Luxury Hacienda Retreat

8 Daysย  |ย  From ยฃ859pp

Spain ( Best airport: Malaga)

Located on the outskirts of the traditional white village of Casarabonela, The Luxury Hacienda is a stunning rural retreat set in over 30000 sq metres of breathtaking Andalusian countryside. This picture perfect location provides the ideal starting point for your riding adventure! With the Guadalhorce valley littered with olive groves on one side and the beautiful mountainous Sierra de las Nieves Natural park on the other, whichever direction you ride in you can guarantee stunning scenery and unparalleled views.

The Riding

The trail rides cater for all ages and abilities and can be tailored to suit the individual rider’s needs. The incredible location of the retreat means there are many routes and options to choose from, from 2 hr to 5 hr trail rides through the most amazing landscapes. From olive groves, rivers and flower filled fields to mountain forests we have it all, with stunning views stretching all across the Guadalhorce valley and down to the coast.

Ride through fields, forests, olive groves, mountains and even through the narrow streets of the traditional white washed villages, all on exceptional, safe and sure footed Spanish horses. It is definitely a bucket list experience!

The week begins with the easiest 2 hour ride on the first riding day, as this gives your host a good idea of the riding ability of each person and any changes can be made before embarking upon the longer, more difficult rides.

The retreat is located on the edge of the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park at the foot of Mount Prieta. As such, the terrain is not straightforward. It involves a lot of climbing and descending which is why the skill level is set at intermediate. The rides are not particularly difficult and the horses are all very well versed in the routes and know exactly how to climb and descend, but they need the riders to have enough confidence to let them do their job. The reward for the climbing is of course the spectacular views.

Level of Riding and Fitness

Riders are encouraged to get to know their horses and take part in grooming and tacking up as this helps you to get the most out of your experience. โ€‹

Due to the amount of saddle time involved, the terrain and the horses this riding holiday is only suitable for intermediate riders and above.

Guides and Group Size

All hacks are guided by Darren, with more than 20 years experience as a professional jockey, whose incredible horsemanship, vast knowledge and expertise help make this holiday truly special. Maximum group size is 5.

The Horses

There are 8 riding horses and a mule, a combination of Hispano Arabs, Lusitanos, PREโ€™s and Andalucians. They are all strong, powerful forward going horses that are suited to people who love to ride. There are 3 dressage horses for people who want to add additional advanced or dressage lessons on to their itinerary.

Luxury Hacienda Retreat

Accommodation and Dining

The luxury apartments are fully equipped, well appointed, spacious and very comfortable meaning you have everything you need to enjoy an incredible holiday. They are stylishly decorated and equipped with both air conditioning and heating so you are comfortable no matter what the time of year. They feature Samsung Smart TV’s, DVD players and Bluetooth speakers and have private terraces overlooking the front of the property with its stunning cactus garden, orchard and views across the olive groves to the mountains.

Standard accommodation is based upon two people sharing a twin room, but if you donโ€™t fancy sharing, double rooms are available with a single person supplement. All bed linen and towels are provided, including pool towels.

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Luxury Hacienda Retreat

8 days / 7 nights / 5 riding days

Flights & Airport transfers

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

Please plan your flights to and from Malaga Airport. Transfers are available for โ‚ฌ65 per car each way between 7am – 10pm.

Price Includes
  • Accommodation in a twin room in either a 1 bed or 2 bed luxury apartment
  • Five days of riding for up to 4 hours per day through varied countryside with breathtaking views.
  • 7 Fabulous continental breakfasts
  • 5 Delicious evening meals, including at least one visit to a local restaurant. Dinner, dessert and one drink included.
  • One full rest day which you can use for other activities, sightseeing or simply relaxing.
  • Use of all of the facilities available at the retreat.
Price Excludes
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Lunches
  • Dinner on arrival day and the non-riding day
  • Tips

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