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Quinta do Riacho

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Lovely riding experience

We went on a riding trip with Paula as part of the Madeira nature week, as a treat for our horse... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oslo, Norway
Great way to experience Madeira's nature

Had the pleasure of joining 2 outdoor rides. The horses are well looked after and in good shape... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Mechelen, Belgium
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“national park”(21 reviews)
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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Caminho da Levada da Serra, Santo da Serra, Madeira 9100-251, Portugal
+351 967 010 015
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Scousewegian
Reviewed 17 September 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

Thank wouter_mechelen
Reviewed 12 September 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

Thank JWiUK
Reviewed 31 August 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

Thank Jacinta H
Reviewed 12 August 2018

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

Thank JuliaSXM
Reviewed 5 August 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.

Thank KathrinK605
Reviewed 30 July 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

Thank 71Kay
Reviewed 23 July 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

Thank AntjeMaria
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Me and my husband went for a horseback ride in June. We did a 1,5-hour walking tour on the levadas with Paula. We had a great time! My husband is a beginner and Paula showed him everything he needed to know for the hike. The...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic afternoon horse riding. From the contact to book the trip, the hotel pick up and horse riding everything exceeded our expectations. We are beginners and any nerves quickly disappeared under Paula’s instructions. We would highly recommend to anyone interested in this...More

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lisa S
23 September 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
14 December 2017|
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
Paul D
1 August 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