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Quinta do Riacho

Address: Caminho da Levada da Serra | Faja Das Vacas, Santo Antonio da Serra, Madeira 9000, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 967 010 015
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Sports
Owner description: Enjoy Madeira Island wonderful weather, breathtaking taking views and great trails on horseback. In...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Sports
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

A fantastic ride along the Levada path. It was a wonderful experience through the forest. Paula and Paulo took care of us nicely. Very friendly people. Would definitively recommend to my friends! We will be back soon! Thank you Paulo and Paula for a wonderful time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

My partner and I had the pleasure of a wonderful time with this riding school. The ride on Apollo which was my first through the forest was a lovely experience and something which will stay with us for a long time. Paulo and Paula were absolute stars and Kelly and l cannot thank them enough for a great time. These... More 

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Funchal, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

A beautiful ride on fantastic, well kept, responsive horses. Many thanks to Paulo for his skill and patience with my novice partner. He now wants to buy a horse! Do you want to sell Apollo?! We look forward to a future visit. See you again soon hopefully. Joanna and Parviz

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is the second time I have been riding with Paulo and Paula. This time i did ride 4 on Venus. She is a brilliant fun mare to ride! I am an experienced rider so it was great to be to go for a gallop! Venus was very fast but safe. Amazing views and scenery. Paulo always replies quickly to... More 

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Funchal, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

For any person with a love of nature and of animals - Quinta do Riacho is a perfect place to visit. Here, one gets the opportunity to see and experience the natural beauty of Madeira from a completely different perspective. Also, the horses and the dogs at Quinta do Riacho are clearly well-cared for and loved by their owners, Paulo... More 

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Funchal, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I went on a mountain ride with Paulo. Due to not being an experienced rider, initially I was aprehensive whether I'd be able to control the horse and enjoy the view. Needless to say, I was taken care with extreme professionalism and given a horse and track suitable for my level of experience. Everything from guidance, horse choice, mountain track... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Me and my boyfriend visited Madeira for the first time in November 2014. We have frequently been going on horse rides when we have been on vacation at other places, so naturally we wanted to try and find a place on Madeira that offered this. We were impressed by the excellent reviews on Tripadvisor and booked a horse ride at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

Before I came to Madeira, everyone said I should walk the levadas. Well, riding them is a fantastic experience! I had a wonderful ride on Apollo. I booked by email and I really wanted to go on one of the faster rides but, as I hadn't ridden for a couple of years, I arranged a quieter one. Paula collected me... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I'm really carefull about going on trailrides in touristy places, most of the time the horses are fed up with people and have to work to much. This place is very different, the horses are having fun doing their job, the owners really care about their horses and dogs, the equiqment is great and the guides are professional. I highly... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Riding at Quinta do Riacho was the highlight of my time in Madeira, and without doubt the best horse riding experience I've ever had on a holiday. As an experienced rider going with my boyfriend who had never ridden before I wasn't sure how both our experience levels would be accommodated but as soon as we met Paulo and Paula... More 

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