Once an abandoned village, El Ferrer was converted into an exclusive guest ranch, just ten minutes from the Mediterranean in the lower Alpujarras Mountains. Most of the original houses have been renovated, and each is its own self-catering accommodation with kitchen, living room and bedrooms. With the Sierra Nevadas as a backdrop, you'll ride on old mule trails, encountering Spanish donkeys and soaring falcons while the earthy fragrance of thyme rises up from beneath the horses' feet. Rides may include a picnic to sample traditional dishes and wines while the horses are watered. Mainly using English tack, riders are paired with horses by skill level and even mood, and options range from powerful Domingo to sweet and docile Balou.
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