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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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We had a fantastic afternoon horse riding. From the contact to book the trip, the hotel pick up and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
James L
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Edinburgh
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Great fun, happy horses.

After a last minute booking we were accommodated so well! We were picked up from our hotel and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lozzaa92
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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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  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“national park” (20 reviews)
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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 1 week ago 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

Thank James L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a last minute booking we were accommodated so well! We were picked up from our hotel and taken 750m up to their yard. We are both experienced riders and requested one of the more challenging ones with opportunity for a canter. We had Venus...More

Thank Lozzaa92
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very calm horse but not too calm. Paulo was very good and a really nice bloke. Quite expensive but I knew that when I booked it and it was worth it.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had difficulty booking this attraction - not good at returning e-mails. Extended to dates when booking with a local agency - got there at 3rd attempt today. Needs to improve to better match customer requirements. The 1.5 hour ride suits all abilities and runs through...More

Thank coh8
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

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 10 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

Thank wsmanning
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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

Thank ellikuosa
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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.

Thank Annetii
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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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