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. We start our trek on the limit of the cork forests, and will ride beneath some of these impresive tree before we get to the ancient roman salt flats Iptuci. Under holly oaks 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.

3rd 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.

4th 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.

5th 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.

6th 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.

7th day: departure after breakfast.


daily horse riding about 4 hours plus picnic break