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During your horse riding holiday, you will enjoy superb riding, have time to sunbathe on the beach and join in socializing over dinner. The trails provide two fantastic days of beach horse riding, and three days of great forest riding. Each day is unique and includes lovely steady canters along sandy tracks and fast canters / gallops along firebreaks. The horses are well schooled with kind manners and go at a pace riders ask of them. Beach riding days are unforgettable, a dream come true!
You will be staying at the luxurious three-star Hotel Adiafa. The hotel is situated only 50 meters from the beach and is ideal for relaxing after horse riding. Being small and family run, the hotel is very friendly and welcoming. All the bedrooms are spacious twin rooms with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower, and air-conditioning. The hotel has free Wi-Fi connection and some English TV channels. Some rooms are completed with balconies facing west with full sea view and receive the afternoon sun, perfect for sunbathing or chilling out watching the sunset. You can choose to stay in a twin room with or without balcony.
Collection from the hotel is at 09:30 each day. Today's ride leads through the beautiful pine forest to the 17th century Mecca tower overlooking Cape Trafalgar. This introductory ride allows you to get to know your horse, with the faster paces being introduced as your confidence grows.
This is your first beach ride. The route leads through the pine forest to the beach ‘Hierbabuena’. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to canter, with a memorable beach gallop.
Today, you’ll go to the cliffs overlooking Barbate. The ride has superb views of the surrounding mountains and on a clear day North Africa. Lots of long gentle canters.
A day free from riding. An optional excursion to Jerez to visit the Royal Spanish riding school is available.
Today, you will head to the scene of the famous sea battle at Cape Trafalgar. Following the coast to El Palmar, there is plenty of beach riding enjoying canters and gallops.
On the final day, the ride follows roller coasters of sand and allows plenty of opportunity to canter and gallop. The route joins the cliffs leading to Caños de Meca.
Transfer to Malaga leaving Barbate at 07:30 to arrive at Malaga at 10:00.
Your holiday base for the weeks horse riding is the seaside town of Barbate. The town provides a fantastic setting for an all year-round holiday destination. The hotel is just a few metres from the town's beautiful 1-kilometer long fine sandy beach, ideal for relaxing and sunbathing after the day's horse riding has finished. However, Barbate is much more than superb riding and a beautiful beach. The town has a lovely promenade with ice-cream parlours, bars, and restaurants. In the centre, there is shopping, a lovely town square, and a superb fish and fruit market. During your week with Fantasia Adventure Holidays, you will experience superb horse riding and the adventure of living in a typical Spanish town.
The vacations would not be complete without good food and drink. Breakfast is in the hotel's cafeteria and relaxed lunches are after the ride in traditional 'tapas' bars. Dinners are taken at quality restaurants in Barbate. All meals are typical ‘Andaluz’ with meat and fish dishes being served. Vegetarians can be catered for.
Please book your flight to arrive at Málaga Airport (AGP). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Fantasia Adventure Holidays will pick you up from the airport.
Flights to Málaga Airport (AGP) are available from most UK airports. Transfers from Málaga Airport (AGP) are no later than 2:30 p.m. on arrival (Sunday) and return to Málaga Airport (AGP) arriving no earlier than 10 a.m. on departure (Sunday).
Flights to Jerez and Gibraltar Airport are available from various UK airports. Transfers from Jerez and Gibraltar airports are not included.