We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Quinta do Riacho

#1 of 2 things to do in Santo da Serra Features Animals
| Caminho da Levada da Serra, Santo da Serra, Madeira 9100-251, Portugal
+351 967 010 015
Review Highlights
Amazing experience

Great experience riding and at the same time seeing the views over Madeira island from between of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Titta K
via mobile
What a wonderful ride!

Since I was alone with my daughter of 10 y.o. And to be honest, I was a bit afraid in the beginning... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Tamara V
via mobile
Read all 435 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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.
  • Excellent91%
  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“horse riding” (53 reviews)
“hour ride” (19 reviews)
“national park” (20 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 08:30 - 13:00, 15:00 - 18:30
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
| Caminho da Levada da Serra, Santo da Serra, Madeira 9100-251, Portugal
+351 967 010 015
Write a Review
Reviews (435)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 342 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience riding and at the same time seeing the views over Madeira island from between of horses ears. The hosts are super helpful and friendly. The horses are safe and well trained. Thank you to Paula and Paulo for taking for a amazing morning...More

Thank Titta K
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Since I was alone with my daughter of 10 y.o. And to be honest, I was a bit afraid in the beginning but we had such a wonderful explanation of one of the owners Paula, that the ride was really without any stress. She took...More

Thank Tamara V
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

We had such a lovely day, amazing people who runs this mainly with rescued horses (and lots of dogs!) Horses were very well behaved for beginners like us. The trail goes through shaded forest on the east part of the island, some great viewpoints along...More

Thank Annette P
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Riding horses with Paula was one of the best experiences on the island. We booked this trip for three of us, me and my husband and our 5 .5 years old son. Paolo hesitated a bit as regards my son; he thought maybe my son...More

Thank Anna R
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Wanted to book this while we was honeymooning in Madeira because my new wife is obsessed with horses, I however have never been on a horse before! We made our own way to the stables, wasn't particularly hard to find, just down a bumpy track...More

Thank SpalexV
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank Crimson R
Reviewed 17 May 2017

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 before come back smiling. Door to door transport. Highly recommended.

Thank catherine e
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

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 very well. It was a little bit...More

Thank Miranda B
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is not our first experience riding with Paula & Paulo who are a delightful couple. Their dedication to their horses is exceptional. Our trip this time was a surprise for our daughter's 14th birthday, although she is still a novice rider it didn't matter...More

Thank Rebeca Taylor D
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Fantastic views of mountains. stunning location. I did this trek with my adult daughter. We were picked up from the Hotel by Paulo who was friendly and welcoming. Thought was put into safety and the correct horses chosen for our abilities and riding hats available....More

Thank baz o
Nearby Restaurants
Casa Dos Cavalos
70 reviews
3.33 km away
Restaurante Lily's
650 reviews
4.50 km away
Restaurant Costa Linda
8 reviews
4.56 km away
Snack Bar A Pipa
301 reviews
4.68 km away
Nearby Attractions
Madeira Calhau Surf School
62 reviews
4.65 km away
93 reviews
6.47 km away
Parque Ribeira Primeira
31 reviews
.26 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Paul D
1 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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
Phyllis C
11 March 2017|
Response from QuintaDoRiacho | Property representative |
Hello, On some rides it's possible to canter. It always depend on the track conditions (if it's too wet can be very slippery) and if the riders have good control of the horses. If you need any more informations just let us... More
Åshild S
20 September 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from QuintaDoRiacho | Property representative |
Hello, The best way to book a trail ride is to contact us by email. We have several rides available. each one with its own characteristics, and different schedules. Regards, Paula