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.

Country Riding Centre

Features Animals
Review Highlights
Excellent for kids!

We went for a lovely ride.... in July 2015 (it just took that long to write a review!). The staff... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
3 hour hack

My husband and I had a fabulous 3 hour hack in the mountains. Despite the recent forest fires the... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2018
Nathalie B
via mobile
Read all 133 reviews
All photos (81)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent96%
  • Very good3%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“hour hack”(12 reviews)
Looking for a riding holiday?The riding school provides for all tastes, be it a gentle hack through the scenic hillsides with magnificent views across Silves to the Monchique Mountains, Portimão and beyond, or a gallop along the almost forgotten...more
Rua de Pinheiro E Garrado | Norinha, Silves 8300-036, Portugal
+351 917 976 992
Improve This Listing
Reviews (133)
Filter reviews
87 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews hour hack experienced riders riding ability feel very welcome great morning martina hacks horses stables canters beginners trots mare holiday algarve orion gallop
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 87 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for a lovely ride.... in July 2015 (it just took that long to write a review!). The staff were really attentive and took great care to make this an entertaining as well as safe promenade for us three (two adults and one 8...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Alllooouuu
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had a fabulous 3 hour hack in the mountains. Despite the recent forest fires the views were breathtaking - the horses were fab - forward and fun and well cared for. Our guide Dominique was super helpful, informative and chatty We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Nathalie B
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

We are semi-experienced riders and had a great 2-hour ride. The guide speaks many languages including dutch which is our native language. We would definitely go back next time.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jasperb31
Reviewed 23 July 2018

First of all I contacted Country Riding Centre late at night on the off chance there would be some short-term availability for my wife and daughter to ride today and they were very accommodating and managed to book them in at 09:30 this morning. Feedback...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank andrewmS7514IA
Reviewed 30 June 2018

We went for a 2,5 hour hack in the beginning of our holiday with my girlfriend and loved it so much that we bookend another 1,5 hour hack few days after. The hacks were personalized to our wishes and it was just us and the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Valtteri L
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Booked a 3hr hack over email with Martina, after visiting previously for a 1.5hr hack a couple of years back (review was posted on here for then) Loved every second, so glad I came on my own (without my less experienced boyfriend) because as much...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank R9598KDalexandram
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

If you visit the Algarve and fancy doing an activity which is different from the normal tourist traps then the Country Riding Centre is a must. My partner (experienced) and myself (beginner) had the most fun whilst on holiday. We began by being being met...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank darreno158
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Visited here for the 2nd time in 2 yrs (on my birthday), once again we where not disappointed, we went on a 2hr hack with Amy and Martina. My partner and I had been last year, it was our sons first time, the girls looked...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Dave E
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Girlfriend said she had fond memories of pony trekking so I booked this on a whim and to score some extra points of course . I have never been near a horse and the thought of it was a scary, but I thought what the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank keith g
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

I have to start by saying I was misled by my Hotel (Vitors Village, Ferragudo) as I picked up a leaflet in their reception and asked them to book the riding for me and my daughter. They told me is was €55 for 1.5hr hack...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Traceyturner0610
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Colina dos Mouros
335 reviews
2.33 miles away
Lagoa Hotel
83 reviews
6.02 miles away
Hotel Capela das Artes
92 reviews
6.30 miles away
Quinta Dos Oliveiras
5 reviews
6.41 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 69 nearby restaurants
204 reviews
1.59 miles away
Cafe DaRosa
198 reviews
2.50 miles away
Moorish Secret
58 reviews
2.47 miles away
Cafe Ingles
815 reviews
2.37 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 24 nearby attractions
Castelo de Silves
1,621 reviews
2.30 miles away
Feira Medieval de Silves
82 reviews
2.51 miles away
Municipio de Silves
66 reviews
2.50 miles away
Silves Cathedral
322 reviews
2.41 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Country Riding Centre staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines