Capture Tenerife's most
beautiful landscapes on horseback

Live the adventure: Choose a horseback ride that takes you off the beaten track, through steep paths, streams or dirt roads, for a more exhilarating experience.

Capture Tenerife's mostbeautiful landscapes on horseback

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The vacations are approaching and you're already imagining
yourself on the beaches of Tenerife or on the slopes of the
Teide volcano, galloping along with your hair blowing in
the wind. This dream scenario is perfectly feasible! Horseback
riding in Tenerife is one of the most popular activities.
The island is dotted with a number of equestrian centers
offering hourly, half-day and full-day rides. Some schools
also offer riding lessons. Let's go on a horseback riding trip to Tenerife!

What are the conditions
for riding in Tenerife? 

There are no special requirements for trail riding, apart from
probably not being afraid of the animal's size and power.
Touring horses are used to carrying amateur riders on their
backs, and your instructor will always select the horse best
suited to your level. However, there are a few basic rules: 

  • There's no age limit for riding. However, children under the
    age of 6 are generally not allowed to ride alone,
    except for pony rides.
  • A minimum level of physical fitness is essential. If in doubt,
    it's best to ask your instructor for advice.
  • For safety's sake, it's very important to pay close attention to
    your riding guide's instructions. He knows the terrain as well
    as the animal. Trusting him is the guarantee of a great ride.
  • For the well-being of your horse and the pleasure of your ride,
    make sure you remain calm both around the horse and in the saddle.
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What are the best horseback rides in Tenerife?

For horse lovers, a ride is possible at one of Tenerife's many riding centers. Here is our selection:

On the Costa Adeje 

Come and take a horse-riding lesson or simply ride along the paradisiacal beaches of southern Tenerife. 

Pinares de vilaflor

In one of Spain's highest villages, enjoy a horseback ride through the pine forests of the Corona Forestal nature park.

El Destierro

In the south of the island, you'll find the most touristy horseback excursions. Everything is possible on site: a ride lasting an hour, a day, several days, in the moonlight... All you have to do is ask! 

Santiago del Teide

Horseback riding in the mountains, along the water's edge or in a horse-drawn carriage. Romance in all its forms is on Tenerife!

Icod de Los Vinos 

For experienced cowboys only, rides last up to 8 hours on volcanic trails. 

Isla de la Esperanza

In the commune of El Rosario: beginners can be introduced to horseback riding on the track before taking an hour-long ride.

Near Orotava

In the north of the island, enjoy horseback riding as a couple with the "special couples" formula and take advantage of the wild nature of this part of the island. The ride lasts 2 hours and ends with a glass of Cava and fruit with cream. 

La Laguna

Several equestrian centers offer horseback rides to suit every level of rider. You can choose the formula that suits you, from an hour's ride to 4 hours for experienced riders. Why not celebrate your youngest child's birthday at the ranch?

How much does a horseback ride in Tenerife cost?

The price of your ride depends first and foremost on the time you want to spend on horseback and the riding route you're dreaming of. From a 1-hour ride to one lasting 4 hours or more, the range of offers is extremely varied.

Most riding schools offer rides by the hour.

  • Count on around €30 for a one-hour ride, perfect for a first approach.
  • A 4-hour horse-riding itinerary for amateur riders costs around €150.
  • For the more experienced rider, a 7-8 h horseback tour costs around €140.
  • A 30-minute pony ride for the little ones (aged 2 and over) usually costs €15. 
  • Would you like to give your child an unforgettable gift? Then why not celebrate his or her birthday at an equestrian center? The cost is €10 per person.

What equipment is required for horseback riding in Tenerife?

You're not signing up to take part in a horse show, so forget about protocol. Simple, comfortable clothes will do just fine.

What should you wear for a horseback ride?

  • A bomb: this is an approved helmet for riders. It is usually supplied by the riding school. 
  • Closed shoes with non-slip soles and low heels. These prevent your feet from slipping into the stirrup. No flip-flops or sandals. 
  • Long pants. They prevent chafing and scratches, which can be extremely unpleasant and spoil the ride. 
  • Sunglasses, gloves, sunscreen and a small bottle of water ensure optimum comfort.

Riding school in Tenerife: can you take riding lessons?

Yes, of course, you can take riding lessons in Tenerife. For example, to prepare for a ride when you're riding for the first time, or to perfect your riding technique. Most riding schools in Tenerife offer this type of service. Some even combine riding lessons with horseback riding. 

Tenerife riding schools charge an average of €30 for a one-hour riding lesson. Packages of 10 lessons can easily be found at prices ranging from €200 to €250.

Please note, however, that riding lessons are usually given in Spanish, and sometimes in English. A detail not to be underestimated! 

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A horseback ride in Tenerife lasts from 30 minutes (pony club) to a full day for the most experienced riders. 
A horse is an animal and its well-being is paramount. There's no set weight, but as you know, jockeys are very thin. In fact, it's best not to exceed 85 kg when riding. 
Would you like to visit Tenerife on horseback and enjoy individual attention? Many riding schools are able to accompany you on a private horseback ride. Don't hesitate to contact us on WhatsApp to discuss the possibilities together. 
A horse's digestive system is fragile. An unbalanced or unsuitable diet can really damage its health. A horse's diet consists mainly of forage and cereals. Only your guide can tell you whether you can feed your horse after the ride. Listen to your guide. It's likely that a small reward will be welcome! 
You can see horses at one of the island's riding centers or ranches. If you don't want to ride, you can just watch them in their habitat or attend a horse show, such as the one at the Xanadú center, or see the medieval show at the Castillo de San Miguel, for example. 
No previous riding experience is necessary to enjoy horseback riding in Tenerife. Our activities are open to all levels, and our qualified instructors will guide you to make the most of your riding experience, whether it's a leisurely ride or a more adventurous exploration of the island's stunning landscapes.

So what are you waiting for, book your horseback riding tour in Tenerife now? 

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