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Quinta do Riacho

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Horseback Riding Stables, Outdoor Activities
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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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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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Very good service, wonderful surroundings, excellent horses, high level of security. Had a fantastic riding trip! Absolutely recommendable!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Very good service, wonderful surroundings, excellent horses, high level of security. Had a fantastic riding trip! Absolutely recommendable!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Lovely couple who run the business. It was a very nice ride, saw beautiful Madeira's nature and at the same time I learned about a lot more. Paulo and Paula chose the right horses for everyone and riding each designed for a rider's wishes and skills. I really enjoyed and definitely would recommend to everyone. Definitely will visit the next... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This was just what I wanted (despite the quite high price): sensitive, seemingly well-trained well-treated nice arabic horse, fast gallop, nice ride in the natural park. We visited Pico Suna and had lovely views to Pico Arieiro, Pico Ruivo, Penha de Agua, Ponta Sao Lorenco, the Atlantic and two levadas. As en extra, I had nice discussions with Paulo about... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Great couple who run this business, Paulo picked us up from our hotel and Paula dealt with making sure the horses were right for each individual rider and taking us all out - both clearly love what they do and enjoy the people who visit, making us all welcome. Lovely views and good commentary on the Levada highlights. Would recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

A wonderful couple that run this riding stable. Very considerate of your personal capabilities. Great value for money and loads of Madeiran information as you ride.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Nice small stable in a quiet place! Paulo picked us up from our Airbnb place (even though it was a bit west of Funchal) which was great! The riding experience itself couldn't be better! It was our first time riding and Paulo really helped us to get comfortable with our horses. Definitely suitable even if you don't have any riding... More 

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Funchal, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This trailride is like nothing other out there, to enjoy the great views and nature of madeira from the horseback is a true adventure! I recommend everyone to go on a trailride when you are visiting Madeira, you will not regret this and you will remember it for the rest of your life!!!

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

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 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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