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Tierras de Al-Andalus - the lands of Andalucia - a 10 day endurance adventure - is the genius of Jose Manuel Soto. He is one of Spain's cherished singers, with a passion for life, a love of his land, an eye for adventure and a reverence for the horse. His dream, and his ability to put together a team of people capable of 'making it happen' gave us the opportunity to experience the beauty and variety of Andalucia on horseback. The trails were challenging and scenic, traversing historic sites, mountain passes, village streets, beautiful Atlantic beaches... We stayed in hotels nestled in historic towns, were hosted by different communities with their own styles and traditions. And the people of Andalucia are warm and friendly, passionate, quick to laugh and smile...Does it get any better?!
Come With Us On The Journey!

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Jose Anto Calderon Baquerizo
and Campanera
1st Place One Rider - One Horse


Juan Carlos Dominguez Calle
and Humpry
1st Place Team


Francisco Dominguez Calle
and Espia
1st Place Team

51 Start - 45 Finish in all Categories!

Riding across Andalucia - For ten days

People of the Event



Images of the Journey

Prolog Images || Day 1 Photos || Day 2 Images || Day 3 Images || Day 4 Images
Day 5 Images || Day 6 Images || Day 7 Images

Thoughts and Comments

Steph/Travels || Steph/Preparations || Merri/2 Gringos in Sevilla
Merri/My Suitcase is Fish || Steph/Prolog || Merri/Need Sleep!!
Steph/A Ride in Spain || Steph/Spanish Windmills || Merri/Spring in Andalucia!
Steph/WOW!!! || Steph/To The Finish || Merri/An Andalucian Wow!

A Recap

Merri/And So It Begins || Merri/Prologue || Merri/Day 1 - El Rocio
Merri/Day 2 - Sanlucar de Barrameda || Merri/Day 3 - Montenmedio
Merri/Day 4 - Algeciras || Merri/Day 5 - Ronda
Merri/Day 6 - Antequera || Merri/Day 7 - Granada
Merri/Day8 - La Beata

Ride Results and Status (PDF Only)


Day 1 (29Mar08)
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Day 2 (30Mar08)
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Day 3 (31Mar08)
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Day 4 (01Apr08)
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Day 5 (02Apr08)
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Day 6 (03Apr08)
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Day 7 (04Apr08)
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Day 8 (05Apr08)
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29 hours since we left Oreana. It was cool and gray and sprinkling in the desert on the drive to the airport, snow on the ground and cold in Minneapolis, very cold and gray in Amsterdam, windy and much warmer in Madrid...More
Merri and I are now at the TRH Motilla Hotel, in Dos Hermanas, just outside of Sevilla (Seville). We had a late dinner last night at the Hotel Occidental in Sevilla (11pm, just before the closed) and then totally crashed around 1am. The first real sleep since we left Oreana ...More
Prolog Images || Day 1 Images || Day 2 Images || Day 3 Images || Day 4 Images
Day 5 Images || Day 6 Images || Day 7 Images || Day 8 Images
Day 8

Steph's Day 8
Images by Steph

Day 8 - Quickly
Images Merri

The Morning
Images Merri

The Afternoon
Images Merri

Finish (Part 1)
Images Merri

Finish (Part 2)
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The Evening!
Images Merri