Horse riding holiday in Portugal

“Tailor made week of relaxed horse riding between equestrian centres as you follow a guide into north Portugal's wild and untamed protected landscapes. ”


Arcos de Valdevez | Peneda-Geres National Park | dedicated equestrian centres | Ferreiros village | Arcos | Corno de Bico | Paredes de Coura | Grijó village |

Description of Horse riding holiday in Portugal

There’s just something about horse riding in Portugal that encourages travellers to relax and enjoy the beautiful surrounding countryside. This eight day tailor made horse riding holiday is absolutely no exception with beginners as well as more established riders getting to make the most of their time away at a pace and daily distance that suits them.

Riders will be ‘fitted’ with their perfect equine partner at the start of the holiday so as to ensure both horse and human are as comfortable as possible so as to best enjoy the untouched natural landscapes of Peneda-Geres National Park.

Several other activities can be combined within this horse riding holiday itinerary with family fun on the trail ensuring everyone gets to have a great experience as well as keeping healthy, happy and relaxed throughout each and every day.

This area of Portugal is renowned for its food and as such you’ll be invited to fill your saddle bags with all manner of goodies as well as visiting nearby towns and villages in order to make the most of picnic lunches and evenings out.

Although the itinerary below is based upon an eight day horse riding holiday in Portugal it’s also possible to shorten your time away with less time in the saddle also an option for those who prefer two feet to four. Just ask.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

It should be noted that we belong to the Peneda Geręs National Park and at the same time the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. We have a great responsibility. In the protection of this territory the Iberian Lynx, the Wolf, the Deer, the Wild Horse, the wild pig, the Royal Eagle and squirrels live side by side as well as a flora unique in biodiversity.
The responsibility is enormous for us and in that sense. We involve local communities in replenishment. Of the lands we pass through, the rivers we cross. In order to diminish our impact in nature with the practice of our acticvidades.
It is also in this way that we involve the local communities. They learn to recycle organic matter, but also wax, glass, etc., transforming these materials into nature-friendly products and lowering the cost of the products.
Every year we sponsor the planting of 1 hectare of trees and plants in the National Park.

The Impacts of this Trip

Throughout the year we support initiatives of a social group. We are present in the support of the Food Bank. Free food choices to help and distribute for those most in need. This support is important in a territory with large asymmetries and where the winter climate is harsh and makes it difficult to survive small groups that have nothing.

One of the ways of that our guests can better get to know the culture is the habits of the territory that it visits is to interact with the populations.
It is for this reason that we take the guests along their walks to communicate, to visit the houses, the places where the natives of the territory live. One of the processes is to help make bread, and to know the traditional methods of the people of the old villages.

To get to know the local gastronomy better, we take our travelers daily to eat in small, traditional restaurants. But those where the contact with the polulation is stronger and is more present. Thus being able to interact with the place and understand the food habits and their ancestral traditions.


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