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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.

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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.

DISCOVER HORSE RIDING HOLIDAY

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:

2 hours of riding. We start off with a 1 hour 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:

2 hours of riding. 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 two hour ride.

Day 3: 

3 hours of riding. Now you’re comfortable and confident in the saddle you’re ready to explore the coastline and National Park on the Safari Ride. Bigger tracks with instruction on the way, you will ride through the national forests to the west coast and 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. 

Please note: Riding on beaches is not guaranteed.


ADVENTURE HORSE RIDING HOLIDAY

10 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: 

3 hours of riding. Coastal Safari. Our expert guides will pair you with the perfect horse and ride along the picturesque coast from Almadena to Luz to Burgau and back to the stables. You’ll explore the local villages and stunning scenery on this 3 hour ride to start your week in the saddle. 

Day 2:

5 hours of riding. 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 a different unspoilt and hidden trail on this full day ride, a total of 7 hours out.

Day 3:

2 hours of riding. Starting at the stables, you will go on the Pathfinder Ride to the village of Espiche, around abandoned farm land taking in beautiful and unspoilt scenery, and back to the stables – the perfect end to your riding.

Please note: Riding on beaches is not guaranteed.

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 and couples. We welcome all levels of 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.

HORSE RIDING PACKAGES INCLUDE:

  • 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

 

 

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Book 7 nights package and get 25€ discount

BEGINNERS – PRICE PER PERSON  BOOK NOW

Discover Package - 7 nightsShared RoomPrivate Room each pers
Normal PriceOffer PriceNormal PriceOffer Price
Apr 350 € 325 € 385 € 360 €
May 385 € 360 € 420 € 395 €
Jun 420 € 395 € 455 € 430 €
Jul 485 € 460 € 520 € 495 €
Aug 485 € 460 € 520 € 495 €
Sep 485 € 460 € 520 € 495 €
Oct 420 € 395 € 455 € 430 €

Private room is based on 2 persons in a Poolside Room with twin beds or double bed and shared shower room. Extra charge for single occupancy.
25€ discount applies to shared Garden Room or Poolside Room only. Extra nights available. Packages for Private room with private shower on request.

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED – PRICE PER PERSON  BOOK NOW

Adventure Package - 7 nightsShared RoomPrivate Room each pers
Normal PriceOffer PriceNormal PriceOffer Price
Apr 430 € 405 € 465 € 440 €
May 465 € 440 € 500 € 475 €
Jun 500 € 475 € 535 € 510 €
Jul 565 € 540 € 600 € 575 €
Aug 565 € 540 € 600 € 575 €
Sep 565 € 540 € 600 € 575 €
Oct 500 € 475 € 535 € 510 €

Private room is based on 2 persons in a Poolside Room with twin beds or double bed and shared shower room. Extra charge for single occupancy.
25€ discount applies to shared Garden Room or Poolside Room only. Extra nights available. Packages for Private room with private shower on request.

 

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