Patio
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
PATIO Horse & Lodge is the Horse-Trail company on the Azores Archipelago. The sustainable PATIO Lodge offers wonderful rides for beginners, returnees and experienced riders. From 1.5 hours Beginner Trail to the Classic Faial Island Trail, in 6 days 150 kilometers around the Atlantic island. More than 20 safe, well-trained and powerful trail horses are waiting for you. Lusitanos and Cruzado Portuguese horses. Experienced and licensed PATIO guides will guide you through this beautiful island nature English, German and Portuguese spoken. Relaxation and tranquility overlooking the Atlantic Ocean is offered by the PATIO Lodge with its 4 cozy rooms. Sitting on the terrace, you can enjoy the view of the green pastures and the peaceful grazing trail horses.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Tania S
    2 contributions
    A memory to cherish - my 10 year old will never forget
    What a nice riding experience this was for our 10 year old daughter! You made sure there were 2 guides with her, one even speaking her own language. She absolutely loved it! A memory to cherish ❤️❤️❤️ thank you Chantelle, thank you second guide (i dont remember your name) and thanks to the owner a very nice Dutch lady. We stayed in the bar and were delighted by the friendly service.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 22, 2023
  • John Kernow
    Redruth, United Kingdom23 contributions
    Horse riding heaven
    Really easy to book either online or by calling them. They speak lots of languages so no need to be nervous. The horse riding was amazing and the guides ensured safety and enjoyment. My daughter loved the 3 hour ride a d appreciated the encouragement, views, and cantering through the beautiful scenery. Highly professional.....we didn't stay at the accomodation but it looked top notch.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 4, 2023
  • Jessie R
    Schneverdingen, Germany17 contributions
    Perfect afternoon!
    The views were amazing! I took so many pictures of the atlantic Coast! It was an unforgettable afternoon! Thanks to my guide Durlav! My horse was so kind und nice! I really recommend this to everyone, who loves the nature and the feeling of horse riding!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 28, 2023
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Dom
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK318 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Exactly as advertised. A lovely place to stay. Great accommodation and a filling breakfast. The evening meals were also good. They cater really well for vegetarians/vegans.
Written December 31, 2023
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Jessie R
Schneverdingen, Germany17 contributions
Sep 2023 • Solo
The views were amazing! I took so many pictures of the atlantic Coast!
It was an unforgettable afternoon! Thanks to my guide Durlav!
My horse was so kind und nice! I really recommend this to everyone, who loves the nature and the feeling of horse riding!
Written September 28, 2023
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Diet B
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Friends
The guide was very friendly and offered many interesting explanations on the sights. As it was a rather hot day, however, the tour could have been chosen a little differently to give us (and the horses!) some shade. The biggest drawback was that one horse did not really seem fit to carry a rider in these conditions - she coughed a lot and had trouble breathing after each canter. Animal welfare really should be top priority - not the tourists' pleasure or Pátio's financial gain.
Written August 16, 2023
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John Kernow
Redruth, UK23 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Really easy to book either online or by calling them. They speak lots of languages so no need to be nervous. The horse riding was amazing and the guides ensured safety and enjoyment. My daughter loved the 3 hour ride a d appreciated the encouragement, views, and cantering through the beautiful scenery. Highly professional.....we didn't stay at the accomodation but it looked top notch.
Written August 4, 2023
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Tania S
2 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
What a nice riding experience this was for our 10 year old daughter! You made sure there were 2 guides with her, one even speaking her own language. She absolutely loved it! A memory to cherish ❤️❤️❤️ thank you Chantelle, thank you second guide (i dont remember your name) and thanks to the owner a very nice Dutch lady. We stayed in the bar and were delighted by the friendly service.
Written July 22, 2023
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Christine H
1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Couples
We booked the Lusitano trail for beginners and enjoyed every second of it.
Our horses were super sweet and patient and also our guide was really lovely!
Written July 16, 2023
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Vacation_4_My_Family
Granite Bay, CA8 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Our tour began with a great introduction by the guides. We were paired with horses and began out trek. The scenery was spectacular with ocean view and beautiful land. The horses were the sweetest and were very calm. Will do this again.
Written July 26, 2022
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Dear Vacation_4_My_family, thank you so much for your amazing review. The whole PÁTIO Ecolodge team appreciated very much. All the best from Faial Island.
Written August 4, 2022
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Sofia
2 contributions
Jul 2022
It was a great ride, all the horses are very friendly and amazingly trained! It's a great activity even for begginers , the staff is very supportive and accomodating! Their outdoor area is also very well kept, definetely a good place to have a drink and watch the sunset! Thank you Laura for being with us that day!
Written July 25, 2022
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Dear Sophirates, thank you very much for your wonderful feedback, we are very happy to hear that you were completely satisfied with us. See you soon again at PÁTIO Ecolodge
Written August 4, 2022
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Aiyana G
2 contributions
Jun 2022
I stayed at Patio and did a half day private ride. Campina was a lovely horse and after many years of not riding, Lara was extremely accommodating of my skill level. It was a beautiful ride!
Written July 12, 2022
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Dear 28aiyanag, thank you for your very pleasant feedback. The whole team of PÁTIO is very happy to hear about your good time with us. Victor & The PÁTIO Team
Written July 18, 2022
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Mo100
33 contributions
Jul 2022
I booked a horse riding experience for 1.5hrs. The booking process was very easy online and I was able to add a taxi transfer each way plus a vegan lunch. The horse riding was professional with safety standards the same as we'd have in the UK, so you are provided with a riding hat and you fill in a health and safety form. First I went into the arena on the horse so the guide could see how much experience I had. I have some experience only up to the rising trot so I would say I'm a novice. The walk for my ability was fine and the guide was on hand to help when my horse stopped to eat! The route was very picturesque and luckily the weather was lovely too!

I gave 4 stars instead of 5 because I had to chase up my taxi pick-up and my photos, otherwise the actual experience itself was excellent.
Written July 9, 2022
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Dear Littlemo123456, we are very happy that you had a wonderful experience from the booking process to the trail ride with your horse. Normally we don't serve the service of picture taking. This time we did a favor to you and we regret that we couldn't deliver in your expected time. Concerning the taxi we depend on a third party and especially in summer high season there might occur minor delays. Anyway your experience was great and this makes more than happy. Victor & the PÁTIO Team
Written July 18, 2022
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