Gibraltar Getaway

Southern Spain Spain: (IT-SPAN03)
URL: https://www.hiddentrails.com/tour/spain_andalusia_gibraltar_getaway.aspx

Introduction
Southern Spain Spain
We offer you a short circular route that goes through the mountains of southern Andalusia with their wonderful views over the Mediterranean Sea, Africa and the colony of Gibraltar.

This program is ideal for intermediate riders who want to gain more trail experience. It is also a perfect program for those who want to do short rides and have some time to relax at the same time.
Each day, you will enjoy a half-day ride in the varied landscapes of Los Alcornocales Natural Park, which houses one of the biggest forest of cork oak trees, and one full riding day with picnic meal.

Accomodation


Accommodations
This is a stationary ride, so nights will be spent at the same location.

Description
This charming country house is surrounded by nature. It has 8 bedrooms, all with private bathroom and internet access. Guests are welcome to relax in the living room, by the fireplace or to go for a walk in the lovely garden.

In case there are less than 4 riders, a different hotel will be used (Hotel la Montera).


Room Occupancy
In case we do not find you a roommate, single supplement fees apply.



Meals
Only breakfasts are included.

Dietary Restrictions
We can cater to dietary restrictions given prior notice.

This trip includes and can accommodate special dietary requests.

Riding


Itinerary



Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Day 1: Arrival
We will pick you up from Malaga airport (or Algeciras train station) and transfer you to your accommodation. We will then match horses with rider based on various criteria such as height and riding experience.
Meals included: None
Overnight at Finca las Majadillas in Los Barrios


Day 2: Arabian Stud Farm
It is time to get in the saddle and go for a ride around the farm where we are accommodated. The owners breed beautiful purebred Arabian horses.
Half day ride
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at Finca las Majadillas in Los Barrios


Day 3: Two Continents, One Peninsula
Today, we will ride to a beautiful viewpoint and encounter some animals on the way (if we are lucky).
Full day ride
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at Finca las Majadillas in Los Barrios


Day 4: Natural Paradise
We will ride along the Palmones River, that flows into the Strait of Gibraltar. Here the surrounding environment is rich in wildlife. All kinds of different birds live near the river.
Our ride for the day is pleasant and easy. You will enjoy the beautiful landscape, the cortijadas and the flora and fauna.
Half day ride
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at Finca las Majadillas in Los Barrios


Day 5: Bulls Farm & Natural Park
We start the day by visiting a Bulls Farm. Then, we will ride to the Natural Park of Los Alcornocales (some river crossings). The parc is famous for its rich vegetation.
Half day ride
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at Finca las Majadillas in Los Barrios


Day 6: Los Alcornocales Ride
For our last riding day, we will explore the beautiful Los Alcornocales Natural Park, riding among cork trees forests and other beautiful vegetation.
Half day ride
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at Finca las Majadillas in Los Barrios


Day 7: Departure
We will transfer you back to the airport after breakfast.
Meals included: Breakfast


Non Riders

Non-riding companions are welcome to join this trip. It is best to have a car in order to do some sightseeing while the rest of the group explores on horseback.


Rates and Dates for Gibraltar Getaway

Rates include:

Accommodations, Breakfasts, 5 riding days & Transfers at set times

Packages and Options



  • SeasonYearDescriptionEUR ~US$
    A
    20217 day trip, AP€850$1015
    • Single supplement (if not willing to share)€180$215
      Solo rider supplement (1 pax only)€360$430
The US Dollar Rate is Based on Exchange Rate of 1.19

* prices are per person based on double/twin occupancy

Transfer and Other Charges:



 DescriptionEUR~US$
2021 Transfer from/to Malaga Airport included at set times 0 $0
2021 Transfer outside set times, per car (1-4 pax) 150 $180

Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
A 2021 08/29 - 09/04 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP 2 /10 Expired

Dates Note:

Rates do not include:

Lunches and Dinner, Transfers outside set times & Gratuities

Note:

Due to COVID-19 Corona virus pandemic and certain travel restrictions we are applying some temporary policy changes to some of our tours.

For Gibraltar Getaway (IT-SPAN03):
In case you cannot come due to the pandemic, we can postpone your trip to a later date. We would need to get a notice at least 2 weeks in advance to make the change.

During the trips, clients must bring their own masks and safety helmet.
The hotel and restaurants follow the security protocols imposed by the government.

For more information please visit our COVID-19 Updates page at https://www.hiddentrails.com/article/covid19update.aspx

Other Info
Meeting: Los Barrios
Airport: Malaga
Transfer: Malaga Airport

Climate:
                                                    Los Barrios
area

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average High Temperature (°F)

61

62

65

68

72

78

83

83

79

73

66

63

Average Low Temperature (°F)

51

52

54

56

60

65

68

69

67

62

57

53

Average High Temperature (°C)

16

17

18

20

22

26

28

28

26

23

19

17

Average Low Temperature (°C)

11

11

12

13

16

18

20

21

20

17

14

12

Average Precipitation (days of rain)

6

7

5

5

2

0

0

0

1

5

6

7

Source: NOAA


Seasons
Andalusia benefits from a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm summers.
Rainfalls are not common in this region as the sun shines on average 300 days a year. Most of the rain falls during the winter months, but it very rarely rains for a long time.

What To Bring:

This list is only a guideline for you

 

Travel documents and Voucher

Flight tickets

Passport

Visa (check with your consulate)

 

RIDING GEAR

Riding pants or Jodhpurs (used if possible!)

Riding boots + Minichaps

Riding helmet  

Riding gloves

Hat (with chin strip) for sun protection

Rain coat/Wax jacket

 

PERSONAL CLOTHING

Jacket or sweater for cool evenings

Comfortable T-Shirts/Shirts

Jeans

Shorts

Underwear and socks

Pyjama

Bag for dirty clothes

Light summer jacket

Warm jacket

Comfortable shoes/sneakers

Swimsuit

Bandana

 

ADDITIONAL THINGS TO BRING

Personal Toiletries

Insect protection

Personal medications

Sore cream (for the emergency)

Sewing kit

Handkerchiefs

Adapter for electric appliances

Camera and enough extra films

Belt pack

Water bottle

Sun glasses with strap

Sun cream and lip balm