Day 1 Fly to Seville
Fly to Seville and transfer to the beautiful nature reserve that is the Sierra de Hornachuelos, north of the city, where your Andalucian adventure awaits for the next six nights. Meet your fellow riders over dinner as you are welcomed for your first night at Trasierra - the family home of your host George.
Day 2 Trasierra to San Jose
Leaving modern life behind for the next few days, meet the horses and set off into the wilderness accompanied by a team of expert caballeros. Ride along el Camino de las Corchas before stopping at the Colonias de Galeon vineyard for a tasting and sumptuous lunch. Spend the afternoon on horseback spotting wild animals to reach an old 17th Century converted olive mill, your base for your first night in the Sierra Morena. Dine by candlelight before sleeping in the traditional farmhouse.
Overnight: Traditional farmhouse
Day 3 San Jose to Taramona
Take a leisurely ride this morning to the village of Cazalla de la Sierra to enjoy a picnic lunch in a lakeside setting. Your destination this afternoon is Taramona an 18th Century farmhouse where a 3-course dinner is served by candlelight before a traditional flamenco show.
Day 4 Taramona to your Mobile Tented Camp
Venture downhill into the bottom of the valley and follow a stream. You will be joined by a carriage pulled by a pair of mules with your own private waiter to serve drinks and lunch. Stop where the mood takes you in this untouched region of Andalucia. The Huéznar River is your destination this afternoon to find your mobile tented camp. Pitch under one of the most unpolluted night skies on earth. Make use of the stocked bar and play a board game or two with your fellow riders. Sleep under linen sheets with hot water bottles, if needed, and wake to tea and coffee beside your bed.
Overnight: Tented camp
Day 5 Ride the Camino Verde
The ancient Camino Verde is an old route used for transporting iron, ride along its path until you reach the dramatic valleys of the Cerro del Hierro. These open air iron mines date back to pre-Roman times and provide an insight into life in the valleys many years ago. The miners left behind a landscape of unique shapes and colours, featuring needles, corridors, karstic fields and sink-holes, caves, chasms, travertines and limestone pavements. Fauna includes seriously endangered species like eagle owls and black storks. Lunch is served at Batán de las Monjas restaurant located in the middle of the countryside where cuisine such as Iberian meats and mountain stews are created from the produce of the local land. Gently ride back to the camp this afternoon for a second night under the stars.
Overnight: Tented Camp
Day 6 Mobile Tented Camp to Trasierra
Take the opposite way along the river today as you ride downstream to later climb to the Sanctuary Hermita del Monte for lunch. This area has particularly spectacular views of the mountain range. Enjoy your last ride back to where you stated for a final night at Trasierra.
Day 7 Depart