Sprawling over a half-million square kilometers (nearly 200,000 square miles), Spain is a sizable and diverse country in western Europe.
Boasting mountains, plains, rivers, lakes, rugged coastline and sandy beaches, there is a lot of the country to explore and heading out on a horseback riding expedition is an excellent way in which to do so.
Among the most popular spots is Sierra de Guadarrama National Park, which sits just two hours outside of Madrid. Boasting ancient forests, incredible mountains and unique granite formations, the national park is the perfect place to explore on horseback. Spend a day or more seeing as much as you can while enjoying the company of a beautiful beast.
Away from this one spot, there are hundreds of others and horseback riding can be done anywhere from Gran Canaria to Mallorca and everywhere in between.
Spring and autumn have warmer temperatures (20ºC - 25ºC) and are generally sunny and dry. Summer can be quite hot, which might make climbing a bit tougher, but the days are almost all sunny, clear and beautiful.
This largely depends on where you are heading. Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD), Barcelona–El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport (BCN) and Málaga Airport (AGP) are three of the main airports in Spain. From any of these, you will find connecting flights to more minor airports, as well as transportation by bus, train of rental car to your final destination.
Spanish, Catalan, Basque
April to October
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