Sierra Trails

RIDE AND LEISURE
7 days/6 nights relaxed and varied short break

This short break offers a relaxing and varied getaway, combining riding, leisure, nature and history.

Ride beautiful Spanish horses through the spectacular mountains of Sierra Nevada National Park. The first two days enjoy a morning ride, and in the afternoon explore the charming whitewashed terraced villages of Berber origin.

We are about an hour and 15 minutes from the coast allowing during the summer months an afternoon on the beach.

Visit the historic Alhambra Palace and explore the narrow Moorish streets of Granada with some shopping added!!.

Experience a two day trail ride staying overnight in Trevelez, Spain's highest village.

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Please note that the trails on days 2 and 3 of  are variable depending on weather conditions. We ride higher when it is hot, lower in the cooler weather.

Itinerary

Day 1

Transfer from Malaga airport to the village of Bubion at designated time.

While in Bubion you will be staying in the charming Casa la Sevillana. A comfortable 19th Century town house, 7 bedrooms with private shower-rooms, large patio, sitting room, breakfast room.

Located in the heart of the village within minutes walk from the local restaurants and cafes.

Dinner with the rest of the riders and a briefing on the following days activities.

Day 2

After breakfast you will be driven the 5 kilometers to the stables where you will meet the horses.

The stables are situated at 1,650 metres elevation, possibly the highest stables in Europe!!.
A circular ride takes us along the west side of the spectacular valley Poqueira.

To the north of the valley is the Mulhacen (3,486metres) the highest mountain on the Spanish Peninsular and to the south the Mediterranian Sea.

The trail follows centuries old Moorish bridle paths and irrigation channels as they wind their way through the small terraced farms.

Picnic lunch on route. Approximately 3 hours riding.

During the afternoon a 10 minute drive (or if you prefer 40 minute walk) down to the picturesque terraced village of Pampaneira.

Visit to the local weaving workshop, small chocolate factory, and a selection shops selling local produce.

Return to Bubion. Dinner.

Day 3

Morning ride with picnic lunch, approx. 3 hours.

The trail today will take us up through the high summer pastures and pine woods to approximately 2,200 metres on a combination of bridle paths and foresty tracks.

The forestry tracks provide some good canter places for those who want a a faster ride.

 

During the afternoon in the summer months (June, July, August, September) drive down to the beach for a swim.

Colder weather a walk through the attractive village of Capileira and an oppportunity to sample some of the local wines, cheeses, etc..

 

Spring and Autumn months we will visit the village of Trevelez famous for its 'Jamon Serrano'. Here we will have a 'desgustacion' of ham and local wine.

Return to Bubion..

Day 4

Today after an early breakfast you will be driven (approximately one hour and 15 minutes) into Granada.

You will be taken to the Alhambra car park in time for the morning tour starting at 10.30.

Entrance tickets can be purchased direct at www.alhambra-ticket.es ,at the time of booking you will need your passport number.

Afternoon free to explore the old historical quarters of the city.

Meet the driver at the Alhambra car park for the return trip to Bubion.. If you prefer to spend the day in Bubion we are happy to take you out for a ride, or you may prefer to just relax in the village.

la alhambra

Day 5

To-day we ride to the village of Trevelez, famous as the highest village in Spain and national renowned for its 'Jamon Serrano'.

The ride is 5 to 6 hours duration through the National and Natural Park following a combination of ancient bridle paths and forestry tracks.

During the morning a leisurely ride following the bridle paths that tradionally linked the villages of Capilerilla, Pitres and Portugos.

Leaving the villages below the path climbs approximately 400 metres through small farms and orchards to join the pine woods in whose shade we will enjoy a picnic lunch.

In the afternoon we follow the main forestry track through pine and oak woods. Here there are plenty of opportunties to canter.

Those who prefer can follow at a more leisurely pace.

Overnight and dinner in the comfortable Hotel Fragua.

June – September swimming pool open.

Day 6

A half day ride returning to Bubion by a shorter route.

For those who wish some good canter opportunities.

Lunch in the village and the afternoon free to relax.

Farewell dinner.

Day 7

Breakfast and depart for Malaga airport.

Prices, Accommodation and Transfers

PRICE: 1,160 Euros 

INCLUDES:

6 nights accommodation with breakfast,

Dinner on night of arrival,

4 days riding as specified with lunch included, dinner on 6 evenings,

Transfer to and from Granada on the Alhambra visit day,

Transfer from and to Malaga airport at designated times.

NOT INCLUDED:

Airflights,

Personal insurance,

Lunch on the Granada visit,

Alhambra tickets,

Bar bills.

Riding Experience:

It is necessary to be comfortable outdoors at walk, trot and canter.

Weight Limit:

90kg experienced riders,

75kg novice/low intermediate

N.B

Please note that there are a number of small restaurants within a short walk of your accommodation and we are happy to make recommendations and reservations.

Depending on what you order dinner can range from 15€ to 45€. Alternatively there is a kitchen at you disposal in the Casa Sevillana if you wish to prepare your own meal at the house. 

AIRPORT TRANSFER:

Airport transfers from Malaga airport are included with this holiday.

2019 Dates for Andalusian Tracks

Dates Ride Price S/Sup
09 – 15 March      (Sat- Fri)   Ride and Liesure 1,160€ 175 €
16 – 22 March Ride and Liesure 1,160€ 175 €
13 – 19 July Ride and Liesure 1,160€ 175 €
27 July – 02 August Ride and Liesure 1,160€ 175 €
14 - 20 Sept Ride and Liesure 1,160€ 175 €
19th - 25th Oct Ride and Liesure 1,160€ 175 €
16th - 22nd Nov Ride and Liesure 1,160€ 175 €
23rd - 29th Nov Ride and Liesure 1,160€ 175 €
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