Horse Riding Holiday in Spain

Discover Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park from a horseback with Tambor del Llano in Spain! This horse riding holiday is designed for those who want to ride in the countryside, with a guide, and discover fascinating and beautiful landscapes of the Sierra de Líbar, in the heart of the natural park of Grazalema. Be prepared for wonderful horses and horse trails to nature on this equestrian tour!

Key information

  • Horse breed: Andalusian and Asturcón

Highlights

  • 12 hours of horse riding
  • Approximate daily riding time: 5 - 7 hours
  • Riding through Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park
  • Well-trained and calm horses at the ranch
  • 3 breakfasts, 2 picnics, and 2 dinners
  • 3 nights’ accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


3 days with activities in English
Spoken languages: French, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 8
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
18:18
Check-out Time:
12:00

During the holiday, you will be accommodated at Tambor del Llano for two nights and a camping area for one night. The lodge is situated on the grounds of the ranch and is a carefully restored and expanded old farm building, which will offer wonderful accommodation for riders. The night of camping in the middle of the sierra is organized in collaboration with Mulemotion, the specialized company with which Tambor del Llano collaborate to develop this program, and that is specialized to mount camping with all the supplies and services counting for it with mules of support.

Tambor del Llano provides comfortable facilities, porches, and a fabulous, half-wild garden, excellent for strolls and relaxation after long horse trails. The wonderful property offers two different options of accommodation, in natural and pure in style, all of them without TV (TV free) but efficient Wi-Fi.

Comfort room

The comfort rooms are situated in the main building as well and offer a modern and pure ambiance. Two of them have an own porch with direct access to nature and allow small pets, and two French balconies on the second floor. All of them provide two single beds, which can be united to shape a king sized bed, bathroom, air-condition, and Wi-Fi.

Superior

These modern rooms offer goods views over the valley or the surrounding cork-oak forest. Including a king-size bed or two singles beds, bathroom, French balcony or terrace, air-condition, and Wi-Fi. They provide four in the main building.

Program

Schedule

Day 1 (Tuesday)

  • Arrival to Tambor del Llano
  • Familiarization with the horses of the property
  • Walk along the paths of the estate. Ascend to the Lookout of the Era with panoramic views.
  • 20:30-21:30 Optional dinner at the Tambor del Llano (price not included)

Day 2 (Wednesday)

  • 08:30-10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30-17:15 Departure to the heart of the Llanos de Líbar, through the Wind Harbor, and across the Republican Plains (seven hours). They are very quiet places. Picnic in the countryside followed by arriving at the camping area located in the Llanos de Líbar at dusk. You will need to cross the Port of Mail, with a stretch of about 30 minutes that you will walk with the "reata" horses. During the day, you can gallop along the plain of the Republican, visit the sima, detour to know the shelter of the Port of Mail and its peculiar cistern, as well as explore the extensive cork oaks of the Peralto mountain range.
  • 18:00-20:30 Time to relax in the camping area, to settle in the camp that Mulemotion will have mounted you, to shower, and if you want, to participate in the elaboration of the mountain supper, that you will elaborate in the camp.

Day 3 (Thursday)

  • 08:30-10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:15-13:00 Take an excursion on horseback through the Llanos de Líbar, to reach the beautiful village of Montejaque. Stop in the village.
  • 13:00-14:30 Climb on horseback to the Hermitage of the Escarihuela. Picnic in that area.
  • 15:30-18:30 Back to the drum, by the Puerto Forcilla
  • 20:30-21:30 Dinner at the drum (included in the pack)

Day 4 (Friday)

  • 08:30-11:00 Breakfast

This is the end of the program. The rooms must be left before 12 o'clock. Possibility to link with another horse riding program, or to extend the stay in Tambor to explore the region. Check with Tambor del Llano.

Note

The order of the excursions can be changed occasionally to adapt to the weather, especially during the rainy season in autumn and winter. There will be possibilities to take part in the walking tour for a shorter itinerary, sleeping in the same camp of the Llanos de Líbar. It is ideal for companions who do not ride a horse, or for groups who want to make the program by walking through the Puerto del Zurraque.

Horse

There are five Andalusian horses enjoying life in Tambor del Llano. They also have two smaller Asturcón horses ideal for children. The horses are well trained and calm and can thankfully live on the property’s pastures alongside their foals. Being of Andalusian or Hispano-Arabic lineage makes them a gem of Andalusian breeds and well adapted to dressage with agile and far-reaching movements.

Included excursions

You will walk along the paths of the estate and ascent to the Lookout of the Era.

Location

This horse riding holiday will take place in Andalusia, Spain. Tambor del Llano is a 32-hectare estate located four kilometers away from the village of Grazalema and only 20 kilometers from the city of Ronda. It is at the heart of the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, the first biosphere reserve declared in Spain (1972). It is a unique sierra located between Cádiz, Málaga, and Sevilla.

Being south of Pico del Jaral (964 meters), the state is an excellent balcony towards the Sierra de Líbar and Sierra del Endrinal and the area known as Descansadero (resting place), a crossroad of several hiking paths where travelers can rest beside the Campobuche river (also known as Guadares) or set out for an incredible various astonishing walks.

Tambor dell Llano comprises a dense cork-oak forest rooted on large sandstone rocks and broken from time to time by small terraces that once hosted wine-trees and are now used for pasture and planting. Down the hill, there is the plain (el llano), where the vegetation changes and the horses and sheep feed freely.

The place features a wide representation of Mediterranean vegetation, both trees (cork oaks, wild olives, gall oaks, holm oaks, stone pines, quince trees, ancient pear-trees) and shrub vegetation (brooms, rockroses, spurge flaxes, laburnums, hawthorns, thymes). The ranch is also in a very wild environment, with the possibility to observe numerous birds, such as vultures, eagles and a great diversity of songbirds, and game, such as deer, roe deer, Spanish wild goats, wild boars, foxes, and many more.

Food

Tambor del Llano's kitchen offers typical Spanish food. Dinner will consist of three courses (appetizer,first plate, main plate, and dessert) out of typical Andalusian ingredients. Additional drinks will be added to the bill. Lunch will usually be a rich picnic transported in saddlebags and taken in the wild.

In case you do not attend a horse trail and rather want to take the picnic in one of Tambor del Llano's beautiful hideouts, they will be happy to prepare it for you. Except for large groups, they do not offer lunch or other services out of the kitchen on midday. The special menu is 30 per person, for more information please send inquiry.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • A trip to Acinipo
  • A trip to Ronda
  • Canoeing
  • Climbing
  • Exhibition "Bulerías" visit
  • Mountain biking
  • Speleology
  • Visit to a cork processing center (40 EUR per person, 25 USD for each additional person)
  • Visits to the impressive horses of Jerez de la Frontera
  • Walking ravines

What's included

  • 12 hours of horse riding
  • Hiking to the Lookout of the Era
  • 3 breakfasts, 2 picnics, and 2 dinners
  • 3 nights’ accommodation

What's not included

  • Optional dinner at the Tambor del Llano (22 EUR or the special lamb menu for 32 EUR)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Grazalema

  • Tambor del Llano is 5 kilometers from Grazalema via the A-372 towards Ronda.
  • Where the A-372 meets the A-374, you will find the restaurant Venta Los Alamillos.
  • From the Los Alamillos parking ground, you will see a smaller road that immediately divides into two.
  • Take the one on the left and continue for 1.8 kilometers until you hit Campobuche, where the guides and the horses will be waiting!

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Málaga Airport (AGP), Seville Airport (SVQ), or Jerez Airport (XRY). Transfer from and to the airports is available upon request.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Pricing information

There are also other prices for this tour:

  • Shared Superior Plus double room (622 EUR per person)
  • Single Superior Plus double room (745 EUR per person)
  • Companion without equestrianism (subtract 240 EUR from your chosen room type)

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