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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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Fabulous experience

Myself & my partner had an afternoon ride with Paula this week & it was one of the highlights of our holiday in Madeira. There was only us on the ride & Paula was great, telling... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Myself & my partner had an afternoon ride with Paula this week & it was one of the highlights of our holiday in Madeira. There was only us on the ride & Paula was great, telling us about all the local information on the area, wildlife, history & much more. My partner had never been on a horse before so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

A real excellent experience in all kind of aspects: perfect service, very friendly, received many interested information about the island and the region, and marvellous scenery during the ride! And we even received some beautiful pictures afterwards!

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Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Me and my sister got the last trip on Saturday the 11th of april. The couple that is owning this is inspirational, they have trips all week, and then the horses have their rest on sunday. I rode Vivaldi, and my sister rode Verdi. The horses are fantastic, the couple is fantastic, and we totally recommend this. They help if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We went on a 3-hour trail ride with Paula, which was our first time riding a horse ever. Despite the length of the ride and our complete lack of experience, we had a wonderful time with Paula. Our trail went along a levada, through the laurissilva with stunning views over the island along the way. We were told that a... More 

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Grimbergen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I enjoyed every minute of the ride, from meeting Paulo and Paula to greeting the horses and then even the dogs! They are all looked after with passion and the ride was amazing. The children and their daddy loved the fun and games with the pony as I went to discover beautiful views and hearing interesting horsy and Madeira facts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

What an nice trip for me and my wife. We found that trip attraction on tripadvisor and were curious about that. Me and my wife have never been on a horse before and it was amazing. Very well trained horses and very friendly and well trained Trainers :) we choosed the big tour and it was worth it. Booking via... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My day with Paulo started with pickup from my hotel at 8.30, easy chatting and a quick coffee stop then arrival at the rustic stables hidden away in the hilly countryside. I was saddled up and on my my horse, Apollo- a friendly grey, by 9.30. Im a pretty experienced rider having had around 20 years riding experience, but none... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

What an amazing experience! I went on the 90min ride last week and had a fabulous time. Booking via phone was easy, instructions on what to bring were clear and I really appreciated the pick-up from Porto da Cruz which was out of their way. Paul was cheerful and a great chat right from the start. Their stables sit right... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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Kraków, Polska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 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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