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7 Days Natural Park with Intensive Horse Riding and Yoga Retreat in Andalusia, Spain

Aventuras del Sur, C. Betis Number 16, Tarifa, Algeciras, Campo de Gibraltar, Province of Cádiz, Andalusia, Spain

Paradise for horse riders and nature lovers

A perfect combination or new experience for every passionate horse rider. Come and join our intensive horse riding, Meditation and Yoga retreat program in our cozy farm in the Naturals Parc "El Estrecho". Explore the wild nature on the back of your best friend, gallop along wild beaches, climb up steep hills or enjoy the tranquility of the pine tree forests.

Meet the instructors

Sandra, Francisco, & Sascha
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Highlights

  • 5 horse riding tours
  • Daily yoga and meditation
  • Delicious homemade meals cooked with much love
  • 6 nights' accommodation in a relaxed country house
  • Unlimited hot tea throughout the stay
  • Natur park stay
  • 3 daily meals

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 8
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Barbeque facilities
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Honesty bar
  • Kitchen
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Bicycle rental
  • Free bicycle
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Meeting room
  • Tour assistance
  • Wedding
  • Wireless internet

Aventuras del Sur's guest stays at the Finca. It is five minutes of driving from the beach and 15 minutes from Tarifa town. The rooms have a terrace with incredible views. Aventuras del Sur has a different kind of accommodation, depending on the number of persons. There are double rooms with private bathroom for two persons or private apartment fully equipped for four, five, or six persons (all rooms have views of Africa), but also you can have your own private room, or share a twin room with another yogi.

Program

Aventuras del Sur at the Costa de la Luz began from an Andalusian family dream forged with patience and the love for nature which gave birth to this beautiful project which we are now sharing with the world. Welcome!

Here you will enjoy horseback riding, yoga, and meditation, and paths along the beach and the mountains, immersed in the silence and purest nature.

Aventuras del Sur started off as a family dream 30 years ago, Paco, the horseback riding guide, started the family business breeding and training the first horses and building his family home. Step by step, Aventuras del Sur realized the dream with patient, love, and effort.

You will experience this country lifestyle, as Aventuras del Sur is a running farm, taking care of the horses, the gardens, and the house.

Victoria, the mother of the family, is a fundamental piece of the team. She delights the guests with traditional Andalusian food prepared with vegetables from the garden. She will make you feel at home.

Aventuras del Sur wishes to offer you an unforgettable holiday of horseback riding, practicing yoga, hiking in the untouched nature, or simply enjoying the calmness and peace of the place.

This week is just for you to escape from the daily hustle and the North-European cold, to relax, practice or learn yoga, and do daily intensive horse riding in beautiful nature at one of the last wild Spanish coasts where nature meets the ocean and where the sun shines almost every day. You can have tasty Mediterranean (vegetarian) food or vegetarian meal if you are vegetarian, exciting conversations, a good book, a walk around the farm, a visit of Tarifa, sitting on the beach, or watching the waves roll in.

Begin your day with a nourishing meditation in Aventuras del Sur's sea view shala followed by a cleansing and yoga session, of Hatta yoga or Restorative yoga. The class is adaptable for all participants, we will use props when you need it, so don't worry if you aren´t flexible! Yoga is not for worries, is for meet your self and learn how can you improve it step by step, meet your mind, and learn how can you calm down, stay in present, be aware, discover your inner peace. For those who never tried yoga before are very welcome.

Then, you enjoy your breakfast in Aventuras del Sur's cozy dining room and prepare yourself for an adventurous horseback ride on Aventuras del Sur's free-living horses guided by the expert Paco, who born here in the village, and know how to surprise you during the horseback trails. *The rides will be for experienced riders only.

Discover the tranquillity you will feel while trotting through the wild nature of the mountains or galloping along the beach on the back of your horse. For everyone who once went on a horseback ride, this experience is unforgettable.

After a picnic-style lunch (on the trip or back "home", you have your late afternoons free to just relax in the garden or the cozy living room, reading, chatting, or going to visit the vibrant town of Tarifa or watching the kite surfers on the Tarifa beach during the sunset.

To all who come here, Aventuras del Sur offers an experience of profound beauty, wholesomeness, wellbeing, human warmth, and down-to-earth family life. The group size will be no more than 8 people, so you can get the attention you need and make new friends easier.

Sample daily schedule

Sunday

  • 15:00 - 23:00 Arrival (no lunch served on arrival day)
  • 20:00 Welcome dinner

Monday to Friday

  • 07:00 Optional meditation session
  • 07:30 - 09:00 Yoga class
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Horseback riding
  • 14:00 Picnic style lunch after the ride

Free afternoon to enjoy the beach or relax in the garden or in your relaxing room

  • 19:00 - 20:00 (Depending on the season), dinner time!

Saturday

  • Departure day

Instructors

Sandra Trujillo

Francisco Trujillo

Sascha Pflaum

Retreat location

Aventuras del Sur is located in a very special, still seemingly untouched place in the natural park, the "Parque Natural del Estrecho" at the Costa de la Luz. The name says it all, "Coast of the Light".

The house is located in a village called Betis, close to Tarifa in the southeast of Spain. It is at the southern extreme of Europe facing Africa, where the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean meet.

Betis is a unique, traditional, and natural place where you can find peace and feel close to nature. You can discover small untouched beaches with white sand and a blue ocean. The trails will take you to the beaches of the coast or breathtaking viewpoints in the mountains.

Distances

  • Valdevaqueros - 5 minutes
  • Bolonia - 10 minutes
  • Tarifa - 15 minutes
  • Tangier - 25 minutes
  • Gibraltar International Airport (GIB) - 1 hour

Unique features

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Kitesurfing
  • Massage
  • Mountain walking
  • Pilates
  • Whale watching

General

  • Beach
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala

Services

  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer

Food

Victoria, the mother of the family, is a fundamental piece of the team. She delights the guests with traditional Andalusian food, all vegetarian if requested, and she will make you feel at home.

Almost all the food (vegetables and honey) comes from the garden or the area, the food can also be vegetarian. Two meals are included; a healthy breakfast with muesli, traditional "tostadas", tea / coffee, and an orange juice every day. In the evening, a nourishing warm dinner will be served.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Alcoholic beverages

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Pescatarian
  • Lactose Free
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)

If you come by car, you can visit the historic towns of Tarifa, Cádiz, Jerez, Sevilla, Algeciras, or Ronda or the Roman Ruins of Bolonia, or visit Vejer, one of the typical white towns of Andalusia, or drive to the astonishing empty beaches of the Costa de la Luz where tourism still hasn't hit the beaches! Beaches can be reached in 10 minutes.

If you are without a car, you can go hiking or on nature walks, climbing, cycling, observe the nature and animals, rest and relax, read, drink a tee, and enjoy life.

In the area, you can visit the Roman Ruins Baelo Claudia, visit the close beaches or enjoy the sunset in one beach bar or on the sandy beach.

In the house, you can book other excursions like whale watching or tours to Marocco. You can make a day trip to Marroc and Tangier and come back the same day. Whale watching from Tarifa port. You can also do kitesurf, surf or paddle surf, and scuba diving.

Enjoy different kinds of massages on demand for an additional cost of 40 EUR for 1 hour. You can book the massages one day ahead before dinner. Belen Rodriguez from Vejer de la Frontera is a massage expert with 15 years of experience.

Other things to do here:

You will have just the afternoon free, so during the afternoon you can take different alternatives, you can go to whale and dolphins watching with a very respectful company in Tarifa, (additional price).

You can visit the Roman Ruins of Bolonia, (free entrance for Europeans), beach walking afternoon... Bolonia, Tarifa, Paloma, Bolonia dunes.

Also, Vejer tawn and Tarifa are two good options for visits, and the Trafalgar lighthouse is also beautiful to spend the afternoon. Or make a daily trip to Marroco with a guiding excursion from Tarifa!

Spa treatments

You have the opportunity to book a very good massage or therapy with our neighbor Sonia Baquero, an Osteopathic Physiotherapist and an expert in manual therapies. Very good massages recommended from all guest who was here.

What's included

  • 5 morning or afternoon yoga classes with guided meditation
  • 5 horse riding (3-4 hours each ride)
  • Horse riding equipment
  • Yoga material
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • 3 meals (breakfast, light lunch, and dinner) from Monday to Friday
  • Sunday dinner
  • Saturday breakfast
  • Drinks

What's not included

  • Transport
  • Massage
  • Extra excursions

How to get there

Recommended Airports

It is easy to just search "Aventuras del Sur" in your phone map. Aventuras del Sur, Carretera de Betis, Tarifa, Cádiz, Spain.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Gibraltar International Airport (GIB). Gibraltar International Airport (GIB) is the nearest airport (cheap flights from England). The second nearest airport is Jerez Airport (XRY) approximately to one and a half hours away (you can find good prices sometimes). The biggest airport is Málaga Airport (AGP), 2-hour driving, and there are many flights from every country (the cheapest).

You can also fly to Seville Airport (SVQ), but Aventuras del Sur does not offer transfer from there, 3-hour drive. Tangier Ibn Battuta Airport (TNG) is also very close if you go first to visit Marrocco, then you only have to cross the sea by boat to Tarifa which takes only 25 minutes (Tanger-Tarifa boat: FRS).

From Gibraltar International Airport (GIB), you can get the bus: La Linea-Tarifa and Jerez-Tarifa too. Sevilla-Tarifa: 3 hours.

The best recommendation is come by car from the airport, the beaches are not far, but we are on the hill, so is hard to return walking from the beach, and also is difficult to find the ways through the forest, (if you don't know the Park).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 100 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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Availability

This holiday week is available around the whole year but:

*In July, it isn’t possible for riding 3 to 5 hours because the temperatures are higher, and the beaches get full of tourist from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. So, during this month, we will ride for 2 to 3 hours in the early morning.

*In Augst, we will rest because it will be too hot for riding and full beach.

*December, January, and February, we will close for restoration, renovations, and improvements.

*The riding time in July is 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. So, the breakfast will be at 8 a.m. and yoga sessions in the afternoon before dinner.

 

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