Saddle up, lads! We're going horse riding in the mountains. This is a Gran Canaria stag do; you need to do something more exciting than sunbathing on Maspalomas beach. Fine for everyone from beginners to those with experience, this two-hour trek will show you there's way more to Gran Canaria than the tourist resorts. Leave Playa del Ingles behind and go exploring. You'll find everything from pine forests to volcanic rocks and papaya plantations.
No need to worry about getting to the ranch. You'll be picked up from Playa del Ingles or Maspalomas and taken there by a guide. When you arrive, the instructors will dish out the riding hats and pair you all with suitable horses. Beginners will learn the reins in no time and those with experience can have a gallop before the trek finishes. Ride out along dusty tracks that wind through the hills and valleys. It's truly epic stuff.
The interior of Gran Canaria is exotic. The island is near Northern Africa, so you get subtropical weather and loads of unusual plants, flowers and rock formations. You just don't see anything quite like it back in Britain. If adventure and discovering new stuff is your thing, a horse riding trek is the perfect activity for your Gran Canaria stag do.
Horse riding in the Gran Canaria countryside
Get off the tourist path and discover the interior
Pineapple plantations, valleys, forests, and dusty tracks
Fine for all levels of ability
You will need to bring long trousers and closed-toe shoes