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White Village Horse Trek

horse riding holiday spain white villages

A chance not only to discover spectacular landscapes and inspiring scenery but also to experience the culture of the area.

Experience the beautiful and diverse land of the Alpujarras, riding through pine forests and alpine meadows to wooded valleys and gorges as well as almond, olive and orange groves.

Example itinerary

Day 1: You will transfer from Málaga or Granada airport (cost not included) to the tiny spa town of Lanjarón, ‘the gateway to the Alpujarras’. A delicious dinner will be prepared using fresh local ingredients at a local farmhouse or a popular, local village hotel. Your first night will be spent there.

Day 2: You will go up to the ranch to meet your horse & guide, then begin by heading north up above the Lanjarón River gorge. You will then ride through the ancient oak forests towards the summit of the Pico del Caballo, reaching over 2000 metres of altitude, before dropping through the logging trails of the pine forests to Puente Palo. A picnic lunch will then be enjoyed in the pine forest, before riding east to an idyllic location high on the slopes of the Poqueria valley, where you will spend a relaxing night in the beautiful mountain cottages. Views extend across the Poqueria valley to the white washed mountain villages of Capileira, Bubion and Pampaniera.

White villages in the distance

Day 3: Today you will head north following the Poqueria valley with the picturesque town of Capilera to your east. This is one of the highest towns in Spain. You will trek towards Mulhacén which has the loftiest and most majestic peak on the mainland. With the snowy backdrop, this valley is truly stunning. Crossing mountain pasture land on a little known old Moorish bridlepath, you will head up through the pine trees to Refugio Piuca. You will follow the wide forest logging track that takes you to the mountain cottages and a good night’s rest.

Day 4: Today there is plenty of chance for canters as you trek north-west along mountain logging tracks with a  stop for a picnic lunch high the hillside. After lunch you reach the Mirador de Canar viewpoint before passing down the Prado de las Liebres (meadow of the hares) to the ranch below. There will be time for relaxation and a dip in the pool before dinner.

Day 5: This is a lovely long trail ride as you head up cobbled mule paths through an ancient chestnut forest to the waterfalls of the Rio de Lanjarón. High into the mountains following the river gorge towards the snowline with stunning views of the mountains as you sit under a landmark chestnut tree to enjoy a relaxing picnic. After lunch you will follow the old Moorish water channels before heading down to the ranch and back to where you stayed for your first night.

You will be wished a fond farewell and transferred to either Málaga or Granada airport (not included).

Please note the itinerary may vary and be altered according to the abilities of the group or the discretion of the guide.

Details

Accommodation

Usually, 2 or 3 nights are spent at the farmhouse or hotel and 1 or 2 nights in the mountain cottages.

Price

Price includes 4 nights full board accommodation, 4 days riding and a qualified English speaking guide: £685 per person

Price is indicative. Please contact us to get a total price.

Group Size

Minimum of 2. Maximum of 10. We can accommodate new and experienced riders.

Also

Single supplement (when available): £23 per night
Additional night, full board and morning departure: £75

Please note: All programmes and itineraries are weather dependent; in the face of adverse, or unexpected, weather conditions, reasonable attempts will be made to provide equivalent riding.

All programmes are accurate at the time of writing. However, the team may adapt or modify details, whilst aiming to provide a similar experience.

Experiences

As a beginner or advanced, its always good!

Margreet

Its from all the horseback riding I have done in my life (Equador, Mexico, Guatemala etc.) The most beautiful scenery to go in with your horse. And the place is so pure high in the mountains, the girls helping so good and warm. Yes it’s unbelievable loving energy in an unbelievable scenery with great horses!

Highly recommended

Lucy

Her horses are well looked after. They all have their own personality. The trek rides were brilliant, thrilling and fun. The views are amazing. I’m an experienced rider but I still learnt a lot being there for that week.

Let’s get you riding!

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