Alpujarra Ride

  • Trip Duration
  • 8
  • 7
  • Riding Time
  • 6
    days riding
  • 5-6
    hrs per day riding
  • Group Size
  • 4 - 11
    Guests per group

Alpujarra Ride

Ride Overview

The Alpujarra and Coastal Range rides in the Sierra Nevada mountains follow ancient bridle paths from village to village on well mannered, fit horses at a moderate pace. The Alpujarra Ride is an ideal horseback riding touur in Spain as you will pass through carefully terraced valleys and farms, where the horse, mule and oxen are still used to pull the plow and thresh the harvest. One sees bridges and roads from Roman times and some of the aqueducts built by the Moors still flow to the small mountain villages.

The landscape is wonderfully varied as you ride through chestnut, almond and olive groves, pine forests, high mountain pastures and finally the high Sierra with its snowy peaks. Meeting only the occasional shepherd or farmer, riders enjoy a wonderful sense of peace and freedom.

There is opportunity to learn about the history of the area as you are exposed to a culture where tradition remains very much a part of every day life.


Lodging is in small village hostels and hotels providing twin bedded rooms and en-suite bath or shower rooms.

Meals & Drink

Breakfast, lunch and all dinners are included in the price. The local cuisine is excellent and much consideration is taken when planning the meals to provide visitors with a sampling of the many different dishes produced in the area. Vegetarians can be accommodated with advance notification.

Ride & Horse Details

  • Overview:
    The horses are pure and cross-bred Andalusians ranging in height from 15-16 hh. All the horses have been carefully selected for their intelligence, good nature and endurance and have been broken and schooled by the guide (there are no stallions used on the trek).
  • Horse Breeds:
    Andalusians and Arab cross
  • Trip Pace:
    slow to moderate with opportunities to canter
  • Tack:
    English trekking
  • Weight limit:
    190 lbs

Meeting Point

Malaga or Granada

With first-hand knowledge of the exciting tours we offer, the ride consultants at Equitours look forward to answering any questions you might have about this ride. We want to help make sure that you select the trip of your dreams. Please call or email and get ready to pack your bags for a wonderful adventure!

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