Sarah moved to Andalusia in 1993 with a caravan, a horse and a dream. She set up the trekking centre and never looked back! Originally from the New Forest, UK, Sarah has ridden horses all her life. She now knows the Sierra Nevada foothills she calls home like the back of her hand. Passing this knowledge onto experienced riders who in turn guide you on your holiday, she can stay at the ranch and manage the many horses, cats, dogs, chickens, geese, ducks and people who help keep the whole association running smoothly. Sarah lives at the ranch full time with her two teens.
On offer are rides between 2 hours and multi-day excursions into the hills and mountains. Novices and children are most welcome, as are single travellers. For the advanced rider there are challenging trails on offer in the glorious mountain scenery of the Sierra Nevada.
Her Trekking Centre offers horse riding holidays in Spain´s most southern mountain range. We are situated on a small plateau at a height of 1200 meters above a little white town in the Alpujarra region of Andalusia, close to Granada. Wonderful views of the surrounding countryside, hills and Sierra Nevada mountains are evident in all directions! You can even see the coastline of Africa on a clear day.
We are very lucky having the Alpujarras hills and Sierra Nevada mountains on our doorstep. Easy hacks or challenging trail rides. There is something here for all. We have a varied choice of rides from 2 hours to a 8 day... multi-day trail ride high in the mountains.
Prices for all Treks and Farmhouse Based stays
Sierra Nevada track 770 euros (3 days riding and 3 nights accommodation)
White village horse track 990 euros (4 days riding and 4 nights accommodation)
Alpujarras horse track 1650 euros (6 days riding and 7 nights accommodation)
Price includes full board accommodation, riding and a qualified English-speaking guide.
Single supplement (when available): €30 per night
Additional night, full board and morning departure: €99 per night
This is an opportunity to experience the beautiful and diverse land of the Alpujarras, ranging from pine forests and alpine meadows to wooded valleys and gorges as well as almond, olive and orange groves. A chance not only to discover spectacular landscapes and inspiring scenery, but also to experience the culture of the area.
Usually, 2 nights are spent at the farmhouse/local hotel and 1 night in the mountain cottages.
Minimum of 2. Maximum of 10. We can accommodate beginners or experienced riders.
Usually, 2 or 3 nights are spent at the farmhouse or hotel and 1 or 2 nights in the mountain cottages.
Minimum of 2. Maximum of 10. We can accommodate new and experienced riders.
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.
Alpujarras Horse Trek
You will follow old Moorish mule paths and valleys where the horse, mule and oxen still pull the plough and harvest the land. Each day of the ride you will pass through different terrain; from beautiful mountain pastures to pine forest, almond and olive groves. Here is an opportunity not only to discover spectacular landscapes and inspiring scenery, but also to experience a culture where tradition remains very much part of everyday life.
There are plenty of opportunities to canter or gallop, but occasionally, you will have to lead your horse downhill when the terrain is steep.
Usually, 3 nights are spent at the farmhouse or hotel and 4 nights in the mountain cottages whilst on trail.
Price includes 7 nights full board accommodation, 6 days riding and a qualified English-speaking guide-
Minimum of 2. Maximum of 10. We can accommodate beginners up to experienced riders.
Day to day program on demand.
Farmhouse Based Stay
This based option is perfect for those looking to remain in one place each night, or for those who are perhaps less experienced riders who would not be able to manage the full trail rides.
Days 2 to 7
Riding: 1–5 hours
Each day, you will ride for as long as is possible on the trail routes, but return to the farmhouse accommodation each night.
The farmhouse is well located in the Alpujarras mountains of Andalusia and offers comfortable guest bedrooms, tasty meals and access to a fantastic swimming pool to help you cool off after a day in the saddle. For the beginners and novice riders, or those who would like to take advantage of a little practice, riding lessons can be arranged at the stables in order to help you improve and hone your riding skills.
The farmhouse stay can be booked alone, or as an extension to the trail riding itineraries. Should you feel confident toward the end of your stay, it may also be possible to join a trail group for one or two nights as well.
Each night will be spent in comfortable double or twin rooms at our preferred accommodation option near the ranch.
Experience Beginner / Intermediate / Experience
Novice to experienced riders can be accommodated. Rides will be tailored to suit the least experienced rider in a group, or groups may be split
Minimum group size 1 Maximum group size 10
At any time during the year.
Our prices per person are
1 hour trek: 45 euros
2 hour trek: 55 euros
3 hour trek: 75 euros
4 hour trek: 100 euros
Full day trek, Inc. picnic lunch: 120 euros
Accommodation based on double/twin accommodation, full board meals, a drink with dinners, tea and coffee with breakfast, daily riding with an experienced guide and transfers between your accommodation and the stables each day.
Flights, personal travel insurance, airport transfers, other drinks, tips and personal expenses.
Additional Night, Full Board & Morning Departure €99,- Includes dinner & breakfast in the morning.
Sara can arrange airport transfers to and from Federico García Lorca Airport with a car (4 persons) or Málaga Airport for a fee.
Single Supplement €30,- per night
Single accommodation not always available
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.
Vegetarians and vegans welcome
Granada airport is only 45 minutes away. You can fly there with Ryanair or Monarch. If you are coming out on a long weekend, we STRONGLY recommend this airport to maximize your time with us.
Malaga Is the most convenient for most people. Transfer times are approx. 90 minutes. We offer a transfer for 110 euro per car (4 persons).
If you are flying into Malaga and your flight is delayed or even brought forward for any reason, it would be a great help if you could text or call us to let us know BEFORE you get on the plane!
There is also a fantastic bus service connecting the local villages and cities. Extremely cheap and reliable!
The train service is usually more expensive and longer than the coach/bus. Only available from Granada!
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As a beginner or advanced, its always good!
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!
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.
From start to finish I had the most awesome of awesomest experiences! Great people, beautiful scenery and amazing horses (and dogs)…(not so much the geese!) Thank you all so much for making my holiday truly memorable.
We will definitely be returning
Beautiful, exceptional horses and company. Amazing views and trails. Really cannot thank you enough.
A real dream come true
We had the most amazing three day trail ride high into the mountains and a rather challenging downhill decent into the valley on the forth day ride out on the best horses we have ever ridden, so sure footed and well kept. Thanks for the great ride
There is no better way to explore the beautiful landscape! The horses are satisfied and reliable. As a longtime rider, I felt like real experts care about horse and riders here.