Activities

Something for everyone…

From horse riding, cycling to walking and skiing – there are plenty of activities to enjoy.

Walking and hiking

Whether it’s a gentle ramble around the olive groves with the kids or something more challenging, the foothills of the Sierra Nevada is a magical place to walk and explore.

 

You can follow the famous GR7 and GR142 paths – with, or without, a professional guide.

Horse riding

Whether you’re a novice or an experienced rider, the ideal horse is waiting for you.

 

You can hire a horse – and guide – for just a couple of hours or longer. Enjoy the spectacular views to the Mediterranean.

Cycling

Cycling is very popular in La Alpujarra and there are some great, and sometimes tough, routes from the house all easily found on Google.

Trail and ultra running

Whether you’re keen to give your marathon training a high-altitude boost, or prepare for your next ultra marathon, you’ll find you the perfect trails to match your ambition.

 

The landscape, climate, wildlife and cultural history of La Alpujarra combine to create one of the most exciting and unique trail running arenas in the whole of Europe.

Water sports

Head for the gorgeous Costa Tropical and make the most of all it offers.

 

There are several places around Salobreña, Almuñecar and La Herradura where equipment can be hired and lessons booked.

Visit a winery

There are some delicious wines made in the region and many bodegas can be visited.

 

The Contraviesa is the place to head for to learn about – and of course taste – a variety of wines.

Golf

There are three courses all within an hour’s drive. The nearest, on the coast near Salobreña, is around 35 minutes away and has amazing views.

 

They each have an 18-hole course and a bar/restaurant – perfect for a day out.

Rock climbing and mountaineering

Join up with experienced, local guides who know the best places to trek and climb.

 

With Spain’s highest mainland mountain (Mulhacen) or another of your choice, you’re guaranteed a thrilling day out.

Winter sports

At the right time of year you can both ski and snowshoe within an hour of Almond Hill House – with or without a guide.

 

Or drive to the Sierra Nevada ski station – the season is from around late November to early May.