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Horse riding in Andalucía

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You can literally find everything in Andalucía: wilderness, mountains, coastal areas and because of the many old (donkey) paths there are many routes to ride horses through the Andalusian landscape. That is why this region is one of most famous areas in the world to ride horses. The many natural parks in Andalucía offer a spectacular landscape and with an ideal climate the region allows riding throughout the year.

On the coast, for example in Tarifa, you can see Morocco with a clear sky. It is truly a magical place to discover.

Andalucía has a very long riding tradition and is best known for the Andalusian horses. Horses are an important part of Andalusian culture which you can see in the many traditional festivals. For example the "Feria del Caballo" which happens in May and is dedicated to the horse.

As the summer gets very hot in Andalusia it is wise to ride in the morning or in the evening, or in coastal areas, where there is often a nice breeze. Treks can be booked for one day, but the area is so big and there is so much to see, that it is often recommended to book one or more nights. Often there are tours for a whole week. 

Where to stay

If you are looking for a very special place we can not recommend the eco farm "La Donaira" enough. This Finca will exceed all your expectations. The view is breathtaking and the staff is super warm.

The more than hundred year old Andalusian farmhouse and its stables were renovated in 2010 with passion and according to ecological criteria. The stylishly furnished rooms are made of natural materials such as organic cotton, wood and stone.

This hotel is beyond words and gets an average rating of 9.6 on

When to visit

Andalusia is a year round destination. However we recommend visiting Andalusia from May til November. Keep in mind that in July and August it can get extremely hot. Click here for more climate details in Tarifa, Spain.

This article was last updated on October 15, 2022.