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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 53 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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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Paulo's local knowledge is great, as is his English. His love for his animals unquestionable as seen by the greetings his dogs give him on arrival - speaks volumes. Horses are well looked after and his experience and care of beginners is excellent. The ride was a little slow for me as it was "mixed ability" but still stunning scenery... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We went to ride with my mum who haven't ridden for years. Horses were nice and calm. Paula gave really good instructions. If you never had ridden a horse before we can warmly recommend horseback riding at Quinta do Riacho. Views were amazing.

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Manchester
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A great morning. Picked up from the hotel and taken to the stables. Matched to our horses and then off to the mountains for 2 hours. Great views, spirited horses whose personalities and foibles were explained to us by a passionate Paola! Would thoroughly recommend to see the real Madeira. We loved it all. Clare and Sara.

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Chorley, UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This must be high up on the list for great things to do on Madeira. We are not horseriders - in fact have both only sat on a horse about twice each, ever! Having read the reviews we thought "why not", and so glad we did. Paulo picked us up in Funchal and took us to the stables in the... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had a great trip, picked up from the hotel and driven up into the mountains to the ranch. Everyone was really helpful and friendly and great with people who had never ridden before - making them feel safe and in control without feeling like they were just on a donkey ride. Beautiful scenery and a lovely way to see... More

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Bedford
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I have ridden at the stables a number of times and the experience this time was perfect as ever. You get picked up from your hotel and taken to the stables up in the mountains. Paula/Paula always select the best horse for you according to your experience, this time I rode Venus for the first time, she was gorgeous and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Had a lovely time, been a while since we had been on a horse but Paulo was very understanding and patient. Would definitely recommend. Cheers

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Tampere, Western Finland, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We loved every second of our ride! Paula was very kind and helpful, we got great instructions how to handle our horses. I ride Vivaldi and my partner Verti. We will definitelly go back next time we visit Madeira. Great experience to remember! :) Best wishes to Paula and her beautiful horses!

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We loved every minute! We were picked up from our hotel and taken to the stables. The horses were very well trained and beautiful! The ride was amazing, stunning views! Very knowledgeable, friendly, professional but fun guide! We felt valued as customers, there was no rush, they had plenty of time for us, they treated us as good friends Was... More

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gloucester
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Horses very well trained. Paula perfect host. Superb scenery. Apollo was a true gent for me. My wife found Verdi easy to ride

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