Discovering the beauty of Mallorca on horseback is one of the most unforgettable experiences you can have on the island.
Horse riding in Mallorca is a very popular activity at any time of the year, but especially when the summer ends and the temperatures drop. The Balearic island is a famous destination for horse riding enthusiasts, with numerous equestrian centres offering horse riding excursions along the beach and in the mountains in some of the most beautiful areas.
In this article we recommend the best horse-riding routes in Mallorca, unique routes that will allow you to get to know the island's landscapes in a different way.
Horse riding routes in Mallorca
Route along Can Picafort Beach
Named one of the three "Blue Trails" of Mallorca, the route that runs along the coast of Son Real from the beautiful beach of Can Picafort is a magnificent option for a horse-riding route in Mallorca.
This trail passes some of the most beautiful beaches in the north of the island, as well as the necropolis of Son Real, an impressive archaeological site by the sea.
Horseback riding in the Serra de Tramuntana
One of the most special ways to discover the Serra de Tramuntana, an area listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is by galloping on horseback along its unspoilt trails.
In this area there are routes that are only for experienced riders in good physical shape, as the trails in the Serra de Tramuntana tend to have steep slopes. But if you are not on that level, there are also less challenging options that do not require practice.
Horse riding in Alcúdia
The horse riding routes in Alcúdia are very diverse. Some ranches will take you around the medieval city walls, others allow you to canter along Alcúdia's beach and some organise more challenging excursions up to Puig de Sant Martí, a magnificent viewpoint with panoramic views of the Mallorcan coast.
Horse riding route to Cala Ratjada
This route takes you to one of the most famous coves of the Mallorcan coast, Cala Ratjada, through a beautiful mountainous area. Take a ride over the waves and don't forget to bring your camera to capture the beautiful scenery of the horseback ride with the beach in the background.
Horseback riding through unspoilt coves in Mallorca
Enjoy a unique experience that will take you through the most hidden coves of Mallorca with expert guides. You will be able to gallop over the white sand, swim in the water on horseback and ride along trails and unspoilt beaches. Undoubtedly one of the most complete options if you want to enjoy a horseback excursion in Mallorca.
Tips for horse riding in Mallorca
The first thing you should know if you dare to try the experience of horse riding in Mallorca is that you don’t need previous experience to go horseback riding on most routes. There are also many options for riding lessons for those who wish to learn how to ride and guide horses correctly.
There are also ranches in Mallorca that offer routes suitable for young children, using easy horses or ponies, as well as beginners' lessons. Any age is a good age to start horse riding!
Don't forget to wear suitable clothing for horse riding, including comfortable clothes, long trousers and closed shoes. You should also always wear a protective helmet and listen to the instructions of the guides and instructors, especially if you have little experience, and don't be in a hurry to learn how to ride or trot.
Finally, if you want to go horse riding in Mallorca or take a riding lesson, we recommend you book in advance, especially from November onwards, when it is high season for horse riding.
The best accommodation for horse riding in Mallorca
Located in the heart of the Serra de Tramuntana, The Lodge Mallorca offers you a luxury retreat close to the north coast of Mallorca. Stay in stunning nature villas just minutes away from the island's best beaches and the trails of the Serra de Tramuntana, where you can enjoy idyllic horseback riding.
Our retreat The Lodge offers you a beautiful location, with extensive lavender fields and panoramic viewpoints of the Mallorcan landscape, combined with a wide variety of luxury services such as fitness area, swimming pool, gastronomy and a catalogue of activities in Mallorca to enjoy the island in every way.
Contact us to book a horse or pony trek through the forests of Alcúdia, if you prefer to go in the mountains, or a horseback ride through the unspoilt coves of Mallorca. You can check out all the route options and prices in our catalogue.