Pura Andalucia

Pure Andalusia- Horse riding, beach, white villages, majestic horses and flamenco –
the “best of” in one week!
On extended rides through the mountains of Mijas, 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
Alhaurin, 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

Saturday: Arrival and dinner with a presentation of the program.
Sunday: In the morning and afternoon, you will explore the surrounding of the Rancho 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 Rancho and in summer time there’ll be a long siesta break at the pool.
Monday: One ride in the morning. After lunch you’ll drive to the white village Mijas, 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 Rancho.
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 La Paz.

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 typical disciplines. 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 Rancho.
Thursday: After breakfast, you’ll start the second 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 in
Alhaurin el Grande and you’ll drive back to the Rancho 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 La Paz, you’ll have another picnic. The dinner will take place at the Rancho.
Saturday: Departure.
(Subject to modifications)


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 La Paz.

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 should have good riding experience in country rides and be able to have a horse under control in all gates ( canters standing in the saddle) and be able to get on and off the horse without help.

Weight limit 95kg
About 4 to 5 hours riding every day.( on the twos days trail up to 7 hours)
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.


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)