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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

4 riders, the teenagers both ride, the adults had never been on a horse. Fantastic morning Paula set us up with helmets, the basics and a bit of practice on the horses in the ring and then we were off. As well as it being lovely to ride (at walking pace), the views were gorgeous. Paula also took photos and... More 

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Thank Steve D
Elgin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

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 June 27, 2016

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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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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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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