Cadiz Coastal Trail

5 Daysย  |ย  From ยฃ710pp

Spain ( Best airport: Malaga)

Head to the Costa De La Luz in south western Spain for superb horse-riding on golden beaches and sandy tracks through unspoilt forests. An ideal introduction to riding holidays, with morning rides followed by tapas lunches with time left to spend swimming or wandering around the local area, before going out for dinner in the evening. With a fantastic warm and sunny climate this stretch of Atlantic coast offers a real treat for horse riders. A warm welcome, fun atmosphere, well schooled horses and fabulous riding complete this long weekend.

The Riding

Youโ€™ll be riding through the natural park of Barbate, known for its spectacular cliffs, beautiful woods of umbrella pines and the marshes of the Barbate river. The park offers stunning views towards the African coastline and is home to teeming colonies of herring gulls and egrets. Considered one of the most diverse and best-preserved parts of the Andalusian coast, these trails provide superb off-road riding opportunities for intermediate and experienced riders.

Your host farm borders the Barbate nature reserve so they have direct access to the fantastic riding. Over the three riding days youโ€™ll cross shady forests on twisted sandy tracks and spend unforgettable days on the beach. 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 an ideal introduction to riding holidays as the riding is around 4 hours a day (3 hours during July and August) and you will have afternoons free to spend time swimming at the beach or exploring the local area.

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 out of doors at canter.

There is no minimum age limit, however there are no ponies available so riders need to be able to control a small horse in open space. The weight limit is 83kg.

Guides and Group Size

You’ll be guided by Caroline and Steve whose local knowledge is second to none, with over twenty years of organising horse riding holidays in the area they are able to lead you to really spectacular places. Groups are kept small and this creates a welcoming and friendly atmosphere with a maximum group size of eight.

The Horses

There are 12 horses to choose from at this destination; two Andalusian geldings and ten Hispano Arab / Anglo Arab geldings and mares. All are originally trained Spanish vaquera but have been retrained by your hosts to be ridden English style. The horses are very well looked after here and are responsive and well-schooled. The tack and riding style is English.

Cadiz Coastal Trail - Horse Riding Holidays Spain

Accommodation and Dining

Youโ€™ll be staying at the beachfront Adiafa Hotel located only 50 metres from the sea. The hotel is family run, friendly and welcoming. All the bedrooms are spacious twin rooms with on-suite bathroom and air-conditioning, some have a large balcony and sea view, which can be booked for a supplement. The hotel has a free wi-fi connection and some English language TV channels.

This holiday is also a great opportunity to sample some of the excellent Andalusian tapas. Relaxed lunches take place each day in traditional tapas bars and dinners are in hand-picked restaurants in the local town of Barbate. All meals are typical Andaluz fare with superb meat and fish dishes being served. Vegetarians can easily be catered for.

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Cadiz Coastal Trail

5 days / 4 nights / 3 riding days

Single supplement is compulsory for solo travellers.

2024 Single supplement is:
ยฃ70 for low season (Feb – Apr; Oct – Nov)
ยฃ105 for mid season (May – mid June; Sep)
ยฃ155 for high season (mid June – July)
ยฃ220 for peak season (Aug).

Balcony upgrade – ยฃ50 per room

Flights & Airport transfers

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

Please plan your flights to/from Malaga as follows:

Arrive on the first day of your holiday in time to meet the transfer at 2:30pm. Drop off at Malaga airport on the last day is at 10am, please book a flight no earlier than 12:00.

On the final day, drop off at the airport is at 10am, your return flight should depart no earlier than 12:00.

Price Includes
  • 4 nights accommodation in shared room with en-suite facilities
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Soft drinks with breakfasts and lunch
  • 3-4 hours riding per day
  • Airport transfers at set times
Price Excludes
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Breakfasts
  • Airport transfers outside of set times
  • International flights