Horse Riding in Algarve

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Come join us for horse riding in Algarve! We offer riding in three locations! Whatever your riding level, we have the tour for you!

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    All about the Horse Riding in Algarve.

    Whether you are a beginner looking to ride for the first time, a rusty rider that needs a bit of a refresher, or an experienced rider in search of new and exciting trails, we have the perfect package for you! We offer a variety of riding classes and trails set in lush forests and even beachside rides that will surely be the highlight of your holiday in Portugal! 

     

    Riding can be done all year round, and each season is special in its own way. In the Spring you will be surrounded by wildflowers and beautiful vegetation. In the summer the tracks tend to be a bit more dry and hot, so we tend to ride in the early morning and late afternoon. the winter is a great time to ride as the rains cool down the surrounding lands and fresh greenery pops up at every turn! There is also a wealth of wildlife along the way, including a variety of birds you won’t find anywhere else, including flamingos and storks!

    Not sure what level you are? Here are some tips so that we can help you plan the most suitable experience:

     

    BEGINNERNOVICEADVANCED NOVICE
    • have never been on a horse
    • have been on a horse with instructor
    • not familiar with basic equine vocabulary
    • not able to prepare equipment
    • has developed a sitting and riding trot
    • know diagonals and how to canter
    • able to tighten the girth
    • able to ride out on one hour treks
    • able to untack under supervision and put on a head collar
    • able to perform basic grooming
    • able to ride independently
    • developing canter
    • able to use half halt reign effects
    • able to alter stirrups and tighten girth unaided
    • able to mount and dismount unaided
    • able to groom and tack unaided
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    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

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    1. from Almancil Beginners Experience

      A fun combination of riding lesson and a short ride out in nature! You will start with a 30 minute class and once you are confident on the horse, we will take you out into the forest for a leisurely trail ride!

    2. from Almancil Nature Ride

      Join us for a leaded riding 30 minute experience that is suitable for all ages! This is a trail for novice riders, so please check your experience level above.

    3. from Almancil Riding Treks

      Suited to novice riders who are quite confident on a horse, we will take you into the surrounding forests. We offer 1 hour riding treks

    4. from Almancil Riding Hacks

      If you are a novice advanced rider, you can join one of our riding hacks! We offer 1 hour hacks (50eur pp), 2 hour hacks (80eur pp) and also special sunset hacks in nature (2h30min – 100eur pp), This last option is really special as it  includes riding over the dunes with amazing views of the beach, and a delicious picnic supper!

    5. from Almancil Pony Experience

      If you would like to get a bit of a break and treat your children to an unforgettable pony experience, you’ve come to the right place! Accompanied by highly qualified instructors, we can offer your children a single riding experience on a pony, or even a full pony experience in which they will learn to trot and care for a pony!

      Introductory ride – 15 minutes in duration – 20eur pp

      Pony Club – 3h30min – 55eur pp

    6. from Albufeira 2 hour Riding Trek

      Our Albufeira Riding Center offers breathtaking riding along the Salgados Lagoon and Natural Reserve, with a vast array of surrounding wildlife and lovely landscapes, particularly along the sand dunes fo Praia Grande! We welcome all riding levels, so even of you are a beginner, our riding trail is quite easy and fun for all ages! 

    7. from Lagos Pony Experience

      A fun filled 20 minute experience in which your little ones will get atop one of our ponies for a ride they will never forget!

    8. from Lagos Restaurant Ride

      This is a wonderful 3 hour riding experience with a stop for lunch in a lovely traditional restaurant! Chef Sandra at Solar do Pincho will whip up some local delicacies, accompanied by a refreshing glass of green wine or beer!

    9. from Lagos Picnic Ride

      A four hour riding experience where we will take you to Barragem da Bravura lake for a refreshing swim (weather permitting of course!). Our staff will meet you there with a picnic basket filled with yummy treats to enjoy by the water.

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