luxury riding holidays

Our holidays are our star attraction. Our onsite luxury accommodation with unbelievable facilities means you can combine a luxury holiday with your incredible riding experience, and our exceptional Spanish horses will carry you through the most magical landscape providing you with a truly unforgettable experience.  

Our holidays are incomparable, with a maximum of six riders at any one time, we focus heavily on the individual needs of our clients, providing a unique and memorable experience, but you don't just have to take our word for it, our reviews speak for themselves -

"Our best ever riding holiday" - "The most magical breathtaking rides I have ever experienced" - "A little part of heaven for me"

"Pack away your preconceptions and prepare to be delighted" - "Spanish riding at its best"

You can choose between our standard packages and our new self catering options, but whichever you choose you can be guaranteed a truly unforgettable experience.

Click here to go straight to our self catering options

riding

Riding through this magical landscape is an experience you will never forget. Our incredible location means the riding is truly spectacular, with varied landscapes and breathtaking scenery.  We ride through fields, forests, olive groves, mountains and even through the narrow streets of the traditional white washed villages, all on our exceptional, safe and sure footed Spanish horses. It is definitely a bucket list experience!

Our standard packages offer a fabulous riding itinerary of up to 4 hours a day, alternatively our self catering packages offer greater flexibility with a variety of riding packages available, we have something to suit every pocket, and if you cant find something that suits your needs why not contact us for a bespoke package. Details below on whats included in each of our packages.

 

We encourage all of our riders to get to know their horses and take part in grooming and tacking up as well as the riding as we feel this helps you to get the most out of your experience.  All hacks are guided by Darren, with more than 20 years experience as a professional jockey, whose incredible horsemanship, vast knowledge and expertise help make our holidays truly unique.

We prefer riders coming along on our standard and gold riding holidays to be comfortable in all three gaits and to be able to control the horse due to the amount of saddle time involved. Although we can take beginners in smaller groups, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

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The retreat

Our luxury retreat is located at the foot of the Sierra de las Nieves natural park with its biodiverse landscape and incredibly beautiful and breathtaking scenery. We have 3 fabulous self contained apartments on-site (details below) and we believe our facilities are second to none. 

 

Our fabulous south facing swimming pool means you can soak up the sun whatever the time of day. Surrounded by sunbeds you can relax around the pool with a good book or even sample one of our cocktails from the bar. When you get bored of sunbathing you can enjoy a game of pool or darts, or even a game of Petanque on our specially build court, you can take a walk around our 30000 sq mt retreat, taking in our beautiful fishing lake, the river bed and the incredible array of wildlife that can be found here or you can simply sit on your private terrace with a cold glass of wine and enjoy the incredible panoramic views.

 

If you want more information regarding the accommodation and facilities here at the retreat please visit our sister site Cortijo el Chenil Rural Retreat by clicking on the link below.

holiday time

Our programme means you have plenty of downtime to enjoy the luxurious surroundings of the retreat, and on your day off you can take the opportunity to explore this incredible region. Whether you want to soak up the atmosphere in the cosmopolitan city of Malaga, take in a little culture in any one of the many fabulous historic towns such as Ronda, head towards the coast to soak up the sun on one of the many fabulous Costa del Sol beaches or sip a cocktail alongside the fabulous yachts in Puerto Banus after enjoying an afternoons shopping there really is something for everyone to enjoy. You may even want to try another activity such as paddleboarding, Mountain Biking, Surfing, Buggy rides and much more, please click on the link below to take a look at our sister site Cortijo el Chenil Rural Retreat for more information on what there is to do in the local area.

 

All extra activities will be subject to an additional charge. If you want to get out and about and explore the region in your downtime we would highly recommend hiring a car, however there are excellent public transport links and we can also do drop offs to various location in our minibus. Charges depend upon the destination.

standard riding holidays

Accommodation

Our luxury apartments are fully equipped, well appointed, spacious and very comfortable meaning you have everything you need to enjoy an incredible holiday. They are stylishly decorated and equipped with both air conditioning and heating so you are comfortable no matter what the time of year. They feature Samsung Smart TV's, DVD players and Bluetooth speakers and have private terraces overlooking the front of the property with its stunning cactus garden, orchard and views across the olive groves to the mountains.

 

Standard accommodation is based upon two people sharing a twin room, but if you don’t fancy sharing, double rooms are available with a single person supplement. All bedlinen and towels are provided, including pool towels. 

Catering

Our holidays are partially catered, for example on a 7 night stay you will enjoy a fantastic continental breakfast each morning, with traditional evening meals on riding days.  Our fantastic meals are mainly catered at the retreat using a lot of our own freshly grown produce (time of year allowing) as well as locally sourced goods, but we also like to take our guests out to some of our best local restaurants to sample the local cuisine and experience the local lifestyle.

 

All meals include a drink, either a soft drink, a glass of wine, or a beer. Extra food and drinks are available at an additional cost. Read "Whats included" for a list of the meals provided.

Self catering options are available please contact us for details

WHATS INCLUDED

7 Nights

  • Accommodation in a twin room in either a 1 bed or 2 bed luxury apartment

  • Five days of riding for up to 4 hours per day through varied countryside with breathtaking views.

  • 7 Fabulous continental breakfasts

  • 5 Delicious evening meals, including at least one visit to a local restaurant. Dinner, dessert and one drink included.

  • One full rest day which you can use for other activities, sightseeing or simply relaxing.

  • Use of all of the facilities available at the retreat.

from €850

  • Accommodation in a twin room in either a 1 bed or 2 bed luxury apartment

  • Three days of riding for up to 4 hours per day through varied countryside with breathtaking views.

  • 4 Fabulous continental breakfasts

  • 3 Delicious evening meals, including at least one visit to a local restaurant. Dinner, dessert and one drink included.

  • Use of all of the facilities available at the retreat.

4 Nights

from €600

  • Accommodation in a twin room in either a 1 bed or 2 bed luxury apartment

  • Two days of riding for up to 4 hours per day through varied countryside with breathtaking views.

  • 3 Fabulous continental breakfasts

  • 2 Delicious evening meals. Dinner, dessert and one drink included.

  • Use of all of the facilities available at the retreat.

3 Nights

from €520

Airport transfers are available from €45 each way

luxury self catering packages

We have introduced an extensive range of luxury self catering packages so you can tailor your holiday to both your individual requirements and your budget to create your ultimate luxury riding holiday.

 

Choose from a 3, 4 or 7 night break with either a bronze, silver or gold riding package

Our packages are available for single riders in our luxury one bedroom apartment, but they do work out cheaper for groups so grab your friends and start planning your dream holiday now

 

apartments

Whether you choose our one bedroom or one of our two bedroom apartment you will not be disappointed. Our luxurious apartments are fully equipped, stylishly decorated and spacious with everything you need to enjoy an incredible holiday.

Each apartment features either one or two air conditioned bedrooms with luxuriously large and comfortable superking beds or twin single beds shower rooms ,fully equipped kitchens, comfortable lounge areas with smart TV's, DVD players and bluetooth speakers, and a private terrace with tables and chairs, individual BBQ's and spectacular views of the mountains. 

  • Multifunction oven, featuring a microwave and grill

  • Fridge

  • Induction hob

  • Kettle Toaster

  • Dolce Gusto coffee machine

  • Air conditioning in bedroom

  • Gas fires and heaters for cooler months

  • Superking / twin beds

  • Luxury linens provided

  • Towels provided

  • Wifi

Featuring - 

riding packages

There are three packages to choose from for each break - Bronze, Silver and Gold.

For beginner riders we would recommend Bronze packages. Gold packages are only available for intermediate riders and above due to the length of time in the saddle and the terrain.

There are prices for solo riders in the one bedroom apartment, and for 2 or more riders (with discounts available for more riders)

Details of the riding packages are listed below - please contact us with your requirements for prices - 

7 Nights

  • Three x two hour treks and one 3 hour trek

from as little

as €500

Bronze

Silver

  • Three x two hour treks and one 3 hour trek and a 4 hour picnic ride

Gold

  • Two x two hour treks and one 3 hour trek and a 4 hour picnic ride and 4 hour bar ride

riding packages

There are three packages to choose from for each break - Bronze, Silver and Gold.

For beginner riders we would recommend Bronze packages. Gold packages are only available for intermediate riders and above due to the length of time in the saddle and the terrain.

There are prices for solo riders in the one bedroom apartment, and for 2 or more riders (with discounts available for more riders)

Details of the riding packages are listed below - please contact us with your requirements for prices - 

7 Nights

  • Three x two hour treks and one three hour trek

from as little

as €565

Bronze

Silver

  • Three x two hour treks, one three hour trek and a four hour picnic ride

Gold

  • Two x two hour treks, one three hour trek, a four hour picnic ride and four hour bar ride

4 Nights

  • Three x two hour treks 

from as little

as €374

Bronze

Silver

  • Two x two hour treks and a four hour bar ride

Gold

  • One two hour trek, a four hour bar ride and a four hour picnic ride

3 Nights

  • Two x two hour treks 

from as little

as €289

Bronze

Silver

  • One two hour trek and a four hour bar ride

Gold

  • One four hour bar ride and a four hour picnic ride

Prices are seasonal - Low season November to February and high season is March - June and September - October.

July and August packages are available, however there is a reduced amount of riding available which takes place early morning due to the very high temperatures

If none of the above packages suit you please feel free to contact us with your requirements and we will be more than happy to  provide you with a quotation for your bespoke package

SAFETY FIRST

On your arrival day you will take part in an induction process where we will talk you through all the safety aspects of your holiday including an assessment which will help us to pair you with the most suitable horse. Ensuring your holiday is a safe enjoyable experience is paramount and we take your safety very seriously.

We do provide helmets but you are welcome to bring your own. You must however bring with you suitable footwear and riding gear to ensure you are safe and comfortable when riding.

 

IMPORTANT 

It is essential that you take out suitable Holiday Insurance that covers you for horse riding whilst you are here.

Cortijo el Chenil, Partido Chenil 4,

29566, Casarabonela, Malaga. Spain  |  info@cortijoelchenil.com

Tel: +44 7584 097177  or +34 662 50 50 88

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