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Horse Riding in Almeria

Horse Riding in Almeria

Horse Riding in Almeria Overview

Almeria is located in Southern Spain in the well known holiday region of Andalucia. Here you will be staying in a picturesque and traditional Spanish ranch which nestles between the Sierra de las Estancias and the Sierra de los Filabres mountain ranges. It is run by an English family whose passion is horses, here you can enjoy rest and relaxation s

Day 1

Arrive in to Almeria, Murcia or Alicante airport. If you choose not to hire a car we can arrange for you to be collected and taken to your accommodation.

Almeria is officially the sunniest resort in Spain so bring your sun glasses and sun cream! The ranch is located approximately 1 1/2 hours from Almeria airport and nestles in the mountains 600m above sea level. Upon arrival you will be shown to your private 3 bedroom apartment which is a very short drive / 15 minute walk from the stables. The apartment has a pool and fantastic views across the valley and mountains. Breakfast is provided for you in the villa. Lunch will be taken at the ranch in between rides and you will have your dinner cooked for you in the apartment of an evening.

later this afternoon you will have the opportunity to ride for the first time, beginners will be instructed in the sand paddock whilst experienced riders can venture out along the many paths and tracks that lead from the ranch. On a 3 night break you will get 3 full days of riding. If your flight arrives early and departs late you can purchase extra rides on site.

Day 2

Today, depending on your riding ability and preference, you will have a lesson and a ride out in the countryside or a day trek when you can expect to enjoy fabulous views. The hacks/treks follow a variety of different routes which include spectacular riding through virgin countryside as you cross mountain gorges that open up into vast areas of totally unspoilt countryside.

Picnics are included for longer rides or village pit stops may be included if preferred at local tapas bars where the horses wait in a shady paddock (approx 10€ extra pp).

The terrain is primarily on mountain tracks and paths, there are good oportunities for faster riding on the ramblers which is a system of dry river beds that stretch from the ranch right to the sea. There are 25 horses from ponies suitable for children to a range of horses to suit both adult novice and more experienced riders. Full board is included each day; lunch will be a light snack between rides and the evening meal will be in the house.

Day 3

This morning after breakfast, you will continue with your riding plan, beginners may have another lesson and after that a ride out or the more experienced riders can enjoy a day trek with picnic. If you prefer to just ride out that is fine too; all breaks will be tailor-made for the individual so no matter your ability level from beginners to experienced riders you can rest assured you will have a programme to suit you. Riding out will be in small groups of similar ability but of rarely more than a handful of riders.

Day 4 - 7

Full board accommodation and all riding will be offered throughout your holiday. A standard 3 night break will include 3 full days of riding. For example if you arrive in time to start riding in the afternoon of day 1 you will receive a 1/2 day ride upon arrival, a full day ride on day 2, a full day ride on day 3 and a final 1/2 day ride in the morning of day 4 before your flight home.

Also don't forget to make a visit to the local town. Typically, it is white-washed with narrow streets interspersed with small plazas, it is surrounded by olive groves and orange and lemon orchards and has a super market on a Tuesday that is well worth a visit!

Day 8

Sadly today is the last day of your holiday, you will be returned to the airport (included in the price) for your flight home.

Prices

The price for a 3 night riding break on a full board basis (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners) plus all riding is £255pp or £305pp in July & August based on 2 people travelling together.

The price for a 3 night riding break on a full board basis (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners) plus all riding is £325 or £375 in July & August based on a single traveller.

The price for a 4 night riding break on a full board basis plus all riding is £290pp or £340pp in July & August based on 2 people travelling together.

The price for a 4 night riding break on a full board basis plus all riding is £365 or £415 in July & August based on a single traveller.

5 and 6 night breaks are also available, call us for a price 01829 781123

*If you arrive early and leave late you will not get extra meals on those days as standard. If you require extra meals you can arrange and pay for these directly with the owners*

*Pool and hot tub seasonal*

SPECIAL OFFER

The price for a one week (7 night) riding break on a full board basis plus all riding is £435pp or £485pp in July & August based on 2 people travelling together.

The price for a one week (7 night) riding break on a full board basis plus all riding is £505 or £555 in July & August based on 1 person travelling.

For groups of 4 or more who wish to self-cater we have a bigger private apartment available. The cost for 1 week self-catering plus all the riding is £350pp or £420pp in July & August.

Transfers

Almeria = £15 per person each way & be paid for directly upon arrival at the ranch. The price for a single traveller is £30 each way

Murcia or Alicante = £150 per car return & be paid for directly upon arrival at the ranch

Riding

Riders can expect to do 3/4 hours daily. Rides include picnic lunch and sunset hacks with a BBQ on return at the ranch. When people want to get more involved and are assessed experienced enough you are welcome to take one of the young horses into the sand paddock to do some schooling/jumping or to join another ride out. Novice riders and usually given a 30 minute lesson followed by an hour hack out. Obviously it will be played by ear to see how you go, and how much riding you want to do and are comfortable with. Customers are encouraged to get involved in feeding, grooming etc. or you can just spend your free time relaxing by the pool.

Availability

Simply find dates and flights that suit you then prior to booking your flights please call us on 01829 781123 for availability of the holiday. A 30% deposit is required at the time of booking, final balance is due 8 weeks prior to travel.

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Reviews of this holiday

Horse Riding in Almeria by Em, 22 Aug 2017
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Hi Lindsey and the team at Equestrian Escapes. Having just returned from an unforgettable riding holiday in Almeria we ... read more

Horse Riding in Almeria by KarenB, 18 Aug 2017
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Have just got back from a week at Rancho Luz del Sol with my 13 year old daughter. We flew to Almeria airport so that ... read more

Horse Riding in Almeria by Kerry, 22 Jun 2016
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I highly recommend booking a stay at the ranch. On arrival we had a warm welcome at our villa accommodation, which was of ... read more

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Horse Riding in Almeria by Em, 22 Aug 2017
Traveller rating:

Hi Lindsey and the team at Equestrian Escapes. Having just returned from an unforgettable riding holiday in Almeria we ... read more

Horse Riding in Almeria by KarenB, 18 Aug 2017
Traveller rating:

Have just got back from a week at Rancho Luz del Sol with my 13 year old daughter. We flew to Almeria airport so that ... read more