Incredible! Alex, our guide, was great. my only complaint - THE RIDE WAS TOO SHORT!!! I loved it!
Living It tours did a fantastic job for my horseback riding experience. I decided on a private tour since I am an experienced rider who rides at least one time a week with instruction back in the U.S. Being a private tour, Alex my guide, picked me up at my hotel and we were off. Arrived at the stables and after tacking up the horses had a quick turn around the arena to show I did know how to ride and then we were off. It was a beautiful ride with great horses and I loved the opportunities to trot and canter on long stretches of straight aways. After enjoyed a lovely light lunch and then back to Barcelona. I would definitely book again without hesitation on a return trip to Barcelona.
Very nice tour. Well organised. Marc from living it was so nice and took good care of us. Marina who led the riding was also very simpathic. The riding itself was great, very nice scenery with well trained horses. At the end Marc prepared for us some delicious tapas with good wine!!!
for those who love horses .. this is a must do tour... you will not only enjoy the ride along the mountain but also you will be tought how to clean and prepare your horse for the ride and you will shower him when back to the ranch... unforgettable experience
The tour guides were very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable and the ride was great from beginners to advanced. Our daughter is an advanced rider, and felt that the horses were very well cared for and the ranch and trail rides were wonderful.
Amazing experience! The views,horses,food,guide,everything!! I truly got my moneys worth, would recommend to everyone
Fantastic trip - really recommend it if you are visiting Barcelona and fancy a day out in the country. Lots of expert help and guidance with riding tips and caring for the horses.
This was a GREAT activity for our family. We LOVED the horses -- they were extraordinarily gentle and responsive. We appreciated the time we were given in the corral to get to know our horses before hitting the trail. This is not a wilderness experience -- more suburban, but we were led up a hill at the top of which we had a breathtaking, panoramic view of greater Barcelona. We would do this trip again. It was a great break from museums and cathedrals
Excellent , wonderful guides , beautiful scenery , delightful well schooled horses and ponies . Would definately recommend .
Brilliant day out, guy who met us was absolutely lovely. Stunning countryside, fun riding and nice lunch to complete. Highly recommend.
One of the best experiences.. Everyone was friendly and knowledgable. Would recommend highly
We had such a great time on this trip and the horse back riding was a big reason for that. The guide, trainer, and others at the venue were all very friendly and helpful! The views were incredible and horses wonderful. I would go back any day. Strongly recommend for anyone!
As a study abroad student for a semester here in Barcelona, it was a wonderful opportunity to get outside of the city of Barcelona and see a different side of life here. The people involved were very friendly and shared a wealth of information about their own experiences as Catalan natives. I was picked up promptly by Barbara and when I got to the stables, Alex gave a short tour of the facilities. There were two other people also riding along with myself and two guides. It was nice to be able to help in getting the horse [Limbo] ready. We spent a short time in the ring to prepare for the trails. The views of Barcelona are beautiful, but are even better on horseback! The horse that I rode could definitely be ridden by a beginner; All of the horses appeared to be very friendly and easy to ride. The light lunch was definitely influenced by Catalan culture and was very tasty. I even got to walk Limbo to the pasture with Alex's horse. Pictures were taken throughout the morning/afternoon and they were emailed to me a few days later. Not having to worry about taking pictures is definitely a plus! I would recommend this tour to anyone with an interest in horses or would like to venture outside of the busy city of Barcelona. I had the best time and would go every weekend if I could... :)
Alex was a great guide and the whole riding tour as well as a Catalonian lunch experience was simply magnificent! Very professional and as advised in a brochure is off a beaten track. Thank you very much for this experience!
We had a great time, just a small group of four which meant we could chat and move without bumping into each other and enjoy the landscape. The horses were gentle and only needed a little prodding :) Thank you very much to our guide and Ellie for leading us though our paces before and during the trek.
Alex was an awesome guide and made us an afternoon lunch which was unexpected. Tour took us to some great views of the entire city. Overall best value in Barcelona!!!!
Very nice experience. The crew at the equestrian club were very friendly and professional. The ride was absolutely great. We had breath taking views of all Barcelona.
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!
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.
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.
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 :)
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Very friendly and helpful tour operators. Thanks so much Joan, Barbara and Carla and hope to see you again.
I have to mention though pick up and drop off were not included, as the excursion took longer, Barbara called my next excursion's operator and Joan drop me off in front of the tour agency of the next excursion. Although the sense of competition of the next excursion's tour operator didn't let them to be as helpful as this excursion and didn't wait for me for less than 5 minutes, but I was really impressed by the sense of responsibility of this excursion's operator. Highly recommended.
Our personal guide was delightful. Due to the heat of the day and how it affected me, I was unable to partake of the riding tour. My grandson was treated royally. He learned the history of the Spanish horse he was to ride, took part in preparing for the experience by grooming the horse and fitting saddle to horse. The instructor prepared him by training in the "ring". Then the two of them went on the riding tour. He was tired and hungry when the two returned to the stable area where the option of cooling down the horse was available. My grandson was hungry so he skipped that. Then we were treated to a delightful light lunch by the guide from "Living It". The pictures the guide and the instructor took were edited and sent directly to my daughter in Utah.
I understand few people take advantage of this opportunity. More should. The personal attention and instruction are amazing. The location is awesome. We learned a lot about the riding school as well.
Wonderful, fun and awesome day of riding in Barcelona! Barbara, who picked me up in the city center, and Carla, who I rode with, were both terrific--friendly, professional, energetic and accommodating. Couldn't imagine a better time--a great horse, stunning setting and delicious Catalon lunch. Plus, Barbara and Carla took pictures and shared them with me the same day, which was much appreciated. Highly recommend!