Casa La Pedrera

Casa La Pedrera, Orihuela: Address, Phone Number, Casa La Pedrera Reviews: 4/5

Casa La Pedrera
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Casa La Pedrera is the name of a house, the building of which was featured on Grand Designs Abroad. A whole range of exciting activities are available through Costa Blanca Quad Tours and must be booked in advance. The activities on offer are Quad biking, Horse riding, Air Rifle, Archery, Walking and Hiking. The activities take place in and around the Embalse de la Pedrera, Reservoir and Reserve. The Embalse de la Pedrera is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty and within the Protected Reserve which is full of Meditteranean Flora and Fauna. Only those customers who book an activity as listed above with CBQT are able to enjoy certain facilities free of charge. ie Pool and Terrace. There however is no access to the house which is a private residence. In order to avoid disappointment, and a wasted journey all activities and excursions must be booked for in advance. Thank you
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kate
Algorfa, Spain13 contributions
Great pony experience
Aug 2020 • Family
We spent a fantastic hour with The horses and Blanca the pony. Jenni was very lovely and knowledgeable and taught us a little as we enjoyed grooming Blanca followed by a ride towards the lake .
Beautiful place and would recommend to anyone with all ages of kids.
Written 29 August 2020
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brianajohn
Huntingdon, UK19 contributions
As good as a typical Spanish restaurant gets
Feb 2020 • Couples
I'll keep this short - food was nice but usual issues with Spanish restaurants: cold plates, tepid food, TV competing with piped music. It's par for the course in Spain and the food quality is good so if you are looking for a fairly traditional Spanish experience, this restaurant is as good as any.
Written 9 February 2020
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elaine b
Exeter, UK8 contributions
Brillant
Mar 2019 • Couples
Second visit to Casa La Pedrera and it didnt dissappoint. Four of us had two quad bikes. Wanted to do off/on road route but needed driving licesnse. So,we went on the slightly more challenging route which was great fun and got covered in dust. Derek was our route leader and he was watching out all the time as one member of our group was apprehensive and nervous. We had one stop for a photo shoot down by the lake. Lovely photo. Jenni and Derek are such lovely people and so friendly. Thank you both . Next time we will do segway around the pink lake.
Written 2 April 2019
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A second visit, awesome! We love our repeat customers and always strive to do our best to ensure that you have a good time! Seeing as though you booked with us sometime ago, you may not be aware of the changes of the business. Casa La Pedrera, is a private residence, and the activity business falls under our Activity Company Costa Blanca Quad Tours and Outdoor Adventures. We have an office nearby in Vistabella with our meeting point just at the base of the property in the Pedrera Reserve. This is important to note, as you are interested in booking one of our new activities, that we offer, Segway Tours on the Salt Lake, also known as the 'Pink Lakes' in Torrevieja. Here, the meeting point is actually in Torrevieja, so it is important always to give us a call or book directly online via the website. Due to the many new activities that we now offer including snorkeling with sea scooter and e bike tours, it is always important to book in advance, as the starting points can differ according to the activity. Watch out for the 'Sunset Tour' for the Segway Tour in the summer. Getting a photo going down over the Pink Salt Lakes is definitely an 'insta' moment or one for the holiday scrapbook to add to your quad tour photo that you took earlier this year. See you soon then on your return visit.
Written 4 April 2019
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Themightymacs
Ashford, Ireland74 contributions
We went to do bike quad, but couldn't resist a bit of archery n' air rifle too!
Dec 2018 • Family
Up n' down dirt track hills, belting through the bushes, scooting down by the lake edge, chugging through the soft, lake-edge mud, terrified of getting stuck, not a soul in sight, not even a whisper of wind, just a mesmerising turquoise lake, perfect reflection and view, it's even fun for those with less zeal for speed. One of my lads, who was feeling cautious and changed his mind about doing it, had the wonderful Jules, who came to his rescue and brought him on a quad tour of his own, at his own pace. Derek, our host and guide gave us a thorough lesson on how to ride a quad, and safety. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The air-rifle and the archery were fun too. Perhaps the only disappointment would have been the range of the targets, but given the proximity of animals and it's location on the property etc it's understandable.
Written 7 January 2019
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Wow, your review could be an opening chapter in a book, it certainly sets the scene. We were so fortunate with the weather this year, often in December and New Years Day in January, everyone is on the beach, so we are extremely lucky with the weather, being able to offer activities all year round. With the quad bikes, very occasionally you do get some people who would rather not go on their own, but can still enjoy it at the back of an instructors quad or another member of the family, provided the driver is of a good enough standard. Really happy you enjoyed your experience on the quad bikes. Finally 2 things, please remember in furture to find us under Costa Blanca Quad Tours and Outdoor Adventures, we do realise there is a crossover period as for 8 years the house and the business were one and the same, however for the last 3 years we have split and the Outdoor Activities stand on their own right, and in fact we have added many more new activities, so be sure to check them out on the website. The Company office is located just a short distance from the Pedrera Reserve, in the nearby village of Vistabella, opposite the La Fortaleza Restaurant. You will be happy to hear, that we have moved the air rifle and archery into a much larger location within the Reserve away from the animals and will enable to have more targets and actually include some field archery, which is also great fun. Perhaps the next time your son will be confident enough to go on his own. Best wishes
Written 5 April 2019
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Cosmopolitan813244
3 contributions
AWESOME QUADBIKING
Sep 2018 • Friends
If your looking for a good day out then this is definitely the place to vist.
We made out booking over the phone and chose the more daring trail out of the two.
Was greeted by Jenny who was absolutely lovely and took us out for a brilliant day. We even went threw the water on the edge of the lake and got covered in mud/dust head to foot. So would advise a spare change of clothes and not your best either :)
Thanks again Jenny
Aaron, Jamie and Chloe
Written 5 September 2018
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You are so welcome. I am very happy you had a great day quad biking. It is worth noting that formerly the activities were run under the umbrella of Casa La Pedrera, however the activities now stand alone, with Costa Blanca Quad Tours and Outdoor Adventures. You chose the more demanding tour, the Quad Tour Plus, which as you said, skirts the water's edge and then back through the reserve, experiencing the off road conditions. You made my job as guide easy, as you all drove very well, respecting the equipment and the environment. Thank you for your support, regards, Jenni
Written 14 October 2018
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Daniel Snell
Torrevieja, Spain16 contributions
Great day out!!
Aug 2018 • Family
We went horse riding, Quad biking, Archery and running around in a big blow up tube on the water (while playing with the dog swimming next to us) all in the same place on the same day, fantastic idea!!

The staff were amazing and really helpful and we will defiantly be back again, fantastic memories made with the family!!
Written 27 August 2018
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Bruce-Sally
147 contributions
Purely for information and save a wasted trip
Jun 2018 • Couples
Having visited here a few times to enjoy the wonderful view , sip a few beers and enjoy the pool , we turned up a few days ago to find the car park empty and the entrance gates closed . Upon enquiring whether the pool was available via the intercom , we were advised very politely that the pool is not available to the general public and the pool has reverted back to solely family occupancy . Disappointed but luckily we were local so no major disruption . We did not enquire if this is a permanent decision so my advice is check before you travel .
Written 21 June 2018
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Hi there, thank you for your message. Yes, I would like to take this opportunity to confirm that the pool is no longer open for public use, due to local regulations and has reverted to a private property. I confirm that this is a permanent development. The Activity Business, however still continues very successfully under the umbrella of Costa Blanca Quad Tours and Outdoor Adventures. The office is based in the local village of Vista bella, and the activities still take place around the beautiful La Pedrera Lake and Reserve. All the activities are still available including quad biking, horse riding, archery, air rifle amongst others. Unfortunately as stated above you can no longer use the pools, but after your activity you can book a picnic hamper or bbq and relax and enjoy the magnificent lake views under the shade of the pine tree. Alternatively you can pack your own picnic and hire blankets, hammocks, bean bags for your own private area. As always it is very important to book in advance, either via the website or by phone. Thanks Jenni
Written 27 June 2018
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Patrick S
Denia, Spain158 contributions
More then worth a visit
Apr 2018
This is a realy nice place for a day with activity for the entire family. Its like a real Wild west ranche by a lovely lake. The service are friendly. They recomends pre booking, but we just pop in and they make a good effort to arrange a riding for all of us. They really take good care of all of us, all with different ecperience of riding (mist of us none). Its also nice to hang at the small bar and the Greate pool. You should make a visit!
Written 8 April 2018
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Update: Thank you for your lovely review, but please note there is no facility for pool or refreshments, only for activities. Many thanks
Written 14 August 2018
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tanya W
Stoke-on-Trent, UK4 contributions
Highly recommend
Mar 2018 • Couples
My husband and I went for fantastic day of activities, we started with the horse riding then onto quad biking (something I have never done before) and ended the day with archery. They were very friendly and made sure we were safe and comfortable before we started each activity. The setting was lovely and we will be definitely be going back.
Written 9 March 2018
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Wow! What a busy day? 3 activities! - It was great that you managed to try and enjoy many of the activities that we offer! I do remember you, especially your husband when he came back on the horses... He said he felt like a 'King' on Horseback... what a lovely sentiment! The quads - you picked up really quickly and the archery was a lot of fun1 After a slow start, you turned victor not only beating your husband, but my staff too on the competition, so well done you! It was like I said, not how you start but how you finish! Just to clarify however, the activities were run by Costa Blanca Quad Tours and Outdoor Adventures and the meeting point was Casa La Pedrera, as the activities take place within the Reserve, not at the house. Previously they were one and the same, so understandably there is still some crossover between the two. Either way, I am so pleased you enjoyed your day with us.
Written 10 March 2018
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Angela L
Ayrshire, UK3 contributions
Quad biking was awesome
Dec 2017 • Friends
Thanks to Derek for making today a day to remember for my mum. I booked for mum as an 86 th birthday surprise Derek made sure it was a wonderful experience for us very informative instructions and good humour added in to help us feel at ease right pace took photos for us on the bikes scenery was idealic made sure we were fine and took mum back on the quad to the entrance to save her the walk from the quad station then we enjoyed tea and creme scones all was great value what's not to like? Always enjoy a visit here to take part in the various activities always developing the new parking arrangements were a welcome change. Thanks for all your efforts to ensure that we had such a memorable day we appreciate it!
Written 8 December 2017
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Hi thank you, You made my day too.... It is lovely to remind one's self that you are never too old to try something new!! It was such fun having your Mum, as a passenger, on the Quad bike. She had a big grin on her face the whole way through - 86 years young, that's for sure! Yes the activity was done through Costa Blanca Quad Tours and Outdoor Adventures, but the meeting point was at Casa La Pedrera, and parking is free and secure with easy access to the activities, which take place in the La Pedrera Reserve. Thanks once again for visiting us,,, You never know, we might just see you back for her 87th Birthday!
Written 10 March 2018
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