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Quinta do Riacho

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| Caminho da Levada da Serra, Santo da Serra, Madeira 9100-251, Portugal
+351 967 010 015
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Wonderful experience, nice people, nice horses, nice dogs.

I always wanted to ride a horse and this was a wonderful possabilty for me to try. After half an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Janne P
A lovely experience!

We had a great afternoon learning how to ride with Isa, who was very friendly and patient - making... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
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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.
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| Caminho da Levada da Serra, Santo da Serra, Madeira 9100-251, Portugal
+351 967 010 015
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always wanted to ride a horse and this was a wonderful possabilty for me to try. After half an hour waiting at the stables we were finally able to sit on the horse. Of course I was a bit afraid of it (I had...More

Thank Janne P
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We had a great afternoon learning how to ride with Isa, who was very friendly and patient - making sure we were both comfortable and happy as we had both never ridden before. We rode Apollo and Venus who were both very well behaved! The...More

1  Thank Tjuliet
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We booked riding tour in Funchal Madeira with my husband. Booking was really easy and we just enjoyed whole journey. Horses were really friendly and calm. My husband has never ridden before, but thanks to our quide Isa Kautto and her advices, we had so...More

1  Thank Janina T
Reviewed 11 September 2017

I highly recommend this company. Thank you Isa for a wonderful and relaxing horse riding trip. I really enjoyed it.

2  Thank glennor
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

My daughter aged 8 and I, as a special holiday treat decided to go horse riding, it was my daughters very first time riding a pony, the experience for both myself and my daughter was truly unforgettable, although my daughter was a little nervous to...More

Thank lisacoen1972
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We had a great time riding at Quinta do Riacho. Paula picked us up from our villa and dropped us back too, so no worries there. Her place is situated in the most beautiful part of Madeira, amidst the forest. The horses are very well...More

Thank jadefun
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

My partner and I went on a forest ride with Paulo and one other client this week. We were picked up from our hotel and immediately engaged in easy conversation about the island and other things. Paulo is easy to chat to and was great...More

1  Thank Sarelibar
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Great experience riding and at the same time seeing the views over Madeira island from between of horses ears. The hosts are super helpful and friendly. The horses are safe and well trained. Thank you to Paula and Paulo for taking for a amazing morning...More

1  Thank Titta K
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Since I was alone with my daughter of 10 y.o. And to be honest, I was a bit afraid in the beginning but we had such a wonderful explanation of one of the owners Paula, that the ride was really without any stress. She took...More

Thank Tamara V
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

We had such a lovely day, amazing people who runs this mainly with rescued horses (and lots of dogs!) Horses were very well behaved for beginners like us. The trail goes through shaded forest on the east part of the island, some great viewpoints along...More

Thank Annette P
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Paul D
2 August 2017|
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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
Phyllis C
12 March 2017|
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
Åshild S
21 September 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