Barcelona is primarily known as an ideal destination for beach and city lovers. It is less famous for its proximity to the lush countryside that surrounds the area.  So maybe you didn’t even realise that Horse Riding near Barcelona was a possibility.

The great news for animal lovers is that you can mix up the city vibe with an escape to the countryside, and enjoy exploring it by horse.

We love to share our local Barcelona knowledge with you!  Many visitors to the area don’t realize that  Barcelona has many natural parks located close to the city.  So in just a short train ride or car ride, you can be immersed in greenery and fresh air.

Horse Riding in the  Countryside

Even though you may not associate Barcelona with horse-riding, it is a lovely activity that can let you leave the busy streets for a few hours. While you can leave the city and experience a tour of Montserrat horse-riding provides a different kind of relaxation.

It is said the natural rhythm of the horse aids relaxation and helps circulations, all while giving the rider a gentle massage. Horse riding in Barcelona also offers many health benefits, both mental and physical; check out the different advantages here.

Enjoy a half-day excursion from Barcelona to explore the stunning beauty of Montserrat mountain. Travel in a comfortable and airconditioned van and visit the Benedictine Monastery where the La Moreneta statue is located.

Afterwards, journey to a nearby equestrian center for some horseback riding through the Montserrat Natural Park. Learn how to groom and saddle horses before taking a leisurely ride through the countryside with breathtaking views of Montserrat as your backdrop, ideal for all levels of riders.

Finally, return by bus back to Barcelona.

Maybe you have grown up in the countryside and are used to seeing horses around all the time? Alternativley you are a city dweller that rarely sees the countryside? Either way horse-riding in Barcelona is an engaging, charming experience and a delightful way to spend a day.

How to book!

Horse-riding is a great idea for small groups or as a romantic activity for two. The activity is suitable for both beginners and experts. Our Barcelona horse-riding experience is a fun and relaxing way to spend an afternoon.

You are and your companions can take in the scenery while riding well-trained horses.  Don’t worry, this isn’t a cowboy crash course! Your instructor and guide will give you all the information and safety equipment that you need and, of course, help you up onto the horse.

Click book now for more information and to check availability!

GENERAL INFORMATION Free Cancellation! Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund

Duration 5.5 hours

Meeting point: Supplier’s office Paseo de Gracia: Passage de la Concepció, 7.

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INCLUDES Bilingual guide

Half-day guided tour

A guided horseback ride with an experienced monitor

Visit to the Montserrat Abbey

Return transfers from Barcelona

NOT INCLUDED Guide gratuities (optional)
Food and drinks

Hotel pick-up

IMPORTANT INFORMATION  Wear hiking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing

Before the tour inform the local supplier if you have any food allergies

Please bring a mask for visiting indoor attractions


More activities in Catalonia

Catalonia, and Spain in general, has much to offer outside of citylife. There are many beautiful wineries, producing a variety of wines that people associate with the region.  Many of these wineries are set in stunning countryside with picturesque backdrops.  To learn more, book a leisurely tour and wine tasting, we can help you choose which one to visit!

From Barcelona you are also only a couple of hours from the Pyrenees, the beautiful mountains that lay between France and Spain.  There are all sorts of outdoor pursuits that can be enjoyed, from hikes, to climbing and even rafting.

We should also mention the stunning Costa Brava with its beautiful coves and beaches, that you can tour by kayak! The possibilities are endless.

Get in touch for more ideas: or 0034 935 008 226.

For more inspiration in the city, check out our other fun Daytime Activities in Barcelona.

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