Just 30 minutes from the capital of Spain is The Sierra de Guadarrama, an area of outstanding natural beauty, bursting in the culture and heritage that you would not expect to find so close to Madrid. It is a region of mountains, valleys, rivers and traditional villages with Roman and Moorish remains still very much in evidence. The countryside is rich in architectural treasures, Roman roads and bridges, castles constructed between the 12th and 15th centuries, churches and chapels from the 16th century. It is no surprise that this area was chosen by the Spanish Royal Families as their preferred area for rest and relaxation and now you can explore this remarkable region on horseback.
If you imagine the perfect riding holiday to be mixing horse riding with culture then this is the holiday for you. In the heart of The Sierra de Guadarrama you will find Mariano, a passionate and experienced horseman. He will take you riding around this remarkable area. You will be taken past some of the most famous bull breeding farms of the region along with your own private horseback tour of El Escorial, the stunning 16th century monastery and royal palace. Combine this with a luxury hotel in the mountains of The Sierra de Guadarrama and you have the perfect horse riding holiday.
This is what Shalea had to say about her horse riding experience when she travelled to Madrid in January. “I just thought you might like to get an update on my riding experience at the stables in Madrid. Mariano was absolutely incredible to ride with, he is a very safe rider and informative guide and has a fabulous personality. The riding is phenomenal, and, he has great riding horses. One of the best horse riding experiences that I have ever had! I would most highly recommend him.”