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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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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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My partner & I booked our hack a day before attending. We had spoken to Paoula on the telephone & she was very informative & asked some vital questions ensuring we had a safe... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

My partner & I booked our hack a day before attending. We had spoken to Paoula on the telephone & she was very informative & asked some vital questions ensuring we had a safe & enjoyable time. She collected us at 9.30 from our hotel reception & drove us to her stables giving us a brief history of the villages... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were picked up promptly at our hotel by Paulo for the short ride inland to the stables where we were introduced to the horses and our rides were selected. I road the beautiful, if a bit cheeky, Vivaldi and my husband (who is less experienced than me) road the gentle Apollo. We booked the 3 hour trek which went... More 

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South Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Before arriving at the stables I was slighlty nervous about doing this as I had no horse riding experience. When we got to the stables Paula spent time explaining what to do, and let us use the practise area where you can get used to riding your horse before going out on the trail. The horses are all very well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Don't be afraid to go if you haven't been on a horse before. Paulo and Paula picked us up from our hotel for the short journey to their stables and on the way they discussed with us which horses would suit us best. The trek along the Levadas was enhanced by Paulos knowledge of our surroundings, his patience was tested... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We visited as a couple and had a great time. We were both completely new to horse riding and Paula was really good at instructing us. She knew all about the horses and we could tell they were very well looked after. She made sure we were comfortable and at ease so that we could get the most out of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Amazing nature, the horses were beautiful and you could tell that they were being taken good care of by the couple who runs the farm. they also have 14 (?) dogs, it was hard to count them all :D They are all stray dogs, but they have given them a home and i think it´s wonderful to see that someone... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I have now been riding with Paulo and Paula twice, and have to say it is my favourite thing to do when visiting Madeira. Whether you are a rider or not this is an unmissable experience as you get to see some of the most spectacular views of the island with rides and horses to suit all abilities. Helpfully Paulo... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Had a wonderful trek with Paulo through the woods and along the levadas. Conversation was great as Paulo was not only very knowledgeable about the area but very worldly as well. Had ridden a few times before at home and on holiday but this was certainly the highlight of my Madeira holiday. Would have gone back if time had permitted... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Two days out of our seven in Madeira were spent on horse riding with Paulo and Paula and they were the highlight of our holiday. We are experienced riders but are not that used to hacking outdoors. Paulo and Paula chose our horses from their stables to match our abilities; we had Apollo and Hofti (not sure of the spelling).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I rode Apollo a gentle and lovely horse. I have a disability and felt totally comfortable and well looked after. Stunning location and lovely people.

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Address: Address: Caminho da Levada da Serra | Faja Das Vacas, Funchal, Madeira 9000, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 967 010 015
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal

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