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Address: | Parque Natural da Madeira, Santo da Serra, Madeira 9100-251, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 967 010 015
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Enjoy Madeira Island wonderful weather, breathtaking taking views and great...

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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A fine way to pass the day

I booked this horse ride based on Trip advisor reviews and was not disappointed, our day began with Paolo collecting us at our hotel and taking us up to the stables, because we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Carolyn K
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Elgin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the highlight of my trip to Madeira. Staff are caring and friendly and very mindful of the demands on the horses. Price includes pick up from hotel and safety gear. The horses are quiet and well trained. We had a lovely walk along a levada and then further into the forest where we could see and smell some... More 

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Thank Jane M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked this horse ride based on Trip advisor reviews and was not disappointed, our day began with Paolo collecting us at our hotel and taking us up to the stables, because we had booked on line he knew all our names in advance and it was like meeting up with a friend, no awkwardness jumping into a car with... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner is an experienced rider but I was an absolute beginner having never ridden before! We found the stables easy enough but be careful using google maps which has a habit of taking you up some interesting tracks! Paula took us out and explained everything to me clearly so I was not nervous and I felt looked after and... More 

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Thank AndyBing1985
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

My daughter and I had been looking forward to the horse trek and what a lovely experience it was! Paolo was the perfect host, extremely friendly, knowledgable, trustworthy and genuinely superb horse trekking guide. An amazing location, we went on Ride 1 as we wanted to have a leisurely trek which turned out to be a great choice given the... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I did a trail ride in June. This was incredibly fun! Despite the fact we never had ridden before, Paolo and Paola were very friendly, and helped us feel comfortable riding Vivaldi and Venus. If I had one more day on the island, and could do just one thing, I would fullheartedly do another trail ride with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

You haven't seen Madeira until you've gone on horseback with Paula and Paulo as your guides. The horses are obviously well cared for and looked after. Paulo took a more experienced rider off for a canter and me and hubby went exploring the levadas. The horses were gorgeous, very responsive to our (probably rusty) instructions, not just plodding along following... More 

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Thank Fliss31
Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We made a reservation for quinta do Riacho by phone, and pick up was arranged from our hotel. We have little or no experience in horseback riding but Paulo made sure we felt fully secure by doing some basic exercises before we started a wonderful ride through nature. We spend a great afternoon on horseback and we enjoyed exploring a... More 

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Thank ikools
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Lovely day with people who understand and love what they are doing. Very informative and interesting wish I had time to do another trek. Great care and attention taken for the customers and the horses till next time Elaine Edinburgh

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Braunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Really the best way to explore Madeira. Wonderful people and horses. I would certainly go again. Lovely, lovely lovely.

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

The owners of Quinta do Riacho (Paula & Paulo) care deeply about their animals, and this quality is reflected by the excellent condition and temperament of the horses (and dogs!). I went out on a 1.5 hour ride with Paulo, and we had some very interesting discussions about science, politics and world affairs along the way. I felt completely safe... More 

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