We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Quinta do Riacho

Features Animals
Closed today: Closed
Open today: Closed
Review Highlights
Horse riding levada trail

Absolutely fantastic horseback riding along the levada and through the forest Paula was just great... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2019
Lavishmarty
Highlight of our trip to Madeira

Husband and wife team Paula and Paola Nunes run a stable of seven (mostly rescued – yay!) horses at... read more

Reviewed May 17, 2019
Ponto_78
,
San Diego, California
Read all 510 reviews
All photos (239)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent92%
  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“hour ride”(21 reviews)
“national park”(22 reviews)
About
Enjoy Madeira Island wonderful weather, breathtaking views and great trails on horseback. At Quinta do Riacho there's an equestrian activity for everyone. From calm trail riding to galloping through the mountains.
Closed today
Hours Today: Closed
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Contact
Caminho da Levada da Serra, Santo da Serra, Madeira 9100-251, Portugal
Website
+351 967 010 015
Call
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Santo da Serra
from $39.35
More Info
from $39.35
More Info
Reviews (510)
Filter reviews
396 results
Traveler rating
367
24
3
2
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
367
24
3
2
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews hour ride experienced riders national park riding experience animal lovers riding ability wonderful ride beautiful forest picked up from our hotel amazing experience dropped off great company flora and fauna nice horses stunning views riding stables love horses
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 396 reviews
Reviewed August 16, 2019

Absolutely fantastic horseback riding along the levada and through the forest Paula was just great very knowledgable about the area and told us a lot about the flora& fauna my 10 yr old daughter said it was the highlight of her trip to Madeira would...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Lavishmarty
Reviewed May 17, 2019

Husband and wife team Paula and Paola Nunes run a stable of seven (mostly rescued – yay!) horses at Quinta do Riacho – which is tucked up in the hills near the parish of Santo António da Serra on the lush and very pretty southeastern...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Ponto_78
Reviewed May 15, 2019 via mobile

Paula seems to be an incredibly sweet lady who cares for her animals deeply. Most of her horses are rescues and they are so lucky to have come under her care. She has two old mares walking around, deep in their twenties, that have retired...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank EpiBee
Reviewed May 15, 2019 via mobile

I was really excited to experience Madeira on a horse during my vacation. When I made the reservation, I was abel to choose to attend to a group of experienced riders: galloping up to the Mountains was a real adrenaline boost! Even though the weather...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jonnah273
Reviewed April 20, 2019 via mobile

We had our very first horse riding experience, whilst on holiday in Madeira and it was very enjoyable! Paula was excellent in touring us through a very beautiful levada trail and was extremely knowledgeable, giving us information along the way. Also, both Paula and Paulo...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank annmarial
Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

An excellent experience, a really nice ride in the middle of the nature. I enjoyed it a lot and I recommend +++

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ionamilan
Reviewed January 28, 2019

I went riding with Paula along the Levadas and into the forrest - it was wonderful. Paulo picked me up and brought me back to my hotel. Highly recommended for horse lovers to be on horseback in this magical environment! Thank you!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rufula1
Reviewed January 26, 2019 via mobile

My 17-year old daughter and I had a wonderful riding tour with symphatic horses, beautiful views and very nice instructor Paula😀. Thank you Paula, we will come back next year.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PiaNL13
Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I chose this experience based on previous reviews. Neither of us had ridden previously and were slightly nervous. We were collected from our hotel which was a fair distance from the stables and were joined by Martin who was collected on route....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sandyb639
Reviewed December 20, 2018 via mobile

Had a great horseriding experience. We were a couple from Norway who had no previous riding experience but we had fun.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ida L
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 159 nearby hotels
Enotel Golf Santo Da Serra
476 reviews
1.20 miles away
PortoBay Serra Golf
442 reviews
1.34 miles away
Rural Sanroque
21 reviews
2.91 miles away
Hotel Solar do Bom Jesus
51 reviews
3.73 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,441 nearby restaurants
Casa da Guida
56 reviews
.88 miles away
Clube de Golf Santo da Serra's Restaurant
11 reviews
1.25 miles away
Restaurante Lily's
802 reviews
2.80 miles away
Snack Bar A Pipa
504 reviews
2.91 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 669 nearby attractions
Calhau Surf School
233 reviews
2.89 miles away
Camacha Wicker Factory
33 reviews
3.68 miles away
Sao Salvador Church
56 reviews
3.89 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
lisa S
September 23, 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from QuintaDoRiacho | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your contact. We have different tours with different duration, difficulty level and cost. You can have a look on our website to have an idea of what we can offer. Any other question just let me... More
0
Votes
Google Translation
Seaton B
December 14, 2017|
Answer
Response from QuintaDoRiacho | Property representative |
Hello, I'm so sorry I haven't replied to your question in time of your visit to Madeira. We are open all year round. Hope you've enjoyed your holidays in our beautiful island. Regards and Happy New year Paula Exposto
-1
Votes
pauld151
August 1, 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from QuintaDoRiacho | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your contact and interest in riding with us. You can book by phone or email. It is better to book in advance to guarantee availability. We can pick you up at your hotel in Funchal. Any other question... More
0
Votes