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Quinta do Riacho

#1 of 2 things to do in Santo da Serra Features Animals
| Parque Natural da Madeira, Santo da Serra, Madeira 9100-251, Portugal
+351 967 010 015
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Best experience ever

Riding horses with Paula was one of the best experiences on the island. We booked this trip for... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Anna R
Brilliant morning ride

Wanted to book this while we was honeymooning in Madeira because my new wife is obsessed with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“horse riding” (52 reviews)
“hour ride” (19 reviews)
“national park” (20 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| Parque Natural da Madeira, Santo da Serra, Madeira 9100-251, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Riding horses with Paula was one of the best experiences on the island. We booked this trip for three of us, me and my husband and our 5 .5 years old son. Paolo hesitated a bit as regards my son; he thought maybe my son...More

Thank Anna R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wanted to book this while we was honeymooning in Madeira because my new wife is obsessed with horses, I however have never been on a horse before! We made our own way to the stables, wasn't particularly hard to find, just down a bumpy track...More

Thank SpalexV
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Literally I have no words to describe the level.of professionalism and what s good time we had. We got lost in our way to the stables but the instructor waited for us, she waited 1,5 hrs for us.

Thank Crimson R
Reviewed May 17, 2017

Great horses, great scenery, good tack, caring, friendly service from people who love their animals. Paulo is an excellent guide, very informative and welcoming. I even saw people who had never ridden before come back smiling. Door to door transport. Highly recommended.

Thank catherine e
Reviewed May 10, 2017 via mobile

Paolo picked us up at our hotel. "We" are: myself, my husband and daughter of 13. Paula was going to guide us. They both are very friendly people and know so much about Madeira. The horses are treated very well. It was a little bit...More

Thank Miranda B
Reviewed May 7, 2017

This is not our first experience riding with Paula & Paulo who are a delightful couple. Their dedication to their horses is exceptional. Our trip this time was a surprise for our daughter's 14th birthday, although she is still a novice rider it didn't matter...More

Thank Rebeca Taylor D
Reviewed May 1, 2017

Fantastic views of mountains. stunning location. I did this trek with my adult daughter. We were picked up from the Hotel by Paulo who was friendly and welcoming. Thought was put into safety and the correct horses chosen for our abilities and riding hats available....More

Thank baz o
Reviewed May 1, 2017

We have been to Madeira on three occasions and have done all the island tours but this is by far the best thing we have ever done. Paulo picked us up from our hotel and then we had a wonderful ride through the National Park...More

Thank David and Brend... S
Reviewed May 1, 2017

My wife and I were on the day of a national Holiday on madeira and wanted to go horseback riding very unplanned. So I went via tripadvisor to the website of Quinta do Riacho. I called their number but there was no answer. (I wasnt...More

Thank Burak A
Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

Had a brilliant morning treking with Paulo.Was picked up promptly from the hotel .My partner had never been on a horse before .We had an amazing walk through the forest and it was very educational and relaxed.Would definitely recommend that you do this while in...More

Thank ednabraaid
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Phyllis C
Is it possible to do some slow cantering, or are you limited to walking or trotting?
March 11, 2017|
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Response from QuintaDoRiacho | Property representative |
Hello, On some rides it's possible to canter. It always depend on the track conditions (if it's too wet can be very slippery) and if the riders have good control of the horses. If you need any more informations just let us... More
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Åshild S
Hi, My husband and I are interested in a horse back ride at Quinta do Riacho on the6th of October. Where do we book it? What time should we be there? What is the price?
September 20, 2015|
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Response from QuintaDoRiacho | Property representative |
Hello, The best way to book a trail ride is to contact us by email. We have several rides available. each one with its own characteristics, and different schedules. Regards, Paula
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Petes1610
Hi, do you have riding boots for hire? Thanks
September 16, 2015|
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Response from QuintaDoRiacho | Property representative |
Hello, We do not have any footwear available for hire. Regards, Paula
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