Activities for non-riders
Tours of the Region
Option F gives you time to do any of the activities described below,
then in the
afternoons enjoy the Tours in southern Castilla la Mancha and into
Or simply relax with the options below on holiday
Hundreds of kilometres of ancient tracks and paths,
accessible directly from the riding centre. Walk through pine woods,
vineyards, apricot and almond groves, along ancient river beds, or enjoy
views over huge landscapes. Fit walking enthusiasts can explore the
range of low mountains within a half hour walk to the east of the
centre. The centre also backs on to a protected nature reserve.
The area is a bird watcher’s paradise. Short-toed and
Benelli's eagles (also Golden Eagles fly over occasionally), hoopoe,
bee-eaters, golden oriole, owls, egrets, warblers, swallows, martins,
swifts, terns, black kite, avocet,
flycatchers, wheatears, gold crests, woodpeckers, stilts, herons and
other water birds (on the protected ponds of the adjacent nature
reserve). The birds of prey include an occasional pair of
eagles who circle the centre eyeing our chickens!
Note: We spotted a pair of European Imperial Eagles
circling above our farm - a very rare sight considering there are
apparently only around 200 breeding pairs left and in danger of becoming extinct.
In November thousands of Cranes migrate to the lakes just
north west of the Centre and you see them circling and calling to each
other before spiralling skywards in 'V' formation.
Our Area is
rich in history
Tobarra also hosts one of the biggest
series of Easter parades in Europe.
Visiting the market town of Hellin
Morning street market (Wednesday). Bowling alley,
fitness centre, modern shopping centre, nightclubs and all the
facilities of a thriving town.
Or just relax at the centre
Watch any riders working in the school, enjoy the
views from one of our terraces,
browse through our equine book store, or simply relax at the bar.
Day visitors . . .
(See 'non-riders', guided