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Sierra Nevada to Tabernas Desert

4.9 (9)
8 days 7 nights
Weight limit
90 kg / 198 lb

Undoubtedly, our Sierra Nevada-Tabernas Desert Route is one of our most diverse programs, spanning 6 days on horseback. This captivating journey takes you through two Nature Reserves renowned for their exceptional natural beauty, from which the route derives its name: the Sierra Nevada, characterized by its majestic snow-covered peaks and mountainous terrain, and the Tabernas Desert, Europe's most prominent desert-like region.

Commencing at high altitudes in the Sierra, the route gradually descends to the lush slopes and valleys where various crops such as olives, almonds and even wine are cultivated. Unexpectedly, the unique topography transforms the landscape into an authentic western movie-style desert, featuring canyons and arid riverbeds that have served as the backdrop for numerous spaghetti-western films. The expedition concludes in Granada.

US$ 2 056
per tourist for 8 days
Departing from
Comunidad Autónoma de Andalucía, Granada, Capileira
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Number of individuals
up to 6 tourists over 8 years old
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Photo Rafael B.
Rafael B. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
I chose to leave the busy city life of Madrid and settle in a peaceful mountain village. I embarked on my horse-riding journey in the Alpujarras over two decades ago. Fluent in Spanish, French and English. Be sure that you'll have an incredible riding vacation.

Tour highlights

Adventure with Comfort
The evenings will be spent in 6 different hotels
Discover Andalucia's Best
From snow-covered peaks and mountainous terrain to desert landscapes
Two Nature Reserves in One Trip
Explore Sierra Nevada and Tabernas Desert

Route details

Day 1

The guide will provide a warm welcome and introduction. You will enjoy dinner and stay overnight at the hotel Finca Los Llanos (or a similar hotel) in Capileira.

No riding.

Overnight: Hotel Finca Los Llanos

Day 2
Bubión – Trevélez
Day 3
Trevélez – Cádiar
Day 4
Cádiar – Picena – Laujar De Andarax
Day 5
Laujar De Andarax – Picena – Laujar De Andarax
Day 6
Laujar De Andarax – Benecid – Alcora – Canjayar
Day 7
Rágol – Alboloduy – Granada
Day 8
Tour provider's comments

It's recommended to confidently walk, trot and canter on horseback.

Horses Breed: Spanish Cross horses.

Tack: from English to Spanish and Western saddles. The bridles are English.



6 nights
Guest House
1 night

The lodging options consist of small, family-owned hotels with 1-4-star ratings along the route.

Single room supplement: €200

When clients do not request a single room, but there isn't another rider to share a room with, they will need to pay the 75% of the single supplement.

1 night
Hotel Finca Los Llanos 3*

Or similar if unavailable.

1 night
Hotel La Fragua 2*
1 night
Hotel Alquería de Morayma 2*
2 nights
Hotel Villa Turística de Laujar 3*
1 night
Posada de Calvario 1*
1 night
Hotel Maciá Plaza 2*

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Comunidad Autónoma de Andalucía, Granada, Capileira
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Tour conditions


  • accommodation;
  • meals;
  • riding;
  • English speaking guide.


  • flights;
  • extra drinks;
  • personal travel and accident insurance;
  • tips and personal expenses;
  • transfers; 
  • VAT;
  • single supplement.

Group size

up to 6 tourists


8 days
7 nights

It's important to know

What kind of food will be served?

Local traditional dishes, very delicious. 

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Tour reviews

Based on 9 reviews
  • M
    26 Apr, 2024
    about provider
    first and foremost, Rafael is a great guide. the other riders were all nice, evreyone got along well. its important as other rides we have been on can be spoiled by one bad rider. the villages we passed through were wonderful complete with water fountains for the horses. there are some suggestions but we have already let Rafael know. Overall, highly recommend Rafael and his helper Paco
    26 Apr, 2024
  • A
    5 Feb, 2024
    about provider
    My wife and I went on a great ride with Rafael. I'm new to riding, and he was really understanding and patient with me. I learned a lot while taking in the amazing views.
    5 Feb, 2024
  • M
    16 Jan, 2024
    about provider
    Acompañé a mis dos amigas en un paseo porque me gustan mucho los caballos. Rafa y Paco fueron muy amables, Rafa nos acompañó durante todo el recorrido, que fue maravilloso; paisajes hermosos y conversaciones agradables. Recomiendo mucho esta experiencia si quieres disfrutar de un agradable momento en la naturaleza con caballos nobles. Definitivamente volveremos.
    16 Jan, 2024

Dates and Prices

  • Any dates on request during the season
    1 Apr – 31 May
  • US$ 2 056
    4 – 11 May, 2025 8 days 7 nights

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