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Horse Riding Holiday in Sierra Nevada Mountains

From £1148 Cost to be confirmed at the time of booking

Andalucía, Spain

7 days

Join a group, max 15 people

Horse Riding Holiday in Sierra Nevada Mountains

What You'll Do

Spend 6 nights in the spa town of Lanjaron near Granada and discover the Sierra Nevada Mountains on horseback with 4 full days trekking through the magnificent and panoramic valleys, where you’ll also have the chance to stay 3 nights in a remote mountain cottage.

Make the most of the spectacular surroundings of the Alpujarra hills and Sierra Nevada Mountains on this fun horse riding holiday in Spain.

Stay for 6 nights and enjoy 4 full days trekking in the area, spending 3 nights in a remote mountain cottage for a horse riding holiday with a difference and we’ve even arranged a free day at the end of your trip to stretch any saddle sore muscles and explore the nearby spa town or just relax by the pool.

Your base will be a pretty Spanish farmhouse near the spa town of Lanjaron. People are drawn by the fresh air, the natural environment and the magnificent Sierra Nevada Mountains and indeed flock from afar to sample the water which is said to contain minerals for eternal youth, and which is bottled and sold throughout Spain!

With the stables situated 1200 metres above the wonderful town of Lanjaron, during your treks you will see some of the most incredible panoramic views of the surrounding Andalucían countryside, with the coastline of Africa visible on very clear days.

You will follow old Moorish mule paths and valleys where the horse, mule or oxen still to this day pull the plough to harvest the earth’s crops. This horse riding holiday is more than just a horse riding holiday, but a chance to discover the remarkable Andalucían scenery and to immerse yourself in the culture where even today, tradition remains very much part of everyday life.

Experience
Highlights

Spend 4 full days trekking through the stunning Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Immerse yourself in the breath-taking Spanish countryside.

Meet your horse on day one and bond over the course of your journey.

Your Local Host:

Sarah

Sarah is originally from the New Forest and grew up around the wild ponies, with whom she fell head over heels in love. Any spare moment she could, she would spend with friends’ horses or in the forest and soon became the ‘go-to’ person for any horses with behavioural problems. When visiting friends in southern Spain, she decided it’d be even more fun riding in the warm! There’s no finer place to work with rescue horses, rehabilitating them in the mountains. The treks across the landscape are extraordinary, with views across to Africa, and getting up close with nature. The variety allows people to ensure that everyone from beginners to experienced equestrians have the ride of a lifetime. The riding centre is a few minutes from the pretty spa town of Lanjaron bursting with Moorish influences. People come here to drink the water which is said to contain minerals for eternal youth. Nearby is Orgiva, a busy market town with bustling tapas bars and small streets to discover.

Experience Itinerary

Arrival

– You may check-in any time after 2pm on the day you choose to arrive
– Relax by the pool during the afternoon or visit the local village to explore
– An arrival dinner of Andalucían cuisine and wine will be served in the evening

 

 

 

Accommodation

– Casa Del Viento is a tastefully restored Spanish farmhouse which is next to your host and teachers home Sarah
– The pretty white house has traditional thick Spanish walls to keep cool in summer and warm in winter
– Rooms are twin, single or double and the house can sleep a total of 15 people at one time
– Meals are served in the winter in front of the big open fire and in summer usually out on the terrace
– The house has stunning views overlooking the village and mountains
– The house is a short drive from the village and your hosts are happy to give you a lift where possible if you don’t  have a car
– There is a pool, a bar and barbeque with tables, chairs and sunbeds
– Casa del Viento accommodation provides WiFi
– Your hosts have cats and dogs who come into communal areas
– Single room available for supplement

bedroom in ranch accommodation

Full Day Trek to Mountain Cottage

– Enjoy a leisurely breakfast whilst you prepare for your first day of horse riding
– Head over to the stables to saddle up for your full day trek
– The number of hours of riding depends on you, some people ride for 4 hours, some for up to 8 hours, your instructor will take the lead from you and you’ll be able to head to the nearest mountain cottage for the night when you’ve had enough riding for the day
– Lunch will be a picnic out in the mountains during your trek
– In the evening enjoy dinner at one of the mountain cottages (note: the exact location of the cottage depends on how far you get on your trek that day)

Mountain cottage accommodation
– During your treks you’ll stay in a basic mountain cottage
– You’ll have your own room but may share a bathroom
– The cottages are basic but warm, clean and comfortable and are typically equivalent to a 1 star hotel

Day trekking

– Enjoy breakfast at the mountain cottage before saddling up for your 2nd and 3rd days of trekking
– Head out again for a trek to discover more of this stunning area spending between 4-8 hours in the saddle depending on your stamina and level
– Lunch will be a picnic perhaps out in the pine forests and afterwards you will begin your trek again to one of the beautiful and idyllically located cottages where you will stay for the evenings
– In the evenings enjoy dinner at one of the mountain cottages (note: the exact location of the cottage each evening depends on how far you get on your trek that day)

Trek back to the Ranch

– Enjoy breakfast at the mountain cottage before saddling up for your last day of trekking
– Head out again and make your way back to Casa Del Viento taking either the long or short journey back depending on how long you want to ride for
– Lunch will be a picnic out in the mountains during your trek
– Enjoy dinner back at Casa Del Viento this evening

Free Day

– Enjoy a free day today to do whatever you choose; relax by the pool,
– Relax by the pool or visit the local village to explore a little
– You could even indulge yourself in some of the treatments this famous Spa town is well known for (open March to December)
– Lunch is provided at Casa Del Viento today
– Dinner will be served in the evening and you will enjoy your last meal in the charming Spanish Farmhouse

Departure

– After breakfast guests are asked to check-out of their rooms ready for departure taking home with them new horse riding skills and an insight into Andalucían life that will stay with them long after the holiday is over

Location Information

This unique trekking centre has the Alpujarra hills and Sierra Nevada mountains right on the doorstep offering a wide choice of easy hacks right through to challenging trail rides in this spectacular area of Southern Spain.

Features

– Stunning scenery with views across to Africa
– Chance to stay in traditional mountain cottages for those staying longer than 2 nights
– Swimming pool at Casa del Viento surrounded by olive trees and citrus groves
– Friendly and welcoming family run Spanish farmhouse accommodation with great local food
– Bar and barbecue area, sunbeds and terrace at Casa del Viento
– Ride up to altitudes of 2000 metres in the mountains
– Casa del Viento accommodation provides WiFi
– Your hosts have cats and dogs who come into communal areas

  • A total of 6 nights accommodation
  • Accommodation in a twin/double room at the Casa Del Viento for a total of 3 nights on night 1 and 5 and 6
  • 3 nights in a mountain cottage with shared bathroom during your 4 day treks
  • Breakfast and dinner each day
  • A packed lunch whilst out trekking on days 2, 3, 4 and 5
  • Lunch at Casa Del Viento on day 6
  • Day 2-5 up to 8 hours trekking depending on your stamina and riding experience
  • All horse riding equipment (please bring suitable clothing for riding)
  • Please note: Although the riding school have a wide range of horses to choose to ride, the horses on our Horse riding holidays, unfortunately cannot take riders over 15.8 stone (100kg)
  • You can check in any time after 2pm on day 1 and check-out is by noon on day 7

FAQs

- Horse riding is suitable for all levels from complete beginners to advanced riders
- Minimum age: 4 (children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and children under 14 must be supervised on a ratio of 1 adult to 1 child) with no upper age limit
- Your hosts speak both English and Spanish
- Please note: Although the riding school have a wide range of horses to choose to ride, the horses on our Horse riding holidays unfortunately cannot take riders over 15.8 stone (100kg)

- These horse riding holidays in Spain make perfect singles holidays, you’ll meet like-minded people
- Singles can be allocated a twin room sharing with another guest of the same sex
- Alternatively, if you would prefer a private room, this can be booked for an additional cost

- You can arrive on any day of the week you choose and will stay for 6 nights / 7 days
- You will stay in Casa del Viento on nights 1, 5 and 6
- Night 2, 3 and 4 will be spent in a mountain cottage, the exact cottage you’ll stay in depends on how far you get during your trek on your
- Shorter and longer breaks at this location are also available

Granada (45 minutes) or Malaga (90 minutes)