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Quinta do Riacho, Santo da Serra

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Equestrian Trail Horseback Riding Tour
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. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Santo da Serra holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Quinta do Riacho and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Literally I have no words to describe the level.of professionalism and what s good time we had. We got lost in our way to the stables but the instructor waited for us, she waited 1,5 hrs for us.  more »
  • Great horses, great scenery, good tack, caring, friendly service from people who love their animals. Paulo is an excellent guide, very informative and welcoming. I even saw people who had never ridden...  more »
  • Paolo picked us up at our hotel. "We" are: myself, my husband and daughter of 13. Paula was going to guide us. They both are very friendly people and know so much about Madeira. The horses are treated...  more »
  • 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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