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Quinta do Riacho

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Address: | Parque Natural da Madeira, 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
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Enjoy Madeira Island wonderful weather, breathtaking taking views and great...

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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I haven't been on a horse back for 30 years. Thank you Paulo and the horse Apollo for the superb ride in your fantastic forest and mountains. If you are thinking about going... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I haven't been on a horse back for 30 years. Thank you Paulo and the horse Apollo for the superb ride in your fantastic forest and mountains. If you are thinking about going horse riding in Madeira stop thinking about and just go and ride with Paulo & Paula and their wonderful well kept after horses and their lovely pack... More 

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Thank Jens F
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Despite cloud and cold, this small outfit provided a peaceful walk on horseback though the hill forest around the stables. Paulo is very attentive as well as informative. The service includes pick up and return to your hotel, and a welcome drink was provided at his local cafe/bar. €80 for an hour and a half, so best to pick a... More 

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Thank RdeS_12
Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Paula and Paulo make a great team. The horses are very well looked after and it was a joy to see how well Paula rides. She is very knowledgeable about the forest, the levadas, the nutrition and so forth of the horses.. I have to say I had no idea how hard it is to keep horses on Madeira... no... More 

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Thank Jo W
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Paulo and Paula responded to my pre-trip emails really quickly. On the day of the ride I was picked up and dropped off at my hotel as part of the package, which was brilliant. Paulo also gave me some great tips for places to eat in Funchal - I went back to A Confeitaria twice! The horse I rode was... More 

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Thank Lynn D
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our two hour trek with Paula. We had been riding before but were hardly experts but everything is explained to you and every effort made to make you feel comfortable. Beautiful countryside and lovely host. Thanks for a great day!

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Thank Dianevictoria
Lochranza, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highest praise due to owners Paulo and Paula: firstly, for making the welfare of their lovely horses a top priority (They are clearly very happy, in tip top condition, and loved as members of the family! As an animal lover too this matters a great deal to me); secondly, for their consideration to the riders. Before going out on the... More 

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Thank Rosemary D
UK
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Paula picked us up from our hotel in Funchal and told us lots about the island. I was feeling nervous, despite having ridden previously. Paula put me at ease. Our horses were well mannered, calm and obviously very well looked after and loved. Initially we rode in the outdoor school to ensure that we wer happy with our mounts. We... More 

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Thank uktraveller005
Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I had a lovely afternoon out on a well behaved Arabian mare with Paula. Really enjoyable. Very kindly lovely horses; Paulo and Paula are efficient and friendly and ensure one feels safe and in control; checking with rider at appropriate times throughout ride; and giving information on what to expect round the next corner eg 'we'll be going downhill/uphill/ keep... More 

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Thank Lynne B
Trondheim Municipality, Norway
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

My wife and I were both first timers and were not completely confident if we can stay about an hour on a horse. But this happened to be one of the most exciting days of our stay in the island! Paulo and Paula picked us up on time at our hotel. We had a very friendly chat on our way... More 

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Thank Morteza M
Ely, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Lovely horses and some stunning Levada trails. It was a very wet September afternoon but we still had a fabulous trek through the hills.We were picked up and taken back to our hotel Casa Velha do Palheiro 20 mins away at no extra cost. I have only ridden 3 or 4 times but my partner Kirsten is an accompilshed horse... More 

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