Spain - Los Alamos

  • Open All Year
  • Set arrivals
  • 4 to 7 nights / 3 to 5 days of riding | 3 to 4 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Malaga
  • Weight limit: 13st (83 kg) (182 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 10

Spain

As you ride you have views of the beaches of Cape Trafalgar and across to the coast of Africa. This is a quiet, peaceful part of the country which has so far escaped any mass tourism – you will be riding in rural Spain.

Each day’s ride will be different to include routes through the forest with its long sandy tracks, and onto the long sandy beaches which stretch for over ten kilometres.

This is Spain and you are on holiday, so the day does not start too early. For most of the year there is an average of four hours in the saddle each day. This is broken up by lunch in small friendly country tavernas whilst the horses relax in the shade.

If you book the seven night Villa Based Ride, on Thursday you visit the Royal Andalucian School of Equestrian Art in Jerez to see a display of traditional riding and carriage driving. Later you have the chance to visit the school’s on-site traditional saddlers and stately home, and have a tapas lunch and sherry tasting session in the city.

 

Spain

The horses are mainly Andalucian and Andalucian-Arab crosses, ridden in English tack. Weight limit for the Andalucian horses is 83 kg, but there are one or two horses suitable for riders up to 100 kg available (for experienced riders only).

You should be confident at all paces riding a forward going and responsive horse. The pace is varied and there are quite a few opportunities for exhilarating canters and gallops in the forest and along the beach, although beach riding is always subject to the tide conditions.

Normally between mid-June and mid-September riding close to the ocean’s edge is not allowed, but Los Alamos has been granted a license to ride on the beach in the summer months providing they are on the beach early in the morning. On these mornings, you will stop for breakfast at a local cafe and then have lunch after riding at a local bar.

Accommodation is in the Hacienda Jacaranda. The bedrooms are all en-suite and have double beds (one with two double beds to make a twin room).

Single rooms are subject to availability at no extra cost.

The rooms are set in spacious private gardens of palm, cactus and fruit trees where there is plenty of space to relax with a good book. There is a swimming pool (not heated), and the spacious dining area and lounge has an open fire, television, DVD and music system.

Ingredients are provided for you to make your own breakfast and the villa is stocked with a reasonable supply of beer, wine and spirits for the week (as well as a range of soft drinks). Dinners are delicious home made meals at the villa, and lunch is taken at local bars.

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Upcoming Dates

Open all year for seven night stays.

Holiday Experience LevelExp Lvl Arrive - DepartArr - Dep   Price Itinerary Availability
New Year Week 29 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020 7 nights 7 ngts $1,736.93 View (.pdf) Full
Villa Based Ride 19 Jan 2020 - 26 Jan 2020 7 nights 7 ngts $1,676.58 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride 26 Jan 2020 - 2 Feb 2020 7 nights 7 ngts $1,676.58 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride 2 Feb 2020 - 9 Feb 2020 7 nights 7 ngts $1,676.58 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride 9 Feb 2020 - 16 Feb 2020 7 nights 7 ngts $1,676.58 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride 16 Feb 2020 - 23 Feb 2020 7 nights 7 ngts $1,810.70 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride 8 Mar 2020 - 15 Mar 2020 7 nights 7 ngts $1,810.70 View (.pdf) Book
Short Break 11 Mar 2020 - 15 Mar 2020 4 nights 4 ngts $1,005.95 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride 15 Mar 2020 - 22 Mar 2020 7 nights 7 ngts $1,810.70 View (.pdf) Book
Short Break 18 Mar 2020 - 22 Mar 2020 4 nights 4 ngts $1,005.95 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride 22 Mar 2020 - 29 Mar 2020 7 nights 7 ngts $1,810.70 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride 29 Mar 2020 - 5 Apr 2020 7 nights 7 ngts $1,810.70 View (.pdf) Full
Short Break 1 Apr 2020 - 5 Apr 2020 4 nights 4 ngts $1,005.95 View (.pdf) Full
Villa Based Ride 5 Apr 2020 - 12 Apr 2020 7 nights 7 ngts $1,810.70 View (.pdf) Full
Villa Based Ride 12 Apr 2020 - 19 Apr 2020 7 nights 7 ngts $1,810.70 View (.pdf) Book
Short Break 15 Apr 2020 - 19 Apr 2020 4 nights 4 ngts $1,005.95 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride 19 Apr 2020 - 26 Apr 2020 7 nights 7 ngts $1,810.70 View (.pdf) Full
Villa Based Ride 26 Apr 2020 - 3 May 2020 7 nights 7 ngts $1,810.70 View (.pdf) Full
Villa Based Ride 3 May 2020 - 10 May 2020 7 nights 7 ngts $1,810.70 View (.pdf) Full
Villa Based Ride 10 May 2020 - 17 May 2020 7 nights 7 ngts $1,810.70 View (.pdf) Full
Villa Based Ride 17 May 2020 - 24 May 2020 7 nights 7 ngts $1,810.70 View (.pdf) Full
Villa Based Ride 24 May 2020 - 31 May 2020 7 nights 7 ngts $1,810.70 View (.pdf) Full
Villa Based Ride 31 May 2020 - 7 Jun 2020 7 nights 7 ngts $1,810.70 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride 7 Jun 2020 - 14 Jun 2020 7 nights 7 ngts $1,810.70 View (.pdf) Full
Villa Based Ride 14 Jun 2020 - 21 Jun 2020 7 nights 7 ngts $1,810.70 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride 21 Jun 2020 - 28 Jun 2020 7 nights 7 ngts $1,810.70 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride 28 Jun 2020 - 5 Jul 2020 7 nights 7 ngts $1,810.70 View (.pdf) Full
Short Break 1 Jul 2020 - 5 Jul 2020 4 nights 4 ngts $1,005.95 View (.pdf) Full
Villa Based Ride 5 Jul 2020 - 12 Jul 2020 7 nights 7 ngts $1,810.70 View (.pdf) Full
Villa Based Ride 12 Jul 2020 - 19 Jul 2020 7 nights 7 ngts $1,810.70 View (.pdf) Book
Short Break 15 Jul 2020 - 19 Jul 2020 4 nights 4 ngts $1,005.95 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride 9 Aug 2020 - 16 Aug 2020 7 nights 7 ngts $1,810.70 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride 16 Aug 2020 - 23 Aug 2020 7 nights 7 ngts $1,810.70 View (.pdf) Book
Short Break 19 Aug 2020 - 23 Aug 2020 4 nights 4 ngts $1,005.95 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride 23 Aug 2020 - 30 Aug 2020 7 nights 7 ngts $1,810.70 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride 30 Aug 2020 - 6 Sep 2020 7 nights 7 ngts $1,810.70 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride 6 Sep 2020 - 13 Sep 2020 7 nights 7 ngts $1,810.70 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride 13 Sep 2020 - 20 Sep 2020 7 nights 7 ngts $1,810.70 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride 20 Sep 2020 - 27 Sep 2020 7 nights 7 ngts $1,810.70 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride 4 Oct 2020 - 11 Oct 2020 7 nights 7 ngts $1,810.70 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride 11 Oct 2020 - 18 Oct 2020 7 nights 7 ngts $1,810.70 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride 18 Oct 2020 - 25 Oct 2020 7 nights 7 ngts $1,810.70 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride 25 Oct 2020 - 1 Nov 2020 7 nights 7 ngts $1,810.70 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride 1 Nov 2020 - 8 Nov 2020 7 nights 7 ngts $1,810.70 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride 8 Nov 2020 - 15 Nov 2020 7 nights 7 ngts $1,676.58 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride 15 Nov 2020 - 22 Nov 2020 7 nights 7 ngts $1,676.58 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride 22 Nov 2020 - 29 Nov 2020 7 nights 7 ngts $1,676.58 View (.pdf) Book
Christmas Week 20 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020 7 nights 7 ngts $1,810.70 View (.pdf) Book
New Year Week 27 Dec 2020 - 3 Jan 2021 7 nights 7 ngts $1,810.70 View (.pdf) Book

Prices

SHORT BREAKS Winter short breaks of four nights (normally arriving Wednesday and departing Sunday) are available between November and March with the exception of Christmas and New Year weeks. Short Summer Breaks run from late-June until the end of August.

INCLUDES Accommodation; full board; riding as per itinerary; drinks at the villa; visit to the Royal Andalucian School of Equestrian Art in Jerez (on seven night Villa Based Rides only); shared transfers from Malaga or Gibraltar airports at a set time.

NON RIDER DISCOUNT $402.38 (7 nights) or $147.54 (4 nights)

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT No charge for single rooms subject to availability.

PAYABLE LOCALLY Bar bills away from the villa; tips; massage treatments.

NEAREST AIRPORT Gibraltar or Malaga.

TRANSFERS Included at set time from Malaga and Gibraltar


Getting There

If you are flying to Malaga please book a flight with an arrival time before 12:30. If you are flying to Gibraltar flights should arrive by 13:30.

Return flights should depart from Malaga or Gibraltar after 11:00 (this is because the transfer to Malaga Airport will take around 2.5 hours and you will need to be at the airport 2 hours prior to your flight departure time).

Please note that transfers are at pre-set times. If you choose to book flights outside of these times then an additional transfer fee of EUR 300 may be applicable, or you may wish to hire a car at the airport.

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Location

Los Alamos is on the edge of la Breña National Park on the Atlantic coast of Southern Spain.


Weather & Climate

Daytime temperatures vary from about 15°C from November to March and from 30°C and above during June, July and August. Rainfall is very light with virtually no rain from the beginning of May to the end of September. However it can rain in winter months with most rainfall in November and early December and again in March/April.

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Guest Review

The horses were fantastic. Rachel took care to match everyone with a suitable horse. I rode two, both of whom were forward going, but also fun sensible and good-natured. I really couldn’t have asked for more. Nothing wrong. I love the hard copy itinerary and the In the Saddle fabric pouch it comes in. When you book with In the Saddle you know you are going to have a good time.

Jonathan, London

5 star rating Overall rating: 5/5

Ride Report

Lois House
Lois House
Los Alamos is perfect for single travellers and groups of friends alike. The social, relaxed atmosphere is why guests return year upon year. The horses are a pleasure to ride and the riding is fun, but also relaxing - just what a holiday is all about. The riding is suited to confident riders who are happy on forward going horses and are experienced at controlling horses over varying terrain, with other horses and riders around them.

What the Press Say

I Nostri Amici Cavalli says...

Los Alamos Riding Specialist

Lois says

This holiday is all about creating happy memories with like minded people. Forget about the stresses of day to day life and just have fun for one whole week.

My Top Tip

Sandals, sunglasses and sun cream - don't forget these pool-side essentials.

Email: lois@inthesaddle.com

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