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Quinta do Riacho

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Closed Now: 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
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A joy!

Thanks to Paula for a wonderful trip around the National Park - saw a completely different side of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ann C
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Great place for horseback riding

I went riding with Paula and Paulo two times during my 1 week stay in Madeira. The horses are well... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Olga K
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Basel, Switzerland
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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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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Caminho da Levada da Serra, Santo da Serra, Madeira 9100-251, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanks to Paula for a wonderful trip around the National Park - saw a completely different side of this beautiful island. Horses well behaved - interesting riding with a bitless bridle. Would just recommend any riders make sure they wear sturdy footwear as it is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ann C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went riding with Paula and Paulo two times during my 1 week stay in Madeira. The horses are well trained and looked after. Paula and Paulo are very knowledgeable about the area and will tell you many interesting things about the island. Even though...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Olga K
Reviewed November 4, 2018

We went on a riding trip with Paula as part of the Madeira nature week, as a treat for our horse mad daughter. She was the only one with any kind of riding experience, while us parents were extremely apprehensive. However, Paula gave us an...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Scousewegian
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Had the pleasure of joining 2 outdoor rides. The horses are well looked after and in good shape. Reliable, steady horses are available for novice riders, as an experienced rider you will be able to get a horse with more spirit, but still with a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank wouter_mechelen
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

We were picked up from our hotel this morning and taken to the riding stables where our ponies were waiting for us. My boyfriend had never ridden, not even a seaside donkey! so was given a quick instruction and riding lesson by Paulo and Paula....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JWiUK
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

I took my two children, 13 and 10 riding with Paulo and it was a wonderful experience. Highly recommended. Paula and Paulo were so lovely and friendly and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves in the most amazing surroundings. They catered for our varying riding ability...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jacinta H
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Amazing experience of riding in the mountains of Madeira. Well-groomed obedient horses. Stunning views and fresh air. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JuliaSXM
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

It was an amazing experience and totally worth the price. It's defenetly different from other levadas. It's suitable for beginners as well as experienced horsebackriders.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank KathrinK605
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

For me,this was the highlight of our holiday.We were picked up from & dropped off at our hotel in Funchal. The horses were lovely & calm, very well cared for & a pleasure to ride. Paula is extremely knowledgeable about the island & her English...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 71Kay
Reviewed July 23, 2018

We did the Levada tour as a family in July 2018 and really enjoyed it a lot. The tour is very well suited also for beginners without riding experience and for kids. The horses are wonderful, gentle and in excellent condition. Also the equipment is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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lisa S
September 23, 2018|
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Response from QuintaDoRiacho | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your contact. We have different tours with different duration, difficulty level and cost. You can have a look on our website to have an idea of what we can offer. Any other question just let me... More
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Seaton B
December 14, 2017|
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Response from QuintaDoRiacho | Property representative |
Hello, I'm so sorry I haven't replied to your question in time of your visit to Madeira. We are open all year round. Hope you've enjoyed your holidays in our beautiful island. Regards and Happy New year Paula Exposto
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Paul D
August 1, 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
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