Andalusian Beach Trail

5 Daysย  |ย  From ยฃ910pp

Spain ( Best airport: Almerรญa)

An exciting trail through the extraordinary natural park of Cabo de Gata. This unique ride takes you into the unspoilt landscapes of the Cabo de Gata Natural Park, with its open beaches and volcanic mountain paths. The ride will take you along the picturesque coastline, across beautiful beaches and into the fascinating inland valleys. The scenery you will encounter is unlike anything else in Andalusia. The region’s excellent climate, characterised by low rainfall and mild temperatures, allows you to enjoy this experience at any time of the year.

The Riding

Youโ€™ll be riding through the natural park of the Cabo de Gata, known for being Spain’s least developed coast and Europe’s only desert landscape with little rainfall and magnificent beaches dotted all along this trail. The pace is walk, lots of trots, and canters and gallops where the terrain allows. There are long gallops along dirt paths and deserted beaches, which alternate with stretches of volcanic trails in Cabo de Gata. This trail is suitable for intermediate and experienced riders only.

At times the pace on the beach is fast and exhilarating, but in between the faster sections the pace is walking and you can relax and enjoy your surroundings.

Level of Riding and Fitness

This trail is open to intermediate riders upwards and the riding time is around 5 to 6 hours a day, split up by a long lunch break. This trail is not suitable for beginner or novice riders and all riding guests should be confident and able to control a well schooled horse in the open at canter.ย The minimum age limit is 12, and under 16s must be accompannied by an adult. The weight limit is 90kg.

Guides and Group Size

You’ll be guided by one of the team at Cabacci Trails whoseย  local knowledge is second to none. Owners Antonio and Manolo have over thirty years of organising horse riding holidays in this unspoilt area of Andalusia. Assisted by guides Pilar and Desiย  they are able to lead you to really spectacular places. Groups are kept small and this creates a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. The maximum group size is eight.

The Horses

There are around 20 horses to choose from at this destination; mostly Andalusian, Arabian and Hispano Arab. They live in the open air in comfortable paddocks and when not on the trail, they live together in a herd and are free to roam. Chosen for their good character and strength, most of them stay with your hosts for life and are trained using natural horsemanship techniques. They are sure-footed, brave, respectful and sensitive horses who enjoy the company of people.ย 

Tack and Riding Equipment

The tack and riding style is English. Saddlebags are provided while on the trail so you can carry daily essentials like suncream, water etc.


Accommodation and Dining

The two hotels used on this trail (Sotillo hotel or Dona Pakyta in San Jose and Oro y Luz hotel in Rodalquilar) are integrated into the national park and are surrounded by nature and next to the horses, just a few minutes from San Josรฉ or Rodalquilar. Both the hotels have swimming pools and guarantee a restful and relaxing stay. Quality restaurants serving traditional Andalusian cuisine are chosen for diners and lunches are picnics on the trail, the team set up a beautiful fully laid table out in the park for lunch (the food is provided by local restaurants where you can leave the horses grazing nearby.) Vegetarians can easily be catered for.

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Andalusian Beach Trail

5 days / 4 nights / 3 riding days

Single rooms are available for a supplement of ยฃ120 for the 4 nights.

Flights & Airport transfers

Do not book flights until you have received the Booking Confirmation email from

Please plan your flights to/from Almeria as follows:
Arrive at Almeria on Day 1, pick up is at 17h00 at the bus station or at 17h30 at Almeria airport. Depart from Almeria on Day 5, departure from the hotel at 11am. The transfer takes approximately 30 minutes.

If you prefer to have your transfer outside of these set times, the price is 50โ‚ฌ per person each way.

Price Includes
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 5
  • Airport transfers at set times
  • Luggage transfer
  • 5-6 hours riding per day on 3 days
  • Tourist taxes
Price Excludes
  • Drinks other than water with meals
  • Airport transfers outside of set times
  • International flights