Radial routes for horse riding holiday Guadix, Granada, Andalucia, Spain

The horse riding program Radial Routes is designed for people with an intermediate level of riding who whish to initiate themselves to the joys of day-long excursions. Throughout the programme the numbers of hours in the saddle are steadily increased each day as riders develop the necessary resistance and improve their outdoor skills through the practice of Le TREC technicalities. All of this takes place in the beautiful surroundings of the Sierra Nevada.

 

Horse riding program for holidays or incentive travel in Granada, Andalucia, Spain:

Day 1:
Morning: Riding lesson in the arena and allocation of horses
Afternoon: Ride on the high plains of Guadix with spectacular views of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

Day 2: 1/2 day excursion
Morning: Excursion to the Alhama river valley. Climbing down the “end of the world”, we will arrive at the very birth of the Alhama river. We will then ascend through the pine forests of the Sierra Nevada Natural Park. This ride will enable riders to appreciate the contrasting differences of the varying scenery in the area: From bad-lands more typical of Colorado canyons to streams and luscious valleys and finally the Mediterranean pine forests and the highest plain of the Iberian peninsula, rising at 1400 meters above sea level, from where the highest peaks of the Sierra Nevada once again become visible.

Day 3: 1/2 day excursion

Morning: The Alcornocales way. Riding through the small village of “Marchal”, we will start to climb the first levels of the Sierra Nevada Natural Park in which are located the largest concentration on oak woods in the Iberian Peninsula. We will pass through many traditional small villages that specialise in the production of “Vino Mosto”, a traditional wine that is produced at high altitude. Following our ascent, we will emerge at the very heart of the natural park and will be able to see the “dark side” of the Sierra Nevada where the traditional Iberian bulls are bred in the freedom of mountain ranges.

Day 4: Full day excursion

This day will be divided into two parts. During the first part, we will climb up through winding paths and arrive at the village of Cogollos, one of the portals of the Sierra Nevada Natural Park. The path leads us on to the spectacular pine forests and the Cogollos lake which collects its water from the melting ices of the Sierra Nevada. We will have our lunchtime picnic next to the lake, and those who wish to do so may also have a swim. After lunch, we will continue ascending along the old mining routes of the Santa Constanza mines. This route offers spectacular views of the Zenette valley and of the Picion (2400 meters). We will then descend and gallop across the wide plains and will finally arrive back at the riding centre in the evening.

Day 5: 2 1/2 hour ride

Morning: On this final day of the stay, we will head East into the Natural Park. In this direction, the scenery is different, spectacular, and moonlike, with red earth and semi-deserts which hide an abundant wealth of life: aromatic plants, mountain goats and once again, amazing views of the surrounding areas.

End of horse riding program.

Radial horse riding routes at the Sierra Nevada footholds. Price per person: 425 Euros. Rate includes:

Pick up from Granada airport, bus terminal or train station
Accommodation in either the on-site log cabins or the neighbouring 3 star hotel (supplement 70 Euros/ person)
Breakfast
Horse riding classes and hacks
Qualified instructor
Maximum safety measures
Horses trained for all levels of riding and instruction

Available dates:

14 19 January 19 24 August
28 Jan 2 Feb 7 12 October
11 16 February 14 19 October
1 6 April 28 Oct 2 November
27 May 1 June 11 16 November
1 6 July 18 23 November
15 20 July 25 29 November
22 27 July 2 9 December
5 10 August 31 Dec 5 Jan
12 17 August 14 19 January

 

 

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