General Information     Year 2013

 

Months we are open

In 2013 we are open for riding holidays 6th April to 20th July and 24th August to 2nd November (in August temperatures are usually around 45/46°C). At other times we can offer hourly or half day rides or work in the school by appointment

 

Climate

The Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia recently announced this area enjoys the most hours of sunshine than any region of Spain. We are blessed with a mostly non-humid atmosphere and many months of sunshine and gentle breezes. Weather in November to the end of March is variable and although most of the days are sun filled, with blue skies, we do have the occasional overcast and rainy day (mostly during November) or windy days (February/March).

 

Terrain & Riding

Riding is off road, on ancient tracks or across country, or perhaps a few hundred metres through a village to the odd restaurant/bar. There are no fences or barriers and riders are welcome on the land. You will be accompanied by an experienced guide for all rides, which could be at all paces, depending on rider's wishes.

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Do you need to hire a car?

On our all inclusive holidays a car is not really necessary. You will be met at the airport, unless you have booked a DIY/day/hourly riding holiday. Non-riders in the party may find a hire car an advantage for 'Option G' bookings. The riding centre is 2km (1.25 miles) from the centre of the village of Tobarra and 8km (5 miles) from the market town of Hellin and your hotel.

 

Travel

Fly to Alicante or St Javier (Murcia) airport, serviced by most budget and other airlines. We collect you from the airport and take you to your hotel. Alternatively you can fly to Madrid from where there is an hourly fast train to Albacete, or to Hellin. By road the Centre is just 8 minutes from junction 301 on the A30 motorway, 90km north of Murcia, 56 km south of Albacete.

 

Safety & Insurance

We provide a safety vehicle within range and mobile communications whilst in the saddle out in the country. Some staff hold British and Spanish Red Cross first aid diplomas. You are responsible for your own holiday and riding insurance (a policy to cover supervised hacking would normally be sufficient). We advise you to bring with you form E-111. We suggest you bring your own safety hats although we have some you can use but can not guarantee we will have sufficient or the correct sizes for all in a riding party. We recommend you wear a suitable safety/hard hat, boots, riding breeches or similar.

Here are links you may find useful to get insurance cover (outside your arrangement with Viva Iberica’s riding holiday so please check terms and conditions carefully): www.sportscoverdirect.com/ or try www.endsleigh.co.uk (0800 7836414) for an instant quotation.

 

Post & Internet

There is a post box, emptied daily, and post office in the village 1˝ miles from the centre, where you can buy stamps, envelopes etc. Another post office is within easy walking distance of the hotel, which also has internet facilities.

 

Licensed

Viva Iberica is an official riding holiday centre supported by the Regional Government Rural Tourist board (Campos de Hellin) and included in their website www.camposdehellin.com/comarca/tobarra.htm Also a licensed riding club in the community of Castilla La Mancha No. 3917/06 and we are affiliated to the Spanish National Equestrian Federation. The business and riding premises meet current health and safety requirements and have a Licencia de Apertura de Establecimientos issued by the Ajuntamiento de Tobarra.

 

Local Area

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