If you are looking for the best horse riding places in Portugal, you have come to the right place. Read our guide below for more facts and information on the best horse riding places in Portugal…
Portuguese equestrian history dates back to centuries and its rich heritage and culture continues to attract tourists in hordes for exciting horse riding holidays. Horseback riding is an integral part of Portuguese history and some of the renowned international riders have originated from Portugal. The moderate climate of Southern Portugal is favorable for riding all year long. The lush green olive groves, vineyards and cork trees are a true delight for a rider. Horse riding tours in Portugal offer you a magnificent panoramic view of the pure Atlantic coast and make the riding all the more pleasurable. These are some fantastic places to explore for horse riding holidays in Portugal:
Campo Real Resort
The Westin Campo Real Golf Resort & Spa is located 30 minutes from Northern Lisbon and is a spectacular 5-star deluxe property. Their equestrian centre is a part of the Portuguese network of Equestrian Centers and has the best facilities available. From basic riding lessons to professional training of horses for competitions, all are catered to by experts under one roof. They specially train riders of all ability levels.
This farm is a lovely homely place to stay and is located in a stunning valley. The cozy surroundings and comfortable interiors of the guesthouses would make your stay very comfortable. Irrespective of whether you are an experienced horse rider or a complete novice, all your horse riding needs would be taken care of here. They offer a wide variety of facilities like horse riding, mountain biking, kayaking, mountain climbing, Jembe lessons, guided walking tours and hiking in the serene surroundings.
They have expert guides along with spectacular horses to make your holiday on horses memorable.
Northern Portugal is famous for offering some outstanding equestrian holidays packed with loads of activities. Beira Alta is located near Coimbra and you can have a look at the ancient Roman ruins and Neolithic dolmen between ‘Serra da Estrela’ and ‘Serra do Açor’. Beautiful waterfalls and exquisite rock formations magnify the picturesque surroundings that you can enjoy during your horse riding. The special holiday packages here are tailored to suit your preference of horse, guide, training, duration of stay etc. From an inexperienced rider to a proficient one, there are horses to suit all requirements.
You can also opt for combo-packages wherein you can include some other activities like kayaking, guided tours, mountain-biking etc along with your equestrian holiday package to make the most of your vacation. Excursions are offered to nearby places like Porto, Coimbra, Aveiro, Manteigas or Torre. Lovely guest houses are available with all the basic facilities to make your stay enjoyable and comfortable.