Trekking

Spend a whole day on horse back exploring the Alpujarras.

We offer a range of different routes. They include riding to mountain lakes, along rivers & through valleys.

We ride up to viewpoints with stunning panoramic mountain views before winding down through traditional rural villages, lush meadows, and forests to the Guadalfeo river.

We follow its winding path through the valley passing under the historically significant Seven-Eye Bridge which derives its name from the seven arches that span the Rio Guadalfeo.

We have historical routes which lead you through Orgiva’s rich mining history dating back to ancient times when the minerals were mined by Hellenes, Phoenicians, and Romans.

We also have high mountain trails where you can enjoy riding through stunning mountain landscapes. We have five different day trek routes. 

Activity Duration Price
Trek
1 hour
€30
Trek
2 hours
€45
Trek
3 hours
€60
Half Day Trek
4 hours
€75
Day Trek inc. Picnic Lunch
Full Day
€105 (inc lunch)
€100 (BYO lunch)

The price of Day Trek is inclusive of a picnic lunch & drinks. Please let us know of any special dietary requirements at the time of booking.

We can make up meat, fish, vegetarian, and vegan lunchboxes. If you would prefer to bring your own packed lunch you are welcome to do so and we will deduct €5 from the day trek rate.

In the interest of our horses’ welfare, day treks are not available during the hot summer months of July & August when temperatures can reach 40 degrees+ in the afternoon. 

(Minimum 2 people)

Itinerary- Leave at 10 am returning back to the riding center around 4 pm. (approx 6 hours/times are flexible)

Please note: Day Treks are not suitable for novice riders due to the long hours spent in the saddle.

Our Trek Routes ... where will you ride today?

ROUTE OF THE ANCIENT OLIVES 
1 OR 2 HOUR TREK 
A beautiful trek taking you along the well known “Ruta  de los olivos centenarios”. This trail takes riders past ancient olive trees dating more than 1000 years old.
Riders will pass ancient olive groves and scenes typical of life in the mountains which hasn’t changed much.
It’s highly likely riders will get stuck in a goat jam, The Alpujarran version of a traffic jam. On the two hour route we ride through Eucalyptus forest and along the Gualdalfeo river passing the iconic severn eye bridge
MOUNTAIN LAKE RIDE
3 HOUR RIDE / 4 HOUR RIDE / DAY RIDE  
A stunning ride along mountain trails inaccessible by car to a secluded mountain lake
BAYAKAS TRAIL
TWO HOUR ROUTE  
A two hour ride towards the small typical Alpujarran village of Bayakas. We ride up to a mountain  viewpoint with stunning 360 degree views over the mountains and surrounding villages. From here we can enjoy a great birds eye view of Orgiva.

Choose from 6 different day trek routes

1. Olive trees trail

Day Ride along an ancient olive trail  and along mountain trails to a secluded lake for a picnic on the lakeside beach.

2. Mountain ride

Ride to a mountain view point with stunning views of the Alpujarra mountains  and its traditional villages and down through a small agricultural village returning back to the riding centre along the river and the ancient olive trail.

3. High mountains of Lanjaron

An epic ride along the  higher mountain trails above Lanjaron/Orgiva where you can enjoy views over the mountains of  the mediterranean sea and the Atlas mountains of Morrocco on a clear day. We will pass through olive groves and along ancient mule tracks passing waterfalls on the way stopping for a picnic.

4. Ride to Soportuja – the town of the witches!

A fascinating ride to the town made famous for its historical associations to witchcraft. Around the town there are supernatural points of interest and hosts a spooky fiesta each year to celebrate its past. According to the legend, the village welcomed night-time witches’ meetings whilst witches watched, hidden in the fog. For this reason, residents are known as brujo/as (wizards/witches). It’s a very special place to ride to and we pass religious local landmarks steeped in legend as well as the occasional dragon along the way! The route is for advanced riders and at some points it will be necessary to dismount and lead the horses.

5. Historical miners route

A day trek into Orgiva’s ancient mining past. The route of the miners is available as a day trek for experienced riders. Orgiva’s mining history goes back to ancient times when the minerals were mined by Hellenes, Phoenicians and Romans. This trek is off the beaten track and the views are incredible. 

6. Historical Orgiva

A ride through Orgiva’s ancient history. We pass monuments that commemorate Orgiva’s mining heritage as well as historical ancient forts and roman roads surrounding the town. 
There are points where riders will need to walk and lead with their horses on this trail.

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