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How to prepare the horse before riding

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A perfect activity for nature lovers looking for an outdoor getaway near the city. Come and ride a horse through the Collserola Natural Park (just 20 minutes from the center of Barcelona) and enjoy the views of the city on a private route.

At 9 o'clock your guide will pick you up at the door of the hotel with a comfortable minivan to drive you to the facilities.

When you arrive at the center, your guide, one of our qualified instructors, will introduce you to the horse you will ride and help you brush and saddle. Once prepared, you will ride for a while on the track to meet your horse and so that the instructor can see your level. If it is the first time you ride a horse or you have little experience, do not worry, he will give you advice on how to guide him, move forward, turn, stop.

After this first contact, and according to your level, the excursion through the hills, through forests of pines, oaks and carob trees, to enjoy nature. A stop will be made to admire the views of Barcelona and, if you wish, take pictures Of memory.

Once the route is finished, you will remove the saddle and perform the necessary cures to the horse before returning it to its paddock and enjoy a rest on the terrace with a snack And a drink.

Around 1:30 p.m., your guide will accompany you back to the hotel or to any point of Barcelona you want.

What does your reservation include?:

  • Round trip to Barcelona by minivan with air conditioning, door to door. *
  • Helmet (mandatory use).
  • Horse or proper pony.
  • Certified instructor who will show you how to prepare, ride and steer your horse. We only have English chairs for horse riding.
  • Equestrian route through the natural park.
  • Snack and drink
  • Insurance (primary medical assistance).
    * Hotels located in Barcelona city

Schedule: daily departures, except Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July and August, daily departures.
Closed: 1/1, 6/1, 30/3, 2/4, 1/5, 24/6, 25 and 26/12.
Languages: Spanish, Catalan and English.
Meeting point: Once the reservation is made, the service provider will contact you via email to find out the hotel or accommodation for pick-up. You need to report a valid email.

  • For safety, the route will adapt to the rider with the lowest level (the route is to enjoy the views: it will mainly be jogging and passing).
  • The maximum weight to ride a horse is 90 kg. This information must be taken into account before booking, since the same day of the excursion cannot be claimed.
  • It is essential, to carry out the activity, to wear suitable clothes for horse riding: long-sleeved t-shirt, long pants and suitable footwear for the mountain with non-slip sole (mountain boots, sports shoes or similar). It will not be possible to carry out the activity and will not be entitled to claim the return those participants who do not wear the clothing described and those who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • It is recommended to wear sunscreen from April to September and a raincoat if the day is cloudy * as well as a jacket or softshell (the temperature in Collserola is a few degrees lower than the city).
  • It is not recommended that pregnant women ride horses.
  • It is mandatory to carry the valid ID or passport.
    * In case of drizzle the tour will not be canceled.

Access to classes and prices

Quarterly and monthly passes †"for children from 8 years old, young people and adultsвЂ" entitle you to attend all the riding lessons you want, prior registration to each of them, according to the scheduled schedule and with the limit of one class per day.

Classes are 50 minutes and are taught on weekends and holidays. The schedules are adjusted according to the number and level of the participants and other activities that are scheduled and published in advance so that each student signs up for them.

Quarterly Riding Pass220 €
Monthly Riding Pass120 €
Monthly bonus of 4 riding lessons60 €
Quarterly Dressage250 €
Tutorials40 €
4 private lessons bonus135 €

The smaller ones also have their space in Huelica Muel. For them, until 7 years of age, we have specially adapted initiation and transition to riding classes. Classes have a duration of 20 minutes and the number of places is very limited.

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