Hacking through the mountains
Cortijo Los Lobos from field
Cortijo Los Lobos Courtyard
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Ethical horse riding holidays in Andalucia for all abilities.

Non riders & beginners welcome

Non Ridden Equine Friendly

Horse riding holidays, Andalucia

Cortijo Los Lobos offers tailor made holidays in the beautiful olive groves and pine clad national park area of Andalucia, Southern Spain. We are just 40 minutes from Granada and Malaga airports. With breathtaking mountain views and a spectacular rural location, heated pool, jacuzzi, terraces and gardens, you will unwind and recharge in our peaceful corner of Andalucia. Come to ride, or just to enjoy a relaxing holiday.

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Our guests say…

Read our reviews on Trip Advisor…

“A real gem hidden in rural Spain perfect for horse-riding, walking and exploring Andalusia!” 13 April 2018 – A TripAdvisor Traveller Read 117 reviews of Cortijo Los Lobos



We are a couple in our 70’s who no longer ride but that did not exclude us from enjoying this magical place. So many good things have been said in previous comments but one thing that may not have been said is the dedication and love that June and Clive, the owners have for this wonderful home and their animals. They have strived for 20 years to make it what it is today. The accommodation is really lovely, well thought out with huge attention to detail in this characterful finca. The evening meals June cooked were delicious, beds comfy, views beautiful and everywhere spotlessly clean.

Trip Advisor ReviewOctober, 2019

My sister and I spent a week here in May. It is outstanding in every way you can imagine. The horses are beautiful, the rides on the trails offered magnificent views, and were suitable for established riders and novices,as support and guidance is available from Clive & June if needed. Clive and June’s ethical way is what makes this holiday special, and it shows with the way the horses have a kind demeanour. The food was amazing, the cottage immaculate, and the pool was perfect to cool off after riding out. We are booking for next year for sure!. (I have been on a riding holiday to Spain a few years ago, so can compare, and this one is perfect in every way).

Marie DTrip Advisor Review, June 2019

Fabulous Family Holiday. We have recently returned from a 2 week holiday at Cortijo Los Lobos and cannot rate it highly enough. A fabulous place, lovely hosts, amazing setting. The grounds are immaculately maintained. We loved that we could have a lazy day by the pool / relax in our fabulous private courtyard yet there were lots of family activities nearby, and of course the horse riding!

Trip Advisor Review by Paula M, Aug 2017

Just got back after 3 glorious days doing a workshop. The views are stunning and the location is perfect for relaxing. You won’t be disappointed by the accommodation either! June and Clive (the owners) have retained the charm of the farmhouse and created nicely furnished rooms and self contained cottages that have a homely, personal feel and are perfect for relaxing.

Review on Trip Advisor by Bern E, June 2017

A perfect retreat. If you want beautiful views, away from the madding crowds, gorgeous accommodation, tranquility, perfect hosts and love animals Cortijo Los Lobos is the place.
I’ve never felt so relaxed and at peace. If you want to ride, you won’t find better cared for horses, and you are helping to support rescues too.

Trip Advisor review, Nicola G, May 2018

We spent a wonderful 4 days here over Easter and realised what a real gem we had discovered! It’s run by an English couple, Clive and June who are the most amazing hosts. Our daughter had an amazing time enjoying riding the horses (bitless for the first time) and learning about the clicker training which June kindly spent some time explaining. The whole feel of the place is so relaxed – being surrounded by beautiful rural Spain with animals roaming freely around.

Trip Advisor review, Janette E, April 2018

We have just come back from a fantastic self catering holiday at Cortijo los Lobos. We were looking for a location to relax as adults but with something for our 8 year old son and we couldn’t have chosen better! During our stay we met two lovely families with similar aged children who happily met, socialised and ate in the communal courtyard when not swimming in the lovely, securely fenced pool.  Cortijo los lobos specialises in ethical riding holidays but is also perfect for animal loving families (there are cats, dogs, chickens and a sheep as well as the horses!!)looking for a quiet location with a pool!  Our son, a complete novice, had a super, hour’s trek through the olive groves and with June and Clive’s encouragement went from a child nervous around horses to one who was keen to groom and feed them. We are already planning our return…

Hilary DolomoreTrip Advisor Review, Aug 2019

Tailor made holidays, Andalucia

We will tailor make your riding holiday to suit you. Ride as much or as little  as you want. If riding is not your thing, we cater for non-riders too.  We welcome beginners, children and nervous riders. We also encourage non-ridden horse keeping (a lot of our rescue horses are getting old, with some of them retired). Guests are welcome to take horses for a walk in hand, or attend our many non-ridden courses throughout the year – great fun for horses and humans! When it comes to food, you can choose from full board, half board, self-catering or mix and match. So you do as much, or as little, cooking as you wish. We are happy to provide entirely vegan or vegetarian menus. Please call us or send us a message to discuss what you want from your holiday.

The accommodation is centred around our beautiful old family farmhouse and a central shady patio garden, where meals are served.

Spanish style cottages are tastefully decorated and all have views over olive groves and mountains, sleep 4-5.  A self-contained 1 bedroom apartment sleeps 2 adults and has additional beds for children. Two further double bedrooms with private bathrooms are found in the main farmhouse.

Guests share a large heated swimming pool and terrace with breathtaking mountain views, a jacuzzi and mediterranean gardens.

Ethical Horsemanship

Cortijo Los Lobos is a pioneering riding holiday centre with an ethical approach to horsemanship. Kindness is our ethos. We train using positive reinforcement. We don’t use bits, whips or force of any kind. If you are interested in learning more, we run regular courses on ethical horsemanship.

Whether you are an experienced rider or a complete beginner, you will love meeting our happy herd. Many of our guests just like to come down to the paddocks to watch them interact. We hope you will find riding them through our beautiful mountain scenery, bitless, barefoot and carefree, a magical experience.

Are you interested in ethical horsemanship? As well as tailor made horse riding holidays, we run courses in ethical horsemanship throughout the year.