Horse Riding Holidays



Discover the beauty of the Algarve on horseback! The AltaVista Lodge is situated just moments from the Costa Vincentina National Park, famous for its beautiful beaches and unspoilt countryside; it’s the perfect location to fall in love with riding. 

Whether you’re a seasoned rider or complete beginner, our horse riding adventures are perfectly tailored to get the most out of your time in the saddle and sun.


The Algarve is the perfect backdrop to your riding holiday! With incredible weather all year round, we have the most comfortable riding conditions in Europe. During the week you’ll explore our beautiful landscapes, unspoilt national parks, picturesque villages and not forgetting the stunning beaches. 

With carefully selected horses for their friendly characters and out-going amenability, all trained by our professional Horse Riding school, they are ready for a great weeks riding, no matter your level!

Our dedicated and friendly team of guides and instructors offer great tuition, getting beginners comfortable in their saddles and finding their stride to more advanced offering lessons in show jumping. With small groups we’ll match you with riders of the same level to ensure the best possible riding all week.


7 Hours in the Saddle: Beginners and Novice Riders

Our beginners horse riding holiday is ideal for those who’ve never ridden or looking to gain confidence in the saddle. With 3 days riding you’ll have plenty of time to discover your passion and a chance to try some of our other activities too!

Day 1:

We start off with a small group lesson to learn the principles of riding in the safety of the arena. Once you’re comfortable our guides will lead you on a beautiful country track through the local countryside. Two hours of riding to get your week started.

Day 2:

Following morning tuition to progress your riding, our guides will take you on our pathfinder ride. Our unspoilt tracks and trails through the countryside, with views of the Monchique mountain range, stunning landscapes and an abundance of lush flora lining the trails – it’s a brilliant three hour ride.

Day 3: 

Now you’re comfortable and confident in the saddle you’re ready to explore the Costa Vincentina National Park. A circular route takes you through the national forests to the west coast to explore the wild and beautiful beaches the Algarve is so famous for.  It’s a real adventure ride and the perfect end to your riding holiday. 


11 Hours in the Saddle for Intermediate and Advanced Riders

The Adventure horse riding holiday is ideal for those looking for exciting and varied trails with an expert guide. You’ll have a brilliant week exploring the wild and unspoilt landscapes of the Algarve.

Day 1: 

Our expert guides will pair you with the perfect horse for the week and head to Carrapateira on the west coast of the Algarve. You’ll explore the local villages and stunning scenery on this 3 hour ride to start your week in the saddle. 

Day 2:

Starting at our Horse Riding school, our Floresta Ride is one of our favourites. Riding through the national park of Barao Sao Joao, you’ll stop for a delicious picnic lunch under the towering pine trees before heading back on an unspoilt and hidden trail on this full day ride.

Day 3:

Starting in Vila do Bispo you’ll ride to the famous Cape St Vincent to take in the view at the most westerly point in Europe. The breath-taking cliffs drop dramatically into the sea. This was once believed to be the end of the world and it’s easy to see why! Watch as fishermen risk their lives at the water edge and take in the natural beauty of the wild west coast – the perfect end to your riding.

With comfortable riding temperatures all year round, our horse riding holidays aren’t just limited to the summer months – come discover the best riding spot in all of Europe!

Our Riding holidays are perfect for the solo traveller, friends, couples and families. We welcome all levels riders, with tailor made holidays for you.

Horse Riding Holidays include 3 days riding, if you’re looking for more hours in the saddle let us know. We can also arrange other brilliant activities including surfing, paddle boarding, wakeboarding, climbing and much more.


  • 7 Nights in our shared Garden Room or Private Poolside Room  
  • 7 delicious free breakfasts at our Lodge
  • 3 Days riding
  • Expert tuition and guiding
  • All riding equipment needed
  • Full use of Lodge facilities



CR-05-39-18-cs mountain biking portugal  (4 of 4) Roxy-Girls-beach-fun

Sunset at Sagres Lighthouse, Land's End, Algarve, Portugal


Book 7 nights and get 1 night accommodation FREE


Discovery Package - 7 nightsShared RoomPrivate Room each pers
Normal PriceOffer PriceNormal PriceOffer Price
Mar 340 € 320 € 375 € 350 €
Apr 375 € 350 € 410 € 380 €
May 375 € 350 € 410 € 380 €
Jun 410 € 380 € 445 € 410 €
Jul 480 € 445 € 515 € 475 €
Aug 480 € 445 € 515 € 475 €
Sep 445 € 410 € 480 € 440 €
Oct 410 € 380 € 445 € 410 €

Private room is based on 2 persons in a Poolside Room with twin beds or double bed.
Packages for other rooms on request. Free night offer applies to all rooms. Extra nights available.


Adventure Package - 7 nightsShared RoomPrivate Room each pers
Normal PriceOffer PriceNormal PriceOffer Price
Mar 420 € 400 € 455 € 430 €
Apr 455 € 430 € 490 € 460 €
May 455 € 430 € 490 € 460 €
Jun 490 € 460 € 525 € 490 €
Jul 595 € 560 € 560 € 590 €
Aug 595 € 560 € 560 € 590 €
Sep 525 € 490 € 530 € 520 €
Oct 490 € 460 € 525 € 520 €

Private room is based on 2 persons in a Poolside Room with twin beds or double bed. Free night offer applies to shared Garden Room or Private Poolside Room only. Extra nights available. Packages for other rooms on request.



We’ll get back to you within a couple of hours.

Want answers ASAP? Give us a call: +44 (0)1844 238638


Email Address*

Telephone number?

Quick Question?*



Which package are you interested in?  Surf Holidays
 Horse Riding Holidays
 Surf and Yoga Holidays
 Surf and Horse Riding Holidays
 Kitesurfing Holidays
 Yoga, Massage & Meditation Package
 Rock Climbing Holidays
 Other Activities - describe in notes below
 Accommodation Only
Level of expertise
Accommodation  Garden Room
 Poolside Private Double Rooms
 Poolside Private Twin Rooms
 Private Penthouse Double Room
 Private Ocean View Double Room
 Private Ocean View Twin Room
 Large Penthouse Room
 Lagos Private 1 Bedroom Apt A
 Lagos Private 1 Bedroom Apt B
 Lagos Private 2 Bedroom Apt
Arriving on
Departing on
Flexible on dates?
Number of males
Number of females
First Name*
Last Name*
After you sumbit your request, we will send you a confirmation. Please check your email.
We will contact you soon!


Visa Credit and Debit payments supported by Worldpay Visa Electron payments supported by Worldpay Mastercard payments supported by Worldpay Maestro payments supported by Worldpay JCB payments supported by Worldpay Worldpay Payments Processing