Carmel Hotels By The Sea Lodging - Bed & Breakfast
Monte Verde Street, Between Ocean and 7th Avenues
Carmel, California, 93921, United States
831-624-6046 or 800-328-7707
Fax: 831-624-6904

Horseback Riding in Carmel and Monterey

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One of the most unique and awe-inspiring ways to appreciate the dreamlike beauty of the central Californian coast is on horseback.

If you’ve never ridden on the beach with the breakers crashing just yards away, or thumped quietly through pine and cypress groves and serene coastal grasslands, you’ll definitely want to experience this one-of-a-kind outing. And once you try it, we predict you’ll be hooked.

The rhythm of a horseback adventure along the ocean and through the misty hills creates its own kind of magic. Beyond the lulling ease of the ride, there’s the special added thrill of knowing you’re exploring these ethereal landscapes with a gentle, noble, big-hearted animal as your “guide.” There are miles of trails to ramble with your newest four-legged buddy.

There are countless things to do on this world-class swath of rugged, rolling coastline, but we really urge you to take an afternoon or a weekend to see the country from the best seats in the house: the broad and sturdy backs of beachgoing horses. Folks of any skill and experience level are sure to find the right steed for them—and then have some unforgettable memories minted in the salt air.

If you can believe it, everything here looks even more magnificent from atop a horse—but don't just take our word for it. Try it for yourself! Climb into the saddle and taste the Carmel/Monterey coast like you never have before: by "hoofing it!"

See the horseback riding tours listed below or ask our Carmel hotel staff if you have any questions about horseback riding bookings.

Carmel and Monterey Horseback Tour Companies

The following horseback riding tour companies and stables offer tours, packages, and trail riding in Carmel, Carmel Valley and Monterey Peninsula.

Molera Big Sur Horseback Tours
(831) 625-5486
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Directions from Carmel | Directions from Monterey
Molera offers coastal horseback riding tours in Andrew Molera State Park. All rides go on the beach.

Monterey Bay Equestrian Center
(831) 663-5712
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Directions from Carmel  |  Directions from Monterey
Monterey Bay Equestrian Center offers guided horseback rides in the Monterey area. Riders must be at least 7 years old. The center will take large groups or groups as few as two people. Call a few day in advance to book a ride. Other services include a petting zoo for the kids, horsedrawn carriage rides, horseback riding day camps for kids 7-15 years of age.

Pebble Beach Equestrian Center
(831) 624-2756
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Directions from Carmel | Directions from Monterey
Offers several exciting horseback riding tours for the whole family on 30 miles of trails within the Del Monte Forest. Tours include a 75-minute group beach ride, 50-minute family forest ride, 110-minute private beach ride, pony rides and pony parties for birthdays.

Seahorse Equestrian Tours
(831) 632-0302
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Seahorse brings the horses to you. Horseback riding tours include Big Sur excursions, full moon and night rides, custom trail rides, romance rides, group rides, and the more adventerous - weekend mountain excursions. Seahorse trail rides cover most of the Monterey Peninsula from the Santa Cruz Mountains to Carmel Valley.