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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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Horse riding in Madeira

Wonderful and different way to see Madeira is horseback riding . Horses are lovable and the owners... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
marita138
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Raakkyla, Finland
In harmony with Nature

A thoroughly enjoyable ride, lasting a good two hours, which afforded vistas we simply would not... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
1969Claire
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Bramley, United Kingdom
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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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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| Caminho da Levada da Serra, Santo da Serra, Madeira 9100-251, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful and different way to see Madeira is horseback riding . Horses are lovable and the owners Paula an Paulo are so friendly. I warmly recommend Quinta do Riacho.

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

A thoroughly enjoyable ride, lasting a good two hours, which afforded vistas we simply would not have otherwise enjoyed. Paula's narrative was spot-on: informative and interesting, with frequent pauses so you can just soak up the peace and beauty of the countryside. As a couple,...More

Thank 1969Claire
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

If you want to see the real Madeira this is a great way to do it . This business really understands what customers need and my daughter had a fantastic time riding in the hills. Her horse was perfect for her level of riding It...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Me and my 9 years old daughter Luna visited Madeira for the first time in january 2018. I wanted to give her a chance to experience levadas and Madeiras beautiful nature and also give her a chance to ride Quinta do Riachos beautiful horses. She...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

That was an perfect day, full of communication with nature, perfect horses and wonderfull people. Paulo is attentive to visitors and very interesting person to talk with. And of course, he love horses and teach others to love them. Need to repeat this experience again!...More

Thank Irina S
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

My first ride ever, safe and exciting. Paula was so helpful, nice and professional. Just loved that experience.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We (a German couple) did a 2,5 h ride on Friday, 30th of March, 2018, and a 1,5 h ride on the following day. I hardly know any riding, so our main concern was ¨no risks¨. I am glad to say that my concern was...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Came here with my partner who is not a rider, but was happy to join me on an amazing ride with stunning views, with Paula, she gave him lots of advise before we left and the ride was so tranquil he wants to do more...More

Thank Tiff O
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had three morning rides here whilst holidaying in Madeira; they were the highlight of our time on the island! Paula and Paulo who run the stables could not be nicer! They even collected us from our hotel! They are great company...More

Thank Val S
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

I was picked up at the hotel and my husband could join even if he was not going to ride. He took a walk among the levadas during the time I was out on the riding trip. Paula was a very nice instructor and told...More

1  Thank Annelie L
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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
2 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
12 March 2017|
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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
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