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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!
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 :)
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!
Another fantastic tour. The pick up was punctual and then we were introduced to the area we were going to. Upon arrival we were given a tour of the stable and then rode through the beautiful park coming to an awesome lookout over Barcelona. After the ride we were served a beautiful lunch on the terrace. What was amazing at this stable is they let you groom the horse and saddle him and we got to cool down the horses and brush them after the ride. We love horses so we just loved the experience. The two guides helped us get online tickets for Sagrada Familial and then drove us directly there. Service like this is fantastic. We were very impressed.
Had a fantastic time. Met by Barbara who took me on a leisurely drive into the Natural Park. I was the only booking that day and it was most rewarding for me. We arrived at the the riding school and stables and met with my riding guide, Clara. I was given a tour of the stables and an explanation of the activities they provide there. Then off to meet my horse, brushed, saddled and walked him to an arena for some lessons in riding skills. Then into the Natural Park for a pleasurable ride. Clara had wonderful knowledge of the types of trees growing and other vegetation. The ride also had amazing views over Barcelona. The ride itself is pleasant, fun and my horse was very well behaved. When arriving back at the stables, unsaddling of the horse, a treat for the horse and a hosing down to cool off, followed by a lovely Catalan style lunch. Thanks for a wonderful day.
This was an awesome day - we got picked up from central Barcelona and driven out into the country. We got to brush the horses and saddle them up, had a quick lesson in the arena then off out up hills to the most amazing views of Barcelona. This is an experience not to be missed. Lovely gentle ride, lovely girls that took us, and when we got back a real Catalonian lunch, complete with red wine in the sun! Lots of fun. And so different from the usual touristy-tours.
A fantastic experience! From start to finish the day was great.
First meeting the living it agent was easy, then travelling out into the mountains to meet the horses and staff was great. A bit of time getting to know the horse and saddling up before a very comprehensive lesson in the arena on how to "drive" the horse (essential for us as first timers), were all the ingredients needed to make the 1h30 tour around the beautiful scenery of the national park an absolute pleasure and fabulous day.The day was concluded with a little refreshment for the horse and traditional catalan fayre for the riders. Simply a great day that I will always remember.
I cannot recommend this excursion more highly....the best day in a city that offers much competition for having a great day!!!
Well done Barbara and team for the organistion and planning for this excursion.
I enjoyed horse riding in Natural Park where is suburb of Barcelona! It was good place for trekking.
My friend was first riding but she also had fun because we had lesson how to ride horses before starting trail. So anybody can enjoy this tour.
Horses at the stable are very cute and funny:) I love them!
Fantastic tour. Picked up in the city by Barbara where she took us up to the park. Then we were introduced to Carla and learned about the different horses they have at the center. We had a trot in the arena to make sure we had the basics down then went on a long trail around the area. Great fun!
I enjoyed so much! We learnt about Spanish horses and then went for a short ride in the arena. We did some practices there and finally we went for an amazing ride in the woods. Horses are so nice... I would do the tour again! Thank your for such a great morning! :)