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Quinta do Riacho

Caminho da Levada da Serra | Sitio da Achada do Barro, Funchal, Madeira 9000, Portugal
+351 967 010 015
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Ranked #1 of 52 attractions in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: Enjoy Madeira Island wonderful weather, breathtaking taking views and great trails on horseback. In Quinta do Riacho there's an equestrian activity... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Cholsey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

As someone who had never been on a horse before I admit to being slightly nervous about this venture. There was no need. The horses are calm and beautiful and the ride was absolutely stunning. Paula is a terrific guide and we learnt a lot about the trees and the area in general while we were out. We loved the... More

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Wokingham
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17 reviews 17 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

We had a lovely ride in the mountains, we were picked up and dropped back to our hotel and had a lovely morning with Paula and Paulo. Horses and dogs were lovely, weather wasn't at its best but the view was not restricted at the view point. If you love animals then this is for you ....

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We booked trail 5 which was a beginners ride, as my partner had ridden just once before. The route was fantastic, with a beautiful viewing point half way. The horses were extremely friendly and clearly excellently looked after. Paula and Paolo, the owners were so friendly and generously offered to collect us from our hotel, great service! The ride itself... More

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Neither my wife nor I had ever ridden before, and I booked the ride without her knowing. (risky I know!) Paolo picked us up and during our drive into the mountains, he put her mind at rest explaining that they regularly helped novice riders to get over their fears and concerns. The horses were ready to go when we arrived... More

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Ludvika, Sweden
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We booked a trailride with Paula and Paolo for our Madeira vacation to get some variation to our othervise hiking-filled week. Our expectations were quite high because of the great ratings the company had got on tripadvisor. And I'm sure there is a lot of potential in this service but sadly we didn't get to experience it fully. The service... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We went riding with Paula as a late valentine's treat and thoroughly enjoyed it. The route we rode was very pretty through the woodlands. The horses were lovely and the owners even more friendly! Thank you guys!

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Somerset, England
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Wonderful, knowledgeable guide, great horses, spectacular views, great flowers and over an experience not to be missed!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Unfortunately the longer trail rides are closed while tracks are being repaired, but I went on a lovely 2 hour trail ride in the local forest. This ride was organised at short notice and Paulo was very prompt replying to my emails and getting it organised in the off-peak season. Being picked up and dropped off after the ride made... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I was on a 2 hour ride.Paula picked me up from my hotel and dropped me off afterwards. When we got there,I was greeted by the most lovely dogs and of course horses.We set off quite late in the afternoon and it was going to get dark pretty soon but we managed to get to the viewpoint before it got... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I was planning to propose to my girlfriend during this experience and it did not disappoint. After exchanging a few emails with Paulo & Paula it was all arranged and they were very helpful indeed. I requested could it be just the two of us on this important day in our lives and they obliged and asked if there was... More

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