by Saskia Mier
For those who are looking for a bit of fun and adventure, as well as learning about the wonderful culture Andalusia has to offer, there are many equestrian ranches which offer some great day packages.
These packages will usually consist of a private day trip around inland Andalusia, mostly in small groups, and a fairly long horse ride will definitely be part of it. You might also like the idea of a morning visit to a bull farm before sipping sherry at a local restaurant, later saddling up for an afternoon ride, enjoying the picturesque surroundings of National Parks. With the increasing popularity of the Iberican pig and its meat delicacies, tours are now available of the extensive farms where they are bred, together with tastings of the famous jamón and cured sausages (chorizo, salsichon, morcilla, etc).
Some ranches will offer you the "vaquera" experience, similar to a day in the life of the men who look after cows and bulls on estates. During a ride along open fields, through olive groves and meadows of spring flowers, the rumbling of bellies will call for a well-deserved lunch break, allowing riders to dismount under the shade of an oak tree and enjoy an Andalusian meal. Something about sitting among the long grass, and tucking into an al fresco meal while your horse is resting under a tree, makes this a once-in-a-lifetime moment.
Experience Spain's wild west on this private full-day countryside day trip tour from Cádiz. Enjoy a thrilling horse and wild bull show; and go horseback riding through the 217-acre La Saura Park, which is covered mostly in pine forest, with some eucalyptus dotting the area.
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Andalusia Horses Show and Visit to Medina Sidonia from Jerez
Spend a day on the countryside on this private tour and visit to Medina Sidonia, from Jerez. Visit a ranch to see wild bulls and world famous Andalusian horses. Experience a day in the life of magnificent animals You will also visit the white village of Medina Sidonia and see its ancient ruins and preserved ancient Andalusian history.
Andalusian Countryside Day Trip from Jerez
Get a taste of Andalusiaâ€™s wild side on this private countryside day trip, from Jerez. Experience a day in the life of magnificent animals like wild bulls and cows. After an intense Bulls experience, taste a bit of wildness yourself by riding on horseback through La Suara Natural Park.