Whether you feel like a canter along a white sandy beach or a stroll through the cork oak forests, Tarifa has some of the most spectacular riding country in Europe,
It is best to go in the cool of the morning or at dusk while the sun goes down ... magic if it's low tide at sunset.
Riding with Belinda Braithwaite
There are several places to rent horses locally, but it is occasionally possible to ride with El Aguilón owner Belinda Braithwaite on one of her magnificent private horses. During the summer months, Belinda rides on the Bolonia beach early in the morning, ending with a swim in the sea with the horses. Depending on the tides, she rides along the beach towards the Roman ruins, swims with the horses near the Roman Ruins, or rides into the dunes with spectacular views towards Morocco.
Formerly a UK event rider, at the age of 21, Belinda rode her horse Dragon solo ,1,700 miles from Sotogrande to Paris. Belinda wrote a best-selling book about her adventures, and then set off on another 4-month expedition, this time from Calgary to San Francisco. Her faithful horse Dragon had a long and happy life in the pastures of El Aguilón.
The wonderful grey mare, Sevillana is steady but receptive, making her totally safe for even the most nervous rider.
For more information and prices contact Belinda:
Spring / Fall Riding Week with Explorers Belinda Braithwaite and Rodrigo Olson
October to June is the best time to venture out on horseback, so twice a year Belinda and Rodrigo organize a guided horseback riding week from El Aguilón, exploring the smuggled trails of sand hills and pine forests,
Due to Covid19 restrictions, these expeditions are suspended until further notice
Numbers strictly limited to 6 riders (welcome non-traveling members)