4 hours 30 minutes
Saddle up and set off on a horseback adventure through the stunning Serralada Litoral Natural Park! On this half-day tour from Barcelona, you’ll travel by minibus to the Catalan countryside with an expert local guide. Aimed at novice- to intermediate-level riders, your horseback tour will go at a steady pace, taking in breathtaking scenery that you might not otherwise have the opportunity to see. A light lunch plus two hours of riding time is included, comprising 30 minutes at the ranch and 1.5 hours in the park.
Book and travel before March 31, 2014, and save 10% on recommended retail price.
- All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
- Family friendly
- Free snacks included
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
What will you find?
Meet your friendly guide in central Barcelona and leave for the Serralada Litoral Natural Park by air-conditioned minibus. Only half an hour away, Serralada Litoral Natural Park is perfect for horseback riding!
When you reach the stables, your guide will give you a quick safety briefing and show you how to put on your riding hat, before helping you into the saddle for a practice session around the riding arena and show you basic command such as walk and halt for approximately 30 minutes. Every effort will be made to ensure that you’re well matched to your horse, with novice riders given the gentlest ones.
Setting off at a leisurely pace, follow your guide on horseback along secluded roads to this incredible park. Here, you’ll ride through the Catalan countryside typified by leafy forests, lush pine groves and rolling hills. Your guide’s expert knowledge of the local terrain means that you’ll be taken on the best trails to suit your ability.
While this riding tour is aimed at novice- to intermediate-level riders, should you be more advanced, your guide will give you the opportunity to trot or canter through this gorgeous countryside. After roughly 1.5 hours of riding, return to the stables and help the groom unsaddle your horse.
Before returning to Barcelona, sit down and relax with the rest of your group to enjoy a light lunch of bread, Spanish omelet and cheeses, while sharing tales of your unforgettable horseback adventure in Spain.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 24 hours days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 24 hours, subject to availability
- This tour is aimed at novice- and intermediate-level riders who are capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, and who can apply basic commands with the reins to walk and halt
- Please enter your age and previous horse riding experience in the 'special requirements' box at the time of booking so that appropriate reservations can be made
- Maximum weight for horse riding is 187 pounds (85 kg)
- Suitable clothing required: long trousers, leggings or jodhpurs, and closed-toe shoes with non-slip soles
- A current valid passport is required on the day of the tour
- Minimum age is 8 years
- Please inform about any illness, previous injury or disability that may affect your riding ability in the 'special requirements' box at the time of booking
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Horse-riding helmet
- Light lunch
- Professional guide
- Souvenir picture
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Central Barcelona, near the Glories Shopping Center
4 hours 30 minutes
Returns to original departure point at approximately 1:30pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Reviews & Ratings
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This tour is organised by Living It. "It" referring to the way of life lived by the Catalans. I had this tour in December. Despite the gloomy weather, my horseback riding tour experience was simply magnificent. The tour started off with our friendly tour guide waiting for us at Barcelona Central. We were driven out of the city to a nature park where the ranch warmly welcomed us. Our tour guide was very friendly and told us all about Barcelona along the way. The horses from the ranch are very well trained. Our trainer, Carla, was very knowledgeable in her field of expertise in horse riding and she patiently taught us the basics of horse riding. After a short training session in the ranch, we set off on a trail that led us to the top of a hill in the nature park where we had a view of the entire Barcelona city, which definitely took my breath away. To me, this was the highlight of the entire tour. We did not stay for long though. After a few pictures, we were told that it was time to ride back to the ranch already. Maybe this portion of the tour can be improved on a little. The tour was also enriching in terms of the skills to horse ride, as well as the different types of plants/trees in the nature park, which Carla explained to us in great detail. There was a lot of hands on activities throughout the tour. We got to help out putting on and taking off the saddle for our horses, scrub them, feed them, etc. Ending off the tour, we were presented certificates of completion and had home-made local lunch prepared for us on a beautifully decorated table. Not only was it appealing to the eye, it tasted as great too. Overall, I highly recommend this tour to people who loves nature, has interest in horse riding, and who wants to experience the culture of the locals. The hospitality provided by both our guide and our trainer was simply heart warming. We felt well taken care off. Living It was also very efficient - they emailed us our edited photos on the same day of the tour!
Living It’s horseback riding experience was far and away our favorite activity in the week we spent in Barcelona. It’s clear that they work closely with the horse riding school as the whole process from arrival to our excursion was seamless. Both Núria from Living It and our guide were tremendous. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and made the whole process relaxing. When we got there, we were immediately walked around the school, told more about what they do, and got to see the dozens of horses they have on site. Our guide seemed to know details about every horse at the facility, their temperament, and personality. It seemed like they rescued horses as well, which we were really happy to support a company of this nature. Our guide made a special effort to show us traditional Spanish horses and explain the differences between the horses we are used to in the States. I’m not sure if its always this way, but our trip was only me, my wife, and the guide. This made for a personal experience as we were given the attention necessary to make sure we were comfortable with the horse, how to make the necessary commands, and pictures were taken for us. Living It, with the help of the guide, sent us nearly 100 pictures of our day at the horse park. This was amazing, because we could just worry about having fun and not recording the events of the day.
The actual ride was beautiful and easy through many trails up to the top of a mountain overlooking the city. It was relaxing, easy ride with the horses very well behaved, but still had a lot of personality. I would have certainly been comfortable with Children on the horses. When we got back, we got to feed the horses a treat and there was lunch prepared for us. To remember our time, we received certificates acknowledging our excellent horse riding, which was a really funny way to end the trip.
It was a very goog trip with the horses, The arrangement from our guide Vicky was super. I like the horseriding an if I can i will come back.
Super Super - nice.
I met my guide at the given date and place. She really wanted to make everything so that the members of the group felt themselves well and enjoyed the experience. The ranch was not far from the city-center in a natural park. The horses were already prepared and we received the safety informations and the helmets as well. The horses were well behaved and amenable, even for beginners, the guide was attentive. We had the best view of the city Barcelona and even received a taste of catalan foods.
It could be even better if it were possible to group the applicants according to their riding level. But I really liked the ride :)
Authentic, professional and very fun. Thank you