Sierra Nevada: North to South
June, July, August and September
8 days 7 nights 6 full days riding
Rider level: Experienced
Ready to visit ancient towns in both sides of Sierra Nevada? We will visit the two highest mountain towns in Spain and a big part of Sierra Nevada National park, among mountain goats, eagles, partridges and cows. We will stay in comfortable hotels with swimming pool most of them and enjoy traditions and food going back to the time of the Arabs in the South of Spain.
SIERRA NEVADA NORTH TO SOUTH MAP
Those of you who have arranged to be collected from Malaga airport will be pickup at prearranged time and driven to the village of Guejar Sierra; around two hour drive. While in Guejar Sierra you will be staying in one of our hotels or nice rural accommodations, most of them with swimming pool. We will meet you at 8.30pm and take you for dinner in La Hacilla, one of the local restaurants, a ten minutes nice walk from your accommodation.
After a nice breakfast, we drive up to the stables (5 kilometres from the village) to meet the horses.
Today we will get use to the terrain and our horse. After a short approach, we will ride over “vaqueros” (cowboys) paths. We will reach 2,000m high very soon in Collado La Gitana where the breathtaking views over Sierra Nevada will punch you. Maybe some cows and goats in our way.
Picnic lunch will be enjoyed with the views. After that we will descend following a different path and we will see some cherry trees before going back to Las Encinillas.
6 hours riding
Today is when adventure starts. We will start the ride with a steep climb through Sierra Nevada oaks (malojos) and holly oaks. It will be a mixture between forestry track (into the National Park) and “vaqueros” (cowboys) paths. We will reach 2,000m high very soon to Loma Los Papeles and there the track allows some steady trots and canters (if the breathtaking views over Sierra Nevada allows you to do so). Also we will pass the remains of trenches of “The Spanish Red Army” from the Civil War (1936-1939).
Picnic lunch will be enjoyed before we start our descend direction to Trevelez, at 1,486 metres the highest municipality in Spain. Over night and dinner in the comfortable Hotel Fragua situated in the old Berber quarter of Trevelez, equipped with pool.
7-8 hours riding
After breakfast and leaving Trevelez we will head direction Berchules, among pines, snow star flowers and bridle paths. We stay in Las Alpujarras, the South Side of Sierra Nevada, inside National Park. We will enjoy a picnic lunch halfway.
We will arrive to Berchules, to enjoy dinner in a wonderful hotel with pool and chat about the adventures of the day.
7-8 hours riding
Today we will cross over again to the North face of Sierra Nevada to reach Jerez del Marquesado. We will make a jump of 1000m in several hours. We will have our picnic lunch and a really demanding day for the horses and us.
7-8 horas montando
After breakfast and leaving behind Jerez we will head direction Tocon, across Dehesa del Camarate, one of the wonders of the National Park, among pines and bridle paths. We will cross the towns of Cogollos de Guadix and Lugros, where we will have lunch in a local restaurant.
We will stay in Tocon for the night, in hotel El Ronzal, where we will have dinner.
6-7 hours riding
After breakfast we will go back to Cortijo Las Encinillas, crossing over Collado del Alguacil (2000m high) where we will enjoy our lunch.
After that we will descend following a breathtaking bridle path. We will reach Las Encinillas and say goodbye to the horses. Go back to the hotel and farewell drinks.
5-6 hours riding
After breakfast transfer to Malaga airport at pre arranged time.
PRICE: 1450 Euros
Includes: 7 nights accommodation with breakfast, 6 full days horse riding. Restaurant dinner six nights, picnic lunch five days, restaurant lunch one day. Horses, guide and backup vehicle for luggage. Farewell drink.
This price is based in a double or twin room, if you need a single room an extra charge of 150 Euros will be applied.
Not included: flights, personal and accident insurance, transfers from/to airports. Everything that is not in the included section.
Airport Transfer: We can arrange collection from Malaga or Granada airport for an additional cost of 35 Euros per person each way. The collection time should be no later than 4pm, and the return transfer on the day of departure would get into Malaga no earlier than 10am.
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