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Ride in the sun close to Lisbon

Ride in the sun close to Lisbon

Ride in the sun close to Lisbon Overview

Experience riding the famous Lusitano horse in an unspoilt area of Portugal less than 1hr from Lisbon. Half board is included in the price as well as a personalised riding programme designed especially for you. Choose from flat or jump lessons, cross counrty and hacking out through eucalyptus and pines trees, olive groves and rivers.

Day 1 Arrive into Lisbon airport where you will be collected and taken to your hotel accommodation, transfers are to be paid for directly in Euros. Lisbon is within easy access of many regional UK airports, if you have any problems finding flights just ask and we'll try to help you. You will stay in a traditional Portuguese hotel with en suite bedrooms and a swimming pool. This afternoon you will start your riding programme with an assessment, followed by a lesson (the stables are right next door to the hotel). Your Portuguese riding instructor is able to teach basic flat to advanced dressage lessons, for the more experienced riders show jumping and cross country is available. During your lessons you will enjoy learning how these amazing Lusitano horses move. Breakfast is included in the price and will be served in your hotel. You are able to purchase lunches directly at a number of local recommended restaurants in the area. Evening meals will be served in local restaurants and are included in the price. Day 2 After breakfast you have a full day of riding to look forward to. The riding programme is completely flexible and will be tailor made to suit you. Depending on your preference you can have a lesson in the morning followed by hack out in the afternoon, or a second lesson. Those who just want to enjoy the local scenery can hack in the morning and afternoon, with a break for lunch in the middle. The hacking routes vary. You will ride through eucalyptus, pine and cork trees, past corn fields and along the Tejo and Zezere rivers. For the more experienced riders a longer route will be offered where you will hack to Constância, a local historical village where you will stop for coffee. Day 3 - Day 7 Miminum stay is 2 nights although we have people staying for up to 14 nights. Choose your length of stay and your riding programme. Prices - April-October The price for a 3 day 2 night holiday in an en suite bedroom plus half board (breakfast and dinner) and riding is £245pp 3 nights is £355pp 4 nights is £465pp 5 nights is £575pp 6 nights is £685pp 7 nights is £795pp There is a single room supplement of £10 per night Special low season offer - 15 Nov 2015 - 01 March 2016, 1st person full price 2nd person half price Availability This holiday is available all year round. There is no set arrival/departure date, we will arrange the holiday to suit your flight times. Additional Information Maximum weight limit 90kg.
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Ride in the sun close to Lisbon by Gigi, 26 Nov 2019
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This was our third trip to Portugal at Antonio's place. We went this year to enjoy the riding and for Golega Horse Festival... read more

Ride in the sun close to Lisbon by Senior GG, 12 Jul 2018
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I am a returner to riding. It is almost fifty years since I rode regularly, so it was with some trepidation and a lot of ... read more

Ride in the sun close to Lisbon by Maddie, 30 Jun 2018
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Beautifully schooled & responsive horses, fantastic instruction from Antonio and a lovely place to stay (food, wine and sun!)... read more

Ride in the sun close to Lisbon by Janine, 18 Jan 2018
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I and a friend had five days of riding (lessons and hacks) in Portugal in the region north of Lisbon, on Lucitano horses... read more

Ride in the sun close to Lisbon by Kerry, 1 Sep 2017
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Absolutely brilliant holiday, can not wait to return! Antonio, his family and Ingrid could not have been more welcoming ... read more

Ride in the sun close to Lisbon by LTR, 17 Jul 2017
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I just wanted to say a massive thank you to Equestrian Escapes for an amazing trip to Portugal I have recently been on. ... read more

Ride in the sun close to Lisbon by GM, 9 Jul 2017
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After a break of a few years I discussed with Sarah what were the best options for me and the few days I had to take a break... read more

Ride in the sun close to Lisbon by Andar De, 19 May 2017
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Fantastic mix of really exciting hacking, including through the local town with a splash in the river, with in depth and ... read more

Ride in the sun close to Lisbon by Ian, 14 Jun 2016
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Spent a week riding Lusitano horses under the instruction of Antonio. Well trained horses with expert guidance from our ... read more

Ride in the sun close to Lisbon by Gill, 14 Apr 2016
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My daughter , grand daughter and I gravelled on Easter Saturday to Portugal for a 5 day riding holiday, I was a non rider... read more

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Ride in the sun close to Lisbon by Gigi, 26 Nov 2019
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This was our third trip to Portugal at Antonio's place. We went this year to enjoy the riding and for Golega Horse Festival... read more

Ride in the sun close to Lisbon by Senior GG, 12 Jul 2018
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I am a returner to riding. It is almost fifty years since I rode regularly, so it was with some trepidation and a lot of ... read more