Spain - Sierra Nevada Short Break

  • Open Mar-Dec
  • 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 (four nights) you stay four nights in the comfortable Casa la Sevillana in Bubion. The village is small, quiet and charming. It has some very nice little restaurants and small bars, perfect for a relaxing evening.

On the Sulayr short break (four 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 (five nights) you ride between three villages – Bubion (two nights), Trevelez (two nights) and Berchules (one night). This is a shortened version of our seven 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 seven 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 13 Mar 2021 - 17 Mar 2021 4 nights 4 ngts $1,001.02 View (.pdf) Book
Poqueira Ride 13 Mar 2021 - 17 Mar 2021 4 nights 4 ngts $812.95 View (.pdf) Book
Poqueira Ride 28 Mar 2021 - 1 Apr 2021 4 nights 4 ngts $812.95 View (.pdf) Book
Sulayr Ride 28 Mar 2021 - 1 Apr 2021 4 nights 4 ngts $1,001.02 View (.pdf) Book
Alpujarra Short Break 18 Apr 2021 - 23 Apr 2021 5 nights 5 ngts $1,328.62 View (.pdf) Book
Alpujarra Short Break 24 Apr 2021 - 29 Apr 2021 5 nights 5 ngts $1,328.62 View (.pdf) Book
Poqueira Ride 9 May 2021 - 13 May 2021 4 nights 4 ngts $812.95 View (.pdf) Book
Sulayr Ride 9 May 2021 - 13 May 2021 4 nights 4 ngts $1,001.02 View (.pdf) Book
Poqueira Ride 6 Jun 2021 - 10 Jun 2021 4 nights 4 ngts $812.95 View (.pdf) Book
Sulayr Ride 6 Jun 2021 - 10 Jun 2021 4 nights 4 ngts $1,001.02 View (.pdf) Book
Alpujarra Short Break 12 Jun 2021 - 17 Jun 2021 5 nights 5 ngts $1,328.62 View (.pdf) Book
Poqueira Ride 27 Jun 2021 - 1 Jul 2021 4 nights 4 ngts $812.95 View (.pdf) Book
Sulayr Ride 27 Jun 2021 - 1 Jul 2021 4 nights 4 ngts $1,001.02 View (.pdf) Book
Alpujarra Short Break 3 Jul 2021 - 8 Jul 2021 5 nights 5 ngts $1,328.62 View (.pdf) Book
Poqueira Ride 24 Jul 2021 - 28 Jul 2021 4 nights 4 ngts $812.95 View (.pdf) Book
Sulayr Ride 24 Jul 2021 - 28 Jul 2021 4 nights 4 ngts $1,001.02 View (.pdf) Book
Poqueira Ride 22 Aug 2021 - 26 Aug 2021 4 nights 4 ngts $812.95 View (.pdf) Book
Sulayr Ride 22 Aug 2021 - 26 Aug 2021 4 nights 4 ngts $1,001.02 View (.pdf) Book
Poqueira Ride 5 Sep 2021 - 9 Sep 2021 4 nights 4 ngts $812.95 View (.pdf) Book
Sulayr Ride 5 Sep 2021 - 9 Sep 2021 4 nights 4 ngts $1,001.02 View (.pdf) Book
Alpujarra Short Break 11 Sep 2021 - 16 Sep 2021 5 nights 5 ngts $1,328.62 View (.pdf) Book
Poqueira Ride 26 Sep 2021 - 30 Sep 2021 4 nights 4 ngts $812.95 View (.pdf) Book
Sulayr Ride 26 Sep 2021 - 30 Sep 2021 4 nights 4 ngts $1,001.02 View (.pdf) Book
Poqueira Ride 10 Oct 2021 - 14 Oct 2021 4 nights 4 ngts $812.95 View (.pdf) Book
Sulayr Ride 10 Oct 2021 - 14 Oct 2021 4 nights 4 ngts $1,001.02 View (.pdf) Book
Alpujarra Short Break 24 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021 5 nights 5 ngts $1,328.62 View (.pdf) Book
Alpujarra Short Break 6 Nov 2021 - 11 Nov 2021 5 nights 5 ngts $1,328.62 View (.pdf) Book
Poqueira Ride 27 Nov 2021 - 1 Dec 2021 4 nights 4 ngts $812.95 View (.pdf) Book
Sulayr Ride 27 Nov 2021 - 1 Dec 2021 4 nights 4 ngts $1,001.02 View (.pdf) Book

Prices

INCLUDES Accommodation; breakfast; lunches when riding; dinner as follows - Poqueira - one night (two nights in 2021) ; Sulayr - two nights (three nights in 2021); 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 (€100 in 2021) for Poqueira and Sulayr short breaks and €125 (€150 in 2021) for Alpujarra short break.

NEAREST AIRPORT Malaga or Granada.

PAYABLE LOCALLY Dinner (three nights (two nights in 2021) on Poqueira; two nights  (one night in 2021) 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.


Getting There

For Poqueira Ride

Transfers from Malaga are not included in the price but can be arranged.
If you wish to join a shared transfer at €45 per person one way, then the collection time at Malaga is scheduled for 17:00 and so you should book a flight with an arrival time before 16:00 to allow for luggage collection.

For the shared transfer back to Malaga, your return flight should depart from Malaga at 12:00 or later.
Private transfers (around €150 per vehicle one way) can also be arranged outside these times and transfers are also possible from Granada (around €110 per vehicle one way) for flights arriving before 14:00.
If you wish, you can ask to be dropped off at the train station and spend the afternoon exploring Malaga. The easiest way to get into town is by taxi and there is a taxi rank outside the station. The old town of Malaga is home to a stunning cathedral and the Picasso museum as well as an old citadel, boutique shops and cafes.

For Sulayr Ride

Transfers from Malaga are not included in the price but can be arranged.
If you wish to join a shared transfer at €45 per person one way, then the collection time at Malaga is scheduled for 17:00 and so you should book a flight with an arrival time before 16:00 to allow for luggage collection.

For the shared transfer back to Malaga, your return flight should depart from Malaga at 12:00 or later.
Private transfers (around €150 per vehicle one way) can also be arranged outside these times and transfers are also possible from Granada (around €110 per vehicle one way) for flights arriving before 14:00.
If you are on an evening flight home, please do note that Spanish airports and train stations have no left luggage facilities, however if you wish you can ask to be dropped off at the train station and spend the afternoon exploring Malaga. The easiest way to get into town is by taxi and there is a taxi rank outside the station. The old town of Malaga is home to a stunning cathedral and the Picasso museum as well as an old citadel, boutique shops and cafes.

For Alpujarra Short Break

Transfers are included from Malaga. The collection time at Malaga is scheduled for 17:00 and so you should book a flight with an arrival time before 16:00 to allow for luggage collection.

Your return flight should depart from Malaga at 12:00 or later.

Private transfers at other times are possible at around €145 from Malaga to Bubion. Transfers at additional cost (€105) are also possible from Granada for flights arriving before 14:00.

If you are on an evening flight home, there is now a left luggage facility at Malaga airport and train station. If you wish you can ask to be dropped off at the train station and spend the afternoon exploring Malaga. The easiest way to get into town is by taxi and there is a taxi rank outside the station. The old town of Malaga is home to a stunning cathedral and the Picasso museum as well as an old citadel, boutique shops and cafes.

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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

In The Saddle says

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

Our Top Tip

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

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