Unforgettable horse riding vacations in Portugal
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Portugal is one of the least populated countries in Europe and a horse riding vacation offers you a wonderful chance to explore its diverse regions and enjoy beautiful, tranquil countryside.

Imagine ancient citrus orchards, densely wooded valleys, lush mountains or golden beaches discovered on a responsive, reliable horse under a cloudless sky. What better way could there be to relax?

Many riding holidays are in unspoilt areas rarely seen by other tourists, so it’s a great opportunity to go somewhere new. Well supervised pony trekking and horse riding camps are also a popular option for unaccompanied teenagers.

Thanks to Portugal?s temperate climate it is possible to ride all year around, although in the summer rides often take place in the mornings and evenings to escape the midday heat.

Finally most centres will offer you the choice of riding with English tack and all should provide hard hats. However it is a good idea to check before you arrive to confirm what, if any, equipment you need to bring and that there are horses that are suitable for you.

Idyllic Horse Riding i-n Northern Portugal.
pony trekkingFrom our captivating guesthouse in rural Northern Portugal we offer hour, day or week long rides, kayaking, mountain biking and walking or you can just relax in a romantic atmosphere. Experienced and inexperienced riders and children are welcome. Our guests enjoy tranquility, outstanding natural beauty, culture, good food and good company.
Horse Riding in Peneda Geres National Park
Portugal horse ridingDiscover one of Europe’s last wildernesses – wolf and wild horse country! We offer holidays and trail rides in the heart of the national park if you love horses and the great outdoors then this is one experience not to be missed.

Central Portugal

Trail Riding Holidays and Riding Clinics
trail riding in PortugalA treat for riders! Relax on responsive, well trained Lusitano horses and discover more of Portugal’s natural beauty and equestrian culture. These gorgeous coast and countryside trail rides take you off the beaten track. Dressage and riding clinics are also available at a Lusitano stud in the Ribatejo.
Horse-Riding Holidays in the Heart of Portugal.
Portugal horse ridingJoin us for a fabulous riding holiday at our beautiful farm in the undiscovered green heart of Central Portugal. Stunning scenery, lovely horses, great home cooked food. All riding standards catered for including families. Discounts offered for winter bookings.
Lusitano horses riding centre and horses for sale.
Portuguese Lusitano HorsesPortugal’s lusitano horses are famous for their beauty and ability. At our small and friendly equestrian centre you can ride and learn more about these stunning horses and relax in truly tranquil countryside. Experienced riders, beginners, children and non-riders are all welcome. We also have a selection of Lusitano horses for sale

Southern Portugal

Coast and Countryside Trail Riding
riding portugalRiding holidays in the Serra da Grandola, a region of unspoilt natural beauty looking over the Atlantic Ocean with a selection of gorgeous rides on the beach, by a lagoon and in the forests.
Discover Holistic Horse Riding in the Algarve
holistic horse ridingAt our organic farm in the Western Algarve you can discover a whole new way to connect and communicate with horses. We offer holistic riding lessons, countryside treks, moonlight rides and adventure camps for children. Experienced, novice or nervous riders and children are all welcome. So if you want to ride in harmony with your horse.
Algarve Horse Riding Holidays and Lessons
horse ridingA fantastic location for riding with an abundance of sandy tracks through pinewoods, meadows, close to golden sandy beaches and a beautiful nature reserve. Set in the Algarve’s most luxurious holiday resort the Algarve horse riding centre is a British run riding school with qualified instructors and trek leaders who speak English, Portuguese, French, Spanish and German.
Horse Riding and Driving in the Western Algarve
carriage drivingThe western Algarve horse riding and carriage driving centre enjoys an idyllic setting at the edge of the Costa Vincentina nature reserve- with endless tracks to explore the perfect getaway for horse lovers! Riding and driving lessons available. Also country cookery lessons from a professional chef!
Baixo Alentejo Horse Riding and Activity Holidays.
riding in AlentejoExplore the beautiful Baixo Alentejo on horse back, foot or cycling! This new British run and approved centre is perfect for you to enjoy a wonderful riding holiday in Portugal’s rural heartlands. Rides out in the countryside or lessons in dressage or jumping on well-schooled Lusitano or Portuguese Cruzada horses.


Horse Riding in Madeira
trekking in MadeiraMadeira is renowned for its stunning natural beauty and what better way to explore than on horseback? From our riding stables we organise trail rides through the countryside and lessons for beginners and more experienced riders.