Alpujarras II Route 2017

DAY 1 CAPILEIRA. Welcoming and introduction of the guide. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel Finca Los Llanos***.

DAY 2. BUBIÓN – TREVÉLEZ. Drive to the riding centre in Bubión (2 Km away from Capileira). Introduction of the horses. We will start by climbing up along a bridle path to the track with views of the villages of the Poqueira Valley. Later on we will get the track that lead us to Trevélez. During the ride there are some opportunities for gallops with a magnificent panoramic vista of the Sierra Contraviesa and Lújar opposite us. Descend to Trevélez by a bridle path where we will arrive for lunch. 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. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel La Fragua **. A five hour ride.

DAY 3. TREVÉLEZ – LOS BÉRCHULES. After crossing the bridge over the 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. Riding down to Los Berchules by a track. Once again we will enjoy the beauty of the  Sierra Contraviesa and Sierra Gádor, this time in the province of Almería. On a clear day we will have the view of the Mediterranean Sea and the silhouette of the mountains of Africa in front of us. Arrival to Los Berchules by a bridle path. Dinner and accommodation tonight in a very comfortable, family-run hotel – El Cercado***. Four and a half hours riding.

DAY 4. LOS BÉRCHULES – CÁDIAR. From Los Bérchules, we will descend to Narila, where   we will stop for water the horses and visit a breeding farm of P.R.E. (Spanish Pure Breed) horses. We ride now to the dry riverbed of Yator where later on we will take the path that leads up to the hill that separates Sierra Nevada and Sierra Contraviesa with breathtaking panoramic views over these two mountains. During the ride there are some opportunities for gallops. The ride passes through the village of Cádiar and will finish at the beautiful hotel Alquería de Morayma** where we should arrive just on time for lunch. Three hours riding. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

DAY 5. CÁDIAR -CÁDIAR . The ride today follows the bridle path across the hill over the Guadalfeo River where later we will descend to ride across its subtropical vegetation for a while. We ride now on the other side of the river where after a gallop we will get the way back to the hotel on time for lunch. Option to visit to the wine cellar and the olive-oil mill of the hotel Alquerìa de Morayama** with an explanation of the process to produce the wine and the olive oil.A three hours ride. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

DAY 6.CÁDIAR  – BUBION. Crossing the Guadalfeo river, we will join the path that will lead us to Lobras, Nieles and Càstaras. We will continue until we reach the impressive gorge of Las Carihuelas de Busquístar, where we will descend to cross the Trevélez river, and we will follow the path which leads to the village of Busquístar for lunch. After lunch two more hours riding to Bubión. A six hour ride. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel Finca Los Llanos*** in Capileira.

DAY 7. – BUBIÓN –VALLE DEL POQUEIRA – BUBIÓN A morning ride enjoying the beautiful panorama of the Poqueira valley. Back to Bubión, where we arrive for lunch. Three hours on horseback. Free afternoon for sightseeing. Dinner in a local restaurant and accommodation at the hotel Finca Los Llanos*** in Capileira.

DAY 8. After breakfast, we say goodbye.

PRICE: €1,250

Single room supplement: €160

8 days, 7 nights, 6 days riding

DATES:  June 10-17

Minimum: 2 people