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Horseback Riding Tours

Horseback Riding Tours

Discover the region of Setubal on the back of a first class Lusitano horse.

A strong equestrian culture has existed in Portugal for centuries.

On the Setubal region, you can ride across old paths through the landscape, through vast valleys to the Atlantic shore with rocks and dunes, inviting for a refreshing canter.

The ride takes you along the coast where you’ll find long stretches on the wide-open beaches. Gallops on the beach almost desert, is one of the highlights of the trail.

The horses rest while you can enjoy a swim in a sea of turquoise waters before a lovely picnic lunch.

The ride takes you to small fishing villages, to the famous Lagoon of Melides, a place of rare silence and tranquillity, and you can also ride inland while enjoying many canter through eucalyptus and pine forests.

There are different alternatives, scenarios to have the best Horseback Riding Tours, of your life.

Horses

You will be riding pure-bred and part-bred Lusitano Horses. You can look forward to getting a mount which is not only well-tempered and of a docile character but who will allow you to explore the great feeling of riding a well-trained horse.

The saddles that you will be using are mostly Portuguese Army saddles covered with sheep skin which are very comfortable and well-suited for the purpose of long distance rides.

English style bridles are used.

Rides

You can enjoy one day ride or do a one week itinerary with all included, like accommodations on typical country houses and inns and meals with typical Portuguese food.

Horse Riding on a Riding Centre (Quinta)

If you prefer to ride on a Riding Centre, there are several ones in the Setubal region where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery at your leisure. Treks are tailor-made for you.

We invite you spend some of your vacations and holidays time visiting Arrábida Hills.

We invite you to visit Setubal and to visit  Portugal.

Just take your flight to Faro airport or Lisbon Airport, reserve accommodations,hotel , choose a restaurant and activities and welcome to Portugal Dream Coast.

Contact us for rates, dates and bookings for your perfect riding holidays in Portugal:

Grandola

Grandola

Grandola is a typical small Alentejan town, south on the Setubal district.

A quiet place to enjoy some days or relaxation, anytime of the year.

Here hospitality, warmth, proximity and affability represent a form of life and an attitude which differentiates the place within an open and pluralistic space.

It is the revolution against the longstanding fascist dictatorship, which took place in 1974, which really put this town on the map. ‘Grândola, vila Morena‘ is a folk ballad ostensibly about this town, penned by Zéca Afonso in the 60s as a tribute to the camaraderie and socialist conscience of the hard labouring peasants of the Portuguese agrarian heartland that is the Alentejo.

What to see and do in Grandola:

  • Nature: Nearby nature reserves offer various days out in the open air. Around the Sado estuary reside many species of birds for those of you who are a birdwatching fan.
  • Beaches: Grandola has 45km of white stunning sandy beaches from Troia to Melides like:  Aberta Nova, Galé, Pego, Carvalhal, Comporta, Praia Atlântica (Soltroia), Melides, Tróia-Galé, Tróia – Bico das Lulas and Tróia Mar.
  • Desert Beaches: Next to the small village of Melides there are several desert beaches which makes it the ideal place to go to the beach if you’re one of those people who prefer almost desert beaches, having nevertheless all the small joys of life-like having a cold beer at the bars while watching sunset.
  • Melides Lagoon: Nearby Lagoa de Melides is a very well-known beautiful beach where the sea connects to the lagoon trough a small canal. A wonderful and peaceful place to soak up the sun especially if you have kids.
  • Nautic Sports: There are many water sports you can enjoy on the beaches near Grandola: Swimming, Canoeing, Windsurf, Underwater Hunting, Scuba Diving and aquatic Ski.
  • Gastronomy: Grandola is known amongst the tourists and even amongst the Portuguese for its offer of wonderful food. There are many restaurants available from typical Portuguese food to gourmet dishes.
  • Horseback riding: There are several riding centres in Grandola where you can enjoy the pleasure of riding.
  • Grandola Hill: With an altitude of 350 metres, the Grandola Hill is a place of contrast with the scenario of flat land in Alentejo. The Hill is full of cork trees, Portuguese oaks, pear trees, rose bushes and several birds and animals like otters.
  • Walking tours: There are several walking tours available, a nice way of knowing Grandola and the surroundings, passing trough many local attractions.
  • Hunting: There are several touristic places to hunt in Grandola. Species to hunt :  rabbit, partridge, turtle-dove, quail, wild pigeon, woodcock, duck and lapping. Hunting here is a rendezvous with nature, a chance to observe species from close quarters to room close to nature and sample the rich local gastronomy while getting to know the culture of the region.
  • Fishing: Fishing has been a long tradition and a sport. Names and stories evoke prowess past and present. Fishing lines are thrown from beaches and riverbanks, providing unequalled conditions for the catching of base and sea bream. In the estuaries where the river meets the sea, red mullet, sole and cuttlefish abound.

We invite you spend some of your vacations and holidays time visiting Arrábida Hills.

We invite you to visit Setubal and to visit  Portugal.

Just take your flight to Faro airport or Lisbon Airport, reserve accommodations,hotel , choose a restaurant and activities and welcome to Portugal Dream Coast.

Contact us if you wish to know more info about Grandola or its activities.

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