Spain - Sierra Nevada Short Break

Experience Level
  • Open Mar-May, Jul-Nov
  • Set arrivals
  • 4 to 5 nights / 3 to 4 days of riding | 4 to 6 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Malaga
  • Weight limit: 14st 1lbs (90 kg) (197 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 10

On the Poqueira short break (4 nights) you stay four nights in the comfortable Casa la Sevillana in the small village of Bubion. The village is quiet and charming and has some very nice little restaurants and small bars, perfect for a relaxing evening.

On the Sulayr short break (4 nights) you have the first two nights in Bubion, then on your second day of riding you set off on a trail ride to Trevelez, the highest village in Spain. After a night in Trevelez, you ride back to Bubion by a different route.

On the Alpujarra short break (5 nights) you ride between three villages – Bubion (2 nights), Trevelez (2 nights) and Berchules (1 night). This is a shortened version of our 7 night Alpujarra Ride.

The routes are planned so that you ride over different terrain each day. One day you follow small paths high into the mountains, with views on a clear day of the Mediterranean in one direction and the highest peaks in the other. On other days you take slightly lower routes where the many forest tracks allow for a faster pace.

If you have the time, you might consider the wonderful 7 night itineraries in the Sierra Nevada. For more of a challenge, check out our El Marquesado itinerary.

The horses are Andalucian and Andalucian crosses and have all been schooled by their owner and your guide Dallas Love. They are fit, surefooted and responsive with the classic good nature of the breed, enjoying their work and a pleasure to ride.

The horses are usually ridden in English bridles and each horse will also have their own saddle. Normally these are an English style general purpose/endurance type of saddle, and are very comfortable. You are expected to tack up and groom your horse, although assistance is available if you need help.

You should be competent at walk, trot and canter outdoors, with good riding balance. The steep terrain dictates the pace but there are occasional places for trots and canters. You need to be able to mount from the ground and from both sides of the horse.

In Bubion you will stay in the comfortable Casa la Sevillana.

On the Sulayr and Alpujarra short breaks you stay in Trevelez (the highest village in Spain),  normally at Hotel La Fragua.

On the Alpujarra short break you also stay in Berchules, normally at Hotel Berchules.

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Upcoming Dates

Short breaks already scheduled are shown below. The Poqueira and Sulayr short breaks can run at the same time with a maximum number of ten guests. The Poqueira short break will be guaranteed with two guests and the Sulayr and Alpujarra short breaks with four guests.

Additional dates may be possible on request (minimum two guests) and are subject to availability.

Holiday Experience LevelExp Lvl Arrive - DepartArr - Dep   Price Itinerary Availability
Sulayr Ride
19 Oct 2019 - 23 Oct 2019 4 nights 4 ngts $777.74 View (.pdf) Book
Poqueira Ride
9 Nov 2019 - 13 Nov 2019 4 nights 4 ngts $662.52 View (.pdf) Book
Poqueira Ride
16 Nov 2019 - 20 Nov 2019 4 nights 4 ngts $662.52 View (.pdf) Book
Poqueira Ride
12 Mar 2020 - 16 Mar 2020 4 nights 4 ngts $662.52 View (.pdf) Book
Sulayr Ride
12 Mar 2020 - 16 Mar 2020 4 nights 4 ngts $777.74 View (.pdf) Book
Poqueira Ride
4 Apr 2020 - 8 Apr 2020 4 nights 4 ngts $662.52 View (.pdf) Book
Sulayr Ride
4 Apr 2020 - 8 Apr 2020 4 nights 4 ngts $777.74 View (.pdf) Book
Alpujarra Short Break
25 Apr 2020 - 30 Apr 2020 5 nights 5 ngts $1,146.44 View (.pdf) Book
Poqueira Ride
10 May 2020 - 14 May 2020 4 nights 4 ngts $662.52 View (.pdf) Book
Sulayr Ride
10 May 2020 - 14 May 2020 4 nights 4 ngts $777.74 View (.pdf) Book
Alpujarra Short Break
16 May 2020 - 21 May 2020 5 nights 5 ngts $1,146.44 View (.pdf) Book
Poqueira Ride
23 May 2020 - 27 May 2020 4 nights 4 ngts $662.52 View (.pdf) Book
Sulayr Ride
23 May 2020 - 27 May 2020 4 nights 4 ngts $777.74 View (.pdf) Book
Alpujarra Short Break
27 Jun 2020 - 2 Jul 2020 5 nights 5 ngts $1,146.44 View (.pdf) Book
Alpujarra Short Break
18 Jul 2020 - 23 Jul 2020 5 nights 5 ngts $1,146.44 View (.pdf) Book
Poqueira Ride
25 Jul 2020 - 29 Jul 2020 4 nights 4 ngts $662.52 View (.pdf) Book
Sulayr Ride
25 Jul 2020 - 29 Jul 2020 4 nights 4 ngts $777.74 View (.pdf) Book
Alpujarra Short Break
22 Aug 2020 - 27 Aug 2020 5 nights 5 ngts
$1,146.44
$1,031.80
View (.pdf) Book
Poqueira Ride
6 Sep 2020 - 10 Sep 2020 4 nights 4 ngts $662.52 View (.pdf) Book
Sulayr Ride
6 Sep 2020 - 10 Sep 2020 4 nights 4 ngts $777.74 View (.pdf) Book
Poqueira Ride
19 Sep 2020 - 23 Sep 2020 4 nights 4 ngts $662.52 View (.pdf) Book
Sulayr Ride
19 Sep 2020 - 23 Sep 2020 4 nights 4 ngts $777.74 View (.pdf) Book
Alpujarra Short Break
26 Sep 2020 - 1 Oct 2020 5 nights 5 ngts $1,146.44 View (.pdf) Book
Poqueira Ride
3 Oct 2020 - 7 Oct 2020 4 nights 4 ngts $662.52 View (.pdf) Book
Sulayr Ride
3 Oct 2020 - 7 Oct 2020 4 nights 4 ngts $777.74 View (.pdf) Book
Poqueira Ride
18 Oct 2020 - 22 Oct 2020 4 nights 4 ngts $662.52 View (.pdf) Book
Sulayr Ride
18 Oct 2020 - 22 Oct 2020 4 nights 4 ngts $777.74 View (.pdf) Book
Poqueira Ride
7 Nov 2020 - 11 Nov 2020 4 nights 4 ngts $662.52 View (.pdf) Book
Sulayr Ride
7 Nov 2020 - 11 Nov 2020 4 nights 4 ngts $777.74 View (.pdf) Book
Poqueira Ride
14 Nov 2020 - 18 Nov 2020 4 nights 4 ngts $662.52 View (.pdf) Book
Sulayr Ride
14 Nov 2020 - 18 Nov 2020 4 nights 4 ngts $777.74 View (.pdf) Book

Prices

INCLUDES Accommodation; breakfast; lunches when riding; dinner as follows (Poqueira - one night; Sulayr - two nights; Alpujarra - five nights); riding.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT No single supplement if willing to share. A limited number of single rooms are available at a payable locally supplement of €75 for Poqueira and Sulayr short breaks and €100 for Alpujarra short break.

NEAREST AIRPORT Malaga or Granada.

PAYABLE LOCALLY Dinner (three nights on Poqueira; two nights on Sulayr); drinks and tips.

TRANSFERS are not included for the Poqueira and Sulayr short breaks but can be arranged. Shared transfers at a set time from Malaga are €45 per person each way payable locally. Private transfers can also be arranged from Granada (c. €105 per vehicle each way) or Malaga (c. €165 per vehicle each way).

Shared transfers at a set time from Malaga are included on the Alpujarra short break.

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Location

Set in Andalucia. Ride through the highest mountain range in Spain.


Weather & Climate

Due to the altitude the sun is very strong and it is essential to use sun protection all year. In the evening the temperature drops and even during the summer months a light jumper or jacket is required. In March, April, May and October you should bring warm clothing and waterproofs.

The weather in Spring and Autumn in the mountains can be changeable and it is best to be prepared for all conditions.

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Guest Review

I just loved the whole set up and ethos of the way Dallas and her team run their stables. Beautifully schooled and mannered horses who all looked fit and well.

Allison, Shropshire

5 star rating Overall rating: 5/5

Sierra Nevada Short Break Riding Specialist

Lucy says

The perfect way to get away from it all and enjoy fantastic mountain riding for a few days.

My Top Tip

The sun can be very strong in summer so make sure you have long sleeves to guard against sunburn.

Email: lucy@inthesaddle.com

Lucy Downes
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