This ride travels through one of the highest mountain ranges of Spain the Sierra Nevada’s situated south of Granada. Riding through this ever-changing landscape is an unforgettable experience and no two valleys, ravine or summit are alike.
The rides in spring, late summer and autumn explore the ancient Moorish bridle paths linking the picturesque mountain villages and terraced farms of the Alpujarras.
In summer the trails follow the old droving routes and paths over the high Sierras. This is where you will experience the wilderness and beauty of the mountains, their vastness and ever-changing panoramic views.
Starting from Bubion, the riding trails follow ancient Moorish drovers’ paths through steep valleys filled with Mediterranean almond and walnut groves up to high summer pastures irrigated by the snow melt. You pass through pretty white villages with narrow winding streets and ancient Moorish architecture. On some of the very steep descents it is necessary to lead the horses.
You stay in small comfortable village guest houses and each day your luggage is taken ahead for you. During the day there will be several rest stops and a leisurely picnic lunch of locally cured hams and cheeses accompanied by freshly baked bread and salads. Evening meals give you the opportunity to sample the unique local cuisine and Spanish wines.