Portugal horse riding holiday
HORSE RIDING IN PORTUGAL

Horse riding trail rides and equestrian holidays in Portugal. Portugal is a country of astonishing diversity, an idyllic climate, welcoming people. Portugal is well known for its equestrian tradition, its Portuguese horses of high level of Portuguese dressage instruction. Portugal also offers a wide variety of landscapes for superb horse riding trips. Cap Rando has selected professional horse riding facilities to discover the most beautiful and wild landscapes of Portugal on horseback: discover the wild North of Portugal or the surprising Azore archipelago  on horseback !

equestrian holiday in PortugalFor riders who wish to improve their riding skills or discover Portuguese dressage, we have selected equestrian centers in Portugal with high-level instructors for training courses in Portuguese dressage and riding.
For nature lovers: an excellent horse riding guide to discover the wild landscapes of Portugal on horseback trail rides, far from areas heavily frequented by tourism in Portugal. We also offer a stationary equestrian holiday with horse trail rides in the paradisiacal Azore archipelago.

Cap Rando Selection : Trips organized by Cap Rando partners
horseback riding in portugal
WIld landscapes and wild horses of Portugal

10% discount 27 July to 3 August !

Trips selected by Cap Rando agencies partners
stage dressage portugais
A training course in Portugal in dressage and Portuguese riding

10% discount in July & August !

Trips selected by Cap Rando agencies partners
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Horse riding course in Portugal and comfort

10% discount in July & August

    Rides
    stage dressage portugais
    Trips selected by Cap Rando agencies partners
    Training
    Level 2 : You must be able to walk, trot, canter in an arena or outdoor
    In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement
    From: 1280€
    7 days - 6 nights - 1 or 2 lessons per day
    Equestrian holidays in PORTUGAL: DRESSAGE & PORTUGUESE RIDING

    For more than 30 years, this riding school has offered dressage and Portuguese riding courses. The equestrian center has superb Lusitano and crossbred horses. The school horses are trained to a high standard and will allow you to experience piaffe and passage, as well as Portuguese working riding. You can choose 1 or 2 lessons per day. 2 lessons per day: one in the morning and one in the afternoon, between lessons you have time to relax by the pool, or enjoy a quiet moment around the horses. 1 lesson per day: morning or afternoon, giving you time to discover and appreciate the surrounding Portuguese nature and culture. A trip to Lisbon or the beach only takes 30 minutes ! The equestrian center is located 25km northwest of Lisbon and 5km from the Mafra Palace. Being close to the…

    equitation au portugal
    Trips selected by Cap Rando agencies partners
    Training
    You must be able to walk and trot
    In 3-4 star hotels
    From: 1350€
    4 to 7 days - 3 to 6 nights - 1 or 2 lessons per day
    Equestrian holidays in PORTUGAL: HORSE DRESSAGE & EQUESTRIAN WORK IN A GREAT COMFORT QUINTA

    Portuguese riding holiday on purebred Lusitanian horses in an equestrian center near Lisbon. The instructor is a high level rider. With his creative, passionate and direct approach, you will progress quickly. The equestrian center is superb. The purebred Lusitanian horses live there like kings. Your accomodation is a very comfortable finca.

    horseback riding in portugal
    Cap Rando Selection : Trips organized by Cap Rando partners
    Stationary and progressive trail rides
    Level 3 :You must be able to walk, trot, canter and gallop outdoor
    In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement
    From: 1650€
    8 days - 7 nights - 6 days trail riding in Portugal
    Horseback trail ride in PORTUGAL : NORTHERN PORTUGAL NATURAL PARKS AND WILD HORSES

    During this horseback trail ride in Portugal, meet the last wild horses in Europe. A unique adventure for nature lovers and wild open spaces. In the mountains of northern Portugal, Peneda Geres park features one of the last races of wild horses in Europe: the Garranos. From the valley of Vez, go looking for them in a varied mountainous landscape dotted with villages.

    Trips selected by Cap Rando agencies partners
    Stationary trail rides
    Level 2 : You must be able to walk, trot, canter in an arena or outdoor
    In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement
    From: 1900€
    8 days - 7 nights - 6 days trail riding and visits
    Horseback riding in the AZORES : ATLANTIS & GREEN ISLAND

    Welcome to the Azores: a collection of nine green and volcanic islands in the middle of the Atlantic with a wonderful climate. We invite you to the green island of São Miguel, with two programs: a relaxing week alternating horseback and sightseeing, or a more intense week on horseback ! Non-riders are welcome: to visit the Azores, enjoy the quinta and the non-equestrian activities offered in the programs.
    The Azores are a paradise for orchid lovers (especially on the island of Flores).  The Azores are also one of the best places in the world, to see whales and dolphins and among the most sighted species are the sperm whale, the fin whale, common dolphin, bottlenose dolphin and Atlantic spotted dolphin. Your horseback adventure will be a discovery of the Isle of São…

    Portugal is bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean, to the north and east by its only neighbor: Spain. The territory of Portugal also includes the autonomous regions of Madeira of the Azores. The Azores are located in the Atlantic Ocean.
    The country is located at the end of Western Europe, the Portuguese territory is rectangular in shape 160 km wide on average and 560 km long.
    Portugal has low peaks (such as the Serra da Estrela, the second highest mountain range in the country, which barely reaches 2000 m) but the relief is more mountainous, since only a third is less than 200 m, cut into deep valleys; this relief has always made travel difficult, easier on horseback !
    Portugal is the perfect setting for horseback riding and horse trips with its varied terrain and wonderful climate allowing you to enjoy holidays all year round. It is a beautiful country full of forests, rivers and lush valleys in the center and north, while to the south you will find a magnificent coastline of beaches, cliffs and coves. In the Alentejo region you will find vast groves of olive trees, oranges, cork and vines. Spring is a particularly scenic time of year to visit when flowers bloom and cover the hills. You won't find a shortage of traditional villages all over the country as well as bustling towns, historical treasures and World Heritage sites.
    Portugal has a special bond with the horse, especially with the wonderful Lusitanian: a horse bred for its gentle nature and for its aptitude for classical dressage. The Lusitanian horse has been bred and developed for hundreds of years, a mixture of Arabian and English thoroughbred with its agile and graceful movements.
    All Portuguese cities have their own festivals throughout the year celebrating their traditions, some of which have been around for many centuries. With lavish costumes, parades, bustling fairs, street theaters, music and dance, delicious food and wine, flower festivals, street parades.

    WHEN TO GO ON A HORSEBACK HOLIDAY TO PORTUGAL:

    Portugal is pleasant all year round. The summers are not too hot and the winters are rather mild. The sun is omnipresent with differences between north and south of the country. The Atlantic has a significant influence on the climate of Portugal in its northern part, as it brings rains and humidity, which subside as one descends towards the south or one goes inland.
    - Winter in Portugal is relatively mild. The rains are the heaviest in winter. Further north in Porto, temperatures are a little cooler, snow can appear in the Serra da Estrela massif at 2000 m altitude. In the south, daytime temperatures can climb to 17 ° C in February.
    - In spring, the rains become less frequent and give way to a very present sun. The temperatures become pleasant, around 20 ° C or even more during the day. It is a good time to visit the country when the vegetation is reborn.
    - In summer, temperatures rise to almost 30 ° C. The rains almost completely disappear. In the north, the temperatures are always a little cooler. At the end of the day, temperatures drop rapidly and drop by up to 10 degrees from daytime temperatures.
    - Autumn is very pleasant with mild temperatures. The sunshine decreases and the rains reappear from October.
    The sea temperature remains very cool in Portugal: 20 ° C between Porto and Lisbon in the middle of August, reaching 22 ° C in the south of the country.

    ACCES AU PORTUGAL:
    Pour les ressortissants de l'Union européenne et de la Suisse, carte nationale d'identité ou passeport en cours de validité. Pour les ressortissants canadiens, passeport valide.

    SANTE:
    Pensez à vous procurer la carte européenne d'assurance maladie. Elle permet de bénéficier de la prise en charge des soins médicalement nécessaires par les services publics.
    Une consultation médicale coûte entre 25 et 35 €. Pour être remboursé, il faut se faire soigner à l’hôpital. En cas d'urgence, dirigez-vous vers les centres SAP/CATUS, qui sont des « Services d'Assistance Permanents ». Toutes les municipalités en possèdent au moins un et, dans les grandes villes, il y en a plusieurs. Ils sont signalés par une croix rouge.
    Pensez à vérifier que votre vaccination antitétanique est à jour. Emportez vos médicaments habituels ainsi qu’une petite trousse de premiers soins (antalgique, pommade pour les coups, antiseptique, ... que les prestataires ne sont pas autorisés à vous fournir pour risques d’allergie ou contre-indication).

    Departure Destination Name From Infos Duration
    - Portugal PORTUGAL: HORSE DRESSAGE & EQUESTRIAN WORK IN A GREAT COMFORT QUINTA 1495€ 1350€ FLEXIBLE DATES & DURATION (FROM 3 NIGHTS) 4 to 7 days - 3 to 6 nights - 1 or 2 lessons per day
    - Portugal PORTUGAL: DRESSAGE & PORTUGUESE RIDING 1505€ 1355€ 7 days - 6 nights - 1 or 2 lessons per day
    - Portugal PORTUGAL : NORTHERN PORTUGAL NATURAL PARKS AND WILD HORSES 1650€ 1500€ CONFIRMED DEPARTURE 8 days - 7 nights - 6 days trail riding in Portugal
    - Azores AZORES : ATLANTIS & GREEN ISLAND 2000€ FULL 8 days - 7 nights - 6 days trail riding and visits
    - Portugal PORTUGAL: HORSE DRESSAGE & EQUESTRIAN WORK IN A GREAT COMFORT QUINTA 1495€ 1350€ FLEXIBLE DATES & DURATION (FROM 3 NIGHTS) 4 to 7 days - 3 to 6 nights - 1 or 2 lessons per day
    - Portugal PORTUGAL: DRESSAGE & PORTUGUESE RIDING 1505€ 1355€ 7 days - 6 nights - 1 or 2 lessons per day
    - Azores AZORES : ATLANTIS & GREEN ISLAND 2000€ FULL 8 days - 7 nights - 6 days trail riding and visits
    - Portugal PORTUGAL: HORSE DRESSAGE & EQUESTRIAN WORK IN A GREAT COMFORT QUINTA 1495€ 1350€ FLEXIBLE DATES & DURATION (FROM 3 NIGHTS) 4 to 7 days - 3 to 6 nights - 1 or 2 lessons per day
    - Portugal PORTUGAL: DRESSAGE & PORTUGUESE RIDING 1505€ 1355€ 7 days - 6 nights - 1 or 2 lessons per day
    - Azores AZORES : ATLANTIS & GREEN ISLAND 2000€ FULL 8 days - 7 nights - 6 days trail riding and visits
    - Portugal PORTUGAL: HORSE DRESSAGE & EQUESTRIAN WORK IN A GREAT COMFORT QUINTA 1495€ 1350€ FLEXIBLE DATES & DURATION (FROM 3 NIGHTS) 4 to 7 days - 3 to 6 nights - 1 or 2 lessons per day
    - Portugal PORTUGAL: DRESSAGE & PORTUGUESE RIDING 1505€ 1355€ 7 days - 6 nights - 1 or 2 lessons per day
    - Azores AZORES : ATLANTIS & GREEN ISLAND 2000€ 8 days - 7 nights - 6 days trail riding and visits
    - Portugal PORTUGAL: HORSE DRESSAGE & EQUESTRIAN WORK IN A GREAT COMFORT QUINTA 1495€ 1350€ FLEXIBLE DATES & DURATION (FROM 3 NIGHTS) 4 to 7 days - 3 to 6 nights - 1 or 2 lessons per day
    - Portugal PORTUGAL: DRESSAGE & PORTUGUESE RIDING 1505€ 1355€ 7 days - 6 nights - 1 or 2 lessons per day
    - Azores AZORES : ATLANTIS & GREEN ISLAND 2000€ 8 days - 7 nights - 6 days trail riding and visits
    - Portugal PORTUGAL: HORSE DRESSAGE & EQUESTRIAN WORK IN A GREAT COMFORT QUINTA 1495€ 1350€ FLEXIBLE DATES & DURATION (FROM 3 NIGHTS) 4 to 7 days - 3 to 6 nights - 1 or 2 lessons per day
    - Portugal PORTUGAL: DRESSAGE & PORTUGUESE RIDING 1505€ 1355€ 7 days - 6 nights - 1 or 2 lessons per day
    - Portugal PORTUGAL : NORTHERN PORTUGAL NATURAL PARKS AND WILD HORSES 1650€ CONFIRMED DEPARTURE 8 days - 7 nights - 6 days trail riding in Portugal
    - Azores AZORES : ATLANTIS & GREEN ISLAND 2000€ 8 days - 7 nights - 6 days trail riding and visits
    - Portugal PORTUGAL: HORSE DRESSAGE & EQUESTRIAN WORK IN A GREAT COMFORT QUINTA 1495€ FLEXIBLE DATES & DURATION (FROM 3 NIGHTS) 4 to 7 days - 3 to 6 nights - 1 or 2 lessons per day
    - Portugal PORTUGAL: DRESSAGE & PORTUGUESE RIDING 1505€ 7 days - 6 nights - 1 or 2 lessons per day
    - Azores AZORES : ATLANTIS & GREEN ISLAND 2000€ 8 days - 7 nights - 6 days trail riding and visits
    - Portugal PORTUGAL: HORSE DRESSAGE & EQUESTRIAN WORK IN A GREAT COMFORT QUINTA 1495€ FLEXIBLE DATES & DURATION (FROM 3 NIGHTS) 4 to 7 days - 3 to 6 nights - 1 or 2 lessons per day
    - Portugal PORTUGAL: DRESSAGE & PORTUGUESE RIDING 1505€ 7 days - 6 nights - 1 or 2 lessons per day
    - Portugal PORTUGAL : NORTHERN PORTUGAL NATURAL PARKS AND WILD HORSES 1650€ CONFIRMED DEPARTURE 8 days - 7 nights - 6 days trail riding in Portugal
    - Azores AZORES : ATLANTIS & GREEN ISLAND 2000€ 8 days - 7 nights - 6 days trail riding and visits
    - Portugal PORTUGAL: HORSE DRESSAGE & EQUESTRIAN WORK IN A GREAT COMFORT QUINTA 1495€ FLEXIBLE DATES & DURATION (FROM 3 NIGHTS) 4 to 7 days - 3 to 6 nights - 1 or 2 lessons per day
    - Portugal PORTUGAL: DRESSAGE & PORTUGUESE RIDING 1505€ 7 days - 6 nights - 1 or 2 lessons per day
    - Azores AZORES : ATLANTIS & GREEN ISLAND 2000€ FULL 8 days - 7 nights - 6 days trail riding and visits
    - Portugal PORTUGAL: HORSE DRESSAGE & EQUESTRIAN WORK IN A GREAT COMFORT QUINTA 1495€ FLEXIBLE DATES & DURATION (FROM 3 NIGHTS) 4 to 7 days - 3 to 6 nights - 1 or 2 lessons per day
    - Portugal PORTUGAL: DRESSAGE & PORTUGUESE RIDING 1505€ 7 days - 6 nights - 1 or 2 lessons per day
    - Portugal PORTUGAL : NORTHERN PORTUGAL NATURAL PARKS AND WILD HORSES 1650€ LAST SPACES 8 days - 7 nights - 6 days trail riding in Portugal
    - Azores AZORES : ATLANTIS & GREEN ISLAND 2000€ 8 days - 7 nights - 6 days trail riding and visits
    - Portugal PORTUGAL: HORSE DRESSAGE & EQUESTRIAN WORK IN A GREAT COMFORT QUINTA 1495€ FLEXIBLE DATES & DURATION (FROM 3 NIGHTS) 4 to 7 days - 3 to 6 nights - 1 or 2 lessons per day
    - Portugal PORTUGAL: DRESSAGE & PORTUGUESE RIDING 1505€ 7 days - 6 nights - 1 or 2 lessons per day
    - Azores AZORES : ATLANTIS & GREEN ISLAND 2000€ 8 days - 7 nights - 6 days trail riding and visits
    - Portugal PORTUGAL: HORSE DRESSAGE & EQUESTRIAN WORK IN A GREAT COMFORT QUINTA 1495€ FLEXIBLE DATES & DURATION (FROM 3 NIGHTS) 4 to 7 days - 3 to 6 nights - 1 or 2 lessons per day
    - Portugal PORTUGAL: DRESSAGE & PORTUGUESE RIDING 1505€ 7 days - 6 nights - 1 or 2 lessons per day
    - Portugal PORTUGAL : NORTHERN PORTUGAL NATURAL PARKS AND WILD HORSES 1650€ FULL 8 days - 7 nights - 6 days trail riding in Portugal
    - Azores AZORES : ATLANTIS & GREEN ISLAND 2000€ 8 days - 7 nights - 6 days trail riding and visits
    - Portugal PORTUGAL: HORSE DRESSAGE & EQUESTRIAN WORK IN A GREAT COMFORT QUINTA 1495€ FLEXIBLE DATES & DURATION (FROM 3 NIGHTS) FULL 4 to 7 days - 3 to 6 nights - 1 or 2 lessons per day
    - Portugal PORTUGAL: DRESSAGE & PORTUGUESE RIDING 1505€ 7 days - 6 nights - 1 or 2 lessons per day
    - Azores AZORES : ATLANTIS & GREEN ISLAND 2000€ 8 days - 7 nights - 6 days trail riding and visits
    - Portugal PORTUGAL: HORSE DRESSAGE & EQUESTRIAN WORK IN A GREAT COMFORT QUINTA 1495€ FLEXIBLE DATES & DURATION (FROM 3 NIGHTS) 4 to 7 days - 3 to 6 nights - 1 or 2 lessons per day
    - Portugal PORTUGAL: DRESSAGE & PORTUGUESE RIDING 1505€ 7 days - 6 nights - 1 or 2 lessons per day
    - Portugal PORTUGAL : NORTHERN PORTUGAL NATURAL PARKS AND WILD HORSES 1650€ 2 LAST SPACES 8 days - 7 nights - 6 days trail riding in Portugal
    - Azores AZORES : ATLANTIS & GREEN ISLAND 2000€ 8 days - 7 nights - 6 days trail riding and visits
    - Portugal PORTUGAL: HORSE DRESSAGE & EQUESTRIAN WORK IN A GREAT COMFORT QUINTA 1495€ FLEXIBLE DATES & DURATION (FROM 3 NIGHTS) 4 to 7 days - 3 to 6 nights - 1 or 2 lessons per day
    - Portugal PORTUGAL: DRESSAGE & PORTUGUESE RIDING 1505€ 7 days - 6 nights - 1 or 2 lessons per day