes. But even the cultural sites as Ronda, Cordoba, Granada or Sevilla can be visited in about 2 hours driving on good streets. Torremolinos and Marbella invite with night live. Tarifa is a surfer paradise where they offer boat trips to dolphins and whale watching. From here you also can pass over to Tanger to visit Morocco. Jerez is famous for the sherry but also for the Royal Riding School which you can visit even in the show or in the morning training.
Any kind of sport activities are offered at the coast and the surround of the ranch invites to long walks or mountain biking (rent a bike in Fuengirola)

Information
This program is for everybody who is interested in exploring a bit the world of horses and those who want to get ( back) some confidence.
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.

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.
For all who want to explore a bit and have some sightseeing we recommend a rent a car for more flexibility – you often get very good offers with your flight booking or at Malaga airport.

Included
Overnight in double room ( single room with supplement), breakfast or full board depending on booking, German and English speaking guide, horse with equipment, transfers from and to Malaga airport at given times and during the program

Riding experience
You do not need any experience with horses but you should be in physical condition to make this sport. Even those who had a long riding break or any bad experience in the past are welcome in this program to get confidence around and on the horses.
The maximum weight of the rider is 95 kilos with complete riding clothes

Prices 2019

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.

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 90 kg.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.

The Riding Light program 2019

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.

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.

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.

Maximum weight of the rider 90 kg.

All tours (including the beach tour) can be participated from the age of 16. You must be able to get on and off your horse independently.

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 2019

Prices
Low season: 01.01.2019 - 09.03.2019 and 26.10.2019 - 31.12.2019

€ 644 per week. (92 euros p.d.)

Supplement single room: € 105, - week.

High season: .09.03.2019 - 26.10.2019

€ 700 per week.

single room supplement: € 105, -.

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.

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 Atlantic (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 90 kg. 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.

Maximum weight of the rider 90 kg.

All tours (including the beach tour) can be participated from the age of 16. You must be able to get on and off your horse independently.

Children special 2019

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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 2019

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.

ANDALUSA INDIVIDUAL

And I build my world as I prefer.......

The perfect combination program for the whole family!
Riding, relaxing, pool, beach, shopping and sightseeing – however you want!

You can arrange you holiday completely individual.
We offer double rooms and single rooms (single rooms with supplement) and also a few rooms with three beds. If you travel alone and do not want to book the single room with supplement we offer half double rooms which you share with another client.
You can book your stay just with breakfast if you want to discover the surrounds and Spanish kitchen (of cause you also can book the meals here on side). Or you book your stay with full board.

Prices Riding Programs 2020
The riding program can be chosen between the big riding package with 10 outside rides Euro 300,-. or the small riding package with 5 rides Euro 175,-.
On side you can book individual outside rides, riding lessons and with the necessary riding experience even beach ride or one – two – three day rides.

Outside ride of about 2 hours Euro 40,-
Riding lesson after agreement 1 hour Euro 35,-
Beach ride at the Atlantic Euro 90,- (mind. 6 riders)
One day ride with saddle bag picnic Euro 85,- (mind. 4 riders)
2 days ride with saddle bag picnic Euro 170,- (mind. 4 riders)
3 days ride with saddle bag picnic Euro 260,- (mind. 4 riders)

The booked riding package is part of the booking and is not transmissible to other clients

Prices of rooms 2020

High season 08.03.20 – 25.10.20

Euro 63,00 Overnight with breakfast
Euro 70,00 Overnight with full board

Low season 01.01.20 – 08.03.20 and 25.10.20 – 31.12.20
Euro 40,00 Overnight with breakfast
Euro 47,00 Overnight with full board

You can choose a complete package with full board and the big riding package or individual just with breakfast, the small riding package or completely personal combined.
The location of the ranch invites even the insatiable riders as all the ones who like to combine the riding with some sightseeing, beach or shopping.
The ranch is located in the mountains  with views on the mediterranean sea – on rides in the mornings and in the afternoons through the mountains, in the shadow of eucalyptus and pine trees, along flourished oleander, through vales and rivers you discover the safety of the Spanish horses.
You can choice between a big riding packages of 10 outside rides of about 2 hours each or the small package with 5 rides.
On side we offer experienced outside riders one – two or three day rides (min 4 clients).
Here you cross the Sierra de Mijas with overviews over the Costa del Sol and often views to the coasts of Africa, you ride in the shadow of the pine trees, come to the small white towns in land, cross rivers and valleys. For lunch you take a saddle bag picnic.
With the necessary riding experience you even can book a beach ride at the Costa de la Luz. Because it’s not allowed to ride on the beach at the Costa del Sol, we will drive to the Atlantic Coast. Your horses will be loaded on a horse trailer and you will ride with a bus along the Costa del Sol. Passing Marbella and Estepona, the famous cliffs of Gibraltar and the strait, which allows unique views to the coast of Africa, if the weather conditions are
good. You will pass Tarifa and ride along the Atlantic Coast to Barbate. The wide, sandy beach will wait for you and, except in summer, you will only have to share it with some cows and occasionally fishermen. With a view over the coast of Africa, you’ll reach Zahara de los Atunes, a former little fishing village, which still cultivates the tradition of fishing tuna. Here you will strengthen yourself thanks to a little rest, before you get the chance to
enjoy the beach again and now and then you’ll use the Vereas, the cattle drive paths of the red cows on your way back to Barbate. In a small Venta, you will have the chance to enjoy local delicacies (lunch is not inclusive), before you are heading home to the Ranch. (min 6 clients).

Beside the arrangement we also offer riding lessons in different levels.
So you can combine your riding program completely on your own wishes.

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But also for all those who just want to ride now and then the location of the ranch offers all kind of activities: you are just about 10 minutes away from the animated Costa del Sol with sandy beaches, bars and restaurants. The small white villages with their handmade gifts and narrow alleys are accessible in about 30 minutes. But even the cultural sites as Ronda, Cordoba, Granada or Sevilla can be visited in about 2 hours driving on good
streets. Torremolinos and Marbella invite with night live. Tarifa is a surfer paradise where they offer boat trips to dolphins and whale watching. From here you also can pass over to Tanger to visit Morocco. Jerez is famous for the sherry but also for the Royal Riding School which you can visit even in the show or in the morning training. Any kind of sport activities are offered at the coast and the surround of the ranch invites to long walks or mountain biking (rent a bike in Fuengirola)

General
This program is for outside riders who want to combine riding with other activities, perfect for families or groups with different riding experience and who want to ride more or less.
This program can be combined with any program of the Ranch.
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.

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.
For all who want to explore a bit and have some sightseeing we recommend a rent a car for more flexibility – you often get very good offers with your flight booking or at Malaga airport.

Services
Overnight in double room ( single room with supplement), breakfast or full board depending on booking, German and English speaking guide, horse with equipment, transfers from and to Malaga airport at given times and during the program

Riding experience
You are safe in the handling of a horse and have the necessary riding experience in outside rides to have your horse in all gates in a group safe under control, you can mount and dismount without help and you are able to stand up in the stirrups during the canters and longer climbing parts in the mountains to help your horse. Some parts you have to walk (comfortable shoes)
The maximum weight of the rider is 95 kilos with complete riding clothes

Starters trail 

Price:  € 910,- 

Data 2020 2/2/2020, 2/9/2020, 3/29/2020, 4/5/2020, 9/13/2020 9/20/2020, 10/11/2020 10/18/2020

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 the Ranch.

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.

Maximum weight of the rider 90 kg.Finca Touren - Trails - Rutas

All tours (including the beach tour) can be participated from the age of 16. You must be able to get on and off your horse independently.

On arrival and departure is no riding program.

You ride with Andalusia mares and geldings in Spanish saddles with long stirrups and hackemore 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.  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

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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.

Pure Andalusia

Price
Rider: 910,- euro
single room: 105,- euro

Dates 2/15 -  2/22, 3/14 - 3/21,4/11 - 4/18, 5/23 - 5/30, 7/4 - 7/11,7/25 -  8/1, 9/19 - 9/26, 10/24 - 10/31.

Horse riding, beach, white villages, majestic horses and flamenco – the “best of” in one week!

On extended rides through the mountains, little paths, eucalyptus trees and valleys, in which the oleander blooms even throughout the beginning of summer. A two-day-ride over the mountains to a beatiful white village, with a picnic you carry in the saddlebags. The highlight is the ride at the extensive beach of the Atlantic Ocean. The horse riding is complemented by strolls through the white villages, an Andalusian horse show, an evening with flamenco and a barbecue.

Program

Saturday: Arrival and dinner with a presentation of the program.
Sunday: In the morning and afternoon, you will explore the surrounding of the Ranch in a two hours ride, through stone pine forests and goat tracks to viewpoints, offering magnificent views over the Costa del Sol. Lunch will be prepared on the Ranch and in summer time there’ll be a long siesta break at the pool.
Monday: One ride in the morning. After lunch you’ll ride to a white village , famous for its donkey taxis, little shops and cafés. Through small alleys, traditionally decorated with colorful flowerpots, you’ll get to the most beautiful viewpoints, churches and other attractions. You will have dinner at the Ranch.
Tuesday: Because it’s not allowed to ride on the beach at the Costa del Sol, we will drive to the Atlantic Coast. Your horses will be loaded on a horse trailer and you will drive with a bus along the Costa del Sol. Passing Marbella and Estepona, the famous cliffs of Gibraltar and the strait, which allows unique views to the coast of Africa, if the weather conditions are good. You will pass Tarifa and drive along the Atlantic Coast to Barbate. The wide, sandy beach will wait for you and, except in summer, you will only have to share it with some cows and occasionally fishermen. With a view over the coast of Africa, you’ll reach Zahara de los Atunes, a former little fishing village, which still cultivates the tradition of fishing tuna. Here you will strengthen yourself thanks to a little rest, before you get the chance to enjoy the beach again and now and then you’ll use the Vereas, the cattle drive paths of the red cows on your way back to Barbate. In a small Venta, you will have the chance to enjoy local delicacies (lunch is not inclusive), before you are heading home to ranch.
Wednesday: You’ll have a ride in the morning and you can admire the climbing skills of the horses once more. After lunch, you’ll drive to a Spanish horse show, where you get the chance to see the majestic Spanish horses in typicaldisciplines. Apart from the haute école and the horses being worked in hand on the ground, and of course Doma Vaquera will not be missing. You’ll have dinner at the Ranch.
Thursday: After breakfast, you’ll start the first part of the two-days-ride, over the Sierra de Mijas, passing an old quarry and forest trails through stone pine trees. On the way you’ll have views over the Costa del Sol, the coast of Africa, Malaga, with it’s harbor and in the countryside over the white villages. You will enjoy a picnic in the mountains. The horses will stay overnight and you’ll drive back to the Ranch for dinner and you’ll spend the night there.
Friday: After breakfast, you’ll return to the horses and start the way through the hilly countryside back to the coast. You’ll see small farms, little paths and herds of goats until you reach a riverbed, which leads water even in summer. On your way back to the ranch, you’ll have another picnic. The dinner will take place at the Ranch.
Saturday: Departure.

Information

This program is for experienced outside riders who want to enjoy some trail riding, beach riding combined with some free time for shopping and activities – a complete program around the Andalusian riding.
This program can be combined with any program.
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.

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.

Services

8 days / 7 nights in double room, single room with supplement, full board ( table wine included), one day with two rides of 2 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 and during the program
Not included: Lunch on the beach day

Riding experience

You are safe in the handling of a horse and have the necessary riding experience in outside rides to have your horse in all gates in a group safe under control, you can mount and dismount without help and you are able to stand up in the stirrups during the canters and longer climbing parts in the mountains to help your horse. Some parts you have to walk ( comfortable shoes).
The maximum weight of the rider is 95 kilos with complete riding clothes.
About 4 - 5 hours riding per day ( on the two days trail up to 7 hours).

Tapas Trail

Prices 910 euro

white-village-trail

single room supplement 105 euro

Dates 01/03 - 08/03, 26/04 - 03/05, 21/06 - 28/06, 23/08 - 30/08, 18/10 - 25/10

Trail riding without packing bags easy coming in a new way of riding one day with the horses at the Atlantic beach enjoying beautiful landscapes every day tasting the typical Andalusian kitchen in small "ventas"  on the way. Riding along the small villages in the inland, across old trade routes, beautiful mountain trips and the typical tapas where local people go out for a meal. Our new Tapas Trail is made for all those who want to get in the trail riding enjoying changing landscapes on not too long riding days. So you have time to relax the afternoons. The first day you get used to your horse, the way of riding and the area. You will be impressed by the horses climbing in the mountains. The next day you can enjoy the sandy beaches at the Atlantic with your horse - an unique experience! And on your third riding day you start on to the Tapas Trail where we show you Andalusia far away from any tourism visiting the local tapas bars. You cross mountains with amazing views over to the costs of Africa, come through rivers in between plantations of oranges, lemons and olives, following old nearly forgotten paths from town to towns...

1. Day Arrival in Malaga and transfer to the Ranch. After dinner presentation of the tour.

2. Day After a pleasant breakfast, you will for the first time have the opportunity to get to know the horses and the way of riding. Two rides, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, of around two hours give you the opportunity to become familiar with the terrain and especially with the surefootedness of the horses and their performance in cross-country rides. Lunch and dinner will both be served at La Paz.

3. Day: Straight to the highlight of your vacation. You will enjoy your beach ride on an endless and wide sandy beach. Directly after the breakfast the horses will be loaded on the horse carrier and you will drive with a bus along the Costa del Sol. Passing Marbella and Estepona, the famous cliffs of Gibraltar and the strait, which allows unique views to the coast of Africa, if the weather conditions are good. You will pass Tarifa and drive along the Atlantic Coast to Barbate. The wide, sandy beach will wait for you and, except in summer, you will only have to share it with some cows and occasionally fishermen. With a view over the coast of Africa, you’ll reach Zahara de los Atunes, a former little fishing village, which still cultivates the tradition of fishing tuna. Here you will strengthen yourself thanks to a little rest, before you get the chance to enjoy the beach again and now and then you’ll use the vereas, the cattle drive paths of the red cows on your way back to Barbate. In a small Venta, you will have the chance to enjoy local delicacies (lunch is not inclusive), before you are heading home to the Ranch.

4. Day: Starting at the Ranch we are heading for our tapas trail in the „Sierra de Mijas“. On wide paths we are climbing slowly but steadily at a height of around 800 meters above sea level, in steep sections it is partially necessary to dismount and lead the horses. From the plateau you will have a breathtaking view. On one side you will see the Costa del Sol with its beaches and on the other side the Andalusian countryside starts, far off any tourism. The Sierra is a nature reserve not only offering stunning views but also mountain springs giving the chance for a short break to refresh the horses and ourselves. The horses will stay overnight at the bottom of the mountain in paddocks at „Pinos de Alhaurin“, whereas we take for the first time the chance to visit a „venta“, typically small and homely restaurants which had originally also tiny salesrooms offering the most urgent things of daily life. Ventas are venues for the locals, not only to eat but also to socialize. The food is traditional and local, often the „moms“ and „grandmas“ are working at the stove. Later on the dinner will be served at the Ranch where you will also stay overnight.

5. Day: Today we leave the hectic everyday life behind us and ride through
small villages and pass a lot of private and traditional fincas. Traffic jams in this area are mostly caused by sheep and goat herds, showing that the clocks are ticking still slowly here. We will cross the small „Arroyo de Pedregal“ and start the modest ascent to the „Sierra Llana“. This mountain trail is quite short and not very steep but scenically fantastic. After the descent we ride around the mountain using the old trade route „Almontaje“ until we arrive our today´s final destination. After taking care of the horses, we are heading for a very special dinner at the venta „El Tintero de Campero“. The guests are nor ordering the dishes via a menu but the food is freshly prepared and will be touted by the waiters directly at the tables. Who shouts first will be served first. You will have the chance to try out a variety of delicious dishes.

6. Day: We finally leave the mountains behind and cross the „Rio Guadalhorce“. With its length of more than 160 kilometers it is the most important river in the province of Malaga, supplying the surrounding areas with sufficient water for theagriculture and plantations, offering only few fords to cross the river. We will ride to the old village „Estación de Cártama “, in former times an important place for trading in the region of Málaga. In this area the typical fruit cultivation and vegetable growing are still characterizing the landscape. Andalusia is especially well known for tasty oranges, mandarins, lemons but also for olives, avocados and almonds. As sleeping place for the horses serves today the typical „Pena Caballista“, a small bar in the middle of the countryside, having stables attached. The locals stop here for a drink during their horse rides, have a chat, normally having their drinks still sitting on the horseback.

7. Day: On our today´s trail we will pass the „Hacienda La Esperanza“, an impressive large private finca, being dedicated for generations to the traditional breed and education of the Spanish horses Pura Raza Espanola (PRE). You have a beautiful last ride through the soft mountains, following the paths from the goats and enjoying the views over the Sierra, Malaga and the big port and the green area of the Guadalquivir. After having loaded the horses we visit our last venta Los cuatro vientos. Whenever you are looking for somebody of the area - you will find them here.

8. Day: Transfer to the airport of Málaga and departure.

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, who do not want to have too long riding days and want time to relax and enjoy local tapas.
This program can be combined with any program of the Ranch.
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 canter.
On the 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.

Services

8 days / 7 nights in double room, single room with supplement, full board ( table wine included), one day with two rides of 2 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 and during the program
Not included: Lunch on the beach day.

Riding experience

You are safe in the handling of a horse and have the necessary riding experience in outside rides to have your horse in all gates in a group safe under control, you can mount and dismount without help and you are able to stand up in the stirrups during the canters and longer climbing parts in the mountains to help your horse. Some parts you have to walk ( comfortable shoes)
The maximum weight of the rider is 95 kilos with complete riding clothes
About 4 - 5 hours riding per day

Zahara trailTour - Trail - Ruta

8 days  

Price 1350 euro

non rider 700 euro, single suplement 175 euro.

Dates 2020 18/04/20 - 25/04/20, 06/06/20 - 13/06/20, 05/09/20 - 12/09/20, 03/10/20 - 10/10/20

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.

Day 1: Arrival in Malaga and overnight at Rancho La Paz.

Day 2: After breakfast transfer to Zahara de los Atunes along the cost ( aprox. 2,5hours ). Here you'll set off on your first beach ride to Barbate. Right after leaving the town, the beach is deserted and, except during the summer months, only used by the local fishers. As this stretch of the coast is under the supervision of the military, no hotels have been built, and the firm sand gives you the opportunity to get used to your horse in walk and canter. Nearby Barbate a saddle bag picnic awaits you for lunch. After a siesta, ride through the pine forest above the steep coast of Cap Trafalgar. At this historic place with its old lighthouse you can see as far as Morocco. The horses stay in Caños de Meca, the riders drive back to the hotel at the Atlantic beach. Before or after dinner you may like to swim in the ocean or in the pool of the hotel.

Day 3: Along sandy trails you'll ride back to the beach where you will enjoy more canters. Only towards the end of this morning you'll reach the busier parts of the coast. You'll be pleased to stop at a beach-bar for refreshments. For lunch you'll turn inland to meet the support vehicle. Leaving the coastal pine forests behind, you'll cross a stretch of fertile land with sugar beet, cotton and bean fields before reaching the first meadows of Andalusia. The support vehicle awaits you with the picnic and refreshments. Ride on along Andalusia's meadows. The horses stay in the little farming village Los Naveros, the riders drive back to Zahara.

Day 4: Leaving Los Naveros, you'll ride to Paterna along old livestock trails, the "vereas", which are still running through all of Spain, and across meadows of cows and fighting bulls. Lunch stop in a "venta". There are no asphalt roads between meadows and fields, giving you the opportunity to canter again and again. Enjoy the view over the wide open landscape. Keeping a respectful distance you'll ride around herds of fighting bulls and wild cows. The horses stay in Paterna, the riders drive to Alcala de los Gazules. The central Village Square is the heart of the village life where people meet - especially late at night after dinner. Bordered by half a dozen of pubs and in safe distance from the church, every villager walks across the square at least once a day. Virtually undiscovered by tourism, Alcala is one of the few remaining typical Andalusian villages. There is even a saddler here that you might like to check out.

Day 5: Till now you had the possibility to know the Andalusian horses with their work in the countryside - today you will see them in high dressage. You drive to Jerez de la Frontera the heart of Spanish Horses with the deposit of Pure Spanish Stallions, the biggest festival with Spanish Horses ( Feria de Jerez ) and of cause the Royal Riding School where to can visit the morning training. Have a look behind the scenery how to train young horses to get show horses and young riders to get good trainers. You also can see the historical monuments with the stables. After the training you have time you visit the old part of the town or have guidance in one of the famous bodegas. Use the chance to try typical tapas in one of all this small restaurants (lunch not included).
In the afternoon you drive back to Alcala.

Day 6: From Paterna you cross the opened land coming through the big groups of "retintas" the big red Andalusia cows. In this area you find a great affection of the hunting with Galgos - Spanish hunting dogs and the horses on the fields. You have lunch near Santuario de Nuestra Señora de los Santos - a small church where the whole town of Alcala comes together for their festivals. The horses stay in Patrite and you drive back to Alcala.

Day 7: Until today you have probably been amazed by the endurance and smooth canter of your Andalusian horse. Now you can admire how surefooted they are when climbing the mountains of the National Park Alcornocales. Only by special permission are we able to enter this protected nature reserve once owned by old Andalusian nobility. These mountains are covered with cork oaks
and other deciduous trees and keep the natural waters all year round, even in the summer. Rare plants, such as orchids, grow in the shade of the trees. Although this mountain range is only 1,600 ft high, it offers spectacular views over the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic. After picnic you will get to a big reservoir where the horses and you start your way back to Rancho la Paz where you will stay the last night.

Day 8: After breakfast transfer to Malaga airport.
(Subject to modifications)

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.

Transfers

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.

This program can be combined with any program of La Paz.

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 airport at given times

Minimum of 4 clients to take place. Special dates can be asked

On arrival and departure is no riding program.

Necessary riding experience

You are safe in the handling of a horse and have the necessary riding experience in outside rides to have your horse in all gates in a group safe under control, you can mount and dismount without help and you are able to stand up in the stirrups during the canters and longer climbing parts in the mountains to help your horse. Some parts you have to walk ( comfortable shoes)

The maximum weight of the rider is 95 kilos with complete riding clothes

About 5 - 6  hours riding per day 

Special offer

As new client we offer you a gratis day before the trail to get used to riding style and horses. 

Feria trail     € 1350,-Feria de caballo en Jerez

Date 2020 5/9/2020 5/16/2020

Single person 175 euro extra. Non rider 700 euro.

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).

Maximum weight of the rider 90 kg.

All tours (including the beach tour) can be participated from the age of 16. You must be able to get on and off your horse independently.

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

dsc032851-672x372You 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.
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 90 kg.)

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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