Andalusian Short Break
Spain ( Best airport: Malaga)
This unique hacienda is based in the heart of Andalucia. With a stable full of impressive horses, and enjoying over 300 days of sunshine a year, this hillside ranch offers the perfect short break for all levels of rider. Explore this glorious sun-dappled region of Spain, following secret trails through the olive groves with plenty of time to relax poolside in the afternoons. Read a review of this destination in Elle magazine here.
Level of Riding and Fitness
This destination caters for any level of rider from beginner onwards making it ideal for groups of mixed abilities, families and people getting back into riding after a break. The instructors will work with you to establish what your goals are for your riding holiday and help you to work towards achieving them. There is help available to mount/dismount and disabled riders are welcome. The minimum riding age is 6 years and there is a weight limit of 100kg.
Guides and Group Size
Your guides are experienced and educated trainers able to provide for guests of all riding levels and abilities.
Group size 1-10
Accommodation and Dining
You’ll be staying at the hacienda in spacious accommodation, all bedrooms are en-suite and some are in apartments with kitchenette facilities. Every room is unique, sympathetically integrated into the 16th century building and individually decorated with local artifacts and antiques. Some of the bedrooms are accessible for those with restricted mobility. There are hairdryers in each room and WiFi is available in all rooms. If booking as a single traveller you will have your own room with bathroom, sharing is not necessary. There is a lovely pool available for guests onsite with views over the olive groves towards the mountains in the distance.
Mealtimes are relaxed and food is prepared by a local chef. You can expect Andalusian dishes as well as classic Spanish cuisine. The food is sourced locally and fruit and vegetables are grown in the vegetable garden. Excursions can be arranged to local restaurants to sample the tapas and wines on offer. Mealtimes are sociable affairs where guests can come together and discuss the days riding over cocktails in the convivial atmosphere. Vegetarian and vegan diets can easily be catered for.
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Andalusian Short Break
4 days / 3 nights / 3 riding days
The dates displayed are suggested dates. The hacienda is open year-round and offers any day arrivals with a 3 night minimum stay.
Flights & Airport transfers
Do not book flights until you have received the Booking confirmation email from saddletravel.com.
Malaga Airport transfers cost €180 return per car between 8.00am and 7.00pm.
Transfers are also available from Santa Ana Train station in Antequera, €50 round trip per car.
- 3 nights accommodation in single/twin/triple rooms or apartments with en-suite facilities
- 2 glasses of wine with dinner
- 2-4 hours riding per day
- Use of the pool, games rooms and reading rooms
- Airport transfers
- Lunch (available to buy onsite for approx. €12 per person, 2 warm dishes, 2 cold dishes and salads)
- Items from the onsite honesty shop