Spain ~ Seville

3 and 5 night place to place rides, starting from a traditional farmhouse in the Sierra Morena. Available March to mid-June and mid-September to November for intermediate riders and above.

Where Starting from a traditional farmhouse about 2 hours drive north of Seville, in southern Spain

What is it like  Andalucia is one of Spain's wealthiest areas, with some wonderful country estates and many deep seated traditions that focus on the horse and cattle breeding, both central to the area's rural lifestyle. Around Taramona, where the ride starts, the landscape is of rolling hills, covered with cork and holm oak forest and olive groves. There are some small fields of corn and oats, and a few small vineyards, but there is little cultivation. This is a very unspoilt and little visited part of Spain and most farms have the traditional livestock, Iberain pigs, Merino sheep and red cattle of southern Spain..

Who does it suit Intermediate to experienced riders, who are interested in the customs, history and 'ambiance' of Andalucia as well as its wonderful horses. Its a way to share the lifestyle of Andalucia, riding through the unspoilt Sierra Morena, stopping for leisurely lunches along the way - all an important part of the Andalucian day to day. Sociable, comfortable with super horses that you feel good on, ending with an exhilarating day's riding on a huge empty beach.

Why we love it Its hard not to love riding a beautiful, responsive Andalucian horse, enjoying the sunshine, gentle breeze and sherry and tapas you know is waiting around the corner...!


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Riding: 4-6 hours a day

Horses: Hispano Arab, Anglo-Hispano, Andalucian crosses

Pace: moderate overall

Riding ability: intermediate to experienced riders

Weight limit: 90kg (14st 2lbs)

Accommodation: private 'cortijos', 3* village hotels, 4* Parador

Group size: max 12

Season: October to April

Price: 7 night trails from 3300 Euros (approx £3000) per person


Horses: The horses are mainly locally bred Hispano Arab, Anglo-Hispano, Arabs and Andalucian crosses. They average between 15hh and 16hh and are a forward going, responsive and thoroughly enjoyable ride. Many have been bred by your host, several competing in dressage and eventing. Tack is English style with sheepskin saddle covers available if required and saddle bags provided when necessary. Rides are normally for a maximum of 10, sometimes 12 guests.

Hours: There is between 4 and 6 hours riding a day riding, with breaks for rests and lunch.

Pace and experience required: To join these rides you should be a reasonably experienced rider who is comfortable, secure and in control on a well schooled horse at a walk, trot and canter in open country and over varied terrain. You should also have a fairly good level of general and riding fitness. The pace on the rides is moderate overall, there are wide sandy tracks with opportunities for energetic trots and canters.


Accommodation on the rides is in a combination of private Cortijos (Andalucian farmhouses) and a comfortable hotels in El Rocio. All are clean, comfortable and chosen as far as possible for their character. Rooms have private en suite bathroom with shower or bath and loo. Rooms are mostly twin bedded although single rooms can be arranged at a supplement. Your luggage is transported from accommodation to accommodation by vehicle. Breakfast and dinner each day will be eaten at the cortijos / hotel. Lunches are usually picnics out riding.


Rates 2021-2022

Seville, Trails of Andalucia (7 nights) - Euros 3300
single supplement - 250 Euros payable in Spain
(note - above prices valid for bookings up to November 2020 - there may be increases after that)

Rates include - all riding, 7 nights twin accommodation, meals, wine and other drinks with lunch and dinner and transfers from / to Seville airport at set times with the group.

Rates exclude - international flights, single supplements, personal medical insurance (compulsory), extra drinks on route, any visa fees, personal items at hotels and any tips.

Prices are quoted in Euros. Payments to us can of course be made in pounds sterling if you wish and we can give you a sterling rate at the time of booking.

Dates 2021- 2022

Seville, Trails of Andalucia
14th to 21st November
20th to 27th March 2022
3rd to 10th April 2022
23rd to 30th October 2022
6th to 13th November 2022

Private rides on request

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Itinerary in brief - Seville, Trails of Andalucia

Day 1 You will be met at Seville train station, usually at about 16.00, and driven around 30 minutes to Cortijo La Corbera. Dinner and the night at the Cortijo.
Day 2
Breakfast, then set off riding though farmland, past several haciendas, stopping for a picnic lunch. Ride back to La Corbera by a different route and in the evening perhaps time to visit a famous Andalucian stud. Dinner and second night at La Corbera.
Day 3
A short drive to the 16th C Hacienda Torrequemada where the ride starts. Ride through olive groves and pine forest and into the boundaries of the Donana National Park. The night is spent at the Ardea Purpurea (the Purple Heron), a beautiful cortijo inside the park.
Day 4
Breakfast and follow the sandy tracks through holm and cork oak forest. Picnic lunch close to the Palacio del Rey, a royal hunting lodge, then ride on to El Rocio, Spain's International village of the horse. Dinner and night at a hotel in El Rocio.
Day 5
A half day ride in the morning, along the waterway than runs through El Rocio to the marshlands. There are many species of birds and you may spot deer and perhaps the wild black pigs.Dinner and second night in El Rocio.
Day 6
Breakfast and set off riding again, following the "Camino de Moguer" which runs alongside the waterway of La Rocina which feeds the marchlands on Donana. Stop for lunch near the lagoon of Rivatehilos then in the afternoon ride to the abandoned village Cabezudos Here the horses stay the night and you are driven the the Parador of Mazagon which overlooks a wonderful beach and the Atlantic. Dinner and the night at hte Parador de Mazagon.
Day 7
Ride to the little known western part of Donana, through pine forests and wild shrubs. Stop for an aperitif by the Laguna de la Piedras and then a picnic lunch on the dunes overlooking the Atlantic ocean. The afternoon ride is through the dunes and then along the beach, with some exhilarating canters. Farewell dinner and the night at the Parador de Mazagon.
Day 8
Breakfast and then transfer back to Seville for your onward journey, arriving about 12 noon.
  Contact us at or on tel (+44) (0)1837-82544 / 825440 for further information, detailed itineraries, dates and answers to questions.

The meeting point for the rides is Seville airport or train station. There are direct flights from London Gatwick to Seville with British Airways.
Easy Jet has direct flights from London Gatwick to Seville but not every day, Ryan Air have flights from London Stansted to Seville, again not daily.
Fares vary with the airline and season but budget around £150 to £250 return.

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