Half-day horseback riding adventure through the stunning countryside of Medellin
Suitable for both beginners and experienced riders
Enjoy views of Retiro and Envigado from the foothills of the Andes mountain range
Traditional lunch included
Transportation and English speaking guide provided
Experience the natural beauty of Medellin from a unique perspective on a half-day horseback riding adventure. This tour is suitable for both complete beginners and experienced riders, and takes you through the lush forests, gurgling streams, and backcountry trails of the countryside. Enjoy stunning views of Retiro and Envigado from the foothills of the Andes mountain range. A traditional lunch is included, as well as transportation and an English-speaking guide.
Who This Experience Is Good For
No prior horseback riding experience is necessary, making it perfect for first-time riders.
Nature lovers and adventure seekers who want to explore the beauty of Medellin's countryside in a unique and memorable way.
Meet Our Local Host
Our local host is an experienced guide who is passionate about sharing the natural beauty of Medellin with visitors. They have a deep knowledge of the local flora and fauna, as well as the history and culture of the area.
9:00 am: Meet your guide at the designated meeting point.
Arrival at the ranch, where you will meet your horse and receive a safety briefing and basic riding instructions ( transportation from the meeting point to the ranch is about 45 mins or so)
Start the horseback ride through the countryside, with stops for photos and rest breaks
Return to the ranch for a traditional lunch
Depart from the ranch and return in Medellin
4:30 pm: End the tour with memories and stories to take home with you.
Breakfast (Fruit Bowl)
English Speaking Guide
A horse to ride that might become your new bff 🐴
Insurance and medical assistance
What’s Not Included
Additional food or drinks beyond what is provided on the tour
Know Before You Go
Minimum Needed: 4 people
Maximum Capacity: 15 people
Booking Deadline: 2 days before start date
Weather Dependent: Yes, in case of heavy rain the tour may be canceled or rescheduled
Difficulty Level: Easy - No experience necessary: suitable for first-time riders
Special Clothing Required: Comfortable clothing and shoes (closed-toe shoes are recommended as well as long pants)
Special Dietary Restrictions: Please inform the city team of any dietary requirements and allergies.
Extra Cash: Needed for tipping (Not mandatory: you liked the service Tip! You did not? Is ok not to Tip. 10% is good).
Ground Transportation: All ground transportation is included
Additional Information: N/A
Liabilities: The liability for any injury, loss, or damage incurred by participants is not assumed by Remote Year or its affiliates.
fREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Had a serene day on these well-trained horses, traveling across rivers and in the mountains. It was a beautiful experience that included lunch in the countryside at a chef's home. Very pleasant day!
I think the last time I went horseback riding I was super young so I asked if my horse had a name and because she didn't, hoping I would bond with her in the short time we had together- I named her Fé (Faith in English) because I needed to trust that she could do just fine without a lot of direction from me since I didn't know what I was doing. She delivered! The ride was absolutely beautiful and our lunch was amazing. I'd do this if I were you.
Had a great time horseback riding with Sebastian and our local guide from the town of Retiro about a 45 minute drive from the Selina. It was beautiful getting out to the countryside. The horses were well behaved and we had a great ride. Seb is also from that area and we were treated to seeing a bit of the town as well. A great outing and a chance to discover real paisa life! 2 thumbs up! 👍👍
Worth doing, great day!
Horseback riding in El Retiro, Colombia was fantastic. First we had breakfast in Medellin of fresh fruit and yogurt and of course coffee. It took 45 minutes in a van to get to where we were going from Medellin, it was well worth the trip. The area where we rode was green, verdant, peaceful and open. The horses were well behaved and gave an easy ride. We rode into and out of streams and open pastures. We even stopped during the trip to have lunch at a home of a chief who made Chicken Cordon Blue. The food was excellent. A perfect day!!!!