Riding Medieval Landscapes

L'Ametlla de Segarra, SpainPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by David

  1. 6 hours
  2. Hosted in English, Catalan, Spanish, and French
Fun for couples
Something to try together.
Once-in-a-lifetime
Guests say it's special and unique.
Expertise and insight
Guests say this Host shared top-notch knowledge.

What you'll do

After a welcome coffee to our XV century old house, we'll go downstairs to the stables to brush and saddle up the horses, and then we'll ride for about two hours across the silent, ancient landscape of Segarra, the Catalan Tuscany, on our way to some small medieval Catalan village. Wheat and barley fields, organic wineyards, old almond and olive trees, hills and slopes furrowed by ancient dry stone walls and incredible views will melt before your sight. Don’t worry if you’ve never ridden before, you'll be a small group so we will be on hand to help, instruct and support you. After riding you can explore our small village and go up to the XI century watchtower to see the amazing views. Then we will cook and share a traditional paella in our garden made with homegrown and very local products, while we talk about life and passions. And, from May to October, you can also swim in our natural pool. So don't miss your swimsuit!
After a welcome coffee to our XV century old house, we'll go downstairs to the stables to brush and saddle up the horses, and then we'll ride for about two hours across the silent, ancient landscape of Segarra, the Catalan Tuscany, on our way to some small medieval Catalan village. Wheat and barley fields, organic wineyards, old almond and olive trees, hills and slopes furrowed by ancient dry stone walls and incredible views will melt before your…
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What's included

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  • Food
    Traditional rice or noodle paella
  • Drinks
    Organic local wine
  • Transportation
    Pick up from/to bus stop
  • Equipment
    Saddle and helmet

Meet your Host, David

Host on Airbnb since 2012
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I'm an expert Catalan equestrian guide and beekeeper, lover of history and nature. I was born and grew up in Barcelona, but I spent all summers of my childhood in a small village with my grandpas, where I learnt a lot about animals and nature. That's why fifteen years ago I decided to follow my heart and move to a medieval manor house in Segarra region to spend all my time to be with horses and farmers, which have always been my passion. Now I'd like to share my dream came true with you all.
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Where you'll be

If you come by bus, we'll meet at CERVERA bus station, 1:45 ride from Barcelona. To get there you should take a bus alsa.es at 7:15 AM from Barcelona NORD Station to CERVERA. Returning at 3:50 pm. Please advise.
If you are coming by car, then we'll meet at 9:45 AM directly at my stables (CAL PERELLO) in l'Ametlla de Segarra, 1:15 away by car from BCN.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 859 reviews.

Allison
October 2021
Our experience with David was everything we hoped it would be. It was our one ‘getaway’ day during our Barcelona trip and it exceeded our expectations. David himself is the one of the coolest people you’ll meet with wonderful stories, knowledge of Catalan history, and his connection to his horses is inspiring. The sights of the village that you witness on horseback are STUNNING and coming back to a delicious meal cooked by David to end the day was the cherry on top. You will love this experience! P.S. wear extra layers if you book during Fall / Winter. And check out the watch tower!!
Graziella
October 2021
It was a wonderful experience! I smiled from beginning to end. I appreciated the warm up time and warming up to the horses. I have not felt so comfortable on a horse as I did today. David is a great host and cook. The food was delicious… the wine, too. Actually the whole day was delicious. Thank you!
Darie
October 2021
We enjoyed every minute of this half-day experience... David is a lovely person, the horses were easy to handle, even for novices, the location was beautiful and unique & the paella was simply great! David prepared for us a tasty, big meal, we had a lot of interesting conversations and the time went by too fast! We had an awesome time, we felt welcome like at home. We will probably come back with other friends to repeat this one-of-a-kind experience. Totally recommend it!
Meg
October 2021
I cannot recommend this experience enough, if you are staying nearby or in barcelona definitely do it! i had high hopes based on how incredible it sounded but it beat my expectations by a mile. David is so lovely and friendly and has such lovely stories to tell about so many things. The village is so gorgeous as well as the stables and the courtyard all felt like i was in a movie. the scenery on the horse ride was unbelievable and the horses were so well cared for and trained they made you feel safe even when quite high up on the hills. We went for a dip in the natural pool when we got back, very refreshing :) david should add that he could be a chef because the (locally sourced) food we had blew our minds, we’d say it’s the best paella we’ve had in spain so far and the desert with some of his homemade honey was to die for i had to buy some. Great company great food and wine and experience overall i’m still in awe of it all 1000/5 stars.
Maddi
October 2021
the most magical day, a truly special experience, could have stayed for days if we could, definitely will be returning one day <3
Guste
October 2021
It’s minutes after we’ve left the place, and i feel totally overwhelmed by the experience, which was so authentic and culturally enriching! It’s not just a simple horse ride in the countryside. It’s history and culture of Catalonia, it’s art and architecture, it’s gastronomy… David is an amazing host with so much to share. I could have stayed there for weeks! I feel i have learned so many things i could never have learned from the books. And David’s animals are really blessed to be taken so good care of. This is my new happy place ❤️

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Comfortable long pants

Hard shoes with socks