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Address: | Parque Natural da Madeira, Santo da Serra, Madeira 9100-251, Portugal
Phone Number:
+351 967 010 015
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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Trail Ride in December

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Lucy H
Buxton, United Kingdom
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Buxton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Although I have many years of horse riding experience, I requested the Levada da Serra – Ride 1 for a quiet and leisurely hack. Started the morning collected by Paulo at my hotel (they provide a complimentary pick-up/drop-off within Funchal). There were 3 other riders within my group, 2 of which were complete beginners. For those with little or no... More 

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QuintaDoRiacho, Owner at Quinta do Riacho, responded to this review

Hello, We are so happy that you have enjoyed the time you had with our horses in the mountains. We'll be happy to have you riding with us again. Best regards, Paula More 

Fleetwood, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I've tried to contact these via e mail twice over two days and there number a few times as booking online isn't a option, I've received nothing as a respons over a few days now I am very disappointed with this serves as I've heard some good reviews but as of yet we can't even get a response of this... More 

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QuintaDoRiacho, Owner at Quinta do Riacho, responded to this review

Hello Keri, I'm sorry you weren't able to book a ride with us. We have received your email and have replied to it answering all your questions, although we had no response from you. Our phone has been working with no problems, we received several phone calls from guests enquiring about our services. In case we are unable to answer... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Paula picked my up at my hotel in Funchal. On the way up the mountain to the stables it got quite misty, but that turned out very beautiful during the ride along side a levada and around a mountain back to the stables. For me it was the first time on a horse after over ten years, but the basics... More 

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