The Original National Park Horse Riding

Cercedilla, SpainPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Marcos

2 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

Minimum 2 People, for 1 person booking, please ask before and I'll check if there are more people coming.

Open for all levels, thanks to our responsive and easy to ride horses, you will be able to ride even if you never saw a horse before :)

Enjoy an intimate and fun experience in a scenic route, tall and beautiful trees will give you a fresh feeling, streams and brooks, wildflowers of various colours, cows and bulls, and much other flora & fauna.

We'll head to where the city ends, nature begins, and tourists rarely venture. I'll take you to a local ranch, where you will be able to pet horses, dogs, sometimes there are even young horses that you can meet.

I'll introduce you to your new horse friend and teach you the basics of riding. Then we'll set out across a dramatic landscape of forest and mountains for 1 hour approximately and when the ride finishes you will be able to pet and take pictures with friendly horses inside our barn.

I will bring you from the meeting point to the ranch and back to the meeting point for free. To get to the meeting point you can use different types of transport, don't hesitate on asking.

The ride will be around 1 hour but from when we meet to when we say bye-bye it will be around 2 hours.
Other things to note
Guests should bring sunscreen if needed and adequate clothing for the day's climate.

Wear comfortable clothing including long pants and closed-toed shoes, without heels.

Minimum 2 People, for 1 person booking, please ask before and I'll check if there are more
Minimum 2 People, for 1 person booking, please ask before and I'll check if there are more people coming.

Open for all levels, thanks to our responsive and easy to ride horses, you will be able to ride even if you never saw a horse before :)

Enjoy an intimate and fun experience in a scenic route, tall and beautiful trees will give you a fresh feeling, streams and brooks, wildflowers of various colours, cows and bulls, and m…
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What's included

  • Equipment
    Horse, Saddle and Helmet

Meet your host, Marcos

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 60 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi! I'm Marcos. I've born and raised in Madrid Mountains, I'm a horse lover and guide who is passionate about being outdoors in nature and with animals. Every day is a new adventure in these valleys, where peace and relax is guaranteed.

I am passionate about my beloved mountains history, tradition, food and always willing to talk about it and share my local perspective.

I am now working in different local projects like recovering traditional agriculture and also volunteering in a local shelter.

Let's enjoy the views, the air, the food and the horses together!!
Hi! I'm Marcos. I've born and raised in Madrid Mountains, I'm a horse lover and guide who is passionate about being outdoors in nature and with animals. Every day is a new adventure in these valleys, where peace and relax is guaranteed.

I am passionate about my beloved mountains history, tradition, food and always willing to talk about it and share my local perspective.

I am now working in different local projects like recovering traditional agriculture and also volunteeri…
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Where you'll be

Minimum 2 People, for 1 person booking, please ask before and I'll check if there are more people coming.

We'll be at a lovely ranch near the mountains, about 55 minutes by train from Madrid. We'll ride through a unique forest filled with old oak trees during one hour approximately—an area far from the normal tourist routes and fresher than Madrid thanks to its pine tree shades.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 60 reviews.

Genice
March 2020
Absolutely loved it! Marcos is great- really friendly and gave very thorough instructions for how to reach the ranch. The ride was really relaxing, the views were great, and Marcos introduced my friend and I to some of the other horses after. I've never ridden a horse before but the host gave very simple and straightforward instructions and it was easy to pick up. Highly recommend.
Absolutely loved it! Marcos is great- really friendly and gave very thorough instructions for how to reach the ranch. The ride was really relaxing, the views were great, and Marcos…
Wanda
March 2020
The horseback riding experience was awesome and Cercedilla is a lovely place! The ride was shorter than expected though. Marcos is great! He’s a local and he shared very useful tips about his hometown including where the best tapas are. He also cares about nature and the animals a lot :) Muchas gracias, Marcos! Lo pasamos bien! Voy a volver cuando la cuarentena termine.
The horseback riding experience was awesome and Cercedilla is a lovely place! The ride was shorter than expected though. Marcos is great! He’s a local and he shared very useful tip…
Josh
March 2020
The whole experience was great! As a beginner I have learned everything I need for horse riding. Marcos was caring and professional, paying attention to every details when teaching. I'll definitely try again!
Stefan
February 2020
this is truly a wonderful and unique experience! highly recommended to leave the city for this very relaxing and wonderful activity! You are experiencing peace on the back of the horses! Marcos is a great host and a wonderful person which makes this activity an unique experience! I would love to do it again, because now I feel more comfortable riding a horse and can enjoy it even more and find more relaxation.
this is truly a wonderful and unique experience! highly recommended to leave the city for this very relaxing and wonderful activity! You are experiencing peace on the back of the h…
Nadya
February 2020
It was a great experience! Marcos is very friendly and welcoming. He met us at the train station, told us a lot of interesting facts about horses, gave insights and recommended where to eat and to hike in the city. The horses are amazing and the nature around is very beautiful! Thank you for everything:)
It was a great experience! Marcos is very friendly and welcoming. He met us at the train station, told us a lot of interesting facts about horses, gave insights and recommended whe…
Frank
February 2020
I don’t know about you, but I’m sick of going to each new city in Europe and finding the same corporate stores. Maybe some are located in an alleyway. Maybe some in a cool underground location. It doesn’t matter. The point is, when I travel, I’m looking to experience something I could never have experienced back home. I’m looking to escape corporate America and journey to a new world. I’m looking to create a memory that when someone mentions the country [insert experience] will pop up in my head. This experience checked all those boxes. Can you ride horses in mostly any part of the world? Yes. But what makes this experience stand out is the incredible landscape. The entire ride is what you might see in a painting or the National Geographic magazines. The host is wonderful, like a cousin you’ve missed for a long time. The town where you meet is quite lovely and a great little adventure in itself. You’re not going to regret this adventure and you’ll be super stoked to do it. Be sure to ask the host about local food and dishes too!
I don’t know about you, but I’m sick of going to each new city in Europe and finding the same corporate stores. Maybe some are located in an alleyway. Maybe some in a cool undergro…

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

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

    Guest requirements

    Up to 8 guests ages 13 and up can attend.

    What to bring

    Bring closed shoes

    Bring adequate clothing for the day's weather