Along the trail you will be riding from village to village, spending the nights in selected hotels. The accommodation is of 3 or 4**** and most of the hotels have a pool or offer spa amenities.
Riders stay in double or twin rooms (or single room for solo riders, with a supplement), which are comfortable and have a private bathroom.
The Spanish cuisines are varied and will give you a taste of the Mediterranean flavours.
Lunch will be mostly picnics of local, home-made food (no sandwiches).
Typical Spanish dishes will be served for dinner every night at the chosen hotels. Special diets can be accommodated with advance notice.
During springtime temperatures generally reach 15-20°C, where as in summer the temperature rises at around 25°C (June) and can even reach 35°C
In Autumn temperatures are approx. 20 – 25°C. December temperatures can get to 15°C with cool evenings.
This ride does not run during summer due to high temperatures and busy beaches.
Guide and local team
Manolo has been a professional guide for almost 25 years. He is the vice president of the equestrian tourism association in Andalusia, and he trains his horses himself to ensure complete professionalism for his clients. He knows the region extremely well, and strives to change his routes and trails every 3 to 4 years in order to offer you new paths to discover. He is extremely professional and very good at what he does, meaning you will be in safe hands throughout your week ride.
Tips are welcome but not expected. You should tip what you feel is appropriate and you are comfortable with.
- Riding helmets are mandatory and we recommend that you take your own to ensure a correct fit.
- Sunhat for when not riding
- Sunglasses - with a cord attached so they don't fly off when riding
- Buff or bandana for protecting your neck and face from the sun and dust
- Thermal long-sleeved tops are a lightweight way of providing extra warmth if you need it
- Long sleeved shirts to provide protection from the sun
- Lightweight fleece or jumper
- Warm polar fleece or equivalent
- Waterproof jacket - rain can be difficult to predict and it's better to be prepared.
- Lightweight, comfortable riding trousers or jodhpurs - we recommend riding in them at home before taking them on holiday to ensure they don't rub
- Waterproof over trousers
- Casual clothes for the evenings (jeans or walking trousers)
Hands and Feet
- Comfortable riding boots. We recommend short boots with half chaps.
- Lightweight shoes for the evenings
- Several pairs of socks
- Gloves - your hands are particularly exposed to the sun, wind or rain whilst riding
- Pyjamas etc
Other useful items
- Swimsuit - there are pools on some nights
- Small backpack for accessing items required during the day.
- Camera and high capacity memory card. Spare battery
- Bumbag for carrying your camera and small items whilst riding
- Water bottle (2 litres or 2 x 1 litre)
- Ear plugs (for light sleepers)
In your luggage
- Any liquids, such as shampoo, moisturiser, deodorant unless they are less than 100ml and all bottles can fit in a small, clear, plastic ziplock bag.
- Swiss army knife or equivalent
In your hand luggage
- Any valuables, such as your camera, ipod, ipad etc.
- Your riding hat
- Sunscreen and lip balm - should be high factor
- Insect repellent
- Any medication you regularly take
- Blister plasters in case of any rubs
- Antiseptic cream, plasters, aspirin, anti-histamine, insect-bite salve etc...
- Spare prescription glasses/contact lenses
- Eye drops
- Imodium or similar anti-diarrhoea medication
- Re-hydration sachets
- Antiseptic wipes
- Handwash gel
- We recommend taking any valuables, such as your camera, iPod, iPad, medicines and glasses etc. in your hand luggage. Travelling in your riding boots and carrying your hat and some riding clothes is highly recommended - then if your luggage goes astray you are still able to ride!
- We recommend taking a copy of your passport and insurance documents with you in case you lose your originals.