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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:

New giraffes at Portugal Dream Coast

New giraffes at Portugal Dream Coast

The region of Setúbal, and more specifically in Safari Badoca Park open doors to all nature lovers who enjoy an excellent adventure and walk among the animals.

Located in Santiago do Cacem , the 2011 season already promises some new features, including the more recent habitants of the park: a complete family of brand new giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi).

These new habitants, travel from Czech Republic (Zlin Zoo ) and are a family of three giraffes (one male and two females), aged between two and three years.

Also new for 2011 is the Island of Lemurs, which allows all friends and visitors interact with these amazing primates, that are currently endangered.

The species exists exclusively in the wild life at Madagascar.

It is also possible to find other primates in the park.

The Region of Setubal have motives to be happy, we are sure that the animal lovers will like this park, lots of options to pass a beautiful day on a land of dreams in Portugal .

We invite you to 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.

Travel Portugal and travel Setubal.

Port and Fishermen of Setubal

Port and Fishermen of Setubal

One of the main attractions of Setubal is the port.

Not because of the souvenir shops or beach side strolls or even cafe to chat, because there are not any, but because of being Setubal a city of fishermen it is here that you can breathe and feel the true nature of the region.

It is very real and it shows the connection to the sea of all the region of Setubal.

Go up early and walk to the port, it can be fascinating to watch the harbor as the brightly painted boats arrive in the morning loaded with fish and as fishermen mend their nets and the brisk auctions  take place.

There are fishermen covered in various fish guts, others scrubbing blood off their boats, transporters carrying the sales, and women preparing food for the meals.

Very near from the port at the Praça do Bocage stays the Igreja de São Julião or St. Julian’s Church, regarded as the main church of the region. Built during the second half of the thirteenth century, this ambitious project was spearheaded by the fishermen of Setubal.

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 about the Port and the Fishermen of Setubal.

About the region

About the region

The region of Setubal in Portugal lies just beneath Lisbon and on the River Sado, north of the Alentejo and Algarve.

The city of Setubal is one of the oldest cities of Portugal – a flourishing Roman community used to exist in the Tróia area.

As the capital has grown over the years Setubal has become wealthier and more urbanised, becoming a luxury tourist destination with its  resorts and offer in terms of activities.

The region of Setubal in Portugal doesn’t have the large crowds of the Algarve, and offers beautiful blue and green scenery in terms of beaches and nature, perfect weather and the tastiest seafood in the country, making the perfect destination for some quiet family holidays, romantic breaks or adventure travel.

The Setubal district has several locations north, east, west and south of the Setubal Bay, each with different characteristics.

You can discover here each one of them:

Discover the region.

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Your arrival on the Dream Coast reveals a region of colour, flavours, light, landscapes, and emotion, difficult to describe or explain.

Diversity, difference, and surprise are just three of the forms for us to highlight all the possibilities of an area which fuses golf, innumerable opportunities for conferences and meetings, hundreds of gastronomic suggestions, dozens of wines from cellars with a long history, for protected areas, a vast heritage all near to the capital of the country and an international airport with ease of accessibility.

Travel here and let yourself emerge in the ocean of tranquility that the region of Setubal offers you.

We guarantee that you’ll never think of travel holidays the same way. Once you go, you’ll know.

Watch this video about the Setubal region: