Quinta do Riacho, Santo da Serra

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In a small village on Madeira Island, Quinta do Riacho boasts stunning views, calm trails, and adventurous mountainous terrain. Whether you are new to horseback riding and looking for a fun way to venture around the island or are a more advanced rider, this company has something to offer every visitor. Explore the stables, chat with the staff, and meet the horses and ponies. Discover the site's natural beauty while taking a leisurely ride or setting out on a more challenging trail. Make Quinta do Riacho part of your personalized Santo da Serra itinerary using our Santo da Serra online tour planner .
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  • Hi, the horses are super clean, had shoes on all 4 hooves because the roads are very rocky. We have a small statement, which horse has gotten what character and could then select the respective horse, what to and fits. I've ridden a horse for the first time with a Hackamore (Bitless bridle), made me feel very comfortable. Paula told us a lot about the environment and Madeira. I've been to other countries riding, but Paula, the horses were the best maintained and it's obvious that she places a lot of value, that's fine horses. The transfer worked also great from the hotel and back again. For horse fan it's a "must", if they are in Madeira to go really great ride out with Paula!
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  • Paula of Quinta da riacho was very flexible when it turned out that my not row-level member of the group class. I really wanted at a gallop because I already have a while les. That settled them through with me to go alone drive! I have enjoyed and what a super service and guidance!
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  • Thank you so much for a wonderful trip. Beautiful nature, nice view, sturdy and good horses:-) my boyfriend who has not ridden before felt safe and enjoyed the ride. Can be recommended:-)
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  • My wife and I went horse riding from Quinta do riacho, which is situated in beautiful area in the mountains next to forests and fantastic scenery. The horses are well looked after and the staff were very friendly
  • 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 and also drove me back there after, during the ride checking many times if everything was OK, telling our riding group of the nature in the Levada and about their animals, taking us to great scenery spots to take photos and even send us via Facebook photos that they took of us while we rode! I highly recommend Quinta do Riacho for everybody who want to experience Madeira's nature in an unique way - why walk a Levada, when you can RIDE :)
  • Quinta do Riacho offer a wonderful way to see the fantastic scenery of Madeira. I have ridden 3 times with Paulo and Paula and every ride has been different, interesting and most importantly great fun! They offer a great service, being able to pick riders up (and return) from their accommodation which saves the expense and hassle of taxies. The horses are beautifully looked after, which is so important. I'm really hoping to return again next year. :)
  • A great place to visit, Paulo and Paula are amazing people truly care for their costumers. From picking us up at the hotel and letting us off at the hotel, the conversation while enjoying the nature with all the horses and dogs. They send you the pictures they have of you via whatsapp, which for me personally is amazing. I can't wait to go back there and have another ride with great people and see again that great view. All the best :)
  • Verry nice people and beautiful horses .it was the best

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