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Address: | Parque Natural da Madeira, Santo da Serra, Madeira 9100-251, Portugal
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+351 967 010 015
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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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Beautiful ride in national park

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Philippa M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely ride of very safe horses along some stunning levadeas. Owners know their horses well and are very saftey concious. Hats and gloves provided.

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Myself and my partner booked a trail ride in late December, and thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm an experienced rider but my partner hadn't ridden for many years, and we were both really well looked after. Paulo was a great guide, very knowledgeable and told us a lot about the local area. He also recommended a local place for us to... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Nice horses, also for not so experienced riders. Great scenery high at the mountains. Thank you Paula & Paulo for your hospitality br Marjariitta

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I was looking for a horseback riding activity in Madeira, and I've come across Quinta do Riacho. They were superb in terms of accommodating my booking, as I have booked my activity only two days before the activity day. Paulo was an excellent guide where he provided me with tips for my vacation in Portugal. I would definitely recommend Quinta... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the horseback riding very much. The staff were very friendly and the horses seemed happy. The best!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

This was my first time in Madeira and decided to go horse riding. I didnt have much experience horse riding, but this was really great easy trek through the national park and the horse had a lovely temperament and was very easy to ride. Paolo (the owner) was really knowledgable about the local countryside and was a great host through... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The stables were well run and the horses were beautifully cared for. Our trek through the mountains led by Paula one of the owners was a wonderful experience. The views were amazing and you got chance to admire the trees, plants, butterflies etc. I was impressed with how safety conscious the stables were as some stables abroad do not seem... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

I have been to Madeira 4 times in the past and always wanted to go horse riding. This time a friend who is an experienced rider convinced us to book a few hours out riding. Having not ridden for almost 20 years I was a little bit scared but agreed to go. We were picked up from the hotel and... More 

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