description White Villages to Ronda Trek

1st day: arrival to your hotel in Arcos de la Frontera. Use the afternoon for a walk through the old town, it is absolutely worth it!

2nd day: Transfer to the horses and help with tacking up if you like. The trek starts in these endless andalusian grain and sunflower fields, where we have the opportunity to try out walk, trot and canter with our horses. After our picnic lunch under oak trees we get to the limit of the Nature Park Los Alcornocales, one of the biggest cork forests in Europe. The horses stay at old roman salt flats, where salt still is harvested in the traditional way. Transfer to the hotel.

3rd day: This morning we reach the village El Bosque, where we will have a visit to the still working water mill. Picnic lunch close to the mountains under holly oaks, before we set on our way around the first mountain range of the Sierra de Grazalema Nature Park.

4th day: We will follow an ancient cattle drive along a little river with wild growing oleander bushes. Picnic lunch in an olive orchard with very old olive trees and a beautyful view on our aim today: the small village Zahara de la Sierra, which we will reach after a steep climb uphill.

5th day: This morning will be special, with the lake of Zahara close to our trek and spectacular views over the land, before we wind up into the mountains again. Picnic on a mountain meadow today with the most amazing panorama view. Final climb through limestone paths to Grazalema, the most original White Village.

6th day: Winding up higher and higher into the mountains, this is the most remote way to ride, not a single road to cross, just nature and us. Limestone mountains, goats and pigs grazing under oak trees. Picnic at the horse paddock near Montejaque today to have a few free hours to visit Ronda in the evening.

7th day: The  valley of Montejaque is our first aim, before a final climb up onto the last mountain range before Ronda. We can see the famous city below and in front of us, while we cross the surrounding farm lands to get as close to the bridge and gorge of Ronda where our trek ends.

8th day: departure after breakfast.

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daily horse riding about 4 hours plus picnic break