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Quinta do Riacho

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| Caminho da Levada da Serra, Santo da Serra, Madeira 9100-251, Portugal
+351 967 010 015
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It was a pleasure

We booked our horseback riding trip in advance and it was a great pleasure. The horeses are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Natascha K
A memorable horse ride along the canals of Madeira's ancient forest.

A horse ride out from Quinta do Riacho in the Laurissilva, Madeira’s ancient forest hills, was one... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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| Caminho da Levada da Serra, Santo da Serra, Madeira 9100-251, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked our horseback riding trip in advance and it was a great pleasure. The horeses are friendly (the dogs as well) and we enjoyed it so much to discover Madeira this way. And our guide, Paula, was just the best guide you can have....More

Thank Natascha K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A horse ride out from Quinta do Riacho in the Laurissilva, Madeira’s ancient forest hills, was one of the best experiences of our first visit to the island. We spent two weeks over Christmas/New Year 2017/18. My partner is a very experienced rider and in...More

Thank rmdubois
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

This was by far the most beautiful place where I have ever ridden a horse. Me (all grown about, a lot of ancient riding experience but very rusty) and my girls (9 and 15, about 20hrs riding experience each) enjoyed a wonderful morning at Quinta...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

I can really recomend this! Beauteful nature and views, happy horses and really a nice guide. It was better than i expected!

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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

We spend a morning getting to know the ranch, dogs and a of course the horses. Paolo took us on a nice trip with a few views and we got to learn a lot about Madeira, Portugal and the ranch. Paolo and Paula have very...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Great views, very friendly rescued horses, and a laidback and knowledgeable instructor that guided us

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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

I never did Horse Riding before ,the instrutor Paula was very gentle and explained the basic safety rules in case of something happening in case the horse would get scared. The ride was amazing we saw a lot of the Laurissilva Forest on the ride...More

Thank José C
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Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Healthy happy horses, cuddly rescuedoggos and beautiful wievs along the levado route made our day. Great way to see another side of the Island. It was a pleasure to meet our horse man who was fun. Remember to take a jacket, We did not mind...More

Thank Marjo K
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Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

We booked our trip the night before directly with Paula who sent us the appropriate forms via Whatsapp. On the morning of our ride we were collected by Paulo who was very friendly and gave us a little history of the deserted islands. The ride...More

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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I booked a 2.5 hour horseback riding trip with Quinta do Riacho and it was amazing! My husband is not very experienced but I am and we were both more than satisfied with our experience. Paula made my husband feel very comfortable...More

Thank nicole h
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Seaton B
14 December 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
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
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Phyllis C
11 March 2017|
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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
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