Ride Andalucia

Ride Andalucia Beoordelingen, Costa del Sol

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Calle Convento 130 Gaucin, 29480 Spanje

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Bronte K
Adelaide, Australië218 bijdragen
Roaming the hills on horseback
okt. 2017 • Stellen
My wife and I just spent a glorious week on well trained horses, exploring far and wide around the beautiful Serrania de Ronda area. Karen and Dan were great hosts and took us through varied terrain along smugglers tracks and historic trails, with leisurely lunch stops at local tapas bars and restaurants. We had some excellent cantering on our steeds who were well cared for and very responsive. Dan is an experienced horse trainer and cowboy and has an encyclopaedic knowledge which made our conversations fascinating. We did a four day trek with very good accommodation along the way, topped up with two day rides whilst we stayed in beautiful Gaucin in a terrace house. We loved every minute of it and enjoyed the good company of other riding companions. Highly recommended for a day ride for those based on the coast or nearby or to do a multi day ride if you really want to get under the skin of Andalucia.
Geschreven op 24 oktober 2017
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leighdana
Chicago, IL5 bijdragen
Great experience
mei 2017 • Stellen
My husband and I rode with Karen and some of her team on the Shepherds and Smugglers ride in late May and had a fantastic time. We're both novice riders but not total beginners (we had been riding once or twice a week for about four months prior to our trip to make sure we could spend long stretches in the saddle without discomfort). At our level, we found the ride challenging in a fun way. The landscape is beautiful and the horses were a pleasure--calm, sure-footed and responsive. Sandy and Murphy were great hosts; we enjoyed chatting with them and their family during our stay. Overall, this was the highlight of our two week vacation and we both agree that we would love to do it again.
Geschreven op 19 juni 2017
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Anne-Louise G
Winchester, UK9 bijdragen
Riding with Nightingales
mei 2017 • Vrienden
ever since visiting Ronda some years ago, I thought how wonderful if would be to ride the plains beneath the magnificent cliff top city and away into the distance. Then I saw the opportunity with this ride. Karen's experience provides safety and adventure in equal measure on well-schooled, sure footed happy horses. It is almost impossible to describe how beautiful our ride from Ronda to ...(.trip adviser wont allow me to type it) was, I imagine it's where horsey people go to heaven. we had the sophisticated architectural delights in Ronda giving way to natures architecture as we left this beautiful miniature city behind.
overwhelming anything man can think of the ancient mule tracks led us deep into the hills and gorges of this corner of Spain. we heard nightingales, cuckoos, frogs, short toed eagles. sweet peas, Lavender and orchids, honeysuckle and broom fought for your attention. we trampled over wild asparagus and herbs. wild iris clung to the edge of the mountain streams, gorgeous black pigs and donkeys were everywhere. cool breezes made the riding perfect under a blue canopy. some shade was afforded by the chestnut trees and cork trees. the food is simple, local and delicious. tomatoes dripping with garlic and olive oil, home made sausage sausages and herb infused black pudding. everyone was pleased to see you and gave you a cheery welcome. venerable older people dressed in black lean on a stick and inspected their veg or chatted with friends, as we brushed beneath their orange and lemon trees along the mule tracks taking us from village to village. here at the end of the day, we sank in to comfortable beds each night after sampling the local food and wine. the views were sensational. I have travelled quite a bit and seen some places but why would you need to leave Europe frankly. Karen's tour, carefully planned and brilliantly executed catered exactly to her clientele and simply couldn't be improved upon. I regret writing this as everyone will go now.
Geschreven op 31 mei 2017
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FrenchieSa
Merton, UK19 bijdragen
Fantastic ride, horse and company
okt. 2016
Gorgeous 1.5h ride arranged last minute with Karen. Great lively horse and good amount of canters, as well as quiet walking to admire the stunning countryside around Gaucin. Lovely chatty company from owner's assistant, and just the two of us, so very tailored. Would highly recommend if you're in the area.
Geschreven op 17 april 2017
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SentaVan
Disley, UK5 bijdragen
Definitely one for your bucket list !
nov. 2016 • Gezinnen
Just returned from an amazing 4 day adventure with a desperate yearning to go back for more. From the moment we were met at Gibraltar airport until our departure we were looked after superbly by our guide Karen, helper Jess, hosts Sandy & Murphy and most importantly our trusty horses Roble and Vagabundo who carried us safely and willingly through forests, rivers, up and down narrow trails and along old smugglers routes. Outstanding scenery. So well organised, such good value for money and truly memorable. Thank you to Karen and all your helpers, friends and your herd of wonderful horses. Highly recommended.
Geschreven op 3 november 2016
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Jeppe B
Copenhagen, Denmark15 bijdragen
4 days excellent getaway
okt. 2016 • Stellen
Just returned from a 4 days excellent riding holiday with Ride Andalucia. Lovely horses, breathtaking views, exiting trails, very nice local accommendations and not least excellent company and guidance by Karen and her assistant Jessica. We´ll be back.
Geschreven op 27 oktober 2016
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Diana F
Ringwood, UK4 bijdragen
An amazing adventure
jun. 2016 • Vrienden
Amazing horses, sure footed, fit and keen. My steed was a gallant gentleman. The hidden valleys, lush forests, cool rivers and dramatic scenery provided a holiday of a lifetime. Karen is a fund of local information, knows all the local people. She has spent years building up relationships and finding the best trails. The accommodation and food were both excellent, our lunches and snacks a complete delight. We are already talking about the next trip...thank you Karen.
Geschreven op 27 juni 2016
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Jess M
London18 bijdragen
A hidden treasure of an adventure, a stone's throw from the UK!
mei 2016 • Alleen
A Ride Andalucia holiday is like stumbling upon a magical adventure, hidden away in stunningly dramatic and spectular countryside just inland of the Southern coast of Spain. Just 45 minutes drive from the built-up, urban centre of Gibraltar, the winding road to the horses reveals epic and lushly forested mountains unfolding in front of your eyes, with scenery akin to the panoramic vistas you would usually expect to see somewhere like South America. Riding beautiful Andalucian horses across this terrain for days on end is a dream come true. Often you don't see any passers by en route, and the winding mountainous paths, open meadows and river crossings all add to the drama and feeling of complete escapism and adventure! It's the tonic everyone needs t reboot lost dreams that so often get buried with day-to-day office life, living in a city like London where I am currently based.
Karen knows her horses inside out, and having visited several times now, I have complete faith in her ability to make the right judgement calls regarding who rides which horse, and I listen avidly to the tips she gives on getting the most out of these sensitive, responsive and hugely intelligent animals. I firmly believe that once you've tried an Andalucian you won't go back!

The local accommodation is fab, and one of the enjoyments for me is feeling part of the local ambiance when you are with Karen. She knows all the locals, including the shepherds and horsemen who greet her and her guests warmly, and she also knows the dates for the horse-centric Fiestas and Ferrias that seem to be un-Google-able but crop up so frequently!

If you're looking for a stunning riding holiday and an adventure without having to travel for hours and hours (from the UK that is!) then Ride Andalucia is a must. ENJOY!
Geschreven op 16 mei 2016
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Dentista W
1 bijdrage
Riding holiday
jun. 2015 • Stellen
Wow! Where do I begin? I have never experienced a riding tour before, so wasn't sure quite what to expect in terms of what the horses would be like, what the accommodation would be like and whether I would cope with the riding as it's been a while since I have done any serious riding! I was immediately put at ease by Karen who knows her horses inside out and was made to feel very welcome by her. I had no idea how stunning the area we were riding actually was, the photos I'd seen couldn't begin to capture the beauty and breathtaking views of the area. We set off in a small group and headed up into the mountains on the most fantastic horses, they are all very forward going but amazingly sure footed and I felt very safe, which was one of my biggest fears! We climbed up little tracks and paths and the views were incredible. Karen has an extensive knowledge of the area and its history and is a great guide. Her sense of humour and fun meant that we had a lot of laughs along the way, stopping for a mid morning snack and tying the horses up to trees so we could all have a bit of a breather and look back at how far we had travelled. I was blown away by how much we had climbed and how easy the horses had made it seem. They are extremely fit and perfect for the terrain. We got to stay in some beautiful locations, all small, family run places where we were made to feel very welcome. The food was fabulous, all locally produced and delicious, although after one lunch, we ate so much that I felt sorry for the horse that had to carry me, especially as I felt like just having a nap! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this trip to anybody who wanted to get off the beaten track and have the ride of their lives. I can't thank Karen enough for the experience of a lifetime and I am already looking forward to booking another trip with her.
Geschreven op 12 juni 2015
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Sudge
Lincoln, UK2 bijdragen
Riding in the mountains
jun. 2015 • Stellen
As a bit of a novice rider, I was a little nervous about riding over mountains and narrow trails but nerves were very soon forgotten. Karen's horses are amazing, they are so sure footed and calm, real confidence givers. Before long you are able to let the horse take responsibility for the ride while you take in the the stunning scenery. The rides take you through sweet chestnut and cork oak forests as well as ancient paths worn into the mountains by mules and goats. If you have any preconceptions of Spain, what you experience on these rides will blow them away. Breaks from the riding come in the form of lovely little Spanish bars, serving local food and drinks and the overnight stops vary from rural hotels to Mongolian yurts. I had not ridden for 8 years before last week but am now very keen to continue riding and return for yet more riding adventures. Thank you Karen, I will see you again!
Geschreven op 12 juni 2015
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