When you think of things to do while in Barcelona, horse riding is probably not the first activity that pops into your mind, unless you are someone who does this frequently. The truth is horse riding can be an excellent and unique way to explore the Catalan countryside, as well as being a fun and exciting activity for the whole family or a group of friends.
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Club Hípico Collserola
Club Hípico Collserola offers horse riding classes for all ages and you have the option to have the class in English, so there will be no language barrier to deal with. The club is located in Natural Park de Collserola, just a few kilometers from Barcelona. This way, you can easily fit in some horse riding alongside sightseeing in the city. The club has over 20 years of experience so you know you’re in good hands. Club Hípico Collserola also has a restaurant on site, Restaurante Masia Can Vilallonga, from where you can watch your children enjoy their classes.
Address: Calle Océano Atlántico, 80
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Real Club Polo
Founded in 1897, the Real Club Polo offers some of the top facilities for horse riding in the Catalan capital. The club was the equestrian venue for the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, and it toften hosts large sporting events. If you are looking for a place to practice some other sports, the club also has hockey, paddle, polo and tennis facilities.
Address: Av. Dr. Marañón, 19-31
Can Caldés is located close to Barcelona in Sant Cugat del Vallès, close to the Natural Park of Collserola. The school gives a variety of classes for all levels for both adults and children. They also offer horse riding excursions in the Natural Park, taking you straight into the Catalan countryside for a unique way to discover Barcelona. The centre has 8 horse arenas to choose from and a restaurant to satisfy your appetite after a morning of horse riding. For tourists, they offer special packs which include a one or two-hour excursion with a typical Catalan breakfast or lunch.
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Hípica de Badalona
Hípica de Badalona prides itself on treating their horses with the utmost care and they love to share their passion for horse riding. The school is located in the beautiful countryside in Badalona. As well as classes, they also offer horse riding excursions of up to 2 hours with an optional picnic and guided tour. This is a great option to help you explore what is beyond the center of Barcelona.
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