Horse Trek in Sierra Nevada: Guejar Sierra – Jerez del Marquesado – Berchules – Trevelez – Refugio del Poqueira – Guejar Sierra

A caballo en el refugio del Poqueira

Arriving to mountain shelter Poqueira, Sierra Nevada, enjoying first snow of the year

Map of the route would be like this:


Round route Guejar Sierra – Jerez del Maruesado – Berchules – Trevelez – Refugio del Poqueira – Guejar Sierra

Each part was quite difficult, with an average distance of 25-30km daily. Even if they do not look too much in this kind of terrain it is a long distance.

Caballo Guejar Sierra

Rebujito y Ringo, ready for departure

Going to Jerez del Marquesado we stopped quite close to Dehesa del Camarate.

IMG_4501And in this way we finished the first day.

Refugio del Postero Alto

Postero Alto Shelter

In the morning, Ringo was there taking care of our things and Rebujito ready for departure.


Ringo alert



We stopped for eating wit these views

Refugio Postero Alto

Y these are “snow stars”

Estrella de las nieves

Estrella de las nieves


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Bad weather is coming

caballo guejar sierra sierra nevada

In our way to Bérchules


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Some places were far from safe

Bérchules a caballo


Next day weather got worst.

Trevélez a caballo

En los pinos, hacia Trevélez

Trevelez a caballo

Finally we arrived, wet.

Trevelez Refugio Poqueira

From Trevelez to Poqueira Shelter fog and rain made interesting our steps

Refugio Poqueira Caballo

Finally we did it, soaking wet

To look shelter pictures Refugio del Poqueira, go to their website

Last day: Río Seco.

A caballo Río Seco.

Laguna de Río Seco. La niebla y el frío nos lo pusieron bien difícil.

Sierra Nevada a caballo

Una última parada en el Albergue Universitario de Sierra Nevada



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