The Sierra Nevada (meaning "snowy mountain range" in Spanish) is a mountain range in the region of Andalucia, in the province of Granada and, a little further on from Málaga and Almería in Spain. It contains the highest point of continental Spain and Europe outside the Caucasus Mountains and the Alps, Mulhacén at 3,478 metres above sea level.
The romantic, rural ride takes you high into the Valley Poqueira, on a combination of bridle paths and forestry tracks.
The Poqueira is a river in La Alpujarra region in the province of Granada, in Spain. It is formed by the confluence of streams that rise near the summit of Mulhacén, the highest peak of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The river cuts through a dramatic gorge, and then joins the Río Trevélez shortly before flowing into the Río Guadalfeo.
The route follows along ancient Moorish irrigation channels and summer pastures watered by the snow melt. This valley is claimed to be one of the most beautiful in the whole of Sierra Nevada in Spain with the high peaks reaching over 3,000 metres at the head of the valley, and the Mediterranean Sea at the foot.
Your guide will provide intimate knowledge of the mountain and the terrain providing you with local history and an insight into the weather systems of the area. You will venture off the beaten tracks into the majesty of the beautiful valley and face nature in all it’s glory.
On your exquisite ride through the valley the horses will carry a full picnic lunch which you will eat besides one of the mountain streams, at 2,500 metres an idyllic spot offering spectacular views, on a clear day all the way across to the mountains of Morocco. Returning to the stables you will be driven down to the village for a gorgeous set dinner in one of the local restaurants then sleep overnight in the Casa la Sevillana.
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