Spain - Los Alamos

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Set arrivals
  • 4 to 7 nights / 3 to 5 days of riding
  • Weight limit: 13st (83 kg) (182 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 10

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 and you will be riding in rural Spain where life has remained unchanged for centuries.

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

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.

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.

This has been our best selling ride in Europe for the past four years and for good reason. The warm welcome extended to guests, the fun atmosphere, the well trained horses and the fabulous riding ensure guests often return again and again! You are really well looked after and there is some truly great riding along the coast.

Thursday is a rest day for the horses and you visit the Royal Andalucian School of Equestrian Art in Jerez to see a display by the stallions and carriage driving. Later visit the school’s carriage museum and stables and have a tapas lunch and sherry tasting.

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. Dinners are either delicious home made food at the villa or meals out at small village restaurants.

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

Accommodation is in the Hacienda Jacaranda. The bedrooms have twin or double beds and a small en-suite shower. Many people do comment on the very small shower room and we don't deny this is a weakness of the accommodation but it doesn't seem to stop many people from booking year after year.

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). The spacious dining area and comfortable lounge has an open fire, television, DVD and music system.

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Upcoming Dates

Open all year for 7 night stays.

Winter short breaks of 4 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.

Holiday Experience LevelExp Lvl Arrive - DepartArr - Dep   Price Itinerary Availability
Villa Based Ride
21 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018 7 nights 7 ngts £1,295.00 View (.pdf) Full
Villa Based Ride
28 Oct 2018 - 4 Nov 2018 7 nights 7 ngts £1,295.00 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride
4 Nov 2018 - 11 Nov 2018 7 nights 7 ngts £1,295.00 View (.pdf) Book
Short Break
7 Nov 2018 - 11 Nov 2018 4 nights 4 ngts £695.00 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride
11 Nov 2018 - 18 Nov 2018 7 nights 7 ngts £1,195.00 View (.pdf) Full
Short Break
14 Nov 2018 - 18 Nov 2018 4 nights 4 ngts £695.00 View (.pdf) Full
Villa Based Ride
18 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018 7 nights 7 ngts £1,195.00 View (.pdf) Book
Short Break
21 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018 4 nights 4 ngts £695.00 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride
25 Nov 2018 - 2 Dec 2018 7 nights 7 ngts £1,195.00 View (.pdf) Book
Short Break
28 Nov 2018 - 2 Dec 2018 4 nights 4 ngts £695.00 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride
2 Dec 2018 - 9 Dec 2018 7 nights 7 ngts £1,195.00 View (.pdf) Full
Christmas Week
22 Dec 2018 - 29 Dec 2018 7 nights 7 ngts £1,295.00 View (.pdf) Book
New Year Week
29 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,295.00 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride
27 Jan 2019 - 3 Feb 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,195.00 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride
3 Feb 2019 - 10 Feb 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,195.00 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride
10 Feb 2019 - 17 Feb 2019 7 nights 7 ngts
£1,195.00
£1,105.00
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Villa Based Ride
17 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,295.00 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride
24 Feb 2019 - 3 Mar 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,295.00 View (.pdf) Book
Short Break
27 Feb 2019 - 3 Mar 2019 4 nights 4 ngts £750.00 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride
3 Mar 2019 - 10 Mar 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,295.00 View (.pdf) Full
Villa Based Ride
10 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,295.00 View (.pdf) Book
Short Break
13 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019 4 nights 4 ngts £750.00 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride
17 Mar 2019 - 24 Mar 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,295.00 View (.pdf) Book
Short Break
20 Mar 2019 - 24 Mar 2019 4 nights 4 ngts £750.00 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride
24 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,295.00 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride
31 Mar 2019 - 7 Apr 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,295.00 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride
7 Apr 2019 - 14 Apr 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,295.00 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride
14 Apr 2019 - 21 Apr 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,295.00 View (.pdf) Full
Short Break
17 Apr 2019 - 21 Apr 2019 4 nights 4 ngts £750.00 View (.pdf) Full
Villa Based Ride
21 Apr 2019 - 28 Apr 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,295.00 View (.pdf) Full
Villa Based Ride
28 Apr 2019 - 5 May 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,295.00 View (.pdf) Full
Villa Based Ride
5 May 2019 - 12 May 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,295.00 View (.pdf) Full
Villa Based Ride
12 May 2019 - 19 May 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,295.00 View (.pdf) Full
Villa Based Ride
19 May 2019 - 26 May 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,295.00 View (.pdf) Full
Villa Based Ride
26 May 2019 - 2 Jun 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,295.00 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride
2 Jun 2019 - 9 Jun 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,295.00 View (.pdf) Full
Villa Based Ride
9 Jun 2019 - 16 Jun 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,295.00 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride
16 Jun 2019 - 23 Jun 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,295.00 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride
23 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,295.00 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride
30 Jun 2019 - 7 Jul 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,295.00 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride
7 Jul 2019 - 14 Jul 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,295.00 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride
18 Aug 2019 - 25 Aug 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,295.00 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride
25 Aug 2019 - 1 Sep 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,295.00 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride
1 Sep 2019 - 8 Sep 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,295.00 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride
8 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,295.00 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride
15 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,295.00 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride
22 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,295.00 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride
29 Sep 2019 - 6 Oct 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,295.00 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride
6 Oct 2019 - 13 Oct 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,295.00 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride
13 Oct 2019 - 20 Oct 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,295.00 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride
20 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,295.00 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride
27 Oct 2019 - 3 Nov 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,295.00 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride
3 Nov 2019 - 10 Nov 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,295.00 View (.pdf) Book
Villa Based Ride
17 May 2020 - 24 May 2020 7 nights 7 ngts £1,295.00 View (.pdf) Book

Prices

INCLUDES Accommodation; full board; riding as per itinerary; drinks at the villa; visit to the Royal Andalucian School of Equestrian Art in Jerez (on 7 night Los Alamos stays only); shared transfers from Malaga or Gibraltar airports at a set time.

NON RIDER DISCOUNT £300.00 (7 nights) or £110.00 (4 nights)

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT No charge for single rooms subject to availability.

PAYABLE LOCALLY Bar bill; tips; massage treatments.

NEAREST AIRPORT Gibraltar or Malaga.

TRANSFERS Included at set time from Malaga and Gibraltar

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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 in the period November to March to 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

Sarah Dale
We all reached Los Alamos just after 3.30pm and as well as the sunshine coming out we were also warmly met by Rhiannon and Jackie. We were shown our rooms and then served a very welcome late lunch which we quickly devoured due to being hungry. Lunch was a mixed salad with dressing, sliced tomatoes, deep-filled potato and cheese tortilla, Spanish cold meats (sausage, salami, ham etc.) cheese and bread. Served with a “summer wine” and water.

What the Press Say

I Nostri Amici Cavalli says...

Los Alamos Riding Specialist

Imogen says

This centre-based ride is one of our most popular holidays. Ride down sandy forest tracks in the shade of the tree and gallop across the beach and along the waters edge.

My Top Tip

I would definitely recommend packing some sunglasses; they will help protect your eyes not only from the sun but also from any sand being kicked up by the horse in front of you!

Email: imogen@inthesaddle.com

Imogen Brown
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