Village to Village Ride in the Sierra Juarez

Gigantic agaves that dwarf horse and rider

There is something about the bigness of the Sierra Juarez that nourishes the soul!

Sweeping vistas are a highlight of this ride that goes from 1,500 meters (5,000 ft) to 3,000 meters (10,000 ft).  Ride from cacti groves to old growth oak forests to an ecosystem co-inhabited by pine trees and mutant-sized agaves.

Ride trails traveled for hundreds of years.

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Rare rattail tree-cacti and pineapple-shaped bromeliads are just a sample of the exotic flora you’ll see. Ride through forests festooned with orchids and dripping with silver moss.

Mid-week into this adventure take a day off from the saddle for an insider’s road-trip deep into a sub-tropical micro-climate of the Sierra Juarez.

Visit indigenous artisans on the road trip day.

Visit up close delightful baroque churches and charming adobe homes. Trek preHispanic trails and trot across pristine streams. In the spring swim with the horses (or without them). Let your jaw drop at the natural beauty and manmade wonders in one of the world’s great mountain ranges.

Support several of Oaxaca’s most ecologically aware villages by staying in their comfortable ecotourism cabins.

There is nothing “rustic” about this ride; cabins have hot showers and fireplaces, saddles have skeepskin pads, days end with fresh lime margaritas and begin with rich Oaxaca estate coffee.

Two nights deluxe lodging at Rancho Pitaya and five nights in comfortable ecotourism cabins in the villages of of the Sierra Juarez. NOTE: There are numerous ways this ride can meander through the great Sierra Juarez, the published itinerary is just an example. All the options are wonderful.



Dates & Prices

April 8 – 15 2018

This is a point to point ride from the valley of Oaxaca north into the Sierra Juarez.

  • Price: $2,490. All inclusive: lodging based on double occupancy, meals, arrival and departure transfers, all ground transportation. Add $200 single occupancy supplement. Minimum of 2 and maximum of 6 riders.

Explore on horseback colonial ruins

May through October because of weather conditions this ride is replaced by Discover Oaxaca Ride in Valley and Foothills ) or Southern Rose and Cypress Trail

Massive flower of mountain agave

Ride Cancellation Policy Política de Cancelación

Exotic vegetation on the ancient Rio Guacamaya Trail


Rare agaves adorn the southern ridge line of the Sierra Juarez

  • 7 nights lodging
  • 6 ride days
  • 1 day of “non-riding” activities.
  • all meals and drinks
  • guides & entrance fees to protected communal lands
  • arrival & departure transfers
  • $2,490. U.S. Double occupancy
  • $200 single supplement
  • $100 discount to return riders
  • limited to 6 riders plus guides