The endless opportunities that Barcelona offers go way further than the beautiful city center and the beach. In just a 30 minutes drive, you can be horseback riding in the countryside. If you are looking to see Barcelona from a different angle and love adventure, horseback riding might be the next thing you need to do. It does not matter if you are an absolute beginner or advanced rider, there are endless opportunities for you.
Tours that you can do
Horseback riding tour and wine tasting in Penedés
This special tour begins at 8AM/9AM in Barcelona from where you will be taken to the Natural Park close by Barcelona. After you helped to prepare the horse you will be taken on a tour through various trails in the mountains. You will experience a beautiful ride with some of the best views of Barcelona. The morning finishes with lunch at the ranch and then you will be taken to the vineyards. This family-owned winery will offer you insides about Cava -local champagne- and you will discover the impressive underground cellars while the owner tells you all about the history and the process. To top it all of, you can even taste the wines accompanied by locally grown products like Catalan fuet, extra virgin olive oil and delicious cheese.
If you haven’t got a lot of time in Barcelona, Living It offers tours just for the morning. Although it may seem impossible, this horseback riding tour is located just a few minutes away from the city center. The tour leaves at 9 AM and will return to Barcelona at 2 PM. You will get picked up from the city center and taken to the riding center near Tibidabo in Collserola Park. Even though, you’re not far from the city center you will find yourself in a peaceful and tranquil setting to take a welcome break from the bustling city. Before the 1,5h adventure in the forest starts, Living It offers a 30-minute extensive training so that even a beginner can enjoy this tour. After the tour, you will get a nice lunch at the ranch and some time to explore the forest.
If you want to take time to explore the beautiful countryside that Barcelona has to offer Catalonia Trails is exactly right for you. They offer weekend or week trips in various locations to the North of Barcelona along the Costa Brava. Each route has been designed for you to enjoy a safe and relaxing journey. You will be taken through a new landscape every day and stay at the most charming hotels and rural houses. You can get the chance to ride in various locations including the Pyrenees, along with the beach and through the Catalan countryside.
Horse riding in Barcelona is a great activity to do with the family or on your own whilst staying in Barcelona. It can make a nice change from the hoards of tourists and a chance to get to know more of the Catalan countryside and region.