Horseback Riding Tour in a Natural Park + Wine Tasting in Penedès - Barcelona, Spain

Tasting
Cava, Wine, Local Food
Activity
Meet The Maker, Tour, Horseback riding
Included
Meal, Pick up, Tour guide
Languages
English, Spanish, Catalan
Theme
Adventure, Outdoor, Family-friendly
Minimum Drinking Age
18
$
165
05
-
$
341
49
/ Person
Joan S
Activity Overview
Trips start in Barcelona at 8 AM (weekends) and 9 AM (weekdays) in a 4wheel drive vehicle with full air conditioning and go straight to a Natural Park near to Barcelona, where you will find the equestrian center.

After aiding us to prepare the horses to ride in the horse field (for around 30 minutes), your knowledgeable guide will offer you some tips and a procedural elucidation.

Afterward, enjoy a picturesque, gentle, guided trip on horseback through different trails in the woods of the Natural Park. This ranch is bordered by a massive extension of mountains and woods.

After the one and half hour escapade in the forest, you will get the chance to learn how to care for the horses after the vigorous walk. The morning ends with a nourishing bite in the ranch. Be prepared to enjoy a Spanish and Catalan lunch, while sharing stories of your memorable horseback riding event.

Furthermore, you will get time to see the exceptional views of Barcelona and horse riding place before going to the wine yards.

The day goes on with an appointment of a family-owned winery, where you will learn about the remarkable underground cellars while the proprietor of the winery clarifies you how the famed wine and cava (area champagne) are formed, from the first pressing of grapes to fermentation in cellars.

After visiting the cellars and vineyards take part in a cava and wine-tasting session, enjoying the beautiful notes of the local wine and champagne. This will permit you to see precisely why cavas and wines and have acquired such global recognition. The tasting allows you to taste locally grown products.

The return to Barcelona at approximately 18:30.

Attires and what to carry:
  • Suitable clothing
  • A valid passport
  • Carry sun protection for summer season
  • Raincoat for rain and a jacket for the winter season. Temperatures at Natural Park are lower than in Barcelona.
Participants:
  • Activity appropriate for all riders from novices to skilled
  • Drinking age is 18 years and above. Minors will have the unique grape juices
  • Kids must have at least eight years to ride a horse. Kids under 12 years not skilled in horseback riding need adults’ supervision. 85 kg is the maximum heaviness for horse riding.
  • Pregnant women to be excluded from horse riding tours
  • Inform us about riding ability or disability in the ‘special needs’ box at booking time.
  • Notify us specific dietary needs or allergies during booking
Punctuality:
  • Punctuality is necessary during horse riding
  • Our guide will wait for a maximum of 15 minutes if you are late.
  • Lest you cannot attend your tour, let us know to reorganize
Booking:
  • Enter your age, weight and prior horse riding knowledge during booking for appropriate reservations.
  • Authentication will be made during booking.
 
Practical information
Days of operation:
Weekdays: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (starting time at 9AM)
Weekends: Sunday (starting time at 8AM)
If you prefer, we can pick you up at your hotel 30 minutes before departure and with an additional cost of 15€/group

In case of really bad weather conditions and we do not depart from Barcelona, we will refund 100% of the cost of the tour. If the group decides to go to the equestrian center but we finally cannot ride, we will refund 40% of the cost of the tour
 
Included
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan or 4wheel drive car
  • Horse-riding helmet and horse equipment
  • 30 minutes ride in the horse arena and 1,5h ride into the woods
  • Light catalan lunch
  • Visit of a locally winery
  • Wine and cava casting accompanied with some local products (Catalan fuet, delicious cheese and extra virgin olive oil)
  • Souvenir pictures with your horse and during the visit to the winery
  • A professional native guide provides the guided tour in Catalan, Spanish or English
  • Local taxes included
Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Pick up/Drop off (We can provide this service for just 15€/group)
Group-size:
2 - 8 people
Rates
Per
Price
Pricing Info
Person
$
187
82
Open Group
Person
$
341
49
1 person private tour
Person
$
187
82
2-6 persons private tour
Person
$
165
05
+6 persons private tour
Timing
Dates
Start Time
Weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 AM
Weekly on Sunday8:00 AM
Duration
10 H
More Info
Cancellation Policy
Standard
  • Cancellations made 2 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
2 reviews   0 comments
Overall Experience
(4.5 of 5)
We had six people on our tour and we were in a comfortable mini van. Our tour guide Barbara had an incredible wealth of knowledge on the history of the winery and the horses that we rode. She was a great guide and really made this tour the highlight of our time in Spain.We drank good wines, ate wonderful tapas, and had guides that were knowledgable, caring, and added a whole other level of fun and ... more laughter.About the ride on the morning, I have to say that was execellent, the horse are really well trained and look healthy. The ride was enjoyable and the winery wonderful. Nice tour
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What a great, fun and different day! I highly recommend this tour as we could of not have enjoyed it more. The guide went out of his way to make sure I was comfortable and went above and beyond pointing our important sights during our drive to the horse stables. When we got to meet the horses, we were surprised to see how well taken care. They made us engage with them, brushing them and teaching us ... more of how to properly handle a horse and I loved it! After a great riding training, we enjoyed our ride through trails inside the woods and amazing views of the mountains and all Barcelona. We had some typical tasty Spanish food and headed to a typical family owned vineyard. I thought Id be husttle, but truth is we were never rushed and the ride there was smooth and very comforting. The wine was delicious and the people of the winery just as friendly as everyone else during the day. We really felt extremely taken care of and were so grateful for everyone being so nice, explanatory and patient with us answering any question, helping us with everything, sharing all their knowledge of the culture, our surroundings, the horses, the food and whatnot.We could of not have asked for a better experience and a better care! This is an experience well cherish for many years to come! Thank you!
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1,189
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/ Person
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Duration:
4 Days
On this tour enjoy the charm of Barcelona. Visit its historic downtown, the magic of Gaudí, experience the Mediterranean nature attraction and admire the breathtaking views from Montjuïc... more
See the unique work of Sagrada Família. Appreciate its high, adorned towers and its geometrical shape, a treasured masterpiece by its guests.
Take a ride on The Montjuïc Cable Car to Parc de Montjuïc, Mirador, and Castell de Montjuïc as you enjoy the best scenic views of Barcelona.
Poble Espanyol is an open-air Spanish architectural museum with full-sized imitations of the characteristic streets, squares, and buildings of the country.
Visit the Cathedral of Barcelona which symbolizes the splendor of the Catalan Gothic art and has a great Cloister where thirteen white geese are kept.

DETAILS

Day one: Barcelona City
Meet our pick-up drivers at the airport and transfer to the hotel. You can spend the rest of the day at your own leisure.

Day Two: Barcelona City
You will have breakfast at the hotel.
Pick up from your hotel for a morning highlight tour of Barcelona.
The bus will take you on a sightseeing tour. The first stop is at the well-designed Paseo de Gracia, where you will view the prominent Gaudi houses, La Casa Mila (La Pedrera) and Casa Battló as well as other magnificent buildings of the Modern era.
You will also have an opportunity to admire the extreme changes the city went through when organizing and preparing for the Olympic Games in 1992. You will drive by the Olympic Port, the Olympic village, the fantastic beach and the fisherman’s quarter, referred to as the Barceloneta, the Port Vell, Plaza de Colon with its famous Columbus monument. This is where the famous Ramblas of Barcelona begins.
The tour continues as we drive to Montjuïc where you will ride a cable car as you enjoy the beautiful views of the city. We will pass by the sports facilities constructed for the 1992 Olympic Games which include the Palau Sant Jordi, the Lluis Companys stadium, the Olympic swimming pool Picornell until we arrive at the Spanish Village. Here you will admire a collection of traditional buildings from all over the country and a collection of the handicrafts made in Spain.
Afterwards, we will leave the Montjuïc and go back down to the city center. On the way back, admire the Montjuïc fountains, Venetian Towers, the MNAC and the CC, Las Arenas reconstructed over the olden Plaza de Toros.
We will arrive at the Plaza de Catalunya, where we began the tour. Our guide will then lead you to the Gothic Cathedral, through the narrow street of the Gothic quarter and Plaza Sant Jaume where the City hall is positioned and the headquarters of the Catalonian government. Our day one tour ends at the Plaza de Catalunya, in front of the Hard Rock Café, in the city center which is ten minutes away from our office.
The afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy this beautiful city and surroundings. Then head back to the hotel.

Day three: Barcelona to Montserrat to Barcelona.
Have breakfast at the hotel.
Pick up from your hotel for a morning tour to Montserrat.
You will visit Montserrat Mountain, which is 4,051 feet high. You will go up to the mountain of Montserrat with a Gog – Wheel Train. It is a 15-minute trip with beautiful, spectacular views of the mountain. The rocks of this mountain were formed by natural occurrence centuries ago. The sand, wind, and rain shaped the mountain into strange and varied forms.
You will then visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat, where the famous 12th-century Romanesque statue of Virgen Moreneta, the Black Virgin is placed. The Benedict sanctuary of Montserrat was founded in 1025 and offers a mystic setting for the Virgin of Montserrat, the patron saint of Catalonia who is enshrined in the monastery's Royal Basilica. The little monastery soon began to receive pilgrims and visitors who contributed to the spread of stories of miracles and wonders performed by the Virgin. Nowadays, Montserrat has been modernized to continue attending to the needs of pilgrims even after a thousand years after it was initially founded. You have included the entrance to the audiovisual exposition about the fascinating history of Montserrat. You will also have the opportunity to taste four Montserrat typical liquors.
In the afternoon you are free to continue exploring the attractions that this city has to offer. Then head back to the hotel.

Day four: Barcelona
Have breakfast at the hotel. The transfer to Barcelona airport.
$
39
84
/ Person
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Duration:
3 H
Tour the Picasso Museum and discover Barcelona, a lively city where the renowned artist Pablo Picasso pursued his studies and displayed his early works.... more
Discover the Gothic Quarter through a fabulous guided walking tour and fall in love with this medieval city and its unique gothic style.

HIGHLIGHTS
• Explore the Barcelona Gothic Quarter.
• Admire the early works of Picasso in the museum named after him.
• The tour is for a maximum 25 persons per departure to ensure a quality tour.
• Visit the Born market, where you can also see different archaeological remains of the Fourteenth century
• Enjoy a gastronomic breakfast.

DETAILS
On this walking tour, you will learn about Barcelona’s history, from the period of the Romans through the medieval period until the twentieth century. This will also be demonstrated by hand and brush of the famed artist Pablo Picasso.
The tour will start at the well-known Ramblas of Barcelona. You will then be guided to the Reial square, where the ancient Convent of Santa Madrona was situated. You will also stroll to the Square of Sant Jaume, which was the headquarters of the local government during the medieval period and it still is. The walk through the narrow cobblestoned avenues will take you to the Cathedral of Barcelona, where you will also explore the Plaça del Rei which is also known as King's Square. This is a unique historical site of Barcelona’s royal power. Its ruins which were the Roman city of Barcino are well-preserved underground.
The walking tour heads to the fourteenth-century basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, in the community of “El Born.” Here there are also hidden alleyways to the Picasso Museum, which is home to the most important collection of works of Picasso from his early life when he was an art student.
The last stop of the tour will be at old Born market. Since the middle ages, this market has historical importance to the city of Barcelona. The market began as open air, in the square, and then moved into a contemporary iron building. It started as a retail market and later became a wholesale market for the expanding Barcelona city. It became the model of Barcelona's market system. After half a century the market was closed, its archaeological remains are well conserved, which you can view as you enjoy a fantastic breakfast in its gastronomic space.
$
79
68
/ Person
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Duration:
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Book the Barcelona Tapas - Evening Walking Tour where you will savor the Spanish and Catalan cuisines at their best. Also, immerse yourself in the gastronomic art as you enjoy tapas ... morepaired with a glass of wine.

HIGHLIGHTS

Tapas are a small gastronomic art well-known in the Spanish cuisine. They are appetizers enjoyed most with wine, a delicacy that is popular among the visitors as well as the locals.

Stroll through the intricate narrow streets of Barrio Gótico which are abundant in the cultural heritage of the Catalan cuisine and the Roman, medieval history of Barcelona.

Visit the Mercat de la Boquería, the city’s most significant market. It has a wide range of goods and its planning make La Boquería an excellent place for all the gastronomes.

DETAILS
The perfect way to begin your Barcelona visit is to walk to the famed tapas bars of Barcelona. Here you will combine Catalan cuisines and culture. As you stroll, you will get an overview of the city as you discover how to order the best tapas at the bar snacks and learn the best cafes and bars. Additionally, the tour guide will suggest ways to enjoy your stay in Barcelona. This Tapas walking tour, you will experience all of Spain's ultimate flavors.
We will all begin the trip at one central place, “Tapas Tours & Friends,” a gastronomic Center formed on the philosophy of providing food experiences to the foodies and Barcelona’s gastronomic visitors. Your local guide, who is an expert in gourmet food, will lead you through La Rambla, the most celebrated street of Barcelona. From there you will head to La Boquería, the famous food market in the city, supplying a range of fresh products, such as vegetables, fruit, cheese, seafood and all types of meat. Here you will have an opportunity to sample some traditional products on the market.
The tour continues to the Gothic quarter, where you will learn the language, construction, surroundings, and gastronomy that are exclusive to Spain, and shop your heart's delight at the century-old gourmet shops. We will also stop by a shop that specializes in Iberian ham, the most delicious cured meat.
This tapas tour will end at two eateries that offer a variety of delicious local tapas. There will also be plenty of enjoyable traditional food, fine wine, interact with other wine enthusiasts to get a better understanding of Catalan and Spanish culture, history, and way of life.