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Quinta do Riacho

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Address: | Parque Natural da Madeira, Santo da Serra, Madeira 9100-251, Portugal
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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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My husband and I booked a ride with these guys whilst we were on honeymoon. It was only myself, my Husband and our guide. The ride was beautiful, I rode Venus and my husband rode... read more

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Forest Trail was magical with excellent and very friendly guide. Horse "apollo" was a little temperamental, so you need a strong personality to keep him on track, but it was great fun!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I booked a ride with these guys whilst we were on honeymoon. It was only myself, my Husband and our guide. The ride was beautiful, I rode Venus and my husband rode Apollo. Not only was this a lovely ride with beautiful views, but the guide was very personable. It did not feel like a tourist attraction... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were picked up and dropped off at our hotel by Paulo. He was very friendly and drove us up the mountains to his stables. We walked, trotted and cantered through the National Park. The scenery was awesome. Excellent morning. Highly recommended 😀😀😀

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Thank Rachel C
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous ride through a beautiful forest. We were collected from our hotel by Paulo who took great care of us and matched us with our beautiful steeds. My partner got an introductory lesson as he was an inexperienced rider and we set off through a scenic forest trail, ascending to amazing views, although we were unlucky with the weather which... More 

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Thank Daisychair
Switzerland
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

I had the best time horse back riding through the Laurisilva Forest on one of their beautiful horses. The ride was well tailored to our riding level and our guide Paulo also knew quite a bit about the nature and history of the forest, so that was interesting as well. I can highly recommend it to anyone! Will happily come... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We have done many horse rides in several different countries including Yosemite national park and this was by far the best ride we have ever done. The views were amazing of the island and the guide was extremely knowledgeable about the area and it's history. We are two experienced riders and this was a good ride that was tailored to... More 

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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

My first time riding a horse and it was more easy than expected. Got picked up from the hotel and had a super friendly introduction before riding the horse through a beautiful view. It's absolutely worth it! I'll come back next time I'm in madeira.

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Braunton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

If you are experienced or a novice, this adventure will be for you. The owners care very deeply for their horses and for your safety and enjoyment. Spectacular scenery and stunning views.

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Reviewed 21 February 2017

I can't recommend this place too highly. The owners, Paulo and Paula, are both so friendly and welcoming. They care deeply about the welfare of their horses and it shows. These are not typical riding school horses - they are responsive and well-schooled. We rode on good trails mostly forested through the national park - not a single road in... More 

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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Paulo picked up my daughter and me from our hotel (no charge). Horses were picked for us to suit our ability - kind and calm but not sluggish. Lovely trail ride, with informative commentary and lively, enjoyable chat from Paulo.

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