Sierra Nevada - Spain

Buena Vista

5 star rating   16 August 2018

Minty who has been on 10 In The Saddle rides. Sierra Nevada : Buena Vista | Yes. It was an excellent trip with long days spent riding in the Sierra Nevada. The horses were able to negotiate very difficult terrain - climbing over rocks and walking calmly down slippery hillsides. The horses are extremely well cared for and schooled. There was a significant amout of getting on and off and the horses allowed you to do this easily.

The Riding

How well were you matched with the right horse for your ability?
4 star rating
How would you rate the variety of riding, pace or terrain?
5 star rating
How would you rate the overall standard of the horses, tack and stables?
5 star rating

The Accommodation

How would you rate your room(s) for comfort and facilities?
5 star rating
How would you rate the standard of the food?
5 star rating

Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

Accommodation was very comfortable in the hotels.
The mountain refuge at Postero Alto was an experience and the food was rather uninspiring. It was clean but no lighting outside of the rooms ( ie so no lights to find the way to the one toilet that was working - fortunately I was able to use my phone and Dallas offered a torch but it would be good if a torch ( perhaps a head torch) was included on the packing list.
Also, there is really no need for a sleeping bag and a pillow as suggested on the packing list as blankets and pillows are supplied at the refuge. It would have been more useful to have been advised to bring a sheet and a pillow case and this would have reduced the weight of my luggage and saved me buying a sleeping bag. [ITS Note: Thank you for your feedback, we are checking our 'bring list' for accuracy.]

Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

Plan and prepare for your holiday?
5 star rating
Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
5 star rating

How could we improve the way we handled your booking and payment?

All fine.

Do you have any other feedback for us?

A fantastic week on a super horse with terrific views.
I last rode with Dallas Love thirteen years ago. It was lovely to see her again. She loves her horses with a passion and it is a delight to spend time with such a committed horsewoman. Jeanette who supplies back up to the ride and does all the driving and moving of luggage is very friendly and welcoming making everyone feel at home.