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Itinerary for Sierra Nevada Rides

Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Day 1: Arrival
Welcome and introduction of the guide.
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight at Hotel Finca Los Llanos in Capileira

Day 2: Bubión to Trevélez
Drive to the riding center in Bubión (2 km away from Capileira). Introduction of the horses. We will start by climbing up along bridle paths through the Blood Ravine to the track that leads us to Trevélez with views of the villages of the Poqueira and La Taha Valleys. Picnic enroute. During the ride there are some opportunities for gallops with a magni­ficent panoramic view of the Sierra Contraviesa and Lújar opposite us. Descend to Trevélez by a bridle path where we will arrive in time for some beers with tapas. There will be the opportunity to visit some of the ham drying houses of Trevélez, famous for its hams and considered the highest village in Spain at an altitude of 1,700m.
Riding: 5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel La Fragua in Trevélez

Day 3: Trevélez to Cádiar
After crossing the bridge over the Trevélez river, we will start this route by a bridle path that climbs the left slope of the ravine, leaving behind the village from which it takes its name. Once again, we will enjoy the beauty of the sierras Contraviesa, Lújar and Gádor, this one already in the province of Almería. Descent along a gentler path to Juviles, where we will have lunch. Descend to Tímar along a narrow path through the gorge. Then we will take the bridle path to our beautiful Hotel close to Cádiar. We have descended over 1,000 m.
Riding: 5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel Alquería de Morayma in Cádiar

Day 4: Cádiar to Picena
Riding first over the hills with stunning panoramic views of Sierra Nevada and the sierras of Contraviesa and Gádor, we will then ride to Ugíjar along the dry riverbed. Picnic on the way. In the afternoon, we will ride up to Picena where we leave the horses. Drive to Laroles (3km) to reach your accommodation.
Riding: 6 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Refugio de Nevada in Laroles

Day 5: Picena to Benecid
After breakfast, drive to Picena to meet the horses and start our ride crossing the village of Picena and the Bayarcal river, where we enter the Almería province. Picnic at Guarros. Leaving for Benecid passing by Laujar de Andarax, important wine-growing area.
Riding: 6 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel La Marmita de Ahlam in Benecid

Day 6: Benecid to Rágol
Across Sierra Gádor, riding on a track enjoying the open view of Sierra Nevada, on the other side of the Andarax river, towards the old “Venta de Alcora” where we will arrive after some short gallops on time for a good lunch. After a short rest, we ride for nearly 2 hours enjoying the first views over the Tabernas Desert. Descend to Rágol by a very nice bridle path. Drive to Canjayar (4Km) to reach your accommodation.
Riding: 5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Posada del Calvario in Canjayar

Day 7: Rágol to Alboloduy
Drive to Rágol to meet the horses for our last ride to the desert. Crossing the Andarax River to the mountain of Montenegro through the Rambla (dry river bed) of Guadix, with some opportunities for canters and where we start to discover the first desert landscape. Descend through a labyrinth of canyons similar to those seen in numerous spaghetti-western films. At the end of the Rambla de Los Yesos, we will arrive at Alboloduy, at the eastern-most edge of the Sierra Nevada Natural Park.
After saying goodbye to the horses, lunch in the village. Drive to Granada (2 hours). Farewell dinner in a typical restaurant and visit to the old part of Granada with views of the Alhambra right opposite us.
Riding: 3 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel Maciá Plaza in Granada

Day 8: Departure
Farewell after breakfast.
Option: For those who want, there is an opportunity to visit the Alhambra or enjoy a free relaxing bath at the Arab Hamman in Granada on day 8. Reservation required well in advance. Subject to availability.
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Sierra Nevada Rides
Tour Code: IT-SPAPJ01
8 days / 7 nights ~$1,755.00
Dates : April to Oct

Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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A 2020 04/12 - 04/19 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 4 /12 Reserve
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Tack: English trekking, some Spanish and Wes...
Horses: Andalusians and Arab cross, French Tro...
Pace: Moderate. 4 to 6 hrs of riding per day...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Granada / Malaga
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