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Quinta do Riacho

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Address: Caminho da Levada da Serra | Faja Das Vacas, Santo da Serra, Madeira 9100-251, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 967 010 015
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Enjoy Madeira Island wonderful weather, breathtaking taking views and...
Enjoy Madeira Island wonderful weather, breathtaking taking views and great trails on horseback. In Quinta do Riacho there's an equestrian activity for everyone. From calm trail riding to galloping through the mountains.
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Quinta do Riacho was a wonderful detection! Paulo is a great cavalier and a great and nice man .. And the ride was very charming.. I recommend it at everybody want to live in a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Quinta do Riacho was a wonderful detection! Paulo is a great cavalier and a great and nice man .. And the ride was very charming.. I recommend it at everybody want to live in a fantastic nature

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend found this recommended on TripAdvisor and we decided to give it a go, since we had booked vacation there. This was a magical experience I will treasure forever. It was quite easy even though I have never ridden a horse before and all equipment needed was supplied by the instructor that comes along on the ride with you.... More 

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Bishops Castle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We had a great afternoon out with Paulo riding along the Levada and up the mountain. Lovely relaxed experience! Very safe and all equipment we needed was supplied. Take sun cream!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

My three friends and I had a fabulous time horse back riding here! The views were great the horses were awesome but our hosts/the owners made this experience feel like we were family! They picked us up from our hotel! They introduced us to the horses! We went on a great ride where we received fun facts about the island... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This was my 4th or 5th ride at the stables. This time I rode Verdi who was great. The horses are immaculately turned out and extremely well cared for. The ride was beautiful, what better way to see the stunning mountains, flora and fauna of this beautiful island. As usual picked up and returned to my hotel all within the... More 

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Nijlen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We recently went on a wonderful trail-ride with Paulo together with our family. We all enjoyed it from the first till the last minute; it definitely was one of our top-activities during our Madeira vacation. Paulo & Paula are very professional and really caring about their horses (and dogs :-) ). This is an absolute must when you're visiting Madeira... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I cannot recommend this enough. The experience was amazing and Paulo and Paula are great. They are really warm and genuine people who made our mornings ride a real pleasure as well very informative about the ride and the island itself. My 12 year old daughter instantly fell in love with all the horses... We all are of various riding... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

I highly recommend Quinta do Riacho stables for riding horse in Madeira. We were 3 sisters and it was our first ride. I contacted Paulo by E-mail 3 months earlier and provide him with all informations he needed to know about us. Paulo picked a horse for each of us depending on our and the horse personality. We enjoyed our... More 

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Plymouth, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

From the moment Paulo picked us up from our hotel we new we were going to have a fun morning, meeting Paulo was like meeting an old friend. We drove through the countryside to the stables with Paulo telling us all about the horses and his experience riding, we all chatted happily for what seemed like a short car ride.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

It was a great experience. We were riding on Venus and Apollo - lovely horses. We did some trot and even a little gallop. Amazing wildlife, mountains, forests, levadas and discussions with Paulo :-) The owners, Paula and Paulo, are very friendly, trustworthy and professional. Good to meet such people :-) Quinta do Riacho is highly recommended. Inexperienced and experienced... More 

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