Horse Riding in the Iberian Peninsula
The Iberian Peninsula has a long and rich history of equestrianism, and welcomez horse-loving visitors with lessons, guided tours, and overnight excursions. The beaches, valleys, meadows, mountains, and volcanoes of this huge peninsula somehow look different when you're sitting on a horse.
Spain is perfectly suited to equestrian trekking; hold tight on the reigns and get ready for fun! Catalonia, on the Mediterranean coast, has mountains, volcanoes, valleys, and beaches; imagine the feeling of discovering all this natural beauty from horseback!
Andalusia has deep-rooted equine traditions: you’ll find lots of horse trainers, stables and riding schools and a host of companies that organize rides and excursions on horseback, lasting anything from a couple of hours to a couple of weeks. In some cases these are well-established routes, although if you’re adventurous, your route can be designed "à la carte".
The country that produced the Lusitano thoroughbred horse, Portugal is the home of the world’s oldest saddle horse and its landscapes provide truly beautiful settings for quite unforgettable rides. In a country that is steeped in the equestrian tradition, horse riding is a particularly pleasant way of enjoying the countryside, the pure, fresh air and the peace and quiet, as you set off to discover so much more.
In the region of Estoril and Sintra are horse-riding schools and arenas where you learn how to ride or perfect skills you’ve already acquired. There are several paths through the forests, offering excellent conditions for horse riding, which can serve as the starting point for discovering yet more routes and settings for your rides.