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Quinta do Riacho

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Address: Caminho da Levada da Serra | Faja Das Vacas, Funchal, Madeira 9000, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 967 010 015
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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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Exploring the Levadas on horseback

Paula and Paulo are two of the friendliest people on an island full of friendly people! They rearranged our riding from the 23rd December to Christmas eve as one of our party was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Paula and Paulo are two of the friendliest people on an island full of friendly people! They rearranged our riding from the 23rd December to Christmas eve as one of our party was ill, they even drove us to the pharmacy and helped to order the right medicine. The ride was the perfect way to see the Levadas and forests... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Paula and Paul managed to create a perfect place to experience Madeira on a horseback! Not only was the contact easy and as frequent as needed to plan and prepare everything. Not only they come to pick you up at the hotel. But above all they give priority to safety even if they lose business, which is rare, the horses... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Would have never have known about this had it not been on trip advisor. So, the least I do to say thank you is to leave a review of my own. Pre-booked and went with my 16 year old daughter. Will remember this day forever because we can both honestly say it was one of the best days of our... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This was our first experience of horse riding and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, Paulo and Paula were very welcoming and they made us feel very relaxed. They collected us from our hotel in Funchal. The horse's had brilliant temperaments and were full of character, the riding experience was just out of this world! The scenery up in the mountains was... More 

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Orebro, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Before I travelled to Madeira I found this place on TripAdvisor. I contacted them and received quick response by e-mail. I booked a 3 hour ride and everything worked out perfect. I was picked from my hotel, was given a great horse that suited me perfect and we had a nice and relaxing ride up in the mountain. If you... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Paulo and Paula are lovely hosts who spoke good English. They collected us from our hotel which was a good 20 minutes from the stables. On arrival we were allocated our horses. I was on Apollo and my Mum rode Venus. Paula gave us some theory instructions before mounting and we did a few circuits of the paddock before we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Very nice ride ! That was our first ride ever and we got only best feedback for the experience. Of course it was scary especially on our way back when the horses were going downhill however the guys knew how to manage all the situations and took us back safe to the ranch.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

It was really fun for me and my girlfriend to go horseback riding. It was a first time for me on a horse! The owners are some really nice people. Transport was included from the hotel, which was great.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I had a three hour ride at Quinta Do Riacho and had a great time. The pony, Vivaldi was a fun ride and we explored the forests with Paulo as our guide. Sadly, the mist came down and we didn't see the views from the mountain top, but it was February, so the weather was to be expected. I would... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Our guide, Paulo and Paula, are so friendly, open and speak fluent English. They picked us up at the hotel in the morning and tried to make us relaxed. Although we are not confident in riding, we could enjoy the tour. You can go on walk, trot, or canter based on your skill and condition. They are flexible enough. You... More 

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