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Short Break, Madrid

If you imagine the perfect riding holiday to be mixing horse riding with culture then this is the perfect holiday for you. You will be riding in the beautiful countryside of Madrid and this can be mixed with sight seeing tours. Your stay can also be extended with extra nights in Madrid if you wish to take in the ambience of the area for a little bit longer.

What's Included:

  • 3 nights B&B hotel
  • 2 full days riding
  • or 2 shorter routes
  • Transfers hotel-stables-hotel

Price: from £350pp

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Sample Itinerary and prices – scroll down for more details

Day One

Arrive in Madrid today and make your way to one of the hotels that we have selected for you in The Sierra de Navacerrada. We can arrange car hire for you should you wish to travel independently or you can catch a train from Madrid (departures every 45 minutes; duration 50 minutes). Upon arrival at your hotel you can start to relax and enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings, this region is also noted for its fine cuisine and local home grown produce is very much a feature in the regions menus.

Day Two

Riding will start today; after breakfast you will be collected from the hotel for the short drive to the riding stable. Today you have a choice; experienced riders can enjoy a route of 2 – 3 hours around the owners private finca. Here you will be treated to spectacular views as you ride through this area of zoological and botanical interest. Beginners may choose a lesson and a shorter route as they learn to become confident and at ease with their horse. Tonight we can arrange a massage for you at a spa located close to your hotel.

Day Three

Today you will be heading off on another equestrian adventure. The route today is also 4 – 5 hours in duration and is called La Ruta del Toro Bravo (Spanish Bull). It follows a path that takes you past some of the most famous bull breeding farms of the region for example Eulogios, José Furiuche, Vázquez, etc. You will see cows with their calves and of course the mature males all grazing peacefully in their natural environment. Less experienced riders can again choose to take a lesson followed by a shorter ride out in the countryside.

Day Four

Today you can choose to ride again or we can also organise a guided tour for you to one of the many local areas of historic interest. For example to the city of Soria, The Monastery of El Escorial or The Palace and Gardens of La Granja de San Ildefonso (XVII), known as The Versailles of Spain. A qualified local guide will explain to you the importance of these wonderful sites which will surely stay in your memory for ever. We can also organise private rides for small groups (2 or more) to these areas of historic interest.

For those who have decided to enjoy an extra night in Madrid we will organise a hotel for you in the historic centre of this enchanting capital city.

Extend your stay by an extra night in Madrid:

Don’t let this opportunity pass, we can arrange an additional night(s) stay in Madrid to enjoy the numerous cultural and gastronomic experiences offered by this extraordinary city. We can offer you an unforgettable experience including accommodation in one of our hand picked charming hotels situated in the heart of the historic centre, we can also organise sight seeing tours including a thematic tour that includes the most important equestrian art in The Prado Museum. You may like to enjoy a night of Flamenco and we can of course arrange airport transfers for you.

What’s included -

•    Bed and Breakfast accommodation in double/twin rooms
•    2 full days riding or 2 shorter routes depending on ability
•    Transfers hotel-stables-hotel

Optional extras-

•    Guided visit of El Escorial (3-4 hrs) from £30 per person
•    Guided visit to la Granja & Segovia (4-5 hrs) from £40 per person
•    Full day guided visit of El Escorial, La Granja & Segovia (6-7 hours) from £55 per person
•    Ride around Bull Farm (3-4 hours) from £95 per person

Customer Feedback:

"I have gone on a few other equestrian holidays , and by far this is one of the best all around trips I have ever gone on.
The horses, people and country were extraordinary and I would still be there if I didn’t have to work to make money to return!!!
Thank you Mariano and Spain!! And Equestrian Escapes for turning me on to this magical  non-touristy place.."



For tips regarding your holiday such as what to wear and riding ability, please visit the Travel Tips page.

We work hard to ensure that each customer has a great time on their holiday. Please see some riding holiday reviews here.

We have a large range of holidays to suit a range of riding abilities. Please see here for more information.


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

How To Book

  • Flexible dates
  • 3-14 nights
  • 30% deposit to book
  • Final balance 8 weeks out
  • Fill in booking form below
  • Pay deposit via WorldPay

Optional Extras

  • Guided visit of Segovia
  • Monastery of El Escorial
  • The Granja de San Ildefonso
  • Spa treatments
  • Car hire
  • Additional riding