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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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Horse Trekking in Madeira

This was my first time in Madeira and decided to go horse riding. I didnt have much experience horse riding, but this was really great easy trek through the national park and the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first time in Madeira and decided to go horse riding. I didnt have much experience horse riding, but this was really great easy trek through the national park and the horse had a lovely temperament and was very easy to ride. Paolo (the owner) was really knowledgable about the local countryside and was a great host through... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

The stables were well run and the horses were beautifully cared for. Our trek through the mountains led by Paula one of the owners was a wonderful experience. The views were amazing and you got chance to admire the trees, plants, butterflies etc. I was impressed with how safety conscious the stables were as some stables abroad do not seem... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

I have been to Madeira 4 times in the past and always wanted to go horse riding. This time a friend who is an experienced rider convinced us to book a few hours out riding. Having not ridden for almost 20 years I was a little bit scared but agreed to go. We were picked up from the hotel and... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Although I have many years of horse riding experience, I requested the Levada da Serra – Ride 1 for a quiet and leisurely hack. Started the morning collected by Paulo at my hotel (they provide a complimentary pick-up/drop-off within Funchal). There were 3 other riders within my group, 2 of which were complete beginners. For those with little or no... More 

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QuintaDoRiacho, Owner at Quinta do Riacho, responded to this review

Hello, We are so happy that you have enjoyed the time you had with our horses in the mountains. We'll be happy to have you riding with us again. Best regards, Paula More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

I've tried to contact these via e mail twice over two days and there number a few times as booking online isn't a option, I've received nothing as a respons over a few days now I am very disappointed with this serves as I've heard some good reviews but as of yet we can't even get a response of this... More 

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QuintaDoRiacho, Owner at Quinta do Riacho, responded to this review

Hello Keri, I'm sorry you weren't able to book a ride with us. We have received your email and have replied to it answering all your questions, although we had no response from you. Our phone has been working with no problems, we received several phone calls from guests enquiring about our services. In case we are unable to answer... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Paula picked my up at my hotel in Funchal. On the way up the mountain to the stables it got quite misty, but that turned out very beautiful during the ride along side a levada and around a mountain back to the stables. For me it was the first time on a horse after over ten years, but the basics... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

My gf and have never ridden, so for a first time we both had a fantastic experience. The horses are wonderful but a little feisty, a few moments were quite tense when I lost control, but still I would do it again.

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Kerava, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

I went to the horse riding with my girlfriend who has a lot of experience with horses, I was forced to riding ones before, but this made a difference. Paolo was the best making sure that no one feels awkward on the way there and back, and that he is on the same page with the guests. As a Finn... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

We got picked straight up from our hotel, and paula and paulo made us feel really welcome. Well behaved horses that fitted well with our personailties. Astounding views, well worth doing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

I had a truly amazing experience riding with Quinta do Riacho. The horses were well behaving, beautiful and very well trained. You could see that the well being of the horses was a priority for the owners, which was also an important factor for me. The owner couple was so sweet and very caring, picked me up from my hotel... More 

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