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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 55 attractions in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Brussels, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

It might not the most appropriate thing to say, but I would go back just to see Paula and Paulo again! Don't get me wrong, the horse ride was wonderful, especially for an absolute beginner like me. Apolo, my horse, was very understanding and patient, and my partner and I had a wonderful two hours. But Paula and Paulo were... More

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Myself, husband and two children collected from hotel and driven to stables. Girls all sorted with riding hats etc. Mounted and allowed to ride around school to get comfortable. They were then taken on ride, the stable hand drove us into village where we went for morning coffee. Girls rode for 1.5 hours and then they came in car with... More

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Pontardulais, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife and I spend a wonderful morning with Paulo and his horses. I am a novice rider and Paulo selected an appropriate horse, Apollo, and put me at my ease. The ride was spectacular. We can't recommend the experience highly enough.

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Duncan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Neither my wife nor I having ridden before, we were a little apprehensive about trying this, and it is not cheap, but we found it very well worth while. Paulo picked us up at out hotel in Porto da Cruz, and Paula took us and another couple out after giving us all a thorough introduction to the basics, and making... More

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Warsaw, Poland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Quinta do Riacho is a stable located in Santo da Serra (close to Funchal) designed for leisure horse riding. It offers a wide range of trail riding available for the people of all levels of horse riding experience. The location and the qualified team make Quinta do Riacho a special place that enables alernative ways of exploring Laurissilva Forest* and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Both owners are lovely and very helpful. We had an amazing time riding though the gorgeous landscape. Really enjoyed ourselves, thank you.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Booked for me and my husband, second time on a horse and it was fantastic :) We were picked up from our hotel on time, the drive to the place was interesting with Paul and Paula telling us interesting facts about the area (our first time in Madeira). We had a short introduction with few general rules and then we... More

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Afternoon, I visited Quinta Do Riacho because of the reviews given here and I have to say they are all accurate. I took my girlfriend whom had never ridden before so we were limited to the "Easy" ride. Personally I'd have gone with the intermediate - advanced but that wouldn't have been fair on Betty. Paulo picked us up from... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

On the strength of the wonderful reviews written on Tripadvisor, Tony and I decided to give horse riding a go. Booking was easy. I contacted Quinta do Riacho by e-mail explaining that we had no horse riding experience and we received a reply the same day. We booked an easy two hour morning ride suitable for beginners. PauIo picked us... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We booked directly in advance which I highly recommend as I know they get really busy! We got picked up in the morning from our hotel in Funchal and it was about a 20 minute drive up to the ranch. All the horses are beautiful and are well looked after and loved. There were four of us on the ride... More

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